Plug External Hard Disk or Flash Drive into the USB Port to Instantly Share Files or Backup Data
Barcelona, Spain – 24 January 2012. SMC Networks (www.smc.com), a leading provider of LAN hardware and broadband connectivity devices, today announced the launch of the BarricadeTM Wireless Gigabit Broadband Router (SMCWGBR14-N2) a high-performance wireless gateway that includes four Gigabit Ethernet ports, a USB 2.0 port for external storage devices, and 802.11n 300Mbps high-speed wireless functionality. Featuring a Network Address Translation (NAT) firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) to protect from hacker attacks, the broadband router is an ideal, cost-effective solution for demanding home and office applications like HD video streaming, large file sharing or peer-to-peer connections.
The SMCWGBR14-N2 includes comprehensive wireless security features with WPA/WPA2 Personal (PSK) and Enterprise (IEEE 802.1X) support, as well as offering the convenience of one-touch secure connectivity with Wi-Fi Protected SetupTN (WPS). In addition, the router has a USB 2.0 port that can be used with an external USB hard disk to share music, videos, photos, and data with multiple users on the network, or to backup important files. The BarricadeTM also enables users to enjoy extended wireless coverage thanks to three high-gain 3 dBi antennas—and because each external antenna is detachable, it is easy to swap out antennas if the need arises.
“SMC Networks is pleased to introduce the SMCWGBR14-N2 to the European market,“ commented Jo Chang, European Product Manager. “The newest member of the BarricadeTM family of ADSL2/ADSL2+ and cable/DSL broadband routers, this wireless gateway is a simple, affordable Internet solution for home and SOHO users. With support for IGMP proxy and IGMP snooping, the high-performance Gigabit Ethernet broadband router is designed to allow users superior IPTV streaming capability. In addition, the router features an EZ Installation Wizard, making set-up quick and easy. ”
- 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n WLAN with 3x3 Detachable 3 dBi MIMO Antennas
The SMCWGBR14-N2 Wi-Fi solution is compliant with 802.11n specifications. As a Wi‑Fi AP/router, the router can achieve a 300 Mbps data rate using three 11n MIMO detachable 3 dBi antennas. Compared with the 54 Mbps data rate of 802.11g technology, the device provides almost six times faster Wi-Fi throughput.
- Gigabit Switch
The router has four Gigabit Ethernet LAN switch ports and one Gigabit Ethernet WAN port, meaning the BarricadeTM is the perfect choice for HD video streaming and other high-bandwidth applications.
- Data Storage Accessibility
The SMCWGBR14-N2 BarricadeTM provides file sharing features when an external Hard Drive or Flash Drive is attached to the USB interface. Users can access the files from wired and wireless connections. When out of the home or office, the files can be accessed through FTP.
- Multiple SSIDs
The router supports multiple Service Set Identifiers (SSIDs), up to four concurrently. This allows different access control and security for different Wi-Fi network segments, thus enabling the router to provide separate Wi-Fi networks for private and public use without sacrificing security.
- Robust Security
The BarricadeTM supports a high level of wired and wireless security to ensure your data is well protected. For example, a Network Address Translation (NAT) firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) is built-in to help protect internal hosts from hacker attacks. Wireless security includes WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise support and Wi-Fi Protected SetupTM (WPS) for both push-button and PIN-configuration, enabling users to benefit from genuine one-touch wireless security.