5GHz High-performance Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter
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High-speed Transmission
At 54 Megabits per second, the DWL-A650 delivers high data transfer rate within the industry standard. A Turbo mode allows the adapter to operate at a significantly greater data rate of up to 72Mpbs.

Industry-standard Interoperability
With both WiFi5  certification compatibility and IEEE 802.11a wireless LAN industry standard compliance, the DWL-A650 adapter provides you with excellent network interoperability.

Secure Connection
The DWL-A650 adapter uses the 5GHz spectrum, a frequency band occupied by fewer household  appliances, which guarantees a lower possibility for fewer data collisions. It provides roaming capabilities from cell to cell and network to network to maximize connection efficiency. In addition, the adapter uses 8 non-overlapping channels to create less interference, providing greater network capacity with dedicated full 54Mbps to each channel. To enhance security, the DWL-A650 employs 152-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Dynamic Key Exchange to protect data from unauthorized access.

Easy Installation
With PCMCIA hot swap and plug-and-play capabilities, the DWL-A650 adapter can be easily installed into a notebook PC to provide connectivity directly to another 802.11a wireless enabled device (ad-hoc mode) or through an 802.11a Access Point (infra-structure mode). It also features an easy-to-use diagnostic utility program to help you easily identify and troubleshoot signal strength within the wireless network.

General features

LAN Standard
IEEE 802.11a wireless LAN

Adapter Type
PC Card Type II CardBus

Frequency Range      
5.150 - 5.350 GHz

Data Rates
6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54, 72 Mbps (Turbo)

Modulation Technology
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)

Modulation Techniques
- BPSK (Binary Phase Shift Keying)
- QPSK (Quadrate Phase Shift Keying)
- 16 QAM (Quadrate Amplitude Modulation)
- 64 QAM (Quadrate Amplitude Modulation)

Data Security      
64, 128, 152-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) Encryption

Media Access Control Protocol

Network Architecture
- Ad-Hoc mode (Peer-to-Peer without Access Point)
- Infra-structure mode (Communications to wired networks via Access Points with Roaming)

Integrated diversity 3.9dBi Gain antenna

Diagnostic LEDs
- Power
- Activity

Power Consumption
- Sleep mode: < 40mW
- Transmit mode: 1650mW
- Receive mode: 1250mW

Operating Voltage      
3.3V + 10%

117.86 (L) x 54 (W) x 5 (H) mm (4.64 x 2.13 x 0.2 inches)

110 grams (0.24 lb.)

Operating Temperature
0 - 60 C (32 - 140 F)

Storage Temperature
-20 - 85 C (22 - 185 F)

5%  -  95%, non-condensing

Emission Certification
- FCC Part 15b (Class B)
- Canada
- Telec
- VCCI Class B

Compatibility Certification

MBTF (Mean Time Between Failure)      
> 30,000 hours


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DWL-A650    IEEE 802.11a Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter


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