Gigabyte Technology announces the release of its wireless router, the GN-B49G, for Internet connection sharing in the home or small office environment. This wireless router is ideal for creating a fast and affordable wireless network that is fully compliant with the IEEE 802.11g standard, but offers twice the network performance speed of 108Mbps compared to the usual 54Mbps. The GN-B49G also includes innovative setup features that remove the hassle of router installation and configuration for connectivity that is quick and painless.
Besides the function of Internet connection sharing, the GN-B49G also offers a number of convenient features. For instance, the Gigabyte unique feature, called the Extended Distribution Wireless System (EDWS), expands on the Wireless Distribution System (WDS) aimed at broadening the network range through point to point connections between AP's. However, with WDS, the AP's involved become limited only to transferring information and rendered incapable of connecting wireless clients to the network. But with EDWS, not only does the GN-B49G act as an AP, but also retains the AP function of connecting wireless clients. Thus, this device offers users a superior cost-saving solution to wireless networking with its router, AP and bridging functionality.
Since wireless trafficking occurs over the airwaves, it can easily be prone to outside intrusion and tampering and thus, a robust security solution is a definite necessity. To deal with this security challenge, the GN-B49G includes 64/128/152-bit WEP encryption for data protection, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and 802.1x for user authentication. As well, the device has a firewall to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. For those users who wish to limit Internet access- - such as in the case of parents with young children-, the GN-B49G also offers a blocking feature that prohibits access to selected Internet sites or on-line content. With such a complete range of features, users can entrust that the GN-B49G offers the utmost in network security.