ZyAIR Wireless Router from ZyXEL wins PC Magazine Editors' Choice

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June 26, 2003

Hsinchu, Taiwan, June 26, 2003 -- ZyXEL Communications Co., (TSE: 2391) world's leading provider of broadband access solutions, today announced that its ZyAIR B-2000 wireless broadband router has been chosen by PC Magazine (http://www.pcmag.com) as the Editors' Choice in the 802.11b category of wireless LAN solutions over competitive products from Adaptec, D-Link, Hawking, Linksys, Microsoft, NetGear, Siemens and U.S.Robotics.

The ZyAIR B-2000 was described as the "most stylish, well-rounded, and potentially most secure product in the 802.11b category." In the feature published in PC Magazine's June 30 issue, reviewers specifically highlighted the ZyAIR B-2000's comprehensive security features including 128-bit WEP encryption, MAC address filtering, SSID, and 802.1x authentication server with RADIUS Client. The ZyAIR B-2000 was the only 802.11b product reviewed which allows onboard IEEE 802.1x secure user authentication, eliminating the expense and complexity of setting up an external RADIUS server.

"The B-2000 is easy to set up and manage, and it comes with a wealth of security features, such as authentication support, normally found only in business-class products," reported PC Magazine, adding that "its mix of security features and ease of use cannot be beat for small and medium-size businesses as well as home offices."

"We are proud of our selection as Editors' Choice. The ZyAIR B-2000 provides a high quality, comprehensive networking solution that allows efficient, secure, and reliable communication and it is a tremendous honor for this validation from the highly regarded PC Magazine Labs," said Munira Brooks, vice president marketing and strategic account development at ZyXEL.

The ZyXEL ZyAIR WLAN Series is consisted of versatile routers, access points, PC Card, PCI cards, USB adapters, as well as Ethernet adapters for building an optimized wireless broadband environment that suits user's need perfectly. ZyXEL ZyAIR has been recognized globally by numerous professional media, such as PC Magazine of the United States, MicroDatorn of Denmark, in addition to Internet Professionell and Macwelt of Germany.

The ZyAIR B-2000 is available now through ZyXEL authorized distributors worldwide. For more information on all ZyAIR products and ZyXEL's complete line of broadband access solutions, including a comprehensive list of where to buy, visit www.zyxel.com.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TAI:2391.TW), 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.

Availability
The ZyXEL Dimension Gigabit SOHO Series is expected to be available in mid-May through ZyXEL's global network of authorized distributors. All products come with a two-year materials and workmanship warranty and include ZyXEL technical support. To find a ZyXEL reseller 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