D-Link makes home Wi-Fi routers greener

D-Link has introduced green technologies to cut router power consumption by up to 40%

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By  Mark Sutton Published  August 5, 2008

D-Link has introduced green technologies to its range of home Wi-Fi routers.

With D-Link Green Ethernet Technology and Wi-Fi scheduling, the new routers can save up to 41% of the power consumption of a standard wireless router.

The Xtreme N line of routers is being shipped with D-Link Green Ethernet technology, which saves energy by automatically detecting link status and network cable length, and adjusting power accordingly, along with Wi-Fi scheduling that the customer to program when the Wi-Fi signal is turned on to further reduce power consumption.

Harrison Albert, regional sales director, D-Link Middle East said: "D-Link is working to take the lead in integrating innovative, power-saving technology into our home and business networking solutions that doesn't sacrifice performance or functionality. By offering green upgrades to some of our most popular Wi-Fi routers, we're helping protect the environment while our customers save money in the process."

The new technology is part of a green computing initiative by D-Link, which also includes compliance with standards on for energy consumption and use of materials, and consumer education and recycling program.

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