Wherever you go, there's a wireless hotspot nearby... or is there? We look at two finger-sized Wi-Fi finders from ZyXEL and TrendNET that can answer that question with no notebook required.
About a year ago we looked at three products representing three technologies that claimed to deliver higher wireless speed and extended range. This time it's eight MIMO and one non-MIMO product that Tim Higgins put to the test, with surprising results.
ZyXEL's G-2000 Plus lets you implement WPA Enterprise without the hassle of setting up a RADIUS server. But Jim Hubbard found its routing performance could be a problem for those with higher-speed Internet connections
Wi-Fi VoIP phones are a cool concept. But at least in the case of ZyXEL's second attempt at a low-cost product, the reality got Tim Higgins a little hot under the collar.
The ability of most routers to control the who, what and when of Internet access leaves much to be desired. Micah LaCombe found that ZyXEL's HomeSafe Parental Control Gateway is an exception to this status quo and doesn't command a premium price either.
Most 802.11g routers battle to differentiate themselves by touting high speeds that most users will never achieve in real-life use. ZyXEL's G-2000 802.11g router takes a different approach by including a built-in user authentication feature that can add real value to home and small business users.
Anyone who wants to run their own, independent pay-for wireless "hotspot" can now get into the game. ZyXEL's B-4000 Wireless Service Gateway bundles everything you need into one convenient package - even the printer for customer receipts!