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D-Link Unveils First Gigabit Gaming Router(TM); New D-Link Gaming Router Features GameFuel(TM) Priority Technologies to Minimize In-Game Lag for the Ultimate Online Gaming Experience.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Link, the global leader in consumer network connectivity, today announced the industry's first Gaming Router. The new D-Link GamerLounge(TM) wireless router (DGL-4300) features D-Link GameFuel technologies, a new intelligent packet processing engine integrated directly on the router, giving online games precedence for bandwidth over all other Internet applications, email and FTP transfers. The D-Link GamerLounge wireless router is also the first router to brandish four 1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports with up to 108Mbps 802.11g wireless connectivity for blazing fast LAN party and WLAN connections. Optimized for PC, Xbox(TM) and PlayStation(R)2 games, the D-Link GamerLounge wireless router provides gamers with increased control to maximize online performance for the ultimate "no lag" gaming experience.

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"Designed with gamers in mind, the GamerLounge router surpasses the high-performance demands of today's video games with the fusion of D-Link GameFuel technologies, Gigabit LAN ports and up to 108Mbps WLAN connectivity," said Steven Joe, president and CEO of D-Link. "When playing an online game where every millisecond counts, gamers need the fastest router available to give them a competitive edge."

Exclusively featuring D-Link GameFuel priority technologies, the D-Link GamerLounge wireless router gives precedence to gaming traffic for the ultimate online gaming experience. The GameFuel technologies enable superior multitasking to each device on the network to perform heavy data transfers, whether they are FTP, P2P, or transferring large files over the network, without compromising the gaming traffic.

The D-Link GamerLounge wireless router enables users to setup a high-performance gaming network that offers the fastest wired and wireless speeds available from a single broadband device. The game-centric user interface of the Gaming Router allows for the configuration of multiple ports or port ranges simply by selecting the game title from a menu. With an easy to use, Flash-based Web interface, the D-Link GamerLounge wireless router can be accessed quickly to change settings and adjust performance for individual applications.

Delivering sophisticated firewall protection, the D-Link GamerLounge wireless router is easily configured through the advanced features section of the product's web-based interface. The router features a high performance CPU to support advanced management features such as MAC address authentication, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) and Content Filtering. The D-Link GamerLounge wireless router features robust security to protect the wireless network from intruders, supporting the latest wireless networking security standards, including WEP encryption and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) support for both 802.1x and WPA-PSK.

To support the new flagship product line, D-Link has launched the new GamerLounge Website. The site contains additional information about the D-Link GamerLounge wireless router as well as new posting on the latest D-Link sponsored gaming events, promotions and game application updates. The site can be experienced at http://games.dlink.com/.
 D-Link GamerLounge: Lag is no LONGER an excuse.(TM)

 Price and Availability



The D-Link DGL-4300 GamerLounge Gaming Router will be available in mid December through authorized retail, reseller and distribution partners at $179.99 Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and comes with a 1 Year Warranty and absolutely FREE 24/7 Technical Support including firmware updates. The wired version, the D-Link DGL-4100 GamerLounge Broadband Gaming Router, will also be available in mid December through authorized retail, reseller and distribution partners at $149.99 Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and comes with a 1 Year Warranty and absolutely FREE 24/7 Technical Support including firmware updates.

About D-Link Systems, Inc.

D-Link is the global leader in total products shipped for consumer networking connectivity according to reports published by the Synergy Research Group. 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 Mexico headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet http://www.dlink.com/.

D-Link, GamerLounge, Game Router, Gaming Router and the D-Link Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Systems Inc. All other company

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CONTACT: Darek Connole, Media Relations Manager, ext. 6223, dconnole@dlink.com, or Joseph Preza, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, ext. 6239, jpreza@dlink.com, both of D-Link, +1-800-326-1688

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