Peripheral maker Belkin is set to introduce several new 802.11b-compatible networking products to the market. 802.11b is the same industry standard Apple uses in its line of AirPort wireless networking products. While most of the offerings are designed specifically for PC-compatible systems, one may be of interest to Mac users — a wireless router with switched Ethernet ports.
Belkin’s 11Mbps Wireless Cable/DSL Router enables Mac and PC users to share a broadband Internet connection. It incorporates 3 switched 10/100baseT Ethernet ports and features an integrated NAT firewall. It also features IP-Sec pass-thru, which enables users who depend on Virtual Private Networking (VPN) to function, and DMZ hosting, which enables users to play Internet games by placing their gaming system outside of the firewall.
The new router retails for US$229.99 and will hit stores beginning November 1.