D-Link Adds Wireless Broadband Router/Access Point To Award Winning D-Link Air Product Line

- Built in Hardware Firewall Protects All Computers from Outside

Intruders

- Share your Cable/DSL Internet Access

- Integrated Access Point with High Speed 11Mb Wireless LAN Connection



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from D-Link

    IRVINE, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link, an Award Winning Designer,
 Developer and Manufacturer of Networking, Data Communications and Digital
 Electronic Technologies for the Digital Home, Small to Medium Business (SMB)
 and Workgroup to Enterprise Environments, announced today the addition of the
 DI-711 Wireless Home DSL/Cable Router & Access Point + 10/100 Ethernet Port to
 its Award Winning Line of D-Link Air Wireless Products.  Targeted at the Home
 user or the Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), the D-Link DI-711 is the easiest,
 most affordable and most secure way to share a high-speed DSL/Cable Internet
 connection over a Wireless LAN.
     (http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010327/DLINKLOGO )
     The D-Link DI-711 provides the safety and security of a natural hardware
 firewall and the ability to share a single Internet connection -- all with the
 ease of wireless networking.  The D-Link DI-711's port blocking, and packet
 filtering features as well as its ability to disguise local users Internet
 Protocol (IP) addresses, stop hackers and other intruders before they can get
 to the PC. The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) services allow
 multiple PCs access to the Internet by distributing a unique IP Address to
 each user.  The IEEE 802.11b compliant wireless access point function builds
 infrastructure for the network, while at the same time extending the reach of
 the network communications capability.
     "It is perfect for the home user because it provides shared Internet
 access while delivering excellent hardware firewall protection," said Steven
 Joe President of D-Link.  "This is a 1-port version of our award winning DI-
 713 made for users with only one or two PCs or for a multiple PC environment
 where a hub or switch is already in place."
     The D-Link DI-711 functions as an IEEE 802.11b compliant wireless
 residential gateway by providing two levels of firewall protection. First, it
 masks local users' IP addresses from others on the Internet making it much
 more difficult for a hacker to target a machine on your network.  Second, it
 can block and redirect certain ports to limit the services that outside users
 can access.  Also, the user can open specific ports to ensure that games and
 other Internet applications will run properly.
     In addition to the security provided by the D-Link DI-711's firewall
 feature, it has a single 10Mb Ethernet port for connection to a DSL Modem,
 Cable Modem, or other Broadband access device, which then can be shared
 through either the 10/100 Dual Speed Ethernet port or via its integrated
 wireless access point.  The built-in access point and integrated wireless
 router deliver important features of their own.
 
     Wireless Router
     --  Network Address Translation (NAT): No local computers are directly
         externally visible when using the DI-711, because the DI-711
         translates a single public IP address into private IP addresses for up
         to 252 users.
     --  Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server: Simply set client
         machines to accept a dynamically assigned IP address and the DI-711's
         integrated DHCP services assign these private IP address automatically
         to them on boot up, instantly connecting them to the LAN
     --  Virtual Private Networking (VPN): The DI-711 provides special pass
         through support for common VPN implementations including PPTP (Point
         to Point Tunneling Protocol), Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
         (PPPoE), and IPSec* (Secure Internet Protocol).
     --  Routing Information Protocol (RIP 1 and RIP 2): The Routing
         Information Protocol identifies the shortest route for data to travel
         from the sender to the receiver while taking the current state of the
         network into consideration.
     --  Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)/Expose Hosting: A DMZ setting can be applied
         to a single client behind the DI-711 to expose it to the Internet and
         ensure complete Internet application compatibility even if specific
         ports are not known.
     --  Virtual Server (VS): The D-Link DI-711 also has an extensive Virtual
         Server (VS) function that enables users to input ports in a specific
         configuration for specific networks needs. Many standard VS settings
         are already included for handling Web, SNMP, FTP and more.  Having
         automatic VS settings for the most popular services pre-configured
         makes the D-Link DI-711 easy to use and setup.
     --  User-Definable Application Sensing Tunnel: The User-Definable
         Application Sensing Tunnel feature allows the user to define the
         attributes to support special applications requiring multiple
         connections, such as Internet gaming, video conferencing, and Internet
         telephony.
 
     Wireless Access Point
     The built-in access point is an IEEE 802.11b compliant 11 Megabits per
 second (Mbps) Ethernet Wireless access point.  Once activated with the
 network, it provides Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) operation for
 wireless networks delivering transparent bridging and roaming capabilities.
 The access point function provides connections that build Infrastructure for
 the network or extends the reach of the network commutations capability. It
 enables full mobility and seamless roaming from cell to cell.  The range of
 coverage per cell for indoor use is up to 300 feet and up to 900 feet per cell
 for outdoor use.
     On a dynamic network connection, the D-Link access point will
 automatically obtain an IP address and forward additional IP's to multiple
 clients on the network.  The bandwidth data transmission rate can be set
 manually or it can be set on dynamic auto-sensing configuration. It is very
 compatible with multi-vendor environments that also meet the standards
 compliance for the IEEE 802.11b.
     The D-Link DI-711 wireless router with built in access point features a
 setup wizard for easy installation as well as a feature rich, web based
 configuration utility to give the ISP the ability to remotely assist the user
 and troubleshoot the configuration.
 
