Scientific-Atlanta Inc. has jumped into the burgeoning field of all-in-one
home-networking devices with the introduction of a combination cable modem,
wireless-access hub and router.
Set to start shipment this summer, the 'DPR362' cable-modem gateway is
designed to allow consumers to connect multiple PCs and devices to their
Based on Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification 1.1, the modem
offers 802.11b wireless, Home Phoneline Networking Alliance 2.0,
universal-serial-bus and wired Ethernet connections. It also sports internal
firewall features and 'WebWizard,' a browser-based online status indicator.
'Scientific-Atlanta's new `WebSTAR' cable-modem gateway is designed to be an
innovative solution for connecting the broadband home,' corporate senior vice
president and president of subscriber networks Michael Harney said in a
'It will provide broad versatility for both the installer and the consumer to
easily connect multiple PCs or laptops through a single device,' he