Adapter connects personal computer to wireless networks.

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EZ Connect(TM) g wireless SMC2862W-G 2.4 GHz Adapter connects laptop/desktop computer with USB port to IEEE 802.11g or 802.11b wireless network. Adapter handles data rates up to 54 Mbps in 802.11g mode, and USB 2.0 interface provides top speed potential of 480 Mbps. Built-in site survey scanning utility detects and displays available wireless access to locate networks. Connections are secured via 64/128 bit WEP encryptions, WPA support, and 802.1x user authentication.



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SMC Makes Wireless Connection Plug-in Easy with New 802.11g USB Adapter



Press Release Date: 2/17/04 Body Text: IRVINE, CA - February 17, 2004 - SMC Networks (www.smc.com), leading provider of networking solutions for the SMB/e, the ISP and all the way home, today announced the latest in its EZ Connect(TM) g line of simple wireless networking products, the SMC2862W-G 2.4 GHz 54Mbps USB 2.0 Adapter. Available now through select retail outlets, resellers and integrators, the new easy-to-use SMC2862W-G USB Adapter carries an MSRP of $79.99. The EZ Connect g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (SMC2862W-G) makes it easy to connect any laptop or desktop computer with a USB port-1.0, 1.1 or 2.0-to a wireless IEEE 802.11g or 802.11b wireless network. Employing the latest in high-end wireless 802.11g technology, it provides the compatibility, speed, coverage and security that today's users demand. Extremely fast and efficient, the SMC2862W-G can handle even the most demanding wireless applications, like streaming video and multimedia.

Providing wireless connectivity for Windows-based devices with a USB port, the SMC2862W-G USB adapter installs easily with the included EZ Installation Wizard: put the install CD in the drive, click 'Install Driver/Utility', plug the adapter into an open USB port and you're on-line.

"The USB adapter is a great addition to the SMC wireless networking portfolio," said Chris Alexis, SMC Networks' product manager for consumer wireless products. "Its compact and dongle-less design makes it sleek, easy to carry, and convenient to use with your PC. Its USB 2.0 and 802.11g-compliance also means that it is extremely flexible. What's more, the SMC2862W-G can connect Windows-based devices with a USB port to any 802.11g or b network, and it's easy to move among devices."

Making portable computing even more mobile, the SMC EZ Connect g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter provides the ability to connect to any 802.11g or b wireless network-the most commonly-used today-so users can connect at home, at the office or at most any 'hotspot' with just one wireless USB adapter. The new SMC2862W-G 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter is fast, too. 802.11g-compliance means that it supports high-speed data rates of up to 54Mbps in 802.11g mode-5 times that of standard 802.11b wireless; and the USB 2.0 interface provides top speed potential of 480Mbps-40 times that of 1.0 or 1.1-so none of 802.11g's 54Mbps speed is wasted. Its EZ Installation Wizard makes setting up the SMC2862W-G USB adapter quick and easy, and profile management lets users of the new USB adapter save multiple wireless profiles-the office, home, the airport-so that moving around is easy. And, its built-in site survey scanning utility detects and displays available wireless access so users can locate networks for access. Of course, security is a must as well, so connections are secured via 64/128-bit WEP encryption, WPA support-under all operating systems-and 802.1x user authentication.

About SMC Networks

A leading provider of networking solutions for the SMB/e, the ISP and all the way home, SMC puts its more than 30 years' experience to work for every product and solution the company produces. Leveraging strong industry relationships in combination with experienced and talented in-house design and engineering, SMC continues to bring to market a host of affordable, high-performance products. Headquartered in Irvine, California, U.S.A, SMC Networks supports its worldwide market through regional offices located throughout the United States and 20 other countries. For more information about SMC Networks or its products, visit www.smc.com, or call 800-SMC-4You (800-762-4968).

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