     Administration
     For ISP, BSP, DLEC, and Cable Company distribution, the D-Link DI-711 can
 be configured with two levels of administrative control. Effectively it
 creates a separation between the provider's and user's networks to localize
 the effects of any local user's network settings and give the added benefit of
 NAT support to simplify the assignment and number of IP addresses on the
 provider's network.  Remote configuration serves as a platform to increase the
 effectiveness of a provider's customer support, enabling fast and powerful
 remote diagnosis.  Through the use of a single IP address, the user will
 additionally benefit from a single subnet, ensuring that as additional
 computers are provided with Internet access, they will still be able to
 network via TCP/IP locally, without needing any additional local gateways or
 routers.
 
     Price and Availability
     The D-Link DI-711 Wireless Router & Access Point + 1 10/100 Ethernet Port
 is available now through authorized retail, reseller, and distribution
 partners at $279 Manufacture Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) with a $249
 Estimated Street Price (ESP).
 
     True Networking Pioneer and Hardware Manufacturing Since 1986
     D-Link is a true designer, developer and manufacturer of networking
 products with R&D facilities in USA and Taiwan, and four major manufacturing
 plants in California, USA; Hsin-chu, Taiwan; Dong Guan Province, China; and
 Verna, India.  With more than 1,000,000 sq. ft of Manufacturing capacity, 2500
 employees, and the volume to deliver networking solutions at a price that the
 average computer user can afford, D-Link has become the largest manufacturer
 of Networking and Data Communications Products in the world.
     Today D-Link is also making a name for itself as the leading manufacturer
 of Digital Home Connectivity segments by bringing superior cutting edge
 technology at affordable prices to the Retail & Online Stores for the Home
 Market and Small Office Home Office Markets. D-Link has been profitable every
 year since its inception in 1986, and continues to grow at a rate that will
 allow the Company to experience continued prosperity. D-Link continues to
 focus on "Building Networks For People."
     D-Link is well positioned to grow well into the next millennium. D-Link
 U.S.A., Canadian, and Latin American headquarters are located at 53 Discovery,
 Irvine, CA, 92618. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (949) 788-0805; FAX (949) 753-7033;
 Internet www.dlink.com.
 
     * PPTP and IPSec support compatibility are dependant on the platform used.
 Free firmware upgrades will be provided as support for new VPN implementations
 is added.
 
 

SOURCE D-Link
    IRVINE, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link, an Award Winning Designer,
 Developer and Manufacturer of Networking, Data Communications and Digital
 Electronic Technologies for the Digital Home, Small to Medium Business (SMB)
 and Workgroup to Enterprise Environments, announced today the addition of the
 DI-711 Wireless Home DSL/Cable Router & Access Point + 10/100 Ethernet Port to
 its Award Winning Line of D-Link Air Wireless Products.  Targeted at the Home
 user or the Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), the D-Link DI-711 is the easiest,
 most affordable and most secure way to share a high-speed DSL/Cable Internet
 connection over a Wireless LAN.
     (http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010327/DLINKLOGO )
     The D-Link DI-711 provides the safety and security of a natural hardware
 firewall and the ability to share a single Internet connection -- all with the
 ease of wireless networking.  The D-Link DI-711's port blocking, and packet
 filtering features as well as its ability to disguise local users Internet
 Protocol (IP) addresses, stop hackers and other intruders before they can get
 to the PC. The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) services allow
 multiple PCs access to the Internet by distributing a unique IP Address to
 each user.  The IEEE 802.11b compliant wireless access point function builds
 infrastructure for the network, while at the same time extending the reach of
 the network communications capability.
     "It is perfect for the home user because it provides shared Internet
 access while delivering excellent hardware firewall protection," said Steven
 Joe President of D-Link.  "This is a 1-port version of our award winning DI-
 713 made for users with only one or two PCs or for a multiple PC environment
 where a hub or switch is already in place."
     The D-Link DI-711 functions as an IEEE 802.11b compliant wireless
 residential gateway by providing two levels of firewall protection. First, it
 masks local users' IP addresses from others on the Internet making it much
 more difficult for a hacker to target a machine on your network.  Second, it
 can block and redirect certain ports to limit the services that outside users
 can access.  Also, the user can open specific ports to ensure that games and
 other Internet applications will run properly.
     In addition to the security provided by the D-Link DI-711's firewall
 feature, it has a single 10Mb Ethernet port for connection to a DSL Modem,
 Cable Modem, or other Broadband access device, which then can be shared
 through either the 10/100 Dual Speed Ethernet port or via its integrated
 wireless access point.  The built-in access point and integrated wireless
 router deliver important features of their own.
 
