D-LinkAirPro Dualband 2.4/5GHz Wireless PCI Adapter
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 dualband access points and routers, the DWL-AB520 offers a quick, out-of-box solution to instantly expand a company’s network.
D-Link AirPro PCI 11Mpbs Wless AES. Host interface: PCI. Data transfer rate (max): 54 Mbit/s, Bandwidth: 5 GHz. Security algorithms: 128-bit WEP,152-bit WEP,64-bit WEP. Dimensions (WxDxH): 40 x 168 x 107 mm