- Ideal for Business
- High-Performance Connectivity
- Trusted Security Features
- Convenient Installation
- Only compatible with DWS-3024 & DWS-3026
Product DescriptionThe DWL-3500AP Wireless Switching 108 G Access Point is a high-performance wireless access device that provides up to 108Mbps transmission rates* on the 2.4GHz frequency band. This AP provides unparallel wireless mobility and client access to the functions of the DWS-3024/3026 wireless switches. Connected to these switches, each DWL-3500AP continually tunes itself for optimal RF channel and transmits power to provide all mobile clients with the best wireless signal in both the 802.11a and 802.11g bands.
Up to 108Mbps Speed
With transmission speeds of up to 108Mbps (Turbo mode) *, the DWL-3500AP 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-3500AP can operate at double times the throughput of regular 802.11g wireless LAN equipment.
Sensitive Information Not Stored Locally
Individual DWL-3500AP access points have no local storing of any data so they can be safely installed in unsecured areas without fear of hacking or theft. The DWS-3024/3026 switch is the hardware that stores vital network, and user information in plain site and is typically stored in a secure location. DWL-3500AP can link to the DWS-3024/3026 directly or through the existing wired network, and roam in high speed within a single DWS-3024/3026 or even across Layer 3 boundaries (between several cascaded DWS-3024/3026 switches).
Self Configuration & Easy Installation
The DWS-3024/3026 switch automatically configures every connected DWL-3500AP, so no configuration is necessary during installation. If a DWL-3500AP needs to be replaced, the replacement DWL-3500AP automatically inherits the same configuration, making the replacement process as simple as a childs game.
PoE Facilitates Wireless Deployment
For maximum coverage, the DWL-3500AP 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. The DWL-3500AP can easily obtain power from a DWS-3024/3026 switch located as far as 100 meters away through the unused pairs of the existing network cable, doing away with the need to install separate power wiring. With industry-standard 802.3af PoE support, this wireless access point does not even require a PoE injector.
Continuous Channel Scanning To Prevent Rogue AP
DWL-3500AP 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-3500AP can launch RF counter measures by spoofing 802.11 control messages. This prevents clients from communicating, associating and authenticating with a rogue.
Total Security & Quality of Service
The DWL-3500AP supports 64/128/152-bit WEP data encryption, WPA/WPA2 security and multiple SSID per RF frequency band. Connected to the DWS-3024/3026 switch, these function along with wireless user MAC Address Filtering and SSID Broadcast Disable can be configured to set up security and limit outsiders access to the internal network. The DWL-3500AP supports 802.1Q VLAN Tagging and WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) for important wireless transmissions such as VoIP and streaming media applications, delivering critical user-based services, such as prioritized delivery of voice traffic.
* Maximum wireless signal rate 54Mbps based on IEEE standard 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 can lower actual data throughput rate.