What's new from: 3Com, Alcatel, D-Link, Netgear, Linksys

What's new from: 3Com, Alcatel, D-Link, Netgear, Linksys

3Com OfficeConnect Wireless 54Mbps 11g Travel Router

Designed to provide convenient, secure shared high-speed internet access from diverse locations the 3Com OfficeConnect Wireless Travel Router enables users to create a private hot spot and share secure high-speed Internet access wherever a broadband Internet connection is available. According to 3Com the router is based on 802.11g technology, is backward compatible with 11b users, but also supports 54Mbps data transfer rates, and is thus capable of handling large multimedia files. This router also offers different levels of security via the router, access point (AP) and client modes, and provides wireless connectivity to up to 16 wireless users. In router mode, a packet inspection firewall virtual private network (VPN) add another layer of defense against Internet threats. The 3Com OfficeConnect Wireless Travel Router aims to protect the wireless signal through advanced Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and basic Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption. A familiar Web browser interface and helpful Setup Wizard is also included in an attempt to make installation and configuration easy. The 3Com OfficeConnect Wireless 54Mbps 11g Travel Router is distributed by LAN Systems, Tech Pacific, and Ingram Micro. RRP: $US89.99

Alcatel OmniAccess 4000 WLAN Switch

Alcatel's WLAN solution gives secure and mobile network access designed for the education, retail, manufacturing and healthcare markets. The OmniAccess 4000 WLAN Switch coordinates security, RF management, intrusion detection, QoS and mobility functions across an entire wireless network. It works in conjunction with Alcatel OmniVista Air Control System software, OmniAccess 1200 Access Points and third-party applications in an effort to provide a robust WLAN solution. According to Alcatel the OmniAccess 4000 WLAN Switch provides either 12 auto-sensing 10/100 Ethernet interfaces, or 24 auto-sensing 10/100 Ethernet interfaces. The OmniAccess 4000 delivers wire-speed switching and industry-standard Power over Ethernet (PoE) on each 10/100 interface. PoE functionality can be used to power OmniAccess access points or any third-party 802.3af-compliant device. Alcatel's OmniAccess 4000 WLAN Switch is distributed by Integ, Nexon, BTAS, VoIP and Tyco. RRP: $12,150

The D-Link DSL-G604T Router/Modem

Designed for home or office use the DSL-G604T ADSL Router enables users to connect to high-speed broadband Internet and share the ADSL line. Offering a combination of ADSL modem and wireless router, the product also incorporates four 10/100Mbps Ethernet switch ports, to connect to workstations and servers, without installing a separate Ethernet switch. Based on 802.11g technology the high-speed wireless LAN offers 54Mbps rate with other 802.11g wireless users, and is also backwards compatible with existing 802.11b wireless devices. The D-Link DSL-G604T is also designed with network address translation providing added protection for your office and home users from web-based intruders and hackers, as well as VPN pass-through for extra security. This router can be set to allow separate FTP, Web, and Multiplayer game servers to share the same Internet-visible IP address while still protecting your servers and workstations from hackers. The D-Link DSL-G604T Router/Modem is distributed by Bluechip, LAN 1, Pacific Datacom, Page Data, Synnex Australia, Tech Pacific, BJE Enterprises and EdSYS Distribution. RRP: $250

Netgear Super G Wireless ADSL Firewall Router

The Netgear Model DG834GT Super G Wireless ADSL Firewall Router combines modem, router, switch, access point, and SPI True Firewall. Offering 108Mbps the Super G Wireless ADSL Firewall Router is also designed to provide connectivity over a larger range than many systems. According to Netgear when used in conjunction with the WG511T 108Mbps Wireless PC Card, the DG834GT delivers speeds up to 108Mbps, up to ten times faster than 802.11b. This speed makes the offering ideally suited to handle large files, videoconferencing, distribution and playing of high-quality digital movies, photos, and MP3s. The Netgear Super G Wireless ADSL Firewall Router plugs directly into an ADSL line, and features an integrated switch which lets users directly connect four computers or any combination of four computers, access points or printers. The product also comes with Netgear's Smart Wizard set up software which automatically detects and makes the most appropriate connection to the ISP. The True Firewall protects the network with business-class security against intruders, including logs and alerts of break-in attempts, while VPN pass-through makes it safe to connect to a business network from home. The Netgear Model DG834GT Super G Wireless ADSL Firewall Router is distributed by Tech Pacific, Express Data and Synnex. RRP: $285

Linksys Wireless-G ADSL Gateway

The Linksys Wireless-G ADSL Gateway is described by the vendor as an all-in-one solution for Internet connectivity in the home. It combines security features with the capacity to create a LAN, and provide wireless devices with access to the Internet, all based on a single ADSL connection. It features a built-in 4-port 10/100 Ethernet Switch and can be extended with extra hubs and switches to integrate still more computers to a home LAN. According to Linksys the built-in Wireless-G (802.11g) Access Point allows up to 32 wireless devices to connect to your network at 54Mbps, as well as being backwards compatible with Wireless-B (802.11b) devices, at 11Mbps. The Wireless-G ADSL Gateway also features a firewall to keep Internet intruders and attackers out. Wireless transmissions can be protected by powerful encryption, and the offering includes Parental Control features like Internet Access Time Limits and Key Word Blocking. The product comes bundled with web-based interface software designed to enable parents to control all the features. The Linksys Wireless-G ADSL Gateway is distributed by Ingram Micro, Tech Pacific and Multimedia Technology Sales. RRP: $229

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