Dualband 802.11a/b Wireless CardBus Adapter
The DWL-AB650 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. Users have the option of connecting to an 802.11a network in the office or at home to take advantage of the greater bandwidth for large file transfers; or connect to a 802.11b “hotspot” network to retrieve and send emails. The DWL-AB650 is IEEE 802.11a and 802.11b compliant and interoperable with other 802.11a and 802.11b compliant devices.
When communicating in the 802.11a bandwidth, the D-Link DWL-AB650 also provides a level of security not previously achievable from other standard wireless solutions. The Atheros Communications 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-AB650 also has the option to utilize 152-bit WEP with Dynamic Keying with 802.1x user authentication.
When used with D-Link's other 802.11a and dual-band, multimode access points and routers, the DWL-AB650 also offers a quick, out-of-box solution to instantly expand a company's network
D-Link AirPro PCCard 802.11a-b Wless Cardbus. Host interface: CardBus. Data transfer rate (max): 54 Mbit/s, Bandwidth: 5 GHz. Weight: 1.41 oz (40 g). Dimensions (WxDxH): 2.13 x 4.65 x 0.512" (54 x 118 x 13 mm)