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Wireless KarlRouter/Firewall

The Wireless KarlRouter is based on the popular high-performance KarlBridge, and uses the same KarlNet-developed software that is in use in every Lucent WaveLAN Access Point worldwide. The Wireless KarlRouter is the most feature-rich, highest-performance wireless IP Router 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 KarlRouter has support for multiple radio cards (click here for a list of supported radios) and multiple 10/100 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, and upgrade with our optional IP Firewall module.

Partial Feature List

  • Highest-performance wireless IP Router available
  • Performs full-speed RFC-compliant IP Routing with RIP-1 abilities
  • 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
  • Outdoor Features:
    • 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
    • Exceptional performance even in the presence of 'hidden nodes'
    • 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 LED's provide realtime display of RF signal-to-noise ratio and signal level, forwarding rate, transmit, receive, collision and network errors
  • FlashROM-based with remote software upload capability
  • Front-panel LED's provide realtime display of signal quality, forwarding rate, transmit, receive, collision and network errors
  • 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 bridge-only mode.


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