Access Points - Gateways and Servers
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ACCESS POINTS - Gateways & Routers

LAST UPDATED:  Wednesday 8th August 2010





Plug & play Open-Source Mesh

Ideal for school/office campuses, hotels, apartments and towns: Just plug one of our tiny routers into a DSL or other internet connection and spread additional units around the locations where you want internet access. There is nothing you have to configure - just plug them in.

Easy to grow: Adding additional routers extends the range and since any router can be plugged into the internet, you can add bandwidth where and when you need it.

Complete control over your networks: Customize the SSID, splash Page (via our WYSIWYG/HTML editor), redirect URL and control how much bandwidth your users get - all from a free centralized web-based dashboard.

Monitor your network's health: See how the network is performing, how many people are using it and how much bandwidth they are consuming.

It's two wireless networks in one: A second encrypted network is available for your private or business use.

Completely open-source: You can extend or modify the router's functionality. Never be at the mercy of what one company decides is right for you.

Planning / Installation / Monitoring Guide for RO.B.IN Networks

Free mesh network management & reporting console for open-source RO.B.IN networks.

March 2008


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The Intel PRO/Wireless 2011 LAN

Bridging Access Point


Intel® PRO/Wireless 2011 LAN Access

The Intel PRO/Wireless 2011 LAN Access Point functioning as a wireless hub makes connections between an existing wired network and wireless devices. A number of units may also serves as bridges connecting two or more existing wired networks together via a RJ45 ethernet connector. In addition, the access point can act as a repeater, passing along transmission from one access point to another, creating a wireless "daisy chain" backbone and connecting hard-to-reach areas. A RS232 serial port provides telephone modem support enabling simple gateway to dial up services as well as remote administration.

Intel wireless access points are simple to install, since they ship with a site survey tool to assist in proper placement for desired coverage and performance. IT administrators can manage and monitor the network of access points remotely via standard web browser.

Intel® PRO/Wireless 2011 LAN products deliver up to 11Mbps of throughput performance 

These are well built and offer multirole, high performance - ed.








Dual Band Access Point

OfficeConnect® .4GWireless 11a/b/g Access Point

Product #: 3CRWE454A72

Supports IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g wireless LANs simultaneously.

The 3Com® OfficeConnect® Wireless 11a/b/g Access Point supports 11a, 11b, and 11g wireless LANs simultaneously for complete user flexibility. Users can access network resources and the Internet at speeds up to 108 Mbps, ideal for multimedia applications. The multi-standard support preserves existing wireless network investments while accommodating the latest technologies. To protect wireless connections, the access point supports 256-bit WPA encryption for high-level security and 40/64-bit and 128-bit WEP encryption for legacy users.

Supports speeds up to 108 Mbps (11a and 11g users in 108 Turbo mode) at distances up to 100 meters

                                                                                                                                                                       Dec 2005



Industrial and Automotive


It fulfills the most severe requirements in terms of operating environment: from -25°C to +70°C, shockproof and vibration proof, IP66 seal rating for protection against dust and water projections.

The product is UTAC E2 certified (CE standard for electronic equipments installed aboard vehicle), and can thus be installed in full safety aboard of all on-road equipments.


- A high rugged environmental and mechnical specification for demanding applications, featuring the ATHEROS dual band chip-set.

WiFi Access Point, 2-port Ethernet Bridge & WDS Repeater (a/b/g/h) for automotive applications.

The WLg-ABOARD/N works in either ACCESS POINT - BRIDGE - WDS REPREATER - INFRASTRUCTURE - AD HOC modes to connect any industrial equipment featuring a 10/100 Ethernet interface to the WiFi wireless network.

The WLg-ABOARD/N device is also designed to work as a wireless bridge between the long established wired MODBUS/TCP or PROFINET industrial protocols and the radio network, this feature allows to interconnect to any MODBUS/TCP or PROFINET equipments to this network.

WLg-ABOARD/N doesn't require any additional software to be installed on your computer (no peripheral driver needed). Thanks to its built-in WEB interface, the setup of the device is achieved using the web browser installed on your computer (Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla ...).

The WLg-ABOARD/N is compliant with the IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/h standards (wireless Ethernet 2.4 / 5 Ghz), it features a built-in 2-port Ethernet 10/100 base TX auto-sensing switch on industrial grade M12 circular connectors.

The radio link is made secure by using the most modern methods of protection: WEP 64/128 bits, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK and authentification IEEE 802.1x (RADIUS server).

