iPAQ Connection Point is one of the newest members of the Compaq iPAQ family providing innovative Internet solutions with access anywhere, anytime. iPAQ Connection Point is a residential gateway bridging the home or small office network to the Internet. It allows consumers to experience high speed Internet with built-in firewall security, wireless freedom and easy networking.

Compaq iPAQ Connection Point

David Chapin | Compaq

Compaq iPAQ Connection Point
Submitted by David Chapin, Product Marketing Manager
Interconnected Products - Compaq

iPAQ Connection Point is one of the newest members of the Compaq iPAQ family providing innovative Internet solutions with access anywhere, anytime. iPAQ Connection Point is a residential gateway bridging the home or small office network to the Internet.  It allows consumers to experience high speed Internet with built-in firewall security, wireless freedom and easy networking.


What is a Residential Gateway?

In the simplest of terms, today's residential gateway is a device that connects the home or small office network to the Internet.

Basic Characteristics of a residential gateway are:

  • Not dependant on a PC

  • Embedded hubbing and routing

  • High speed connection to the Internet

  • Durability (always on)

  • Security

  • Ability to support services

There are several factors driving the adoptions of residential gateways in the home and small office:

  • Proliferation of broadband Internet access

  • Multi-PC households & offices

  • Smart appliances

  • Delivery of multiple services

The Internet is fast becoming a mandatory utility that people are provisioning for their homes and offices. It's as important as electricity, water, gas and telephone service to the operation of families and businesses.

Why Do People Need a Residential Gateway?

Today's residential gateways provide three major benefits:

Security - Homes and small offices accessing the Internet via broadband connections are "always-on".  This makes computers and the data on them constantly vulnerable to attack and in need of protection. The firewalls built into residential gateways provide this protection.

Networking - Computers, Internet Appliances, PDA's and digital entertainment products need access to the Internet and each other to realize their full functionality.  Residential gateways make connecting different devices with different networking media easy and affordable.

Control -Content coming into the network from the Internet needs to be managed.  Children need protection from inappropriate material and management needs assurance that workers are spending their time on the Internet doing work related activities.  Residential gateways can provide the filter point for this control.

iPAQ Connection Point

Compaq has designed the iPAQ Connection Point to provide security, networking and control for the home and small office.  It is easily installable by the average user with an html-based wizard that guides you through the setup process.  It has unparalleled Internet security with a built-in dynamic stateful packet inspection firewall created by WatchGuardÒ Technologies, Inc.  iPAQ Connection Point supports both broadband and dial-up connections to the Internet.  It also provides wireless, phoneline, and Ethernet networking inside the home or office.  And finally, iPAQ Connection Point has the ability to provide additional services like website filtering and blocking.

iPAQ Connection Point

Standard Features

  • Built-in Dynamic Firewall Security

  • WatchGuard LiveSecurity Service (90-days free)

  • 1.6Mbps Wireless HomeRF Networking

  • 10 Mbps Home Phoneline Networking

  • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Networking

  • 56K V.90 Modem

  • Broadband Internet Access via Ethernet 10/100 Base-T Interface to External Broadband Modem

Internet Access

  • Built-in V.90 modem -Convenient dial-up access to the Internet

  • Broadband Internet Access -10/100 Base-T Ethernet interface for external high speed Internet modem (Cable or DSL)

Networking
Share Internet access, files and printers, or play head-to-head games

  • Wireless Networking HomeRF -Access the Internet from anywhere within a 150-foot radius of the iPAQ Connection Point

  • Home Phoneline Networking 2.0  -Share Internet access, printer access and more - all through your existing phone line

  • Ethernet Networking -10/100 Base-T

  • Bridge multiple networks -Create a flexible, hybrid network using any combination of wireless, home phoneline and Ethernet networking capabilities

Easy to Install, Simple to Use
With no network experience required, it's the perfect networking, security and Internet access solution

  •  Setup Wizard -The easy-to-follow installation wizard generates customized, quick and simple instructions to configure your network

  • Web-Based Management -Maintain firewall security and your network through familiar web-based pages

Security

  • Password protected management functions

  • Built-in Firewall -Maximum Internet security keeps hackers from accessing your personal information and PC

  • Network Address Translation -Hide internal IP addresses from the outside world

  • Dynamic Stateful Packet Inspection - Uses dynamic rule setup to allow or deny IP packets by viewing packet headers to determine origination/destination address

  • DHCP Client/Server - Automatic assignment of IP addresses to devices on the network makes administration easy

I/O Interfaces

  • One RJ-11 V.90/HPNA

  • One RJ-11 Telephone Handset

  • Two RJ-45 Ethernet Ports

  • (1 WAN /1 LAN)

  • Wireless Antenna 

Add-on Services:  

  • Live Security ($49.95/year)
  • Additional User Licenses (5-pack $39.95)
  • Website Filtering & Blocking ($39.95/year)

All material in this Highlight and Technology Specification is subject to change without notice


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