The DAP-2360 is an 802.11n Plenum-rated PoE Access Point ideal for any network administrator to create or expand the capacity of a wireless network. This access point is mainly used in high traffic areas such as airports, coffee shops, shopping centers, sporting venues, and university campus deployments. At transfer rates of up to 300 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz frequency range, users are able to connect with legacy 802.11b/g adapters as well as the latest 802.11n adapters to enjoy faster downloads and instant communication.
Versatile Access Point
The DAP-2360 allows network administrators to deploy a highly manageable and extremely robust 802.11n wireless network. The included antennas are detachable and provide optimal wireless coverage in the 2.4 GHz (802.11g and 802.11n) band using a high power radio design to reduce dead spots and increase capacity. Enclosed in a white plenumrated metal chassis, the DAP-2360 easily blends into ceilings or walls and adheres to strict fire codes for placement in air passageways. For advanced installations, this high-speed access point has integrated 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), making installation easy in areas where power outlets are not readily available.
The DAP-2360 delivers reliable wireless performance with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 300Mbps in the 2.4 GHz wireless band. This, coupled with support for Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM™) Quality of Service features, makes it an ideal access point for audio, video, and voice applications. Additionally, the DAP-2360 supports load balancing features to ensure maximum performance by limiting the maximum number of users per Access Point.
To help maintain a secure wireless network, the DAP-2360 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. To further protect your wireless network, MAC Address Filtering, Wireless LAN segmentation, Disable SSID Broadcast, Rogue AP Detection, and Wireless Broadcast Scheduling are also included.The DAP-2360 includes support for up to eight VLANs for implementing multiple SSIDs to further help segment users on the network. It also includes a wireless client isolation mechanism, which limits direct client-to-client communication.
Multiple Operation Modes
To maximize total return on investment, the DAP-2360 can be configured to optimize network performance based on any one of its multiple operation modes: Access Point, Wireless Client, Wireless Distribution System (WDS), and WDS with Access Point. With WDS support, network administrators can set up multiple DAP-2360s 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 Load Balancing, which optimizes high network traffic volume, and redundancy for fail-safe wireless connectivity. Additionally, the DAP-2360 offers Spanning Tree Protocol support for greater efficiency and to avoid broadcast storms when used in WDS mode.
Network administrators have multiple options for managing the DAP-2360, 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 (bidirectional, 8-bit byte oriented communications facility). For advanced network management, administrators can use the D-Link AP Manager II or D-View SNMPv3 management module to configure 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 remotely, eliminating the need to send personnel out to physically verify proper operation. With 2.4GHz band functionality, PoE support, a plenum-rated chassis, extensive manageability, versatile operation modes, and solid security enhancements, the D-Link AirPremier N PoE Access Point (DAP-2360) provides SMB environments with a business-class solution for deploying a wireless network in the workplace.