ZyXEL Unveils Prestige 791, the Next-Generation G.shdsl Router

(Hsinchu, Taiwan, July 3, 2003) ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391) today announced Prestige 791, its next-generation G.shdsl router product, which empowers mid-sized business to access the broadband network, as well as to establish LAN-to-LAN and point-to-point network applications between remote offices.

"Comparing to the G.shdsl products of the previous generation, the ZyXEL Prestige 791 features many functions critical to business users, such as Dial Backup, DDNS, and UPnP." said Albert Ju, Assistant VP of CPE Business Unit, "Its competitive price tag and trouble-free interface for installation and configuration also contribute to the easy-to-use and affordable alternative of leased lines."

Prestige 791 supports symmetrical, multiple transfer rates up to 2.3Mbps. To ensure connection availability, Prestige 791 provides Dial Backup for Internet access function to re-route the network data stream to alternative conduits such as analog modem or ISDN TA, in instance of DSL service interruption.

Prestige 791 also offers powerful router functions that support DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). It can be configured to serve as a DHCP server or relay, and then DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) will map any dynamic IP address to a specific domain name, which enables users of dynamic IP addresses to provide Internet services such as World Wide Web or FTP.

The considerate design of Prestige 791 dramatically reduces the time and effort required for installation. The UPnP (Universal Plug & Play) feature enables Prestige 791 to establish connection with LAN, acquire an IP address, and communicate with other network devices totally unattended. Furthermore, ZyXEL will customize the factory settings according to ISP specification, allowing Prestige 791 to work out-of-box. The built-in PPPoE function supports authentication and charge mechanism, so there�s no need for IT staff to install PPPoE software on each workstation; all these functions can be operated through a user-friendly Web interface by users. The quantity production of Prestige 791 has been inaugurated in June.

Available now, ZyXEL Prestige 791 can be ordered via ZyXEL�s global sales network, including direct from the company and through partnered service providers and distributors. To find a ZyXEL distributor nearest your location, please consult: http://www.zyxel.com/wherebuy/index.php.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Co. (TSE:2391), located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is one of the world's leading broadband access solution vendors. 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