Nowadays, pretty much everyone who wants to truly enjoy the freedom provided by a portable computing system (notebook, netbook, smartphone, MID, etc.) around their house or office has setup a wireless network with the help of a wireless router. But how about the users who connect to the Internet via an ADSL connection?
Well, exactly for this category of users, the TRENDnet company has just launched its 300Mbps Wireless N ADSL 2/2+ Modem Router, which sports a built-in RJ-11 ADSL port, compatible with the ANSI T1.413 and multi-mode ADSL standards. However, besides ADSL, the device also supports (as expected), the IEEE 802.3u (100Base-TX) wired standard and the fastest wireless data transfer standard available, IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0).
Moreover, since modern wireless routers are a lot more user-friendly than those of old, the device also allows users to quickly network wireless devices using one-touch Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) when connecting to WPS supported clients. Plus, in order to ensure an optimum range, the router/modem incorporates advanced antenna technology (MIMO), which delivers broad coverage and minimizes dead spots.
Quite obviously, since this router will represent your home network's gateway to the Internet (which is not exactly a very friendly place, security-wise), the device from TRENDnet also sports a NAT Firewall with ALGs, Denial of Service (DoS) attack firewall, email alerts and log, access control, port forwarding, port range forwarding and schedule-based URL filtering. Besides the firewall, the device also supports the most popular security protocols around, namely 64/128-bit WEP (Hex), WPA-PSK(TKIP), WPA2-PSK(AES), WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK mixed (TKIP/AES) and WPA-802.1x.
Unfortunately, no pricing information has been provided for the time being, but the device will most likely be a little more expensive than normal wireless N routers, given its additional ADSL functionality. We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .