updated 01:10 pm EST, Mon February 5, 2007
Router WiFi up to 3,281ft.
The ability to roam is a primary advantage of WiFi, and to that end, Korean maker Etri has announced a new WiFi router with extreme range. The company's Wireless AP product can broadcast to distances between 100 meters and a full kilometer, which translates to 3,281 feet. This is several times the distance of a conventional router. The Etri product can reach speeds of up to 270Mbps, and encrypts its signals so that it can't be accessed by the greater number of third parties it reaches. The company has also announced a similar router, but with shorter range and 240Mbps transfer. No tentative dates or prices have been discussed.