The CP-2W's built-in NAT firewall also rose to the occasion. When we ran a series of Web-based tests from Gibson Research Corporation, the port-probing utilities were absolutely unable to find the IP addresses of any of the computers on our network. For wireless connections, the CP-2W supports 64- or 128-bit WEP encryption. It also has other features you'd expect from a router of this class, including packet filtering; MAC-address recognition; and support for VPN (virtual private networking), DMZ (demilitarized zone), and virtual-server settings.
Average warranty and support
The CP-2W comes with a strictly average one-year parts and labor warranty. Toll-free technical support is available 24/7 during the warranty period, though, and Compaq's Web site is a rich resource for support information and software updates.
The Compaq iPaq Connection Point CP-2W is easy to set up and comes with plenty of supporting documentation. It also combines good performance with a full feature set, making it an attractive solution for a small home or office network.
| Throughput tests |
Measured in Mbps (longer bars indicate better performance)
How we tested |
For practical throughput tests, CNET Labs uses NetIQ's Chariot software as our benchmark. For our wireless testing, the clients and routers are set up to transmit at short ranges and maximum signal strength.