3Com 8760 Network Card User Manual

3Com® Wireless 8760 Dual-Radio 11a/b/g PoE Access Point
DATA SHEET
Secure, reliable
108 Mbps PoE wireless
connectivity in a
cost-effective access
point with advanced
enterprise-class
features and dual
radios
OVERVIEW
The 3Com® Wireless 8760 Dual-Radio 11a/b/g PoE Access Point is a
Power over Ethernet (PoE) wireless solution for enterprises of all sizes.
This fully-featured dual-radio access point functions simultaneously
with an IEEE 802.11b/g and an IEEE 802.11a radio and provides ultrafast speeds of up to 108 Mbps. Advanced security features such as Wi-Fi
Protected Access (WPA/ WPA2), Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and
Open System are included. This access point also provides multiple SSID
support and VPN passthrough along with VLAN support.
KEY BENEFITS
ENABLING WIRELESS FREEDOM
Take advantage of the freedom of high-speed networking without wires
with the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 3Com Wireless 8760 Dual-Radio 11a/b/g PoE
Access Point. Wireless LANs (WLANS) are an attractive solution for
cost-effectively and securely extending mobile access to wired network
resources or creating full-featured networks in small and medium
businesses, remote sites, or temporary locations. Each access point (AP)
supports up to 64 wireless users per radio for a total of 128 users, leaving
plenty of room for growth.
PROVIDES PoE DEPLOYMENT FLEXIBILITY
PoE support makes it easier than ever to overcome installation problems
by eliminating the need for an AC power plug at each AP. The 3Com
Baseline Switch 2426-PWR Plus or the Switch 4400/4500/5500 PWR or
other IEEE 802.3af-compliant PoE products supply both power and data
to the access points through Category 5 or 6 Ethernet cable, providing
flexible installation options in hard-to-wire locations. For convenience
a PoE adapter is supplied with the unit.
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KEY BENEFITS
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SECURES AND PROTECTS WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
This new access point delivers enterprise-class security to businesses
of all sizes. To shield wireless communications at the source, WPA and
WPA2 encryption provide the latest, toughest standards-based security;
WEP encryption is also supported. For additional protection, the
access point supports IEEE 802.1X and MAC address access control,
authentication and authorization through backend RADIUS servers.
PROVIDES FLEXIBLE SECURITY AND ACCESS CONTROL
Configure and store up to four SSIDs with different security profiles
for groups of users. IEEE 802.1Q-compliant VLAN support works with
the multiple SSID feature to control access to network resources and
segment user traffic.
SOLVES COMPLEX CONNECTIVITY PROBLEMS
The Wireless Distribution System bridging feature solves complex
wireless connectivity problems. The access point supports both pointto-point and point-to-multipoint WDS links as well as repeater mode
for flexible network deployment.
OFFERS INVESTMENT PROTECTION
No reason to replace APs as the network grows. Unique 3Com standalone-to-managed conversion method allows the 3Com 8760 AP to be
used in stand-alone mode, or easily converted to be managed by the
3Com Gigabit Unified Wireless PoE Switch and 3Com WX-series
wireless controllers and switch.
DELIVERS ENTERPRISE-CLASS FEATURES
3Com delivers superior business value by offering enterprise-class
solutions without the complexity. 3Com also backs each product with
global sales, service and support along with technology, financial and
operational strength.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
FLEXIBLE HIGH-SPEED CONNECTIVITY
Dual-radio support
Supports and offers 802.11a and 802.11b/g radios.
High-speed access
802.11a and 802.11b/g standard supports speeds up to 108 Mbps.
Wi-Fi a/b/g CERTIFIED
Helps ensure interoperability with Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products from other
vendors.
ROBUST SECURITY FEATURES
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Encryption: WPA/WPA2, AES, TKIP
and WEP
Toughest industry-standard algorithms help keep wireless transmissions
private.
Multiple security profiles
Store up to eight different security settings; up to four security profiles
per radio.
Multiple SSID support with
SSID isolation
SSIDs can be bridged together or isolated.
Access control
Screens device MAC addresses to ensure that only trusted clients gain
access to the WLAN.
802.1Q VLAN support
Groups users according to data or traffic requirements to segment traffic
flow based on business priorities.
RADIUS server MAC-based and
802.1X AAA support
Centralizes wireless security through existing network RADIUS servers.
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INSTALLATION AND MANAGEMENT CONVENIENCE
WDS bridge and repeater
configuration
Multiple APs can function as bridges supporting point-to-point or multipoint modes; repeater mode extends wireless coverage.
PoE support
Expands installation options by eliminating the need for power adapters
and AC outlets for APs.
Access Point Discovery program
Automatically discovers AP devices to simplify configuration and management
(PCs with Windows based operating systems only).
SNMP support
Enables the AP to be centrally managed by popular standards-based
network management applications such as SNMP v1, v2c and v3.
Syslog support
Enables the AP to be centrally monitored by sending data to the network
Syslog server.
Web browser-based administration
Familiar browser interface lets you configure and manage APs from
anywhere on the network.
Investment protection
Use the AP as a stand alone unit, convert to managed functionality for
use with the 3Com Unified Wireless Switch, and then when needed,
convert to support 3Com WX-series wireless controllers and switch.
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Point-to-Point WDS Link
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Wireless Repeater mode
The 3Com Wireless 8760 Dual-Radio 11a/b/g PoE Access
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Information in this section is relevant
to the 3Com Wireless 8760 Dual-Radio
11a/b/g PoE Access Point when used
in stand-alone mode. When used in
managed mode with a wireless switch
or controller, see that switch or
controller’s documentation for details.
