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U.S. Robotics Boosts 802.11g Wireless Speeds Up To A Blazing 125 Mbps


HANNOVER, Germany–March 18, 2004– U.S. Robotics is blowing past 802.11g standard wireless speeds with its exclusive accelerator technology enhancement. The company’s latest firmware upgrade and driver update is capable of boosting wireless bandwidth performance from 100 Mbps up to 125 Mbps. By early June, the 125 Mbps upgrade will ship with all U.S. Robotics 802.11g Wireless Turbo products. However, the company will support its existing 100 Mbps customers by offering a FREE download available at

U.S. Robotics products always connect at the highest possible rate to provide the best speeds in mixed mode networking environments—from 22 Mbps, 54 Mbps, 100 Mbps and now up to 125 Mbps. Based on advanced U.S. Robotics 802.11g Accelerator Technology and silicon chip technology from Texas Instruments, the Turbo product line uses packet aggregation coupled with frame bursting technology to dramatically improve network efficiency and boost overall performance without channel bonding.

“Continuing with our reputation of providing the fastest wireless products available, customers purchasing U.S. Robotics wireless solutions today should be assured that they are buying 125 Mbps capable product,” said Jim Thomsen, senior product manager of U.S. Robotics. “This feature enhancement also increases standard 802.11g performance up to 25 percent.”

To ensure the fastest data throughput rates at all times, U.S. Robotics designed the 802.11g Wireless Turbo line for total compatibility with all 54 Mbps 802.11g, 22 Mbps 802.11b and 11 Mbps 802.11b wireless devices. U.S. Robotics 802.11g Wireless Turbo products ensure that each device will securely connect independently at the highest speed possible with any combination of 802.11g and 802.11b wireless devices. Unlike other high-speed networking technology, U.S. Robotics maximizes network capacity by placing all the speed on a single channel—enabling faster file transfers between multiple network users.

The following U.S. Robotics 802.11g 100 Mbps wireless turbo networking equipment will take advantage of the firmware upgrade and driver update:

  • U.S. Robotics 802.11g Wireless Turbo Router is ideal for sharing a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection, data files, music and games among multiple computers. The router includes four products in one—an Access Point, 4-port Ethernet switch, router and firewall. (Model 8054)
  • U.S. Robotics 802.11g Wireless Turbo Multi-Function Access Point is a professional-grade access point that has the power, features and flexibility to be the foundation of a business or campus wireless network or wirelessly extend the reach of the Internet throughout a home or office. The access point includes five key wireless capabilities in one product — Access Point, Bridge, Multi-Bridge, Client and Repeater. (Model 5450)
  • U.S. Robotics 802.11g Wireless Turbo PCI Adapter allows users to wirelessly connect to the power of an entire network from their desktop computer. The included Site Survey feature makes finding the closest access point easy and simplifies wireless network configuration. (Model 5416)
  • U.S. Robotics 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card for laptops lets users take the power of an entire network with them to stay connected to e-mail, shared files and the Internet from wherever the user needs it. The PC card’s unique low-power design gets the most from a laptop’s battery to keep users online longer. (Model 5410)

U.S. Robotics 802.11g Wireless Turbo products provide accelerated speeds, better security and broader compatibility than standard 802.11g products. The line’s versatility and simplicity makes it easy to set up a wireless network with, or without, an existing wired network and without expensive infrastructure costs. The unique, SecureStack, modular case design of U.S. Robotics networking gear requires minimal space, so both home network users and small-to-medium size business owners alike can grow their networks with an entire family of other U.S. Robotics networking and broadband devices.

About U.S. Robotics

For three decades, U.S. Robotics has been the world’s leader in Internet access, delivering the highest quality and most innovative modems available. U.S. Robotics also provides a selection of wireless and wired networking products and security devices for homes and small offices. The company is partnering with key industry players and new technology providers to bring consumers connectivity solutions through its extensive worldwide distribution channel. U.S. Robotics is privately held and headquartered in the Chicago area. For further information regarding the company and its products, please visit the Web site at or

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