SMC Networks has announced the Barricade Plus Cable/DSL Broadband router, available in both wired (SMC7004FW) and 802.11b-compliant wireless (SMC7004WFW) versions. The platform-independent routers include 10/100Mbps switches (four ports on the wired version and three ports on the wireless) and support up to five VPN tunnels. The wireless Barricade Plus supports 64- and 128-bit WEP encryption and MAC address authentication. The SMC7004FW will be available at the end of April for US$159, while the SMC7004WFW will be available in early May for $259.