Up to 54Mbps Speed on 2.4GHz Frequency Band
Providing transmission speeds of up to 54Mbps, the DWL-2000AP compares favorably with 802.11b devices that offer 11Mbps speed, and with 802.11b+ equipment that gives 22Mbps transmission. This enhanced speed and adoption of 2.4GHz frequency, now available for public use in most countries, plus the mobility and convenience inherent in a wireless LAN, make this device an ideal solution for bandwidth intensive WLAN applications.
Compatible With 802.11b and 802.1 1b+
802.11g's compatibility with existing wireless LAN standards means that you do not need to change your entire network to maintain connectivity. The DWL-2000AP can transmit data at up to 45Mbps when used with D-Link AirPlusXtremeG and other 802.11g products. You may sacrifice some of this speed when you mix 802.11b and 802.11b+ with this device, but you will not lose the ability to communicate.
Built-in Bridge Functions
The DWL-2000AP can be configured to operate in any one of the 4 modes: (1) as a wireless access point, (2) a point-to-point bridge with another access point, (3) a point-to-multi-point wireless bridge, or (4) a wireless client. With the built-in bridge functions, the DWL-2000AP gives you the flexibility to configure the device to meet your environment's requirements.
Easy Migration to Higher Bandwidth
By maintaining compatibility with your existing wireless network equipment, the DWL-2000AP lets you upgrade to a higher speed at the pace you want. The DWL-2000AP and other 802.11g standard devices can be gradually added to your network, while the rest of your older network remains perfectly connected.
Wi-Fi Protected Access
Enhanced security is provided with Wi-Fi Protected Access to authorize and identify users based on a secret key that changes automatically at a regular interval. Used in conjunction with a RADIUS server, WPA employs TKIP (T emporal Key Integrity Protocol) to change the temporal key every 10,000 packets. This insures much greater security than the standard WEP security, which requires the keys to be changed manually.
The DWL-2000AP supports 802.1x authentication for protection against network intrusion. Used in conjunction with a RADIUS server, this function provides a means to verify the identity of the client before an access to the network is granted.
This function brings a lot of convenience (when used in conjunction with other 802.11g products) for users that do not incorporate a RADIUS server in their networks. Utilizing the Pre Shared Key mode of WPA, the DWL-2000AP gives each user a new security key every time he connects to the 802.11g network. Users only need to input their encryption information once in the configuration menu. With the DWL-2000AP , each user will automatically receive a new
key every time he connects, the inconvenience of manual WEP key input is eliminated.
Embedded DHCP Server
The DWL-2000AP includes an embedded DHCP server that once enabled will automatically assign IP addresses to wireless clients. This unique feature makes the DWL-2000AP an ideal solution for quickly creating and extending a wireless local area network (WLAN) in offices or other workplaces, and at trade shows and other special events.