Thanks to an ever increasing number of Ethernet enabled devices in the home, consumers nowadays are finding that four Ethernet ports on the back of their router is simply not enough.

In addition to multiple computers, todays digital home also contains numerous other devices which require a connection to your network including: network printers, network attached storage devices, video game consoles, Blu-ray players and more.

To accomodate the need for more ports, D-Link is now shipping the DIR-632 Wireless N Routers with eight 10/100 lan ports, twice the number found in most home routers.



"We have listened to customers that have requested a router with more ports so users can connect the growing number of networked devices." said Herman Chang, Director Product Management, Wireless, for D-Link.

Additional features of the Wireless N Router include: WPA/WPA2 Encryption; Parental controls; ; built-in QoS engine; and SharePort technology for USB printer, multi-function printer (MFP), and USB storage files sharing.

While the additional number of ports will be welcome by many homeowners, readers should note that the DIR-632 router does not support Gigabit Ethernet which is quickly becoming the throughput standard for most home networks.

The D-Link DIR-632 Eight port router is available now for $80.

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