Plextor Wireless Projector Adapter

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Plextor Wireless Projector Adapter
Software and Setup
Setup, Testing and Conclusion

Product: PX-PA15AW Wireless Projector Adapter
Provided By: Plextor America
Price: $329CDN MSRP


The world around us changes so fast when it comes to technology.  There was a day all Plextor made was CD-ROM drives.  Times changed and CD-RW drives came into the mix.  Next there were DVD-ROM and DVD-RW drives.  Then Plextor switched gears and released video capture equipment, network attached storage products and shock proof hard drives.  Plextor has kept evolving as they have now released a wireless projector adapter and added this new product to their line.  Plextor recently offered the wireless projector adapter to us for a review and after about two seconds of thought I agreed.

The Whole Bundle
The Whole Bundle

I really didn't know what to expect with this unit as I'd never seen a wireless projector adapter before.  The bundle is fairly basic as you can see above.  It includes the projector adapter itself, a power cord, software CD and some documentation.  We'll go into detail on setup, usage and more as we continue.

Closer Look:

The projector adapter is quite small and should fit nicely beside your projector without any trouble.  The wireless antenna is pretty standard and should give you up to 100M range under ideal conditions.

PX-PA15AW - Side
 PX-PA15AW - Side

PX-PA15AW - Back
 PX-PA15AW - Back

PX-PA15AW - Front
 PX-PA15AW - Front

The back side of the PX-PA15AW is a little interesting.  It features the VGA output connector the power connector and an Ethernet jack.  At first I was pretty excited to see the Ethernet as I thought you could run this unit wired if you needed additional bandwidth.  After reading the documentation, I found out that the Ethernet port is for configuring the device only - not for streaming video to the projector.  The front side of the adapter is very basic.  Plextor has used this space to attach the antenna and implement the power button.  That being said lets take a look at the specifications of this unit as ripped from Plextor's site.


Network Standards :  IEEE 802.11 a/b/g and Ethernet
Bandwidth 802.11a: GHz - 802.11 b/g: 2.4 GHz
Channels 802.11 b/g: US & Canada: 11, Europe:13, Japan:14
Transmission rate 802.11 a/g: up to 54 Mbps - 802.11b: up to 11 Mbps
Transmission Range 802.11a: 20~30M Depends on environment
802.11b/g: 50~100M Depends on environment
Antenna 2.4 ~ 2.4835, 5.15 ~, 5.25, 5.725 ~ 5.825 GHz
Operation temperature 32º~104º F
Operation humidity 10º~85 %, Non-condensing
Power Consumption USA & Taiwan: 5V, 1 A Europe: 5 V, 1.7 A
Connectors D-Sub 15 pin, RJ-45
Status indicators Power on
Dimension(W/H/D) 4.57 in x 3.13 in x 1.03 in.
Weight 0.42 lbs
Management Protocol Web-based utility
Graphics Resolution 800x 600, 1024 x 768
Color Depth 16-bit / 24- bit / 32- bit
Security mechanism 64 / 128 bit WEP
Frame rate Up to 15 FPS

Minimum System Requirements

CPU Pentium® III 800MHz or equivalent (minimum)
RAM 256 MB
Hard Disk Space 500 MB of available
  WLAN 802.11 a/b/g or b/g card with Infrastructure/ Ad-hoc mode support (embedded or card bus)


As we head on to the next page we'll take a look at software installation and do some setup of this unit.