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D-Link launches Wi-Fi modem router, exclusive to ANZ

By Catherine Knowles, Wed 11 Nov 2015
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D-Link has launched the world’s first AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Modem Router exclusive to Australia and New Zealand.

The Taipan is an 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (N600 + AC1300 + AC1300) Wi-Fi Modem Router that uses Tri-Band Wi-Fi and D-Link’s Smart Connect technology to seamlessly distribute traffic over the three dedicated Wi-Fi networks for maximum performance.

Graeme Reardon, D-Link ANZ MD, says, “D-Link again sets the performance benchmark with the Taipan. Off the back of the Viper, D-Link’s AC1900 Modem Router and the DIR-890L AC3200 Router, both receiving accolades amongst expert reviewers and end-users alike, the Taipan takes these successes to the next level again.

“With the explosion of online, streaming and gaming services the Taipan fills the gap for households wanting the very best in an all-in-one wireless AC modem router solution, which caters to even the most demanding user of streaming services, or what we call Extreme Streaming.”

Like D-Link’s DIR-890L, the Taipan has six high-gain antennas, all of which use advanced AC SmartBeam technology to provide a high level of enhanced Wi-Fi coverage and fast speeds even around large homes.

The device has four Gigabit LAN ports including one configurable Gigabit WAN/LAN port to connect to an NBN service or to enhance an existing Cable Modem.

It also has an in-built ADSL2+/VDSL2 modem for connecting to a DSL-enabled phone line for a high-speed broadband Internet connection.

This device offers both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports so users can connect storage drives, printers and many other devices for sharing across the home or via the SharePort mobile app, anywhere in the world.

Taipan also includes speed and security features, with a 1GHz dual-core processor producing some of the industry’s fastest routing speeds and its Dual Active Firewalls (NAT/SPI) to control traffic and preventing exploits and intrusions. 

There is also Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) to add additional devices to any network and industry-standard WPA/WPA2 encryption for further security.

The majority of D-Link’s next generation smart connected devices, including the Taipan, now use the mydlinkTM Lite Mobile App which is available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices, as well as providing access via the mydlinkTM web portal.

Both the portal and app have been developed and designed for today’s modern smart connected home, and enable users to remotely access, view, and manage their devices.

The Taipan is available in Australia and New Zealand only, from and throughout D-Link's network of retailers, resellers, channel partners, distributors and online retailers with an RRP of $579.95 inc. GST in Australia, and $649.99 inc. GST in New Zealand.

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