New FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick for fast and secure WLAN connection

Berlin. Now immediately available throughout Europe is the new FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick from AVM. The outstanding features of FRITZ! WLAN USB Stick are its maximum security, very fast transmission speeds and ease of installation - with at the same time an extremely compact design. The recommended price is 42 euros plus applicable VAT.

Unbreakable encryption and turbo mode

The FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick connects your computer to the FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN or any other WLAN router that supports the current IEEE 802.11b/g standards. With FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick the WLAN is particularly secure since it offers the WPA2 encryption standard (802.11i) which is considered unbreakable. However, for remote terminals that are unable to support this standard, it is possible to select WPA or WEP encryption. FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick supports the new 802.11g++ WLAN mode (125 Mbit/s) and thus permits up to 35% net faster data transmission in comparison to 802.11g.

Convenient self-installation

With the Windows XP operating system (Service Pack 2) the installation is even simpler and more convenient: if the FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick is connected to the PC, it self-installs entirely without the driver CD.

Simple operation with the WLAN software

The software of the FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick allows fast and uncomplicated setting up of connections, including to WLAN access points of other manufacturers.

The control software also allows individual settings to be made. For example, one can flexibly adjust the transmitting power of the USB stick, for in many cases the maximum transmitting power is not necessary. This significantly reduces the power consumption, which is an advantage particularly with mobile operation.

Minimal size - maximum service

Weighing just 10 grams and with a length of only 53 millimetres, FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick is very small and compact. The new AVM product is on the market right now. FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick comes with software and drivers for Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, XP, 2000, Me and 98 SE. The recommended retail price is 42 euros plus applicable VAT.

AVM provides its usual five-year warranty. Included in AVM's service offering are comprehensive support via email as well as free updates.

About AVM

AVM products connect the PC to DSL and ISDN and thus allow fast Internet connections and low cost telephone calls. For its wireless connections this Berlin specialist communications firm utilises WLAN and Bluetooth wireless technologies. For Voice over IP, i.e. telephone calls via the Internet, AVM connects existing telephones with its own products. The company, which was founded in Berlin in 1986, has a workforce of 480 and achieved a turnover of 200 million euros in fiscal year 2005.

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