Go Wireless and Share the Internet with the XRouter Aero

May 14, 2001, Los Angeles, CA -- Macsense Connectivity, a leader in Macintosh networking devices, announces the newest in its long line of Cable/DSL Internet Sharing Routers -- XRouter Aero (WSR-5000). This newest member of the Macsense DSL/Cable Internet Sharing now brings the convenience of wireless connectivity to small office and home user environments. The XRouter Aero incorporates a built-in Access Point that allows multiple users across mixed platforms to share wireless access to the Internet.

The world has long been ready for the convenience of a wireless world. The XRouter Aero by Macsense is a fifth-generation product --Macsense was the first company to introduce Internet sharing routers to the Macintosh community. Does this hurt us with PC or cross platform? With the XRouter Aero, users with 802.11b-compliant PC cards installed in their desktops or notebooks can now surf the web or check their email without wires or cables! A wireless network is not only convenient, but saves time and money by eliminating the need to install or maintain cabling and wiring.

The XRouter Aero allows up to 253 wired or wireless users to share access to the Internet using only one Cable or DSL modem and one ISP. In the office, notebook users can access the Internet from virtually anywhere. Workstations can be moved without the traditional concerns of wired connections. And home users can check their email while relaxing on the couch, or even out by the pool. Classrooms can be more easily configured as can almost any non-enterprise network. The XRouter Aero fits very well into hybrid networks, bridging the gap between traditional wired and newer wireless connections.

Installation and configuration can be done via the web and updated firmware is available for a lifetime. Communications are secured via a NAT firewall and 40-bit WEP and the XRouter Aero supports all standard protocols and includes features such as DHCP, PPPoE and Virtual Server. A 10/100 Mbps auto-sensing 4-port switch is integrated into the XRouter Aero to guarantee that the wired computers are communicating at the fastest speed possible.

For users without the need for wireless capability or Macintosh users with the Apple Airport, the XRouter Pro (MIH-130A) is an ideal choice for sharing the Internet. The XRouter Pro has long been a best seller and has received several awards for performance and ease of installation. The XRouter Pro includes a 4-Port 10/100 switch, NAT Firewall Protection and supports all advanced features. The XRouter Pro is completely compatible with all Macintosh computers, PCs and Unix-based machines making it an ideal solution for mixed-platform environments.

Macsense products are known for their ease of installation and unparalleled technical support, which is toll-free for the life of the product. There are no extended services agreements to sign or pay for. Macsense also updates its firmware frequently to reflect changes in ISP handshaking and feature enhancements. These upgrades are easily downloaded from the company's website and ensure that customers with earlier models of Macsense products always have the most recent firmware and advanced features available to them.

Macsense Connectivity, a division of Xsense Connectivity, Inc., has been supplying the marketplace with value-priced Macintosh networking products since 1997. The product lineup includes hubs, switches, Internet sharing devices, NICs and a full line of USB peripherals including the world famous iCatch. Macsense products are available through mail order catalogs, value-added resellers and integrators as well as key retail outlets.

Macsense is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, contact the company at 1-800-642-8860 or

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