Well, certainly a very interesting product - it incorporates an inbuilt ADSL modem with wireless access point - perfect for home use.
The size of this access point really shocked me - it was hardly even the size of a video cassette! On the back it has two fully adjustable antennae ... Read review
East set up - the best PLUG & PLAY device I have ever come across - true to it's word!, Great coverage, Great protection of the wireless network
Not linked to the mother computer via USB - you must have a LAN card installed
"...is white, with a small 3com logo on the side. It is, all in all, a fairly attractive thing.
The manual comes folded up, and expands out into a huge piece of paper, with about 6 steps. The instructions for set up are clear and concise, and, everything going accprding to plan, you should have the whole unit set up in about 10 minutes. I at present have had no need to contact technical support, but all of the numbers are provided ..."
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Product Information for "3Com OfficeConnect ADSL Wireless 11g Firewall - wireless router - DSL - 802.11b/g - desktop" »
Manufacturer's product description
The 3Com ADSL Wireless 11g Firewall Router combines an ADSL modem, router, 802.11g wireless access point, four-port switch, and firewall to enable up to 253 total (128 wireless) users to economically and securely share a single ADSL connection. The high-speed routing engine easily handles large data transfers and Internet downloads, including those from multimedia applications.The 11g ADSL router provides a high-speed, 54 Mbps wireless connection for users with 802.11g-equipped PCs and laptops. It is also backward-compatible with 802.11b wireless LAN equipment, preserving existing network investments. And the Wi-Fi compatible router interoperates with Wi-Fi-certified products from other vendors.Advanced wireless security and multiple firewall features offer one of the industry's strongest levels of protection for the network. To shield wireless connections, the 11g gateway router implements 256-bit WPA encryption for maximum security, along with 40/64- & 128-bit WEP encryption for legacy clients. Stateful packet inspection firewall, hacker pattern detection, URL filtering, and other security features help protect the entire network from attacks and other Internet security risks.