The F5D7000 802.11g Wireless Desktop Network Card v.1133 is a 32 bit PCI card that has a maximum indoor operating range of 300 feet and a maximum outdoor operating range of 1800 feet. It features 64 or 128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy, or WEP, WPA, or WiFi Protected Access, with TKIP and also AES Data Encryption. It also works with a variety of OSs, including Windows 98SE, 2000, Me, XP on Windows systems and Mac OS X v10.2.6 with AirPort installer 3.0.4, or Mac OS X v10.3 for Mac-based systems.
The term ?Wireless Network? can refer to any kind of computer network that is not physically connected by wires and cables. It is a way by which numerous homes, business offices, and telecommunications installations avoid the expensive process of mounting cables into a structure, or as a connection between equipment and locations. Wireless telecommunications networks are typically implemented and operated via a transmission system using radio waves. This implementation happens at the physical stage of the network. The PCI configuration space also has a little bit of device type information, and this tells the operating system what device drivers it should select for it, or at least to communicate with the user regarding system configuration.