For 802.11a wireless networks--wireless networking fast enough for business.
Fast: Auto-negotiates to the highest possible speed—up to 54 Mbps. Throughput up to 5x faster than 802.11b—able to handle large graphics, audio, data, and video files without sacrificing performance.
Easy setup: Expand your network simply by adding more 802.11a adapters and access points (up to 64 users per access point). Buy only what you need, when you need it. Includes Intel® PROSet Utility for easy peer-to-peer networking, automatic wired/wireless switching, and setup completed in minutes.
Clean spectrum: Transmits on the 5 GHz UNII spectrum, free from interference by cordless phones, microwaves, and Bluetooth* devices.
Dual compliance: Optional kit available in the future for simultaneous operation in both 5 GHz 801.11a and 2.4 GHz 802.11b.
Mobility: High-speed LAN access without wires ends the cost, clutter, and hassle of installing network connector cables. Get uninterrupted access to the people, information, and tools you need as you move through the workplace with your mobile PC.
2002 Product of the Year: Network Magazine, in one of the networking industry’s longest running awards programs, named the Intel® PRO/Wireless 5000 LAN family of products to their 2002 Product of the Year list.
# Compatible with IEEE Standards
* Guaranteed to work with equipment from other wireless vendors and products that comply with the IEEE 802.11a standard.
* Simultaneous 802.11b compatibility and operation with optional hardware kit.
# Speeds of up to 54 Mbps
Fast enough to replace wired networks for most applications.
# Up to thirteen times the network capacity of 802.11b WLAN
Lets your WLAN handle more users and larger graphics, audio, data, and video files.
# Continuous, cable-free access to your network, e-mail, and the Internet
Work where you need to work. Get more done in more places, without having to shut down and reboot your system.
# Superior speeds hold even as range increases
Get more done in less time throughout the area covered by your WLAN.
40 feet @ 54 Mbps
300 feet @ 6 Mbps
100 feet @ 54 Mbps
1000 feet @ 6 Mbps
# Operates on the 5 GHz UNII spectrum
Using this "clean" spectrum ends interference from cordless phones, microwaves, Bluetooth*, and 802.11 devices that transmit on the 2.4 GHz ISM spectrum.
# 8 non-overlapping channels (U.S.)
Lets you install up to eight access points per location to increase the available bandwidth to 432 Mbps and support more users.
# 128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), scalable back to 64-bit and 0-bit WEP; VPN compatible
Protects your WLAN traffic with the highest level of WLAN security available.
# Access Control List (ACL)
An extra layer of security gives you control to authorize access to your WLAN.
# Uses Simple Management Network Protocol (SMNP) version 2
Configures access points into the existing SMNP network without additional software or hardware. You can monitor and manage access points remotely, saving time and effort.
# Web-based Interface
Configure and manage your WLAN from anywhere in the world using a standard Web browser.
# Software configurable antenna
Lets you tailor WLAN coverage to your floor plan.
# Install wizard
Software that walks you through installation to minimize help needed by IT staff.