3Com Intros WLAN Access Point

3Com (Nasdaq:COMS), which recently has been leaving the market for home networking devices, Tuesday started shipping an 802.11b wireless local area network (WLAN) access point for the enterprise.

Wireless LAN Access Point 6000 is aimed at businesses without network IT staff that want to install a wireless LAN throughout the corporate offices. It claims the access point can be set up within 60 seconds simply by connecting it to a power source and to the switch or hub of a wired LAN. The device then automatically configures itself.

Users with devices, such as handhelds or laptops, that are equipped with WLAN can then roam throughout the enterprise without the need to manually request a new IP address, according to the company.

The access point costs $599.

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