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WN614
Draft 802.11n Gigabit USB 2.0 Storage Router With Media Server
Introduction
The WN614 is a DSL/cable router, four-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, IEEE draft 802.11n access point (AP), NFS/CIFS/FTP file server, DLNA-compliant media server, network firewall, and DHCP/NAT server all rolled into one. It simultaneously provides wired and wireless stations with secure Internet connection sharing, file transfer to and from external storage, and audio/video file streaming to digital media players. It is the ideal solution for providing multiple computers in a home or small office with secure, economical wired/wireless LAN and Internet connectivity at the highest speeds available today.

The router connects to a DSL or cable modem through a Gigabit Ethernet port that automatically adjusts for cable polarity and the modem's highest supported data rate. The switch ports, also auto-adjusting, can support four directly connected computers or dozens of computers connected through daisy-chained switches. The wireless AP, conforming to the IEEE's draft 802.11n standard, gives draft-11n clients LAN and Internet access at speeds up to 600 Mbps, while also supporting 802.11b and 802.11g clients at improved levels of throughput and range.

Powerful firewall features including NAPT and DoS attack prevention protect the network against external threats, while VPN passthrough and virtual server functions ensure that authorized users can connect from the outside. Local security features include MAC and IP address filtering, plus WEP, WPA, and WPA2 to ensure wireless security. A URL/content filtering function helps parents safeguard family values and managers maintain productivity. Setup and management are carried out through an embedded browser-based configuration utility that gives the user point-and-click control of all functions.

Features and Benefits

  • Compact All-in-one Device
    Comprising a router, switch, and AP, the WN614 has everything a family or small business needs to set up a wired/wireless network and connect to the Internet through a DSL or cable modem. Integration maximizes efficiency, minimizes the user's investment in networking equipment, and simplifies setup and management.

  • High-speed Internet Access
    With the bandwidth provided by DSL/cable, Gigabit Ethernet, and draft-11n, all users can reap the full benefit of multimedia content and real-time applications such as on-line gaming and videoconferencing.

  • Better Wireless than Ever Before
    The built-in draft-11n AP brings the freedom and convenience of wireless networking X but that's not all. Users of draft-11n clients can enjoy speeds greater than those of most wired networks today. Any previous investment in 802.11b/g clients is protected: not only can these clients connect, their throughput and range are enhanced by the draft-11n AP.

  • Integrated Four-port Auto-sensing MDI/MDI-X Gigabit Ethernet Switch
    Featuring four auto-sensing 10/100/1000-Mbps MDI/MDI-X Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, the WN614 enables multiple users to go on-line easily using a single Internet connection without having to purchase a separate switch or hub.
  • Powerful Security Features
    The WN614 offers the best possible security functions for protection from hackers, objectionable Web sites, and inappropriate content. It features VPN passthrough, packet filtering, content filtering, and MAC address access control.

  • Networked Storage and Media Server
    Connect an external hard disk to the WN614's USB 2.0 port, and the router can be used as a network file server or backup system and as a DLNA-compliant media server. An embedded browser-based utility gives the user point-and-click control of all router, file server, and media server functions.
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