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3Com gear caters to small businesses

3Com announced Tuesday new gear aimed at small businesses that allows multiple computers to share a single high-speed connection to the Internet. The OfficeConnect Cable/DSL Gateway, priced at $155, connects to a cable or DSL (digital subscriber line) modem through an Ethernet cable, and can handle up to four Internet connections to single computers or an office LAN (local area network), which is a group of computers in an office or a building connected by a single hub. The box also comes equipped with security capabilities like the ability to defend against denial-of-service attacks by hackers. About 253 people can share access to the Internet using one Gateway if all four of its ports are connected to a LAN. The Gateway can support an Internet connection of up to 7 mbps (megabits per second), said Robert Winch, a director of product management at 3Com. Winch also said the speed each user experiences also depends partly on the speed of the Internet connection, the number of users on the LAN and its bandwidth requirements at the time. --Sam Ames, Special to ZDNet News

February 12, 2002 by

Connecting the enterprise

With nine offices and 800 attorneys, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP runs a sophisticated array of local and wide area networks designed to keep all employees in the loop. The firm's Los Angeles headquarters is the nerve center, housing an Ethernet-based LAN comprising Cisco networking equipment and Dell servers.

January 16, 2002 by

Korean companies develop first gigabit backbone switching system

Seoul, Jan 24 (Asia Pulse) - The Ministry of Information and Communicationsaid Monday that a gigabit ethernet backbone switch system, a core facility ofsuper high-speed LAN, was first developed in Korea by the Electronics andTelecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and Medialincs. The system is expected to record exports of US$10 million by 2003 and theimport substitution effect will be worth 50 billion won (US$44 million) by 2003.

July 28, 2000 by

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