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PURE NETWORKING 802.11G WIRELESS

 

 

 

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Connect wireless devices together to form a LAN or WAN at speeds

of up to 54 Mbps!

Key Features

Link PCs, access points, and routers to your wireless LAN or WAN.

Connect wired devices to a wireless LAN or WAN via the Access Point with Switch.

Transfer data at speeds up to 54 Mbps!

Conforms to the 802.11g standard, and is backward compatible with the 802.11b standard.

Compatible with Windows® 98 SE/Me/ XP, Windows 2000, and Windows NT®.

Sendhigh-volumedata traffic over your wireless network via

the 802.11g Ethernet compliant Pure Networking wireless products. The powerful, backward-compatible802.11g standard allows you to include your older existing 802.11b equipment in your wireless network. And wireless network technology can help cut your installed cable costs.

Since they conform to the 802.11g Ethernet standard, the Pure Networking wireless products work with Microsoft Windows® and Macintosh® OS. And they provide high data throughput, plus multimedia data bandwidth.

Like the less-powerful802.11b standard, 802.11g also operates in the2.4-GHzband. But unlike the previous standard, which only

allowed speeds of up to 11 Mbps, the 802.11g standard provides link speeds of up to 54 Mbps. That’s 180% faster!

But if you still have 802.11b devices in your network, our 802.11g devices are backwardcompatible so you won’t have to replace 802.11b equipment that you already own.

Connect the wireless way with adapters

Need to link PCs together? No problem. We’ve got a wireless adapter that’ll work with your PC, whether it has a PCMCIA or PCI slot, or just a USB port (no slot required for USB).

Choose from the Cardbus (PCMCIA) Adapter (LW6000A), the PCI Adapter (LW6001A), and the High-GainUSB Adapter (LW6002A).

The Cardbus (PCMCIA) Adapter is used for laptop and notebook computers. It fits into the computer’s PCMCIA slot. The adapter has two power-savingfeatures: Not only is the adapter’s power consumption very low, but you can also control how long the adapter’s attached devices’ power stays on.

The PCI Adapter supports the 32-bitPCI standard and installs in the PCI slot of your desktop computer. It includes a detachable antenna with a3-ft.(0.9-m)cable.

Compatible with any computer that has a USB port, the High-GainUSB Adapter has a Type A USB connector. It conforms to the USB 2.0 specification and is backwards compatible with USB versions 1.0 and 1.1.

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Access Point with Switch

Want to connect a wireless LAN to a wired LAN? Choose the Access Point with Switch (LW6004A). It lets any 802.11g or 802.11b compliant PC join the wireless network. This integral switch with five LAN connections enables wired devices, segments, or entire networks to communicate with your wireless WAN.

The access point supports Web-basedconfiguration. It has abuilt-inDHCP server to allow multiple wireless and wired users to get their IP address automatically.

With the access point’s ESSID authentication, 64-,128-,and152-bitWEP encryption and MAC address filtering, you can prevent unauthorised wireless stations from accessing your wireless network.

The AP also includes a 2.2-dBmdipole antenna.

Wireless Router

The Pure Networking 802.11g Wireless Router (LW6005A) allows you to share the Internet among one WAN connection and up to four LAN connections via one ADSL or cable modem.

The router gives you high Internet access throughput (up to 50 Mbps) and supports up to 253 users. It includes four 10-/100-MbpsLAN ports and one10-/100-MbpsWAN port.

Special applications, DMZ, virtual servers, access control, firewall, and bridge mode are also supported. You can monitor the router’s status via DHCP client log, security log, and device/ connection status. Or configure it remotely via its Web-basedGraphical User Interface (GUI).

Client users are required to get authorisation before connecting to access points (APs) or AP routers, and the data transmitted in the network is encrypted/decrypted by a dynamically changed secret key. Automatic fallback also increases data security and reliability.

8-dBiOmnidirectional Antenna and

14-dBiDirectional Panel Antenna

If you need to increase the transmitting and receiving power of your wireless access point or router, order one of our 2.4-GHzAntennas. There’s an8-dBiOmnidirectional model (LW6200A) and a14-dBiDirectional Panel model (LW6201A).

Choose the omnidirectional model when you have several access points that you want to connect together with a clear line-of-sightin multiple directions from the main access point.

