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Proxim Wireless is a global pioneer of end-to-end broadband wireless systems that deliver the quadruple play of video, voice, data and mobility. From Wi-Fi to wireless Gigabit Ethernet our WLAN, Wi-Fi Mesh, WiMAX and point-to-point wireless backhaul products are available through our extensive global channel networks.

Proxim ORiNOCO 802.11a/b/g/n USB Adapter


Industry's Highest Performance 802.11a/b/g/n USB Adapter to Deliver 150 Mbps of Real Throughput

High Speed, Extended Range, Flexible and Secure 802.11n Wireless Connectivity for Laptop or Desktop Computers

The ORiNOCO® 802.11a/b/g/n USB Client Adapter enables a high performance, secure and reliable connection to a WLAN network from any laptop or desktop computer that supports a USB port.

With wireless networking data rates reaching 300 Mbps using 802.11n technology, this dual band 802.11a/b/g/n adapter enables seamless roaming between 5GHz 802.11a and 2.4GHz 802.11b/g networks, allowing users to move between home, work and public Wi-Fi spaces with better range and throughput while giving maximum flexibility and backward compatibility with legacy 802.11a/b/g networks.

The ORiNOCO® 802.11 a/b/g/n USB Client Adapter sets new standards in throughput and range to deliver the ultimate wireless Triple Play experience for video, voice, and data transmission for business and in the home, and on the road.

Its 2x2 MIMO architecture maximizes link data rates up to 300Mbps and very effectively manages the 802.11n radio signal to optimize for higher throughputs over long range. Designed for versatile installations, the USB Client Adapter features a sleek design for laptop users and a base stand with an integrated USB cable for desktop users.

Higher Performance than Existing Wired LANs/WLANs

Proxim's ORiNOCO® 802.11n products enable enterprises of all size to finally unwire the wired LAN by providing greater performance than existing Ethernet networks.

  • ORiNOCO® 802.11 a/b/g/n adapter compliments the extended throughput and range of the ORiNOCO® AP-800 and AP-8000
  • Best in class throughput exceeding 150 Mbps
  • High reliability for quad play applications
  • Certified to work for the entire 5 GHz spectrum worldwide.
  • The Adapter supports WEP (64 and 128 bit), WPA and WPA2/802.11i wireless security protocols.


  • Dual mode 802.11a/b/g/n support
  • USB Adapter and/or Base Stand plug directly into USB 2.0 compliant port
  • Enables bandwidth of up to 300Mbps, six times the throughput of 802.11a and 802.11g
  • QoS support based on Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) specifications
  • Backward compatible with legacy IEEE 802.11a/b/g infrastructure
  • Optimized for maintaining higher and reliable throughputs over a wider range
  • Supports Windows® 2000, XP and Vista
  • Intuitive ORiNOCO® client utility for easy , fast configuration
  • Wi-Fi certified
  • RoHS compliant

Highest Wi-Fi Security Standards

Like all ORiNOCO® Wi-Fi solutions, the 802.11n USB Client Adapter provides the most advanced multilevel, enterprise class security capabilities.

  • Enterprise-class 802.1x authentication
  • WEP, TKIP and AES encryptions
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2 and WPA) support ORiNOCO® 802.11a/b/g/n USB
High Performance Wireless Access
  • Extended Range, Flexible and Secure 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless Connectivity for Laptop and Desktop Computers
Blazing Speeds
  • The ORiNOCO® 802.11a/b/g/n USB Client Adapter enables high performance, secure and reliable connection to any WLAN network
Better Together
  • ORiNOCO® 802.11 a/b/g/n adapters compliment the extended throughput and range of our ORiNOCO® AP-800/8000, which enable up to 320Mbps of throughput performance in a dual radio configuration
ORiNOCO® Client Family
  • An extensive range of client products including the ORiNOCO 11a/b/g ComboCard, the ORiNOCO 11a/b/g PCI Card and more
Advanced Features
  • Includes USB 2.0 compliance, QoS support, support for Windows® 2000, XP and Vista, RoHS compliance, 802.1d global roaming and much more



