Data Sheet
D-LLinkAir Pro DWL-AA520
5GHz Wireless PCI Adapter
5GHz IEEE 802.11a Compliant
Up to 72 Mbps in "Turbo" Mode
152-bit WEP Encryption
Eight (8) Non-Overlapping Channels
Diagnostics Software
5GHz 802.11a Wireless CardBus Adapter
As an industry leader, D-Link is intro-
ping channels create less interference,
ducing the next generation of wireless
which delivers higher average cell
products with its high-performance
throughput. The D-LinkAir DWL-A520
D-LinkAir Pro series of 5GHz networking
employs enhanced 152-bit Wired
Equivalent Privacy (WEP) network secu-
rity to protect data from unauthorized
At 54 Mega bits per second (Mbps), the
D-LinkAir Pro 5GHz DWL-A520 high-
The D-Link Air Pro
speed wireless PCI adapter delivers
D-LinkAir Pro DWL-A520 is easily
DWL-A520 Includes
unsurpassed wireless performance. With
installed inside a PC to provide connectiv-
IEEE 802.11a standard compliance, the
ity directly to another wirelessly enabled
D-LinkAir Pro DWL-A520 high-speed
device (ad-hoc mode) or through an
Wireless Networking Adapter
wireless adapter is designed for indoor
802.11a based access point (infrastructure
use and provides excellent network scal-
mode). It also features an easy to use
Quick Install Guide
diagnostics utility software program called
Software/Driver CD
LinkMon, which helps users easily identi-
A proprietary “Turbo” mode feature
Manual on CD
fy and troubleshoot signal strength within
allows the D-Link DWL-A520 to operate
the wireless network.
at significantly greater bandwidth data
rates up to 72 Mbps. Eight non-overlap-

D-LLinkAir Pro DWL-AA520
Data Sheet
5GHz Wireless PCI Adapter
IEEE 802.11a
Local Bus Architecture
• PCI 2.2 compliant
• PCI 32-bit interface
Diagnostic LEDs
OS Supported
• Power
• Windows 98SE
• Link
• Windows ME
• Windows 2000
Antenna Type
• Windows XP
Integrated dual diversity antenna with
1.5dBi gain
Frequency Range
U-NII Band 5.150 - 5.350GHz
Power Consumption
• Sleep mode - <40mW
• Transmit mode - 1650mW
• 54 Mbps @ 40 feet
• Receive mode - 1250mW
• 6 Mbps @ 300 feet
Operating Voltage
Data Rates
3.3V± -10%
• 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps in
accordance with the IEEE 802.11a
Physical Dimensions
• L = 5.24 inches (133 mm)
• 72 Mbps using D-Link "Turbo" mode
• W = 4.76 inches (121 mm)
• H = 0.71 inches (18mm)
Data Security
• 64-bit WEP Encryption
• 128-bit WEP Encryption
0.5 lbs
• 152-bit Enhanced WEP Encryption
Operating Temperature
Network Architecture
32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
• Ad-Hoc Mode (Peer-to-Peer without
Access Point)
Emissions Compliance
• Infrastructure Mode (Communications
• FCC part 15b
with Access Points)
• UL1950-3
Modulation Technology
FCC Guideline
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
For indoor use only
Available Channels
Three Years
Eight (8) non-overlapping channels for
North America
Prices and Specifications are subject to change without notice. Complete warranty details inside package. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me (Millennium Edition), Windows NT,
Windows 2000 and Windows XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other products and product names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective companies.
D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Systems, Inc. ©2002 D-Link Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
FCC Guidelines: Modifications to this device are not authorized, may violate FCC regulation Part 15.407, and will void the warranty for this product. This device is intended to operate in the
frequency band of 5.15 to 5.25 GHz under all conditions of normal operation. According to FCC 15.407 (e), normal operation of this device is restricted to indoor use only to reduce any
potential harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite Systems, or radar systems that use 5.25 to 5.35 GHz and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz frequency bands. This interference could also
damage this device.