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-AG660 adapter gives you an immediate way to expand your existing 802.11b network and protect your overall wireless network investment. By installing DWL-AG660 network adapters in computers 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 AirPremierAG  DWL-7100AP) or router (D-Link AirPremierAG  DI-784) to your wireless network, you will have an end-to-end wireless solution capable of handling up to 15 times the user load of your current 802.11b network.

108Mbps Dualband High Speed
In addition to its compatibility with earlier 802.11b networks, the DWL-AG660 offers the robust speed, up to 108Mbps (Turbo mode), 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.

AES and 802.1x Support
The adapter supports  AES enhanced security and 802.1x for user authentication, providing a formidable barrier to hackers and sniffers, allowing users to securely share data over the network.

WPA/WPA2 EAP Support
Enhanced security is provided with Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) to authorize and identify users based on a secret key that changes automatically at a regular interval. Used in conjunction with a RADIUS server, WPA/WPA2 employs 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. The adapter supports WPA/WP A2-EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) for authentication of 802.11 clients using server-side digital certificates. EAP creates an SSL/TLS tunnel between each client and the authentication server, which protects subsequent user authentication exchange.

This function brings a lot of convenience for users who do not incorporate a RADIUS server in their networks. Utilizing the Pre Shared Key (PSK) mode of WPA/WPA2, the adapter gives each user a new security key every time he connects to the network. Users only need to input their encryption information once in the configuration menu. Each user will automatically receive a new key every time he connects, and the inconvenience of manual WEP key input is eliminated.

General features

System Requirements
- Laptop with available CardBus Type II slot
- Windows XP , 2000, ME or 98/SE
- 300MHz CPU or above
- 32MB memory or more

- IEEE 802.11a
- IEEE 802.11b
- IEEE 802.11g

PC Card Standard & Interface
PC Card Type II CardBus 32-bit compliant

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 2.4835GHz
- 5.15GHz to 5.250GHz
- 5.725GHz to 5.850GHz

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

Transmit Output Power
- 802.11a:
  +10 to 13dBm @ 54Mbps
  +11 to 14dBm @t 48Mbps
  +13 to 16dBm @t 36Mbps
  +15 to 17dBm @ 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6Mbps
- 802.11b:
  +18dBm @ 11, 5.5, 2, and 1Mbps
- 802.11g:
  +11 to 15dBm @ 54Mbps
  +12 to 16dBm @ 48Mbps
  +13 to 17dBm @ 36Mbps
  +16 to 18dBm @ 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6Mbps

Receive Sensitivity
- 802.11a (@ 10% PER):
  -87dBm for 6Mbps
  -86dBm for 9Mbps
  -85dBm for 12Mbps
  -83dBm for 18Mbps
  -80dBm for 24Mbps
  -76dBm for 36Mbps
  -71dBm for 48Mbps
  -66dBm for 54Mbps
- 802.11b (@ 8% PER):
  -84dBm for 11Mbps
  -90dBm for 2Mbps
- 802.11g (@ 10% PER):
  -87dBm for 6Mbps
  -86dBm for 9Mbps
  -85dBm for 12Mbps
  -83dBm for 18Mbps
  -80dBm for 24Mbps
  -76dBm for 36Mbps
  -71dBm for 48Mbps
  -66dBm for 54Mbps

Internal patch diversity antenna

Operation Range
- Indoors: up to 100 meters *
- Outdoors: up to 400 meters *

* Environmental factors may adversely affect range.

- 64/128/152-bit WEP data encryption
- 802.1x authentication
- 802.11a SSID broadcast (ad hoc mode): disabled
- Cipher Mode AES and TKIP

LED Indicators
- Power
- Link

Operating Voltage
3.3 VDC +/- 10%

Power Consumption
- Transmit mode: 390mW
- Receive mode: 220mW
- Sleep mode: 15mW

110 (L) x 54 (W) x 5 (H) mm

41grams (adapter including antenna)

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


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DWL-AG660   802.11a/g Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter


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