5GHz & 2.4GHz Wireless LAN
802.11a/g Tri-Mode Dualband Wireless PCI Card
The D-Link AirPremierAG DWL-AG530 wireless PCI card is a high-performance, versatile and necessary desktop PC
networking solution for companies that need to quickly expand or reconfigure their wireless networks as their organization
grows. This tri-mode, dualband network card inserts into your desktop PC to provide you a versatile way to wirelessly connect
to any one of three available wireless networks -- 802.11b and the newer, faster 802.11g and 802.11a that operate in two
discrete, non-interfering frequency bands, 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

Easiest Way to Expand
WPA Enhanced Security
If you're a network administrator, the versatile 802.11a/b/g-
Wi-Fi Protected Access in the DWL-AG530 provides the
compatible DWL-AG530 card gives you an immediate way
necessary security protocols and tools, so employees can
to expand your existing 802.11b network and protect your
communicate with colleagues confidentially, access sensitive
overall wireless network investment. By installing DWL-
company information or send data that is dynamically
AG530 network cards in desktops throughout your
encrypted as it's sent. Wi-Fi Protected Access lets you
organization, your employees can access wireless Access
authorize and identify users based on a secret key that
Points and routers from their desktop PCs. And as your
changes automatically at a regular interval. Used in
company expands or reorganizes, you won't have to keep
conjunction with a RADIUS server, WPA uses TKIP
pulling and plugging Ethernet cables because no matter
(Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) to change the temporal
where the workstation is relocated, it's still connected to the
key every 10,000 packets. This insures much greater security
than the standard WEP security, which requires the keys to
be changed manually.
End-to-End Wireless Solution
When you add an 802.11a/b/g access point (D-Link
802.1x Authentication
AirPremierAG DWL-7100AP) or router (D-Link
The DWL-AG530 supports 802.1x authentication for
AirPremierAG DI-784) to your wireless network, you will
protection against network intrusion. Used in conjunction
have an end-to-end wireless solution capable of handling up
with a RADIUS server, this function provides a means to
to 15 times the user load of your current 802.11b network.
verify the identity of the client before an access to the
network is granted.
108Mbps Dualband High Speed
In addition to its compatibility with earlier 802.11b
Pre-Shared Key
networks, the DWL-AG530 offers the robust speed, up to
This function brings a lot of convenience (when used in
108Mbps (Turbo mode), of the newer 802.11g and 802.11a
conjunction with other 802.11g products) for users that do
standards, so everyone can work faster and more efficiently.
not incorporate a RADIUS server in their networks. Utilizing
In addition to the 2.4GHz frequency band operated by
the Pre Shared Key mode of WPA, the DWL-AG530 will
802.11b and g, the 5GHz band used by 802.11a also offers a
obtain a new security key every time it connects to the
way to quickly transfer data in a frequency range that does
802.11g network. You only need to input your encryption
not experience interference or interruptions from cordless
information once in the configuration menu. With the DWL-
phones, microwave ovens and other devices utilizing the
AG530, you will automatically receive a new key every time
2.4GHz frequency.
you connect, doing away with the inconvenience of manual
WEP key input.
Key Features
802.11a/g industry standard
Advanced security with WPA, 802.1x authentication,
Dual 5GHz and 2.4GHz frequency bands
TKIP and Pre-Shared Key function support
Up to 108Mbps (Turbo mode) network data transfer rate on
Powerful integrated antenna provides 100-meter indoor,
both frequency bands, 15 times faster than 802.11b
400-meter outdoor operation range *
Strong 64/128/152-bit WEP data encryption security
Runs Windows 98 SE, 2000, ME, XP
Compatible with existing 802.11b wireless devices
* Environmental factors may adversely affect range

Technical Specifications
5GHz & 2.4GHz Wireless LAN
Physical & Environmental
- IEEE 802.11a
LED Indicators
- IEEE 802.11b
- Power
- IEEE 802.11g
- Network

Bus Type
Operating Voltage
- PCI 2.2
5 VDC +/- 10%
- PCI 32-bit interface
Power Consumption
Media Access Control
- Transmit mode: 1650mW
- Receive mode: 1250mW
- Sleep mode: 40mW
Data Rates
(With automatic fallback)
54Mbps, 48Mbps, 36Mbps, 24Mbps, 18Mbps, 12Mbps, 11Mbps,
133 (L) x 120 (W) x 22 (H) mm
9Mbps, 6Mbps, 5.5Mbps, 2Mbps, 1Mbps
Modulation Technology
- Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
- Complementary Code Keying (CCK)
Operating Temperature
- Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)

0 to 45 C
Frequency Range *
Storage Temperature
- 2.4GHz to 2.5GHz
-10 to 60 C
- 5.15GHz to 5.875GHz
* Software configurable as allowable frequency will vary from country to country in the
European region.

