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Aria Extreme N PCI

Take Wireless Networking to the Extreme!
You’ve experienced the freedom and satisfaction of connecting to the Internet wirelessly, but now is the time to skip to the next generation in WiFi™-Sonnet’s Aria™ Extreme N PCI will help get you there! This adapter card delivers draft 802.11n wireless network connectivity to Power Mac G5, Power Mac G4, and Windows desktop computers with an available PCI or PCI-X slot. How much faster and farther can it go? Connected to an 802.11n router like the AirPort® Extreme Base Station with 802.11n, you’ll experience data transfers up to 2.5 times as fast, and at up to twice the range offered by 802.11g networks*, the previous wireless networking standard!
Fast and Secure
Aria Extreme N PCI includes three antennas (2TX/3RX) to maximize its performance with 802.11n routers that also feature multiple radios and antennas. 802.11n devices utilize MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) technology that enables multiple data streams to be transmitted at the same time, and provides enough bandwidth to allow simultaneous high-speed Internet access, HD video streaming, large file transferring, VoIP telephony, and more! Aria Extreme N supports 802.1X, WEP 64/128, WPA, and WPA2 standards, along with TKIP and AES encryption for secure network configuration, so you can work wirelessly with confidence.
Simple Configuration
Install Aria Extreme N PCI into an available PCI or PCI-X slot, screw in the three antennas, power on your system, and then install the software-configuration is completed in a few simple steps. If you haven’t added an 802.11n wireless router to your setup, don’t worry; Aria Extreme N PCI is backward compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b routers and other equipment.

* Your system's actual performance may vary based on distance between Aria Extreme N PCI and base station, connection rate, location conditions, and other factors. Range may vary with location conditions.


  • When used with an 802.11n network, Aria Extreme N PCI can deliver up to two-and-a-half times the speed and twice the range of 802.11g network.
  • Simple way to add draft 802.11n wireless networking capability to any compatible computer
  • When used with 802.11n network, delivers up to 2.5x the speed and 2x the range of 802.11g network
  • Works with all AirPort, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Express base stations and equivalent wireless routers
  • Backward compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g devices

Product Specifications

Manufacturer Part Number

  • N80211PCI


RoHS Compliant

  • Yes

Standard Compliance

  • IEEE 802.11n draft
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11b


  • 32-bit PCI


  • Sonnet Technology 1 Year Limited Warranty

Radio Specifications


  • 2.4000-2.4835GHz ISM band


  • WPA (TKIP with IEEE 802.11x)
  • WPA2 (AES with IEEE with 802.11x)
  • WEP (configurable for 64/128-bit encryption)

Output Power

  • 6 dBm ± 2dBm

Data Rates

  • 802.11n-Maximum 300 Mbps
  • 802.11g-Maximum 54 Mbps
  • 802.11b-Maximum 11 Mbps



  • Aria Extreme N PCI card
  • Three antennas
  • Software CD
  • Quick Start Guide




  • Power Mac G5 (with PCI or PCI-X slots)
  • Power Mac G4 (all models except Cube)
  • Mac OS® X Version 10.5 or 10.4


  • Desktop computer with available PCI or PCI-X slot
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP SP2
Sonnet Aria Extreme N PCI Mfr P/N: N80211PCI OWC SKU: STIN80211PCI Add 802.11b/g/n Wireless Networking to your desktop computer! Sonnet Technologies 1 Year Limited Warranty
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