WL 500gPV2 thumb ASUS WL 500gP V2 w/ Easy File Sharing and Backup Features

ASUS today introduced the
WL-500gP V2 multi-functional wireless router. This cutting-edge router is Vista
ready, and includes innovative features like AiDisk for easy file sharing, EZQos
bandwidth management, and UPnP media streaming – making it the perfect solution
for homes as well as offices. WL-500gP V2 is also Xbox
Live compatible for fast and reliable gaming and movie downloads. Availability: April 2008.
Price: TBA

WL 500gPV2 ASUS WL 500gP V2 w/ Easy File Sharing and Backup Features

Catering to users who wish to share files easily and without hassle, ASUS,
leading provider of high-performance wireless solutions, today introduced the
WL-500gP V2 multi-functional wireless router. This cutting-edge router is Vista
ready, and includes innovative features like AiDisk for easy file sharing, EZQos
bandwidth management, and UPnP media streaming – making it the perfect solution
for homes as well as offices.

‘Works with Vista’ Certified
The WL-500gP V2 has passed the “Works with Vista” certificate, and ensures fast
and reliable wireless connectivity suitable for the demands of high-quality
VoIP, video and online gaming functions. Utilizing the Network and Sharing
Center in Windows Vista is also not a problem, and the WL-500gP V2 is also Xbox
Live compatible for fast and reliable gaming and movie downloads.

UPnP Media Sharing
The WL-500gP V2 supports the UPnP protocol and automatically searches and
recognizes all digital media players in the network. This makes it easy to share
music and video files stored through the WL-500gP V2 to any WiFi device via
smooth streaming from the external hard drive to the digital media players.

Easy and Hassle-free File Sharing
The most unique function for WL-500gP V2 is AiDisk. AiDisk combines simple FTP
settings with the ASUS DDNS service to share files with friends easily no matter
when and where the user is. By simply utilizing the WL-500gP V2 with a USB hard
disk, users will be able to create a mini FTP server at home and only requires
them to setup an account and password and select the file they want to share.
With the bundled AiDisk quick installation guide included in the box, users can
rest easy and not worry about complicated settings.

With the ASUS built-up DDNS server, users can register unique hostnames
associated with their dynamic IP addresses. They can even run the FTP server on
a dynamically assigned IP, and best of all, it’s free! Currently, the ASUS DDNS
service is embedded and integrated into ASUS wireless routers like the WL-500gP
V2 by default. Users will be able to easily create their own FTP servers with
easily recognized and meaningful hostname like: ftp://yourname.asuscomm.com,
instead of a hard to remember IP addresses or URLs.

What Can the AiDisk do?
The AiDisk has various functions that can help users save time and effort.
Firstly, they can use the WL-500gP V2 as a way to transfer files stored on the
external HDD to their notebooks / PCs. With this feature, users can be at a
cafe, in a hotel or any other hotspot, and still access files stored at home. By
utilizing AiDisk, they can download files to their notebooks by typing in their
FTP address and access their files stored in that FTP. They can even log into
AiDisk via PDA or smart phones when connecting to Internet.

Conversely, backing up important files to the home disk can be done instantly.
Simply use AiDisk, and data like photos and music files can be easily backed up
from the notebook, mobile phone, or another desktop to the WL-500gP V2 HDD.

Last but not least, with AiDisk, sharing files with friends can be done at home
with very low power consumption, a small infrastructure cost, and persistently
run 24/7. Friends and family members can download and upload files from the
user’s home disk no matter where or when the are at.

EZQoS – Bandwidth-On-Demand (BOD)
The WL-500gP V2 is also able to prioritize your needs for Internet bandwidth.
With Bandwidth-on-Demand, users can easily allocate bandwidth according to their
individual needs by simply clicking on the buttons, such as voice or gaming, and
assign more or less bandwidth to streamline streamlines multiple network
activities (FTP, Games, P2P) to work smoothly at the same time.

Availability: April 2008
Price: TBA