802.11b/g Ethernet to Wireless Bridge

The Silex SX-600 is a high-performance wireless network adapter which enables any Ethernet device to become an 802.11b/g wireless network device, providing the freedom to place it anywhere in your facility.

Top Features:

  • Connects any Ethernet device to an 802.11b/g wireless network device
  • It is platform and Operating System independent, so you don’t need any drivers or additional software.
  • Allows flexibility to locate Ethernet devices in places where running cables is difficult or impossible
  • Industry-leading security including WPA, WPA2, and WEP, plus 802.1x authentication with the most commonly used EAP types
  • Windows software configuration and web browser interface for easy setup


The SX-600 allows any Ethernet enabled device to join a secure wireless network.  It is ideal for connecting Ethernet enabled printers, scanners, and multifunction printers (MFPs) to the wireless network without having to change any of the drivers or management utilities that you normally use. The SX-600 will also bring 802.11b/g wireless capabilities to any other Ethernet enabled product such as Ethernet enabled desktop or laptop computers, point of sale terminals, medical devices, and networked industrial control devices.

Features and Benefits:

SecureThe SX-600 includes enterprise-level security features including:

  • Access control lists
  • Complete protocol and application enable/disable control
  • Read and write configuration passwords, and SNMP community name configuration.
  • 802.1x Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
    • With Transport Layer Security (TLS)
    • Tunneled Transport Layer Security (TTLS)
    • Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol (LEAP)
    • Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP)
    • Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (FAST)
    • Open System or Shared Key support with Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
    • WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) Personal (WPA-PSK)
    • Enter-prise modes, which utilize improved encryption via the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP); and WPA2, which adds Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).

No Drivers Needed -- Works with Any Ethernet-Enabled Device

Once the SX-600 is configured, it can be connected to any Ethernet device. It is platform and Operating System independent, so you don’t need any drivers or additional software. This allows you to take advantage of all of the functionality of your networked product by bridging it to the wireless network— making it ideal for applications such as printer and status monitoring, network scanning, and industrial control or status monitoring. Nothing needs to be changed on your Ethernet device in order to make it wireless when using the SX-600.

Other Features

Additional capabilities of the SX-600 include:

  • Supports existing network utility software without compromise
  • Supports networked scanning facilities wirelessly
  • Windows software configuration and web browser interface for easy setup
  • Ethernet pass-through means that the it works with any security already provided by your Ethernet enabled device
  • Once configured, the SX-600 is platform independent so it will work with any operating system and any network device
  • Silex also offers an embedded solution (SX-550) for device manufacturers who want to implement secure wireless functionality internally


Mechanical: 125.73 x 75.11 x 24.08 mm (4.95 x 2.957 x 0.948 inches)

Operating Temperature: 0° to 50° C

Storage Temperature: -20° to 70° C

Maximum Temperature Change Per Hour: 20° C

Operating Relative Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing

Storage Relative Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing

Altitude: 3.1km (operating); 9km (storage)

Enclosure: IP40 rating

Standards Compliance: FCC and CE Class B EMC standards; FCC Part 15 & CE wireless standards; RoHS Compliant; RFC 2217

Input Power: 800mA max

Network Interface: 802.3i (10Base-T) and 802.3u (100Base-TX) autosensing

Wireless Interface: 802.11b/g

Wireless Security: WPA and WPA2 (personal and enterprise modes), PAP, MS-CHAPv2, 802.1x EAP with TLS/TTLS/LEAP/PEAP/FAST, WEP

Wireless Variable Data Rates: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 11, 9, 6, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps

Wireless Frequency Band: 2.4GHz ISM Band

Wireless Output Power:

  • 802.11g mode:
  • channel 2-10, 12, 13 = 15dBm
  • channel 11 = 14dBm
  • channel 1 = 12dBm
  • 802.11b mode: channel 1-14ch = 16dBm

Wireless Range: 100 meters

Antenna: RP-SMA connector with dipole swivel 2dB antenna

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