Networking for Small Biz
Agere Systems, based in Allentown, Pa., last week announced four wireless networking kits for small businesses, all of which include installation wizard software that encourages users to enable 128-bit encryption.
The Wireless Home & Small Office Networking Kit for the desktop includes an access point, the RG-1100 Broadband Gateway, that wirelessly connects up to 10 computers and provides Internet access from a digital subscriber line or an ISDN or a cable modem connection, as well as encryption and virtual private network support. It costs $349.
The Wireless Home & Small Office Networking Kit for the laptop includes the RG-1100 Broadband Gateway and a PC Card for a laptop computer and also costs $349. The Wireless Home & Small Office Networking Kit for the laptop and desktop also includes a USB (Universal Serial Bus) client device, all for $459.
The Wireless LAN Kit for Small Businesses includes the AP-500 access point, an extended-range antenna and a USB client. It costs $749.