Dir-665 Xtreme N450 – A High Performance Router for Smooth Gaming and Video Streaming

DIR-665 D-Link Xtreme N450 is the first D-Link router with N450 label which means the router delivers the speeds of up to 450Mbps (in ideal conditions) by adopting the 3×3 MIMO technology which uses three distinct data streams to enable very fast data transfer rates. Computers which are embedded with 450Mbps wireless adapter enabled, such as the laptops which are embedded with Intel Centrino 2 processor, can experience faster wireless speed and greater network mobility.

The DIR-665 is powered by the latest wireless technology 802.11n. The router includes 4-port Gigabit Switch you can use for connecting the computers with Gigabit NIC adapter enabled using UTP Cat5e standards. High speed wired connection is ideal for high-intensive bandwidth applications such as multiplayer gaming, large file transfer and video streaming applications.

However, if you just need to build a wireless network for Internet sharing and other simple networking tasks such as print-sharing and document sharing, you don’t need this Dir-665 router. You can consider Belkin-Share router that enable you to share broadband Internet sharing and with the built-in USB port – you can enable a USB printer to be accessible by other users on the network easily. Belkin with Print-Gennie app allows you to configure the printer (connected to the router USB port) to share to the network easily.

Selectable Dual-Band and HD Fuel Technology

Unlike its competitor TEW691 wireless 450Mbps gigabit router which uses single 2.4 GHz frequency band, DIR-665 D-Link Xtreme N450 is powered by dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) you can select. The drawback with the selectable dual-band over simultaneous dual-band is that you cannot work with multiple wireless devices which operate in mixed frequency bands (both 2.4 and 5 GHz) in a time. But with single 5 GHz band in a time, the router provides much clearer band and less interference which is ideal for high-intensive bandwidth applications.

For gaming experiences and HD video streaming, you can select the 5 GHz radio band for cleaner band and less interference (from other wireless devices which operated in 2.4 GHz band). And with the additions of superior HD Fuel and Intelligent QoS Prioritization technologies, make your gaming and HD media streaming more enjoyable. You can provide prioritization for time-sensitive online traffic, such as smooth video streaming, responsive gaming, and smooth VoIP calls with this Intelligent QoS technology.

Advanced Network Security

DIR-665 D-Link Xtreme N450 router supports the dual firewall feature (Network address translation and Stateful packet inspection) to help prevent any types of internet threats such as hackers. And to allow traveler users create secure tunneling to your network, the router supports VPN Pass-through / Multi-sessions PPTP / L2TP / IPSec. For wireless connection security, the DIR-665 supports the latest industrial wireless security WPA/WPA2 to helps protect the un-authorized access.

Green Technology

DIR-665 D-Link Xtreme N450 is an eco-friendly router which is designed to help conserve energy, reduce waste byusing recyclable packaging to help protect our environment from harmful substances, and other eco-friendly green technology features including:

  • The router is designed to detect the ports with no link and bring them down, no power consumed. This helps to save the power.
  • Each different Ethernet cable lengths consume different power output. Traditionally the system supply the same power to different cable length
  • Energy star compliant

Network Management

Each of the client computers connecting to the network must be configured with a unique private IP address to allow them communicate each other and to access the internet. Configuring manually each of the computers with a static IP address is prone to the mistyping that can cause the connection problem. However, the router supports the DHCP server feature that takes care of the complexity of providing the IP address automatically to all the client computers in the network. This reduces the administration overhead in providing the IP address configuration to all the computers in the network.

One of the advantages of having the wireless network in home is apparent, no wires needed. With your XBOX console, you can install a wireless XBOX adapter to allow you play games at the comfort of your living room without the clutter of the wires. With your laptop, you can surf the internet and read the email messages by your poolside. With DIR-665 Xtreme N450, you can build your high-performance network in homes easily.

Supporting mostly OS including Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP SP2, or Mac OS® X (v10.4), DIR-665 is an ideal solution for high-performance home networking or small business environments.

By Ki Grinsing

Internet Marketing Product Reviews – Thinking on Shopping and Product Reviews and Internet Marketing

How can you tell when an online Internet Marketing Review is legitimate or not? Just because someone says that a certain software is the best one to make you a million dollars does not mean it is. After all, most of the Internet marketing product review sites allow people to post using “fake names” or handles, like Starlifter7 or WookieMan or some such non-sense.

