The D-Link DAP-2553 AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point provides businesses with a solution for deploying next generation draft 802.11n local area networks (LANs). Designed specifcally for business-class environments, such as large or enterprise corporations, this access point provides secure and manageable dual band wireless LAN options for network administrators.
Versatile Access Point
The DAP-2553 AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point allows network administrators to arrange a highly manageable and extremely robust dual band wireless network. All three detachable dual band antennas supply optimal wireless coverage in either 2.4GHz (802.11g and draft 2.0 802.11n) or 5GHz (802.11a and draft 2.0 802.11n) frequency bands. For advanced installations, this high-speed access point has integrated 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, allowing installation of this device in areas where power outlets are not readily available.
The DAP-2553 delivers reliable wireless performance with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 300Mbps in either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz wireless band. Support for the Wi-Fi Multimedia™ (WMM) Quality of Service feature, makes it an ideal access point for audio, video, and voice applications. Additionally, this access point supports load balance features to ensure maximum performance.
To help maintain a secure wireless network, the AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point provides the latest in wireless security technologies by supporting both Personal and Enterprise versions of WPA and WPA2 (802.11i) with support for RADIUS server backend. This access point also includes MAC Address Filtering, Wireless LAN segmentation, Disable SSID Broadcast, Rogue AP Detection, and Wireless On/Off Scheduling to further protect your wireless network. The AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point includes support for up to 4 VLANs for implementing multiple service set identifers (SSIDs) to further help segment users on the network. The DAP-2553 also includes a wireless client isolation mechanism to limit direct client-to-client communication.
Network administrators have multiple options for managing the AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point including Web (HTTP), Secure Sockets Later (SSL, which provides for a secure connection to the Internet), Secure Shell (SSH, which provides for a secure channel between local and remote computers), and Telnet (bi-directional, eightbit byte oriented communications facility). For advanced network management, administrators can use the D-Link AP Manager II or D-View SNMPv3 management module to confgure and manage multiple access points from a single location. In addition to a streamlined management process, the AP Manager II or D-View software provides network administrators with the means of verifying and conducting regular maintenance checks without wasting resources by sending personnel out to physically verify proper operation.
With the selectable dual band functionality, PoE support, extensive manageability, versatile operation modes, and solid security enhancements, the new D-Link DAP-2553 AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point provides small to medium business (SMB) environments with a business-class solution for deploying a wireless network in the workplace.
Multiple Operation Modes
The DAP-2553 can be configured to optimize network performance based on any one of its multiple operation modes: Access Point, Wireless Distribution System (WDS) with Access Point, WDS/Bridge (No AP Broadcasting) and Wireless Client. With WDS support, network administrators can set up multiple DAP-2553s throughout a facility and configure them to bridge with one another while also providing network access to individual clients. Also included are advanced features such as Spanning Tree Protocol support, which allows greater efficiency and avoids broadcast storms when used in WDS mode.
+ IEEE Draft 2.0 802.11n
+ IEEE 802.11a
+ IEEE 802.11g
+ IEEE 802.3ab
+ IEEE 802.3af
+ IEEE 802.3u
+ IEEE 802.3
+ Command Line Interface
- Secure (SSH) Telnet
+ Web Browser interface
- Secure HTTP (HTTPS)
+ D-View 6.0
+ AP Manager II
+ SNMP Support
- Private MIB
+ 64/128-bit WEP
+ SSID Broadcast Disable
+ MAC Address Access Control
+ Network Access Protection
Wireless Frequency Range2
+ 2.4GHz (2.4GHz to 2.4835GHz)
+ 5GHz (5.15GHz to 5.35GHz and 5.47GHz to 5.85GHz)
+ Access Point (AP)
+ WDS with AP
+ Wireless Client
Maximum Transmit Output Power
+ 18dBm @ 2.4GHz
+ 17dBm @5GHz
Dipole Antenna Gain
+ Operating: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
+ Storing: -4°F to 149°F (-20°C to 65°C)
+ Operating: 10% ~ 90% (Non-condensing)
+ Storing: 5% ~ 95% (Non-condensing)
0.9 lbs (400g)
198 x 120 x 32 mm
1 Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g, 802.11a, and draft 802.11n specifcations. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffc, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.
2 Please note that operating frequency ranges vary depending on the regulations of individual countries and jurisdictions. The DAP-2553 may not be supported in the 5.25~5.35 GHz and 5.47~5.725 GHz frequency ranges in certain regions.
This product is based on IEEE draft 2.0 802.11n specifcations and is not guaranteed to be forward compatible with future versions of IEEE 802.11n specifcations.Compatibility with draft 802.11n devices from other manufacturers is not guaranteed. All references to speed and range are for comparison purposes only. Product specifcations, size, and shape are subject to change without notice, and actual product appearance may differ from that depicted herein.
DAP-2553 802.11n Dualband Access Point, up to 300Mbps, with PoE support