ZyXEL Announces PL-100 Powerline Ethernet Adapter to Extend LAN through Standard Electrical Wiring

HomePlug 1.0 Certified LAN Extension Solution Providing up to 85Mbps Amazing High Transmission!

Hsinchu, November 9, 2005 -- ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE: 2391), world's largest DSL router provider, today unveils its PL-100 Powerline Ethernet Adapter designed exclusively for home and small office users. Certified with HomePlug 1.0 standard, PL-100 is an access extension solution allowing homes or small offices get networked completely with existing power lines. With high transmission rate up to 85Mbps and robust 56-bit Data Encryption Security (DES) protection, the ZyXEL PL-100 empowers families or small offices to extend LAN easily and safely.

ZyXEL PL-100 is one of the easiest ways to completely network a house with existing power lines. With no new wiring installation required, the PL-100 can transform electrical power lines into a house-wide network infrastructure by simply connecting to any existing power socket.

Thanks to the HomePlug Turbo Technology, the ZyXEL PL-100 can achieve data rates up to 85Mbps. This exceptional performance allows users surf the Web, access e-mails or deliver large files easily and safely through the high-speed power line connections.

With 56-bit DES capability, the PL-100 not only provides secure Internet access, but also allows safe file and peripheral sharing. Surfing the Internet from any room at home through the existing power lines is now safe, and traffics of personal and private data is firmly protected on home networks. For more information about ZyXEL PL-100, please visit the ZyXEL Web site at http://www.zyxel.com

ZyXEL PL-100 is currently available 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 Corp. (TSE: 2391), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is the world's largest DSL router provider (Gartner, August 2005). 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