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ZyAIR G-2000 with 4-port switch and WAN port

Figure 1: ZyAIR G-2000 with 4-port switch and WAN port

Along one side of the ZyAIR G-2000 there are four 10/100 switched LAN ports and a single 10/100 WAN port. While the user's manual notes you can connect up to four computers to the LAN ports, if your network is bigger than four computers, you will most likely be connecting it to another switch. The LAN ports are auto-negotiating and auto MDI / MDI-X (automatically adjust to either a crossover or straight-through Ethernet cable).

If you get completely flummoxed by a configuration snafu, there is a Reset button recessed into the side panel that resets the unit to its factory default password and IP address. Although the reset button can not be accessed easily, it does reset the administration password, so this may be a good reason to mount the G-2000 out of reach ( it comes comes with a mounting bracket and the necessary hardware).

In addition to the LAN and WAN ports there are two other distinctive features. The first is the pair of antennas that make the G-2000 look a bit like a small sleek white version of everyone's favorite movie ogre, Shrek. The antennas are connected using two RP-TNC style connectors to the body of the unit, and the jointed dipoles are moveable.

The other distinctive feature are the easy-to-read status lights on the top (or if wall mounted, front) of the unit. The status lights indicate power, system status, and the usage of the LAN and WAN ports. Also included is a large blue well-illuminated ZyAIR logo, which can be used indicate wireless data transmission or double as a night light.

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