Gear 12/04

Wireless networks for travelers and big VoIP functions for small companies
This story first appeared in the December 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Rout and About

Netgear's WGR101 54Mbps Wireless Travel Router lets users deploy a wireless network and share a single, fast internet connection in any conference room, hotel room or other Wi-Fi hot spot with internet access. About the size of a deck of cards and featuring an internal antenna, the WGR101 fits easily in a pocket, purse or briefcase. It's 802.11b/g-compliant, and the router features a double firewall, using SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) and NAT routing. It's also backed by a one-year warranty.

WGR101 54Mbps Wireless Travel Router
(888) 305-7440
Street Price: $99.99

Box Office

NetSapiens' V-Box is a portable, plug 'n' play PBX that delivers multiperson VoIP functionality with a rich set of built-in controls. The V-Box makes a growing business look large with features like auto-attendant, interactive voice response, local extensions, multiway conferencing, voice-mail notification via e-mail or SMS, and an array of call-forwarding options. These features can be configured and administered remotely over the web. The V-Box, with the footprint of a sheet of paper, weighs about 2 pounds and can handle up to 100 users.

(858) 764-0625
Street Price: $999 (five users)

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