D-Link - AirPlus G DWL-G730AP Wireless Pocket Router/AP - DWL-G730AP

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Value
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First of all, I don't believe there is a reason why access points should cost more than wireless routers. This is a relatively low-cost 802.11g wireless access point with unique features. The physical switch allows you to enable this as a router in case you want that option, which is good for traveling and plugging into hotel's broadband connection. Also note that since there is no LAN port, configuration has to be done via the WAN port (so you better remember the IP address) or wirelessly. The reception is poor, perhaps because there is no antenna. For short-range usage (less than 500 sq ft), I consider this a good product.

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I purchased it becausee it was cheap for an AP, but found out that it does a whole lot more than what I bargained for. The most unique feature is that it has a physical switch to make it a wireless router, an access point, or a bridge (client mode) to be used as a game adapter. In wireless router mode, the Ethernet port connects to your cable/DSL modem, and provides standard DHCP, NAT, and basic WiFi router features. In AP mode, the Ethernet port connects to an existing router, and acts as an access point, nothing fancy there either. In client mode, the Ethernet port connects to the Ethernet port of any device (straight cable), and joins an existing WiFi network. In each mode, the web configuration screens are different to reflect the respective features. Here we have one 802.11g device that's highly portable (or concealable) for 3"x2.5"x0.5", does 3 jobs with all required functions, and relatively cheap. Also, since there is only one Ethernet port, in router mode you cannot attach any local devices.

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Good product for the money

on 12/28/2004

First of all, I don't believe there is a reason why access points should cost more than wireless routers. This is a relatively low-cost 802.11g wireless access point with unique features. The physical switch allows you to enable this as a router in case you want that option, which is good for traveling and plugging into hotel's broadband connection. Also note that since there is no LAN port, configuration has to be done via the WAN port (so you better remember the IP address) or wirelessly. The reception is poor, perhaps because there is no antenna. For short-range usage (less than 500 sq ft), I consider this a good product.

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A very unique and original product

by George.Lee2@aig.com on 1/3/2005

I purchased it becausee it was cheap for an AP, but found out that it does a whole lot more than what I bargained for. The most unique feature is that it has a physical switch to make it a wireless router, an access point, or a bridge (client mode) to be used as a game adapter. In wireless router mode, the Ethernet port connects to your cable/DSL modem, and provides standard DHCP, NAT, and basic WiFi router features. In AP mode, the Ethernet port connects to an existing router, and acts as an access point, nothing fancy there either. In client mode, the Ethernet port connects to the Ethernet port of any device (straight cable), and joins an existing WiFi network. In each mode, the web configuration screens are different to reflect the respective features. Here we have one 802.11g device that's highly portable (or concealable) for 3"x2.5"x0.5", does 3 jobs with all required functions, and relatively cheap. Also, since there is only one Ethernet port, in router mode you cannot attach any local devices.

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Product Overview

D-Link, an industry leader in networking, introduces another performance breakthrough in wireless connectivity - the AirPlus G DWL-G730AP Wireless Pocket Router/AP™. The DWL-G730AP is a portable and convenient wireless solution for the traveling business person delivering 802.11g wireless connectivity with a maximum wireless signal rate of up to 54Mbps*. Use it in conference rooms, hotel rooms, or even at hotspots.

The Wireless Pocket Router/AP might be small in size, but is huge in functionality. The DWL-G730AP supports multiple operation modes including: Access Point (AP) mode to create a wireless connection; Router mode to share an Internet connection; and Wireless Client mode to connect an existing wireless network. Easily switch between these modes by using the 3-way configuration switch located at the bottom.

In AP mode, the DWL-G730AP can be used to create a wireless network in a room where a single Ethernet port is provided. Now multiple wireless clients can connect to the network at the same time to share resources and files.

In Router mode, the DWL-G730AP can be used to share a single broadband Internet connection, such as in a hotel room. The internal DHCP server automatically assigns IP addresses to ensure everyone in the room can connect to the Internet. In addition, the DWL-G730AP supports VPN Pass-through and firewall features including Network Address Translation (NAT) and MAC filtering to protect your wireless network from malicious attacks.

When set in Wireless Client mode, the DWL-G730AP allows connection to an existing wireless network, without having to install complicated drivers or additional software. For added mobility, the DWL-G730AP can be powered over USB if power outlets are not available.

The Pocket Router/AP supports WPA-PSK to secure your wireless data communications. In AP mode, the DWL-G730AP adds support for 802.1x user authentication with an external RADIUS server. For setup and configuration the DWL-G730AP can be accessed via D-Link's user-friendly Web-based utility.

Easy to pack and convenient for traveling, the DWL-G730AP comes with an attractive traveling case which also provides accessories including cables and a power adapter. Increase productivity and enjoy the benefits of wireless connectivity while on the road with D-Link's Pocket Router/AP.

Specifications

Manufacturer D-Link
Mfg Part# DWL-G730AP
SKU 10381291
UPC 790069270222
UPC 14 00790069270222
Features
Portable 802.11g Wireless Connectivity
Can Be Used as an Access Point, Router, or Wireless Client
Includes Convenient Travel Case
Supports Power over USB
Tech Specs
Standards:
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3u
Device Management: Web-Based – Internet Explorer v6 or Netscape Navigator v7
Security:
64/128-bit WEP
WPA –PSK
802.1x**
MAC Address Filtering
SSID Broadcast Disable
Wireless Frequency Range: 2.412GHz to 2.462GHz
Power: External Power Supply: DC 5V/1.2A
LEDs:
Power
LAN
WLAN
Temperature:
Operating: 32ºF to 131ºF (0ºC to 55ºC)
Storing: -4ºF to 149ºF (-20ºC to 65ºC)
Humidity:
Operating: 10%~90% (non-condensing)
Storing: 5%~95% (non-condensing)
Certifications:
FCC
CE
Dimensions:
L = 3.15 inches (80mm)
W = 2.36 inches (60mm)
H = 0.67 inches (17mm)
Wireless Signal Rates* With Automatic Fallback:
For 802.11g: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6Mbps
For 802.11b: 11, 5.5, 2, and 1Mbps
Wireless Signal Range*:
802.11g (Full Power with internal antenna)
Outdoors: 164ft (50m) @ 54Mbps; 492ft (150m) @ 11Mbps; 656ft (200m) @ 6Mbps
Wireless Transmit Power*:
Typical RF Output Power at each Data Rate
For 802.11g: 31mW (15dBm) @ 54Mbps; 40mW (16dBm) @ 48Mbps; 40mW (16dBm) @ 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, and 6Mbps
For 802.11b: 50mW (17dBm) @ 11, 5.5, 2, and 1Mbps
Receiver Sensitivity*: For 802.11g: 6Mbps: -87dBm; 9Mbps: -85dBm; 12Mbps: -82dBm; 18Mbps: -81dBm; 24Mbps: -80dBm; 36Mbps: -79dBm; 48Mbps: -71dBm; 54Mbps: -69dBm
For 802.11b: 1Mbps: -90dBm; 2Mbps: -90dBm; 5.5Mbps: -86dBm; 11Mbps: -85dBm
Weight: 0.11 lbs (50g)
Warranty: 1 Year
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