Ready Network Connection
With built-in wireless LAN, a 4-port switch and print server, this router provides ready connection for workstations, file servers and printers, with or without the network wires. These built-in functions save you the cost and trouble of installing a separate wireless access point, an Ethernet switch and a print server.
Enhanced Wireless Speeds
At up to 54Mbps, the router provides wireless LAN users a very high data transfer rate when operating with other 802.11g wireless users. In addition, this router is also compatible with existing 802.11b and 802.11b+ wireless devices. This means that you may sacrifice some of the router's high wireless speed when you mix with your existing 802.11b and 802.11b+ devices, but you will not lose any ability to communicate.
Secure VPN Connections
The router is equipped with embedded VPN support, allowing you to create multiple IPSec tunnels to remote sites/clients. IPSec uses strong encryption with DES, 3DES, AES and Automated Key Management via IKE/ISAKMP. A VPN tunnel can be activated from the router to a remote site or a mobile user for secured traffic flow using triple DES encryption. This offers users a way to confidentially access and transfer sensitive information. Multiple VPN tunnels may be easily created without the need to setup IKE (Internet Key Exchange) policies. In addition to VPN tunnels, the router also supports VPN pass-through for those who want to use their own VPN client software.
Firewall protection includes Intrusion Detection System (IDS), Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) packet filtering. The router protects your network from attacks and logs all attacks so you can check the log file to find out what happened.
URL blocking and domain filtering are part of basic features offered by router. These functions provide the benefit of limiting access to undesirable Internet sites.
Virtual Mapping and DMZ Support
The router blocks and re-directs certain ports to limit the services that outside users can access your network. Virtual Server Mapping is used to re-task services to multiple servers. The router can be set to allow separate FTP, Web and servers to share the same Internet-visible IP address while still protecting your servers and workstations from hackers.
A DMZ setting can be applied to a single client (such as a Web server) behind the router to fully expose it to the Internet and ensure complete Internet application compatibility even if the specific port is not known. This allows you to set up web sites and e-commerce business from your office while maintaining protection for the rest of your office LAN.
Print Server Supporting Parallel and USB Printers
The router provides a bi-directional parallel printer port and a USB printer port, allowing you to share a parallel and a USB printer among your office users to print files and web pages.