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D-Link AirPremier DWL-8500AP Wireless Switching 108 G Access Point Item # 436603
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DWL-8500AP Wireless Switching 108 AG Access Point is a high-performance wireless access device that provides up to 108Mbps transmission rates and flexible dualband wireless connectivity. The DWL-8500AP delivers concurrent wireless performance with maximum wireless signal rates in both frequency bands simultaneously. With dualband connectivity, two wireless networks are created both running at full bandwidth speeds, offering a significant increase in total network capacity. At the same time, the DWL-8500AP remains fully backward compatible with the 802.11b standard in the 2.4GHz frequency.With transmission speeds of up to 108Mbps (Turbo mode) on both frequency bands, the DWL-8500AP is an ideal solution for bandwidth intensive WLAN application. In a typical working environment with multiple users accessing the network at the same time, the DWL-8500AP can operate at double times the throughput of regular 802.11g wireless LAN equipment.For maximum coverage, the DWL-8500AP can be placed at out-of-the-way locations such as on a ceiling or a high wall, where AC outlets are inaccessible and providing power to these locations is difficult and expensive.DWL-8500AP plays a key role in rogue detection. It continuously scans both frequency bands and their associated channels to root out rogues while simultaneously providing wireless connectivity to mobile clients. If a rogue is detected, the closest DWL-8500AP can launch RF counter measures by spoofing 802.11 control messages. This prevents clients from communicating, associating and authenticating with a rogue.
|Antenna Connector||RP-SMA Connector|
|antenna type||Dipole Antenna|
|dimensions||1 4/5" x 10 9/10"|
|Ethernet Technology||Fast Ethernet|
|ISM Maximum Frequency||2.48 GHz|
|ISM Minimum Frequency||2.40 GHz|
|manufacturer||D-Link Systems, Inc|
|Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Supported||PoE|
|Total Number of Antennas||2|
|UNII Maximum Frequency||5.83 GHz|
|UNII Minimum Frequency||5.15 GHz|
|Weight (Approximate)||1.76 lb|
|Wireless LAN Standard||IEEE 802.11a/b/g|
|Wireless Security||64/128/152-bit WEP Data Encryption; MAC Address Filtering; WPA/WPA2 EAP; WPA/WPA2 PSK; AES; 802.11i; 802.1Q SSID Broadcast Enable/Disable; 8 SSID|
|Wireless Transmission Speed||108 Mbit/s|
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DescriptionD-Link's DWL-8500AP Unified Wireless AG Access Point provides seamless roaming and PoE support so that your business network is fast, secure and reliable.The D-Link® Unified Wired/Wireless Switching solution provides an innovative evolution in wireless LAN. Complex installations, intricate management utilities and limited scalability had previously made network administrators hesitant to deploy facility-wide wireless LAN. Now, D-Link Unified Wired/Wireless Switching architecture simplifies installation. In addition, access security, wireless throughput and network convergence is significantly enhanced. Benefactors of this Wi-Fi® innovation include IT integrators, network administrators, business end-users, government organizations, schools, hospitals, and hotspots such as convention halls, hotels and airports.
Dual Band Wireless Access Point
The DWL-8500AP operates on simultaneous dual 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands. This system provides automatic adjustment of 802.11a/b/g RF channels, multiple SSID for each frequency band, and optimal transmit power to provide mobile users with high quality, secure wireless signals.
Uninterrupted Wireless Connectivity
The system maintains a centralized database of wireless user’s access information such as their MAC addresses and authentication keys. As wireless users roam around the office using wireless equipment, they may change their connection from AP to AP. By constantly monitoring the AP status, the switch can establish AP-to-AP roaming for these users without requiring them to re-establish authentication keys. This fast roaming process results in disruption-free, reliable wireless connectivity crucial for mobile applications such as Wi-Fi® IP phone and wireless PDA connection. In addition to updating information of APs managed by the same switch, the system also supports AP information updates across multiple peer switches. As a wireless user moves from one AP affiliated to a switch to another AP connected to another switch, inter-switch roaming is instantly performed across the peer switches to produce a smooth, fast wireless connection in a multi-departmental enterprise environment.
The DWL-8500AP can be configured either as managed or standalone APs. In managed mode, the switch automatically discovers and centrally manages the APs. Furthermore, all the configuration files and security settings are pushed to the APs, significantly reducing IT overhead as the WLAN network scales up. With WLAN, users have the mobility to move around the network; therefore the authentication and user tracking are executed on the Unified Switch with a consolidated and secure wireless system. They can also act as standalone APs depending on the application or network condition.
Apart from the wireless encryption standards, the Unified Switch offers an additional level of security called “Captive Portal”. Captive Portal is a web-based authentication process in which the wireless clients request for access through the web browser. The AP or switch port captures HTTP/HTTPS traffic and then re-directs the client to an authentication portal. Once the username and password of the client has been authenticated by either the switch or the RADIUS server, access is granted. Captive Portal is SSID-based and supports fast roaming, making it an ideal security solution.
Automatic Channel and Power Adjustment
Normally, when adding APs to the network, system administrators select the unoccupied or least used RF channels to avoid interference with other AP and RF devices. They also set transmitter output power at a level, strong enough for RF signals to reach wireless clients, but weak enough to minimize interference with other devices’ RF signals. To simplify this process and optimize RF usage, the switch automatically adjusts the RF channels and transmitter output power of the entire system every time an AP is added to or removed from the network. This automatic adjustment can be programmed to take effect at a certain time or at specified intervals, minimizing the need for network administrator to manually intervene.
- Simultaneous 802.11a/g Wireless Connectivity
- Provides 802.3af PoE Support
- Plenum Rated Casing
- Supports WEP, WPA/WPA2 and Multiple SSIDs
- Can be Configured either as Managed or Standalone APs
|Data Transfer Rates1||
|Wireless Frequency Range||
|Radio and Modulation Type1||
For 802.11b (DSSS):
Transmit Output Power2
(Typical at Each Throughput Rate)
|Configurable Operation Mode||
|Supported Management Methods/Protocols||
108Mbps Turbo mode operation in 5GHz frequency band is not allowed in EU countries.
- 1 Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g 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.
- 2 Maximum power setting will vary according to individual country regulations.
- 3 Limited Lifetime Warranty available only in the USA and Canada if purchased on or after October 1, 2010.