D -LINK® ANNOUNCES FAULT TOLERANT WIRELESS MESH ACCESS POINTS FOR NETWORK SCALABILITY

The Meshed Wireless Local Area Network (MWLAN) products will allow business, government, and education to build robust, fault tolerant dual band 802.11 wireless links that enable automatic topology learning and dynamic path configuration.

Fountain Valley, CA, November 9, 2005 - D -Link, the end to end networking solutions provider for consumers and business, today announced the planned addition of new wireless mesh networking access points to its award -winning AirPremierTM line of business -class wireless solutions. The Meshed Wireless Local Area Network (MWLAN) products will allow business, government, and education to build robust, fault tolerant dual band 802.11 wireless links that enable automatic topology learning and dynamic path configuration. The MWLAN access points enable a redundant peer -based wireless architecture that can be used for delivering reliable 802.11a wireless backhaul connectivity while simultaneously supporting 802.11g client connections and traffic.


"D -Link is pleased to be one of the first premiere vendors to offer scalable, business -class wireless mesh networking products," said AJ Wang, chief technology officer for D -Link. "Mesh networking technology will further enable our business customers to deploy redundant, self -configuring, and auto -healing wireless networks with wider coverage capability and lower overall deployment costs."

The versatile operating modes of the D -Link MWLAN dual -band access points will enable multiple wireless configurations and include the following modes: Access Point, Wireless Distribution System (WDS), WDS with Access Point, and Auto Topology. The D -Link MWLAN access points will come equipped with a 10/100Mbps 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) LAN port, two removable high gain antennas, transmit power adjustment capabilities, load balancing, support for up to 16 SSIDs, guest VLAN support, and the ability to disable SSID broadcasts.

The D -Link MWLAN access points will also incorporate enhanced security and management features. The access points will support MAC address filtering as well as both Pre -Shared Key and Enterprise versions of WPA (WiFi Protected Access) and WPA2. The MWLAN access points can be managed over the network with administrative access through SNMP, telnet, or SSH.

About D -Link
D -Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D -Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D -Link U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708. Phone (800) 326 -1688 or (714) 885 -6000; FAX (866) 743 -4905; Internet www.dlink.com.

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