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The World's First 3-in-1 Wireless PCI Card

Introduction >>

The ASUS B&W PCI Card is designed to be fully compliant with both the IEEE802.11b and IEEE802.11a wireless local area network (Wireless LAN) standards as well as Bluetooth for interconnecting personal devices.

As a result of the completion of the standard, the interoperability of Wireless LAN products among multiple manufacturers will be guaranteed.
The ASUS B&W PCI Card can auto-switch between 802.11b and 802.11a networks, while maintaining Bluetooth connectivity.
The ASUS B&W PCI Card supports data rates up to 11Mbps, with automatic fallback to 5.5,2, and 1Mbps in 802.11b networks, and also supports data rates up to 54Mbps (up to 108Mbps in Turbo Mode), with automatic fallback to 48, 36, 24, 12, 9Mbps in 802.11a networks.
The ASUS B&W PCI Card bundles with the well-known WIDCOMM Bluetooth software and user-friendly ASUS Dual band WLAN Utility.



Specifications >>

Industry Standards
Bluetooth, IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11b
Host Interface
Standard PCI and USB2.0 interface
Antennas
Integrated Bluetooth and dual-band wireless LAN
Bluetooth
Operating Freq. 2.4GHz to 2.5GHz
Data Rate 1 Mbps
Range Up to 10 meters
Architecture Piconet, scatter net
IEEE 802.11a
Operating Freq. 5.15GHz to 5.35GHz, 5.725GHz to 5.85GHz
Data Rate 54,48,36,24,12, 9, 6 Mbps, turbo mode up to 108Mbps
Range Indoor: 12 meters @ 11Mbps, 50 meters @ 6Mbps
Outdoor: 30 meters @ 54Mbps, 150 meters @ 6Mbps
Architecture Infrastructure and AD-Hoc mode
IEEE 802.11b
Operating Freq. 2.4GHz to 2.5GHz
Data Rate 11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
Range Indoor: 30 meters @ 11Mbps, 90 meters @ 2Mbps
Outdoor: 150 meters @ 11Mbps, 300 meters @ 2Mbps
Architecture Infrastructure and AD-Hoc mode
Utilities
WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software
ASUS Dual-Band WLAN Card Utility

System Requirements
To begin using the ASUS SpaceLink B&W PCI Card, you must have the following minimum requirements:

An ASUS motherboard with USB2.0 connector onboard
Windows XP/2000/ME/98SE
32MB system memory or larger
300MHz processor or higher


Software >>

The ASUS SpaceLink B&W PCI Card bundles with the well-known WIDCOMM BTW software (Bluetooth Communications Software for Windows) and a user-friendly ASUS Dual-Band Wireless LAN Card Utility that you quickly setup the wireless environment. Wireless LANs are complementary extensions to existing wired LANs, offering complete mobility while maintaining continuous network connectivity to both corporate and home Intranets.

Bluetooth Software: WIDCOMM BTW
WIDCOMM's BTW is a complete communication software solution for integrating Bluetooth wireless technology into Windows operating system.
Smoothly recognize other bluetooth devices
Convenient User Interface with a familiar WINDOWS user experience

Complete User Profiles
–Generic access profile
–Service discovery app profile
–Synchronization profile
–Dial-up network profile
–Serial port profile
–File transfer profile
–Network access profile

 

ASUS Dual-Band Wireless LAN Card Utility
The ASUS SpaceLink B&W PCI Card software includes five groups of utilities.

Control Center
Makes it easy to launch applications and activate network location settings.
Control Center
Makes it easy to launch applications and activate network location settings.
Wireless Settings
Lets users to view and modify the configuration settings and monitor the operational status.
Mobile Manager
Lets users configure multiple alternative configurations for different locations. You only need to set this once, and then easily switch configurations when you change your location.
Site Monitor
Measures the received signal strength indicator values of all wireless networks. This tool is used for determining the best placement of Access Points or other PC’s/Notebook's to provide the most efficient coverage in a wireless network.
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting will test your settings and connection to try to pinpoint your problem and give you a solution.




Example >>

With ASUS SpaceLink B&W, you can exchange Microsoft Outlook information between PC, PDA and Notebook or do small file transfer with other bluetooth devices, meanwhile, you can surf internet or connect the existing wired LANs.

ASUS SpaceLink B&W supports up to 108Mbps in IEEE802.11a network (Turbo Mode), it means you can construct home entertainment via wireless video streaming easily.


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