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£100 D-Link DIR-685 Wireless N Storage Router And 4 Port Switch

The D-Link DIR-685 Wireless N Storage Router meshes style with technology to offer a simple yet sleek design, ideal for deploying in the home.

This all-in-one desktop device combines the functions of an wireless Internet router, network storage device, digital photo frame and print server for the ultimate user experience.

Using a wide range of latest technologies, it provides an attractive alternative to installing multiple home devices to bring users flexibility, simplified

The DIR-685's embedded draft 802.11n WLAN interface delivers superior wireless speed and range, far better than 802.11g, while remaining backward compatible with 802.11g devices.

Hidden inside this router are multiple powerful MIMO antennas especially designed for larger homes and users running bandwidth intensive applications.

The DIR-685 also comes with a 4-port 10/100/1000 Gigabit switch to connect multiple wired devices such as computers, media players and game consoles for fast file transfer and lag-free online gaming.

A compact 2.5" hard drive with up to 500GB disk space can be placed inside this router to act as network storage.

Without any cumbersome cables or protruding antennas, you can wirelessly share this disk space among family members, stream stored music and video to media players attached to stereo systems or TV, and provide remote access to your personal documents from the Internet.

Buy the D-Link DIR-685 (opens in new tab) Wireless N Storage Router And 4 Port Switch from Play.com for £100.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.