The DWL-700AP Access Point connects the wi reless LAN nodes (workstations, print servers, etc.) together via a 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11b wireless interface. It listens to all data traffic and maintains a dynamically updated MAC address database. When necessary, IP addresses are matched to MAC addresses and information is stored in the database as well. A 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet port provides a bridge between a wireless network and wired network. The DWL-700AP converts data packets over a wired Ethernet LAN into radio signals to be used on the wireless network and vice versa.
Built-in Repeater Function
The DWL-700AP can be configured to operate in any one of the following modes: (1) as a wireless access point, (2) a wireless client or (3) a repeater. With these built-in functions, the DWL-700AP gives you the flexibility to configure the device to as an access point at home or the office with normal wireless operation range requirements, or as a repeater that connects 2 wireless networks together when the
number of wireless users increases and spreads in a wider area.
In the air, transmitted data can be easily intercepted if not well protected by a security scheme. The DWL-700AP provides the necessary security, using the enhanced 64/128-bit industry-standard WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) encryption protocol. It also provides IEEE 802.11i security features such as embedded AES/TKIP security engine (hardware supported).
The DWL-700AP can be configured and managed by HTTP (web-based configuration) or SNMP (SNMP v .2 support) through built-in MIBs. DHCP client and server are supported.