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CES 2009: D-Link combines router, NAS device, and photo frame in one device. Also releases 450Mbps 802.11n router.

D-Link jumps into the CES fray with two new routers that definitely stand out, one for its versatility and the other for its (potential) speed.The Xtreme N DIR-685 is a 802.
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D-Link jumps into the CES fray with two new routers that definitely stand out, one for its versatility and the other for its (potential) speed.

The Xtreme N DIR-685 is a 802.11n router at its heart, but it also comes with an undisclosed capacity for network attached storage (NAS) and a 3.2-inch LCD for displaying digital photos. The device has a pair of USB ports that use D-Link's SharePort technology to let any computer on your network easily access printers or external drives connected to the router. NAS features include UPnP server capabilities, a BitTorrent client, and a built-in FTP server for remote access to files stored on the DIR-685.

Promising that it will be the fastest router on the market when it hits in the second quarter of 2009, D-Link has introduced the Xtreme N 450 Dual Band Router, which should be the first 802.11n router with a maximum throughput of 450Mbps instead of 300Mbps. The company claims the device's speed bump is thanks to the latest wireless chip design. It also comes with a SharePort-compatible USB port, and can operate simultaneously in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz channels.

Both routers make use of D-Link Green technology, which can adjust power usage according to factors like cable length and port activity and can shut down the device according to your scheduling. Pricing for either unit has not yet been announced.

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