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HighSpeed Surfing releases wireless router

Thu, 06/21/2001 - 8:00pm
Anne Kerven

HighSpeed Surfing Inc. is launching its WG 100 Wireless Router for homes and businesses. The product blends the capabilities of wireless routers' access points into a single device with remote management.

It comes with a four-port, auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps Ethernet switch, one uplink push-button for cascading to another hub or switch, and is designed to support wired and wireless network interfaces to multiple computers, hubs, networks and switches, the company says.

It also includes a built-in access point, the WG 100, which is based on IEEE 802.11b standards and is WiFi compliant, HighSpeed says. Likewise, it includes a NAT/DMI/SPI firewall and, for parents, packet-filtering.

HighSpeed spokesman David Fox tells CEDaily the company will sell initially to MSOs, who can then sell it directly to their customers, or create a package. Homeowners with multiple computers generally find it "daunting" to wire a network, he says. The router helps cable operators form a package to hook up the computers in a customer's home and then maintain the network for a monthly fee.

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