  • Improved productivity with high performance, secure, reliable and long range wireless access for Internet email and Wireless VOIP inside buildings and around the campus
  • With added range and throughput connectivity in dorms, classrooms and offices will be flexible, immediate and more reliable than ever
Metro Hotspot
  • High performance wireless internet access for patrons in public areas
Home Users
  • Connect to a wireless access point with high reliability for quad play applications and high speed Internet access
Part Numbers & Description
  • 8494-WD
    • ORiNOCO® 802.11a/b/g/n USB Client Adapter - World
  • 8494-US
    • ORiNOCO® 802.11a/b/g/n USB Client Adapter - US
  • 8494-JP
    • ORiNOCO® 802.11a/b/g/n USB Client Adapter - JP

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Proxim ORiNOCO® 802.11b/g PC Card


The ORiNOCO 11b/g PC Card gives you the flexibility to connect to any 802.11b or 802.11g wireless network

Simple, Convenient and Secure Wireless LAN Connectivity for Every Network

Proxim’s ORiNOCO 11b/g PC Card delivers the utmost mobile convenience and performance, so that you can move easily between 802.11 networks at work, home and in public spaces.

Throughput five times higher than 802.11b speeds network response times and supports bandwidth-intensive applications. Wi-Fi® certified, ORiNOCO 11 client products support WPA, WPA2 and 802.11e standards, delivering high-performance for a broad range of applications and host computer systems.

Multiple security levels are provided with 802.1x authentications and WEP, TKIP and AES encryption. An easy-to-use utility is provided for quick, simple connections. The Transmit Power Control feature improves performance for high security and high interference environments.

The PC Card includes a built-in connector for an external Range Extender Antenna which
improves connection from a location where it is difficult to ‘see’ an Access Point.

  • Plugs directly into CardBus Type-II slot
  • Intuitive client utility for easy, fast configuration
  • Transmitter power control for optimal performance
  • Connector for external Range Extender Antenna
  • ROHS Compliant

Support for All Networks Protects Your Investment

The ORiNOCO 11a/b/g Cards are fully compliant with all 802.11 standards and support a
broad range of applications and host computer systems – completely protecting your
network investment.
  • Simultaneous support for 802.11g infrastructure within legacy 802.11b networks
  • Seamless roaming between 802.11b/g networks

Highest Wi-Fi Security Standards

Like all ORiNOCO Wi-Fi solutions, the PC Card provides the most advanced multi-level, enterprise-class security capabilities.
  • Enterprise-class 802.1x authentication
  • WEP, TKIP and AES encryptions
  • QoS support based on Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) specifications

Best In Class Performance
  • The ultimate in flexibility for connecting to any Wi-Fi® network:802.11 b or g with seamless roaming capabilities
Easy Management
  • Proxim’s ORiNOCO 11b/g PC Card delivers the utmost mobile convenience and performance, so that you can move easily between 802.11 networks at work, home and in public spaces
Advanced Features
  • Includes QoS support based on Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) specifications, seamless roaming, Transmit Power Control and much more
Enterprise-class Security
  • ORiNOCO® adapters support WEP(64 and 128 bit), WPA and WPA2/802.11i wireless security protocols along with enterprise-class 802.1x authentication ensuring highest Wi-Fi security standards
ORiNOCO® Client Family
  • An extensive range of client products including the ORiNOCO 11b/g PC Card and more
  • Small/medium business, enterprises:
    • Improved productivity with mobile network, Internet, email inside building, and around campuses
  • Universities:
    • Flexible, immediate, mobile faculty and student connectivity in dorms, classrooms, offices
  • Healthcare:
    • Hospital-wide transmission of bandwidth-intensive medical data and image files to mobile computing devices

Part Numbers & Description
  • 8470-FC
    • ORiNOCO 11b/g PC Card Gold - FCC
  • 8470-WD
    • ORiNOCO 11b/g PC Card Gold - World

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ORiNOCO® 1-Port PoE Injector


Proxim Power over Ethernet (PoE) single port Midspans offer a compact and cost effective, fully IEEE 802.3af compliant solution for remote powering of wireless LAN (WLAN) access points, IP Security cameras and other low port density installations.

The 4401US PoE Midspans eliminate the need for external power supply and its associated AC/DC power cabling, providing a compact, affordable, safe and reliable power solution over existing Ethernet infrastructure.

