Devices with no native wireless support can be easily integrated into a wireless LAN (WLAN) using the HP 501 Wireless Client Bridge. The HP 501 Wireless Client Bridge can bridge up to 15 Ethernet client device running a legacy networking protocol to the WLAN, extending wireless network access to a wide range of protocols.

An integrated serial to TCP/IP converter enables a RS-232 asynchronous terminal device to communicate with a compatible station on the network. Strong enterprise-class layered security features, including an IEEE 802.1X supplicant, protect the network from intrusions.

Hardware-accelerated encryption provides high performance when using WPA2/AES security. It enables organizations to unwire a broad range of computing devices and realize the benefits of mobility.

Electronic cash registers, scales, servers, printers, medical equipment, manufacturing machinery and other devices can be deployed in any location where a WLAN signal is available, eliminating the time and expense of installing Ethernet cable for network access. The HP 501 Wireless Client Bridge integrates into the HP Mobility System and it is interoperable with any IEEE 802.11b/g/n or 802.11a/n/ac WLAN network infrastructure from HP or any other vendor.


Quality of Service (QoS)

Network management: - SNMP v2c, SNMP v3, MIB-II with Traps, and RADIUS Authentication Client MIB (RFC 2618). - Embedded HTML management tool with secure access. - Scheduled configuration and firmware upgrades via network management station.
Diagnostic: - RSSI logging. - Email alert tool.
QoS: - supports DSCP and WMM.


IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) support: - simplifies deployment and dramatically reduces installation costs by helping to eliminate the time and cost involved in supplying local power at each client bridge.
Auto-MDIX: - provides automatic adjustments for straight-through or crossover cables on all 10/100/1000 ports.
IEEE 802.11h International Telecommunication Union (ITU) compliant: - automatically selects the channel based on the access point it associates to and avoids Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) issues by following the access point to a clear channel.


Anywhere, anytime wireless coverage: - provides single IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac radio client bridge. - offers radio software-selectable configuration of frequency bands. - utilizes IEEE 802.3af PoE or local power supply.
Interoperability: - meets Wi-Fi Alliance Certifications, including IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and WPA2, to help ensure multivendor interoperability .
Supported devices: - support Windows-based PCs equipped with Ethernet cards;point-of-sale devices, scales, network printers, thin clients, Mac/Apple machines, Linux/Unix workstations, Ethernet-enabled appliances, medical equipment, manufacturing machinery and/or mix of all devices listed. - connects RS232 asynchronous terminal devices to the wireless network.
Multiple devices: connects up to 15 Ethernet-enabled devices via a multiport switch


IEEE 802.1X support: - provides user authentication with support for Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) TLS and PEAP with choice of AES, TKIP, and WEP encryption for protecting wireless traffic between authenticated clients and the access point.
Choice of IEEE WPA2, WPA or WEP: - robust Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) or Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) encryption secures the data integrity of wireless traffic.
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