Gigabyte GN-BC01 AirCruiser G Desktop Router 1/3 Bluetooth 22 Apr 2004
The AirCruiser G Desktop Router
is a Wi-Fi access point, firewall and internet router with a single 10/100Mbps
Ethernet port in a PCI board. The antenna that comes included with the
AirCruiser G Desktop Router is unlike any other in that there is a blue LED atop
the tip which will flash at intervals – the shorter the interval, the higher the
wireless data transmission rate. Once installed and connected, the AirCruiser G
Desktop Router allows users to share network resources over the 10/100Mbps LAN
port as well as enjoy wireless speeds of up to 54Mbps.
With this device, you save
space as you do not need additional power adaptor to power up the access point
as the card is installed within your PC casing and taps on the PCI bus for
power. The only thing that is visible is probably the access point's antenna.
On top of
that, this device allows you to use WDS function to extend your wireless
coverage. Similar to existing wireless access point/router from Gigabyte, this
device allows you to set up a basic port forwarding or you may prefer the uPNP
to auto assign ports when used with applications like AZEUES (Java based bit
torrent client) on MSN Messenger.
be done on the traditional access point, it can be done on this card as well.
Below are the specs and on page 2, we show you the package and installation
Interoperability with 54Mbps (802.11g) and
11Mbps (802.11b) devices
Single 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN port
Built-in SmartSetup 3
Hidden SSID setting
Hardware reset button
64 / 128-bit WEP
Wi-Fi® Protected Access (WPA)
UPnP™ (Universal Plug and Play)
Network Address Translation (NAT)
URL address blocking**
** Indicates feature will be available.
Wireless Connectivity and Routing from PC
Features a PCI interface that can be easily installed on an available PCI slot
allowing you to save space on your desk, shelf or wherever an external wireless
router is installed.
Full Router Capabilities
The AirCruiser G Desktop Router supports NAT to shield networked devices, VPN
pass-through for secure Internet access to an office or corporate network, as
well as having built-in DHCP server and firewall.
Works as Access Point
The AirCruiser G Desktop Router operates in 2.4GHz radio frequency and has data
rates up to 54Mbps (802.11g).
Setup and Forget
The AirCruiser G Desktop Router, once installed and wireless network configured,
becomes an 'always-on' device – no need to fuss over plugging in power adapters
or accidentally tripping over wires/cables and disrupting Internet access.