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Actiontec Combines Ease of Use and Speed with Cutting-edge Wireless N USB Network Adapter

First of its kind 802.11n USB Adapter hosts all the drivers directly on the adapter – making installation a snap

Sunnyvale, Calif. – December 15, 2009 – Actiontec Electronics announced its latest breakthrough product, the Wireless N USB Network Adapter. Leveraging today’s most advanced connectivity technologies, 802.11n and USB 2.0, the adapter answers today’s need for speed – connecting laptops and desktop computers to wireless N networks at rates exceeding 150 Mbps. And the adapter includes all the necessary network drivers pre-installed, to give consumers the first ‘plug in and go’ experience with wireless N networking.

As the latest and fastest wireless networking protocol, 802.11n offers performance speeds six times faster than earlier standards. Actiontec’s Wireless N USB Network Adapter ensures users can take advantage of this increased bandwidth and network faster than ever before. Users can back up a multi-gigabit hard drive in hours, download HD movies in minutes, transfer music files in seconds, and enjoy a wireless online gaming experience that’s virtually indistinguishable from those days of tripping over wires.

With Actiontec’s cutting-edge design, all drivers are loaded onto the adapter’s integrated 4 MB flash driver, making it the first 802.11n USB adapter that’s actually easy to install. Consumers no longer need to struggle with install CDs, manually uploading drivers, or installation wizards with 20 steps or more. With the Actiontec Wireless N USB Network Adapter, users are up and running in just three simple steps.

“Technology needs to work seamlessly with consumers’ lives. Dealing with drivers and installation CDs has traditionally been one of the biggest headaches associated with networking adapters, so we felt compelled to simplify the process,” said Brian Henrichs, chief business development officer at Actiontec Electronics. “By focusing on ease of use in all aspects of the product design, we can ensure that consumers of all technology levels can boost their networking experience and take advantage of the latest advancements in wireless technology.”

In addition to next generation speeds, the new adapter offers unmatched wireless range and power. As a result, consumers can enjoy high performance wireless connectivity throughout the home – without those pesky ‘dead spots’ typical with other network adapters. And backward compatibility with 802.11b/g standards means users can connect to a wireless network wherever they go.

The wireless N adapter also features the latest in wireless network security, with WPA, WPA2, AES, WPA-PSK, and WPA2-PSK. Actiontec’s innovative push-button security option lets users securely join a wireless network in seconds, without entering a complex string of network names and passwords.

The adapter plugs into a USB port on any laptop or desktop running Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7. It supports USB 2.0 for maximum throughput, with backward compatibility to USB 1.1. In addition, the Wireless N Adapter’s low-power design minimizes battery drain for mobile devices and laptops.

The Actiontec Wireless N USB Adapter is at leading retail and ecommerce stores for $39.99.

About Actiontec Electronics
Actiontec Electronics develops broadband connectivity and broadband-powered solutions that simplify and enrich the digital life – delivering a unified experience that encompasses communications, entertainment, home management, and more. Actiontec offerings range from the market’s broadest selection of IPTV-capable broadband home gateways for bringing IP-based video services into the home, to DSL modems, wireless networking devices, routers and digital entertainment devices. The company’s carrier-class products are easy to install, manage, and use, and are sold through retail channels and broadband service providers. The company is committed to protecting the environment through energy efficient products and other green-friendly practices. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan.

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