3Com 5104M-FL1 Network Card User Manual

DATA SHEET
Enterprise-Class 3Com Wireless LAN
Access Points 7250/8250/8500/8750
®
Key Benefits
Full Standards Support
Performance and Reliability
With 3Com®, the freedom of wireless networking includes the freedom of choice.
The 3Com Wireless LAN Access Points
8250, 8500, and 8750 offer a dual-mode
architecture that supports 802.11-standard 11a, 11b, and 11g wireless users on a
single device. The 3Com Wireless LAN
Access Point 7250 features a single 11g
radio design that provides real value with
advanced enterprise features at an economical price.
3Com wireless access point performance
features ensure reliable and seamless connections for users wherever they roam.
Clear Channel Select automatically finds
the least loaded channel for interferencefree communication. Auto network
connect and dynamic rate shifting keep
users connected through a wide variety of
conditions by changing to the optimum
connection speed as they move through
the network.
Modular and Upgradeable
Manageability
3Com Wireless LAN Access Points
8250/8500/8750 were designed from the
ground up as a modular, upgradeable platform for configuration flexibility and
investment protection. They offer the
flexibility to mix and match radio bands
to meet different coverage and bandwidth
needs within the same area. With easy-toinstall Mini PCI upgrade kits, you can
choose to support two different radio
modes now, or choose one radio mode and
upgrade or add another mode as your
needs grow.
3Com offers a wide range of standardsbased management support, from SNMP
to 3Com Network Supervisor (3NS) and
HP OpenView for seamless integration
with your wired network. Wireless
Infrastructure Device Manager and
Wireless LAN Device Discovery tools let
you configure parameters, run diagnostics, and monitor performance from
anywhere on the network using an
embedded web server browser. You can
also replicate wireless device configurations from one access point to another
using the save and load feature to simplify
and reduce network administration.
Tough Security
3Com delivers one of the most robust
suites of standards-based security on the
market today on all of its enterprise-class
access points. To protect the wireless
LAN, 3Com supports Wireless Equivalent
Privacy (WEP) RC4 40/ 64-bit, 128-bit and
154-bit shared-key encryption. 3Com
strengthens this basic security mechanism
with additional security features, including local MAC authentication, Dynamic
Security Link (DSL) session encryption,
802.1x RADIUS server authentication, and
Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP)
and Wireless Protected Access (WPA)
Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
user authentication. Your wireless link
receives the highest available protection
with WPA Advanced Encryption Service
(AES) 256-bit encryption.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Flexibility
PoE support makes it easier than ever to
overcome installation problems with difficult-to-wire or hard-to-reach locations. The
same Category 5 cable that connects the
access point to the wired network also provides its power, so AC power outlet
locations are no longer an issue. You can
source power from a 802.3af-compliant PoE
switch or with an included power injector
or adapter.*
* 802.3af-compliant power injector
included with the AP 8250/8500/8750; the
AP 7250 ships with an AC power adapter.
ENTERPRISE-CLASS 3COM® WIRELESS LAN ACCESS POINTS 7250/8250/8500/8750
The simple, secure way to network without wires
Feature
Benefit
Powerful
High-speed and wide coverage
11g radio supports speeds up to 54 Mbps at distances up to 100 meters (328 feet); 11a radio
supports speeds up to 54 Mbps at distances up to 50 meters (164 feet). (11a not supported
by the Access Point 7250.)
11a Turbo mode
Provides even higher throughput capability, up to 108 Mbps.
User support
Each access point supports up to 253 simultaneous users, allowing plenty of room for growth.
Secure
40/64- and 128-/154-bit WEP and
WPA 256-bit AES encryption
Basic and advanced encryption protect the privacy of data transmitted over the wireless LAN.
Dynamic security link (DSL)
Automatically assigns user-specific 128-bit encryption keys for wireless sessions.
Dynamic session key management and TKIP
Dynamic key assignment improves security and simplifies deployment.
802.1x RADIUS server authentication
Helps ensure that only authorized users can access your network and centralizes authorization
of wireless users across your network.
Access control lists
Control access to network resources.
Client-to-client and uplink filtering
Block direct communications between other wireless users associated to the access points.
MAC address filtering
Allows only specific WLAN cards to connect to the access point.
Dynamic VLAN assignment
Used with RADIUS authentication, assigns users to an appropriate VLAN, further protecting
access to network resources.
Compatible and Flexible
Modular, dual-mode radio architecture
(8250/8500/8750)
Interchangeable radio slots support more wireless clients within the same coverage area with
optional Mini PCI upgrade kits.
Simultaneous standard support
(8250/8500/8750)
802.11a and 802.11g in same access point provide concurrent wireless connectivity for all
802.11 a/b/g clients.
802.11g-802.11b backward-compatibility
11g radio supports both11g and 11b wireless users, preserving existing wireless investments.
Wi-Fi certification
Ensures interoperability with Wi-Fi certified products from other vendors.
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Solves hard-to-wire location problems; Ethernet cable supplies connectivity and electrical
power. 802.3af-compliant power injector included with the Access Point 8250, 8500, and
8750; the AP 7250 ships with an AC power adapter.
