The Aruba 501 Wireless Client Bridge enables you to easily integrate devices with no native wireless support into a wireless LAN (WLAN). It provides strong enterprise-class layered security features, including an IEEE 802.1X supplicant, to protect the network from intrusions. The 501 Wireless Client Bridge can bridge up to 15 Ethernet client devices 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. Hardware accelerated encryption provides higher performance when using WPA2/AES security.