How can you tell if the person is not reviewing their own product or engaging in the ultimate form of “buzz marketing” tactics, which by the way is now illegal says the FTC, as it is just another form of hype or false and misleading advertising. So, while I have you here reading this article, let me discuss the actual websites that do “Internet Product Reviews” and explain what I have found.

First, when someone tells you that they made a million dollars and they are going to sell you their secret formula, a word to the wise. If they were making a million dollars using their methods, why on Earth would they share it with you, as they could easily double their efforts to make two-million or triple their efforts to make three. See that point? You should.

Second, if a person does not leave their name, then their book review, software review, product review or business opportunity review cannot be taken as 100% factual, and you ought to know by now that you cannot believe everything you read on the Internet – ever heard the famous quote:

You can believe none of what you hear, half of what you read and most of what you see”

Well, where does that leave us on the Internet? In that you are reading it, so that takes it down to 50% legit right there, and those are not good odds when you are reading online product reviews about internet marketing products in some shopping and product review website, no matter how legit the actual site is. Because it’s the actual review from the so-called or pretenda-consumer that you are reading.

Third, often competitors will go online and trash products and write up reviews claiming faulty products, bad service, poor delivery, or simply bad mouth the product. Well, obviously that happens too. All in all, I’d give the internet product reviews and overall rating of 30% factual, and to me that just is not worthy of my risk. So, if you like me go online before you buy, consider that what you are reading is not necessarily the real deal, the whole truth or written by some consumer god. Think on this.

How Will the Battle of Apple V Android Affect Mobile Marketing?

Android is devouring market share at an alarmingly rapid pace on its way to the top of the mobile OS world, but, if you’re at all interested in mobile trends, you probably already knew that. But while Android continues to conquer, what you may not realize is how significantly this trend could affect what have become common practices among advertisers and businesses that want to take advantage of the new media frontier. As Android’s growth outpaces Apple’s, even after the release of the iPhone 4 just months ago, the once commonplace question for brands getting started with mobile marketing-native app, or mobile website?-no longer seems fitting for the state of the mobile market.

Those who built iPhone apps (instead of mobile websites) early on to capitalize on the remarkable growth of the market, are now, when it comes to market share, bound to Apple’s fate as the competition intensifies. To better articulate the problem with building native apps while the mobile market remains fragmented, let me first provide a little background information. The biggest barrier to Apple’s growth at this time, and what is empowering Android to snatch up more of the market, is that the distribution channels for the iPhone are very limited. In the U.S, AT&T isstillthe only wireless carrier that sells the iPhone. After months of rumors of a Verizon iPhone in the works, AT&T remains thesolecarrier to provide service for the iPhone and, therefore, Apple’s only distribution channel. Meanwhile, Android devices are available through any major carrier in the U.S., including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, which makes the Android platform available to many more mobile users. That means, despite the wild popularity of the iPhone, unless, and until Apple can work out deals with other major U.S. carriers for distributing the device, iOS will keep bumping into the ceiling when it comes to global market share. And so will advertisers that have hitched their wagon to the iPhone star.

Whether or not Apple takes the steps necessary to recover market share (such as broadening the iPhone’s distribution channels), in the meantime marketers need to start re-evaluating their strategies for moving forward on the mobile web. In the past, a device-centric marketing campaign wasn’t necessarily a bad approach-prior to the rise of the Android operating system, and its adoption by consumers and carriers alike, iPhone owners were the audience worth targeting, whether through mobile advertising or developing a branded app native to the iOS platform.

But businesses that released iPhone apps early on may not have realized how much that choice would limit their exposure in the months and years to come. Today, it has become critical for advertisers to consider market (and audience) segmentation when weighing mobilization options. And in many cases, unless there is some circumstantial reason to consider iPhone owners a more qualified audience, or one with more buying power, it’s hard to make the case for an iPhone app, which will cost more to develop and ultimately reach less than a quarter of all mobile users.

If the current trends are any prediction, the mobile market will remain fragmented, as each platform grows and progresses separately from others. This means, for advertisers and businesses that want to overcome market segmentation and reach mobile users on all platforms, the best option currently available is website mobilization. Though there are some situations where building an app can be advantageous to advertisers, when it comes to today’s mobile market, to make your business accessible to the broadest audience, website mobilization is clearly the best solution. With a mobile web site, marketers, businesses and individuals can work around platform fragmentation problems, and start engaging the broader audience.