Zyxel Catches Up on Wireless Security
Zyxel Communications's new 802.11g router supports Wi-Fi Protected Access.A little late to the party, Zyxel Communications now supports WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) with its 802.11g access points and wireless routers. I tested the ZyAir G-2000 wireless router, an 802.11g-compliant device that includes a four-port 10/100M-bps switch, two detachable variable antennas, a stateful inspection firewall engine and simple Web filtering services. The G-2000, which shipped last month, sells for $165.
The G-2000 provides versatile security with MAC filtering; WPA for use with an external RADIUS server; and WPA-PSK, a slimmed-down version for smaller sites that uses a preshared key for authentication.