Gigabyte is one the world's biggest manufacturer of computer and consumer electronics products. Their product range even includes some interesting networking devices. One such device makes use of the latest wireless technology, which seems to have been implemented by every major networking manufacturer. The product is dubbed Gigabyte GN-BR30N AirCruiser N300 Router and as the name might hint, it is a wireless router.
Most of today's home users do have at least one computer or device that can connect to the Internet using any available interface. For those that use more than one computer, the issue with Ethernet cabling is extremely important. That is a wireless solution is more convenient and with the new technology it is even more reliable as it can offer higher data rates and better coverage area. The 802.11 n draft standard is compatible with the earlier 802.11 b and g standards, but can offer a data rate of up to 270 Mbps.
The Gigabyte AirCruiser N300 Router has a three external 3dBi antenna design which, with the help of an advanced MIMO (Multi-In, Multi-Out) technology, can deliver 5 times faster data rates and also the 6 times longer coverage. This capability of the new Gigabyte product can ensure a decent wireless platform for streaming video, gaming, and Voice over IP telephony.
Security is an important feature of the Gigabyte AirCruiser N300 router that, like most wireless products, is susceptible to various threats. Wireless connections made through the N300 router will deal with a industry standard 128-bit WEP data encryption. A firewall and DoS(Denial of Serice) protection and URL Blocking are also features available with the Gigabyte Wireless-N router. The router is small and only weights 75g and can be easily installed through Gigabyte's proprietary SmartSetup 3 software.