Faster Wireless Networking
from your Desktop PC
Versatility to use 2.4GHz
or 5GHz frequency when

Connect to any 802.11a,
802.11b and 802.11g
wireless network

Enhanced Security Features
D-Link, the industry pioneer in wireless networking,
In addition to its compatibility with earlier 802.11b
introduces another breakthrough in wireless connectivity —
networks, the DWL-AG520 now offers the robust speed,
the D-Link Air Xpert DWL-AG520 Wireless PCI Adapter.
up to 54Mbps, of the newer 802.11g and 802.11a
This tri-mode, dualband adapter inserted into your desktop
standards, so everyone can work faster and more
PC provides you a versatile way to wirelessly connect to any
efficiently. The additional (802.11a) 5GHz band also
one of three available wireless networks — 802.11b and the
offers a way to quickly transfer data in a frequency
newer, faster 802.11g and 802.11a that operate in two
range that does not experience interference or
discrete, non-interfering frequency bands, 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
interruptions from cordless phones, microwave ovens
and other devices utilizing the 2.4GHz frequency.
If you re a network administrator, the versatile 802.11a/b/g-
compatible DWL-AG520 gives you an immediate way to
The 802.11g, 802.11a, 802.1x standards and WPA*
expand to your existing 802.11b network and protect your
(Wi-Fi Protected Access)— all engineered in the
overall wireless network investment. By installing DWL-
DWL-AG520 chipset provide the necessary security
AG520s in desktops throughout your organization your
protocols and tools, so employees can communicate
employees can access wireless APs or routers from their
with colleagues confidentially, access sensitive company
desktop PCs. And as your company expands or reorganizes
information or send data that is dynamically encrypted
you wo n't have to keep pulling and plugging Ethernet cable
as i t's sent.
because no matter where the workstation is relocated, it's
still connected to the network. When you add an 802.11a/b/
The DWL-AG520 is a high-performance, versatile and
g access point (D-Link Air Xpert DWL-7000AP) or router
necessary desktop PC networking solution for companies
(D-Link Air Xpert DI-774), to your wireless network, you
that need to quickly expand or reconfigure their wireless
will have an end-to-end wireless solution capable of
networks as their organization grows.
handling up to four times the user load of your current
802.11b network.
*WPA features available as a driver/firmware upgrade download in Q2/Q3 2003.

Receiver Sensitivity
• IEEE 802.11a
• 54Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-73dBm)
• IEEE 802.11b
• 48Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-76dBm)
• IEEE 802.11g-Draft
• 36Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-82dBm)
• 24Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-85dBm)
Bus Type
• 18Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-88dBm)
• PCI 2.2
• 12Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-89dBm)
• PCI 32-bit Interface
• 11Mbps CCK, 8% PER,-91dBm)
D-Link Air Xpert AGB™ products can transfer
Data Rates
• 9Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-90dBm)
data up to 5 times faster than standard 802.11b
With Automatic Fallback
• 6Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-91dBm)
• 5.5Mbps CCK, 8% PER,-92dBm)
networks. They are also are also interoperable
• 54Mbps • 48Mbps • 36Mbps
• 2Mbps QPSK, 8% PER,-93dBm)
with 802.11a, 802.11b and draft 802.11g
• 24Mbps • 18Mbps • 12Mbps
• 1Mbps BPSK, 8% PER,-94dBm)
• 11Mbps • 9Mbps
• 6Mbps
compliant wireless devices.
• 5.5Mbps • 2Mbps
• 1Mbps
Operating Voltage
3.3 VDC ±10%
• 64-, 128-WEP
• 802.1x1
Operating Temperature
• WPA 1—Wi-Fi Protected
32°F to 149°F ( 0°C to 55°C)
Access (64-, 128-WEP
with TKIP, MIC, IV
Expansion, Shared Key
95% maximum (non-condensing)
• Supports Advanced Encryption
Standard (AES)
• L = 6.6 (168mm)
• W = 4.2 (107mm)
Media Access Control
• H = 0.16 inches (4mm)
Frequency Range
0.17 lb (77g)
• 2.4GHz to 2.5GHz
• 5.150GHz to 5.850GHz
• FCC part 15b
Indoors: Up to 328 feet (100 meters)
Modulation Technology
3 Year
• Orthogonal Frequency
Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
Supported Operating Systems
• Complementary Code Keying (CCK) • Windows 98 SE
• Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
• Windows ME
• Windows 2000
• Windows XP
Transmitter Output Power
15dBm ± 2dB
1—Driver or firmware upgrade download
available Spring 2003
Internal Antenna Type
2—Environmental factors may adversely affect
wireless signal range.
Omni Directional Dipole Antenna
with 2~4 dbi gain
D-Link Systems, Inc. 53 Discovery Drive Irvine CA 92618
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Price and specifications are subject to changes without notice. See inside package for warranty details.
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