New EZ Connect g Wireless USB 2.0
Adapter connects Windows devices to the wireless network via USB port, making efficient,
fast 802.11g wireless networking even easier
IRVINE, CA 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 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
port1.0, 1.1 or 2.0to 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 todays 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 youre 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. Whats more, the
SMC2862W-G can connect Windows-based devices with a USB port to any 802.11g or b network,
and its 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 networkthe most commonly-used todayso 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
mode5 times that of standard 802.11b wireless; and the USB 2.0 interface provides
top speed potential of 480Mbps40 times that of 1.0 or 1.1so none of
802.11gs 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 profilesthe office, home, the airportso
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
supportunder all operating systemsand 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