AeroCard Plus 802.11b Wireless PCMCIA Card for Mac/PC
High-Power, Long-Range wonder card

 

High Powered (200mW)
Long Range (up to 3 times longer)


For PowerBooks with an available PCMCIA slot. Support OS 9 and Mac OS X.

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AeroCard Plus (WPE-700)

 

 

 

 

 


Product Photo
JPEG, TIF

Drivers
OS9 driver v.2.0.2b2
OSX driver v.2.0.3b3
User Manual, PDF

Comparison Chart



BENEFITS

Adds wireless capability to PowerBook and laptop PC equipped with a PCMCIA slot

Creates a network at home or office without network cables

Offers up to 3 times longer operating range with the new high-power antenna

Installs and configures easily with included drivers

Interoperable with Apple AirPort Base Station and all 802.11b-compliant Access Points

Offers data and network security with 64 or 128-bit WEP encryption

The freedom of wireless is here with the new Macsense AeroCard Plus (WPE-700). AeroCard Plus is a plug-and-play 802.11b wireless PCMCIA card that fits into any Type-II PCMCIA slot and adds wireless capability to PowerBooks and laptop PCs.

Equipped with a high-power industrial antenna with a maximum output power of 200mW, AeroCard Plus offers a coverage range up to 3 times more than other regular wireless LAN cards in the market.

AeroCard Plus can send and receive data up to speeds of 11Mbps and is fully compatible with Apple AirPort Base Station and other IEEE 802.11b-compliant devices.

With your laptop and the 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.

Complete with drivers for Mac OS 9, OS X (Jaguar) and Windows 98-XP, AeroCard offers the unique cross-platform compatibility.

Frequent Driver Updates

AeroCard Plus driver is updated frequently to add new functions. Please make sure you have the latest versions.
 

High-power antenna. AeroCard Plus features an industrial-strength, high-power antenna that covers a range up to 3 times more than other regular wireless LAN cards.


Mac OS 9 and OS X native support. OSX (10.1.5 and 10.2) driver available and free for download by existing users.


Cross-platform support.
One card for both platforms. Come complete with drivers for Macs and PCs.

PowerBook Support. Connects directly to any PCMCIA-slot. Works best with PowerBooks with PCMCIA slot and Titanium G4s that suffers from weak antenna reception.

AirPort support. AeroCard Plus is
inter-operable with all Apple AirPort Base Stations.

  Drivers 
The following are sample screens to the Mac drivers. Click to enlarge.
Mac OS 8-9    

The configuration panel lets the user enter the network name or select a network from the surrounding base stations list. The information panel shows essential status information about the current wireless connection.

The encryption panel allows a 64-bit or 128-bit hex key to be defined to ensure secured connection.


Mac OS X

   
The basic panel shows the present status of the wireless connection. The setup panel lets user select a valid network from a pull-down menu or automatically connect with the strongest base station. The encryption panel supports AirPort-style password or standard 64-bit or 128-bit hex key.
 FEATURES
200mW Transmit Output Power
Up to 11Mbps high-speed data transfer rate
Up to 3937 feet (1200m) operating range in open environment
Drivers support Mac OS 9 and X and Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Intuitive driver provides easy configuration
Plug-and-Play operation
Work with all standard Internet applications
Interoperable with 802.11b-compliant devices
Support 64 and 128-bit WEP encryption for highest security
Advanced Power Management features conserve valuable computer battery life.
 Technical Specifications
 
Model

WPE-700 AeroCard Plus

Wireless Standard IEEE 802.11b
Host Interface

PCMCIA Type II 5V/3.3V voltage

Frequency Band

2.4-2.484 GHz

Data Transfer Rate 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps, Auto Fall-Back
Operating Channels

11 (USA and Canada), 14 (Japan), 13 for Europe, 2 for Spain, 4 for France

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

CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with ACK

Security
64-bit and 128-bit WEP Encryption
LED Indicator

Link Activity

Antenna Type Long-range extended power
Integrated with built-in diversity
Receiver Sensitivity (FER=8%) -87dBm@11Mbps (Normal temperature)
-90dBm@5.5Mbps
-93dBm@2Mbps
-95dBm@1Mbps
Operating Range Indoor 230-393ft. (70-120m) dependent on environment
Outdoor 984-3937ft. (300-1200m) depends on environment
11 Mbps 5.5 Mbps 2 Mbps 1 Mbps
Open
Space
300-450m
984-1476ft
400-600m
1312-1969ft
500-750m
1640-2461ft
800-1200m
2625-3937ft
Closed
Space
230ft/70m 295ft/90m 393ft/120m 393ft/120m
Output Power 23 dBm (200mW) -- FCC
20 dBm (100mW) -- CE
Temperature Range 30~50F (0~50C) Operating
-4~176F (-20~80C) Storage
Humidity (non-condensing) 5% to 95% typical
OS Support Mac OS 9, X (Jaguar), Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT4/XP
Supported PowerBooks PowerBooks 2400, 3400, G3, Titanium G4 with a PCMCIA slot.
Certifications FCC Part 15/UL, ETSI 300/328/CE
Dimensions 4 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 1/4 inch (118 x 54 x 7.5 mm)
Weight 1.4oz (40g)
Specifications subject to change without prior notice.