The DAP-3520 AirPremier N Dual Band Exterior Access Point is the ideal
solution for outdoor users that need network and Wi-Fi Internet access
at all times. Designed specifcally for outdoor environments, the
DAP-3520 is compatible with a large range of wireless devices due to
its support of the 802.11a/b/g and ‘N’ (draft) standards.
High Speed Dual Band Technology
Reach wireless speeds of up to 300Mbps using the 802.11n
draft standard.1 The DAP-3520 also enables you to switch between
2.4GHz and 5GHz bands expanding the possibilities of your
network while also maintaining backwards compatibility.
Powerful & Durable Outdoor Solution
The DAP-3520 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 802.3af 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 confgured
to operate as a Wireless Distribution System (WDS) to act as a bridge
for linking together networks in different buildings.
Advanced Network Security
The DAP-3520 supports 64/128-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.
Additionally, the DAP-3520 supports Network Access Protection
(NAP), which is a feature of Microsoft® Windows Server 2008. NAP
allows network administrators to defne multiple levels of network
access based on the needs of individual clients. If a client is
identifed outside of their access area, the client will be
automatically brought back to their permitted network access level.
Network Flexibility and Effciency
The DAP-3520 supports up to 4 SSIDs, allowing the
administrators to logically divide the access point into several
virtual access points all within a single hardware platform. Rather
than having separate networks with several 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
DAP-3520 supports 802.1Q VLAN Tagging, operating with multiple
SSID to segment traffc to enhance performance and security. The
DAP-3520 provides WLAN partitioning, a function useful for
deployments such as 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 DAP-3520 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 DAP-3520 settings via
web-based confguration and Telnet. Administrators can also use a
Windows-based utility called AP Manager II to automatically locate all
wireless devices installed on the network and do bulk confguration of
multiple APs to save time and effort. Additionally, D-Link’s D-View 6.0
can also be used.