The DWL-7100AP operates seamlessly and simultaneously in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency spectrums supporting the 802.11b and the newer, faster 802.11a and 802.11g wireless standards. For offices, schools or public hotspots that already use 802.11b devices, the DWL-7100AP is a great way to expand an existing network. It enables more users to communicate with one another, access data and the Internet. Now, you can have an AP that will compliment your existing network and protect the investment you made when you provided the convenience of wireless networking.
Fast, Unobstructed Data Transfer
The DWL-7100AP offers transfer rates up to 108Mbps Turbo mode* in either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz bands, large data packets travel from the router to a remote desktop or roaming laptop PC at up to five times the speed of previous wireless devices. Everyone can work faster and more efficiently or watch a streaming video smoothly. The additional (802.11a) 5GHz band also offers a way to quickly transfer data without the interference produced by other devices operating in the 2.4GHz frequency.
Network Segmentation by Frequency Channels
Network administrators can partition the usage of the dualband DWL-7100AP by segmenting the users on the wireless network by frequency band. Users who require special networking privileges access to sensitive information, specific departments or video conferencing may use just the 802.11a channels; while other employees may just use the 802.11b and 802.11g channels. This type of user segmentation optimizes the AP's performance and delivers the best network experience to each set of users.
Enhanced Network Security
The DWL-7100AP is ideal for network administrators who require additional network security features. All of the AP's settings are easily accessible in the web-based software user interface that features a step-by-step Setup Wizard to get your AP up and running in just a matter of minutes. The DWL-7100AP incorporates the 802.1x standard for wireless user authentication and WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) which dynamically encrypts data as it's being sent.