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The ASUS WL-700gE Wireless Storage Router
Now you can share without the need for a PC

BitTorrent Inc. today announced it is collaborating with a number of global hardware manufacturers on BitTorrent-embedded consumer products. ASUS, Planex and QNAP are among the first CE manufacturers to implement the BitTorrent download manager into their digital home devices.

We are thrilled to announce new CE devices enhanced with our technology, enabling consumers to enjoy a world of digital content even when they are away from their PCs, said Ashwin Navin, president and co-founder of BitTorrent. While already synonymous with efficient file delivery, BitTorrent is extending our reach beyond the PC and into a number of products and services to further strengthen the bridge between content and devices.

ASUS, Planex and QNAP are the first to announce plans to embed BitTorrents download manager and client into their respective digital home products. Products include wireless routers, media servers and network attached storage (NAS) devices. A BitTorrent-based router will enable users to connect to the Internet, schedule and download files all without the need for a traditional PC to be used.

Available products supporting BitTorrent:

  • 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

BitTorrent technology is clearly going to be the default platform for downloading high-quality digital entertainment, which makes them a key partner for us and a key ingredient in our product roadmap, said TenLong Deng, Associate VP, Wireless Device Business Unit of ASUS. BitTorrent is an integral solution to connect the divide between popular content and our devices.

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The ASUS products been mentioned...
By stmok on 10/23/2006 4:39:57 PM , Rating: 2
...Aren't that good.

The firmware and the client app really lets it down for some people. (ie: Its not polished and shouldn't be really released for public consumption.)

At least their Linux based, meaning you can load up third-party firmware on them: OpenWRT, DD-WRT, etc. (Official ASUS ones are buggy).

RE: The ASUS products been mentioned...
By Visual on 10/24/2006 7:27:35 AM , Rating: 2
No, their linux didn't base yet. I'm sure i'd have headed if it did.

By stmok on 10/24/2006 10:53:10 PM , Rating: 2
Huh? You comment doesn't make much sense.

The ASUS ones ARE Linux based. They all use the SAME BroadCom chips as those in the Linksys WRT54G/GS/GL-series.

If you don't believe me, go to OpenWRT's wiki section and look in their hardware list.

If they're not, then how come I can run DD-WRT firmware on them?

By EarthsDM on 10/24/2006 1:10:55 PM , Rating: 1
You could have made a shorter post just by saying, '... are made by ASUS.' ; )

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