54Mbps PCMCIA CardBus 802.11a/b/g Wireless Adapter

DWL‑AG650

  • Product Status: Phased Out

The D-Link Air Xpert DWL-AG650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter. This tri-mode, dualband adapter inserted into your laptop PC provides you a versatile way to wirelessly connect to any one of three available wireless networks — 802.11b and the newer, faster 802.11g and 802.11a that operate in two discrete, non-interfering frequency bands, 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

D-Link, the industry pioneer in wireless networking, introduces another breakthrough in wireless connectivity — the D-Link Air Xpert DWL-AG650 Wireless CardBus Adapter. This tri-mode, dualband adapter inserted into your laptop PC provides you a versatile way to wirelessly connect to any one of three available wireless networks — 802.11b and the newer, faster 802.11g and 802.11a that operate in two discrete, non-interfering frequency bands, 2.4GHz and 5GHz. So, whether you're at the office, school, at home or enjoying a cup of coffee at a public hotspot while surfing the Web, you have the confidence in knowing that whatever wireless standard is active around you, you can access it.

If you're a network administrator or IT manager, you can provision DWL-AG650s throughout your organization and provide a way for your roaming employees to access company wireless access points or routers wherever they happen to be. The DWL-AG650 is compatible with existing 802.11b networks but now offers more robust speed, with a maximum wireless signal rate of up to 54Mbps*, so everyone can work faster and more efficiently. The additional (802.11a) 5GHz band also offers a way to quickly transfer data in a frequency range that does not experience interference or interruptions from cordless phones, microwave ovens and other devices utilizing the 2.4GHz frequency.

With an 802.11a/b/g access point (D-Link Air Xpert DWL-7000AP) or router (D-Link Air Xpert DI-774), providing DWL-AG650s adapters to your workforce is an ideal way to quickly expand your wireless network with the assurance that the additional channels available by the APs or routers can easily handle the additional user load. Now, you can have an end-to-end wireless solution that will complement your existing network and protect the investment you made when you originally provided the convenience of wireless networking to your company.

The 802.11g, 802.11a, 802.1x standards and WPA** (Wi-Fi Protected Access)— all engineered in the DWL-AG650 chipset provide the necessary security protocols and tools, so employees can communicate with colleagues confidentially, access sensitive company information or send data that is dynamically encrypted as it's sent.

The DWL-AG650 is a high-performance, versatile and necessary laptop PC networking solution for active executives, employees or anyone who needs to connect to a wireless network at the office, at home, or when traveling.

* Maximum wireless signal rate based on 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.
** WPA features available as a driver upgrade download.


Physical & Environmental
  •  Laptop/notebook PC with 32-bit CardBus slot
  •  500MHZ processor or above
  •  128MB memory or more
  •  CardBus controller properly installed and working in Win98 SE, ME, 2000, XP computer
Standards
  •  IEEE 802.11a
  •  IEEE 802.11b
  •  IEEE 802.11g
Bus Type
  • 32-bit CardBus
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)
Transmit Output Power
  • 15 dBm +/- 2dBm
Receiver Sensitivity
  • 54Mbps OFDM, 10% PER, -73dBm
  •  48Mbps OFDM, 10% PER, -76dBm
  •  36Mbps OFDM, 10% PER, -82dBm
  •  24Mbps OFDM, 10% PER, -85dBm
  •  18Mbps OFDM, 10% PER, -88dBm
  •  12Mbps OFDM, 10% PER, -89dBm
  •  11Mbps CCK, 8% PER, -91dBm
  •  9Mbps OFDM, 10% PER, -90dBm
  •  6Mbps OFDM, 10% PER, -91dBm
  •  5.5Mbps CCK, 8% PER, -92dBm
  •  2Mbps QPSK, 8% PER, -93dBm
  •  1Mbps BPSK, 8% PER, -94dBm
Antennas
  • Diversity switching dual internal antennas
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-WEP data encryption
  •  802.1x authentication
  •  WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access): 802.1x, Pre Share Key, WEP, TKIP, AES*
  •  AES support in software will be released in future upgrade
Diagnostic LEDs
  •  Link
  •  Activity
Power Consumption
  •  Power save mode: 70mW
  •  Transmit mode: 1650mW
  •  Standby mode: 1250mW
Dimensions
  • 114.3 (L) x 54 (W) x 8.7 (H) mm (4.64 x 2.13 x 0.34 inches)
Weight
  • 55 grams (0.12 lb.)
Operating Temperature
  • 0o to 55 oC
Storage Temperature
  • 10 o to 60 oC
Humidity
  • 95% maximum (non-condensing)
EMI Certification
  •  FCC Class B
  •  CE Class B
  •  C-Tick
O.S. Support
  • Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP

FAQ

  • What is the advantage of using WPA over WEP security? Read Answer
  • How do I install my Wireless Adapter correctly in Windows Read Answer
  • How do I find my IP address in Windows Vista or Windows 7 Read Answer
  • How do I enable Encryption using Windows XP's Wireless Zero Configuration utility? Read Answer
Version Date Type File Size
Datasheet (English) - PDF 0.40mb Download
Version Description Date Type File Size
Manual (English) Manual (English) 27/03/2003 PDF 2.40mb Download
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Quick installation guide (English) - PDF 2.17mb Download
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DEU_Drivers_v2_41_32_RevA Drivers v2.41.32 24/08/2003 Download
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DEU_CE_B2_RevA Certificate of Declaration B2 20/02/2004 Download
DEU_CE_RevA Certificate of Declaration 25/07/2003 Download
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