Santa Clara, C.A. Netgear, Inc. announced the availability of its WAG302, an enterprise-class dual-band wireless access point. Simultaneously supporting 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz 54 Mbits/s transmissions, the wireless access point is 802.11a/g-compliant and 802.11i-ready. It incorporates advanced security and management features including Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and IEEE 802.3af integrated Power-over-Ethernet (PoE).
The access point supports data rates of up to 108 Mbits/s in "turbo mode" on both 802.11a and 802.11g bands. It features two detachable 5-dBi antennas and is Plenum-rated for placement above drop-down ceilings and under raised floors. It is equipped with the company's AutoCell RF management technology which is designed to provide optimal WLAN performance in high-density, high RF interference environments by automatically choosing channels and adjusting transmit power levels.
Compatible with 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and Super G devices, the product can support up to 128 simultaneous wireless clients. It can be configured to function simultaneously as a bridge and access point.
The security feature set includes: WPA2 Enterprise, 40/64- and 128/154-bit WEP shared key encryption, advanced AES 256-bit encryption, 802.1x RADIUS server authentication, TKIP dynamic key assignment, MAC address access control lists, SSID suppression, rogue access point detection and notification, SSL and SSH secure management interfaces, and intra-cell blocking to prevent client-to-client snooping.
The ProSafe Dual Band Wireless Access Point is available now through distributors and resellers with a list price of US$445. Click here for the WAG302 data sheet.