High-Performance, 108 Mbps, Extended-Range, Shared Internet Access for Wireless and Wired Users
The 3Com® OfficeConnect®ADSL Wireless 108 Mbps 11g Firewall Router with eXtended range technology combines an ADSL modem, router, 802.11g wireless access point, four-port switch, and firewall to enable up to 253 total (64 wireless) users to economically and securely share a single ADSL connection. The high-speed routing engine and 108 Mbps wireless throughput easily handle large data transfers and Internet downloads, including those from multimedia applications.
Providing a high-speed, 108 Mbps wireless connection for users with compatible 108 Mbps 802.11g-equipped PCs and laptops, it is also backward-compatible with 802.11b wireless LAN equipment, preserving existing network investments. This Wi-Fi CERTIFIED router also features support of Wireless Distribution System (WDS). WDS simplifies setup of an extended or completely wireless network (requires access points that support WDS).
The 3Com OfficeConnect ADSL Wireless 108 Mbps 11g Firewall Router is equipped with eXtended Range technology, a new advanced chipset featuring new baseband architecture that enables long-range connections. The architecture delivers receive sensitivities of up to -105dBm, over 20dB better than the 802.11 specification. This technology provides coverage in home networking environments with a single access point, eliminates the dead spots in corporate wireless LANs, and provides unobstructed coverage of up to two times the distance of competing WLAN solutions.
Advanced wireless security and multiple firewall features offer a strong level of protection for the network. To shield wireless connections, the 11g gateway router implements 128-bit WPA/WPA2 with TKIP/AES encryption for maximum security, along with 40/64 and 128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption for legacy clients. A stateful packet inspection firewall, hacker pattern detection, URL filtering, IP and MAC address filtering and support for the SurfControl Web Filter service and other security features help protect the entire network from attacks and other Internet security risks.
The unit comes with a 14-day free trial of the SurfControl Web Filter, an optional content filtering service for routers that blocks access to pornographic, prejudicial, violent and undesired Internet web content or services.
This product is designed to support DSL over ISDN (ITU Annex B). Availability varies by region; check with your ISP for support details. THis router is not approved for sale in all countries. Check with your nearest 3Com office for local availability.