Unified Wireless AC1750 Dual‑Band Access Point


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The DWL-8610AP is a state of the art, Unified Wireless AC1750 Access Point, enabling businesses of all sizes create the fastest wireless network possible.  With PoE incorporated as standard and a clean industrial design the DWL-8610AP can be deployed unobtrusively anywhere.

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Performance without Compromise

Incorporating the latest leading Wireless AC Chipset, the DWL-8610AP delivers a maximum wireless speed of 1750Mbps, up to 4x the performance of Wireless N*.

Broadcast on 32 SSIDs Simultaneously

Supports up to 32 SSIDs, 16 per radio, including station isolation

Smart Design

The DWL-8610AP can be mounted easily onto any wall or ceiling. Designed with standard Power over Ethernet requirements, the DWL-8610AP can easily be deployed and connected to any network and configured centrally.

Managed using Wireless Controller or Unified Wireless Switch

All D-Link’s Unified Wireless Access Point can be managed using D-Link’s Wireless Controller or Unified Switch.

Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless

Supports up to 1300 Mbps 3x3 MIMO for the 5Ghz band and up to 450Mbps 3x3 MIMO for the 2.4Ghz band

Secure and Green Design

The DWL-8610AP has a wireless scheduler feature, which turns off wireless functionality when it isn’t needed, saving power and increasing network security.

Band Steering Offered as Standard

With band steering, the DWL-8610AP detects whether or not the wireless client is dual-band capable, and if so, it pushes the client to connect to the less congested 5 Ghz band. It does this by actively blocking the client’s attempts to associate with the 2.4 Ghz network.

Versatility built as Standard

Whether you intend to use a single Access Point or roll out a large corporate network, the DWL-8610AP coupled with D-Link's Wireless Controller or Switch makes managing your wireless network simple.

  • Standalone

  • Large Deployment

    Fast Seamless Roaming

    Combining the DWL-8610AP with a Unified Wireless Switch or Controller allows you to create a wireless network that enables people to move freely around a building without losing connectivity

    * When compared to Wireless N300

    Product Comparison

      DWL-2600AP DWL-3600AP DWL-6600AP DWL-8610AP
    Wireless Standard B, G, N B, G, N B, G, N B, G, N, AC
    Frequency 2.4GHz 2.4GHz 2.4GHz, 5GHz 2.4GHz, 5GHz
    2.4GHz Throughput1 300Mbps 300Mbps 300Mbps 450Mbps
    5GHz Throughput1 - - 300Mbps 1300Mbps
    Aspect Indoor Indoor Indoor Indoor
    Range2 100m 100m 100m 100m
    Suggested number of users Up to 25
    Up to 40
    Up to 75
    Up to 250

    1 Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 and draft 802.11ac 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 may adversely affect wireless signal range.
    2 Range indicates the maximum distance where the highest throughput can be achieved, anything beyond this distance results in a loss of throughput.

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    Functions & Features


    High-performance Connectivity

    • IEEE 802.11ac wireless1
    • Up to 1300+450 Mbps1
    • 2 x Gigabit LAN ports

    Made for Business-class Environments

    • Simultaneous dual-band connectivity for increased network capacity
    • AC SmartBeam™ technology
    • Bandsteering for efficient traffic management
    • Console port for debugging

    Flexible & Scalable

    • Flexible deployment, stand-alone or centrally managed by a wireless controller
    • Self-configuring cluster enables easier provisioning. Up to 16 DWL-8610APs may form a self-configuring cluster

    Trusted Security

    • WPA/WPA2 Personal
    • WPA/WPA2 Enterprise
    • MAC address filtering
    • Rogue AP detection

    Convenient Installation

    • Can be easily mounted on a wall or ceiling
    • 802.3at Power Over Ethernet (PoE) enables installation in hard-to-reach locations
    • UL2043 certified Plenum rated housing to comply with fire regulations


    Technical Specifications


    Device Interface

    • 802.11ac/b/g/n
    • RJ45 console port
    • 2 Gigabit LAN Port (one port supporting 802.3at PoE)


    • Power
    • LAN 1
    • LAN 2
    • Diagnostics
    • 2.4 GHz
    • 5 GHz

    Wireless Frequency

    • 2.4 GHz band: 2.4 GHz-2.4835 GHz
    • 5 GHz band: 4.9 GHz-5.85 GHz

    Data Transfer Rate

    • 802.11ac: 433 Mbps-1300 Mbps
    • 802.11n: 6.5 Mbps-450 Mbps
    • 802.11g: 54, 48, 36, 24, 12, 9, and 6 Mbps
    • 802.11b: 11, 5.5, 2, and 1 Mbps

    Operation Channel

    • 2.4 GHz: 13 channels
    • 5 GHz: 19 non-overlapping channels


    • Internal omni-directional antennas
    • 6.5 dBi for 5 GHz, 5 dBi or 2.4 GHz



    • WPA-Personal/Enterprise
    • WPA2-Personal/Enterprise
    • WEP 64/128-bit encryption
    • SSID broadcast disable
    • MAC address access control
    • Internal RADIUS server

    Network Management

    • Operational modes
      • Standalone
      • AP Array
      • Managed (with DWC-1000, DWS-4026 or DWS-3160)
    • Web-based user interface (HTTP/HTTPS)
    • Command line interface via
      • RJ45 serial console
    • Telnet/SSH
    • SNMP



    • 200 x 221 x 55 mm       


    • 875.8 grams  

    Power Adapter

    • 12 V DC, 2 A (power adapter not included)

    Max Power Consumption

    • 12.95 W

    Power over Ethernet

    • 802.3at PoE+       


    • Bottom cover – metal
    • Top cover – plastic
    • UL2043 certified


    • Operating: 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
    • Non-operating Temperature -20~65°C


    • Operating: 10% to 90% non-condensing    


    • CE
    • FCC
    • IC
    • cUL
    • LVD
    • UL2043
    • C-Tick
    • VCCI
    • NCC
    • Wi-Fi
    • TELEC
    • EN 60601-1-2 

    1. 1300 Mbps is the maximum wireless signal rate as specified by IEEE 802.11ac standard. Actual data throughput will vary. Network and other environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials, and nearby radio interference may lower actual data throughput.
    2. This feature is available when Unified AP is used in conjunction with D-Link’s line of Unified Switches and Wireless Controllers.


    • How to Configure a Cluster between Two (or more) - DWC-1000 and DWC-2000 Read Answer
    • How do I flash the firmware image on the DWL-8610AP using the CLI / Console Cable? Read Answer

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    Datasheet - PDF 0.33mb Download
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    Manual 6.61 Revision All Product Manual 11.9.2018. - - Download
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    12.8.2015. Download
    Firmware Firmware 24.11.2014. Download
    Initial release

    Initial release

    27.6.2014. Download
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    CE doc 2.11 Revision A1 CE document 16.4.2018. Download
    2.10 RevA CE document 19.1.2018. Download
    CE declaration CE declaration 13.10.2014. Download