Asus unveils smallest USB router
Dubai, February 5, 2013
Asus has introduced its all-new USB-based Asus WL-330NUL, which integrates full capabilities in the smallest-sized router produced to date, and is designed to enable convenient and quick internet access for travellers.
It was created specifically for customers who travel frequently, especially those who use Ultrabooks, smartphones, and tablets to get online, a statement from Asus said. The WL-330NUL provides quick secure network setup and connection sharing with other users. It works with multiple operating systems, including Windows 8, Mac OS, and iOS.
The WL-330NUL has been engineered to offer fully-fledged router functionality in a miniaturised form factor. It operates in multiple modes, including router, Ethernet, Wi-Fi hotspot, and access point, the statement said.
It measures 6.5cm in length and weighs 17.5g, making it as easy to carry and handle as a USB stick.
With its router capabilities, the WL-330NUL allows sharing a single connection on multiple devices without having to pay for additional accounts or apply for new log-in information.
For customers who travel often and require connectivity on notebooks, tablets, smartphones, and even desktops at once, easy sharing adds up to major savings plus provides good quality connections that do not deteriorate when extra devices are added to networks, it said.
The WL-330NUL pairs easily with Ultrabooks via USB. As these often lack a wired networking port, the RJ-45 Ethernet port on the WL-330NUL brings customers faster, more stable, and more secure wired connections.
Users have to pair it with their Ultrabook using a USB cable, then connect the WL-330NUL to a wired internet source such as a modem or directly to the wall using an Ethernet cable.
The WL-330NUL supports secure network creation, maintaining confidentiality and ensuring data remains safe even if shared across devices. The product works essentially setup-free, with one-click network management and guest access control.
Customers can get online almost instantly while utilising the web-based interface and bundled software for effortless access and connection sharing, it said.
The WL-330NUL is compatible with multiple Windows versions including Windows 8, as well as Mac OS and iOS. It is therefore accessible to a wide range of devices, delivering its benefits to a broader customer base.
It has very minimal energy requirements for full-functionality, and can be connected directly to the wall via the bundled power adapter or receive power from any USB connection. Customers can also pair it with mobile power banks for even greater convenience.
The WL-330NUL will be available worldwide beginning with EU/Apac markets first week of March. Release dates for other regions will be confirmed.
Recommended retail price is $39.99, though location-specific pricing may vary, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service