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802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card and PCI Adapter User Guide
Network Configuration and Planning
The 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card and PCI Adapter support legacy Ethernet LAN network configuration options as defined by the IEEE 802 standards committee.
The 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card and PCI Adapter can be configured as one of the following:
An 802.11g AdHoc wireless LAN is a group of computers, each equipped with one 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card or PCI Adapter that is connected as an independent wireless LAN. Computers in a specific 802.11g AdHoc wireless LAN must be configured to share the same radio channel. The 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card and PCI Adapter are also backwards compatible with all 802.11b 11Mbps and 22 Mbps wireless products.
The 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card and PCI Adapter provide access to a wired LAN for wireless workstations. An integrated wireless and wired LAN is called an Infrastructure configuration. A group of 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card or PCI Adapter users and an Access Point compose a Basic Service Set (BSS). Each 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card or PCI Adapter in a BSS can talk to any computer in the wired LAN infrastructure through an Access Point.
Infrastructure configuration also supports roaming capabilities for mobile users. More than one BSS can be configured as an Extended Service Set (ESS). The continuous network allows users to roam freely within an ESS. All 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Cards and PCI Adapters within one ESS must be configured with the same ESS ID and use the same radio channel.
Choose a feasible radio channel and optimum Access Point position. In the 2.4 GHz spectrum, there are three non-overlapping channels that you can use. Those channels are: 1, 6, and 11. Proper Access Point positioning and a clear radio signal will greatly enhance the performance.