The DWL-2700AP wireless G outdoor access point is an outdoor device with dual high Gain antennas that covers a large operating distance. This device is ideal for Internet Service Providers to create hot spot networks to provide outdoor users with wireless Internet access. It can also be installed at manufacturing plants, industrial locations, convention halls, school campuses, airports, golf courses,
marinas and other outdoor venues.
Powerful & Durable Outdoor Solution
The DWL-2700AP is designed to handle a wide variety of outdoor environments. It has a die-cast watertight housing, a built-in heater and a temperature sensor. Supporting Power over Ethernet (PoE), it can be placed at outdoor locations where power outlets are not easily accessible. Besides functioning as an AP, this device can be can be confgured to operate as a Wireless Distribution System (WDS) to act as a bridge linking together networks in different buildings.
Advanced Network Security
The DWL-2700AP supports 64/128/152-bit WEP data encryption and WPA/WPA2 security functions. In addition, it provides MAC Address Filtering to control user access, and the Disable SSID Broadcast function to limit outsiders’ access to the internal network.
Network Flexibility and Effciency
The DWL-2700AP supports up to 8 SSID, allowing the administrators to logically divide the access point into several virtual access points all within a single hardware platform. Rather than having two separate networks with two access points, administrators can deploy one single AP to support more than one application, such as public Internet access and internal network control to increase fexibility and keep costs down. The DWL-2700AP supports 802.1Q VLAN Tagging, operating with multiple SSID to segment traffc to enhance performance and security.
The DWL-2700AP provides WLAN STA partitioning, a function useful for deployments like at hot spots. With station-to-station partitioning enabled, security is enhanced, since wireless users cannot peek at each other, and the possibility for data thievery is reduced. Administrators can, however, disable this function, so wireless users at an offce can share hard disks and
information, and peripherals such as wireless printers. The DWL-2700AP also supports AP grouping, allowing several access points to balance wireless network traffc and wireless clients among the AP with the same SSID and different non-overlapping frequency channels.
Network administrators can manage DWL-2700AP’s settings via web-based confguration or Telnet. Administrators can use a Windows-based utility called AP Manager to automatically discover all wireless devices installed on the network and do bulk confguration of multiple AP to save time and effort.