ZyXEL Releases NWD-170N/NWD-370N Draft 802.11n Wireless CardBus Card/PCI Adapter

Get Extreme Wireless Performance and Dead Spot-Free Coverage

Hsinchu, November 22, 2006 -- ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE: 2391), the world's largest residential gateway provider (In-State, 2006), today releases its draft 802.1n NWD-170N CardBus and NWD-370N PCI wireless adapters for home users. ZyXEL NWD-170N and NWD-370N deliver enhanced wireless transmission speeds that allow users to enjoy high-speed wireless connections and enjoy smooth video/voice streaming and online gaming. Coupled with advanced wireless security features, the NWD-170N and NWD-370N protects users' data in the wireless network.

Based on the draft 802.1n standard, ZyXEL NWD-170N and NWD-370N wireless adapters deliver wireless transmission speeds of up to 300Mbps and 4 times greater coverage areas than a 802.11g connection. The NWD-170N and NWD-370N wireless adapters automatically select to use the best transmission method for computers and allow users to maximize wireless performance on the computers and be connected to all corners of the home without any dead spots. Being backward compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g, users can freely roam between wireless networks without disruptions.

ZyXEL NWD-170N and NWD-370N support both basic 64/128/152-bit WEP data encryption and the advanced WPA/WPA2 wireless security features to prevent intrusion to the wireless network and help protect user data.

ZyXEL NWD-170N and NWD-370N wireless adapters are easy to install and set up. The auto setup wizard guides users step-by-step through the installation and wireless network configuration process. The intuitive ZyXEL utility is included to enable easy configuration of the NWD-170N and NWD-370N wireless adapters. And it is multilingual interface allows users to select the desired language version or have it automatically detect based on the computer's regional settings.

ZyXEL NWD-170N and NWD-370N wireless adapters are now available and can be ordered via ZyXEL's global sales network of system integrators and value-added resellers. To find a ZyXEL distributor nearest to your location, visit the information site at http://www.zyxel.com/web/where_tobuy.php

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE: 2391), headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is the world's largest residential gateway provider (In-State, 2006). ZyXEL's comprehensive Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions include 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.