PCI Local Bus 2.2 compliant
Windows NT 4
The D-Link DWL-500 is an IEEE 802.11b compliant 11Mbps wireless LAN PCI adapter. The DWL-500 will operate in 2.4 GHz Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) for wireless networks in the home or office environment. It is PCI Local Bus 2.2 compliant. In addition, the DWL-500 supports 64/128-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) Encryption for network security.
The D-Link DWL-500 can operate in either Ad-Hoc mode (Peer-to-Peer networking without access point) or Infrastructure mode (Peer-to-Peer networking using an access point). In Infrastructure mode, the DWL-500 can be connected to a broadband residential gateway or a DSL/Cable modem for high-speed wireless Internet access on the existing network.
The DWL-500 can transmit data at 11, 5.5, 2 or 1 Mbps per channel. The DWL-500 transmit rate values can be manually selected for Auto Select 1 or 2 Mbps, Fixed 1 Mbps, Fixed 11 Mbps, Fixed 2 Mbps, Fixed 5.5 Mbps and Fully Auto. The DWL-500 has full mobility and seamless roaming from cell to cell as well as across access points. The range of coverage per cell for indoor use is up to 328 feet and up to 984 feet per cell for outdoor use.
The DWL-500 comes with an internal non-detachable diversity patch antenna and built-in LED indicator for power, network link and activity. The DWL-500 is compatible with Windows 98, ME, 2000, and NT 4.0.