AirPremier N Simultaneous Dual Band PoE Access Point with Plenum-rated Chassis
The DAP-2690 AirPremier N Simultaneous Dual Band PoE Access Point with Plenum-rated Chassis is designed for supporting small and medium business environments or enterprise corporations by providing secure and manageable dual band wireless LAN options for network administrators.
Versatile Access Point
The DAP-2690 allows network administrators to deploy a highly manageable and extremely robust simultaneous dual band wireless network. All four antennas on the DAP-2690 are detachable and can provide optimal wireless coverage in either 2.4 GHz (802.11g and 802.11n) and 5 GHz (802.11a and 802.11n) bands. Enclosed in a plenum-rated metal chassis, the DAP-2690 adheres to strict fire codes for placement in air passageways.* For advanced installations, the DAP-2690 has integrated 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, allowing this device to be installed in areas where power outlets are not readily available. The DAP-2690 is equipped with Atheros AR9344 (600 MHz) processor, DDR2 SDRAM 128 MB and SPI Flash 16 MB.
The DAP-2690 delivers reliable, high-speed wireless performance with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 300 Mbps** in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless bands. This, coupled with support for the Wi-Fi MultimediaTM (WMM) Quality of Service feature, makes it an ideal access point for audio, video, and voice applications. When enabled, QoS allows the DAP-2690 to automatically prioritize network traffic according to the level of interactive streaming, such as gaming or VoIP. The QoS feature can be adjusted using the DAP-2690â€™s web GUI using a drop-down menu option to select customized priority rules. Additionally, the DAP-2690 supports load balancing to ensure maximum performance by limiting the maximum number of users per Access Point.
To help maintain a secure wireless network, the DAP-2690 supports both Personal and Enterprise versions of WPA and WPA2 (802.11i) with support for RADIUS server backend and a built-in internal RADIUS server allowing users to create their accounts inside. This access point also includes MAC Address Filtering, Wireless LAN segmentation, Disable SSID Broadcast, Rogue AP Detection, and Wireless Broadcast Scheduling to further protect your wireless network. The DAP-2690 includes support for up to eight VLANs per band 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. Additionally, the DAP-2690 supports Network Access Protection (NAP), which is a feature of Windows ServerÂ® 2008. NAP allows network administrators to define multiple levels of network access based on individual clientâ€™s need.
Multiple Operation Modes
To maximize total return on investment, the DAP-2690 can be configured to optimize network performance based on any one of its multiple operation modes: Access Point, Wireless Distribution System (WDS) with Access Point, WDS/Bridge (No AP Broadcasting) and Wireless Client. With WDS support, network administrators can set up multiple DAP-2690s throughout a facility and configure them to bridge with one another while also providing network access to individual clients. The DAP-2690 also features advanced features such as Load Balancing and redundancy for fail-safe wireless connectivity.
Network administrators have multiple options for managing the DAP-2690 including Web (HTTP), Secure Sockets Layer (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. 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, the AP Manager II or D-View software provides network administrators with the means of conducting regular maintenance checks remotely, eliminating the need for sending out personnel to phsyically verify proper operation. Also available is an AP array, allowing the management of a set of network devices as a single group for easy configuration and deployment. In addition, the DAP-2690 has a Wireless Scheduler feature for power saving. With simultaneous dual band functionality, PoE support, extensive manageability, versatile operation modes, and solid security enhancements, the DAP-2690 provides SMB environments with a business-class solution for deploying a wireless network.
* This unit is designed for indoor environments; setting up this unit in outdoor environments may violate local regulatory requirements.
** Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.