Buffalo Technology AirStation WLA2-G54L User Manual

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Buffalo AirStationG54

54 Mbps* Wireless Bridge Access Point – WLA2-G54L

The AirStation 54 Mbps* Wireless Bridge Access Point is an affordable wireless networking solution that allows you to create a wireless network or to expand the range of an existing wireless network. The AirStation 54 Mbps* Wireless Bridge Access Point point features abuilt-in10/100M4-portswitch and Buffalo’s patented AirStationOne-TouchSecure System (AOSS) technology, which enables you to set up wireless connections with the push of a button. AOSS automatically

detects and configures other AOSS-enableddevices and clients to seamlessly create secure wireless connections. The AirStation 54 Mbps* Wireless Bridge Access Point also supports WDS – also known as Wireless Distribution System or the Bridge/Repeater Mode, forpoint-to-pointorpoint-to-multipointcommunication and covers dead spots in Wireless LAN's. WDS allows the AirStation 54 Mbps* Wireless Bridge Access Point to wirelessly communicate with other AirStation Access Points that support WDS. Other features of the AirStation 54 Mbps* Wireless Bridge Access Point include support forWi-FiProtected Access(WPA) with TKIP, AES, 802.1x and WEP for added security. By supporting WDS communication with up to six other Buffalo AirStation Access Points, as well as offering the ability to support external 2.4 GHz Antennas, the AirStation 54 Mbps* Wireless Bridge Access Point is the ideal solution to create a wireless network or to greatly expand the range of your existing wireless network.

Wi-Fi® 802.11g

Backward Compatible with 802.11b


54 Mbps* High-SpeedWireless Data Rate

Wi-FiProtected Access(TKIP, AES)

Configured via Web Browser

Supports Bridge/Repeater Function (WDS)

External 2.4 GHz Antenna Support

Easy Setup with AirStation One-TouchSecure System (AOSS™)

Compact Design

24/7 Toll-FreeTech Support



Wirelessly Expand your Existing Network

Wall Mount Kit Available

AOSS™ - One Click. One Touch. Done.

(1) Press the AOSS button on the

(2) Click on the AOSS icon in the

Done - A secure connection is

Access Point to initiate the AOSS

Buffalo Client Manager Software.

automatically established between the



Access Point and the Desktop.


Modem Wireless Notebook

with Notebook Adapter



The Wireless Distribution System (WDS) or Bridge/Repeater Mode allows the AirStation to wirelessly communicate with other Buffalo AirStation Access Points (Base Stations) that support WDS. The AirStation 54 Mbps* Standard Bridge Base Station supports communication with up to six other Buffalo Bridge APs for point-to-pointorpoint-to-multi-pointcommunication and to cover dead zones in WLANs


Technical Specifications

54 Mbps* Wireless Bridge Access Point – WLA2-G54L

Wireless LAN


Standards Compliance

802.11g (Wireless LAN Protocol)



802.11b (Wireless LAN Standard)


Frequency Range

2,412 - 2,462 GHz




Transmission Rate

802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps



802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps



WPA (AES, TKIP), 802.1x, WEP



MAC Address registration


Access Mode

Infrastructure Mode /WDS (Bridge/Repeater Mode)



Diversity Method (Internal)


External Antenna Connector

MC Card




Output Power

15 dBm (32 mW)




Selectable Channels

11 Channels (3 non-overlapping)


Communication Protocol

Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS),



Half Duplex, OFDM









Wired LAN






IEEE802.3 (10 Base-T)/802.3u(100Base-TX)


Transmission Rate

10 /100 Mbps





Four (4)10 /100 Base-TRJ-45Ports (Auto MDI/X)



Transmission Encoding

10 Base-TManchester Coding;



100 Base-TX4B5B/MLT-3




Access Method










Power Supply

100-240V AC 50/60 Hz DC 3.3V, 2.5A




3 x 6.75 x 6.1 in.(76 x 171 x 155 mm)



1 lb. (445 g)




Operating Environment








Communication Range











65 ft. (20 m)

165 ft. (50 m)




195 ft. (60 m)

490 ft. (150 m)




245 ft. (75 m)

590 ft. (180 m)




410 ft. (125 m)

1870 ft. (570 m)

Support Available for: Windows 98SE, ME, NT4, 2000 and XP (Linux/Macintosh Compatible)

Package Contents: AirStation 54 Mbps* Bridge Access Point, Power Supply,CD-ROMdisk with User Manual, LAN Cable, QuickSet-upGuide and Warranty Statement

Related Products: AirStation 54 Mbps* Notebook Adapter, AirStation 54 Mbps* PCI Card and AirStation 2.4 GHz Antennas

54g™ is trademark of the Broadcom Corporation

*54 Mbps is the IEEE 802.11g standard theoretical maximum data transfer rate. Actual wireless network throughput is limited by environmental and system factors and will be less.

†When operating in High-SpeedMode™, thisWi-Fidevice achieves an actual throughput of up to 34.1 Mbps, which is the equivalent throughput of a system following 802.11g protocol and operating at a signaling rate of 125 Mbps.

© Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc. Buffalo Technology, Buffalo Technology logo and AOSS logo are registered trademarks of Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc. The names and logos of other companies mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.


Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc. is a leading global provider of affordable, easy-to-use,next-generationwired and wireless network solutions for the consumer, SOHO and SMB markets. With its expansion into the U.S. retail market, Buffalo offers home users a full suite of wireless home networking solutions such as itsaward-winningline of AirStation 54g products; its 125HighSpeed Mode™ 802.11g products; and its versatile line of 802.11a/b/g combo products. Buffalo completes its offerings with additionalworld-classnetworking solutions that include memory, storage and multimedia products – perfectly suited for any wireless environment.

With its new AirStation One-TouchSecure System(AOSS™), Buffalo offers the ultimate inease-of-useand security. The company’s commitment to its customers and technological innovation has put Buffalo at the forefront of networking technology and is the foundation for its leading position among the top WLAN vendors worldwide.

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