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The EliteConnect 2.4GHz 802.11g Wireless Hotspot Gateway (SMCWHSG44-G) is a multi-functional, all-in-one, hotspot solution that provides: 1) a secure gateway to the Internet 2) high-speed wireless access within the Local Area Network 3) authentication, authorization and accounting services for wireless or wired clients and 4) support for point-of-sale ticket/receipt printing.As an xDSL/Cable modem gateway, the SMCWHSG44-G offers a combination of up to 4 LAN ports or up to 4 WAN ports. In addition, one designated LAN port supports 802.11af compliant POE. Multiple WAN ports can provide up to 4 xDSL/Cable modem connections, or be used for out-bound load-balancing and bandwidth aggregation. Multiple WAN ports also may be configured to provide a redundant link to guarantee an always-on-line connection. The gateway supports a host of security features such as NAT, SPI firewall and MAC address filtering to ensure a secure Internet environment.SMC's Hotspot Gateway comes with a built-in 54Mbps 802.11g Access Point to provide high-speed wireless access. Wireless hotspot coverage may be extended by using the Wireless Distribution System (WDS) feature to repeat or bridge wireless communication between up to six WDS enabled Access Points. Clients using nomadic wireless devices such as laptops and PDA, etc., may then roam over a large area while remaining connected within a secure wireless network.Venues that wish to offer a hotspot service can use the SMCWHSG44-G as a means to authenticate, authorize and bill their clients for services such as Internet access. Easy to configure through a web-based management interface, authentication, authorization and accounting settings are supported via 802.1x/RADIUS or by a built-in local database that can host up to 2000 entries. SMC's Hotspot Gateway may also be set up to display specific web pages and web banners for commercial and advertisement purposes during the user login period.The SMCWHSG44-G-KIT includes a small form-factor, point-of-sale ticket printer (SMCWHS-POS). When connected by the COM port of the Hotspot gateway, the Mini-POS Ticket Printer is able to print out a receipt based on access time. In addition, important information for the client is printed on the ticket such as logon username and password, SSID, security method and encryption key. The ticket is issued simply by typing in a command for the amount of access time from an auxiliary keypad connected to the printer.SMCWHSG44-G enables installation of secure, easy to manage hotspots as a one-box solution. The multi-functional features of the SMCWHSG44-G support applications that are well suited for hotspot environments such as coffee shops, hotel lobbies, exhibition areas and small to mid-sized transportation centers where Internet Access can be an added value for guest-services.