NWA1100 has a 4-in-1 design featuring access point, repeater, bridge and Wi-Fi client operating modes to provide superior flexibility for WLAN network deployments. For example, the WDS bridging functions can be used to connect and bring several remote sites together. With multiple operating modes, NWA1100 is an ideal solution for a wide range of applications in vertical markets. By eliminating the needs of AC power adapters, the power over Ethernet support of NWA1100 makes it easier than ever for users to overcome installation difficulties. ZyXEL's PoE switch models or other 802.3af standard-based PoE devices can transmit power and data to the Access Point simultaneously through CAT-5 Ethernet cables for flexible installation options at hard-to-wire locations. ZyXEL NWA1100 delivers enterprise-class security features to small businesses. To shield wireless communication at the source, WPA2 with AES encryption provides the latest, toughest standards-based security, while WEP encryption supports legacy wireless clients.