3Com's New 802.11n Gear

3Com this week unveiled a new portfolio of products based on 802.11n, the latest wireless LAN standard. Here's a look at three of the newest products in the suite.

3Com 11n Cable/DSL Firewall Router
The 3Com Wireless 11n Cable/DSL Firewall Router (pictured) has a four-port Ethernet LAN switch, so wired and wireless users can share one connection. It also features built-in security like VPN initiation and termination. The router is optimized for use in various types of small offices from branches and remote offices to small businesses and home offices for telecommuters. 3Com said the wireless connectivity can be shut down with the touch of a button to conserve energy and enhance security. The 11n Cable/DSL Firewall Router will be available in August for a list price of $149.

Also available in mid-August is the 3Com ADSL Wireless 11n Firewall Router for $149.

3Com AirConnect 9550 Access Point
3Com also unveiled the AirConnect 9550, a dual-radio PoE access point for SMBs that offers simultaneous operation in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz 11n bands. The 9550 will be available July 1 for $499.

Along with the 9550, 3Com released the AirConnect 9150 11n Access Point for SMBs. Available July 1 for $299, the 9150 is a single-radio stand-alone managed PoE access point that delivers 11n 2.4GHz connections.

3Com AP3950 Access Point
The 3Com AP3950 Access Point (pictured, left), is a centrally controlled dual-radio PoE access point for the enterprise that offers simultaneous 11n performance in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. The AP3950 works with existing 3Com Wireless Mobility Systems controllers and switches. Customers with service contracts also receive free 11n software updates on each covered product. The 3Com AP3950 will be available in mid-July for $1,299.

Also pictured are the AirConnect 9550 and 9150 11n Access Points for SMBs.