3COM’s OfficeConnect Wireless Cable/DSL Gateway and Wireless LAN Access Point 8200

The new 3Com OfficeConnect wireless cable/DSL gateway and the 3Com Wireless LAN Access Point 8200 helped me get over my networking phobia. Both devices were easy to install and didn’t require any technical knowledge. I was able to connect two desktops and three mobile workstations in a matter of minutes.

The Good News: You may never need to worry about network interruption by cordless phones and monitor noises again.

The Wish List: You can never get too much speed.

The Bottom Line: Studios shopping for networking devices have found their Holy Grail. The new 3Com wireless networking devices allow networking signals to travel farther than any previous generation of 3 Com devices.

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Animation Magazine’s Seal of Excellence

Final Score*****

Reliability*****

Ease of use*****

Signal Travel*****

Speed*****