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ZyXEL Unveils N-lite Wireless Solution for High Speed Performance in a Cost- Effective Way

May 18, 2009

Hsinchu, Taiwan, May 18, 2009 -- ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), a world leader in broadband access solutions, has launched its newest N-lite wireless solutions, the NBG-417N N-lite wireless home router and the NWD-270N N-lite wireless USB adapter for notebook and desktop PC users who demand a high-performance home network connection at the best price.

NBG-417N and NWD-270N the new wireless N-lite series featuring 802.11n technology provides users of next-generation networks with significant savings. The compact and plug-and-play design not only makes it possible to easily upgrade network performance but it also supports backward compatibility with existing 802.11b/g devices. With a data transmission rate of up to 150 Mbps, the ZyXEL Wireless N-lite series delivers three times faster speed and increases more coverage than an 802.11g wireless network, yet it is available at an attractive price compared with the 802.11g wireless network.

With Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) technology that prioritizes different data traffic, the NBG-417N enhances users'experiences in triple-play applications. Featuring an eco-friendly wireless scheduler, the device can be configured on or off automatically, depending on the wireless usage pattern. Users can control wireless connections and reduce wasted power consumption. In addition, the six-level output power controlling capability enables users to easily adjust the output power to reduce interference caused by neighboring access points in high-density wireless deployment areas.

By plugging a NWD-270N wireless USB adapter into a notebook or desktop PC, home and office users can immediately gain wireless network access to transfer files or stream media around the entire home or office with a high-speed connection. Equipped with the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), both the NBG-417N and the NWD-270N offer users an easy way to activate wireless networks by pushing the WPS button.

"ZyXEL introduced the comprehensive Wireless N series to meet the requirements of diverse consumers," said Chinru Lin, Assistant VP of the ZyXEL Digital Home Business Unit. "The NBG-417N and NWD-270N provides users with a cost-effective home network with better performance than traditional 11g product without sacrificing performance."

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About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989 and headquartered in Taiwan, is the leading provider of complete broadband access solutions. As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has undergone many transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions designed for telco, SME/enterprise and digital home users in a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include wired and wireless access network equipments, networking customer premises equipments and carrier switches; SME and enterprise solutions consist of Unified Security Gateway, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony, while digital home solutions come in a variety of network connectivity devices and multimedia solutions.

The company has 3200 employees and countless distributors in 70 countries, reaching more than 150 regional markets. The ZyXEL Communications Corp. owns 32 subsidiaries and sales offices, as well as two research and development centers worldwide. For more information, please visit the company’s Web site at