Select the directional panel model when you need to connect just two access points or routers together with a clear line-of-sight.You can also use the directional panel at a remote site where the access point is configured as a bridge connecting a remote LAN via wireless to the main office. This not only increases the distance from the remote site to the main office, but also cuts down on interference.

Technically Speaking

Choose the operating mode

When you’re using the Pure Networking 802.11g Wireless Adapters, access points, or routers, two operating modes are possible.

Ad-hocmode allows you to connect to another wireless station in the wireless LAN network without an access point or router. Typically, you’d have a group of PCs with wireless links to each other in a small office or home environment (SOHO). Each PC would contain a wireless adapter (PCMCIA, PCI, or USB).

More complicated applications require an access point or router. Suppose, for example, that you want to link a wireless network to a wired network. When you connect a wireless LAN and a combination (wireless and wired) LAN together, it’s called an infrastructure configuration. Infrastructure mode requires an 802.11 access point. This mode is used on an enterprise scale for wireless

access to a central database, or for a wireless application for mobile workers.

Keep your network safe and secure

When you have a wireless network, security is a big concern. You don’t want the wireless signals to be intercepted and sent to someone else’s wireless device. Our wireless adapters, switches, and routers encrypt data for superior security using WEP, TKIP, and AES. (Windows 98 SE, Me, and Windows NT use these three types of security.)

WEP is Wired Equivalent Privacy, a data privacy mechanism based on a 40-bitshared key algorithm, as described in the IEEE 802.11 standard.

TKIP is a quick-fixmethod to quickly overcome the inherent weaknesses in WEP security, especially the reuse of encryption keys. TKIP is involved in the IEEE 802.11i WLAN security standard.

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), a chip-basedsecurity, has been developed to ensure the highest degree of security and authenticity for digital information that‘s in transit across the network or stored. This standard makes more efficient use of hardware and/or software than previous encryption standards. AES is also included in the IEEE 802.11i standard.

Compared with AES, TKIP is a temporary protocol for replacing WEP security until manufacturers implement AES at the hardware level.

Another way to protect your network from intruders is authentication. Three authentication modes are possible: None, Shared, or WPAPSK.

Windows XP and Windows 2000 use two types of authentication for the wireless device (adapter, switch, or router) in a home (WPA-PSK,no server) or enterprise (WPA, with server).

WPA-PSKis a special mode designed for home and smallbusiness users who do not have access to network authentication servers. In this mode, known asPre-SharedKey, you manually enter the starting password in the access point or gateway, as well as in each wireless station in the network. WPA takes over automatically from that point, keeping unauthorised users that don’t have a matching password from joining the network while encrypting the data traveling between authorised devices. The encryption methods include TKIP and AES.

Configuration is easy

All of the wireless devices include a configuration utility. This powerful application helps you configure the adapter, switch, or router, and monitor the link status and statistics during the communication process.

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Use the wireless access points and router to link wired and wireless networks together.

14-dBiDirectional Panel

 

 

The LW6005A connects LAN users to the

2.4-GHzAntenna

 

 

(LW6201A)

 

 

cable modem to provide Internet access. It

 

 

 

also provides wireless links to remote

Building A

 

 

offices A and B.

Pure Networking 802.11g

14-dBiDirectional Panel

 

 

Wireless Access Point

 

2.4-GHzAntenna

 

Remote office A

with Switch

Remote office B

(LW6201A)

 

(LW6004A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pure Networking 802.11g

 

 

 

 

Wireless Access Point

 

 

 

 

with Switch

 

 

 

 

(LW6004A)

 

 

 

Building B

 

 

 

 

Fibre optic cable

 

 

 

 

14-dBiDirectional Panel

 

 

 

 

2.4-GHzAntenna

Pure Networking 802.11g

 

 

(LW6201A)

 

 

 

Wireless Router

 

 

 

 

(LW6005A)

 

 

Pure Networking 802.11g

 

 

 

8-dBiOmnidirectional

Wireless Access Point

 

 

 

with Switch

 

 

 

2.4-GHzAntenna

 

 

 

(LW6004A)

 

 

 

(LW6200A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building C

 

Cable

Main office building

 

Remote office C

 

modem

 

 

Phone line and Internet

 

14-dBiDirectional Panel

 

access through cable

 

Internet

 

2.4-GHzAntenna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(LW6201A)

Main office

 

Pure Networking 802.11g

Remote office D

with cable

 

Wireless Access Point

modem to

 

 

with Switch

Building D

Internet

 

 

(LW6004A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offices C and D do not have a clear line-of-sightto the main office, so

 

 

 

office C was connected to B over fiber optic cable. A wireless link

was then set up between C and D.