The nominal range (open space) of the module is 300 m for a transmit power of +20 dBm and -92 dBm in reception (a/g modes) and -95 dBm (IEEE 802.11b mode) which can be extended with higher gain antenna

It is powered from a dual input DC power supply (+9VDC to +75VDC), power consumption is 7W typical, IEEE 802.3 af is also available for the WLg-ABOARD/NP model.

ACKSYS Communications & Systems
ZA du Val JOYEUX 10 rue des Entrepreneurs

Direct : +33 1 30 56 46 43
Main : +33 1 30 56 46 46
Fax : +33 1 30 56 12 95

                                                                                                                                                                            March 2008



Dual Band, Dual Antenna



Access Point, Ethernet Bridge & repeater (WDS) (a/b/g/h) full module for OEMs

Features Access Point, Ethernet Bridge, WDS repeater functions and both AD-HOC and INFRASTRUCTURE modes
10/100 auto-sensing Ethernet port interface, RJ45 or TTL level (HE10 header connector)
54/108 Mbps wireless Ethernet link compliant to the IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/h & SUPER AG standards, OFDM, DSSS, 2.4 / 5 Ghz, 2 HIROSE UFL connector for external antenna / cable
300 m nominal range (line of sight), 60 m in other cases (with built-in antenna), up to 8 Km with 14 dBi antenna
Built-in ATHEROS's chip set: AR5414 (AR5006SX)
+20 dBm transmit power, -92 dBm receive level (a/g modes) and -95 dBm receive level (b mode) with transmitter power output control (TPC)
64/128 bits WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, IEEE 802.11x (RADIUS) authentication, MAC addresses filtering, SSID broadcast control
No peripheral driver required, configuration from standard internet web browser (built-in web server), SNMP agent
ACKSYS logo shown is the web server (banner area, top page) can be replaced with the OEM's company logo
LEDs signalling for LAN, WLAN network activity and 10/100 mode
Compact printed circuit (L :89 x W :51 x H :18 mm)
+3.3VDC or +5VDC power source, 3.5W typical power consumption
Wide operating temperature range : -20°C to +70°C, storage: -65 to +100°C, humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

March 2008



ACME foXServe

foXServe is a full featured Apache 1.3.37 Embedded WebServer with PHP 5.0.5, SQLite, mod_dav and mod_ssl running on ACME SYSTEMS srl Fox Board 832. With foXServe is possible to control I/O and a LCD Display Hitachi HD44780 directly from your PHP script. We developed a set of PHP extensions that let you control logic hardware connected directly to the Fox Board with a web PHP script.






A TUX that really runs Linux

TUX Case is a TUX-shaped plastic enclosure that is designed to house the Acme Systems tiny Embedded Linux FOX Board LX and runs a fully Linux OS inside its belly

A special edition of FOX Board LX named foXServe is available with a preinstalled Linux image that includes Apache, PHP and SQLite to have on your desktop the first TUX that runs Linux inside.

TUX Case is 16.9 cm high (6.66 inches) and can house a FOX Board LX plus an add-on board. The rear side is already holed for the FOX Board LX connectors (Ethernet, 2xUSB, DC input).

March 2007




AIRAYA WirelessGRID backhaul bridges are designed for applications requiring very high bandwidth. Each link operates at a radio rate up to 108 Mbps and is capable of providing up to 42 Mbps of TCP/IP bandwidth, and can communicate at distances up to 30 miles using lower modes of operation.

Designed for business-class point-to-point IP communication, WirelessGRID backhaul bridges utilize AIRAYA's exclusive bridging protocol, providing robust, reliable, and secure high-speed distribution of data, video, and voice traffic between 2 or more locations. Whether you're providing network access, VPN service, VoIP Wireless, or VideoIP, AIRAYA WirelessGRID fixed wireless backhaul bridges provide both the capacity and the ability to support these requirements, enabling service providers and enterprise users the ability to deploy bandwidth and/or reduce costs associated with deploying leased lines, DSL, Cable, and other broadband services.

June 2006





54 Mbps AirPort Extreme, based on the cutting-edge IEEE 802.11g wireless draft specification, delivers nearly five times the bandwidth of the 802.11b standard. The new AirPort Extreme Base Station can serve up to 50 Mac and Windows users simultaneously. It comes with everything from wireless printing to a USB or Ethernet printer to power tools for administrators, and starts at $199.

Compatible with 802.11b
Extreme delivers higher speeds for customers who have both the AirPort Extreme Card and the AirPort Extreme Base Station. But if you want to use the AirPort Extreme Base Station with your 802.11b AirPort Card, you’ll still enjoy significant benefits. That’s because the AirPort Extreme Base Station features a compatibility mode that automatically supports not just the AirPort Extreme Card, but all 802.11b-compliant products — Mac or Windows — as its default setting. The AirPort Extreme Card works with 802.11b-based public hot spots and with 802.11b wireless networks in schools, offices and hotels.

