Features of the SMCWHSG14-GBy Frank Ohlhorst | Posted 2008-09-10 Email Print
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Offering free Wi-Fi access to customers is becoming more and more important to small businesses, and SMC aims to make it easier than ever with the EliteConnect Wireless Hotspot Gateway SMCWHSG14-G.
The SMCWHSG14-G is a multifunctional, manageable, all-in-one hot-spot solution designed to make it easy and affordable for businesses to provide secure, password-protected Internet access to customers either as a value-added service or to generate additional revenue.
The device supports up to 100 simultaneous wireless and wired users through an integrated four-port 10/100M-bps LAN switch and 802.11g WAP (wireless access point). The unit incorporates a Web-based management interface and setup wizard for easy step-by-step configuration. Host networks are protected from unauthorized access by comprehensive security that includes a NAT (Network Address Translation)-based firewall, MAC (media access control) address filtering, 64- and 128-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) encryption and AAA (authentication, authorization and accounting) services for both wired and wireless clients.