D-Link® 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless Adapter Now Available

D-Link's Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter Provides Easy Upgrade for Existing Notebooks or PCs to Faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi Performance

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. - Nov. 13, 2012 - D-Link today announced the availability of its latest Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter (DWA-182), enabling consumers to upgrade their existing laptops and desktop computers with powerful wireless AC technology. Offering next-generation wireless speeds and broader coverage, the Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter is ideal for today's high-bandwidth gaming and HD streaming applications, providing intelligent, versatile, interference-free bandwidth that is perfect for any current wireless network and even better when combined with an 802.11ac router.

Delivering the next generation of Wi-Fi to your notebook or desktop computer for today's demanding networking applications, the D-Link® Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter provides fast and reliable wireless speeds and reduced Wi-Fi interference to maximize throughput for faster downloading, streaming, gaming and VoIP calling. For added flexibility, this adapter is backwards compatible with previous generation 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi standards, ensuring current products and networks do not become obsolete. Simply plug the adapter into an available USB port and wirelessly connect to a network to access a secure, high-speed internet connection. In addition, it comes with a USB cradle for optimal ease-of-use and flexible placement for best performance.

"Consumers want an easy-to-use wireless adapter that not only provides optimal speed and coverage, but one that also supports future network performance," said Ken Loyd, director, consumer products, D-Link Systems, Inc. "The Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter addresses these requirements and delivers next-generation AC technology to existing laptops and desktop computers to provide intelligent, versatile and superior interference-free bandwidth - ideal for HD video streaming with no buffering or ultra fast downloads on the cleaner, interference-free 5GHz band."

More Information on 802.11ac Technology

802.11ac is a new wireless networking standard that offers much faster data speeds than the current 802.11n, at up to one gigabit per second, by sending multiple simultaneous streams of data from access points to devices. Promising easier set up, faster speeds and greater coverage, 802.11ac is ideal for flawless HD video streaming, speedy downloading, faster gaming, and lag-free Skype™ and Facetime calls, all with less Wi-Fi interference for smooth, superior performance.

More about the Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter

The Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter delivers a range of performance and security features, including:

· Wireless AC Technology for Superior Wireless Performance - Wi-Fi 802.11ac

· Dual Band N Technology for use in 2.4GHz or 5GHz Networks

· Compatible with Existing Wi-Fi Networks (a/g/n)

· Access Secure Networks using WPA™ or WPA2™

· Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) Push Button for Easy Connection to a Wireless Network

· USB Extension Cradle for Placement Flexibility

Availability and Pricing

The D-Link Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter (DWA-182) is now available at Amazon.com and Newegg.com for the price of $69.99 and at retailers in late November. More information about the Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter (DWA-182) is available on D-Link's website.

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit www.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink).

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