The 3Com Wireless 11a/b/g PCI Adapter supports all three existing IEEE 802.11 networking standards—11a, 11b, and 11g—so users can connect to any Wi-Fi wireless network. This all-in-one support enhances the flexibility of the wireless LAN by preserving existing equipment investment and enabling administrators to mix and match radio bands to meet different coverage and bandwidth needs within the same area. Desktop users can access network resources, the Internet, and email at speeds up to 54 Mbps or 108 Mbps in turbo mode, ideal for multimedia applications. And Wi-Fi certification helps ensure interoperability with Wi-FI-certified products from other vendors.
The enterprise-class PCI Adapter offers a host of features that ensure secure, reliable wireless connections, with one of the most robust suites of standards-based security on the market today. The PCI Adapter supports WPA, AES, and WEP encryption to protect wireless data. MD5, 802.1x, and EAP authentication guard against unauthorized network access. To speed setup and configuration, administrators can create profiles with specific wireless LAN settings for each wireless LAN network; users just click the profile and they are configured for connection.
Provides universal, complete access to IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g wireless networks
Supports speeds up to 54 Mbps, or 108 Mbps in turbo mode, on 802.11g or 802.11a networks
Wi-Fi certification helps ensure the PCI Adapter will interoperate with Wi-Fi compatible products from other vendors
IEEE 802.1x network access control and EAP authentication support the latest, most effective authentication techniques to thwart intruders and simplify network management
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption, and 40/64-bit, and 128- and 152-bit Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP) shared key encryption (for legacy clients) help keep wireless transmissions private
Autonomous Load Balancing maximizes WLAN performance by connecting to the access point with the fastest throughput
Dynamic rate shifting automatically matches the best connection speed in response to changing traffic and environmental conditions
3Com Wireless LAN Manager creates profiles for each wireless network' specific settings, displays connection status, and features simple-to-use diagnostic tools