     Wireless Router
     --  Network Address Translation (NAT): No local computers are directly
         externally visible when using the DI-711, because the DI-711
         translates a single public IP address into private IP addresses for up
         to 252 users.
     --  Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server: Simply set client
         machines to accept a dynamically assigned IP address and the DI-711's
         integrated DHCP services assign these private IP address automatically
         to them on boot up, instantly connecting them to the LAN
     --  Virtual Private Networking (VPN): The DI-711 provides special pass
         through support for common VPN implementations including PPTP (Point
         to Point Tunneling Protocol), Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
         (PPPoE), and IPSec* (Secure Internet Protocol).
     --  Routing Information Protocol (RIP 1 and RIP 2): The Routing
         Information Protocol identifies the shortest route for data to travel
         from the sender to the receiver while taking the current state of the
         network into consideration.
     --  Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)/Expose Hosting: A DMZ setting can be applied
         to a single client behind the DI-711 to expose it to the Internet and
         ensure complete Internet application compatibility even if specific
         ports are not known.
     --  Virtual Server (VS): The D-Link DI-711 also has an extensive Virtual
         Server (VS) function that enables users to input ports in a specific
         configuration for specific networks needs. Many standard VS settings
         are already included for handling Web, SNMP, FTP and more.  Having
         automatic VS settings for the most popular services pre-configured
         makes the D-Link DI-711 easy to use and setup.
     --  User-Definable Application Sensing Tunnel: The User-Definable
         Application Sensing Tunnel feature allows the user to define the
         attributes to support special applications requiring multiple
         connections, such as Internet gaming, video conferencing, and Internet
         telephony.
 
     Wireless Access Point
     The built-in access point is an IEEE 802.11b compliant 11 Megabits per
 second (Mbps) Ethernet Wireless access point.  Once activated with the
 network, it provides Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) operation for
 wireless networks delivering transparent bridging and roaming capabilities.
 The access point function provides connections that build Infrastructure for
 the network or extends the reach of the network commutations capability. It
 enables full mobility and seamless roaming from cell to cell.  The range of
 coverage per cell for indoor use is up to 300 feet and up to 900 feet per cell
 for outdoor use.
     On a dynamic network connection, the D-Link access point will
 automatically obtain an IP address and forward additional IP's to multiple
 clients on the network.  The bandwidth data transmission rate can be set
 manually or it can be set on dynamic auto-sensing configuration. It is very
 compatible with multi-vendor environments that also meet the standards
 compliance for the IEEE 802.11b.
     The D-Link DI-711 wireless router with built in access point features a
 setup wizard for easy installation as well as a feature rich, web based
 configuration utility to give the ISP the ability to remotely assist the user
 and troubleshoot the configuration.
 
     Administration
     For ISP, BSP, DLEC, and Cable Company distribution, the D-Link DI-711 can
 be configured with two levels of administrative control. Effectively it
 creates a separation between the provider's and user's networks to localize
 the effects of any local user's network settings and give the added benefit of
 NAT support to simplify the assignment and number of IP addresses on the
 provider's network.  Remote configuration serves as a platform to increase the
 effectiveness of a provider's customer support, enabling fast and powerful
 remote diagnosis.  Through the use of a single IP address, the user will
 additionally benefit from a single subnet, ensuring that as additional
 computers are provided with Internet access, they will still be able to
 network via TCP/IP locally, without needing any additional local gateways or
 routers.
 
     Price and Availability
     The D-Link DI-711 Wireless Router & Access Point + 1 10/100 Ethernet Port
 is available now through authorized retail, reseller, and distribution
 partners at $279 Manufacture Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) with a $249
 Estimated Street Price (ESP).
 
     True Networking Pioneer and Hardware Manufacturing Since 1986
     D-Link is a true designer, developer and manufacturer of networking
 products with R&D facilities in USA and Taiwan, and four major manufacturing
 plants in California, USA; Hsin-chu, Taiwan; Dong Guan Province, China; and
 Verna, India.  With more than 1,000,000 sq. ft of Manufacturing capacity, 2500
 employees, and the volume to deliver networking solutions at a price that the
 average computer user can afford, D-Link has become the largest manufacturer
 of Networking and Data Communications Products in the world.
     Today D-Link is also making a name for itself as the leading manufacturer
 of Digital Home Connectivity segments by bringing superior cutting edge
 technology at affordable prices to the Retail & Online Stores for the Home
 Market and Small Office Home Office Markets. D-Link has been profitable every
 year since its inception in 1986, and continues to grow at a rate that will
 allow the Company to experience continued prosperity. D-Link continues to
 focus on "Building Networks For People."
     D-Link is well positioned to grow well into the next millennium. D-Link
 U.S.A., Canadian, and Latin American headquarters are located at 53 Discovery,
 Irvine, CA, 92618. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (949) 788-0805; FAX (949) 753-7033;
 Internet www.dlink.com.
 
     * PPTP and IPSec support compatibility are dependant on the platform used.
 Free firmware upgrades will be provided as support for new VPN implementations
 is added.
 
 SOURCE  D-Link