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U.S. Robotics ‘instant’ Wireless Networking Kit For Homes And Small Businesses Available At Tigerdirect.Com

12.1.2004

CHICAGO – December 1, 2004– Just in time for the holidays, U.S. Robotics® has made it even easier for consumers and home office/small office users to set up a wireless network anytime, anywhere with simple plug and play connectivity. Available now at TigerDirect.com and major distributors, U.S. Robotics’ new Wireless Network Starter Kit comes with an 802.11g 54 Mbps wireless USB adapter and an 802.11g 54 Mbps wireless router that installs in three simple steps.

“Setting up a wireless network couldn’t be easier,” says Jim Thomsen, senior product manager, U.S. Robotics. “Our starter kit’s convenient, all-in-one product packaging provides small business owners and consumers with everything they need for an instant wireless network and installs in only three easy steps. For users on the go, the kit’s slim profile wireless USB adapter is conveniently portable between networking locations. And, U.S. Robotics long-term relationships with leading retailers like TigerDirect.com makes it easy for customers to find and purchase our products,” Thomsen adds.

The USB adapter is lightweight; has the look and feel of a memory stick; and is easily transportable between locations. The device simply plugs into any available USB (2.0 or 1.1) port of a desktop or notebook computer to make an instant wireless connection to the wireless router. Just like a memory stick, the USB adapter eliminates the need to open the case of a desktop computer or use any tools – saving users a great deal of hassle. Users can then share secure Internet access, files and peripherals, such as printers, with other computers on the network.

The U.S. Robotics Wireless Network Starter Kit (USR5470) is available now from TigerDirect.com for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price $99.

  • Both devices are compatible with all Wi-Fi (54 Mbps 802.11g and 11 Mbps 802.11b) wireless devices;
  • The equipment comes with a built-in firewall to protect against hackers; support for Web Site blocking; MAC Address Authentication; 64/128-bit WEP encryption and WPA;
  • The router features an integrated 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch to support other wired devices;
  • The USB’s power control uses minimum transmit power preserving the life of a laptop battery;
  • The adapter is compatible with both laptop and desktop PCs delivering highest performance with a USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 interface; and
  • The package contains a U.S. Robotics 802.11g Wireless Router; U.S. Robotics 802.11g USB 2.0 Wireless Adapter; one Ethernet cable; quick installation guide; CD with full user manual; power supply.

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 Chicago, USA. Its EMEA headquarters are based in the UK. For further information regarding the company and its products, please visit the Web site at www.usr.com.

U.S. Robotics is a registered trademark of U.S. Robotics Corporation. All rights reserved. All other company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.