D-Link's DIR-412 3.5G Wireless Router Spreads WWAN Love Over Wi-Fi
The portable router ships with 802.11n functionality, which essentially enables users to plug in their WWAN modem and then distribute that signal to any device with a Wi-Fi chip. You'll obviously see a significant slow down if you try to connect to many users to a single connection, but it definitely has merit in a pinch. No price or release date is mentioned, but with CES just around the bend, we're guessing it'll be sooner rather than later.
D-Link Unveils New 3.5G Wireless Router
DUBAI, UAE, December 16/PRNewswire/ -- D-Link Middle East, the end-to-end computer network solutions provider for consumer and businesses, today announced the release of the DIR-412 3.5G Wireless Router. The router allows users to access and share worldwide mobile broadband.
The DIR-412 is a compact 3.5G router that allows users to share a 3.5G Internet connection through a secure, high-speed wireless network when a 3.5G USB adapter is attached to the device. Built with Wireless N 150 technology, this device offers increased speed and range, and can also connect to a DSL/cable modem to serve as a primary or backup link. In addition, the DIR-412 supports WAN failover to ensure uninterrupted connection by automatically connecting users to a 3.5G network if the WAN connection is lost.
"The DIR-412 is excellent for situations where conventional forms of network access are less than convenient," said
Harrison Albert, Regional Sales Director at D-Link Middle East. "With the transition to wireless, this device provides users with an affordable 3.5G option that is also highly dependable."
The DIR-412 also offers advanced network security with WPA/WPA2 encryption, and it provides flexible coverage with multiple frequency support. Users can quickly set up connection to new devices by pressing the WPS button, which is located at the top of the router. Additionally, the DIR-412 utilizes dual-active firewalls (SPI and NAT) to prevent potential attacks and intrusions from across the Internet.
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