Introduction Home networking and wireless networks go hand in hand these days. Prices for these components have come down dramatically since its early inception in the 90’s and with the ever increasing demand for mobile computing, demand for wireless products have never been greater. The ease of setting up wireless networks has mainly contributed to its popularity and many businesses like coffee shops, pubs offer wireless hotspots to attract more clientele. The most widespread wireless standard being used at present is 802.11g which offers 54Mbps transfer rates. While this was good at the time, technology in other areas have improved to significant heights that demand for faster performing wireless networks have become a necessity. The IEEE is currently working on a new standard which is the 802.11n set to be released in the latter part of 2008 which will effectively give users a data rate of 248 Mbps which is almost 5 times the speed currently on offer.Even though this standard isn’t officially out yet, manufactures have already come out with solutions based on the drafts published on the 802.11n standard. So provided all your equipment supports 802.11n you can enjoy all the benefits it offers. Today we look at one Taiwanese manufacturer called AirLive who most of you may not have heard of but offers some really impressive wireless products and other PC peripherals. On offer is one of their main wireless routers featuring some nifty features such as 802.11n support, 2T3R Data Streams, WPS (WiFi Protected Setup), and AirLive True MIMO Technology. We’ll go into more details on these in the next section.
Features and Specifications
Wireless Router2T3R Data Stream802.11n Speed, Up to 6 times faster than wireless-G!WDS repeater function, WEP, WPA, WPA2PPTP, L2TP, PPPoE, DHCP, Fixed, Bigpond ISP supports802.11e, 802.11d, 802.11h and WMM support
The WN-5000R is an advance wireless router that uses the latest 802.11n technology. This mean your file transfer speed can be up to 120Mbps in real throughput! Over 6 times faster than standard 802.11g device! Using the MIMO technology to provide ultra long range and wider wireless coverage. The router has 4 LAN ports to let you put more than one wired device for sharing.
Enjoy extreme Wireless transfer speedAirLive WN-5000R is a 300Mbps 802.11n wireless router that delivers extreme wireless performance to your home or office network. This wireless router can perform at up to 6x faster speeds real world throughput than Wireless-G network. Once connected, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, photos, files, music, videos, printers, to your storage device.
AirLive 2T3R TechnologyAirLive 2 transmitter 3 receiver (2T3R) technology to ensure reliable, cost-effective wireless connectivity at high throughput over an extended range. Optimized RF architecture and baseband algorithm provide super performance to your network.
AirLive True MIMO TechnologyThe AirLive WN-5000R is designed to provide faster speed and wider coverage than standard 802.11 products using MIMO, 802.11n, and XR Technologies.The result is wider coverage and up to 6 times faster speed than standard 802.11g wireless equipment. That means as the distance goes further, the 802.11n speed will drop slower comparing to non-MIMO solutions. It is fully compatible with 802.11g, 802.11b, MIMO-G and Turbo-G devices. So you don't have to give up your existing wireless equipment.
WPS (WiFi Protected Setup)WPS is a standard create by Wi-Fi alliance to simply the process of building a secured home wireless network. In another word, it makes the process of making wireless encryption much easier. A WPS PBC(Push Button) enabled device will feature a push button where users simply push a button on the both the AP/Router and wireless USB dongle to setup the secured connection.* The 802.11n mode works only when using with other 802.11n devices.