High-Performance, Extended Range, Shared Internet Access for Wireless and Wired Users
The 3Com® OfficeConnect® Wireless 54 Mbps 11g Cable/DSL Router is a high-speed, affordable, and easy-to-use small office solution boasting eXtended range (XR) technology that enables up to 253 (64 wireless) users to securely share a single cable or DSL Internet connection. Wireless LAN users can connect at speeds of up to 54 Mbps and at distances up to 400 feet—almost 9 times faster than 11b wireless speeds. And the wireless router is backward-compatible with 11b wireless clients, preserving existing wireless network investments. Featuring eXtended range(XR) technology this router facilitates longer range connections, providing single access point coverage in home networks, eliminating dead spots in corporate wireless LANs, and provide outdoor coverage of up to two times the distance of last generation competing WLAN solutions.
Furthermore, because it is Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, the router works with other Wi-Fi compatible equipment.
The 3Com OfficeConnect Wireless 54 Mbps 11g Cable/DSL Router includes multiple firewall and IP routing and advanced security features—IP routing (RIP 1 and 2), static routing, URL or keyword filtering, and allow/deny access control lists; plus support for the SurfControl Web Filter —in an economical package. 128-bit WPA/WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access/ Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) with TKIP/AES and 40/64 and 128-bit WEP (Wireless Encryption Protocol) encryption for legacy clients to protect the privacy of 11g and 11b wireless transmissions. An intuitive web interface and simple setup wizards simplify setup and use.
This high speed, security conscious, wireless 54 Mbps 11g router is designed for small but growing offices, branch offices, and home offices and comes with a 14 day free trial of the SurfControl Web Filter, a premier subscription based service that allows you to actively monitor network use and abuse anywhere in your network, protects against downtime due to attacks, bolsters network defenses by providing automatic, real-time security updates from SurfControl’s global threat experts, blocks access to pornographic, prejudicial and other inappropriate content, assists with regulatory compliance with HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and other industry or government security requirements.
eXtended range (XR) technology provides longer range connectivity, single access point coverage in home networks as well as eliminating dead spots in corporate wireless LANs, plus provides outdoor coverage of up to two times the distance of last generation competing WLAN solutions|
Four 10/100 Ethernet LAN ports with Auto MDI/MDIX provide wired LAN connectivity; up to 253 (64 wireless) users can share the same cable or DSL Internet connection
Dynamic Domain Name Service (DNS) allows users connecting to the Internet with dynamic IP addresses to use network applications such as Web or FTP servers that normally require static IP addresses (requires subscription with Dynamic DNS providers)
URL filtering controls access to inappropriate web sites
IP routing (RIP 1 and 2) and static routing promotes flexibility because it allows the router to be used in multi-network environments
Traffic metering helps monitor Internet usage
Packet bursting increases throughput by sending more frames per a given time period; benefits 11b and 11g wireless clients
128-bit WPA/WPA2 with TKIP/AES and 40/64 and 128-bit WEP encryption for legacy clients protects the privacy of 11g and 11b wireless transmissions
Works with either a cable or a DSL modem for configuration flexibility
Web-browser interface and device discovery, simple setup wizards, and preset defaults ensure ease of use
Wi-Fi certification helps ensure interoperability with Wi-Fi certified products from other vendors