The NBG5715 creates two separate, concurrent networks to double performance compared with a traditional router.
Communications, a provider of secure broadband networking, Internet
connectivity, home entertainment and routing products, announced the
availability of the NBG5715, a simultaneous dual-band, 450M-bps wireless-N
router. Marketed as a premium model in Zyxel's wireless-N series, the NBG5715
creates two separate, concurrent networks to double performance compared with a
NBG5715 is currently available from the company's authorized resellers and
e-commerce partners at a suggested price of $250.
concurrent network capability enables consumers to browse the Internet over the
standard 2.4GHz band while high-bandwidth, low-latency activities, such as
streaming Internet movies or playing lag-free games online, can be performed
over the 5GHz band. The router also features two USB ports to accommodate
sharing both a printer and a storage device over the network.
design that incorporates three multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO)
antennas, the NBG5715 is capable of transfer rates up to 450M bps
simultaneously on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio bands. The company said this
design offers power users maximum flexibility in planning a high-performance
home network and is also ideal for families with home offices who want to
create separate business and home networks on different frequency bands.
built-in NetUSB ports allow users to share multiple peripheral devices, like
storage, printers and scanners, over the home network. To help ensure reliable
wall-to-wall wireless connectivity throughout the home, the NBG5715 applies
SmartRange technology, which pinpoints wireless clients like laptops and
tablets and transmits directly to them. Further enhanced with four Gigabit
Ethernet ports, the NBG5715 offers consumers a variety of connectivity options.
The NBG5715 also features a selection of security features and five VPN tunnels
for home office users.
addition, a user-friendly Web interface makes it easier to navigate through all
the router's features. The NBG5715 also includes a power on/off button to save
energy and reduce a user's environmental impact, according to a company
assembled all the latest advancements in wireless and networking technology in
our smartly designed NBG5715," said Steven Joe, executive vice president
of channel business for Americas at Zyxel. "We are confident that the
NBG5715 will please even the most discerning user with its form and
May, the company announced its first product, the NWA110N-CE, in a series of
CloudEnabled WiFi solutions for small to medium-size businesses (SMBs). The
NWA1100N-CE has integrated business hardware features, including
multi-operation modes, Power-over-Ethernet support and multiple SSIDs, with a
cloud-based management user interface and is powered by PowerCloud Systems'
CloudCommand technology. Security features include a firewalled guest network
to provide security against all devices connected to the guest network and user
management with authentication and encryption.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.