Nology has expanded its range to now include the Billion 3100SN Wireless-N Wall Plug Access Point. This AP features extended wireless coverage of up to six times the speed and three times the range of 802.11g (the preceding Wi-Fi standard) products.
The 3100SN is a perfect solution for residential users who want an instant hotspot in every single room of the house; or for those wanting to provide access in a public space like a café or conference room.
Says Riaan Leuschner, MD of Nology: "More and more residential users are setting up wireless networks to connect to multiple devices which are increasingly bandwidth intensive. Networking equipment thus needs to keep up with the demand for faster speeds and larger ranges. The Billion 3100SN access point is designed to meet these next-generation wireless networking requirements."
The 3100SN is perfect for users who want to share multi-media applications such as online games and audio streaming over the wireless network with no 'dead' zones where reflected signals cancel out the direct signals. The access point can easily be plugged into a power socket as a bridge for Ethernet devices, such as a wired modem, wireless router, PCs and game consoles. It supports data rates up to 300 Megabits per second (Mbps) and is backward compatible with 802.11 b/g equipment.
Added to this, the Billion 3100SN is easy to configure and provides a flexible bridge and repeater mode. Notes Leuschner: "This means that users can connect to all their wireless and wired devices by selecting the bridge mode, or they can use the repeater mode to set up a further wireless network to extend the range, sharing with different Internet Protocols."
As networking becomes more popular among residential users, so do security concerns. The 3100SN makes maintaining network security easy – it features Wireless Protected Access (WPA-PSK/ WPA2-PSK) and Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP). It also supports the Media Access Control (MAC) data communication protocol and the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) standard to prevent unauthorised access to the network.
Leuschner concludes: "As the demands of home users increase, largely driven by more and cheaper broadband and the ever-increasing demand for multiple devices on a network, along with the requirement to have 'wireless' connectivity throughout the house or facility, so too should their networking infrastructure. Billion's 3100SN Wireless-N Wall Plug Access Point is meeting these requirements, allowing users to work and play anytime, anyplace."