D-Link’s New Wi-Fi Audio Extender for Streaming Music
Pretty interesting way of making your own type of Sonos home, with your own components.
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – June 10, 2014 – D-Link today announced that the Wi-Fi Audio Extender (DCH-M225) is now shipping. Designed to stream music from a smartphone or tablet directly to virtually any connected speaker or home stereo, the Wi-Fi Audio Extender is a seamless way to enjoy music throughout the house. The compact and ultra-portable extender works with any speaker with a standard 3.5mm audio jack and connects wirelessly to an existing home network, allowing users to play music in any room with a Wi-Fi connection. It can also be quickly and easily moved from room to room so there’s always music playing, no matter where the party goes.
The Wi-Fi Audio Extender doubles as a wireless range extender, eliminating Wi-Fi dead zones and broadening the range of a wireless network for everyday Internet activities like emailing, chatting, video streaming, and music streaming. Equipped with Wireless N technology, the extender delivers speeds of up to 300Mbps and makes use of a home’s environment by bouncing multiple wireless signals off walls and ceilings to work around obstructions. In addition, the Wi-Fi Audio Extender is universally compatible with all router brands and features a simple one-button installation. Users simply press the WPS button on the existing router and then on the Wi-Fi Audio Extender to sync and instantly increase the coverage of a wireless home network.
“What sets the Wi-Fi Audio Extender apart from many others on the market is that it uses Wi-Fi rather than Bluetooth technology for higher quality audio and better range throughout the house. Music lovers expect clear sound quality, and this product delivers,” said Ken Loyd, director of consumer product marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. “For added convenience, it also boosts Wi-Fi coverage in hard-to-reach areas like backyards, basements and upstairs bedrooms, ensuring a great listening experience no matter where you are in the home.”
More about the Wi-Fi Audio Extender (DCH-M225):
· DLNA/AirPlay Support – Using an AirPlay or DLNA-enabled device, users can stream music playing on a smartphone or tablet to the Wi-Fi Audio Extender and listen to the music using a connected speaker or home stereo
· N300 Wireless Extender – Extends range of existing Wi-Fi network with wireless speeds of up to 300Mbps to significantly outperform Wireless G technology
· Flexible – Compatible with any wireless router brand and works with any speaker with a standard 3.5mm audio jack
· Compatible – Works with existing Wi-Fi devices (802.11ac/n/g/b)
· Wi-Fi Protected Setup – Push button setup for easy connection to a wireless network
· Secure Wireless Encryption – Uses WPA™ or WPA2™ security
Availability and Pricing
The D-Link® Wi-Fi Audio Extender is now available for $49.99 on Amazon.com and throughout D-Link’s vast network of retail and e-tail outlets. Detailed specifications are available online atwww.dlink.com/dch-m225.
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit www.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink) or D-Link’s blog (http://blog.dlink.com/).
I’ve been researching various
I’ve been researching various alternatives to Sonos and can’t seem to find anywhere where it says wether or not this thing can stream to multiple speakers at once. I’m guessing not.
good question jenny, i’d
good question jenny, i’d imagine not…but i’ll see if i can get a review unit to tell ya for sure
Sorry Jenny, looks like a no
Sorry Jenny, looks like a no go. You can only connect to one DCH-M225 at a time and not multiple. Therefore, you will only be able to play music from one extender at a time as they are essentially completely separate networks.