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At A Glance

The new 802.11A Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter provides wireless connectivity for portable PCs with a CardBus interface. The 32-bit CardBus architecture enables full use of bandwidth capability of up to 54 Mbps of a 802.11A wireless network.

The 802.11A Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter is also supported by Access Connections as part of the Access ThinkPad solution offering. Access Connections enables users to simplify management for connectivity options on your ThinkPad notebook. This allows users to save wireless, Ethernet, and modem profiles, and easily switch between them without rebooting.

The 802.11A Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter is the first of 's PC card wireless family to support the IEEE 802.11a standard with speeds up to 54 Mbps for wireless connectivity of Laptop PCs. The new adapter offers higher throughput and scalability compared to existing 802.11b PC cards which operate up to 11 Mbps. The adapter is easy to install, reliable, and has security features to help prevent unauthorized wireless LAN (WLAN) access. Fast access allows a mobile workforce to accomplish tasks instantaneously.

Features:

  • 5.2 GHz Orthogonal Frequency Divisional Multiplex (OFDM) frequency range
  • Supported Data Links: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, and 6 Mbps
  • 128-bit or 64-bit Wired Equivalency Privacy (WEP) encryption
  • 802.1x authentication support for Microsoft Windows XP
  • Automatic Rate Selection
  • Roaming support

Warranty

1 year Limited - customer carry-in exchange

Packaging

You will receive one box containing the following items:

  • 802.11A Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter

Product dates

United States, Canada

  • Announce date: 23 Apr 2002
  • Planned availability date: 17 May 2002
  • Withdrawal date: 26 Aug 2003

Japan

  • Announce date: 23 Apr 2002
  • Planned availability date: 31 May 2002
  • Withdrawal date: 26 Aug 2003

Technical specifications

Performance specifications as known at time of announcement

This adapter supports a maximum physical layer throughput of 54 Mbps, with automatic fallback to 48 Mbps, 36 Mbps, 24 Mbps, 18 Mbps, 12 Mbps, 9 Mbps, and 6 Mbps.

NOTE: Effective throughput will be less than these values and will also vary, depending on the usage environment.

Physical, environmental, and compatibility specifications as known at time of announcement

Weight

  • lbs: 0.375
  • kg: 0.16
Height
  • inches: 0.2
  • mm: 5
Width
  • inches: 2.1
  • mm: 54
Depth
  • inches: 4.4
  • mm: 114

Operating temperature

  • between 0 degrees Celsius and 55 degrees Celsius
  • between 32 degrees Fahrenheit and 131 degrees Fahrenheit

Relative humidity

  • Operating: between 10% and 95%, non-condensing

Agency approvals

  • FCC
  • UL
  • Industry Canada
  • cUL
  • JATE
  • Telec
  • VCCI

Hardware compatibility

The 802.11A Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter supports the following systems:

SystemMachine TypeModel
ThinkPad T20, T21, T22, T23 2647, 2648All
ThinkPad T30 2366, 2367 All
ThinkPad A20, A21, A22 2628, 2629, 2633 All
ThinkPad A21e, A22e 2655, 2663, 2664 All
ThinkPad A30, A30p, A31, A31p2652, 2653, 2654 All
ThinkPad X20, X21, X22, X23, X24 2660, 2661, 2662 All
ThinkPad R30, R312656, 2676, 2657All
ThinkPad S30 2639All
ThinkPad i Series 1200/1300 1161, 1171All

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP

Installation time

Approximately 15 minutes



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Document ID : PD009966
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-42209
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