ZyXEL Announces P-336M 802.11g Wireless MIMO Firewall Router

Say Goodbye to Wireless Dead-spots and Lag-filled Home Network

Hsinchu, Taiwan, March 8, 2006 -- ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE: 2391), world’s largest DSL router provider, toady announced it will unveil ZyXEL P-336M 802.11g Wireless MIMO firewall router at CeBIT 2006 (Hall 15 C05). With ZyXEL’s MIMO Smart Antenna and StreamEngineTM QoS technology, the new P-336M is definitely the best choice for home users seeking for “no dead zone, no Internet lag” wireless connectivity and easy-to-use home router.

The ZyXEL P-336M featuring 108Mbps Super G Wireless and MIMO Smart Antenna Technology provides the ultimate solution for speed and coverage, and is backwards compatible with any IEEE 802.11b/g Wi-Fi certified device. Home users are freely to access the Internet wirelessly from backyard to bedrooms, and enjoy the high performance of multimedia streaming or Internet surfing.

The ZyXEL P-336M enables users to run multiple Internet applications without degrading the quality of Internet experience. With its built-in StreamEngineTM technology, the ZyXEL P-336M automatically prioritizes delay sensitive traffic and eliminates internet lag.

To protect wireless data transmissions, the P-336M provides Wi-Fi Protected Access and WPA2 featuring AES standard. The P-336M has Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall and VPN pass-through creating a secure connection at any remote location. Policies can be defined on the ZyXEL P-336M providing customized filters.

Users who have upgraded their Windows operating system to Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, the P-336M can now be setup even easier using a USB flash drive and Microsoft Windows Connect Now (WCN). Connect multiple users to the network without any necessary configuration utilities or applications on each client. For more information about ZyXEL P-336M, please visit the ZyXEL Web site at http://www.zyxel.com/

ZyXEL P-336M 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.