SPEEDLAN Family Overview
The SPEEDLAN Wireless LAN System offers unique LAN to LAN connectivity.
unit can be configured to have up to three Wireless LAN ports to meet varied multi-point
configuration, performance and budget requirements. SPEEDLAN is the most flexible
multi-point system available and is upgradeable. SPEEDLAN radio systems may be configured
for 2 and 10 Mbps in several combinations. As a multi-port Bridge and optional IP/IPX
Router SPEEDLAN reduces the cost of connectivity because many satellite locations can be
connected via multipoint omni antennas from each of three ports.
A 10 Mbps wireless backbone may be created city wide spanning buildings or towers,
eliminating the ongoing costs of telephone company services. The system is ideal for
Internet Service Providers or businesses that need high performance Internet connectivity.
Other applications include simple point to multi-point private networks for schools,
hospitals, city or county governments or a wide range of commercial applications.
|Faster than telephone company alternatives |
|Goes where cable cannot go |
|Quick to implement |
|No right of way required |
|Fast pay back; no on-going monthly service fees |
|More reliable than high speed phone circuits |
|Re-deployable for disaster recovery or temporary uses |
SPEEDLAN Wireless Family has significantly enhanced performance and multi-point network
capability that may attain typical ethernet speeds.
SPEEDLAN Family Features
|Plug and Play |
|License free |
|2.4 GHz frequency band or 900 MHz (2 Mbps only), direct sequence |
|Multi-point operation |
|3 in 1 wireless bridge |
|Protocol independent |
|Dynamic bandwidth allocation |
|Impervious to weather |
|10 miles with standard amplified assembly |
|SNMP remote monitor and configuration from Internet |
|Antenna assemblies/installation kits included |
|Up to 20 LED front panel display |
|Receive, transmit and collisions for each wireless and wired connection, system
forwarding rate |
|One year warranty |
Bridge and IP/IPX Router
SPEEDLAN 10 comes from the factory as a transparent, MAC layer, self learning wireless
bridge with customer configurable IP and IPX routing capability that will connect two or
more Ethernet LANS. The bridge/router may pass all Ethernet like protocols including IP,
IPX, Appletalk, etc.
3 in 1 Bridge/Router
Four ports are available as ethernet, 2 Mbps or 4 Mbps wireless at 2.4 GHz or 900 MHz, and
10 Mbps at 2.4 GHz. In a multi-point wireless network SPEEDLAN may use one or more
wireless ports with omni directional 360o antennas or long range directional antennas.
Three different frequency sets may segment up to three wireless networks for maximum
throughput and availability. Each wireless segment may accommodate multiple connections to
remote locations. The ability to operate three different wireless segments from the same
chassis reduces cost, increases the configurability and usefulness of the system for a
wide range of applications.
If two radios are used in a single chassis, a 2 or 10 Mbps repeater may be created. The
repeater may be utilized to extend distance or obtain line of sight.
Wave Wireless improves multi-point communications significantly by
changing the normal random timing of wireless communication to a time division polling
protocol. Multi-point wireless networks usually suffer performance degradation because
multiple satellite locations are competing for the time of a single radio at a central
location. SPEEDLAN products may be configured to eliminate the performance problems
associated with retransmissions and acknowledgments when radios share the same frequency
band in a multi-point network.
WIN 95 SNMP Monitor and
Important network tuning statistics are seen from a simple easy to use
Windows 95 application. Network managers may see and manage their wireless connections
remotely from a single graphical interface. Statistics of wireless packets transmitted and
received from each location can be viewed, as well as the ethernet interface to the
network. Windows 95 tools include point to point and multi-point antenna alignment
utilities, complete remote configuration, management and reboot capability. Equipment
temperature and other metrics may also be remotely monitored.
Ease of Support and
SNMP wireless and wired link management may be administered from any
ethernet network or remotely from the Internet. Wave Wireless, a dealer or end user may
upgrade software and service the system from the Internet or via a SLIP "out of
band" management port via external modem. SNMP MIB II, Bridge MIB, Ethernet interface
MIB and proprietary MIB's are included for the bridge/ router including RF signal level,
quality, and noise level.
|IEEE 802.3 ethernet protocols|
|IEEE 802.1 d transparent MAC layer bridging|
|RFC compliant routing|
The flexibility of SPEEDLAN allows the following combinations of radio
interfaces to create backbones and wireless segments for the most demanding multi-point
Up to three 2 Mbps Ports
|One 10 Mbps port |
|Two 10 Mbps ports (2.4 and 5.7 to be released)|
|One 10 Mbps port and one 2 Mbps port|
|One 10 Mbps port and two 2 Mbps port|
|Optional transmission power to 4 watts EIRP|
|Up to 25 miles distance with optional special high gain antenna assemblies|