The DWL-2600AP Wireless N Unified Access Point from D-Link is a versatile access point featuring 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) compatibility allowing you to install it in a variety of locations such as on walls and ceilings where power connections may be hard to come by. The 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi interface makes it possible to connect a wide variety of devices directly to this access point for high speed data transmissions of up to 300Mbps through the 2.4GHz-2.4835GHz frequencies. You also benefit from WEP, WPA, and WPA2 wireless security encryption standards for enhanced network security as well as MAC address filtering ensuring that unauthorized devices do not gain access to your network.
The DWL-2600AP delivers reliable wireless performance with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 300 Mbps with its 2x2 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 applications. In addition, the load balancing feature ensures enhanced performance and service quality in the wireless environment.
Configuration Replicating Clusters
When multiple DWL-2600APs are deployed in a network, they may be configured to form a cluster. Once the administrator has configured one access point, the same configuration can then be applied to all the other APs in the cluster. A cluster may contain up to 16 APs.
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 enhanced 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.
The DWL-2600AP supports a variety of Wi-Fi security standards including WEP, 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.
Automatic RF Management
When a DWL-2600AP senses any neighbor AP at startup, it will automatically select a non-interfering 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 its 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 to each other, an access point can refuse a 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.
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.