802.11a/g Tri-Mode Dualband Wireless PCI Card

DWL-AG530

  • Product Status: Phased Out

Description

D-Link, the industry pioneer in wireless networking, introduces another breakthrough in wireless connectivity — the D-Link AirPremierAG DWL-AG530 Wireless PCI Adapter. This tri-mode, dualband adapter gives your desktop PC a versatile way to wirelessly connect to any one of three available wireless networks — 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11a that operate in two discrete, noninterfering frequency bands: 2.4GHz and 5GHz. D-Link, the industry pioneer in wireless networking, introduces another breakthrough in wireless connectivity — the D-Link AirPremierTM AG DWL-AG530 Wireless PCI Adapter. This tri-mode, dualband adapter gives your desktop PC a versatile way to wirelessly connect to any one of three available wireless networks — 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11a that operate in two discrete, non-interfering frequency bands: 2.4GHz and 5GHz.


If you are a network administrator, the versatile 802.11a/b/g-compatible DWL-AG530 expands your existing wireless network and protects your overall network investment. By installing DWL-AG530s in desktops throughout your organization, your employees can access wireless APs or routers from their desktop PCs. As your company expands or reorganizes you won't need to spend time and resources re-cabling Ethernet wires because wherever the workstation is relocated to, it will still be wirelessly connected to the network. When you add an 802.11a/b/g access point (D-Link AirPremier AG DWL-7100AP) or router (D-Link AirPremier AG DI-784), to your wireless network, you will have an complete wireless solution.

With the enhancement of D-Link 108AG, the DWL-AG530 can transfer data with a maximum wireless signal rate of up to 108Mbps* in a pure D-Link 108AG environment through the use of new wireless technologies such as Packet Bursting, FastFrame, Compression & Encryption, and Turbo mode. This provides bandwidth large enough to handle video/audio streaming and Video on Demand (VoD) applications. The additional (802.11a) 5GHz band also offers a way to quickly transfer data in a frequency range that does not usually experience interference or interruptions.

WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and 802.1x user authentication are both integrated into the DWL-AG530 chipset to offer enhanced security so employees can communicate with colleagues confidentially or access sensitive data. The DWL-AG530 is a high-performance, versatile PCI adapter meant for anyone who needs to connect their desktop PC to a wireless network whether at home, at school, or at the office.

* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11a and 802.11g specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.

Technical Specifications

Standards
  •  IEEE 802.11a
  •  IEEE 802.11b
  •  IEEE 802.11g
Bus Type
  •  PCI 2.2
  •  PCI 32-bit interface
Media Access Control
  • CSMA/CA with ACK
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 14dBm for 54Mbps
  • 11 to 15dBm for 48Mbps
  • 13 to 15dBm for 36Mbps
  • 17 to 18dBm for 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6Mbps
  •  802.11b:
  • 18dBm for 11, 5.5, 2 and 1Mbps
  •  802.11g:
  • 10 to 14dBm for 54Mbps
  • 11 to 15dBm for 48Mbps
  • 13 to 15dBm for 36Mbps
  • 17 to 18dBm for 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
Antenna
  • 2dBi to 4dBi Gain omni-directional dipole antenna
Operation Range
  •  Indoors: up to 100 meters (328 feet)*
  •  Outdoors: up to 400 meters (1,312 feet)*
  •  Environmental factors may adversely affect range
Security
  •  64/128/152-bit WEP data encryption
  •  802.1x authentication
  •  WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access): 802.1x, Pre Share Key, WEP, TKIP, AES
LED Indicators
  •  Power
  •  Network
Operating Voltage
  • 5 VDC +/- 10%
Power Consumption
  •  Transmit mode: 1650mW
  •  Receive mode: 1250mW
  •  Sleep mode: 40mW
Dimensions
  • 133 (L) x 120 (W) x 22 (H) mm
Weight
  • 63grams
Operating Temperature
  • 0o to 45 oC
Storage Temperature
  • 10o to 60 oC
Humidity
  • 95% maximum (non-condensing)
EMI Certification
  •  FCC Class B
  •  CE Class B
O.S. Support
  • Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP

FAQ

  • How do I configure WPA-PSK on my wireless card using the Microsoft XP Utility? Read Answer
  • Why can't I get the advertised speed and performance when in Ad-Hoc mode? Read Answer
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DEU_Drivers_v2_40_RevA

Drivers v2.40 for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista

This software may be used only for the specified product, pay attention to particular hardware revision, eg: H / W B2, or Rev. A3!

Used in a different / similar product can make this product unusable and will void your product warranty. 

28.9.2005 г. Download
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