The RangeBooster N Router from D-Link combines the functions of a Cable/DSL router and a wireless access point into one compact device. The router allows you to share your Internet connection between several computers that can connect via the 802.11n wireless protocol or via any of four wired RJ-45 Ethernet ports. The router is also fully backwards compatible with legacy 802.11g, 802.11a, and 802.11b devices.
The router also features a firewall to protect you from malicious software that can attack your computer from the Internet, as well as wireless security to ensure that your data remains private. These features make the wireless router a great way to add wireless access to your home network.
Wired and Wireless Connections
In addition to providing wireless capabilities, the router has four standard 10/100Mbps RJ-45 Ethernet ports to allow you to connect computers and devices that do not have a wireless card installed. This gives you the ability to simply plug in your desktop computer to the router while accessing your network wirelessly via your laptop.
The draft 802.11n protocol allows for data rates of up to 12 times the speed of standard 802.11g networks. The router is also fully backwards compatible with the older 54Mbps 802.11a/g and 11Mbps 802.11b protocols; and up to four devices can be connected via wired RJ-45 connections at 100Mbps.
Firewall and Network Security
The router features a powerful firewall to help protect your computer against malicious attacks that often target computers connected to the Internet. Additionally the router features network security to protect your data as it is transmitted wirelessly, ensuring that outsiders can't access your private data.
The device can operate on either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz band. The 5GHz band is used less than its 2.4GHz counterpart, allowing you to use this device in environments where wireless traffic is congested.
In the Box
D-Link RangeBooster N Dual Band Router
Software CD-ROM with Installation Wizard and Product Documentation