D-Link announced the availability of a desktop widget that
allows users to monitor any D-Link 802.11n Wi-Fi routers to monitor
Internet and network send/receive rates, along with other settings of
the home network including security settings and network name.
Widgets are interactive virtual tools that have grown
significantly in popularity, providing single-purpose services such as
showing the user the latest news, the current weather, the time, a
calendar, a dictionary, a map program, a calculator, desktop notes,
photo viewers, or even a language translator, among other things.
The D-Link Network Monitor v2.0 is a download that supports
Yahoo! Widgets, Vista Gadgets and Mac Dashboard. Available at www.dlink.com/widget,
it displays a gauge-style real-time read out of network performance on
the user's desktop.
The updated network-monitoring tool is compatible with all
D-Link 802.11n routers, including the Xtreme N routers such as the
DIR-655, DIR-855, and DGL-4500. Users can visit support.dlink.com to
determine which firmware upgrade is required for specific router