802.11g Wireless LAN PCI Adapter WL-8316 launched by Planet Technology

Planet Technology logoToday, Planet Technology Corporation announced the launch of its new and cost effective 802.11g Wireless LAN PCI Adapter, whose model number is WL-8316. The WL-8316 Wireless LAN PCI Adapter complies with the newly approved 802.11g standard, and is especially meant for laptop users who wish to have a faster wireless connection and also access to network resources.

The WL-8316 Wireless LAN PCI Adapter manages to deliver data at speeds up to 54MBps. The wireless LAN PCI adapter, the WL-8316 also provides 360 degrees coverage of wireless access, and this wireless gadget does so by utilizing the built-in dipole antenna.

If you are worried about keeping your wireless network from unauthorized access, or even when ensuring a secure data transfer, the WL-8316 wireless LAN PCI adapter supports 64 and 128-bit WEP encryption plus WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) high level encryption. So you won’t have to worry.

The WL-8316 Wireless LAN PCI Adapter is backward compatible with 802.11b products. This allows for interoperability with just about any Wi-Fi certified wireless 802.11b/g products. What’s more, the WL-8316 Wireless adapter from Planet Technology can also operate in either Ad-Hoc mode (Point to Point/ Point to Multipoint without Access Point) or in Infrastructure mode (Point to Point/ Point Multipoint with Access Point).

The WL-8316 Wireless LAN PCI Adapter offers a great degree of scalability and usability, as it is compatible with most operating systems like Windows98SE/ME/2000/XP/Server 2003.

Listed below are the features of the WL-8316 Wireless LAN PCI Adapter:

  • 2.4GHz ISM band, unlicensed operation
  • A fast Wireless connection without the hassles and cost of running cables
  • IEEE 802.11b/g standard compliant
  • Compliant with PCI 2.1/2.2
  • Up to 54Mbps data rate
  • Utilization of Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum plus OFDM modulation to provide a robust, interference-resistant solution in a multi-user environment
  • Supports 64/128-bit WEP encryption and WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access), WPA2 high-level encryption
  • Supports Ad-Hoc / Infrastructure
  • Seamless integration with IEEE 802.3 Ethernet through any other IEEE 802.11b/g compliant Access points
  • Support of most popular operating systems including Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP and Server 2003
  • Support of Power Save mode
  • Plug-and-Play installation
  • The specifications of the WL-8316 Wireless LAN PCI Adapter are:

  • Interface: Complaint with PCI 2.1/2.2 standard
  • Standards Conformance: Compliant with 802.11b / 802.11g
  • Data Transfer Rate: IEEE802.11b:1 / 2 / 5.5 / 11Mbps (auto sensing); IEEE802.11g:6 / 9 / 12 / 18 / 24 / 36 / 48 / 54Mbps (auto sensing)
  • Operating Mode: Infrastructure, Ad-Hoc
  • Security: WEP 64/128bit, WPA-PSK, WPA, WPA2
  • RF Modulation: OFDM with BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64QAM
  • Media Access Protocol: CSMA / CA
  • Operating Frequency / Channel: 2.412~2.462GHz (FCC, Canada) / 11 Channels; 2.412~2.472GHz (Euro ETSI) / 13 Channels; 2.412~2.4835GHz (Japan, TELEC) / 14 Channels
  • Output Power: 15dBm (Typical)
  • LED Indicators: LNK/ACT
  • Temperature: Operating: 0 ~ 40 Degree C; Storage: -20 ~ 70 Degree C
  • Operating Humidity: Operating: 10% to 850% Non-Condensing; Storage: 5% to 90% Non-Condensing
  • Dimensions: 120mm x 121mm x 21mm (L x W x H)
  • Weight: 50g
  • Certifications: FCC, CE