Jan 2003


BATH WLAN - United Kingdom

A High Gain Parabolic Horn Fed Dish (1200mm) and High Gain 16dBi Omni-Directional WLAN SERVER antenna <HOT 16> combination.

Local area connections from mobiles to the 16dBi omni are 5 to 16 times the normal range*.

This antenna with a dual antenna bridging access point such as the Intel 2011 enables point to point interlinking ("bridging") between amateur radio licenced nodes to over 35 km with the dish to omni...

Even further range is possible dish to dish with a combined gain of over 60dB... (Megawatt EIRP)..

The Intel 2011B has built in transmit power regulation so that this antenna equipment can be legally used in the U.K. for LICENCE EXEMPT nodes... No benefit is then possible for mobiles but using reciprocal technology, fixed stations with 60cms (2 ft) dishes can access the omni at 10 times normal range and the dish can connect to another (EIRP compliant) dish up to 30 times the normal range*.

Normal range* = Using normally supplied compliant antenna (0dBi) e.g. 100 to 300 metres at 11Mb/sec

Total cost of complete node as shown: Less than GBP £1000 of england wlan project information.htm

Nov 2001




The D-Link AirPremier DWL-1700AP is a 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11b-compatible Wireless Access Point.

The D-Link AirPremier DWL-1700AP is designed for harsh outdoor environments. With die-cast watertight housing and a built-in lightning protector, this is a robust outdoor AP. It includes cost-effective Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) for supplying power to the AP when a power outlet is not easily available and it includes the necessary hardware for mounting on a roof top or other exterior locations.

The DWL-1700AP is also versatile enough to be configured to perform as a wireless router.

The DWL-1700AP provides up to 128-bit WEP encryption and supports the IEEE 802.1x port-based network access control with RADIUS servers for user authentication. It has MAC address-based access control and many other features for stronger security. With a built-in firewall, the DWL-1700AP can also work as a NAT inbound virtual server and provides IP-based access control. Denial of Service (DoS) protection is also included to prevent the wireless network from being hacked.

The DWL-1700AP can be managed with its web-based user interface, Telnet, and RS-232 console configuration. SNMP (MIB I & MIB II) support makes DWL-1700AP a solid solution for enterprise wireless network managers.

Jan 2004



DWL-1750 Bridge/Router

Product Features:
• Ideal for Long Range Wireless Backbone Connection
• Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint Bridging Modes
• Enhanced Security with Built-in Firewall
Product Description:

The D-Link AirPremier DWL-1750 is a 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11b-compliant Wireless Bridge/Router.

The DWL-1750 can operate as a point-to-point or a point-to-multipoint bridge with static routing ability to link networks in different buildings. The D-Link AirPremier DWL-1750 is ideal for broadband telecommunication providers, enterprises, store merchants and small business owners to create wireless backbone networks. It has been designed and engineered for use at manufacturing plants, industrial locations, military bases, college and high school campuses, airports, golf courses, marinas and other outdoor Wireless LAN applications.
The D-Link AirPremier DWL-1750 is designed for harsh outdoor environments. With die-cast watertight housing and a built-in lightning protector, this is a robust outdoor Wireless Bridge/Router. It includes cost-effective Powerover-Ethernet (PoE) for supplying power to the AP when a power outlet is not easily available. And the unique outdoor remote-mounted design, makes for easy installation. With a one-meter RF cable needed between the DWL-1750 and the external antenna, the DWL-1750 is a cost-effective outdoor solution for long distance communications. D-Link also provides a variety of outdoor antennas enabling the DWL-1750 to operate up to 20 miles with 18dBi high-gain antennas in accordance with FCC regulations.

The DWL-1750 has MAC address-based access control and many other features for stronger security. With a built-in firewall, the DWL-1750 can work as a NAT inbound virtual server and provides IP based access control. Denial of Service (DoS) protection is also included with the DWL-1750 to prevent your wireless network from being hacked.

The DWL-1750 is easy to be managed by web-based user interface, Telnet, and RS-232 console configuration. SNMP (MIB I & MIB II) support also makes DWL-1750 a solid solution for enterprise wireless network managers.

Jan 2004





The new D-Link AirProTM DWL-6000AP Multimode Wireless Access Point simultaneously connects to both 802.11a and 802.11b wireless networks.

