ZyXEL Debuts NWA570N 802.11n Draft 2.0 Wireless Access Point

Supports Four Operation Modes for Better Wireless Network Performance

Hsinchu, January 8, 2007 -- ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE:2391), the world's largest gateway provider (In-Stat, 2006), today unveiled its NWA570N Wireless N access point/bridge combo. The new design not only simplifies security setup to just one touch, but also offers excellent flexibility through operation in four modes: access point, repeater, point-to-point bridge and wireless client. With a throughput of up to 300Mbps and wider signal coverage, the NWA570N is perfect for users demanding high-speed data and multimedia delivery such as downloading, video streaming and gaming.

As the computer industry shows its support for the 802.11n Draft standard, customers are expressing their confidence in related products by embracing the new technology. With more users enjoying dramatically increased speeds, the success of Draft N products for home use and small business networks can be seen in their steadily increasing worldwide sales.

Thanks to the 802.11N draft technology that uses the reflections to increase range and eliminate "dead zones," the ZyXEL NWA570N is capable of data rates at up to 300Mbps and offers 4 times the coverage of 802.11g standard.
Network security setup for the NWA570N is vastly simplified through the use of the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) system. Users no longer have to define a network identifier (SSID) and pass phrase to enable WPA security, since the product automatically generates SSIDs and PIN codes instead. Users only need to press a button on the device and on the access point simultaneously to complete the authentication process.

In its four operating modes, NWA570N supports MAC address filtering to limit access to the wireless network, as well as Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2) and 64/128/152-bit WEP Encryption. In addition, NWA570N also features the latest 802.1x authentication and Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key (WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK) wireless security mechanisms for network protection.
As standard, this ZyXEL product is sure to win users with its elegant design. The NWA570N employs a detachable design that allows users to replace the standard antenna with a reverse SMA connector type. This antenna has the flexibility to meet user demands if high-gain antenna replacements are required for the environment.

The NWA570N is available now 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, visit http://www.zyxel.com/web/where_tobuy.php

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corporation is a public company registered with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE 2391) and is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan. It is the world's largest residential gateway provider (In-Stat Research and Consulting, 2006).
ZyXEL's comprehensive Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions include access multiplexers, customer premise equipment, Internet security and Wireless LAN equipment. Such equipment makes high-performance network services possible 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