D-Link's upgrade to the Wireless N range with the DIR-632 has melded the typical 8-port switch with the high-speed wireless router to create one device to link together the home network.
With home improvement pushing toward digital controls and home networking under the likes of Control4 and Powerline connections, networking companies like D-Link are expanding their products to meet the rising demand for connectivity.
The DIR-632, directed at homes and small offices rather than big offices that would already feature large port switches, provides wireless networking for high-speed Internet while offering an additional eight 10/100 LAN Ports and one 10/100 WAN Port for physical connections with the maximum networked speed.
Security with WPA and WPA2 encryption and dual active firewalls mean that data is protected, while coverage is expanded by the two 'intelligent' antennae that eliminate dead spots around the home environment.
Additional features including parental controls for children's Internet access, Wi-Fi protection and Shareport for printer and flash drive sharing.
The D-Link DIR-632 Wireless N 8-Port Router runs at an RRP of $129.95