Featuring the latest dual-band technology in 2.4GHz and 5GHz, it is also a best-of-both-worlds solution for those operating wireless networks in public areas where the extra bandwidth can attract additional paying customers. This is especially applicable to wireless networks in high traffic areas such as airports, coffee shops, shopping centers, sporting venues, and university campus deployments.

At transfer rates of up to 72Mbps in the 5GHz frequency range and 22Mbps in the 2.4GHz frequency range, users connected to the DWL-6000AP will enjoy faster downloads and email communication.

For more secure communication, the DWL-6000AP supports user-selectable encryption settings — up to 152-bit WEP on the 5GHz band and up to 256-bit WEP on the 2.4GHz band.


Jan 2003



DRAYTEK 2600G 54Mbps

Draytek Vigor 2600Gi - Wireless router + 4-port switch - ISDN/DSL

802.11g and 802.11b Wireless LAN Access Point

·  Several independent levels of Wireless Security

·  Optional ISDN Interface (Vigor2600Gi)

·  Internet URL/Content Filtering

·  Virtual LAN (VLAN) & Bandwidth Throttling

·  USB Printer Port

Firewall protection, DMZ port, DHCP support, NAT support, VPN, PAT support, ARP support, VLAN support, Syslog support, traffic shaping, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), DoS attack prevention, content filtering, packet filtering, dynamic DNS server, DiffServ support, E-mail alert, print server, VPN passthrough.




La Fonera: Unscrewed

So you got yourself a new device, placed it on your table, and now think about what to do
with it:

Of course, completely dismantle it!

La Fonera: Unscrewed

March 2008





Relaying Range Extender

Hawkings Range Extender
Sited at the limits of your servive area, the Hawking Wireless-G Range Extender takes the signal from your wireless access point and retransmits it at a higher level.
The HWUR54G is the ONLY wireless repeater on the that supports ALL wireless 802.11b/g (11-54Mbps) networks so you never have to worry whether the wireless network you have at your home or office will work with the Range Extender.

The Hawkings Range Extender will Extend ANY 802.11b/g network. The HWUR54G also features a Hassle Free installation. Unlike previously released repeaters on the market. The HWUR54G has a very simple setup and works with most brands of access points and wireless networks.

All you have to do is enter in the ID of your wireless network and you're ready to go!

Dec 2005





The Dual-Band Wireless A+B Broadband Router is like four devices in one box! The Router function lets you securely share one high-speed Internet connection among your entire network, while the 4-port full duplex 10/100 Switch jump-starts your wired-Ethernet network. Connect four PCs directly, or daisy-chain out to more hubs and switches to create as big a network as you need.

Protect your wireless investment! This combination Router, Switch and Dual Access Point shares your fast Internet connection with current wireless standard 802.11b, the new, faster 802.11a, and wired Ethernet clients.

Jan 2003



MikroTik Network

Free Software

Mikrotik - Dude MikrotikLatvia

The Dude network monitor is a new application by MikroTik which can dramatically improve the way you manage your network environment. It will automatically scan all devices within specified subnets, draw and layout a map of your networks, monitor services of your devices and alert you in case some service has problems.


Note, for most users we recommend the standard version. For testing and experimentation with the new features, you may download the Beta version.

March 2007



MikroTik RouterOS

Quick way of getting ahold of RouterOS

wnload it here

  1. Install it and try it for FREE without entering a key
  2. Make a new account on this page to purchase a RouterOS key, or get a Demo key


RouterOS Features
  1. Router
  2. Bandwidth Manager
  3. Firewall
  4. HotSpot Gateway
  5. VPN Server/Client
  6. Wireless AP/Router
  7. all in one box
  8. and much more!
  1. Firewall
  2. ISP backbone router
  3. HotSpot Gateway
  4. Dial-In Server
  5. Dial-Out Server
  6. Bandwidth shaper
  7. Traffic logger

MikroTik (MT) PC -Router Software - Mikrotik - Latvia

MikroTik RouterOS™ is a router operating system and software which turns a regular PC into a dedicated router.

OEM Sales Program

For PC router builders, we have a special OEM program - please see the OEM section of the web page.

Our goal is to assist small and medium size network companies and computer builders in providing powerful, flexible and low cost routing solutions to their customers.











Aug 2007



MikroTik R52

2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11a+b+g

Wireless Mini-PCI Card

2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11a+b+g Wireless Mini-PCI Card (R52)
For use with Microtik Router Boards (see below)

Operates in both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless bands
Long distances and high speeds
FCC and CE approval

MikroTik introduces the R52 wireless 802.11a+b+g miniPCI card for multiband high speed applications, it has new Atheros AR5414 chipset with Turbo/Super G (air rate 108Mbps on 802.11g 2.4GHz).

