10 routers to bundle BitTorrent

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Have you tried yet to download big chunks of files and make a IP phone call in the same time? We hope you haven’t, it’s lame. To keep the quality of audio and other downloads, there’s the ASUS WL-700gE, a WiFi router that comes with a 160Go hard drive and a BitTorrent client.

BitTorrent loves this idea. So much that it says today “it is collaborating with a number of global hardware manufacturers to promote BitTorrent-embedded consumer products,” and that besides Asus, Planex and QNAP will implement the BitTorrent download manager into their routers.

The complete list contains:

  • ASUS WL-700gE Wireless Storage Router
  • ASUS WL-500gP Router
  • ASUS WL-500gW Router
  • Planex BRC-W14VG-BT Router
  • Planex BRC-14VG-BT Router
  • Planex BRC-W14V-BT Router
  • Planex BLW-HPMM-U Router
  • Planex BLW-HPMM-G Router
  • QNAP TS101 NAS Server
  • QNAP TS-201 NAS Server

All these models show this big advantage: Moving the BitTorrent client inside the router increases the bandwidth available for other network activities, such as IP calls and Web surfing. But we wonder if BitTorrent, now a partner of the Big movie majors, is the exclusive BitTorrent client able to bundle those routers.

Oct 23, 2006 | By Nuno

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