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D-Link Intros new WiFi Range Extender
February 10, 2003

"D-Link's New Wireless DWL-800AP+ Extends the Range of Enhanced 802.11b Wireless Networks By Up To 50%", reports D-Link
Irvine, CA, February 18, 2003 -

D-Link, a worldwide leader in manufacturing of networking, Broadband and digital electronic technologies, today announced immediate availability of the first 802.11b+ 22Mbps
Wireless Range Extender and Access Point, the D-Link AirPlus DWL-800AP+.

The new D-Link Wireless Range Extender includes a repeater function to increase the wireless range in large homes and buildings. Operating in the 2.4GHz frequency range, D-Link's DWL-800AP+ is an access point with a
wireless repeating function that extends the range of the wireless network by up to 50%.

The D-Link AirPlus Wireless Range Extender provides a repeater signal when deployed in conjunction with either a wireless router or a second wireless access point. The repeater function allows the D-Link DWL-800AP+
to receive a signal from a wireless router or access point at up to 328 feet away and then to rebroadcast it to wireless clients on the outside
edge of the network, creating a stronger and faster connection for those clients. When set to run in the enhanced 802.11b mode on a D-Link AirPlus network, the DWL-800AP+ delivers even higher performance at greaterdistances.

"This D-Link range extender is a great way to drive the signal 50% further," said Steven Joe, President of D-Link. "The combination of low
price, high speed and an easy installation procedure make the Wireless Range Extender an exceptional value where any Wi-Fi network requires extra distance."

The repeater function of the AirPlus DWL-800AP+ supports wireless routers and access points in the D-Link AirPlus line of wireless networking products as well as the enhanced 802.11b+ side of the D-Link AirPro line of dual band products. When using the Wireless Range Extender as a repeater with D-Link AirPlus and




dual mode AirPro routers and access points, little configuration is necessary. Users simply plug in the device at the edge of the existing wireless network's range.

The D-Link AirPlus DWL-800AP+ is an enhanced 2.4GHz 802.11b wirelessaccess point that is easily setup and managed through a convenient web-based interface. MAC address authentication and 64/128/256-bit WEP
encryption are included to provide security for data and wirelesscommunications. The Wireless Range Extender has a high-performance
omni-directional detachable antenna as well as power and linkstatus/activity LEDs for at-a-glance diagnostics. The access point mode ofthe DWL-800AP+ is completely compatible with any IEEE 802.11b standardwireless client.

Price and Availability
The D-Link AirPlus DWL-800AP+ Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless Range Extender is available now through authorized retail, reseller, and distribution partners at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price MSRP of $99. The
D-Link DWL-800AP+ comes with a Three Year Warranty and absolutely FREE 24/7 Technical Support including software and firmware updates.

True Networking Pioneer and Hardware Manufacturing Since 1986 Ranked by BusinessWeek as one of the top 100 Information technology companies, D-Link is the worldwide leader and award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to
Enterprise environments. With more than a million square feet of manufacturing capacity and millions of Ethernet adapters, hubs and switch ports, manufactured and shipped.

D- Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. 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

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