If you deploy the D-Link Wireless LAN Switching solution* in your environment, you will be able to fully integrate and control the wireless elements at the edge of the network, creating a unified wired and wireless access system. This enables you to deploy a very cost effective, scalable and highly available wireless network with high level of security to a minimum of time and resources.*consisting of DWS-3024 and "thin" Access Points DWL-3500AP/DWL-8500AP
Managed Wireless Switch Access Point with PoEThe DWL-3500AP is a thin wireless Access Point designed for use in conjunction with DWS-3024/DWS-3024L Wireless Switch in business-class enterprise environments. Designed for indoor installation, this access point provides secure options for network administrators to deploy a highly manageable and extremely robust wireless network. This access point supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) and provides two high-gain antennae for optimal wireless coverage.
Centralized Wireless Intelligence
The Access Point is entirely controlled from the Wireless Switch, ie no configuration data is kept at AP level, adding a layer of protection in case of theft or vandalism. Profiles including SSID, IP address, VLAN, security, etc… are only configured once and then applied to the managed APs. If an AP needs swapping, the replacement AP automatically inherits the same configuration, making the process seamless.
PoE support for Easy DeploymentFor installations in areas where power outlets are not readily available, the access point integrates 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE). The Wireless Switch will provide power as far as 100m away via standard Ethernet cabling.
Up to 108Mbps Wireless SpeedThe DWL-3500AP delivers extremely reliable wireless performance with standard 802.11g wireless throughput rates of up to 54Mbps. It has the added capability of reaching maximum wireless signal rates of up to 108Mbps (Turbo mode) powered by D-Link 108G technology*. At the same time, the DWL-3500AP remains fully compatible with the IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g standards.
Advanced Wireless Security & Quality of ServiceThe DWL-3500AP supports 64/128/152-bit WEP data encryption, WPA/WPA2 security and multiple SSIDs. MAC Address Filtering, SSID Broadcast Disable can be configured from the switch 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.
Rogue AP detection
The DWL-3500AP can be configured to periodically leave its operational channel and scan other channels within the frequency range, allowing the wireless switch to monitor the environment and detect rogue APs.
*Maximum wireless signal rate based on IEEE standard 802.11g specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors lower actual data throughput rate.
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