R52 works on 2.312 - 2.499GHz and 4.920 - 6.100GHz frequency range.

802.11b/g 2.312 – 2.497 (5 MHz step);
802.11a 4.920 – 6.100 (5 MHz step)

Security: Hardware 64 and 128 bit WEP; Hardware TKIP and AES-CCM
encryption; 802.1x WPA authentication

Modulation: 802.11b+g: DSSS, OFDM for data rate >30Mbps 802.11a: OFDM

Power requirements: 3.3V +/- 10% DC; 400mA max (300mA typ.)

Router boards and full sets of auxilliary psu, pigtail leads and enclosures available.

March 2007




ROUTERBOARD.COM - Mikrotik - Latvia

Introducing RB/100 series, the perfect low cost CPE! RB/133c is very small and cost-effective board. With one LAN and one miniPCI you can use it on wireless sites as best price/performance CPE board available on market, and at only 59$! RB/153 adds more interfaces (five LAN and three miniPCI), on same time keeping price low. Our boards are designed for RouterOS to use resources efficiently. We have achieved 27Mbps with Nstreme2 on point-to-point link, using pair of RB/112 and R52 wireless cards.

March 2007



Conversion of FAU to WAP11

What to do with a redundant FAU Glasgow U.K.

Atlantic Telecom provided a public telephone service in Glasgow using a 2.4Ghz wireless system developed by Tadiran / InnoWave. Subscribers were provided with Fixed Access Units (FAU's) which came in two flavours, voice and 'data'. The voice model provided two standard voice lines, and the 'data' model provided one high-bandwidth voice line for V.90 modems. The FAU's were mounted to the roofs and walls of buildings, and pointed in the direction of the nearest 'base station' with line-of-sight.

Unfortunately, Atlantic went bust. A bit of guesswork suggests the electronics in the FAU's were only capable of 64k data speeds, which is not very useful for bridging LAN's. Instead, we make use of the excellent weatherproof casing, and the flat-panel antenna. Two such FAU's were obtained for experimentation, and the results were pleasing.

For our trial, we used the Linksys WAP11 Wireless Access Point. It comes with RPTNC connectors on the back panel, which seem to be almost impossible to source, so the first thing to do is remove the circuit from it's plastic case. Remember this will invalidate your warranty etc etc... The RPTNC's are connected to the transceiver on short patch leads, terminating in MMCX plugs which connect to what resembles a PCMCIA card with big ears. These patch leads can be pulled out. We cut the RPTNC connectors off these leads, and soldered the loose end directly to the antenna circuit board.

Leo Currie


Aug 2002



Netgear DG834GT - 108Mbps

Netgear 834G 54Mbps Wireless ADSL Firewall Router

Wireless or Wired Instant Broadband Access with Internet Sharing
This 802.11g wireless router adds considerable power and flexibility to your network. Five products in one, it combines an ADSL modem, router, 10/100 LAN switch, 108Mbps Super G access point, and SPI Double Firewall. It gives you untethered continuous connectivity to your network resources and the Internet, and allows you to share your broadband access with all of your networked computers wireless or with wires using Ethernet cables.

Faster Than Ever
The DG834GT gives you instant connectivity with or without wires, and works with your existing 802.11b devices as well as your new 54 Mbps 802.11g and Super G devices. A built-in ADSL modem furnishes direct, always-on Internet connectivity and multi-user access sharing at speeds up to 140 times faster than dial-up. This powerful router distributes MP3s, digital movies and photos with ultra-fast 10/100 switched LAN ports capable of speeds of 200 Mbps, and shares a single IP address with up to 253 user



Netgear DG834

Hacking Site

NETGEAR DG834 (User Development Site)
This site is dedicated to the Netgear DG834(G) switch/firewall/modem/router series and its hacking.


Although the DG834(G) seems to be a great product, the quality and stability as well as the options and functions provided by the official Netgear firmwares appear to be insufficient for a good part of its users.


Therefore, we decided to have a look into the box, trying to put enough information together to be able to correct some of those issues. As time goes by, we hope to be able to provide you with guides on how to make your own firmwares (or just use the ones we will create if you're lazy) or how to add your own expansions slots on the box for cheap.


Image of 17.jpg Aironet Wireless Communications

11 Mbps Wireless LAN Solution For Small Businesses About Wireless/ Evolution of Wireless Advantages Glossary Future of WLAN What is Wireless Local Area Networking?  In the simplest of terms, WLAN is local area networking without wires, providing all the features and benefits of traditional LAN  technologies like... 



