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The Unified N Concurrent Dual-Band PoE Access Point from D-Link is the indoor access point designed specifically for business-class environments. With high data transmission speeds and access point load balancing, the Dual-Band Power over Ethernet (PoE) Access Point offers high-quality and reliable wireless service. It is versatile as well as powerful and 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 Controller. Businesses can start with standalone mode deployment and then migrate to a centrally managed system anytime later.
The DWL-6600AP PoE Access Point delivers reliable wireless performance with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 300 Mbps* in either the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz mode. It is an ideal access point for audio, video and voice application as it supports Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) Quality of Service. Additionally the load balancing feature ensures maximum performance and best service quality in the wireless environment.
* 300 Mbps is the maximum wireless signal rate as specified by the IEEE 802.11n standard. Actual data throughput will vary. The network and other factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials, and nearby radio interference may lower actual data throughput.
Configuration Replicating Clusters
The DWL-6600AP PoE Access Point's clustering feature offers the ideal solution for small businesses that need to deploy multiple Access Points but lack the resources to tackle the complicated task of network management. When small numbers of PoE Access Points are 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 Dual-Band PoE Access Point can operate in conjunction with a D-Link Wireless Switch or a Wireless Controller. In this mode, multiple Access Points can connect directly or indirectly to one of these switches or controllers to provide unparalleled security and wireless mobility for wireless clients. Each DWL-6600AP Access Point 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 both 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz bands and uninterrupted wireless connectivity.
The DWL-6600AP Access Point supports the latest standards in Wi-Fi security, including WEP, WPA, WPA2 and 802.1X. Additionally, it supports up to 16 virtual access points (VAP) per radio, for a total of 32 VAPs*, which allows the administrator to assign different access privileges to different groups of users. The AP blocks communication between wireless clients on the same radio and VAP, when Station Isolation is enabled. 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.
* Up to 16 virtual Access Points each on the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz radios
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. The DWL- 6600AP Access Point senses any neighbor AP at startup and will automatically select a non-interfering channel. This also lowers its transmission power to minimize interference. When the neighbor AP is no longer present, the DWL-3600AP will increase its transmit power to expand coverage.
Quality of Service
The DWL-6600AP Access Point is WMM-certified, so in the event for network congestion, time-sensitive traffic can be given priority ahead of other traffic. Furthermore, when a number of DWL-6600APs 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-6600AP Access Point can be installed on a wall or ceiling and blends in with most interior decorations in an office. The DWL-6600AP adheres to strict fire codes for placement in air passageways, enclosed in a plenum-rated chassis. It has integrated 802.3af PoE support that allows installation of this device in areas where power outlets are not readily available for easy installation. It can be easily mounted on a wall or ceiling.
*When used with a D-Link Unified Wireless Switch or Wireless controller
Enterprise Class Concurrent Dual Band Wireless Radio
The DWL-6600AP Access Point supports 2x2 MIMO 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n with throughput speeds up to 300 Mbps.
Flexible Housing Design
The DWL-6600AP Access Point has embedded antennas with external antenna option and plenum rated housing for non-intrusive and safe deployment in any indoor application.
Wireless Management Support
The DWL-6600AP Access Point works with DWC-1000 Wireless Controller and DWS-3160/4026 Unified Wireless Switch for larger AP installations that require centralized configuration and management.
In the Box
D-Link Unified N Concurrent Dual-Band PoE Access Point