The DWL-2600AP Unified N Single-band PoE Access Point is a best-in-class indoor access point designed specifically for business-class environments. With high data transmission speeds and access point load balancing, the DWL-2600AP offers high-quality and reliable wireless service. Versatile and powerful, the DWL-2600AP can be flexibly deployed as a standalone wireless access point or as a managed access point controlled by a D-Link Unified Wireless Switch or Wireless Controller1. Businesses can start with standalone mode deployment, then migrate to a centrally managed system anytime later.
The DWL-2600AP delivers reliable wireless performance with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 300 Mbps with its 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz radio. Support for Wi-Fi Multimedia™ (WMM) Quality of Service features makes the DWL-2600AP an ideal access point for audio, video, and voice application. In addition, the load balancing feature ensures maximum performance and best service quality in the wireless environment2.
Configuration Replicating Clusters
For small businesses that need to deploy multiple access points (APs) but lack the resources to tackle the complicated task of network management, the DWL-2600AP’s clustering feature offers the ideal solution. When a small number of DWL-2600APs is deployed on the network, they may be configured to form a cluster. Once the administrator is through with configuring one access point, the same configuration can then be applied to all remaining APs that are members of that cluster. Up to 16 APs may be used to form a cluster.
The DWL-2600AP can operate in conjunction with a D-Link Wireless Switch or Wireless Controller. In this mode, multiple DWL-2600APs can connect directly or indirectly to one of these switches or controllers to provide unparalleled security and wireless mobility for wireless clients. Each DWL-2600AP can be tuned by these switches to provide the optimal RF channels and transmission power for all mobile clients, giving them the best wireless signals in the 2.4GHz band and uninterrupted wireless connectivity.
The DWL-2600AP supports the latest standards in Wi-Fi security, including WPA, WPA2, and 802.1X. In addition, the DWL-2600AP supports up to 16 virtual access points (VAP) per radio, which allows the administrator to assign different access privileges to different groups of users. When Station Isolation is enabled, the AP blocks communication between wireless clients on the same radio and VAP. Rogue APs in the network may be easily detected, and the administrator will be immediately notified of any security threat. When used together with D-Link’s line of Unified Wireless Switches or Wireless Controllers, the security can be raised to a new level.
Automatic RF Management
When a number of access points are deployed close to each other, interference may result if proper RF management is not implemented. When a DWL-2600AP senses any neighbor AP at startup, it will automatically select a noninterfering channel. The DWL-2600AP will automatically lower its transmission power to minimize interference. When that managed AP is no longer present, the DWL-2600AP will increase it’s transmit power to expand coverage.
Quality of Service
The DWL-2600AP is WMM-certified, so in the event of network congestion, time-sensitive traffic can be given priority ahead of other traffic. Furthermore, when a number of DWL-2600APs are in close proximity with each other, an access point can refuse new association request once its resources are fully utilized. Instead, the association request will be picked up by a neighboring AP. This feature ensures that no single AP is over burdened while other APs nearby sit idle.
With an embedded antenna and simple styled exterior, the DWL-2600AP can be installed on a wall or ceiling and blends in with most interior decorations in an office. For easy installation, the DWL-2600AP has integrated 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, allowing installation of this device in areas where power outlets are not readily available.
1The DWL-2600AP is supported by the DWC-1000 and DWS-3160/4026 with firmware version 4.2.0.x or higher.
2When used with a D-Link Unified Wireless Switch or Wireless controller.