AeroCard 802.11b Wireless Network Card

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Interoperable with IEEE 802.11b (DSSS) 2.4GHz-compliant devices.
Up to 900 feet operating range in open environment.
High-speed data transfer rate of 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps
Auto-fallback to lower data rate in noisy environments.
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) 40-Bit and 128-bit data encryption for highest security.
Drivers support Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/NT4/2000/XP, MacOS 9.x, and MacOS X.
Advanced Power Management features conserve valuable computer battery life.
Supports computer-to-computer (Ad-hoc) connection without an Access Point.
Works with all standard Internet applications.


The freedom of wireless is here with the new Macsense WPE-600 AeroCard. Our wireless AeroCard is interoperable with all 802.11b devices and fits into any Type-II PCMCIA slot to allow for connectivity to a wireless LAN network.

With your laptop and the Macsense AeroCard, you are free to work where you want to work. Surf the Net from the comfort of your couch during the big Sunday game. Or review your stock portfolio in bed. Answer your email at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee. The convenience of where and when you want to connect to your network, or the Internet, is now yours.

Eliminates the hassle and cost of cabling.
Longer operating range gives you more room to move around.
Take advantage of wireless connectivity in cafes, airports, hotels, etc.
Supports most Apple PowerBooks and PC notebooks with a Type II PCMCIA slot.
40-bit and 128-bit WEP encryption provides the highest security.
Compatible with Apple AirPort Base Station and all 802.11b-compliant Access Points.
Lifetime Free Email Technical Support.
One-Year Warranty.



Frequency Band

2400-2483.5 MHz (subject to local regulations).

Number of Selectable Channels

11 (USA and Canada), 14 (Japan)

Modulation Technique
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS); CCK (11Mbps,5.5Mbps), DQPSK (2Mbps), DBPSK (1Mbps).
11-chip Barker sequence
Media Access Protocol

CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with ACK

40-bit and 128-bit WEP Encryption (Mac/PC)

PCMCIA Type II 3.3V low voltage

Visible Indicator

One Red LED for Power Indication
One Green LED for Transmission Activity

Antenna Type 1 Internal On-board 3D Antenna
Frame Error Rate (FER) Less than 8%
Receiver Sensitivity (FER<8%)  -80dBm@11Mbps (Normal temperature)
Available Distance
  11 Mbps 5.5 Mbps 2 Mbps 1 Mbps
Open Space 984ft/300m 1476ft/450m 1969ft/600m 2133ft/650m
Semi Open Space 197ft/60m 263ft/80m 329ft/100m 394ft/120m
Closed Space 115ft/35m 148ft/45m 197ft/60m 197ft/60m
Average Output Power (Ch1~13) 10dBm
Average Power Consumption RX mode: 200mA; TX mode: 270mA
Operation Temperature Range 32-131F (0-55C) 80% max. humidity (no condensation)
Storage Temperature Range 14-149F (10-65C) 80% max. humidity (no condensation allowed)
OS Compatibility Windows 95/98SE/ME/2000/XP; MacOS 9.x/MacOS X
Supported PowerBook Models PowerBooks 2400, 3400, G3, G4 with a PCMCIA slot.
Electromagnetic Emission FCC Class B; CE Mark Commercial.
Standards & Interoperability IEEE 802.11b, Wi-Fi of WECA
Dimensions (LxWxH) 4 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 1/2 in. (118 x 54 x 11 mm)
Net weight 1.25 lbs (565g).