Unified Wireless PoE Access Point

DWL‑3500AP

  • Product Status: Phased Out
The DWL-3500AP is a thin wireless Access Point designed for use in conjunction with DWS-3024/DWS-3024L/DWS-4026 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.

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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 PoE

The 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 Deployment

For 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 Speed

The 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 Service

The 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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Type
Hardware-managed AP
Wireless standard
Wireless G
Wireless speed
108 Mbps 2.4 GHz
Antenna type
2 detachable omni-directional antennas
Antenna gain
5 dBi for 2.4 GHz
Power-over-Ethernet
Yes
Wired interface
1 x Fast Ethernet LAN
Console port
Supported
Indoor/outdoor
Indoor
Type of housing
Metal
Plenum rated (UL-2043)
Supported
Wireless modes
Access Point (AP)

WDS bridge

WDS with AP
Advanced features
MIMO
Maximum number of SSIDs
8
Auto channel selection
Supported
WMM-PS/802.11e (U-APSD)
Supported
Wi-Fi scheduler
Supported
AP traffic load balance
Supported
L2 roaming
Supported
WEP 64/128 bit
Supported
WPA/WPA2-Personal/Enterprise
Supported
TKIP/AES encryption
Supported
WPA_WPA2_PSK over WDS
Supported
WLAN partition
Supported
SSID broadcast disable
Supported
Rogue AP detection
Supported
Station isolation
Supported
MAC address filtering
Supported
802.1X authentication
Supported
Wireless controller/unified switch managed features
AP load balance

Auto-channel, auto-RF management

Captive portal

L2/L3 fast roaming

Rogue AP mitigation

View neighbour AP information

WIDS/WIPS
Supported D-Link Wireless Controllers/Unified Switches
DWS-3024/DWS-3024L
WEB
Supported
SNMP (v1, v2c, v3)
Supported
CLI
Supported
Telnet
Supported
SSH
Supported
Syslog
Supported
Central management (through AP Manager II and/or D-View Wireless Control Module)
Supported
Configuration group sync through AP Array (up to 8 APs)
Supported

FAQ

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Datasheet (English) - PDF 0.37mb Download
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CLI Manual (English) CLI Manual (English) - PDF 5.68mb Download
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Quick Installation Guide (English) - PDF 1.29mb Download
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CE Declaration - ver A2 (English)

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CE Declaration - ver. A1 CE Declaration - ver A1 (English) 14.02.2007 Download