1. DATA SHEET
11N PCI ADAPTER
3Com Wireless 11n PCI Adapter
OVERVIEW GREATER RANGE AND COVERAGE WITH MIMO
Accessing the Internet and sending e-mail wirelessly
Advanced 2 x 3 MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output)
just got faster and more flexible with the 3Com®
technology provides enhanced wireless range and
Wireless 11n PCI Adapter. This adapter provides
coverage area for reliable connectivity as you move
complete access to 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g and
around. Two transmit and two receive antennas boost
802.11n draft 2.0 wireless networks, delivering the
flexibility to work where ever it's convenient and with
the increased distances and reliability provided by SECURE CONNECTIVITY AND DATA TRANSFER
802.11n. This adapter supports the latest, most
3Com offers one of the most robust sets of standards-
effective authentication techniques to thwart intruders
based security on the market today. To protect wireless
and simplifies network management.
data, the PCI adapter supports Wi-Fi Protected Access
(WPA™, WPA2™) and 128-bit Advanced Encryption
KEY BENEFITS Standard (AES) encryption for higher level security.
COMPLETE IEEE 802.11 STANDARDS SUPPORT To protect against unauthorized network access, the
The 3Com Wireless 11n PCI Adapter supports all IEEE adapter supports IEEE 802.1X authentication, and EAP-
802.11 2.4 GHz networking standards—11b, 11g and 11n TLS, PEAP and EAP-TTLS authentication protocols.
draft 2.0—so users can connect to the most common
HIGH PERFORMANCE AND RELIABLE
wireless networks. It is Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ to ensure
Computer users can access network resources, the
interoperation with compatible products from other vendors.
Internet and email at 11n speeds, ideal for multimedia
EASY TO SET UP AND USE applications, fast audio streaming, VoIP and speedier
Setup and operation are extraordinarily easy, making transfer of large graphics files. A host of features
the 3Com 11n PCI. Adapter an intelligent choice for including MIMO technology ensure reliable wireless
first-time wireless network users. Create profiles with connections and exceptional speed. Wi-Fi® certification
specific settings for each wireless local area network helps ensure interoperability with other draft 802.11n
(LAN). Users just click their profile and they are certified vendors.
configured for connection.
2. 2 3COM WIRELESS 11N PCI ADAPTER
Standards support Provides complete access to 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n draft 2.0
Backwards compatible Compatible with existing 802.11b and 802.11g networks.
Wi-Fi certification Helps ensure interoperability with Wi-Fi compatible products from other vendors.
IEEE 802.1X network access control IEEE 802.1X network access control and EAP authentication support the latest, most
effective authentication techniques to thwart intruders and simplify network
WPA2/WPA and AES Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) and 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
encryption help keep wireless transmissions private;128-bit WEP encryption is
supported for legacy networks.
High speed Support for 802.11n draft 2.0 provides the highest possible wireless speeds of up to
MIMO technology Multiple antennas and advanced MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) technology
provide enhanced wireless range.
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM®) Adds managed QoS (Quality of Service) levels for data, voice and video. WMM—based on
the 802.11e standard—is critical for today’s generation of delay-sensitive applications
EASE OF USE
3Com Wireless Utility Creates profiles for each wireless network’s specific settings—just click the proper
profile to match the desired wireless network. Also provides connection status and
features simple-to-use diagnostic tools.
Three detachable antennas Additional antennas help assure access to the wireless signal, providing enhanced and
increased wireless coverage; detachable antennas provide installation flexibility.
Includes full- and half-height PCI brackets Easily adapts to fit computers with different bracket requirements.
† Wireless performance depends on number of users, physical and environmental conditions and other electronic devices in the area.
3. 3 3COM WIRELESS 11N PCI ADAPTER
SPECIFICATIONS WPA2- Enterprise
STANDARDS CONFORMANCE WPA2- Personal
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n draft 2.0, WMM, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA- Enterprise
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AES/TKIP
PC with full- or half-height (mini) PCI slot; 3.3V
WEP 64/128-bit encryption
Drivers and supported operating systems: Windows 2000, XP and Vista
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPSTM); PIN and PBC modes
PWR, Activity IEEE 802.1X EAP TYPES
Length: 120.5 mm ( 4.74 in) PEAPv0/EAP-MSCHAPv2
Width: 57.2 mm (2.25 in) PEAPv1/EAP-GTC
Height: 22.2 mm (0.88 in) EAP-SIM
Weight: 90.0 g (3.20 oz)
OPERATING VOLTAGE Operating temperature: 0° to 45°C (32° to 113°F)
DC 3.3V +/- 5%
DATA RATES SUPPORTED Safety: UL/CSA 60950-1, EN/IEC 60950-1
802.11n: MCS 0 to 15 for HT20MHz; MCS 0 to 15 for HT40MHz Radio: FCC Part 15.247, RSS-210, EN 300 328 v1.7.1
802.11g: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbps EMC: FCC Part 15 Subpart B, EN 301 489-17
802.11b: 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps
FREQUENCY BAND Wireless LAN PCI card, Quick Install Guide, CD-ROM with drivers, full and
USA/Canada: 2.412 - 2.462 GHz half-height PCI brackets, 3 detachable antennas
EU: 2.412 - 2.472 GHz
WARRANTY AND OTHER SERVICES
Modulation Technique One Year Limited Hardware Warranty
802.11b: DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)
Limited Software Warranty for 90 days
802.11g: OFDM (Orthogonal
90 days of telephone technical support
Frequency Division Multiplexing) and DSSS
Refer to www.3com.com/warranty for details.
Media Access Protocol
CSMA/CA with ACK
SERVICE AND SUPPORT
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major corporation plus more than two decades of local language helps drive productivity and minimize
experience in resolving network challenges and delivering expenses. Because 3Com understands both the technology
business benefits to enterprises around the world. and the business, we’re the partner you need to remain
strong and competitive.