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Wireless Point-to-Point or Point-to-Multipoint Backhaul Solution

Two-RF-Interfaces-In-One-Box Solution
The AE1100-T is an IEEE802.11b-based multifunction device that has two independently configurable RF interfaces. Each RF interface can be configured either as an AP (Access Point) interface, a static bridge interface or a dynamic bridge interface. An AP interface enables easy wireless access for mobile users in public areas. A static bridge interface establishes a point-to-point wireless connection with another bridge through the Wireless Distribution System (WDS) technology. A dynamic bridge interface automatically establishes a point-to-point wireless connection with APs from any vendors through the AP Client technology.

Flexibility with 4 Operational Modes
Bridge Repeater. In this mode, both interfaces are configured as static bridge interfaces. Packets are stored and forwarded between the two RF interfaces with full bandwidth 11Mbps. It's possible to use several AE1100-Ts if the distance between two locations is long beyond two units transmission range.

Static AP Repeater. In this mode, one WLAN interface is configured as an AP interface, and the other is configured as a WDS-based bridge interface. The static AP repeater is suitable for situations in which Ethernet wiring between the AP and the network backbone is unaccessible, or for high cost on which the topology of the wireless bridging network is static.

Dynamic AP Repeater. In this mode, one WLAN interface is configured as an AP interface, and the other is configured as an AP client-based dynamic bridge interface. The dynamic AP repeater is suitable for situations in which Ethernet wiring between the AP and the network backbone is unaccessible, or for high cost on which the network topology is stellar (point-to-multipoint).

Dual AP.
In this mode, both WLAN interfaces are configured as AP interfaces. The dual AP can handle twice the number of wireless clients than a normal AP. It can be treated as "two APs in a box."

Ease of Installation and Management
Through the neat Web-based user interface of the AE1100-T, the step-by-step installation instructions are easy to follow. And, the network administrator can centrally manage the AE1100-T via a Web browser or an SNMP MIB browser. The Windows-based Wireless Network Manager (WNM) utility enables you to view all AE1100-Ts within LAN via Auto Discovery regardless of IP address settings. The WDS link quality indicator and WDS link health monitoring features check signal quality based on a remote point-to-point testing mechanism for easy diagnostics. WNM provides versatile and cost-effective WLAN management functionality, including the ability to configure, control, monitor, update, report, diagnose and troubleshoot the WLAN via a single Window GUI.

Enhanced Transmit Power
The long-range model of AE1100-T provides higher transmit power up to 200mW (23dBm). Higher transmit power enables a longer operating range for more flexible and cost-effective wireless applications. In addition, the transmit power of the AP's RF module can be adjusted to change RF coverage of the AP.

Suitable for Public Wireless Access
The AP interface of AE1100-T contains features that are especially useful in public areas such as hotspots and enterprises. The wireless client isolation feature prevents wireless hackers from attacking other wireless subscribers computers. The AP load balancing feature enables wireless client associations and traffic load to be shared among all the APs within a group.

Ensure Great Security
The AP interface of AE1100-T can authenticate and authorize wireless users in organizations, enterprises, or public areas by the IEEE 802.1x standard. It communicates with a back-end RADIUS (Remote Authentication User Dial-In Service) server to see if a wireless user is allowed to access the wireless network. Windows XP has built-in support for IEEE802.1x. WEP and WPA are also supported for better wireless security.



Key Features
  • Wireless
    • Two IEEE802.11b-based RF interfaces
    • 4 operational modes: Bridge repeater, Static AP repeater, Dynamic AP repeater, and Dual AP
    • High transmit power up to 200mW
    • WDS - static bridging
    • AP client - dynamic bridging
      • AP browsing with signal strength
      • Preferred ESSID/BSSID selection
    • Transmit power control
    • Associated wireless clients status
    • Data rate settings
  • Security
    • 64/128-bits WEP
    • WPA - TKIP/IEEE 802.1x
    • EAP-MD5, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS and PEAP support
    • Disabling SSID broadcasts
    • MAC-address-based access control
    • VPN passthrough
  • Public hotspots
    • Link integrity
    • Wireless client isolation
    • AP load balancing
    • Association control
  • Networking
    • DHCP client & server
    • Current DHCP mapping table
    • Packet filtering (Ethernet/TCP/UDP/Port)
  • Management
    • Rich set of tools for remote management: Web-based, Windows-based and UPnP
    • Secure administration
    • SNMP v1 & v2
    • SNMP traps: Standard and private traps
    • MIB II, IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.1d, IEEE 802.1x, and private enterprise MIB
    • System log
    • WDS link health monitoring
    • WDS link quality indicator
    • Firmware upgrade via HTTP and TFTP
    • Configuration backup & restore
    • Hardware watchdog timer
Interface

Ethernet

IEEE802.3u 10/100BaseTX Ethernet (RJ-45)

Antenna

One 2.4GHz rubber R-SMA detachable antenna

COM

One RS-232 port

Wireless
Frequency2.4-2.4835 GHz, Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
Data RateCCK@11/5.5Mbps, DQPSK@2Mbps and DBSK@1Mbps

Channel

USA: 1-11 (FCC)
Canada: 1-11 (IC)
Europe: 1-13 (ETSI)
France: 10-13
Japan: 1-14

Transmit Power

17dBm (Normal model),23dBm (Long range model)

Receiver Sensitivity

Better than -85dBm
Line-of-Sight Range1200ft (400meters) with outdoor line of sight
Physical & LED

Dimensions

175mm (L) x 140mm (W) x 40mm (H)

LEDs

Power, LAN Link/ACT, 2 * RF Link/ACT, System alive
Environmental

Temperature

Humidity

Operating

0-55°C

5%-95% (non-condensing)

Storage

-20-70°C

5%-95% (non-condensing)

Power supply

Operating Voltage

DC +5V

Power over Ethernet

IEEE 802.3af compliant and PowerDsine certified (optional)

Related Products
AE3000-T IEEE 802.11g 54Mbps dual-radio repeater and AE500-INJ PoE injector

Ordering Information

AE1100-T6S17X

IEEE 802.11b Dual-Radio Repeater

AE1100-T6S17XE

IEEE 802.11b Dual-Radio Repeater w/POE

AE1100-T6S17XM

IEEE 802.11b Dual-Radio Repeater w/200mW RF

AE1100-T6S17XME

IEEE 802.11b Dual-Radio Repeater w/POE+200mW RF