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IOGEAR Introduces Universal 5-Port Wi-Fi N Ethernet Hub [01-10-2012]


Harnessing the speed of Wi-Fi N technology, the new Ethernet Port extends wireless Internet capabilities to five separate devices for clean and convenient installations.

Las Vegas, NV – International CES 2012 – January 10-13 – Central Hall #7917 – IOGEAR, a leader in convergence through connectivity products, announces the Universal 5-Port Wi-Fi N Ethernet Hub – GWU647 - a handy device that connects to five different Ethernet enabled components at once, providing each with a reliable Wi-Fi signal. Using dual antennas (2T2R), the GWU647 provides data rates up to 300Mbps and reduces Wi-Fi dead zones in a wireless environment.

The 2T2R standard supports channel bonding and supplies sufficient bandwidth for speedy file transfer, music downloads, video streaming, on-line gaming and HD multi-media applications. In addition to the increased speed and Wi-Fi coverage, the GWU647 is compatible with existing 802.11b and 802.11g routers and access points. The unit also features a WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup™) button offering a quick and secure network setup.

Current models of devices such as Blu-ray players, HDTVs and game consoles are all wired for the Internet, yet not all can receive a Wi-Fi signal. The Universal 5-Port Wi-Fi N Ethernet Hub solves this without requiring a separate USB adapter that only works with a specific brands or models. The GWU647 also helps avoid long Ethernet cable runs, allowing users to place a home entertainment rack where they want, while still connected to the Internet.

Additional features of the Universal 5-Port Wi-Fi N Ethernet Hub include:

  • Push-button Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) simplifies secure and easy wireless configuration
  • Wireless N (IEEE™ 802.11n) technology improves effective throughput and range over existing 802.11b/g products
  • Compatible network standards: IEEE 802.11n (up to 300Mbps) IEEE 802.11g (up to 54Mbps) IEEE 802.11b (up to 11Mbps)*
  • WEP, TKIP, AES, WPA and WPA2 hardware
  • Convenient LED status indicators

The Universal 5-Port Wi-Fi N Ethernet Hub - model GWU647 – now available from online retailers with an MSRP of $69.95.

For more information on IOGEAR and its connectivity solutions, please visit: www.iogear.com. Follow IOGEAR on Twitter, the company blog, and become a fan on Facebook for additional industry, company, and product details.

*Maximum wireless signal speed derived from IEEE Standard 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary depending on network speed, traffic and working environment.

About IOGEAR
IOGEAR, headquartered in Foothill Ranch, Calif., manufactures innovative Home Electronics and Information Technology solutions that enable convergence through connectivity. Founded in 1999, the company develops products that help integrate technologies, share resources, decrease clutter and energy consumption, and reduce electronic waste. IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

The company emphasizes the conservation of natural resources to both employees and customers through its GREEN initiatives program and "Road to a Million Trees" campaign. In partnership with Trees for the Future, one tree is planted for every product purchased on the IOGEAR site or through an IOGEAR GREEN initiative partner.

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