NETGEAR WG302 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Access Point

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  • Brand: Netgear
  • Category: Wireless Access Points
  • frequency band: 2.4 GHz

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NETGEAR’s ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Access Point WG302 delivers the secure, reliable, high-performance wireless local area networks (WLANs) today’s mobile workforce demands. This powerful device provides the ultimate in industry standard access to corporate network resources, email and the Internet. Fully compatible with IEEE 802.11g, (2.4 GHz), it can also be set for dynamic 108 Mbps 802.11g. With its robust security measures, simplified management and configuration, extended range, integrated IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), and WiFi certification, the WG302 brings standards-based enterprise-level functionality at a mid-market price.

With the emergence of VoIP technology, the WG302 now supports SpectraLink Voice Priority. SpectraLink allows organizations to provide voice priority mechanisms on their wireless network. Support for voice priority with SpectraLink will provide.

  • High-speed networking with IEEE 802.11g
  • Powerful RF management and control with AutoCell technology
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security support
  • Wireless Distribution System supports bridging and repeater modes
  • Two detachable 5 dBi antennas




IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.3af (PoE)
Device Management
Remote configuration and management through Web browser, SNMP or Telnet with command line interface (CLI)
SNMP management supports SNMP MIB I, MIB II, and 802.11 MIB
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 108 Mbps in turbo mode
Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) and 802.11i-ready 
Block SSID Broadcast 
VPN pass-through support 
MAC address filtering with access control lists – up to 256 users 
802.1x RADIUS support with EAP TLS, TTLS, PEAP 
Secure SSH Telnet 
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) remote management login 
Wireless isolation enables peer-to-peer blocking so users may not access another user's PC
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz
Two 5 dBi detachable antennas
Transmitted Power
Typical maximum power output: 19.8 dBm
Receiver Sensitivity
1 Mbps, -93 dBm
2 Mbps ,-92 dBm
5.5 Mbps, -92 dBm
11 Mbps, -89 dBm

6 Mbps, -93 dBm
9 Mbps, -90 dBm
12 Mbps, -90 dBm
18 Mbps, -88 dBm
24 Mbps, -84 dBm
36 Mbps, -80 dBm
48 Mbps, -76 dBm
54 Mbps, -75 dBm
System Requirements
Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP
2 Mbytes of available disk space
Ethernet Port
Power, Test, 100 Mbps, Link/ACT, and WLAN 802.11g
1 x 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45) port 
1 x Console Port RS-232C
10.0" x 7.0" x 1.3"
1.3 lbs.
0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
90% Maximum, Non-Condensing



J. Macfarlane 1.0
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
I purchased 3 of these APs with the expectation to replace 3 Cisco "b" APs and drop in. The setup used Radius for authentication which is claimed to be supported in both the online info and docs. After config (the web UI constantly has problems with cookies and forced you to re-login) the system would work. One quark was the IP address field for the radius server wouldn't accept more than one character in the forms. Up and running. However, upon reboot, the WG302 loses it Radius info and then ca ... nnot authenticate a client again. SHOWSTOPPER. After logging this with Netgear support - their response is this is an unsupported config and requires premium support. While this would be fine if it was a config issue, it's not ok given they claim support for these features and this was a required feature for purchase. They give no further support now.I would HIGHLY recommend against the extra cost of this unit given it's buggy and has poor support. More >
Veijo N. Jones "Veijones" 4.0
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I have six of these installed in my main office and three outdoors to connect several buildings. I'm not sure why the other reviews are so negative. On the indoor six units I'm running RADIUS authentication on a Windows 2003 network and it works flawlessly. I've had to adjust the power output for each unit so they don't over-reach. Users can roam the building and stay connected with no problems. The outdoor units are running in AP/Bridge mode and have been trouble-free. I'm not convinced the ext ... ernal 9db antenna really adds much more range. Be sure you're using the latest firmware which resolves a DHCP error. More >
Robert Solomon "drrob1" 4.0
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I bought this access point to provide wireless coverage to a 2 story colonial house. Even with a Netgear ANT24D18 Ant 18DBI Patch Panel attached, it provided less coverage than what I was using before, a Netgear WPN802 v1. What I am using now is this WG302 w/ ANT24D18 patch panel as the access point, and the WPN802 as a repeater. This is working well.