95% maximum (non-condensing)
Transmit Output Power
EMI Certification
- 802.11a:
- FCC Class B
+10 to 14dBm for 54Mbps
- CE Class B
+11 to 15dBm for 48Mbps
+13 to 15dBm for 36Mbps
O.S. Support
+17 to 18dBm for 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6Mbps
Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP
- 802.11b:
+18dBm for 11, 5.5, 2 and 1Mbps
- 802.11g:
+10 to 14dBm for 54Mbps
+11 to 15dBm for 48Mbps
+13 to 15dBm for 36Mbps
+17 to 18dBm for 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6Mbps
Receive Sensitivity
Ordering Information
- 802.11a (@ 10% PER):
-87dBm for 6Mbps
802.11a/g Wireless LAN PCI Card
-86dBm for 9Mbps
-85dBm for 12Mbps
Please specify your order as follows:
-83dBm for 18Mbps
-80dBm for 24Mbps
For Australia
-76dBm for 36Mbps
For Singapore
-71dBm for 48Mbps
For Latin America
-66dBm for 54Mbps
For France
-73dBm for 108Mbps (Turbo mode)
For Europe
- 802.11b (@ 8% PER):
For Taiwan
-84dBm for 11Mbps
-90dBm for 2Mbps
- 802.11g (@ 10% PER):
-87dBm for 6Mbps
-86dBm for 9Mbps
-85dBm for 12Mbps
Specifications subject to change without
TEL: 1-714-885-6000
FAX: 1-866-743-4905
prior notice.
-83dBm for 18Mbps
D-Link and AirPremier AG are registered
TEL: 1-905-8295033
FAX: 1-905-8295223
trademarks of D-Link Corporation/D-Link
-80dBm for 24Mbps
TEL: 44-20-8731-5555
FAX: 44-20-8731-5511
System Inc. All other trademarks belong
to their proprietors.
TEL: 49-6196-77990
FAX: 49-6196-7799300
-76dBm for 36Mbps
TEL: 33-1-30238688
FAX: 33-1-30238689
-71dBm for 48Mbps
TEL: 31-10-282-1445
FAX: 31-10-282-1331
-66dBm for 54Mbps
TEL: 39-2-2900-0676
FAX: 39-2-2900-1723
TEL: 34-93-4090770
FAX: 34-93-4910795
TEL: 46-(0)8564-61900
FAX: 46-(0)8564-61901
TEL: 47-22-309075
FAX: 47-22-309085
2dBi to 4dBi Gain omni-directional dipole antenna
TEL: 45-43-969040
FAX: 45-43-424347
TEL: 358-9-2707-5080
FAX: 358-9-2707-5081
Operation Range
TEL: 65-6774-6233
FAX: 65-6774-6322
TEL: 61-2-8899-1800
FAX: 61-2-8899-1868
- Indoors: up to 100 meters (328 feet)*
TEL: 81-3-5434-9678
FAX: 81-3-5434-9868
- Outdoors: up to 400 meters (1,312 feet)*
TEL: 86-10-8518-2533
FAX: 86-10-8518-2250
TEL: 91-022-652-6696
FAX: 91-022-652-8914
* Environmental factors may adversely affect range
Middle East (Dubai) TEL: 9714-8834234
FAX: 9714-8834394
TEL: 90-212-335-2553
FAX: 90-212-335-2500
TEL: 202-414-4295
FAX: 202-415-6704
TEL: 972-9-9715700
FAX: 972-9-9715601
- 64/128/152-bit WEP data encryption
TEL: 56-2-232-3185
FAX: 56-2-232-0923
- 802.1x authentication
TEL: 55-11-55039320
FAX: 55-11-55039321
- WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access): 802.1x, Pre Share Key, WEP, TKIP,
South Africa
TEL: 27(0)1266-52165
FAX: 270 )1266-52186
TEL: 7-095-744-0099
FAX: 7-095-744-0099#350
TEL: 886-2-2910-2626
FAX: 886-2-2910-1515
Rev. 01 (Feb. 2004)
D-Link Corp.
TEL: 886-2-2916-1600
FAX: 886-2-2914-6299

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