We don't normally publish reviews on networking hardware and other peripherals unless we have thoroughly tested the product internally for some time and find it to be truly great or a product that is simply a disaster. Today we have the SMC SMC2870W 802.11g Wireless Ethernet Bridge. This wireless bridge is capable of turning any wired networking device into a wireless node and can also act as an Internet Access Point along with a built-in 802.11b/g repeater. What category of righteousness does this product fall into? Well, for Linux users, the SMC bridge is falling down.
· 802.11b, 802.11g support
· 64-bit/128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
· WiFi Protected Access (WPA)
· 802.1x authentication
· Disable SSID Broadcast
· MAC Address Filtering
· Two external dipole antennas
Included with the SMC SMC2870W were an ethernet cable, SMC CD, EZ-Connect installation guide, power adapter, and the wireless bridge itself with two external dipole antennas. Everything had arrived safely and we had no complaints on the product packaging or design.