US Robotics Cranks Up 802.11

U.S. Robotics announces firmware upgrade and driver update capable of boosting wireless bandwidth performance to 125Mbit/s, launches USB adapter

April 13, 2004

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MAIDENHEAD, U.K. -- U.S. Robotics is blowing past 802.11g standard wireless speeds with its exclusive accelerator technology enhancement. The company’s latest firmware upgrade and driver update is capable of boosting wireless bandwidth performance from 100 Mbps up to 125 Mbps. By early June, the 125 Mbps upgrade will ship with all U.S. Robotics’ 802.11g Wireless Turbo products.

U.S. Robotics’ products always connect at the highest possible rate to provide the best speeds in mixed mode networking environments—from 22 Mbps, 54 Mbps, 100 Mbps and now up to 125 Mbps. Based on advanced U.S. Robotics 802.11g Accelerator Technology and silicon chip technology from Texas Instruments, the Turbo product line uses packet aggregation coupled with frame bursting technology to dramatically improve network efficiency and boost overall performance without channel bonding.

“Continuing with our reputation of providing the fastest wireless products available, customers purchasing U.S. Robotics wireless solutions today should be assured that they are buying 125 Mbps capable products,” said Jim Thomsen, senior product manager of U.S. Robotics. “This feature enhancement also increases standard 802.11g performance up to 25 percent.”

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MAIDENHEAD, U.K. -- U.S. Robotics is enabling users to connect to wireless networks faster and easier than ever before. With the UK launch of its new ‘plug and connect’ 802.11g Wireless USB Adapter (model 805420), U.S. Robotics eliminates the need to open the case of a desktop computer or use any tools – saving users a great deal of hassle. This latest addition to U.S. Robotics’ innovative and user-friendly range of secure ADSL internet access and wireless connectivity solutions will be available for purchase from most independent retailers and mail order outlets, such as Dabs, MicroWarehouse, Insight and Global Direct from mid-April 2004.

The USR805420 simply plugs into any available 1.1 or 2.0 USB port and uses accelerated 802.11g technology for up to 25 percent better performance. Since its powered by the USB connection, no power adapter is necessary. Furthermore, its built-in 2dBi single dipole antenna delivers superior range and coverage than other products in its class.

“Nearly all computers today come standard with USB ports. U.S. Robotics new wireless USB adapter is ideal, because it provides customers with the flexibility to use those ports for wireless connectivity. The device allows for an instant wireless network connection to any 802.11g Access Point for sharing secure internet access, files and peripherals such as printers with other computers on the network,” said Jim Thomsen, senior product manager of U.S. Robotics.

U.S. Robotics Corp.

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