Wireless Access Point Supports Increased Device Densities with 802.11ac Technology and Advanced Processing Power
Wednesday 9 July 2014 15:16
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Jul 9, 2014 – D-Link, the networking solutions provider for small business and medium enterprise IT environments, today announced the DAP-2660, a new high power 802.11ac wireless access point. Packaged in a discrete, low profile white housing, the DAP-2660 is ideal for ceiling or wall mount applications in schools, office buildings, hospitals, government facilities, hotels, and more.
The DAP-2660 delivers reliable, high-speed wireless performance using the latest 802.11ac standard, with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 300 Mbps using the 2.4 GHz band, and 867 Mbps using the 5 GHz band1. It supports impressive device densities and offers optimal range and coverage over both bands.
“Our newest 802.11ac access point supports advanced radio management features, such as band steering, airtime fairness and load balancing,” added Steven Olen, director of product marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. “Since access points need to connect to a variety of wireless clients that support different speeds and standards, these advanced features are integral to ensure optimal network performance.”
About the DAP-2660
The DAP-2660 has internal antennas, is easy to install and can be powered using the included AC to DC adapter or directly via the network cable using Power over Ethernet from any switch or midspan injector that supports IEEE 802.3af.
Additional benefits include:
Strong Security and Authentication Features: Maintains a highly secure network with WPA/WPA2 Personal/Enterprise encryption, MAC address filtering, wireless LAN segmentation, SSID broadcast disable, rogue AP detection, wireless broadcast scheduling, and up to eight VLANs per band for implementing multiple SSIDs.
Multiple Operation Modes: Supports Access Point, Wireless Distribution System (WDS) with Access Point, WDS/Bridge, or Wireless Client operation modes.
Captive Portal: Supports built-in Authentication and Billing Options.
Multiple Management Options: Manageable via web (HTTP), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Secure Shell (SSH), and Telnet. For advanced network management, administrators can use D-Link® Central WiFiManager2 to configure and manage multiple access points remotely from different locations.
Limited Lifetime Warranty: Carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty, furthering D-Link’s commitment to product quality and long-term customer confidence.
The new DAP-2660 wireless access point is currently available for $229.99 through D-Link’s vast network of channel partners, including value-added resellers and distributors and online retailers. Detailed specifications are available online at D-Link’s website.
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit www.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/d-link) and Spiceworks (http://community.spiceworks.com/networking/d-link).
1Maximum 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 will adversely affect wireless signal range.