11Mbps Wireless LAN Solution

The Buffalo AirStation

AirStation is designed to integrate seamlessly into your existing wired network or can be alternatively implemented as standalone wireless network using the integrated Router and DHCP manager function.
It comes with a K56 flex V.90 internal modem or ADSL and ISDN interface allowing Internet sharing.

The Buffalo AirStation is one of the few wireless LAN offerings that ensure interoperability in PC and Mac environments.

Effective Range 60m indoor 115m outdoors

UKP £199.00 (£233.80)



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146929-001 - 11 Mbps Wireless LAN PCI Card

The Compaq WL 200 provides Wireless networking for Desktop PC's running Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, and 2000 Send and receive messages, download files for the web, or receive real-time updates to your calendar or mailbox, wirelessly, from any location within your Local Area Network

US $199.00





WAP software
11 Mbps Wireless LAN Software Access Point

The Compaq WL 300 provides a virtual Wireless Access Point (WAP) from a standard card fitted in a LAN connected, Desktop, Portable, or Server running Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0 and 2000. 

Provides Portables, Desktops, Handhelds and other wireless ethernet networking products access to the LAN via the above.

US $125.00 (software only)





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Ericsson WLAN Systems

Ericsson Expands in High-Performance Wireless LAN Solutions 9/15/1999



NetLINE Wireless Broadband Gateway

Share your high-speed Internet connection at the office or school without wires!

The Farallon NetLINE
(A Division of Proxim) Wireless Broadband Gateway allows a local area network to share a cable or DSL modem Internet connection via a wireless (802.11b) connection and a standard 10/100 local Ethernet connection simultaneously. Ideal for small office or education sites that want to share a broadband connection without the reoccurring cost of extra IP addresses and want the flexibility of a wirefree connection.

USD $449.00




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IEEE 802.11 MFG.

IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Manufacturers

Comprehensive List of IEEE 802.11 WLAN Manufacturers 



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Harris First WLAN manufacturer c.1998

Intersil Communications Home Page

PRISM Radio Chip Set CommLink Products High SpeedConverters Digital Signal Processing Wireless Building Blocks Transistor Arrays Subscriber Line Interface Circuits (SLICs) PRISM Wireless LAN PRISM Full Duplex RF Front End Point-to-Point Radio...









Nokia IP Mobility

Nokia introduces new high rate wireless LAN solution with connections of up to 11 Mbps. This new solution allows network operators and ISPs to offer tailored and location-based


ORiNOCO Wireless Solutions

Building upon Lucent Technology's industry-leading WaveLAN wireless business solutions, the ORiNOCO family now includes secure, high-speed Network and Internet Access products for both the home and Public hot spots. Public hot spots. Public hot spots include universities, office complexes, and airports.







ORINOCO OR-500 Outdoor Router

The ORiNOCO OR-500 remote outdoor router is a low cost outdoor router solution. The single slot unit can be used in both point-to-point and point-to-multi-point configurations. RADIUS-based bandwidth throttling enables Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) to maximize revenue through intelligent Mega bit per second (Mbit/s) management. Easy to install and manage, the OR-500 offers full interoperability with either an existing LAN infrastructure or a new LAN environment. The OR-500 incorporates the best radio technology in the market from the supplier of the most popular wireless LAN technology in the world.

·  The OR-500 includes an embedded 11 Mbit/s Gold Card,
----10 Base-T Ethernet and Power over Ethernet Solution.

·  The OR-500 can be used in a point to point configuration
----however the Advanced Adapter Dynamic Polling Protocol
----enables the unit to be used as a Remote Outdoor Router
----in Point to Multipoint configurations.


July 2002


Power Over Ethernet (HOWTO)

WARNING: Don't try this unless you have some electric clue. 12v isn't going to kill you, but you may cause serious damage to your access point and other equipment. Don't blame me if something goes wrong. I'm not an eletrical engineering major, I'm just a networking guy who wanted cheap PoE modules, and decided to write about how I did it. Also there is no set standard (as of 03/19/02) as to which pairs get the positive power, and which pairs get the negative power. Measure your equipment carefully so you don't damage it.

