ZyXEL Unveils ZyAIR G-2000 802.11g WLAN Router for SOHO with Long Cruising and Wireless Network Security

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March 17, 2004

Hsinchu, February 17, 2004 --ZyXEL Communications (TSE:2391), world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today announces its ZyAIR G-2000 wireless router which incorporates wireless access point, IP broadband sharing router, firewall and 4-port switch. SOHO users will benefit from its long cruising and network security features. With the ZyXEL G-100, G-200 and G-300 WLAN cards and adapters, individual and small office users will benefit from the economy, ease-of-use and security of the new ZyXEL 11g WLAN solutions.

In addition to its 802.11g speed of up to 54Mbps, the new ZyXEL ZyAIR G-2000 boasts "long cruising" capability, which greatly enhances wireless transmission reach and coverage. ZyAIR G-2000 comes in a white enclosure that can be positioned horizontally or vertically. A pair of detachable 3dBi external omni-directional antennae guarantees the best 3D signal range and coverage.

The security measures built into ZyXEL ZyAIR G-2000 sports WEP and WPA encryption, as well as IEEE 802.1X user-authentication for controlling the user access to the wireless network. In addition, the firewall mechanism secures the network from hostile attacks. As a free firmware upgrade in the future, office users are able to engage better user-authentication service from the PEAP server built in.

ZyXEL ZyAIR G-2000 offers a comprehensive Web-based, user-friendly administration interface for user to configure the network, as well as DHCP server functions for joining the wireless network easily. Aside from dynamic DNS and remote configuration, ZyAIR G-2000 supports IP Alias function which brings more flexibility by enabling users to support multiple subnets with just one physical port.

Availability
Among the new rollouts, ZyXEL G-100, G-160, G-200 and G-300 are currently available and can be ordered via ZyXEL's global sales network of system integrators and value-added resellers. And ZyAIR G-2000 is expected to make its debut in late March. To find a ZyXEL distributor nearest your location, please consult: http://www.zyxel.com/wherebuy/index.php.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TSE: 2391), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is one of the world's leading broadband access solution vendors. ZyXEL's broad line of Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions includes access multiplexors, customer premise equipment, Internet security and Wireless LAN equipment, enabling high-performance network services for SOHO, small to mid-sized businesses and service providers. ZyXEL works closely with worldwide network equipment vendors, telecommunications companies, ISPs, and other major businesses. For more