Compliant with the IEEE 802.11g wireless standard, the WG121 easily connects laptop or desktop personal computers wirelessly to office or home networks and to the Internet. It is the first solutionto combine USB 2.0 technology and 802.11g wireless speeds, enabling users to realize the 54Mbps benefit of 802.11g.
The WG121, which augments NETGEAR’s expansive offering of 802.11g-compliant network hardware, delivers faster wireless network access to desktop or notebook PCs at speeds up to five times faster than 802.11b. Compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g networks, the WG121 enables network connectivity at up to 40 times faster than USB 1.1 when connected to a PC’s hot-swappable USB 2.0 port. Utilizing new antenna technology to deliver greater range, the WG121 provides home and small business users with an easy-to-install, portable, high-speed wireless networking solution.
â€œNETGEAR is once again leading the industry with the introduction of the first available 802.11g-compliant USB 2.0 adapter,â€ stated Kartik Gada, Product Line Manager at NETGEAR. â€œConsumers and business users are increasingly turning to NETGEAR for reliable, high-performance, easy-to-use networking solutions. The WG121 is an easy-to-install, affordable, versatile network adapter that enables users to take full advantage of 54Mbps 802.11g wireless speeds with USB 2.0 port on the PC.â€
Incorporating NETGEAR’s Smart Wizard install assistant for ease-of-installation and management, the WG121 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 adapter features new antenna technology to provide superior range above previous generation 802.11b adapters. Housed in a sleek NETGEAR platinum case, the WG121 supports Microsoft WindowsÂ® 98, ME, 2000 and XP, and comes standard with a five foot USB cable to optimize signal strength and performance.
Backed by a one-year warranty and 24/7 technical support, the NETGEAR WG121 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter is expected to be available in October 2003 via retailers, direct marketers, and e-commerce sites, at a retail price of around $79.95.