March 7th, 2000
|[2:30 PM] XRouter Updated With Improved DSL Support
MacSense has released an update to XRouter, their hardware networking solution for sharing a connection to the Internet between multiple Macs. Dr. Bott actually alerted us to this new release, and the company has announced they are offering the updated XRouters. MacSense has added the ability to run PPP over Ethernet, something crucial to running a Mac network with a DSL connection with some providers. According to Dr. Bott:
Dr. Bott is pleased to be distributing the Macsense XRouter with new PPP over Ethernet support!
The XRouter just got better! It now supports DSL accounts that require a name and password when logging in. If you have DSL service with companies like BellSouth, BellAtlantic, PacBell, MindSpring and Earthlink that require the use of WinPoet, MacPoet, or EnterNet, the XRouter can now assume the role of logging in and will share that single Internet connection to all the computers on your network.
- Multi-Platform Support through Internet standards
- Easy Configuration
- NAT Security
- Built-in Ethernet Hub with uplink port
- WAN interface
- Network LED indicators
- Up to 252 simultaneous users
- Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet support
- Virtual Server Mapping
- DHCP Server
- Web-Base Management
- Upgradeable Firmware
- Changeable IP Address
You can find more information on the XRouter at Dr. Bott's web site. The XRouter is priced at US$299. If you are looking for the software update for the XRouter, you can find it at Macsense's download page.