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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Wi-Fi Draft-n Gear

Most 802.11n-like products available today are considered draft-n products; they are built to the 802.11n specification as it stands today. These products are not yet certified and carry no guarantees they will be compatible with the final, ratified standard. Earlier iterations of next-generation Wi-Fi were billed as pre-n products, but these are essentially 802.11g products that include MIMO. They often are not compatible with draft-n products.



(WRT300N) Wireless-N Router

Manufacturer: Linksys Inc. www.linksys.com
Features: Built to the 802.11n draft specification, Wireless-N (WRT300N) offers speeds up to 12-times faster than the Linksys Wireless-G router, and has a range of up to four-times farther. It provides for both mixedmode operation and backward compatibility with 802.11g and 802.11b. The MIMO-enabled router supports simultaneous Web surfing, multiple streams of high-definition video, digital music and VoIP.
MSRP: $149.99



Xtreme N Gigabit Router

Manufacturer: D-Link Systems Inc. www.dlink.com
Features: The draft-n D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router is designed for consumers, small businesses and gamers who need high-speed Internet across multiple PCs, game consoles and other digital devices such as streaming media adapters. It includes MIMO and QoS technology that automatically prioritizes high-bandwidth, latency-sensitive wireless data traffic allowing users to experience smooth streaming HD video, lag-free gaming and jitter-free VoIP. The Xtreme N router is also ships with Gigabit LAN/WAN ports.
MSRP: $199.99



Xtreme N Notebook Adapter

Manufacturer: D-Link Systems Inc. www.dlink.com
Features: The D-Link Xtreme N Notebook Adapter provides a draft-n client for laptops to allow the user to take fuller advantage of the MIMO/draft-n throughput improvements.
MSRP: $141.99



N1 Wireless Router

Manufacturer: Belkin Corp. www.belkin.com
Features: The N1 Wireless Router is based on MIMO and Atheros XSPAN technology that delivers up to six times the throughput of legacy 802.11g and 802.11a/g products, enabling a wider array of new consumer wireless applications such as multimedia streaming. It also features a network status display with icons representing each component of the network, indicating whether or not each device is working properly.
MSRP:
$149.99



Nfiniti Wireless-N Notebook Adapter

Manufacturer: Buffalo Technology www.buffalotech.com
Features: The Nfiniti Wireless-N Notebook Adapter provides a draft-n client for laptops to allow the user to take fuller advantage of the MIMO/draft-n throughput improvements.
MSRP:
$119



Nfiniti Wireless Router and Access Point

Manufacturer: Buffalo Technology www.buffalotech.com
Features:
This draft-n AP with MIMO is 12-times faster and four-times greater in range than standard 802.11g. It features the AirStation One-Touch Secure System for setup. It also automatically detects and sets up the cable or DSL Internet connection and comes with security. The AP works seamlessly with the Nintendo DS Wi-Fi connection and is designed to stream HD video, voice and music.
MSRP:
$149



Wireless N-Draft Access Point

Manufacturer: TRENDnet www.trendnet.com
Features:
The 300mbps Wireless N Draft Access Point offers MIMO-enhanced data rates up to 300mbps. It is 802.11n/b/g 2.4GHz access point that features WEP and WPA encryption for secured wireless data transmission. It also allows users to extend the wireless network by adding additional APs.
MSRP: $149.99

Links
Belkin Components www.belkin.com
Buffalo Technology www.buffalotech.com
D-Link Systems Inc. www.dlink.com
Linksys Inc. www.linksys.com
TRENDnet www.trendnet.com

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