5GHz & 2.4GHz Wireless LAN
802.11a/g Tri-Mode Dualband Wireless CardBus Adapter
The D-Link AirPremierAG DWL-AG660 wireless CardBus adapter is a high-performance, versatile and necessary 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 notebook/laptop 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-AG660 provides the
compatible DWL-AG660 adapter gives you an immediate
necessary security protocols and tools, so employees can
way to expand your existing 802.11b network and protect
communicate with colleagues confidentially, access sensitive
your overall wireless network investment. By installing
company information or send data that is dynamically
DWL-AG660 network adapters in computers throughout
encrypted as it's sent. Wi-Fi Protected Access lets you
your organization, your employees can access wireless
authorize and identify users based on a secret key that
Access Points and routers from their 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-AG660 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-AG660 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.
In addition to the 2.4GHz frequency band operated by
Utilizing the Pre Shared Key mode of WPA, the DWL-
802.11b and g, the 5GHz band used by 802.11a also offers a
AG660 will obtain a new security key every time it connects
way to quickly transfer data in a frequency range that does
to the 802.11g network. You only need to input your
not experience interference or interruptions from cordless
encryption information once in the configuration menu. With
phones, microwave ovens and other devices utilizing the
the DWL-AG660, you will automatically receive a new key
2.4GHz frequency.
every time 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, TKIP
Dual 5GHz and 2.4GHz frequency bands
and Pre-Shared Key function support
Up to 108Mbps (Turbo mode) network data transfer rate
Powerful integrated antenna provides 100-meter indoor,
on 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
System Requirements
Physical & Environmental
- Laptop with available CardBus Type II slot
LED Indicators
- Windows XP, 2000, ME or 98 SE
- Power
- 300MHz CPU or above
- Network
- 32MB memory or more
Operating Voltage
5 VDC +/- 10%
- IEEE 802.11a
- IEEE 802.11b
Power Consumption
- IEEE 802.11g
- Transmit mode: 1947mW
PC Card Standard & Interface
- Receive mode: 1056mW
- Sleep mode: 40mW
PC Card Type II CardBus 32-bit compliant
Media Access Control
118 (L) x 53 (W) x 5 (H) mm (including antenna)
84 (L) x 53 (W) x 3 (H) mm (adapter only)
Data Rates
(With automatic fallback)
41grams (adapter including antenna)
54Mbps, 48Mbps, 36Mbps, 24Mbps, 18Mbps, 12Mbps, 11Mbps,
9Mbps, 6Mbps, 5.5Mbps, 2Mbps, 1Mbps
Operating Temperature
Modulation Technology
0 to 45 C
- Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
- Complementary Code Keying (CCK)
Storage Temperature
- Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
-10 to 60 C
Frequency Range *
- 2.4GHz to 2.5GHz
95% maximum (non-condensing)
- 5.15GHz to 5.875GHz
EMI Certification
* Software configurable as allowable frequency will vary from country to country in the
- FCC Class B
European region.
- CE Class B
Transmit Output Power
O.S. Support
- 802.11a:
Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP
+10 to 14dBm @ 54Mbps
+11 to 15dBm @t 48Mbps
+13 to 15dBm @t 36Mbps
+17 to 18dBm @ 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6Mbps
- 802.11b:
+18dBm @ 11, 5.5, 2, and 1Mbps
- 802.11g:
+10 to 14dBm @ 54Mbps
+11 to 15dBm @ 48Mbps
+13 to 15dBm @ 36Mbps
Ordering Information
+17 to 18dBm @ 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6Mbps
802.11a/g Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter
Receive Sensitivity
- 802.11a (@ 10% PER):
Please specify your order as follows:
87dBm for 6Mbps
86dBm for 9Mbps
For Australia
85dBm for 12Mbps
83dBm for 18Mbps
For Singapore
80dBm for 24Mbps
For Latin America
76dBm for 36Mbps
For France
71dBm for 48Mbps
For Europe
66dBm for 54Mbps
73dBm for 108Mbps (Turbo Mode)
- 802.11b (@ 8% PER):
84dBm for 11Mbps
90dBm for 2Mbps
- 802.11g (@ 10% PER):
87dBm for 6Mbps
86dBm for 9Mbps
85dBm for 12Mbps
83dBm for 18Mbps
Specifications subject to change without
TEL: 1-714-885-6000
FAX: 1-866-743-4905
prior notice.
80dBm for 24Mbps
D-Link is a registered trademark and
TEL: 1-905-8295033
FAX: 1-905-8295223
76dBm for 36Mbps
AirPremierAG is a trademark of D-Link
TEL: 44-20-8731-5555
FAX: 44-20-8731-5511
Corporation/D-Link System Inc. All other
71dBm for 48Mbps
trademarks belong to their proprietors.
TEL: 49-6196-77990
FAX: 49-6196-7799300
TEL: 33-1-30238688
FAX: 33-1-30238689
66dBm for 54Mbps
TEL: 31-10-282-1445
FAX: 31-10-282-1331
TEL: 39-2-2900-0676
FAX: 39-2-2900-1723
TEL: 34-93-4090770
FAX: 34-93-4910795
2dBi to 4dBi Gain integrated antenna
TEL: 46-(0)8564-61900
FAX: 46-(0)8564-61901
TEL: 47-22-309075
FAX: 47-22-309085
TEL: 45-43-969040
FAX: 45-43-424347
Operation Range
TEL: 358-9-2707-5080
FAX: 358-9-2707-5081
- Indoors: up to 100 meters *
TEL: 65-6774-6233
FAX: 65-6774-6322
- Outdoors: up to 400 meters *
TEL: 61-2-8899-1800
FAX: 61-2-8899-1868
TEL: 86-10-8518-2533
FAX: 86-10-8518-2250
* Environmental factors may adversely affect range.
TEL: 91-022-652-6696
FAX: 91-022-652-8914
Middle East (Dubai) TEL: 9714-8834234
FAX: 9714-8834394
TEL: 90-212-335-2553
FAX: 90-212-335-2500
- 64/128/152-bit WEP data encryption
TEL: 202-414-4295
FAX: 202-415-6704
- 802.1x authentication
TEL: 972-9-9715700
FAX: 972-9-9715601
TEL: 56-2-232-3185
FAX: 56-2-232-0923
- WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access): 802.1x, Pre Share Key, WEP, TKIP,
TEL: 55-11-55039320
FAX: 55-11-55039321
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 (Mar. 2004)
D-Link Corp.
TEL: 886-2-2916-1600
FAX: 886-2-2914-6299

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