The Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge with 5-port Switch can be used as a kind of "cable-less cable" for connecting remote areas together. Maybe Shipping is all the way across the warehouse from Receiving. You can connect up to 5 Ethernet-equipped computers directly to the high-speed 10/100 switch ports on the Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge. Put another one (or a Wireless-G Access Point, or our one-port Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge) at the other end, and those 5 computers are connected to your main network -- with no need to string wires.
And those 5 switch ports can support devices other than PCs. Since there are no drivers to load, you can make any wired-Ethernet device -- like a printer or network attached storage device -- into a wireless network device. All five ports are auto speed negotiating, and have automatic MDI/MDI-X crossover detection, so you don't have to worry about the cable type. To protect your data and privacy, all wireless transmissions can be secured with up to 128-bit encryption.
The Switch supports VPN pass through and port-forwarding. You can partition your network into up to 64 VLANs, using port-based 802.1q tagging. It also supports 802.1d Spanning Tree Protocol to prevent network loops. You can enable QoS on the switch side, with 4 levels of prioritization by port, 802.1p, ToS or DiffServ methods. And even with all this power, set up is a snap with the web browser-based configuration utility.
Let the Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge with 5-port Switch from Linksys open up exciting new possibilities for your wireless network.