D-Link launch 'green' Wi-Fi routers Page: 1
Pioneers of Eco Friendly Home Wi-Fi
DIR 855 - Eco Friendly Wi-FiD-Link have announced a new range of routers which promise to be capable of reducing energy usage by upto 40%. The new routers integrate D-Link Green Ethernet, an innovative energy-saving technology that automatically detects connectivity status and cable length, and then adjusts power accordingly. The routers also feature Wi-Fi scheduling that allows users to easily program when the Wi-Fi radio signals are turned on and off to further save energy consumption.
There are currently two products which utilise the new features, the Wireless N Gigabit Router (DIR-655) and the new Wireless N Quad Band Gigabit Router (DIR-855). If you've already purchased the DIR-655 or DIR-855 and don't have the power-saving options available, you can take advantage of these new features via the green firmware release available at www.dlink.co.uk/support.
This may be something that catches on with router manufacturers, and I wouldn't be surprised if others release 'green' firmware updates.
View the official press release here
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