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2012-03-13
New SMC Networks Barricade™ 150Mbps Wireless Broadband Router Perfect for Cost-Conscious Consumers and Small Businesses
SMCWBR14S-N5 802.11n Router Deliver Speeds Three Times Faster than 802.11g Devices

Barcelona, Spain – 13 March 2012. SMC Networks (www.smc.com), a leading provider of LAN

hardware and broadband connectivity devices, today announces the launch of a new Barricade™

Wireless Broadband xDSL/Cable Router featuring four 10/100 Mbps LAN ports, one 10/100 WAN

port, and a 150 Mbps 11n access point. Utilizing 802.11n technology combined with an external

high-gain antenna, the router delivers improved performance and extended WiFi coverage,

eliminating dead spots in home and office networks.


The Barricade™ N Wireless Broadband Router (SMCWBR14S-N5) is perfect for home or small office

users that want to share their Internet connection and don’t necessarily need the additional

bandwidth that SMC’s 300Mbps products provide. Support for Wireless Distribution System (WDS)

provides seamless bridging capabilities to expand the wireless network and Wi-Fi Multimedia

(WMM) allows users to enjoy lag-free real time applications like video and voice from anywhere in

their home or office. Rigorous security is provided by the latest WPA and WPA2 wireless encryption

standards as well as Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS), while extra peace of mind comes with the

ability to disable the transmission of the SSID network name and conceal it from potential

intruders. 



Jo Chang, Product Marketing Manager for SMC Networks in Europe & Africa, comments: “This new

Barricade™ Broadband Router will be attractive to customers who want to upgrade from 802.11g

but don’t necessarily use the kind of bandwidth intensive applications that are better served by

higher end 300Mbps products. The SMCWBR14S-N5 is both fast and secure, and an exceptional

value for home and small office environments.”


Key Features and Benefits:

  • Robust Security

The Barricade™ 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 Setup™ (WPS) for both

push-button and PIN-configuration, enabling users to benefit from genuine one-touch wireless

security.

  •  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.

  •  High-Gain Antenna

An external high-gain fixed 5 dBi antenna allows the Wi-Fi signal to cover a wider area than that of

a standard router with a 2 dBi antenna.

  •  EZ Installation™ Wizard

The SMCWBR14S-N5 includes SMC’s user-friendly EZ Installation™ wizard. Just insert the EZ

Installation CD into your computer’s disk drive and it will help you set up and configure your router,

step-by-step, in minutes.


Pricing and availability


The SMCWBR14S-N5 Barricade™ Wireless Broadband Router is available now at quality SMC

Networks’ resellers and integrators everywhere for a suggested retail price of 22.99 EUR, excluding

local taxes.


For more information, visit www.smc.com.

For further details, please contact:


Christopher T. Snow

Senior Marketing Manager for Europe and Africa

E-mail: chris_snow@edge-core.com