Easy to Use Management
Simple installation
No need to drill holes or run Ethernet cabling to set up your network.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
(DHCP) support
Provides DHCP passthrough to simplify management.
Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager
and Wireless LAN Device Discovery tools
Automatically identify and configure network devices, run diagnostics, and monitor
performance.
Web-based administration
Works with any web browser that supports HTML and Java Script; lets you configure and
manage network devices from anywhere.
Save and load feature
Copies settings to wireless devices on the network, simplifying and speeding LAN setup.
3NS support
Powerful yet simple-to-use network management designed for small businesses.
SNMP, HP OpenView support
Enables remote, central management using popular third-party network management programs.
RADIUS accounting support
Enables billing by usage for hotspot and other commercial deployments.
Site survey tool
Works with 3Com enterprise wireless PC Cards to help you optimize the location and number
of access points for your site.
Reliable
Dynamic rate shifting and auto
network connect
Automatically moves between connection speeds in response to physical conditions and RF
interference.
Clear Channel Select
Selects the channel with the least traffic for problem-free connections.
*Range depends on physical conditions, building construction, electrical devices in the area, and other environmental factors.
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ENTERPRISE-CLASS 3COM® WIRELESS LAN ACCESS POINTS 7250/8250/8500/8750
Specifications
Security
Wireless Medium:
Antenna Options:
Authentication:
802.11a: OFDM, 802.11g: OFDM and DSSS (with
Barker coding and CCK for backward compatibility
with 802.11b)
802.11a: Integrated antenna only; 802.11g:
External antenna options are available, see
"Accessories" under Ordering Information for
detail
802.11x Remote Access Dial-In Service (RADIUS)
server-based MAC address authentication. WPA
TKIP authentication using EAP-MD5, EAP-TLS,
EAP-TTLS, and PEAP protocols.
Encryption:
Advanced WPA 256-bit encryption (AES),
40/64-bit, 128-bit and 154-bit, WEP shared key
encryption, 3Com proprietary 128-bit Dynamic
Security Link encryption, Dynamic session key
management
Operating Channels:
802.11a: 36-64 (8 non-overlapping total), 802.11g:
1-11 (U.S. and Canada), 1-13 (Worldwide; channel
availability depends on local regulations)
Safety, RF, and Electromagnetic Conformance
Safety:
IEC & EN 60950, UL / CSA 60950, NOM 019
Operating Range (indoor):
RF:
Access Control:
802.11a: up to 50 meters (164 feet) transmit and
receive
802.11g: up to 100 meters (328 feet) transmit and
receive
MAC address filtering, sever access control lists.
Power of Radio:
EMC:
802.11a: 100mW
EN 301 489-17, EN 301 489-01
Performance
253 simultaneous user support
Dynamic rate shifting
Auto network connect
Clear channel select
802.11a turbo mode (not supported by AP 7250)
DHCP passthrough
Network Management
3NS network management utility
Site Survey tool
Wireless Infrastructure Device Manager and
Wireless LAN Discovery Tool
Embedded web server
SNMP v1- or SNMP v3-compliant management
HP OpenView support
RADIUS accounting
802.11g: 100mW
FCC Part 15.247, Part 15.205, Part 15.209, & Part
15.407, RSS-210, EN 300 328-2, EN 301 893,
TELEC RCR STD 33 & T66
Environmental Operating Ranges
Transmit Power Settings:
802.11a: 17 dBm low band depending on bitrate,
20dBm midband depending on the bitrate;
802.11g: 17 dBm depending on bitrate
Temperature: 0º C to 40º C (32º F to 104º F); with
external antennas 15º C to 40º C (59º F to 105º F)
Humidity: 5-95% non-condensing
Receive Sensitivity: Access Point 8250/8500/8750
Physical Dimensions
802.11a:
6 Mbps: -84 dBm, +/- 2 dBm (depending on band)
Access Point 8250/8500/8750
12 Mbps: -82 dBm
Height: 32 cm (12.5 in)
Width: 20 cm (8.1 in)
36 Mbps: -73 dBm
Depth: 7 cm (2.8 in
54 Mbps: -66 dBm
Access Point 7250
802.11g:
1 Mbps: -96 dBm
Height: 20.5 cm (8 in)
Width: 28 cm (11 in)
2 Mbps: -94 dBm
Depth: 8 cm (3 in)
5.5 Mbps: -92dBm
11 Mbps: -88 dBm
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Standards Conformance
12 Mbps: - 86dBm
Access point
Wi-Fi certified, WEP, WPA
24 Mbps: -85 dBm
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g
36 Mbps: - 80dBm
Inline PoE power injector with local power cord
(Access Point 8250/8500/8750)
IEEE 802.3af (PoE)
54 Mbps: - 73 dBm
CSMA/CA
Receive Sensitivity: Access Point 7250
Radio Operation
802.11g:
1 Mbps: -91 dBm
Data Rates:
802.11a: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps (not supported by AP 7250)
802.11g: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6, 11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
Frequency Band:
802.11a: 5 GHz; 802.11g: 2.4 GHz
AC power adapter (Access Point 7250)
CD ROM with management utilities and site survey
tool
10-meter (33-foot) Category 5 Ethernet cable
2 Mbps: -89 dBm
Mounting bracket and hardware
5.5 Mbps: -87 dBm
User guide
11 Mbps: -83 dBm
Warranty
12 Mbps: -81 dBm
One-year hardware warranty, 90-day software
warranty
24 Mbps: -80 dBm
36 Mbps: -75 dBm
54 Mbps: -68 dBm
Ordering
Information
3Com Wireless LAN Access Points are
available in the U.S./Canada, Latin America,
Asia-Pacific countries, and Europe.