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Create a wireless network with the access point and wireless adapters.

Desktop PC with Pure Networking 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter (LW6001A) installed

Desktop PC with Pure Networking 802.11g HighGain USB Adapter (LW6002A) installed

Pure Networking 802.11g Wireless Access Point with Switch (LW6004A)

Desktop PC with Pure

Notebook PC with Pure

Networking 802.11g

Networking 802.11g

Wireless Cardbus

Wireless PCI Adapter

(PCMCIA) Adapter

(LW6001A) installed

(LW6000A) installed

 

Build a wireless network with the wireless router and wireless adapters.

Internet

Pure Networking

802.11g Wireless

Router (LW6005A)

Cable/DSL

Desktop PC with Pure Networking

modem

802.11g Wireless High-GainUSB

 

Adapter (LW6002A) installed

Desktop PC with

Notebook PC with Pure

Ethernet Adapter

Networking 802.11g

(LE1600C) installed

Wireless Cardbus

Desktop PC with Pure Networking

(PCMCIA) Adapter

(LW6000A) installed

802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter

(LW6001A) installed

 

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Specifications

Adapters:

Antenna: LW6000A: Diversity patch; LW6001A: External detachable

dipole antenna with attached 37" (94-cm)cable andRP-SMAconnector;

LW6002A: 6-dBidirectionalhigh-gainantenna

Distance (Maximum): 328 ft. (100 m)

Frequency Band: 2.4000–2.4835GHz

Modulation: OFDM with BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM (11g), BPSK, QPSK, CCK (11b)

Operating System: Compatible with all major operating systems; Drivers included for Windows® 98 SE/Me/XP, Windows 2000, and Windows NT®

Security: 64-/128-bitWEP Data

Encryption, WPA (TKIP with IEEE

802.1x), and AES

Speed: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 11, 9, 6, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps with auto fallback

Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE

802.11g

CE Approval: Yes

Interface: LW6000A:32-bitcardbus; LW6001A:32-bitPCI V.2.2/2.1; LW6002A: USB 2.0

Connectors: LW6000A: (1) PCMCIA slot;

LW6001A: (1) RP-SMAantenna connector;

LW6002A: (1) mini USB F

Indicators: LEDs: LW6000A,

LW6001A: (1) TX/RX, (1) Link;

LW6002A: (1) Power, (1) Link

Power: From the interface

Size: LW6000A: 0.3"H x 4.6"W x 2.1"D (0.8 x 11.7 x 5.3 cm);

LW6001A: 0.9"H x 4.8"W x 5.3"D (2.3 x 12.2 x 13.5 cm);

LW6002A: 4.5"H x 3"W x 3.4"D (11.4 x 7.6 x 8.6 cm)

Access Point:

Antenna: (1)RP-SMAdetachable2.2-dBmdipole antenna

CPU: ADMtek 5120175-MHzMIPS

R4000

Distance (Maximum): 328 ft. (100 m) with 2.2-dBm dipole antenna

Security: 64-/128-/158-bitWEP

encryption, WPA (TKIP with

IEEE 802.1x), and AES

Memory: 2-MBFlash,8-MBDRAM

Operating System: Compatible with all major operating systems; Drivers included for Windows 98 SE/Me/XP, Windows 2000, and Linux

Speed: Wireless: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 11, 9, 6, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps with auto fallback;

Ethernet: 10/100 Mbps, autosensing

Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE

802.11g, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u,

IEEE 802.1x

Transmit Power: 18 dBm

CE Approval: Yes

Connectors: (5)RJ-45LAN

Indicators: LEDs: (1) PWR,

(1) WLAN, (5) LAN, (5) 10/100

Power: 115-VAC,60-Hzexternal power adapter

Size: 1.2"H x 5"W x 3.6"D (3 x 12.7 x 9.1 cm)

Router:

Antenna: (1)RP-SMAdetachable2.2-dBmdipole antenna

CPU: ADMtek 5120175-MHzMIPS

Distance (Maximum): 328 ft. (100 m)

