Wi-Fi home networking can now be environmentally friendly with the introduction of D-Link’s Xtreme NT line of wireless routers. This new green initiative adds eco-friendly features that have the potential of reducing the devices’ power consumption by 40% without sacrificing performance.

The new features reduce power usage by automatically detecting link status and network cable length then adjusting the power accordingly. The new routers, which connect through network cables, will also feature Wi-Fi scheduling which allows customers to program Wi-Fi radio signals that can be turned on and off to further save energy consumption. Although this aspect may not be original, D-Link has allowed this feature to be easier than competitive models and also provides a user-selectable radio shutdown option that is adjustable by day and start/end times.

These routers include:
• D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655)
• D-Link Xtreme N Duo Media Router (DIR-855)
• D-Link Xtreme N Gaming Router (DGL-4500)

These products are RoHS and WEEE-compliant. This means they are officially certified and safe from hazardous materials and made of recycled materials to be disposed of properly-also eco-friendly! Furthermore, the routers support IPv6. Prices range from $150-$350.