D-Link Reveals Amplifi Suite Of Home Networking Products

If there's one thing that'll get one's attention, it's a snazzy tagline. And D-Link has one. The company has just released their new Amplifi family of home networking solutions, including the HD Media Router 1000 with HD Fuel (DIR-657) for managing high bandwidth HD traffic and streaming, the Whole Home Router 1000 (DIR-645) and Wi-Fi Booster (DAP-1525) with exclusive SmartBeam technology for pushing wireless signals into the farthest corners of homes to deliver whole home coverage, and PowerLine 500 products (DHP-500AV, DHP-501AV, DHP-540) for adding bandwidth over existing electrical wiring.

The  Amplifi HD Media Router 1000 with HD Fuel automatically manages traffic flow and optimizes broadband connections to give priority to high-bandwidth entertainment, allowing consumers to watch streaming content on their Boxee Box by D-Link, play online video games with Xbox 360 or make Skype calls without the lags or glitches found with standard routers. Definitely a boon for those with bandwidth issues.

The IPv6-ready Whole Home Router 1000 features up to 300 Mbps speed, four Gigabit Ethernet ports, advanced QoS bandwidth prioritization, SharePort Plus for sharing USB devices such as printers or security cameras, and 128-bit security encryption with advanced Wi-Fi Protected Setup for a secure, plug-and-play home network.

D-Link’s PowerLine 500 products use a building’s existing electrical wiring to deliver secure, fast connectivity to otherwise hard-to-reach places, such as a basements or attics. With the PowerLine AV 500 Adapter (DHP-500AV), PowerLine 500 Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-501AV), and the PowerLine AV 500 four-port Gigabit Switch (DHP-540), there are no cables to run, holes to drill or wireless signals to configure. Easily plug, play and transform any conventional power outlet into a fully-functioning Ethernet port and your entire home or small office into a wall-to-wall network.

As for pricing? All of them will be available soon for between $99.99 and $199.99. 
Via:  D-Link
Tags:  Router, Dlink, Networking
omegadraco 3 years ago

Catchy name... It is interesting that they specifically say that this router is IPv6 ready most routers already support IPv6 addresses on the WAN port while the LAN ports use the IPv4 standards still. The prices sound reasonable for higher end consumer level equipment.

Jamie_1318 3 years ago

I've seen much better hardware for the price. At that price I expect full dual band 300mb/s (600mb/s) and gigabit ethernet, and a USB port. All the other features come standard on almost any modern router. Personally, I loath powerline networking with a passion. it does nasty thing with your house's power circuits, which interferes with wi-fi, disrupts your computer I/O operations, wreaks havoc on the power supply, and causes EMF 100 times more potent than the wi-fi that parents are currently trying to get banned from school. besides which it is expensive considering that wi-fi can connect as many computers as you want at a quarter of the price without the side-effects. rather than the 20$ a computer and the 120$ router

omegadraco 3 years ago

[quote user="Jamie_1318"]I've seen much better hardware for the price.[/quote]

This is true I have also seen higher end networking equipment for around the same price. There pricing structure just seems reasonable to me.

I would totally agree with you about anything that runs over your power line unless your house wiring is perfect it does not work properly. Plus it adds some interference on your powerline which could effect your other electronic devices.

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