Model Number: DWL-AG650
D-Link; the industry pioneer in wireless networking; introduces another breakthrough in wireless connectivity: the D-Link Air Xpert DWL-AG650 Wireless CardBus Adapter. This tri-mode; dualband adapter inserted into your laptop PC provides you a versatile way to wirelessly connect to any one of three available wireless networks: the 802.11b and the two newer; faster 802.11g and 802.11a that operate in two discrete; non-interfering frequency bands; 2.4GHz and 5GHz. So; whether you're at the office; school; at home or enjoying a cup of coffee at a public hotspot while surfing the Web; you have the confidence in knowing that whatever wireless standard is active around you; you can access it. If you're a network administrator or IT manager; you can provision DWL-AG650s throughout your organization and provide a way for your roaming employees to access company wireless access points or routers wherever they happen to be. The DWL-AG650 is compatible with existing 802.11b networks but now offers more robust speed; up to 54Mbps; so everyone can work faster and more efficiently. The additional (802.11a) 5GHz band 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. With an 802.11a/b/g access point (D-Link Air Xpert DWL-7000AP) or router (D-Link Air Xpert DI-774); providing DWL-AG650s adapters to your workforce is an ideal way to quickly expand your wireless network with the assurance that the additional channels available by the APs or routers can easily handle the additional user load. Now; you can have an end-to-end wireless solution that will complement your existing network and protect the investment you made when you originally provided the convenience of wireless networking to your company. The 802.11g; 802.11a; 802.1x standards and WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access); all engineered in the DWL-AG650 chipset; provide 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. The DWL-AG650 is a high-performance; versatile and necessary laptop PC networking solution for active executives; employees or anyone who needs to connect to a wireless network at the office; at home; or when traveling. Note: Theoretical wireless signal rate based on IEEE standards 802.11a and 802.11g of chipset used. Actual throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors lower actual throughput rate. Also; WPA features are available as a driver upgrade download.