Diamond Intros Plugged Wireless N Range Extender

Need to extend your current wireless network? Diamond Multimedia has a new Wireless N solution: the Dual Band WR600NSI Wireless Range Extender. Not only does this device eliminate wireless dead spots in a home or office, it plugs directly into an electrical outlet, freeing up valuable shelf or desktop space. The device is available now through Diamond's online store for $59.99 USD.

This dual band solution provides speeds of up to 300 Mbps on both the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz bands, and will extend the current network to as far as 30 meters (around 98 feet). This extender also has an Ethernet port, allowing a wired device like a desktop, Smart TV or printer to jump onto the local network without having to string a million feet of cable.

"It is designed with RSSI -- Received Signal Strength Indicators -- to determine the strength of the signal it receives from the router so that it can be placed in the optimal location, a new function that the first generation model did not have," states the PR.

This new extender provides a "user-friendly" web-based GUI, and supports WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption. The company indicates that this device is compatible with any other wireless router brand, and is virtually plug and play; no complex configurations are needed.

By looking over the company's other wireless extender products, the WR600NSI looks to be Diamond's first dual-band version. Additional repeaters include the WR300NR, the WR300NSI, and the WR300N. The company's other networking products include Powerline solutions and network adapters.

Diamond Multimedia's new WR600NSI will be made available in late May at Amazon, Fry's Electronics, Micro Center, NCIX, Newegg and Tiger Direct for the same $59.99 price.