Getting to Know the WPC51AB

Dual-Band Wireless A+B Notebook Adapter

The Linksys Dual-Band Wireless A+B Notebook Adapter lets you connect with the 2.4GHz, 802.11b wireless networks and 5GHz, 802.11a networks.


• Operates with both the 5GHz, 802.11a and 2.4GHz, 802.11b standards

• 11Mbps data rate in 802.11b mode, 54Mbps in 802.11a mode

• Enhanced security—Up to 152-bit data encryption

• Included Setup Wizard takes you through step by step configuration


• Connects to either 802.11b (2.4GHz) or 802.11a (5GHz) networks without changing adapters

• Wireless security with up to 152-bit WEP encryption

• Plug-and-Play operation and Setup Wizard provide quick installation

• Easy-to-Use Graphical Utility for monitoring wireless performance and accessing wireless networks

• Clear channel assessment increases network throughput

• Hardware buffer chaining provides high performance while reading and writing buffers

• Free Technical Support—24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week, Toll-Free US Calls

• 1-Year Limited Warranty


StandardsIEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b
Channels802.11a: 8 Channels (USA)
802.11b: 11 Channels (USA)
                 13 Channels (Europe)
                 14 Channels (Japan)
LEDs2 (not labeled)
Modulations802.11a: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
802.11b: CCK, QPSK, BPSK
Transmitted Power16 dBm (maximum)
Receive Sensitivity802.11a: -88 dBm
802.11b: -85 dBm
Network ProtocolsTCP/IP, NetBEUI, IPX/SPX
OS SupportWindows 98SE/Me/2000/XP


Dimensions4.72" x 0.51" x 2.13"
mm x 13 mm x 54 mm)
Weight1.48 oz. (0.042 kg)
CertificationsFCC Class B
Operating Temp.32ºF to 140ºF (0ºC to 60ºC)
Storage Temp.-4ºF to 185ºF (-20ºC to 85ºC)
Operating Humidity10% to 85%, Non-Condensing
Condensing Storage Humidity5% to 90%, Non-Condensing


Minimum Requirements

• One PC (200MHz or Faster Processor) with:

o 96MB RAM

• Available CardBus Slot

• CD-ROM Drive

• Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP

Package Contents

• One Dual-Band Wireless A+B Notebook Adapter

• One Setup CD-ROM with User Guide

• One Quick Installation guide

• One Registration Card

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