The WLg-LINK module used in the ACCESS POINT mode makes it possible to create an industrial WiFi wireless network from any industrial equipment featuring an 10/100 Ethernet interface.
Used in the BRIDGE mode, the WLg-LINK enables to connect any industrial equipment featuring a 10/100 Ethernet interface to the WiFi wireless network.
WLg-LINK module can also be used as a WiFi network repeater (WDS) in order to extend radio coverage, device supports both INFRASTRUCTURE and AD-HOC modes.
The WLg-LINK device is also designed to work as a wireless bridge between the wired MODBUS/TCP or PROFINET protocols and the radio network, this feature allows to connect any MODBUS/TCP or PROFINET equipments to this network.
Thanks to its built-in WEB interface, the setup of the device is achieved using the web browser installed on your computer (Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla ...).
WLg-LINK doesn't require any additional software to be installed on your computer (no peripheral driver needed).
Product rely on the IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/h standards (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz), it features a 10/100 auto-sensing Ethernet interface available on a RJ45 connector.
The radio link is made safe by using most modern methods of protection: WEP 64/128 bits, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK and authentification IEEE 802.1x (RADIUS server).
The nominal range (open space) of the module is 300 m for a transmit power of +20 dBm and -92 dBm in reception (a/g modes) and -95 dBm (IEEE 802.11b mode).
It is powered from a +5VDC power source for a 3.5W typical consumption.
Features Access Point, Ethernet Bridge, bridge router, WDS repeater functions
and both AD-HOC and INFRASTRUCTURE modes
10/100 auto-sensing Ethernet port interface, RJ45
54/108 Mbps wireless Ethernet link compliant to the IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/h &
SUPER AG standards, OFDM, DSSS, 2.4 / 5 GHz
Rapid roaming (less than 50 mS in single channel mode)
2 dBi omnidirectional 2.4 / 5 GHz antenna, RP-SMA connector
300 m nominal range (line of sight), 60 m in other cases (with built-in antenna),
up to 5 Km with a 20 dBi antenna
Built-in ATHEROS's chip set: AR5414 (AR5006SX)
+20 dBm transmit power, -92 dBm receive level (a/g modes) and -95 dBm
receive level (b mode) with transmitter power output control (TPC)
64/128 bits WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, IEEE 802.1x (RADIUS supplicant &
authenticator), MAC addresses filtering, SSID broadcast control
No peripheral driver required, configuration from standard internet web browser
(built-in web server), SNMP agent, NDM administration software)
LEDs signalling for LAN, WLAN network activity and 10/100 mode
Compact case (L:103 x W:67 x H:24 mm)
+5VDC power source, 3.5W typical power consumption
Operating temperature range: 0°C to +70°C, storage: -65 to +100°C,
humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
The WLg-LINK enables to connect two Ethernet networks or two Ethernet equipments in the AD-HOC mode (direct radio connection without infrastructure) or within a radio network controlled by an Access Point as well.
The WLg-LINK can also be configured to work as a WiFi access Point.
WLg-LINK also supports the MODBUS/TCP & PROFINET protocols, thus you can easily replace a network cable by the radio link to connect any industrial equipment which rely on these protocols.