Flexible, Cost-Effective Wireless Building-to-Building Connections and Wireless Access
The 11a Outdoor Building-to-Building Bridge and 11b/g Access Point provides point-to-point or point-to-multipoint bridge functionality while simultaneously using another band for access point operation, providing connectivity for mobile users.
The access point, repeater, or bridge functionality can be independently configured on both radios, making the product extremely flexible for a variety of applications. The bridge function supports data rates up to 108 Mbps between buildings or to offsite locations. The access point function provides connectivity at up to 108 Mbps for as many as 128 users.
With access point and bridging functionality on the same unit, mobile users can link to the network and the traffic can be backhauled over a wireless point-to-point or point-to-multipoint bridge link to another unit attached to the wired network up to 15.5 kilometers (9.6 miles) away.
The unit includes an embedded 17 dBi high-gain antenna for bridging applications. Optional external omni-directional and directional antennas are available separately.
By installing 3Com building-to-building bridges, enterprises can avoid the expense of extending their cabling plant between buildings or using expensive leased lines with recurring monthly service fees. Rugged design and multiple security features help ensure continuous, reliable and secure operation. PoE support eliminates the need to locate the device near existing AC power outlets.
With Web browser, SNMP and 3Com Network Director support, this wireless bridge can be managed from anywhere.
Provides point-to-point or point-to-multipoint bridge functionality while simultaneously using another band for access point operation|
Rugged, weatherproof outdoor bridge is ideal for cross-campus or metropolitan-area links at distances up to 15.5 kilometers or 9.6 miles
Bridge and access point functions provide connectivity at up to 108 Mbps
Detailed CLI and Web user interface for easy setup and management
WiFi MultiMedia (WMM) QoS enables simultaneous support of voice, video, and data
Strong authentication and encryption options, including WPA/TKIP, WPA2/AES, IEEE 802.1X, local and RADIUS MAC authentication, and 64-/128-/152-bit WEP
Up to 64 VLANs can be assigned per user via RADIUS attributes
Background scanning and rogue AP detection
Diversity antenna support for IEEE 802.11b/g
LED signal strength meter for easily aligning bridge endpoints
Built durably and rugged, with internal thermostat and heater, steel mounting plates and lightning protection on all antenna ports
For supported antennas and antenna cables, see "Required and Optional Products"