ZyXEL Communications Inc. has announced the ZyXEL AG-225H Wi-Fi finder, a small devices that locates 802.11a and 802.11b/g access points in range and provides detailed information like SSID, security, and signal strength. In a sleek device the size of a stick of gum, the AG-225H it offers a hotspot finder, client adapter and soft access point all in one.
It can also find 802.11-compatible MIMO and Pre-N networks on both 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands.
The AG-225H combines an 802.11a and 802.11b/g USB 2.0 adapter with a fully functional stand-alone hotspot detector that can also turn a laptop into an access point to allow users to instantly share wireless access with others.
ZyXEL points out the soft access point feature makes the AG-225H ideal for conference rooms, meeting rooms and hotels where there is one wired network connection but multiple users. The new device also provides WPA2 security for wireless connections.
The device will be available from September and the suggested retail price is US$99.