Unified N Single-band PoE Access Point
The DWL-2600AP Unified N Single-band PoE Access Point is an indoor 802.11n Wi-Fi access point designed specifically for deployment in business environments. Highly manageable and capable of blazing speeds, the DWL-2600AP integrates seamlessly into existing network infrastructure and can be easily scaled up to meet future demands.
For small businesses that need to deploy multiple APs but lack the resources to tackle the complicated task of network management, the DWL-2600AP’s self-configuring cluster feature offers the ideal solution. When a small number of DWL-2600APs are deployed on the network, they may be configured to form a self-configuring cluster. Once the administrator is through with configuring one access point, the same configuration can then be applied to all remaining APs. Up to 8 APs may be used to form a cluster.
When deployed in conjunction with D-Link’s line of Unified Wireless Switches, up to 256 DWL-2600AP units may be centrally managed and provisioned, enabling the administrator to expand the Wi-Fi network to cover a large area.
The DWL-2600AP supports all the latest in Wi-Fi security, including WPA and WPA2. In addition, the DWL-2600AP supports up to 16 SSIDs, which allows the administrator to assign different access privileges to different groups of users.
Automatic RF Management
When a number of access points are deployed close to each other, interference may result if proper RF management isn’t implemented. When a DWL-2600AP senses a neighbor nearby, it will automatically select a non-interfering channel. This greatly reduces RF interference and will allow the administrator to deploy APs more densely. To further minimize interference, when a nearby AP is operating on the same channel, the DWL-2600AP will automatically lower its transmission power.* When, for whatever reason, the nearby AP is no longer present, the DWL-2600AP will increase its transmission 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 with each other, an access point will refuse new association requests once its resources are fully utilized. Instead, the association request will be picked up by a neighboring unit. This feature ensures that no single AP is overburdened while others nearby sit idle.
* This feature is available when Unified AP is used in conjunction with D-Link’s line of Unified Wireless Switches/controllers.