Gigabyte Technology announces the GN-WLBZ101*/201, the unique and innovative combination of storage capability with connectivity functioning. The USB-connected GN-WLBZ101/201 offers immediate wireless networking for both the desktop and notebook platform. Not only does the GN-WLBZ101/201 offer connectivity complying with the popular IEEE 802.11b wireless standard, but also acts as a convenient flash memory storage device for feature versatility in a sleek compact form.
Get the Most from Your Connection
The GN-WLBZ101/201 is uniquely designed to offer fast and reliable wireless connectivity, established by simple plug-in to a USB port. The hot plugging capability of USB removes the problem of IRQ conflicts that arises from multiple device connections. Once plugged in, users are given instant access to the Internet, e-mail and network files within an established network range. The GN-WLBZ101/201 complies with IEEE 802.11b standards and delivers speeds of 11 Mbps or more—fast enough for most common uses including high-speed Internet access and sharing multimedia files across the network.
The GN-WLBZ101/201 has a dynamic swivel hinge design that allows for a complete 360 degree directional adjustment of the device. The user can therefore position the device for the least amount of disruption with adjacent wiring or peripherals. As well, the flexibility of the GN-WLBZ101/201 allows the user to manually adjust the device in order to locate the most optimal signal strength, as indicated by the number of lights on the card display. By obtaining the best signal strength for a network connection, the user obtains the most from a connection in terms of the best possible network speed.
The GN-WLBZ201 sets itself apart from all other wireless LAN cards available in the market today in that it is the only one of its kind to offer memory storage capability-the ample 128MB memory capacity allows users to quickly send and store data to and from the device. For ease of installation, its drivers for Windows 2000/ME/XP systems are innately installed to eliminate the need for driver CD’s. With such a wide range of features from wireless networking, Internet access and storage functioning, the GN-WLBZ201 truly stands in a class of its own.
The Function of Access Points (AP’s)
If three or more devices are connected in a network, or if a more extended range is desired, users should consider Gigabyte’s wireless access point (AP), which enables greater range within or outside your home and provides more security options than just connecting with wireless cards alone. A Gigabyte AP supports encryption using both 64-bit and 128-bit wired equivalent privacy (WEP) and also functions as an Internet gateway device for immediate Internet connectivity for both home and small offices.
The GN-WLBZ101/201 also includes software AP. The software AP can function as a wireless AP when installed on a Windows 2000/XP-based host computer with a connected GN-WLBZ101/201 device. All the user is required to do is to open up the IP sharing function of the computer and select the devices for Internet connection sharing. The Gigabyte software AP thus allows more than one network computer to access the Internet simultaneously. For the ultimate cost-saving and space-saving solution, Gigabyte’s software AP is the answer.