The 4401US PoE Midspan can power both existing 10/100 baseT network devices and
emerging Gigabit devices such as wireless WiMax access points and remote distance
wireless IEEE 802.11n access points.


  • Costeffective power distribution for WLAN access point installations
  • Safe powering of standard compliant, as well as Prestandard endterminals
  • Investment protection of existing Ethernet switches and cabling infrastructure
  • Saves time and reduces installation costs
  • Easy plugandplay installation
  • Several units can be mounted adjacently for powering more than one Ethernet terminal
  • Cleans up lowdensity wireless LAN deployment and eliminates the need for multiple oneport
  • PoE solutions.
  • Support Gigabit Ethernet data transmission for applications such as WiMax access point;
  • Gig IP phones; IP cameras


  • Fully IEEE 802.3af standard compliant
  • Compatible with IEEE 802.3af or legacy Cisco powered devices
  • Safe and reliable powering of WLAN access points
  • Automatic detection and protection of nonstandard Ethernet terminals
  • Support 10/100/1000 BaseT applications
  • Compact design specifically tailored for WLAN access point installation
  • Internal AC/DC converterno need for external power brick
Description of Features Standard Compliance
Proxim 4401US PoE Midspan are fully compatible with IEEE 802.3af standard. It features a standard autosensing algorithm and provides safe power to remote terminals.

Upgrade Legacy Ethernet Switches
The Proxim 4401US PoE midspans connect to legacy Ethernet infrastructure, enable users to upgrade their existing Ethernet switches and provide power over Ethernet capabilities. The Proxim 4401US generates safe power over standard Category 5 cabling.

By sending 48V, Ethernet terminals such as wireless LAN access points, IP Phones and network cameras are powered remotely. An external splitter may be installed where a device is not standard compliant.

Compact Design
Proxim 4401US Power over Ethernet Midspans are small and compact standalone product. No additional components are needed. just add an IEC320 standard line cord.

Scalable Design
Proxim 4401US have an exclusive interlocking feature which connects multiple units together side by side to support more than one wireless LAN access point. It is especially designed for small business and lowport density installations.

Centralized Power Distribution
Deploying a PoE midspan in conjunction with a central UPS provides a costeffective way to distribute backup power and ensures uninterrupted operation of the network during electrical power failure.

Easy to Install
Proxim 4401US PoE Midspans are plugandplay devices. Once turned on, they automatically detect the Power over Ethernet terminal and supply Power over Ethernet.

Concise LED Displays
The Proxim 4401US have two LED's indicating normal, overload or short circuit conditions.

Powering Gigabit devices
The Proxim 4401US supports existing 10/100Mbps terminals, thus powers terminals in Gigabit environment.


No. of Ports
  • 1

Data Rates

  • 4401US/AC: 10/100/1000Mbps

Power over Ethernet PIN Assignment and Polarity

  • 4401US: Output 4/5 (+), 7/8 ()
  • Output Power Voltage: 48V, User Port Power: 15.4W min.

Input Power requirments

  • AC Input Voltage: 90 to 264 Vac, AC Input Current: 0.5A @ 110220 Vac
  • AC Frequency: 47 to 63Hz


  • 58.5 mm (W) x 31mm (H) x 145 mm (L)


  • 450 g (1 lbs)

Indicators System Indicator

  • Ac Power (Green)
  • User Indicator: Channel Power (Green)


  • Shielded RJ45, EIA 568A and 568B

Environmental Conditions

  • Operating Ambient Temperature: 320 to 1040F (00 to 400C)
  • Operating Humidity: Maximum 90%, Noncondensing Storage Temperature: 40 to 1580F
  • (200 to 700C), Storage Humidity: Maximum 93%, Noncondensing
  • Operating Altitude: 1000 to 10,000ft. (304.8 to 3048 m)


  • 100,000 hours

Regulatory Compliance CE Electromagnetic Emission & Immunity

  • FCC Part 15, Class B with FTP cabling
  • EN 55022 (CISPR 22) Class B with FTP cabling
  • EN 55024 (CISPR 24), VCCI

Safety Approvals

  • UL/cUL Per EN 60950
  • GS Mark Per EN 60950
Part Number & Description
  • 4401‐US
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