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D-Link, the industry leader in wireless networking, continues to deliver the most innovative and versatile solutions for networks that need to expand. Introducing D-Link AirPro DWL-AB520, a PCI adapter for desktop computers that can connect to both 802.11b and 802.11a wireless networks.
The DWL-AB520 enables IT managers to plan for future network growth or to immediately expand their wireless network infrastructure when available wireless channels have already been tapped out. The additional high bandwidth channels available with 802.11a also offer users on the network a robust way to transmit large data files much quicker than what was possible with 802.11b. Network administrators have the option of overlaying an 802.11a network on top of an existing 802.11b network, essentially creating another wireless network of 802.11a users who can communicate discreetly with one another. The DWL-AB520 is IEEE 802.11a and 802.11b compliant and interoperable with other 802.11a and 802.11b compliant devices.
Unlike previous wireless PCI adapters, the DWL-AB520 features a high-gain external antenna that can be positioned in any number of configurations to achieve the best possible signal.
When communicating in the 802.11a bandwidth, the D-Link DWL-AB520 also provides a level of security not previously achievable from other standard wireless solutions. The Atheros 802.11a chipset's utilization of the latest data encryption standard, AES along with 802.1x for user authentication provides a much more formidable barrier to hackers and sniffers, allowing users to share confidential or time-sensitive data with a much greater sense of security. The DWL-AB520 also provides the option to utilize 152-bit WEP with dynamic keying along with 802.1x user authentication to secure 802.11a transmissions.
When used with D-Link's other 802.11a and multimode access points and routers, the DWL-AB520 offers a quick, out-of-box solution to instantly expand a company's network.
802.11a & 802.11b Compatible: Choose your wireless connectivity-the DWL-AB520 connects to either an 802.11anetwork or an 802.11b network. Connect to a 5GHz network and transfer your data at up to 54 Mbps or connect to your existing 2.4GHz network at 11 Mbps-the freedom is yours! High-Speed Data Transfer: Download music files, share an Internet connection, play a graphics intensive game-at speeds up to 54 Mbps in the 5GHz band and up to 11 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band, there's plenty of bandwidth for superior performance across a variety of applications. Investment Protection: The DWL-AB520 is fully compatible with IEEE 802.11a and 802.11b standards, making it interoperable with your existing 802.11a and 802.11b network adapters and access points. This makes it easy to upgrade to 802.11a connectivity in the future or right now, while at the same time giving you the option to connect to 802.11b networks. Supports Advanced Encryption Security (AES): The DWL-AB520 is armed with a fully security suite including 802.1x for user authentication in combination with the latest advancement in data security encryption, Advanced Encryption Security (AES), which ensures the highest level of network security currently available in the market. The DWL-AB520 also provides the option of implementing 802.1x authentication with 152-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) utilizing dynamic keying for 802.11a transmissions. Hardware Compatibility: The DWL-AB520 is PCI 2.2 compliant and works with Intel motherboards, allowing for simple integration into existing network devices for immediate wireless connectivity. The compatibility chart provides details on Intel motherboards that re compatible with the DWL-AB520.
Certifications & Standards
FCC Part 15b IEEE 802.11a IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.1x