A number of Access Point manufacturers (Lucent, Symbol) are now offering Power over Ethernet add-on's for their Access Points. A PoE module inserts DC voltage into the unused wires in a standard ethernet cable (pairs 7-8 and 4-5). The idea is to supply the AP's power and UTP ethernet connectivity requirements via a single ethernet cable. This works great in areas where you may not have power and/or ethernet easily accessible, like a roof. This also allows you to more easily place the AP closer to the antenna, thus reducing signal loss over antenna cabling. Ethernet signal travels well over CAT 5 cable; 2.4ghz signal doesn't do as well over antenna cabling. Also ethernet cabling is much cheaper than antenna (LMR-400) cabling. There are currently two types of PoE adapters: a module jack or hub-like device for multiple access points. The following hack creates a simple PoE module pair.

Terry Schmitt - New York Wireless

July 2002


Solar Powered Lynksys WAP11 Access Point

"........As this thing is not going to be opened frequently, I didn't concentrate much on neatness when mounting the gear inside the Pelican case. Seen here is the WAP11 circuit (top right) hanging percariousely by some double-stick tape, the switching regulator (top left) held to the wood-panel substrate by some plastic ties, the LM317T regulater for charging the battery from the panel, and to the bottom right is a PIC 16F873 to control power to the AP based on battery voltage, and to reset it peridocally in the event it locks up. UPDATE: The LM317 didn't work out good - I changed to a shunt regulator using a zener and PNP transister mounted at the panel."

July 2002




Toshiba SG20 Linux WLAN SERVER

Toshiba's Computer Systems Group (Irvine, CA) recently introduced the Magnia SG20 wireless mobility server, a compact, Linux-based portable wireless server. About the size of a typical notebook computer, the appliance-like device is intended to make it easy to pack up an entire network and take it on the road. Described by Toshiba as a "wireless network in a box that allows users to securely access and share files, printers, and an Internet account," the Magnia SG20 is targeted toward small and medium-sized offices, mobile consultants, remote offices in large organizations, home offices, and other applications needing mobile networking capability.

By simply adding a wireless PC Card, the Magnia SG20 seamlessly connects wireless-enabled devices using Wi-Fi technology (802.11b) without the need for an external 'wireless access point'. The system offers a number of other useful server features, including web caching, content filtering, backup, email services, and remote administration. Configurable firewall protection guards against unwanted intrusion over the Internet, and the device also provides a virtual private network (VPN) feature which offers secure access to authorized users when connecting from offsite locations.

Internally, the Magnia SG20 is based on an Intel 566MHz Celeron processor with up to 512MB ECC SDRAM (128MB is standard). The system comes with one or two 2.5-inch EIDE 15GB or 30GB hard drive (both drives must be of equal capacity). A simple status display is built directly into the device; it consists of a 2-line by 16-character backlit LCD, along with a scroll button.

US $1440

July 2002


Image of 32.jpg WLANA - The Wireless LAN Alliance

The Wireless Local Area Network Association. Introduction to Wireless LANs Bluetooth technology is a forthcoming wirelesspersonal area networking (WPAN) technology that has gained significant industry support and will coexist with most wireless LAN solution



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Licence free U-N11 100Mbps links at 5.5GHz. 

Providing Wireless Lan Equipment Solutions for Businesses.   ISPs, WIPOPs, 2.4GHz, 5.4GHz, Amplifiers, YDI: Wireless data solutions, Wireless LAN equipment, WANs, LANs, MANs, Broadband connectivity, wireless internet, Direct and Frequency Hopping Spread Specturm Equipment, amplifiers, antennas, modems, radio, ISA, PCMCIA, 2.4 GHz, 900 MHz, IEEE 802.11







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Wireless LAN Starter Packs 

The 3Com(r) AirConnect(r) 11 Mbps Wireless LAN Starter Pack provides everything you need to deploy a wireless LAN solution. The pack includes a 3Com AirConnect Wireless LAN Access Point (a wireless hub) and three 3Com AirConnect Wireless LAN PC Cards, plus the necessary hardware, software, and documentation to add a wireless LAN to your Ethernet enterprise.


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The AMP-500, 500 mW amplifier (boots / after-burner) is used to increase the range of outdoor links. Its built-in 3.5dB Noise Figure Receiving Amplifier can also be used to compensate for cable losses to an antenna at the top of a building or mast.