MINIMUM SYSTEM
REQUIREMENTS
Computer with an Ethernet 10BASE-T,
10/100, or 10/100/1000 interface
configured for Internet communication
Operating system that supports an
Ethernet connection with an IP stack
(Installation CD Discovery Application
requires Windows XP, 2000 or Vista)
MEDIA INTERFACES
RJ-45, IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g
One 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX IEEE
802.3af-compatible PoE port with
auto-negotiation
DATA RATES
802.11a: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
802.11b,g: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 11, 9,
6, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
802.11a/g turbo mode: 108, 96, 72 Mbps
FREQUENCY BAND
802.11a: 5 GHz; 802.11b/g: 2.4 GHz
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USERS SUPPORTED
Up to 128 wireless users, with
maximum of 64 users each on
802.11b/g and 802.11a radios
OPERATING RANGE
802.11a: up to 50 meters (164 feet)
transmit and receive
802.11b/g: up to 100 meters (328 feet)
transmit and receive
Unobstructed range maximum: 457
meters (1,499 feet)
OPERATING CHANNELS:
Channel availability depends on local
country regulations. Wireless LAN
system administrator must choose
correct country of operation.
Channels are then automatically
configured to comply with specified
country regulations.
MODULATION TECHNIQUE
DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread
Spectrum)
OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency
Division Multiplexing)
MEDIA ACCESS PROTOCOL
CSMA/CA
POWER CONSUMPTION
7.2 watts of PoE power with both
radios active
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SPECIFICATIONS
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TRANSMIT POWER SETTINGS
Based on the regulatory domain set by
the system administrator, not to
exceed the following:
802.11a
6 Mbps: +18 dBm
9 Mbps: +18 dBm
12 Mbps: +18 dBm
18 Mbps: +18 dBm
24 Mbps: +18 dBm
36 Mbps: +18 dBm
48 Mbps: +16 dBm
54 Mbps: +16 dBm
802.11b/g
1–11 Mbps: +18 dBm
12 Mbps: +18 dBm
18 Mbps: +18 dBm
24 Mbps: +18 dBm
36 Mbps: +18 dBm
48 Mbps: +16 dBm
54 Mbps: +16 dBm
RECEIVE SENSITIVITY
802.11a
6 Mbps: -87 dBm
9 Mbps: -86 dBm
12 Mbps: -84 dBm
18 Mbps: -82 dBm
24 Mbps: -79 dBm
36 Mbps: -75 dBm
48 Mbps: -72 dBm
54 Mbps: -71 dBm
802.11b/g
1 Mbps: -95 dBm
2 Mbps: -92 dBm
5.5 Mbps: -91dBm
6 Mbps: -89 dBm
9 Mbps: -88 dBm
11 Mbps: -88 dBm
12 Mbps: -86 dBm
18 Mbps: -84 dBm
24 Mbps: -81 dBm
36 Mbps: -77 dBm
48 Mbps: -73 dBm
54 Mbps: -72 dBm
STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g,
802.11i, 802.3, 802.3af, 802.1X; WEP,
AES, WPA, WPA2, WMM and Wi-Fi
CERTIFIED
ANTENNA
2 removable 2dB gain antennas with
R-SMA connector
SECURITY
WPA2 AES and TKIP encryption;
64/128/152-bit WEP encryption;
802.1X with EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS and
PEAP; WPA-PSK authentication; MAC
address authentication and filtering;
802.1Q VLAN; multiple SSID; RADIUS
client authentication, authorization
and accounting
NETWORKING PROTOCOLS
TCP/IP, Bridging Protocol, DHCP,
HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, Telnet
PERFORMANCE
Dynamic rate shifting
Packet bursting
Clear channel connect
802.11a/b/g SuperG mode
MANAGEMENT
SNMP v1, v2c and v3 support
Remote management with Web
browser over SSL or HTTPS; command
line interface over SSH v2 or Telnet
LEDS
Power, 10/100 Mbps, 802.11b/g
activity, or 11g activity
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Height: 15.9 cm (6.25 in)
Width: 21.91 cm (8.625 in)
Depth: 4.13 cm (1.625 in)
Weight: 544.31 g (1.2 lb)
REGULATORY/AGENCY
APPROVALS
Safety
UL/CSA 60950-1
EN/IEC 60950-1
NOM-019- SCFI
EMC/EMI
FCC 15 Subpart C
IC RSS-210
EN 300 328
EN 301 893
EN 301 489-1, -17
EN 60601
ENVIRONMENTAL RANGES
Operating temperature: -10 to 40°C
(14 to 122°F)
Storage temperature: -40 to 70°C
(-40 to 158°F)
Humidity: 10 to 95% non-condensing
PACKAGE CONTENTS
3Com Wireless 8760 Dual-Radio
11a/b/g PoE Access Point
2 external dual-band 2.4/5.15GHz
antennas with R-SMA connectors
Mounting hardware
PoE injector (3CNJPSE)
1.6 m CAT 5 cable
Quick Installation Guide
Support and Safety sheet
Warranty sheet
Product range sheet
CD with Discovery application and
documentation
WARRANTY AND OTHER SERVICES
Three-year hardware warranty.
Advanced hardware replacement and
90 days free technical support. Refer
to www.3com.com/warranty for details.
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