XSPAN 300Mbps wireless LAN mini-PCI card IEEE 802.11g+b+n Draft wifi
standard NIC adapter for laptops (also for barebones & WRAP boards)
Atheros latest chipset card manufactured by Sparklan only few weeks ago, NEWEST CONFIGURATION VERSION GUARANTIED. 8TH GENERATION CHIP HAS 6x SPEEDS, 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.
Please check your laptops specifications before buying.
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 - 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?
SPARKLAN Mini PCI WiFi Wireless 802.11b/g/N Universal Card. [ ATHEROS CHIPSET - XSPAN technology Mini PCI wireless adapter ]
The Atheros AR5008 chipsets are Atheros highest performance wireless LAN solutions to date. AR5008 products are compliant to the draft 802.11n specification, to deliver the ultimate wireless triple play experience for video, voice and data transmission throughout the home or office.
Video: With real world throughput levels up to 300 Mbps PHY rate, new wireless routers and gateways featuring Atheros XSPAN technology will readily accommodate multiple high-definition (HD) streams on a single home network.
Voice: Single-antenna wireless voice handsets and legacy devices networked to Atheros-based access points achieve range and robustness from Atheros triple transmitter architecture.
Data: The array of data applications ranging from simple network computing to transmission of large data, music or image files is enhanced through the high bandwidth provided by XSPAN products.
With the introduction of new bandwidth intensive applications and growth of Gigabit Ethernet ports, there is increasing demand for wireless LAN throughput. The SparkLAN Atheros AR5008-3NG dramatically increase the overall throughput of the wireless LAN by supporting link rates as high as 300 Mbps - an improvement of nearly six times the throughput of standard 802.11g.
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:
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Highly integrated single chip CMOS solution with multiprotocol
> MAC/baseband processor and 2.4 GHz radio
Uses digital CMOS technology exclusively, minimizing power
>consumption and cost while maximizing reliability
Connect without wires at speeds up to 300Mbps
Based on IEEE 802.11 b/g/N DRAFT standard wireless protocol-WiFi certified.
Compatible with the increasing number of Public Access facilities.
PAN Features, WAN Features
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.
Typical Range: Indoors: Up to 100m - Outdoors: Up to 400m ( see range comparison table below ) Atheros XSPAN technology to give Wi-Fi products twice the range of existing designs Wireless Multimedia Enhancements Quality of Service support (QoS) XSPAN ® mode delivers up to 300 Mbps raw data rate with typical end user throughput exceeding 120 Mbps XSPAN 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.
Unique, 3Tx/3Rx design architecture employed by Atheros is called Signal-Sustain Technology . It very effectively sustains the 802.11n radio signal, and the corresponding connection.The figure shows a 4000 square foot house shows the throughput at range differential that can be achieved through Atheros Signal-Sustain Technology, our 3x3 design architecture versus standard 2x2 MIMO designs (almost 50% additional throughput).
Very low power consumption - 350 to 450 mw in transmission mode.
Power-saving design improvements reduce system power
>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 5.2 cm, Weight 12 g
> Networking Connectivity Technology Wireless
> Data Link Protocol IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n draft Data Transfer Rate up to 300 Mbps
> Frequency Band 2.4 GHz (802.11b/g)
> Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11d, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n draft, 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 A
>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%