ZyXEL Prestige 660HW 802.11g Wireless ADSL 2+ Gateway Praised by Turkish CHIP Magazine as Editor's Choice

Hsinchu, October 18, 2004 -- ZyXEL Communications (TSE:2391), world's leading broadband access solutions provider, today announces that its Prestige 660HW 802.11g Wireless ADSL 2+ 4-port Gateway has been awarded by CHIP, Turkey's largest professional computer magazine, as "Editor's Choice" in its DSL modem review published in September.

CHIP magazine reviewed 36 latest DSL modems/routers available on the Turkish market, covering products from ZyXEL, Linksys, AirTies, Zoom, Origo, Thomson Speed, Loopcom, and Datron. In the rigorous tests on connection speed, technical quality, availability, ergonomics, service and documentation performed by the editor, ZyXEL Prestige 660HW left others behind and won the "Editor's Choice" title with leading scores in all categories.

In their conclusion, CHIP stated that "Aiming at home and small office users, the ZyXEL Prestige 660HW is feature-rich in security support, wireless and bandwidth management, as well as other excellent multimedia functionalities and quality required by applications such as VoIP, video streaming, video conferencing and MP3 applications. In addition to its advanced technical characteristics, the "zero configuration" and elegant design also enable ZyXEL Prestige 660HW to win in the competing crowd."

About ZyXEL Prestige 660HW
ZyXEL's Prestige 660HW series is an ADSL 2+ gateway for Home and SOHO applications. The ADSL gateway integrates the latest ADSL2+ technology, 4-port 10/100Mbps auto MDI/MDIX Ethernet switch, and a 54Mbps IEEE 802.11g wireless connectivity. The Prestige 660HW series provides SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) and rich Firewall security features to protect against network intrusion. Additional features such as Zero Configuration, Traffic Redirect, and Media Bandwidth Management, maximize performance while minimizing operation and maintenance costs. High-performing, secure and easy to use, ZyXEL's Prestige 660HW is the best choice for Home and SOHO needs.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TSE: 2391), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is world's largest DSL router provider (Gartner, July 2004). 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.