The DWL-8620APE Wireless AC2600 Wave 2 Dual-Band Unified Access Point with External Antennas is specially designed for small to medium businesses or enterprises, providing unparalleled bandwidth and flexibility for administrators looking to deploy a medium to large scale Wi-Fi network utilising the cutting-edge speed of Wireless AC Wave 2. Not only can it operate in standalone mode, the DWL-8620APE can also be centrally managed by D-Link Wireless Controllers. Highly manageable and capable of blazing speeds, it integrates seamlessly into any existing network infrastructure and can be easily scaled to meet future demands.
The DWL-8620APE leverages the full potential of 802.11ac Wave 2 by using a 4 x 4 antenna implementation with 4 detachable external omnidirectional antennas, allowing high combined data rates of 2,533 Mbps (2) (1,733 Mbps for 802.11ac Wave 2, and 800 Mbps for 802.11n) over the
air. In addition, it supports Link Aggregation, which allows two Gigabit Ethernet ports to be linked together and act as a single port to double the available bandwidth and maximise the overall throughput of the access point.
The DWL-8620APE supports MU-MIMO (Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output), which enables the device to simultaneously communicate with multiple clients using multiple antennas. This allows the access point to utilise the spectrum more efficiently and significantly
increase the network capacity. The DWL-8620AP support 4 x 4 MU-MIMO to take full advantage of all streams to serve more wireless clients to dramatically improve wireless performance.
The DWL-8620APE can be ceiling mounted or wall mounted to meet the needs of any wireless application. For additional flexibility, it has integrated Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, allowing the devices to be installed in areas where power outlets are not readily available.
When working in conjunction with D-Link Wireless Controllers, the DWL-8620APE can be centrally managed. This allows for a large number of access points to be deployed and managed easily and efficiently. Once the APs are discovered by the controller, the administrator can push the configuration to them as a group, instead of configuring each access point individually. Additionally, Radio Frequency (RF) resource management (1) allows wireless coverage to be managed centrally, providing the best coverage possible for wireless clients.
When access points are deployed in close proximity to each other, there may be interference between channels if RF management is not implemented. When the DWL-8620APE senses a neighbour nearby, it will automatically select a non-interfering channel. This greatly reduces RF interference and will allow the administrator to deploy APs more densely. To further minimise interference, when a nearby AP is on the same channel, the DWL-8620APE will automatically lower its transmission power (1). When, for whatever reason, the nearby AP is no longer present, the access point will increase its transmission power to expand coverage.
The D-Link DWL-8620APE support 802.1p Quality of Service (QoS) for enhanced throughput and better performance of time-sensitive traffic like VoIP and streaming DSCP. It also supports Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM), so in the event of network congestion, time-sensitive traffic can be given priority ahead of other traffic. Furthermore, when a number of access points are in close proximity to each other, an access point will refuse new association requests once its resources are fully utilised, allowing the association request to be picked up by a neighbouring unit, distributing the load over multiple APs. Band steering technology enables the DWL-8620APE to intelligently place clients on the optimal wireless band to avoid congestion and allows for smooth streaming of video, seamless browsing, and fast downloads for mobile devices. Airtime Fairness ensures that equal airtime is given to each client, providing increased performance even if slower devices are connected. 802.11k Fast Roaming (1) is also supported, which allows the wireless client to roam seamlessly between access points.
1. This feature is available when Unified AP is used in conjunction with D-Link’s line of Unified Wireless Controllers.
2. Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11n and 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 my adversely affect wireless signal range.
Unified AC Wave 2 - Radio access point - 802.11ac Wave 2 - Wi-Fi - 2.4 GHz (1 band) / 5 GHz (2 bands) - DC power