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WLg-LINK
Compact Access Point, Ethernet Bridge,
bridge router & repeater (WDS) (a/b/g/h)

Product Sheet

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.


Characteristics summary

    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: 0C to +70C, storage: -65 to +100C,
        humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

Application examples

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.

 
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