AeroCard Extreme 802.11g 54Mbps Wireless Cardbus Card
Extreme Speed for Extreme Computers


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

Transfer files at blazing speed of 54Mbps, 5 times faster than 802.11b PCMCIA card

Creates a network at home or office without network cables

Interoperable with Apple AirPort and AirPort Extreme base stations and and all 802.11b and 802.11g compliant Access Points

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

The freedom of wireless can now be upgraded to extreme speed with the new Macsense AeroCard Extreme (WPE-800). AeroCard Extreme is a plug-and-play 802.11g wireless card that fits into any Cardbus slot and adds wireless capability to PowerBooks and laptop PCs.

AeroCard Extreme can send and receive data up to speed of 54Mbps, which is 5 times faster than the existing 802.11b standard. Using the same Apple AirPort driver for Mac OS X, it is fully compatible with Apple AirPort and AirPort Extreme base stations, as well as other IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g-compliant access points.

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. And with AeroCard Extreme, you can now enjoy all that in extreme speed.

Compatible with Mac OS X (10.2 and above) and Windows 98-XP, AeroCard Extreme offers the unique cross-platform compatibility.

54Mbps blazing transfer speed. Compliant with the newest 802.11g standard, AeroCard Extreme offers 5 times faster speed than 802.11b wireless cards.

Mac OS X native support. Uses the same Apple AirPort 3.1 driver for Mac OS X (10.2 and higher).

PowerBook Support. Connects directly to any Cardbus slot. Works best with PowerBooks with Cardbus slot and Titanium G4s.

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

Up to 54Mbps extreme-speed data transfer rate
Up to 1312 feet (400m) operating range in open environment
Compatible with Mac OS X (10.2 and above) and Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Work with all standard Internet applications
Interoperable with 802.11b and 802.11g devices
Support 64 and 128-bit WEP encryption for highest security
 Technical Specifications


WPE-800 AeroCard Extreme

Chipset Broadcom (BCM4306, BCM2050)
Wireless Standards IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1p
Host Interface

32-bit Cardbus 3.3V

Frequency Range

2.4GHz to 2.462 GHz

Data Transfer Rate 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 11, 9, 6, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps
Operating Channels

11 (USA and Canada), 14 (Japan), 13 (Europe)

Modulation Technique
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (OFDM, CCK, QPSK, BPSK)
ASCII/Hex 64/128-bit WEP keys (for Mac/PC),
AES engine supporting CCM and OCB 802.1x, SSN (for PC)
LED Indicator

1 x Activity Monitor, 1 x Radio Status Indicator

Antenna Type Two internal antenna for wireless technology
Operating Range Indoor: up to 328 feet (100 meters)
Outdoor: up to 1312 ft (400 meters)
Transmit Power 15 dBm
Operating Temperature 32 to 158F (0-70C) Operating
-40 to 194F (-40 to 90C) Storage
Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing
OS Support MacOS X (10.2 and above), Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Supported PowerBooks PowerBooks G3, Titanium G4 with a Cardbus slot.
Electromagnetic Compliance FCC Part 15 Class B,
CE Mark, VCCI Class B, Wi-Fi for 802.11b
Dimensions 4" W x 2 3/8" H x 1/4" D (102 mm x 59 mm x 6 mm)
Weight 1.4oz (40g)
Specifications subject to change without prior notice.