Access Points
Product Name
Order Number
Product Description
3Com Wireless LAN Access Point 7250
3CRWE725075A
Ships with one 802.11g radio
3Com Wireless LAN Access Point 8250
3CRWE825075A
Ships with one 802.11g radio and one open radio slot
3Com Wireless LAN Access Point 8500
3CRWE850075A
Ships with one 802.11a radio and one open radio slot
3Com Wireless LAN Access Point 8750
3CRWE875075A
Ships with one 802.11a radio and one 802.11g radio
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ENTERPRISE-CLASS 3COM® WIRELESS LAN ACCESS POINTS 7250/8250/8500/8750
Upgrade Kits
Product Name
Order Number
Products Supported
3Com 802.11a Wireless LAN
Access Point Upgrade Kit
3CRWEAMOD75A
• Upgrades the earlier model Access Point 8200 to an Access Point
3Com 802.11g Wireless LAN
Access Point Upgrade Kit
3CRWEGMOD75A
8700. Add the 11a module and update the firmware with the
11a module CD-ROM.
• Upgrades the Access Point 8250 to an Access Point 8750. Add
the 11a module and update the firmware using the 11a module
CD-ROM.
• Upgrades the earlier model Access Point 8200 to an Access Point
8250. Replace the 11b module with the 11g module and update
the firmware with the 11g module CD-ROM.
• Upgrades the earlier model Access Point 8700 to an Access Point
8750. Replace the 11b module with the 11g module and update
the firmware with the 11g module CD-ROM.
• Upgrades the Access Point 8500 to an Access Point 8750. Add
the 11g module and upgrade the firmware using the 11g module
CD-ROM.
Accessories
• If the access point is used with an external antenna you must also purchase an
antenna cable. For maximum efficiency,
use the shortest antenna cable possible.
Antenna cables induce signal loss,
which will limit the radiated power output and range of the access point. Of the
options available, we recommend the
3Com 6-Foot Antenna Cable (3CWE480).
Important:
• Due to possible RF emissions outside of
the allowed spectrum, the 3Com®
Wireless LAN Access Point 8250
(3CRWE825075A), Wireless LAN Access
Point 8750 (3CRWE875075A) and
802.11g Wireless LAN Access Point
Upgrade Kit (3CRWEGMOD75A) may
only be used with external antennas
under the following conditions:
In the United States, Canada, and other
countries governed by FCC guidelines,
external antennas can only be used in an
access point operating temperature range of
15° C - 40° C (59° F - 104° F). In these countries only external antennas with a gain of
up to 8 dBi may be used. This includes the
antennas listed in the table below.
Product Name
Order Number
Products Supported
3Com SuperStack 3Switch 4400 PWR
3C17205-US
3Com Wireless LAN Access Point 7250, 8250, 8500, and 8750
3Com Network Jack Multiport Power over
Ethernet Midspan Solution
3CNJPSE24
3Com Wireless LAN Access Point 7250, 8250, 8500, and 8750
3Com Power over Ethernet Single-Port
Midspan Solution
3CNJPSE
3Com Wireless LAN Access Point 7250, 8250, 8500, and 8750
3Com 4.0 dBi Omnidirectional Antenna
3CWE490
3Com Wireless LAN Access Point 7250, 8250, and 8750
3Com 8.0 dBi Omnidirectional Antenna
3CWE491
3Com Wireless LAN Access Point 7250, 8250, and 8750
3Com 2.5 dBi Ceiling Mount Omnidirectional
Antenna
3CWE492
3Com Wireless LAN Access Point 7250, 8250, and 8750
3Com 4.0 dBi Hallway Bidirectional Antenna
3CWE497
3Com Wireless LAN Access Point 7250, 8250, and 8750
®
In the European Community, you may use
the antennas listed in the table as well as
the 3Com 13 dBi Sector-Panel Antenna
(3CWE495). The temperature restriction
does not apply.
3Com 8.0 dBi Sector-Panel Antenna
3CWE498
3Com Wireless LAN Access Point 7250, 8250, and 8750
3Com 6-Foot Antenna Cable
3CWE480
3Com Wireless LAN Access Point 7250, 8250, and 8750
3Com 20-Foot Antenna Cable
3CWE481
3Com Wireless LAN Access Point 7250, 8250, and 8750
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400828-002 01/04
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