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New Linksys Indoor and Outdoor Wireless Access Points Use Power

Monty Solomon (
Tue, 3 Jan 2006 16:51:12 -0500

New Linksys Indoor and Outdoor Wireless Access Points Use Power Over
Ethernet for Easy Installation - Jan 3, 2006 08:12 AM (PR Newswire)

New Wireless-G Access Points Mount Anywhere, Even Without Ready Access
to a Power Plug

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Linksys(R), a Division of Cisco
Systems, Inc., the recognized leading provider of voice, wireless and
networking hardware for the consumer, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO)
and small business markets, today announced two new Power over
Ethernet (PoE) Wireless-G access points for small business
environments. The new Wireless-G Access Point with PoE (WAP54GP) and
the Wireless-G Exterior Access Point with PoE (WAP54GPE) enable
high-speed, highly secure wireless access to both indoors and out.

When installing Access Points in difficult or hard-to-reach locations,
running a new electrical outlet can be time consuming and very
expensive. The industry-standard 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE)
capability enables easy and low-cost installation where power outlets
are not readily available such as in ceilings, warehouses, walls or
outside patios. The access points are powered via the Ethernet cable
which is connected to a PoE-enabled router or switch. The new
Wireless-G Access Points let wireless notebook and desktop PCs connect
with other Wireless-G or B clients and wired Ethernet networks for
sharing files, resources, and high-speed broadband Internet

The access points can also be used as a bridge, a kind of "cable-less
cable" to connect remote areas together, forming a single network with
shared resources. For businesses with both confidential and public
access, the Access Points can be configured with multiple SSIDs and
VLAN settings, keeping network traffic separated. The access points
are ideal for small businesses where there are multiple work areas
separated by a short distance, or where new wiring would be difficult
to install.


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