US Robotics Rolls Out MaxG Tech

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US Robotics isn't fooling around. Its Wireless Gateway USR019108 is a broadband networking solution that combines the company's exclusive MaxG with ADSL2+ technology for a complete broadband networking solution that encompasses a router and a print server. Obviously great for home networks, it's also perfect for any small business needs. And if your broadband provider isn't giving you ADSL+, the product does support existing ADSL connections. The Gateway comes with four Ethernet network ports and says that it can deliver up to 50 percent improvement in signal range and 125Mbit/s wireless performance (compared to 54Mbit/s for standard 802.11g). Also includes one USB 2.0 port, one adjustable antenna, an SPI firewall, Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2)/802.11i and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), 802.1x authentication, 64/128-bit WEP encryption, SSID broadcast disable, VPN pass-through (PPTP, IPSec and L2TP), password protected configuration access, DMZ and virtual server support. One problem: It seems the MaxG technology isn't really up to par because to get the real speed and range across your network, you'll also need to purchase wireless adapters for all your computers and laptops. Uh oh.

U.S. Robotics Wireless MAXg ADSL2+ Gateway [Bios Magazine]
Specs and pricing for U.S. Robotics MaxG routers [CNET]

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us robotics suck in the customer service.....customers should be able to get help no matter what time of day it is.