Security: 64-/128-/158-bitWEP

encryption, WPA (TKIP with

IEEE 802.1x), and AES

Memory: 2-MBFlash,16-MBDRAM

Operating System: Compatible with all major operating systems; Drivers included for Windows 98 SE/Me/XP, Windows 2000, and Linux

Protocols Supported: Dynamic IP,

Static IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP,

Telstra Big Pond, IEEE 802.1x

Speed: Wireless: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 11, 9, 6, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps with auto fallback;

Ethernet: 10/100 Mbps, autosensing

Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE

802.11g, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u

Transmit Power: 18 dBm

CE Approval: Yes

Connectors: (1)RJ-45WAN,

(4) RJ-45LAN

Indicators: LEDs: (1) PWR,

(1) WLAN, (1) WAN 10/100M,

(1) WAN LNK/ACT, (4) LAN 10/100M, (4) LAN LNK/ACT

Power: 115-VAC,60-Hzexternal power adapter

Size: 1.2"H x 7.4"W x 4.2"D (3 x 18.8 x 10.7 cm)

Antennas:

Beam Width: LW6200A: H360, V15;

LW6201A: H30, V30

Cable Length: LW6200A: 19.7" (50 cm);

LW6201A: 11.8" (30 cm)

Distance (Maximum): LW6200A: 0.62 mi. (1 km);

LW6201A: 1.86 mi. (3 km)

Frequency Band: 2.4000–2.5 GHz

Gain: LW6200A: 8 dBi;

LW6201A: 14 dBi

Impedance: 50 ohms

Lightning Protection: DC ground

Survival Wind Speed: 111.8 mi./hr. (180 km/hr.)

Connectors: (1) N F

Size: LW6200A: 0.7"W x 24.8"L (1.8 x 63 cm);

LW6201A: 9.4"H x 9.4"W x 2.8"D (23.9 x 23.9 x 7.1 cm)

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What’s Included

LW6000A

(1) Pure Networking 802.11g Wireless Cardbus (PCMCIA) Adapter with built-inprinted antenna with diversity system

(1) CD-ROMcontaining a users’ manual in PDF format and software drivers for Windows 98 SE/Me/XP, Windows 2000, and Windows NT

LW6001A

(1) Pure Networking 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter

(1) external detachable dipole antenna

(1) CD-ROMcontaining a users’ manual in PDF format and software drivers for Windows 98 SE/Me/XP, Windows 2000, and Windows NT

LW6002A

(1) Pure Networking 802.11g Wireless High-GainUSB Adapter with integrated6-dBihigh-gainantenna

(1) CD-ROMcontaining a users’ manual in PDF format and software drivers for Windows 98 SE/Me/XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, and Linux

(1) quick installation guide

LW6004A

(1) Pure Networking 802.11g Wireless Access Point with Switch

(1) RP-SMAdetachable2.2-dBmdipole antenna

(1) power adapter

(1) CD-ROMcontaining a users’ manual in PDF format and software drivers for Windows 98 SE/Me/XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, and Linux

LW6005A

(1) Pure Networking 802.11g Wireless Router

(1) RP-SMAdetachable2.2-dBmdipole antenna

(1) power adapter

(1) CD-ROMcontaining a users’ manual in PDF format and software drivers for Windows 98 SE/Me/XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, and Linux

LW6200A

(1) 2.4-GHz8-dBiOmnidirectional Antenna

(1) users’ manual

LW6201A

(1) 2.4-GHz14-dBiDirectional Panel Antenna

(1) users’ manual

Ordering Information

ITEM

CODE

Pure Networking 802.11g Wireless

 

Adapters

 

Cardbus (PCMCIA)...........................................

LW6000A

PCI........................................................................

LW6001A

High-GainUSB..................................................

LW6002A

Access Point with Switch

 

(5 LAN Connections)........................................

LW6004A

Router (1 WAN Connection, 4 LAN

 

Connections) .....................................................

LW6005A

2.4-GHzAntennas

 

8-dBiOmnidirectional .....................................

LW6200A

14-dBiDirectional Panel.................................

LW6201A

You might also need cable…

GigaBase® 350 CAT5e Patch Cable,350-MHz,

4-PairStraight-Pinned,PVC, Beige,

 

10-ft.(3-m) ....................................................

EVNSL85-0010

(For other lengths or colours, call Tech Support.)

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