The DWL-8500AP Wireless Switching 108 AG Access Point is a high-performance wireless access device that provides up to 108Mbps transmission rates and fexible dualband wireless connectivity. This AP provides unparallel wireless mobility, dualband WLAN connectivity and client access to the functions of the DWS-3024/3026 wireless switches. Connected to these switches, each DWL-8500AP 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.
Flexible Dualband Wireless LAN 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 signifcant 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.
Up to 108Mbps Speed
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.
Sensitive Information Not Stored Locally
Individual DWL-8500AP 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 is typically stored in a secure location. DWL-8500AP 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 peer DWS-3024/3026 switches.
Self Confguration and Easy Installation
The DWS-3024/3026 switch automatically confgures every connected DWL-8500AP, so no confguration is necessary during installation. If a DWL-8500AP needs to be replaced, the replacement DWL-8500AP automatically inherits the same confguration, making the replacement process as simple as a child’s game.
PoE Facilitates Wireless Deployment
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 diffcult and expensive. The DWL-8500AP 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 Detect Rogue AP
DWL-8500AP continuously scans both frequency bands and their associated channels to detect rogues while simultaneously providing wireless connectivity to mobile clients. If a rogue is detected, it reports the result to the DWS-3024/3026 wireless switch that manages it. From a management console, administrators can identify the rouge AP and take appropriate action.