ASUSTeK Computer Inc. has introduced the WL-500g Premium wireless router, which includes features for convenient downloads and file storage, faster data transfer, broader coverage and smooth media streaming.
The included ASUS Download Master technology features several innovations to simplify the download process. The WL-500g Premium 802.11g router can be transformed into a wireless storage center by attaching an external hard drive via USB 2.0. Download Master runs independent to the computer system, which means it takes up zero computing resource.
Laptop users can simply set download priorities then disconnect the laptop, and let the WL-500g Premium and Download Master take care of everything. The router also enables download queue setting via the Internet. When users return from home or office, the files they demanded will be neatly arranged in the external hard drive. Supporting BitTorrent, ftp and http protocols, the WL-500g Premium is a complete and versatile solution.
Sharing videos and songs stored through the WL-500g Premium wirelessly take place at high data transfers speeds and cover a large area. BroadRange triples wireless signal coverage of 802.11g standard by enhancing reception sensitivity. For best result, the client device should support this technology as well. Afterburner Technology increases data transfer speeds of 802.11g standard by 35%.
The WL-500g Premium offers a host of Plug-n’-Share functions. Devices such as hard drives, printers or Webcams, etc. can be plugged into the router’s USB 2.0 ports to enable other devices in the network to share their functions. The Plug-n’-Share hard drive acts as an ftp server and lets users backup data from their computers. Using Network Neighborhood in Windows users can browse the content of the external hard drives. All these functions can be enjoyed without connecting the WL-500g Premium to any computer systems.
The WL-500g Premium supports UPnP protocol and automatically searches and recognizes all digital media player in the network. Transferring music and video stored on the WL-500g Premium to any 802.11b/g-applicable devices is simple and easy because of smooth streaming from the external hard drive to digital media players. Bandwidth allocation management is also available to ensure an enjoyable listening and viewing experience without interruption from other bandwidth eating functions.