Image of 35.jpg Exciting RF & Wireless WEB Gateway: Wireless Today

The Best RF & Wireless Site on the WEB! Wireless Today is The WEB Online resource for information about Today's and Tomorrow's Wireless and RF Systems. Our pages are filled with useful tutorial, how-to and reference information for the working Wireless 






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Proxim Home Page

Proxim is the leading supplier of wireless lan 2.4 GHz spread  spectrum networking products, including adapter cards, access points, bridges, and modems.




airPoint XO2 is a dual-radio access point that offers all the features of the airPoint XO including Bandwidth Management, Advanced Networking and Carrier Class Features. In addition, modular control of the two radios enables many different configurations. The airPoint XO2  can be used in high performance Cell Extender configuration for deploying low cost backhaul solution. It can be used as two Access Points in a box for simultaneous use to support large number of users or it can also be used as a highly reliable Access Point with Hot Standby for redundancy. The dual-radio design eliminates/minimizes throughput loss that would typically occur in these configurations when operating with a single radio.  The multimode functionality offered by airPoint XO2  is unrivalled and simplifies the deployment of Wireless Wide Area Networks.

Jan 2004




11Mbps Wireless LAN

Access Point / Bridge

SVC WLAP 11Mbps Wireless LAN
Access Point / Bridge

The WLAP Wireless LAN Access Point/ Bridge creates and connects networks wirelessly. It complies with IEEE 802.11b (DSSS) 2.4GHz high rate standard to provide wireless connection up to 11 Mbps.

  1. Multiple operation modes: AP, AP Client, Point-to-Point Bridge and Point-to-Multipoint Bridge for various applications
  2. Detachable RPSMA connectors for easy antenna change
  3. Support a USB port for easy configuration and firmware upgrade
  4. Windows-based configuration and management utility through USB port, Wireless LAN or Ethernet connection
  5. Compliant with IEEE 802.11b (DSSS) 2.4GHz high rate standard to provide wireless connection up to 11 Mbps
  6. Dynamic data rate scaling at 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps with auto sensing for maximum reliability, throughput and connectivity
  7. Range coverage: per node indoors approximately 35~100m, outdoors (line of sight) 100~300m depending on the environment
  8. Support up to 32 active users
  9. Elegant design for desktop and wall mount
  10. Dual diversity antennas with swivel necks for multi-path environment
  11. Support 64-bit and 128-bit WEP Encryption
  12. Supports Windows 98/2000/ME/XP
  13. Built in DHCP Client to obtain an IP address automatically
  14. Compliant with FCC Part 15.247 for US, ETS300 328 for Europe and ARIB STD-T66 for Japan

The SVEC WLAP is an ATMEL based AP, essentially (but not exactly) the same as the Linksys WAP11, DLink 900AP, SMC MC2655W and the Netgear ME102.
There are two models floating around (V2 and V3), both essentially the same on the inside (afaik), but the V2 having RP-SMA? connectors externally, and the V3 having "permenantly" attached diversity antennas.
The latest development release 1.3.3-pre3 of ap-utils now fully supports the ATMEL12350, the chipset used in the SVEC FD1811

acknowledgement to Melbourne Wireless

Dec 2003



This trial is good for 30 days.

Registration costs $79.


WinRoute Lite offers a fast and easy solution for sharing a single Internet connection for your entire network. WinRoute is a firewall, network address translator, and router, all in one. It can connect your network to the Internet through a single IP address. It provides transparent network access for all standard TCP and UDP applications. Supported protocols and applications include HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, NNTP, SMTP/POP3, IMAP4, RealAudio, VDOLive, CU-SeeMe, ICQ, IRC, PPTP, Telnet, SSH, SNMP, Ping, and Traceroute. With firewall security, and newly added network functionality such as port mapping, and support for multimedia, online gaming, and IP telephony, WinRoute Lite proves to be an ideal solution for home and small office networks.

Connect through a Dial-up line or ISDN, DSL, Cable, T1/LAN or DirecPC.
Minimum requirements: 486/33, Windows 95/98/ME/2000/ NT4, 8MB of RAM


Wireless LAN/MAN Modem Product Directory

This is a survey of currently available wireless RF modem products suitable for wireless LAN and MAN . includes only those products which are suitable for unlicenced operation in the ISM bands: 900 MHz (902-928 MHz), 2.4 GHz  (2400-2483.5 MHz) and 5.8 GHz (5725-5850MHz).  Some of these products are intended for very short range wireless applications, while others are designed to be  used as longer-haul point-to-point wireless bridges, and some can be used in either role. This survey covers only complete wireless modem products 
(i.e., plug-in cards or standalone units). It does not cover 
chip sets, amplifiers, etc.


Wireless 802.11 IP Phones

Spectralink Wireless IP phones. These are robust (8m drop test) phones Dual pager/phone functionality. These interconnect via a standard IEEE 802.11 2.4 GHz Wireless Access Point (WAP). 

Full function phones - they mirror the functions of the desk  phone and PBX. 

The Wireless Access Point is thereby used to deliver both data AND voice.


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