Foothill Ranch, Calif. - Iogear has introduced a universal Wi-Fi 802.11n adapter for connecting A/V devices to a home network via a wireless router.
The Universal Wi-Fi N adapter, model GWU627, works with any device or component that has an Ethernet port.
It sports dual antennas that provide data transfer rates of up to 150Mbps, while reducing Wi-Fi dead zones. According to Iogear, this is more than adequate bandwidth video streaming, online gaming and HD multimedia applications, among others.
"An abundance of quality digital content is creating demand for devices that can conveniently access and stream all our music, videos, games and more," said Bill Nguyen, senior marketing manager. "Iogear's goal is to make connectivity dynamic and the Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter does this by providing wireless Internet access to fully utilize a game console, Blu-ray, DVR or HD TV's built-in widgets, while offering convenience of placement and eliminating cable clutter."
Iogear touted the adapter's compatibility with existing 802.11b/g routers and access points so there is no need to replace legacy network hardware. The unit also features a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button for quick and secure network setup. WPS automatically configures new wireless networks with a network name (SSID) and provides WPA data encryption and authentication.
The GWU627 is now shipping at $49.95. It is the first Iogear product to be available at Gamestop stores nationwide.