ZyXEL unveils compact 802.11n wireless range extender

ZyXEL unveils compact 802.11n wireless range extender


Infotech Lead America: ZyXEL Communications, a networking company, has introduced the WRE2205 802.11n wireless range extender.

The device can boost a network’s wireless signal to extend coverage throughout the home and backyard just by plugging into any electrical outlet.

The wireless extender provides transfer rates of up to 300Mbps and is backward compatible with 802.11b/g.

Steven Joe, executive vice president of channel business for Americas said that ZyXEL’s range extender is a simple, plug-n-play solution that eliminates wireless dead spots in consumer homes and other establishments.

The WRE2205 offers seamless extensions that allow users to enjoy video streaming, online gaming and Internet browsing on fixed and mobile-networked devices anywhere in the home.

The portable device offers easy setup wizard and Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button that allow users to activate the Range Extenders with ample security instantly.

Available at MSRP 59.99, the WRE2205 features LED signal strength indicators on the panel that help users easily identify the best location for optimal Wi-Fi coverage.

ZyXEL claims that it has made the wireless range extender “green,” providing the unit with a power switch so it can be powered down when not in use, to save electricity and reduce energy consumption.

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