From Buffalo’s press release:
Buffalo Technology a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking, storage and memory solutions today announced its AirStation 54Mbps Wireless USB â€œKey Chainâ€ Adapter (WLI-U2-KG54-AI). Small enough to fit on a key ring, the product is designed for quick and portable wireless access through any USB port on a laptop or PC.
Buffalo’s USB key chain adaptor is the only wireless USB solution of its kind that includes Auto-Install technology for quick and easy installation. It is also the only portable wireless USB solution of its size to offer advanced security features.
â€œAs wireless networking continues to gain momentum â€“ from the mobile workplace to the digital home, it is essential to offer the latest technology that combines power with simplicity,â€ stated Morikazu Sano, vice president of product marketing and public relations. â€œWith its compact design, lightning fast throughput rates, heavy-duty security and simple installation, the new AirStation wireless USB adapter is perfectly suited for those who seek a portable solution that best complements their wireless needs.â€
The adaptor is an 802.11g/b compliant USB 2.0 wireless adapter that supports throughput speeds of up to 54Mbps. The product features Buffalo’s patent-pending AirStation One-Touch Secure System (AOSSTM). AOSS automatically detects and configures AOSS-enabled devices and seamlessly creates a secure wireless connection. Buffalo further simplifies the installation process for the wireless USB adaptor with Auto-Install technology, which automatically installs the necessary drivers and software once the device is connected to a Windows PC. The Auto-Install feature is compatible with all versions of Windows, and there is no need for an installation CD.
The included Client Manager 2 software features extensive profile options that allow users to configure various wireless network profiles with printers, proxy servers, home pages and IP addresses. This provides users with the ultimate flexibility and ease when traveling between multiple wireless networks. An internal diversity antenna allows for greater wireless signal distance. Buffalo’s new USB adapter is one of the only compact wireless USB solutions to offer robust security features such as 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, TKIP and AES and supports infrastructure or Ad-Hoc modes. Its pocket-sized design allows for instant wireless Internet connectivity in just about any wireless network environment.
Backed by a limited two-year warranty and toll-free 24/7 technical support, the AirStation 54Mbps Wireless USB â€œKey Chainâ€ Adapter (WLI-U2-KG54-AI) will be available mid-September at a street price of $79.99. For more information about Buffalo Technology and its products, please visit the company’s Web site at www.buffalotech.com/wireless.