NetComm NP642 User Manual

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NP642 IEEE 802.11g PCI Adapter


YML785 Rev1


Hexadecimal, HEX, consists of numbers from 0 – 9 and letters from

A – F.


The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, which is

the largest technical professional society that promotes the

development and application of electrotechnology and allied

sciences for the benefit of humanity, the advancement of the

profession. The IEEE fosters the development of standards that

often become national and international standards.


An infrastructure network is a wireless network or other small

network in which the wireless network devices are made a part of

the network through the Access Point which connects them to the

rest of the network.

ISM Band:

he FCC and their counterparts outside of the U.S. have set aside

bandwidth for unlicensed use in the ISM (Industrial, Scientific and

Medical) band. Spectrum in the vicinity of 2.4GHz, in particular, is

being made available worldwide.

MAC Address:

Media Access Control Address is a unique hex number assigned

by the manufacturer to any Ethernet networking device, such

as a network adapter, that allows the network to identify it at the

hardware level.


Sending data to a group of nodes instead of a single destination.

Multiple Bridge:

One of the additional AP operating modes offered by 54Mbps

Access Point, which allows a group of APs that consists of two or

more APs to connect two or more Ethernet networks or Ethernet

enabled clients together. The way that multiple bridge setups is

based on the topology of Ad-Hoc mode.