A WLAN Hot Spot in a Small Box
ZyXel'S B-4000 wireless service gateway is targeted at organizations looking to deploy public WLANs.ZyXelS B-4000 wireless service gateway is targeted at organizations looking to deploy public WLANs. The B-4000, which was released last month, combines an 802.11b wireless access point, router, four-port switch and wireless service gateway. The gateway, which ZyXel says can support 100 users simultaneously, is appropriate for use in public retail locations such as coffee shops, bookstores and airport terminals.
Public WLANs are more complex and require a richer set of featuresparticularly in securitythan a standard wireless deployment. The B-4000 includes Layer 2 isolation capabilities, SSL log-in and VPN pass-through, as well as user authentication and accounting.