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Wireless KarlBridge/Firewall

The Wireless KarlBridge is the result of years of experience in providing quality high-performance software to the wireless industry, and uses the same KarlNet-developed software that is in use in every Lucent WaveLAN Access Point worldwide. The Wireless KarlBridge is the most feature-rich, highest-performance wireless bridge available on the market today. When combined with KarlNet's proprietary TurboCell protocols, it provides unparalleled security and performance in mission-critical Point-to-Multipoint solutions.

Each Wireless KarlBridge has support for multiple radio cards and multiple Ethernet interfaces, depending on the needs of the customer. The pre-installed software also contains advanced Ethernet protocol and MAC address filters. For the utmost in security, use KarlNet's proprietary TurboCell Protocol extensions on your favorite radio card, and upgrade with our IP Firewall and Data Encryption modules.

Partial Feature List

  • Highest-performance wireless bridge available
  • Based on the popular KarlBridge software in use in over 70,000 systems installed worldwide.
  • No FCC License Required
  • Useful for:
    • Point-to-Point connections
    • Point-to-Multipoint connections
    • Providing a WaveLAN Access Point within buildings with roaming capability
    • Backbone connections between Access Points
  • Links multiple buildings within a "Cell" of up to 15 miles in diameter (longer distances possible)
  • Provides up to 11 Mbps building-to-building wireless LAN link up to 10 miles
  • Optional RF amplifier increases the range from the typical 3 miles up to 25 miles (Up to 10 miles in the USA depending on environment).
  • Includes Support For:
    • 900 Mhz, 2.4 Ghz, and 5.8 GHz DSSS radios
    • IEEE 802.11 DSSS radios, up to 11 Mbps
    • Lucent WaveLAN and other 802.11 radios, RadioLAN, and Clarion, among others
    • IEEE 802.3 Ethernet protocols and IEEE 802.1d transparent MAC layer bridging
  • Immune to rain, fog and snow storms unlike infrared and higher frequency systems
  • Compatible with all Ethernet networks and network operating systems.
  • Compatible with Lucent WaveLAN, C-SPEC, OverLAN, ASK, Pinnacle, WaveWireless, SpeedLAN and all other Lucent WaveLAN wireless LAN products sold worldwide.
  • Supports up to four (4) total interfaces, up to three (3) wireless interfaces or three (3) 10/100 Ethernet interface
  • Front panel displays RF signal to noise ratio and signal level to aid antenna alignment
  • Front-panel LED's provide realtime display of signal quality, forwarding rate, transmit, receive, collision and network errors
  • FlashROM-based with remote software upload capability
  • Supports SNMP MIB II, and the Bridge, Ethernet, Interface, WaveLAN, and KBridge MIB's to remotely monitor and manage all aspects of the bridge
  • SNMP management program included at no extra cost
  • Automatic broadcast storm detection and suppression
  • Includes advanced Ethernet Protocol and MAC Address filters
  • IP Firewall option available
  • Data Encryption option available
Other models support IP Routing.


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