802.11g Wireless LAN USB Adapter w/SMA Connector
Adherent to the IEEE 802.11g standard, the PLANET WL-U356A provides simple, reliable, high-speed
wireless connections for both desktop and laptop users. By combining two state-of-the-art
technologies-USB 2.0 and 802.11g, the gadget delivers data at speed up to 54Mbps, five times the
speed of existing 802.11b devices, and spares the efforts of opening up the case of your desktop

The WL-U356A provides an external antenna connector. It takes advantage of the flexibility and
convenience of USB connections without sacrificing performance. Support of 64, 128 and 256-bit WEP
encryption plus WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) high-level encryption keep your wireless
communications from unauthorized access and ensure secure data transfer.

The WL-U356A supports software AP function, which can turn the USB adapter into a compact Access
Point. The USB adapter is also backward compatible with 802.11b products, so both 11b and 11g
clients can reside on the same network. Easy installation and hot-plugging offers full mobility and high
availability, making the device a perfect choice for users who are getting tired of running cables or in
constant need of wireless access.
   [Product Application]
For some environments with limitations on running Ethernet cables around, simply install the WL-U356A on your desktop or laptop, and users thus can get connected to the wired Ethernet through a wireless access point to access the network resources within the coverage of wireless signals.The installation of multiple access points to enlarge the coverage of wireless signals and can ensure seamless
network access for mobile users.
Software AP
This feature converts the WL-U356A into a compact wireless access point immediately, and this can create an instant wireless network,which spares the additional costs of purchasing a wireless access point.
Need connecting several desktop PC or notebooks wirelessly? Configuring all the wireless adapters to
Ad-Hoc mode without wireless access point is the easiest and costly way to meet this demand.
   [Key Features]
+ Compliant with the IEEE 802.11g 2.4GHz (OFDM) standard
+ High data transfer rate - up to 54Mbps
+ Supports WEP 64/128/256 bits, WPA protection
+ Supports Infrastructure and Ad-Hoc mode
+ Software AP function support
+ Data rate automatic fallback increases reliability
+ Supports the most popular operating systems: Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP
+ Detachable antenna design
+ USB 2.0 interface





Complaint with USB 2.0 / 1.1 standard

Standards Conformance

Compliant with 802.11b / 802.11g

Data Transfer Rate

IEEE802.11b-1 / 2 / 5.5 / 11Mbps (auto sensing)
IEEE802.11g-6 / 9 / 12 / 18 / 24 / 36 / 48 / 54Mbps (auto sensing)

Operating Mode

Infrastructure Mode, Ad-Hoc Mode and Access Point Mode.


WEP 64/128/256bit, WPA, WPA-PSK

Emission type

Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) Technology

RF Modulation


Media Access Protocol


Operating Frequency / Channel

2.412~2.462GHz (FCC, Canada) / 11 Channels
2.412~2.472GHz (Euro ETSI) / 13 Channels
2.412~2.4835GHz (Japan, TELEC) / 14 Channels

Output Power

15dBm (Typical)

Operating Range

Up to 100 meters (328 feet) transmit and receive

LED Indicators


Antenna Connector



Operating: 32 Degree F ~ 131 Degree F (0 Degree C ~ 55 Degree C) Storage: -13 Degree F ~ 158 Degree F (-20 Degree C ~ 70 Degree C)

Operating Humidity

Operating: 10% to 80% Non-Condensing
Storage: 5% to 90% Non-Condensing


109mm X 74mm X 40mm (L x W x H)





   [Ordering Information]
WL-U356A......... 802.11g Wireless LAN USB Adapter w/SMA Connector