ZyXEL Unveils All New 54Mbps WLAN Solution Series

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October 24, 2003

(Hsinchu, October 22, 2003) ZyXEL Communications (TSE:2391), world's leading broadband access solution provider, today unveils its complete ZyAIR Series 54Mbps WLAN product line, which consists of routers, access points, and versatile end-user network interface cards. With its compliance to the IEEE 802.11g specification and built-in security features, the all new ZyAIR-G Series is capable of providing users with high-performance connectivity and industrial-strength network security.

The ZyAIR 11g solutions sport a comprehensive security structure, including WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and IEEE 802.1x user authentication that assures user of data safety and privacy. In addition, ZyXEL will be providing users with free IEEE 802.1x client software for further network protection. (WPA and IEEE 802.1x client software will be supported in the November revision.)

Aside from security, wireless networks created with ZyAIR 11g solutions can be extended with additional ZyAIR access points, and integrated with wired networks as well. Moreover, the built-in Power-on-Ethernet (PoE) feature will give the users more freedom by eliminating the need for power outlets.

"With the establishment of the 802.11g standard, plus the huge bandwidth demand inspired by multimedia and video transfer, the momentum of 802.11g wireless products will manifest itself quickly," said Felix Chang, Product Marketing Director of ZyXEL's Wireless LAN Product Division. "The ZyAIR-G Series offers a transfer speed as high as 54Mbps, which is five times the current 802.11b (11Mbps) standard. Better yet, ZyAIR-G supports the latest acceleration mode, and is fully compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g WLAN devices without sacrificing performance. To its potential users, ZyAIR-G represents an outstanding value for the investment."

In contrast to its powerful functionality, installing ZyAIR 11g is amazingly straightforward. For more information on ZyXEL 802.11g products, visit ZyXEL Website at http://www.zyxel.com/product/category.php?indexFlagvalue=1021876859.

Availability
Among the latest members of the series, G-1000 and G-100 are already in production; G-2000 router is expected in November, and the client network interface card will be rolled into production in the 4th quarter of 2003.ZyXEL Wireless LAN series is available now and can be ordered via ZyXEL's global sales network of system integrators and value-added resellers. 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 information, visit the company's Website at http://www.zyxel.com.