802.11a/g Tri-Mode Dualband Wireless CardBus Adapter
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Easiest Way to Expand
If you're a network administrator, the versatile 802.11a/b/g- compatible DWL-AG650 adapter gives you an immediate way to expand to your existing 802.11b network and protect your overall wireless network investment. By installing DWL-AG650 adapters in PCs throughout your organization your employees can access wireless Access Points and routers from their PCs. And as your company expands or reorganizes you won't have to keep pulling and plugging Ethernet cables because no matter where the workstation is relocated, it's still connected to the network.

End-to-End Wireless Solution
When you add an 802.11a/b/g access point (D-Link Air Xpert  DWL-7000AP) or router (D-Link Air Xpert  DI-774), to your wireless network, you will have an end-to-end wireless solution capable of handling up to four times the user load of your current 802.11b network.

54Mbps Dualband High Speed
In addition to its compatibility with earlier 802.11b networks, the DWL-AG650 offers the robust speed, up to 54Mbps, of the newer 802.11g and 802.11a standards, so everyone can work faster and more efficiently. In addition to the 2.4GHz frequency band operated by 802.11b and g, the 5GHz band used by 802.11a also offers a way to quickly transfer data in a frequency range that does not experience interference or interruptions from cordless phones, microwave ovens and other devices utilizing the 2.4GHz frequency.

WPA Enhanced Security
Wi-Fi  Protected Access in the DWL-AG650 provides the necessary security protocols and tools, so employees can communicate with colleagues confidentially, access sensitive company information or send data that is dynamically encrypted as it's sent. Wi-Fi  Protected Access lets you authorize and identify users based on a secret key that changes automatically at a regular interval. Used in conjunction with a RADIUS server, WPA uses TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) to change the temporal key every 10,000 packets. This insures much greater security than the standard WEP security, which requires the keys to be changed manually.

802.1x Authentication
The DWL-AG650 supports 802.1x authentication for protection against network intrusion. Used in conjunction with a RADIUS server, this function provides a means to verify the identity of the client before an access to the network is granted.

Pre-Shared Key
This function brings a lot of convenience (when used in conjunction with other 802.11g products) for users that do not incorporate a RADIUS server in their networks. Utilizing the Pre Shared Key mode of WPA, the DWL-AG650 will obtain a new security key every time it connects to the 802.11g network. You only need to input your encryption information once in the configuration menu. With the DWL-AG650, you will automatically receive a new key every time you connect, doing away with the inconvenience of manual WEP key input. 

General features

System Requirements
- Laptop/notebook PC with 32-bit CardBus slot
- 500MHZ processor or above
- 128MB memory or more
- CardBus controller properly installed and working in Win98 SE, ME, 2000, XP computer

- IEEE 802.11a
- IEEE 802.11b
- IEEE 802.11g
Bus Type
32-bit CardBus

Media Access Control      

Data Rates
(With automatic fallback)
54Mbps, 48Mbps, 36Mbps, 24Mbps, 18Mbps, 12Mbps, 11Mbps, 9Mbps, 6Mbps, 5.5Mbps, 2Mbps, 1Mbps

Modulation Technology
- Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
- Complementary Code Keying (CCK)
- Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)

Frequency Range *
- 2.4GHz to 2.5GHz
- 5.15GHz to 5.875GHz

*  Software configurable as allowable frequency will vary from country to country in the European region.

Transmit Output Power      
15 dBm +/- 2dBm

Receiver Sensitivity
- 54Mbps OFDM, 10% PER, -73dBm
- 48Mbps OFDM, 10% PER, -76dBm
- 36Mbps OFDM, 10% PER, -82dBm
- 24Mbps OFDM, 10% PER, -85dBm
- 18Mbps OFDM, 10% PER, -88dBm
- 12Mbps OFDM, 10% PER, -89dBm
- 11Mbps CCK, 8% PER, -91dBm
- 9Mbps OFDM, 10% PER, -90dBm
- 6Mbps OFDM, 10% PER, -91dBm
- 5.5Mbps CCK, 8% PER, -92dBm
- 2Mbps QPSK, 8% PER, -93dBm
- 1Mbps BPSK, 8% PER, -94dBm

Diversity switching dual internal antennas

Operation Range
- Indoors: up to 100 meters (328 feet)*
- Outdoors: up to 400 meters (1,312 feet)*

* Environmental factors may adversely affect range

- 64/128-WEP data encryption
- 802.1x authentication
- WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access): 802.1x, Pre Share Key , WEP, TKIP, AES*

* AES support in software will be released in future upgrade

Diagnostic LEDs
- Link
- Activity

Power Consumption
- Power save mode: 70mW
- Transmit mode: 1650mW
- Standby mode: 1250mW

114.3 (L) x 54 (W) x 8.7 (H) mm (4.64 x 2.13 x 0.34 inches)
55 grams (0.12 lb.) 

Operating Temperature       
0  to 55  C  

Storage Temperature
-10 to 60  C

95% maximum (non-condensing)

EMI Certification      
- FCC Class B 
- CE Class B
- C-Tick

O.S. Support
Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP


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DWL-AG650   802.11a/g Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter


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