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Configuration guides for different types of Cisco Aironet Client Adapters

 

 

Introduction

Configuration guides for different types of Cisco Aironet Client Adapters

 

Solution

 

The Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters are radio modules that provide transparent wireless data communications between fixed, portable, or mobile devices and other wireless devices or a wired network infrastructure. The client adapters are fully compatible when used in devices supporting Plug-and-Play (PnP) technology.

 

The primary function of the client adapters is to transfer data packets transparently through the wireless infrastructure through an access point connected to a wired LAN. The adapters operate similarly to a standard network product except that the cable is replaced with a radio connection and an access point is required to make the connection to the wire. No special wireless networking functions are required, and all existing applications that operate over a network can operate using the adapters.

 

 

 

Client Adapter

 

Model Number

Description

Illustration

PC card

AIR-PCM3xx

An IEEE 802.11b-compliant 2.4-GHz 11-Mbps PCMCIA card radio module that can be inserted into any device equipped with an external Type II or Type III PC card slot. Host devices can include laptops, notebook computers, personal digital assistants, and handheld or portable devices. The PC card is available in the 340 and 350 series.

LM card

AIR-LMC3xx

An IEEE 802.11b-compliant 2.4-GHz 11-Mbps PCMCIA card radio module that is usually preinstalled in a device equipped with an internal Type II or Type III PC card slot. Host devices usually include handheld or portable devices. The LM card is available in the 340 and 350 series.

PCI card

AIR-PCI3xx

An IEEE 802.11b-compliant 2.4-GHz 11-Mbps client adapter card radio module that can be inserted into any device equipped with an empty PCI expansion slot, such as a desktop personal computer. The PCI card is available in the 340 and 350 series.

Mini PCI card

AIR-MPI350

An IEEE 802.11b-compliant 2.4-GHz 11-Mbps client adapter card radio module that is preinstalled in a device equipped with an internal Type IIIA mini PCI card slot, such as a laptop computer. The mini PCI card is available only in the 350 series.

PC-Cardbus card

AIR-CB20A

An IEEE 802.11a-compliant 5-GHz 54-Mbps client adapter card radio module with a Cardbus interface that can be inserted into any device equipped with an external Type II or Type III Cardbus slot. Host devices can include laptops, notebook computers, personal digital assistants, and handheld or portable devices.

 

 

Reference

 

For information on the Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters, refer to the Introduction to the Client Adapters section of Chapter 1 - Product Overview.

 

To configure different Cisco Aironet Client Adapter, refer to these documents:

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