The DWL-6610AP Dual-Band 802.11n/ac Unified Wireless Access Point is specially designed for small to medium enterprises, providing unparalleled bandwidth and flexibility for administrators looking to deploy a medium to large scale Wi-Fi network. Featuring the latest 802.11ac on its 5 GHz band, the DWL-6610AP brings you to the forefront of wireless technology.
Greater Reach and Flexibility
The DWL-6610AP provides unparalleled connectivity by using a 2 x 2 antenna implementation, allowing high combined data rates of 1167 Mbps (AC867 Mbps + N300 Mbps) over the air. Beamforming technology enables the DWL-6610AP to have even greater reach than its predecessor, allowing even more flexibility in any deployment scenario. With the 802.11n/ac technology, the DWL-6610AP provides the high performance over two bands, so wireless clients can stream media faster and farther than before using existing devices.
Centrally Manage your Wireless Network
When working in conjunction with D-Link Unified Switches/Controllers, the DWL-6610AP can be centrally managed. This allows for a large number of APs to be deployed and managed easily and efficiently. Once the APs are discovered by the switch/controller, the administrator can push specific configuration sets onto them rather than having to do so individually. In addition, RF resource management and security are also managed centrally, allowing the administrator to preemptively identify potential deficiencies and weaknesses in the network.
For small businesses that need to deploy multiple APs but lack the resources to tackle the complicated task of network management, the DWL-6610AP’s self-configuring cluster feature offers the ideal solution. When a small number of DWL-6610APs are deployed on the network, they may be configured to form a self-configuring cluster. Once the administrator configures 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, making setting up your business wireless network a breeze.
Upgraded for Superior Performance
The DWL-6610AP features a more powerful CPU, giving it a performance boost over its predecessor. The high gain internal omnidirectional antenna increases its reach, eliminating dead spots and filling hard to reach places. Bandsteering technology enables the AP to balance the load between its two radios rather than forcing all users onto the 2.4 GHz band, allowing for smooth streaming of video, instant transmission of SMS and e-mail, and fast downloads for mobile devices.
Automatic RF Management Saves Power and Money
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-6610AP senses a neighbor nearby, it will automatically select a noninterfering 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-6610AP will automatically lower its transmission power1. When, for whatever reason, the nearby AP is no longer present, the DWL-6610AP will increase its transmission power to expand coverage.
Quality of Service for Increased Connectivity
The DWL-6610AP supports 802.1p Quality of Service (QoS) for enhanced throughput and better performance of time-sensitive traffic like VoIP and streaming DSCP. The DWL-6610AP 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-6610AP units are in close proximity to each other, an access point will refuse new association requests once its resources are fully utilized, allowing the association request to be picked up by a neighboring unit. This feature ensures that no single AP is overburdened while others nearby sit idle.
1 This feature is available when Unified AP is used in conjunction with D-Link’s line of Unified Wireless Switches/controllers.