Network access manufacturer US Robotics is to improve the speed capacity of its Wireless Turbo products by 25 per cent.
From June, all 802.11g Wireless Turbo products from US Robotics will ship with 125Mbps upgrades, building on their present speed of 100Mbps.
Using 802.11g accelerator technology and silicon chip devices from Texas Instruments, the product line will use packet aggregation coupled with frame-bursting technology to improve network performance.
Speaking at this week's Wireless LAN Event in London, US Robotics EMEA product marketing manager Tony Field told vnunet.com that improved security and changes in working habits were spurring the wireless market.
Field added that US Robotics will support existing 100Mbps customers by offering a free download of the upgrade on its website.
The firm has also launched a new 'plug and connect' 802.11g wireless USB adaptor, which creates a wireless network without the need for a power adaptor.
The USR805420 wireless adaptor with antennas, which costs £59.99, uses accelerated 802.11g technology to create a plug-in wireless network using USB 1.1 and 2.0 ports.
"It takes away the hassle of having to install a PCI card," said Field.
US Robotics also unveiled a new product designed to provide a secure network for the small enterprise, combining a firewall, virtual private network (VPN), server capabilities and an expandable broadband router that supports network attached storage, giving users access to external hard drives.
The USR808200 product, available today for £299 through the channel and major retailer and mail order outlets, also provides a firewall, protection against denial of service, DMZ and VPN support, 64MB Ram and 16MB flash memory, and supports up to 253 IPSec connections.
"It allows people to dial in from home and use the VPN as a secure wireless bridge," said Field.
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