SMC Wireless Kit Offers Advanced Bridging
SMC Networks' SMCWTK-G Wireless Traveler's Kit helps road warriors go wireless in their hotel rooms with a unit that can be configured as an access point, a repeater, an Ethernet bridge, a point-to-point bridge or a point-to-multipoint bridge.Until a few months ago, road warriors who wanted to go wireless in their hotel rooms needed to haul a full-size router around with them. Now, with SMC Networks SMCWTK-G Wireless Travelers Kit, users can untether themselves while on the roadup to a point. Released in August, the $99 SMCWTK-G is perfect for travelers who need advanced bridging modes. The 2.4GHz 802.11g unit acts as a traditional access point and can be configured as a repeater, an Ethernet bridge, a point-to-point bridge or a point-to-multipoint bridge.
The SMCWTK-G offers plenty of bridging capabilities, but I couldnt help but wonder why SMC didnt include routing capabilitiesas D-Link and NetGear do with their travel kitsso that business travelers could share a broadband connection.