Wireless Access Point offers storage server functions.

Press Release Summary:

EZ Connect(TM) g 2.4 GHz 54 Mbps Wireless AP Storage (SMCWAPS-G) can serve as primary wireless network access point or as wireless network extension, facilitating sharing of files, storage, and secure Internet access. It provides full 802.11g access point capability with 2 USB 2.0 connectors for connection of USB hard disk drives and memory sticks. Chassis accommodates one 2.5 in. internal HDD, while integrated Samba Server capability facilitates cross-platform file-sharing.

Original Press Release:

SMC Networks' New Wireless Access Point/Storage Server Makes Network File Sharing and Backup Easy-and Secure

IRVINE, CA - October 18, 2005 - SMC Networks (www.smc.com) today announced the newest in its EZ Connect(TM) g family of efficient 802.11g wireless networking products, the EZ Connect g 2.4GHz 54Mbps Wireless AP Storage (SMCWAPS-G). Designed to serve as the primary wireless network access point or as a wireless network extension, the new Wireless AP Storage makes it as easy to share files and storage as it does to share Internet access. The SMCWAPS-G provides full 802.11g access point capability-including top-notch security-with the addition of two USB 2.0 connectors so that users can connect USB hard disk drives and memory sticks for easy network backup or data access.

Compact and ultra-slim, the new SMCWAPS-G combines wireless network access point services as well as sophisticated storage server features. Two USB 2.0 connectors allow for direct connection of USB storage devices-HDD or memory stick-and the slim chassis can accommodate one 2.5" internal hard drive (storage devices not included with SMCWAPS-G). Integrated Samba Server capability makes cross-platform file-sharing easy and fast, and the on-board backup button allows the SMCWAPS-G to serve as a one-touch network backup device.

Ideal for travelers and home users who want an easy and secure means for backup and file access, the 802.11g-complaint SMCWAPS-G can serve as the sole access point for a wireless network or can be added to any 802.11b or g network to provide additional access point functionality, along with all of its file-sharing and storage advantages. Easy to set-up with the included EZ Installation Wizard, its robust security features include 64/128-bit WEP encryption, disable SSID broadcast and MAC address filtering. It also supports the latest version of Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), WPA2.

The new EZ Connect g 2.4GHz 54Mbps Wireless AP Storage (SMCWAPS-G) is available beginning in December, 2005 at an MSRP of $99.99.

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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