NETGEAR, a provider of networking products, announced the addition of the NETGEAR Dual-Band Wireless Access Point (WAB102) to its dual-band wireless networking product line. The Dual Band Wireless Access Point joins the company's WAB501 Dual-Band Wireless PC Card giving organizations the flexibility to implement new or upgrade existing wireless network infrastructures and provide standard-based support of both 802.11a and 802.11b devices and networks.
The Dual-Band Access Point, which is designed to be backward and forward compatible with any IEEE wireless networking standard in the 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz bands, should enable organizations to add 802.11a clients while maintaining support for 802.11b clients. The access point auto-configures with NETGEAR client adapters and features dynamic rate shifting to ensure a fast connection based upon existing environmental conditions
Backed by a three-year warranty and 24/7 technical support, the NETGEAR WAB102 Dual Band Wireless Access Point is available now at an estimated street price of $299 via systems integrators, retailers, catalogues, and e-commerce sites.