Extensive D-Link Testing Indicates Microsoft's New Operating System Offers Promise of Easier User Experience, Less Support Calls and Product Returns

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 30, 2009 — D-Link, the end-to-end computer networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today welcomed the improvements to network compatibility with the much anticipated release of Windows 7, Microsoft's newest operating system for PCs.

As one of Microsoft Corp.'s Tier One Partners in the launch of Windows 7, D-Link was able to conduct extensive early testing of the program to ensure that all of its products can be installed and operate with maximum functionality in a Windows 7-based PC-networked environment.

"One of the most important innovations that we're seeing in Windows 7 is the ability for our network devices to be recognized and install automatically," said Steven Joe, president, D-Link North America in Fountain Valley, Calif.

"Connectivity is key," he said. "Windows 7 provides us with a platform and resources to ensure that D-Link products are easy to use out of the box. This will completely change the way users relate to their D-Link networking products and make it easier for them to realize the full potential of their investment. And it also will reduce technical support calls and product returns."

Joe added that "D-Link and Microsoft have a shared vision of anywhere, anytime access to the user's digital world. With our networking devices and Windows 7, this vision can be realized."

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com.