New Linksys Indoor and Outdoor Wireless Access Points Use Power

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 connections.

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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