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D-Link First Networking Company to Offer Popular Desktop Utilities to Monitor Draft 802.11n Wi-Fi® Network Activity



FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California.— D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for business and consumers, today announced its award-winning Draft 802.11n Xtreme N™ Router (DIR-655) now allows users to monitor network performance through the use of Yahoo!® Widgets.

D-Link is the first networking company to support the Yahoo! Widgets utilities for home networking products.

D-Link’s addition of the popular desktop tools demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to maintain Xtreme N networking as best in class, said Daniel Kelley, marketing director for D-Link Systems, Inc.

The ’D-Link Network Monitor’ Widget will display key network performance data for Internet, WLAN, and LAN connections. Over 30 types of network data are easily viewable from the widget, including number of networked devices, security settings and much more.

“We’re excited to offer Yahoo! Widgets as an added value to our customers,” said Kelley. “Computer users that understand the power available to them through our Xtreme N routers will be eager to use these tools to keep performance at its peak.”

Yahoo! Widgets provide users access to more than 4,800 desktop applications that allow them to stay current with a live, at-a-glance view of their favorite Internet information and services, PC performance and the status of peripheral computer components such as an Xtreme N network.

To get the ’D-Link Network Monitor’ Widget, visit or download directly from the Yahoo! Widget Gallery by visiting and searching the gallery for ’D-Link’. Users will also need to update their Xtreme N Router with the latest firmware available from the D-Link Support Site at

Powered by Xtreme N technology and equipped with three external antennas, the DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router provides superior wireless coverage for larger homes and offices, or for users running bandwidth-intensive applications. When connected to a cable or DSL modem, it provides high-speed Internet access to multiple computers, game consoles, and media players. The DIR-655 creates a secure wireless network to share photos, files, music, videos, printers, and network storage, and includes a 4-port 10/100/1000 Gigabit switch that connects Gigabit wired devices for enjoying lag-free network gaming and faster file transfers.

Price and Availability

Firmware (1.05 or later) to enable the Yahoo! Widget for the D-Link Xtreme N router is free of charge and now available and posted on The DIR-655, with an MSRP of $179.99, can be found throughout D-Link network of retail outlets and at its online store,


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