The DAP-2360 is an 802.11n Plenum-rated PoE Access Point ideal for any network administrator
Multiple Operation Modes traffic indoor areas such as airports, coffee shops, shopping centers, sporting venues, and to create or expand the capacity of a wireless network. This access point is mainly used in high university campus deployments.* At transfer rates of up to 300 Mbps** in the 2.4 GHz frequency range, users are able to connect with legacy 802.11b/g adapters as well as the latest 802.11n adapters to enjoy faster downloads and instant communication.
Versatile Access Point
The DAP-2360 allows network administrators to deploy a highly manageable and extremely robust 802.11n wireless network. The included antennas are detachable and provide optimal wireless coverage in the 2.4 GHz (802.11g and 802.11n) band using a high power radio design to reduce dead spots and increase capacity. Enclosed in a white plenum-rated metal chassis, the DAP-2360 easily blends into ceilings or walls and adheres to strict fire codes for placement in air passageways. For advanced installations, this high-speed access point has integrated 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), making installation easy in areas where power outlets are not readily available.
The DAP-2360 is equipped with Atheros QCA9557 (720 MHz) processor, DDR2 SDRAM 64 MB and SPI Flash 16 MB.
To help maintain a secure wireless network, the DAP-2360 provides the latest in wireless security
technologies by supporting both Personal and Enterprise versions of WPA and WPA2 (802.11i) with support for RADIUS server backend. To further protect your wireless network, MAC Address Filtering, Wireless LAN segmentation, Disable SSID Broadcast, Rogue AP Detection, and Wireless Broadcast Scheduling are also included.
The DAP-2360 includes support for up to eight VLANs for implementing multiple SSIDs to further help segment users on the network. It also includes a wireless client isolation mechanism, which limits direct client-to-client communication.
The DAP-2360 delivers reliable wireless performance with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 300 Mbps** in the 2.4 GHz wireless band. This, coupled with support for Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMMTM) Quality of Service features, makes it an ideal access point for audio, video, and voice applications. Additionally, the DAP-2360 supports load balancing features to ensure maximum performance by limiting the maximum number of users per Access Point.
Multiple Operation Modes
To maximize total return on investment, the DAP-2360 can be configured to optimize network performance based on any one of its multiple operation modes: Access Point, Wireless Client, Wireless Distribution System (WDS), and WDS with Access Point. With WDS support, network administrators can set up multiple DAP-2360s throughout a facility and configure them to bridge with one another while also providing network access to individual clients. Also included are advanced features such as Load Balancing, which optimizes high network traffic volume, and redundancy for fail-safe wireless connectivity. Additionally, the DAP-2360 offers Spanning Tree Protocol support for greater efficiency and to avoid broadcast storms when used in WDS mode.
Network administrators have multiple options for managing the DAP-2360, including Web (HTTP), Secure Sockets Later (SSL, which provides for a secure connection to the Internet), Secure Shell (SSH, which provides for a secure channel between local and remote computers), and Telnet (bidirectional, 8-bit byte oriented communications facility). For advanced network management, administrators can use D-Link’s Central WiFiManager to configure and manage multiple access points. In addition to streamlining the management process, Central WiFiManager provides network administrators with the means to verify and conduct regular maintenance checks remotely, eliminating the need to send personnel out to physically verify proper operation. With 2.4 GHz band functionality, PoE support, a plenum-rated chassis, extensive manageability, versatile operation modes, and solid security enhancements, the DAP-2360 AirPremier N PoE Access Point with Plenum-rated Chassis provides SMB environments with a business-class solution for deploying a wireless network in the workplace.
* This unit is designed for indoor environments; setting up this unit in outdoor environments may violate local regulatory requirements.
** Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11n 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.