(also for barebones & WRAP boards)
Atheros chipset card manufactured by Sparklan only few weeks ago,
NEWEST CONFIGURATION VERSION GUARANTIED.
THIS SPARKLAN CARD IS BASED ON THE SAME CHIPSET AS THE WI01HT MODEL FROM GIGABYTE. 6TH GENERATION CHIP HAS IMPROVED POWER MANAGEMENT AND MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE SERVICE.
SparkLAN Inc is an upcoming player in the wireless arena with extremelly high quality products at reasonable prices. We are proud to be its North American Official Distributor.With Atheros XR eXtended Range technology and SUPER AG speeds & Support for Quality Of Service (QoS) WMMultimedia!
It will work athi Super G+ & Super A+ speeds with a
wide range of Super A/G access points and routers, including the following:
Please check your laptops specifications before buying.
THE FASTEST mini-PCI CARD >>> Standard Mini-PCI interface card for laptops. Takes two cable connections for the antenna support. It should fit any recent laptops from IBM, DELL, ACER, Toshiba, Compaq and others ( if you have a Mini-PCI slot and antennae wire(s) your laptop should be compatible - it also works with no antenna attached but it has a far shorter range). Also fully Centrino compatible.
ULTRA FAST SPEED AND EXTRA LONG RADIO RANGE (very high TX and RX power - 100 milliwatt maximum TX power - it has actually much BETTER RECEPTION than many external adapters - improves your connection and your life!). PLUS ENHANCED WPA & WPA2 SECURITY!!! Why having a PCMCIA card sticking out of your laptop when you could easily install this one internally? <<
OEM packaged wifi card. This is an OEM part and comes with no printed material or retail packaging: Please find installation instructions linked below.
Warranty: 2 year RTB (return to base)
Parcel is about 2 cm thick : it will fit through most of letterbox openings.
GIGABYTE Mini PCI WiFi Wireless
802.11a/b/g Universal Card.
[ ATHEROS CHIPSET - SUPER AG Mini PCI wireless adapter ]
This Mini PCI radio card can add wireless
LAN capability to almost any laptop that is "WiFi ready", i.e. has a free Mini PCI slot and internal antenna
already built-in. It can be used instead of a bulky WLAN PCMCIA
The module is a full-featured, Wi-Fi compliant ( EEE 802.11a 54Mbps, IIEEE 802.11g, 54 Mbps / IEEE 802.11b, 11 Mbps) wireless device using the 2.4 GHz ISM band and achieves up to 108 Mbps of throughput.
It is fully (downward) compatible with existing 11 Mbps WiFi-compliant products from other manufacturers. When operating in 802.11g+ or 802.11a+ modes it achieves up to 10x higher throughput (108Mbps)!
The SPARKLAN WMIA-166AG Dual-Band MiniPCI Adapter with Super A/G delivers today's fastest available wireless connection, and prepares you for the future. The WMIA-166AG lets you connect seamlessly to both 2.4GHz, 802.11b/g and 5.0GHz 802.11a wireless networks. Provides the highest available level of industry-standard WEP encryption: 152-bit for 802.11b, 8011.g and 802.11a devices. It also supports and WPA, WPA2, MAC address authentication and 802.1x.
Model: WMIA-166AG Super AG
* INFO pages on SUPER G technology Super-G.com . Netgear info , D-Link FAQ
* INFO page on the AR5006XS Atheros chipset in use on this card
* Online Installation Manual: click here
Sparklan provides drivers for most of the windows versions and linux. Drivers for other operating systems might be available.Please make sure that your laptop is compatible before buying this Wlan card as it is your responsibility to do so. Following is a list of known compatible laptops (there are many more).
Basically, if you have a Mini-PCI slot (slot type type IIIA or IIIB) and antennae wires your laptop should be compatible. We CANNOT offer extended compatibility advice with specific models except than the following few examples below:
...and many other models that have a Mini PCI slot !
Highly integrated single chip CMOS solution with multiprotocol
MAC/baseband processor and 2.4/5 GHz radio
- Uses digital CMOS technology exclusively, minimizing
consumption and cost while maximizing reliability
- Extended tuning range (2.300-2.500 & 4.900-5.850 GHz)
for worldwide use
Dynamic Frequency Selection/Transmit Power Control (DFS/TPC)
for international operation
- LAN Features
Connect without wires at speeds up to 108Mbps
Based on IEEE 802.11a/ b/g standard wireless protocol-WiFi certified.
Compatible with the increasing number of Public Access facilities.
Eliminates desktop cables
Based on standard cellular wireless protocols
Anywhere, anytime, "always on" connectivity
- Itegrated wireless network management capabilities, including "Wake-on-Wireless" and "Wake-on-Theft".
- Network OS Supported:
Windows XP, Windows 2000 professional, Windows 98 & Windows ME, Linux
- Typical Range: Indoors: Up to 100m - Outdoors: Up to 400m ( see range comparison table below )
- Atheros XR eXtended Range technology to give Wi-Fi products
the range of existing designs
- Wireless Multimedia Enhancements Quality of Service support
Super AG® mode delivers up to 108 Mbps raw data rate with typical
end user throughput exceeding 60 Mbps
- Super AG utilizes Adaptive Radio to automatically identify clear channels
- for maximum throughout and standards compatible operation
- For systems designed with two antennas, real-time antenna selection enables optimized WLAN performance.
- Real-time temperature calibration dynamically
optimizes wireless performance by adjusting output power to temperature
changes for increased throughput & range with 802.11 radio.
- Comprehensive IT Configuration
- Very low power consumption - 350 to 450 mw in transmission mode.
- Power-saving design improvements reduce
consumption up to 98%
- A user selectable feature with five different Power states, which allows the user to make their own power vs. performance choices when in battery mode.
General Device Type Network adapter
Form Factor Plug-in card
Interface (Bus) Type Mini PCI
Width 0.5 cm
Depth 6 cm
Height 4.5 cm
Weight 12 g
Networking Connectivity Technology Wireless
Data Link Protocol IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g
Data Transfer Rate up to 108 Mbps
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz (802.11b/g), 5 GHz (802.11a)
Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11d, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 80.11a, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.11i, IEEE 802.11e, IEEE 802.11h, IEEE 802.11j, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
Expansion / Connectivity Provided Interfaces 1 x network - Radio-Ethernet
Compatible Slots 1 x mini PCI - type III b
Miscellaneous Encryption Algorithm LEAP, AES, 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2
Compliant Standards UL, cUL, IEC 60950, CB, FCC, CE, DGT
Complies to the 11 radio channel US allowance
Environmental Parameters Min Operating Temperature 0 0C
Max Operating Temperature 80 0C
Humidity Range Operating 50 - 92%
Speed performance (theoretical):
|Manufacturer's Part Number (MPN)||WMIA-166AG|
|OS Support||WinXP, Vista, Windows 7, Linux, Apple OSX|
|Requirements||Free mini PCI slot|
|Warranty||2 Yearr RTB (Return-to-Base)|
|Contents||OEM card only (please download drivers from manufacturer)|