D-Link DWL-8600AP Unified Wireless N Simultaneous Dual-Band PoE Access Point


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The DWL-8600AP is D-Link's next generation Unified Access Point supporting the IEEE 802.11n standard. Versatile and powerful, this device can be flexibly deployed as a stand-alone "fit" wireless Access Point or as a "thin" managed Access Point (AP) manageable from a wireless switch. Businesses can start with an intelligent DWL-8600AP that provides many advanced Wireless LAN functions, then migrate to a centrally managed system anytime later by integrating the same DWL-8600AP to a D-Link unified wired/wireless switch.

Blazing Wireless Speeds

802.11n offers up to six times increased throughput when compared with existing 802.11a/g networks. The DWL-8600AP is also fully backwards compatible with 802.1a/b/g clients and allows for a 2x2:2* configuration with two Tx and Rx streams for each radio. Multiple In Multiple Out (MIMO) and wider bandwidth channels increase physical transfer rates while using 802.11. MIMO allows for more information to be coherently resolved by using several antennas instead of a single antenna. By employing the DWL-8600AP today, you can prepare your business for the future generation of wireless devices and mobile applications.

Green Technology & Advanced Power Saving

The DWL-8600 features scheduled and unscheduled Automatic Power Save Delivery (APSD). Unscheduled APSD (U-APSD) is a power management method that is more efficient than older 802.11 Power Save Polling. The primary benefit of U-APSD is that it allows for the voice client to synchronize the transmission and reception of voice frames with the AP, thereby allowing the client to go into power saving mode when not sending or receiving packets. The DWL-8600AP is fully compliant with 802.3af even when operating at maximum power. Unlike 802.11n Access Points from other manufacturers that require PoE+ or 802.3at when enabling both radios, the DWL-8600AP thus showcases D-Link's continuous commitment to green technology.

Self Configuration and Easy Installation

When operating in conjunction with a DWS-4026 switch, the switch automatically configures every connected "thin" DWL-8600AP, so no configuration is necessary during installation. If a DWL-8600AP needs to be replaced, the replacement DWL-8600AP automatically inherits the same configuration, making the replacement process a simple one

Intelligent "Fit" Access Point

The DWL-8600AP has everything on-board that enables network administrators to set up a secure wireless network and to connect to any Ethernetcompliant switch and router. Advanced wireless functions that the DWL-8600AP supports include: WEP data encryption, WPA/WPA2 security, client MAC address filtering, AP load balancing, QoS/WMM (Wireless Multimedia), and Rogue AP Detection. Security configuration settings can be locally stored on the DWL-8600AP itself. Wireless connections can easily be expanded by adding more DWL-8600APs or other 802.11a/g/n compliant APs to the site. With AP Clustering, up to 8 APs can form a cluster for convenient management and configuration of all APs. Businesses without complicated network requirements can use the DWL-8600AP to get a wireless network set up and run without the need for any additional special hardware.

"Thin" AP Centrally Managed From Unified Wired/ Wireless Switch

Alternatively, the DWL-8600AP can operate in conjunction with a D-Link DWS-4026 unified wired/wireless switch. In this mode, multiple DWL-8600APs can connect directly or indirectly to one of these switches to provide unparalleled security and wireless mobility for wireless clients. Each DWL-8600AP will be continually tuned by these switches to provide optimal RF channels and transmission power for all mobile clients, giving them the best wireless signals in both 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz bands and uninterrupted wireless connectivity.

Flexible Dualband Wireless LAN Connectivity

The DWL-8600AP delivers concurrent wireless performance with maximum wireless signal rates in both frequency bands simultaneously. With dualband connectivity, two wireless networks are created both running at full bandwidth speeds, offering a significant increase in total network capacity. At the same time, the DWL-8600AP remains fully backward compatible with the 802.11b standard in the 2.4GHz frequency.

D-Link Unified Wireless N Simultaneous Dual-Band PoE Access Point Features:
    Ideal for Business
  • Dualband Connectivity for Increased Network Capacity
  • Concurrent Operation in both 802.11a/n & 802.11b/g/n at Full Bandwidth Speeds
  • Solid Die Cast Metal Housing Design for Indoor Deployment

  • High-Performance Connectivity
  • Four Detachable Antennas Ensure Maximum Coverage
  • Self-Tuning Features to Adjust & Optimize RF Settings
  • Load Balancing Among Neighbor AP
  • Supports Auto Fallback Data Rates

  • Trusted Security Features
  • 64/128-bit WEP Data Encryption
  • WPA/WPA2 Personal
  • WPA/WPA2 Enterprise
  • 802.1X User Authentication
  • 802.1Q VLAN Tagging for Network Segmentation
  • MAC Address Filtering
  • Rogue AP Detection & Mitigation
  • 16 SSID Per Frequency Band, 32 Total Per AP

  • Convenient Installation and Configuration
  • 802.3af Power Over Ethernet to Facilitate Physical Setup
  • Zero-Configuration Installation
  • Supports Variety of External High-Gain Antennas
  • Locking Brackets Included
  • "Fit" (Stand-Alone) AP: Web-Based Management and CLI
  • "Thin" Managed AP: Via DWS-4026 Unified Wired/Wireless Switch
  • Supports AP Clustering
  • Supports Wireless Distribution System (WDS)

  • Quality of Service
  • WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia)
  • SVP (SpectraLink Voice Priority)

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