The D-Link DWL-8710AP is an outdoor dual-band Wireless AC1200 Access Point designed specifically for deployment in business and campus environments. Highly manageable and capable of blazing speeds, the D-Link DWL-8710AP integrates seamlessly into an existing network infrastructure and can be easily scaled to meet future demands.
The D-Link DWL-8710AP delivers reliable, high-speed wireless performance using the latest 802.11ac standards with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 300 Mbps over the 2.4 GHz band, and 867 Mbps over the 5 GHz band1 . With band steering, the D-Link DWL-8710AP detects whether or not the wireless client is dual-band capable and if it is, it will push the client to connect to the less congested 5 GHz 802.11ac/n network. It does this by actively blocking the client’s attempts to associate with the 2.4 GHz network. Band steering can ensure clients on the 5 GHz band can achieve their maximum performance without being bottle-necked by legacy 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n clients. This way, you can make the most of Wireless AC technology and at the same time ensure backwards compatibility with existing legacy equipment. AC SmartBeam™ technology enables the D-Link DWL-8710AP to have even greater reach than ever before. By focusing the wireless signal at connected devices, it guarantees continuous fast wireless speeds, anywhere in the office, even under heavy network utilisation or in areas that had bad wireless signal.
The D-Link DWL-8710AP can be installed on a wall or pole with the included mounting brackets. The D-Link DWL-8710AP is IP67-compliant and is designed to operate in harsh outdoor environments and temperatures ranging from -30 up to 60˚C. In addition, all network interfaces are protected against electrical surges, enabling the device to be placed in areas where there is a risk of being struck by lightning. For easy installation, it has integrated 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, allowing installation of this device in areas where power outlets are not readily available.
When working in conjunction with a D-Link Unified Switch or Wireless Controller, the D-Link DWL-8710AP, like other D-Link Unified Access Points, may be centrally managed. This allows up to 1,024 D-Link Unified Access Points to be deployed and managed easily and efficiently (3). Once the APs are discovered by the switch/controller, the administrator can push a specific set of configurations onto them, rather than having to do so one by one. In addition, RF resource management and security are also managed centrally, thus allowing the administrator to pre-emptively identify potential deficiencies and weaknesses in the network.
When a number of access points are deployed close to each other, interference may result if proper RF management isn’t implemented. When a D-Link DWL-8710AP 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 operating on the same channel, the D-Link DWL-8710AP will automatically lower its transmission power (2). When, for whatever reason, the nearby AP is no longer present, the D-Link DWL-8710AP will increase its transmission power to expand coverage.
The D-Link DWL-8710AP supports 802.1p Quality of Service (QoS) for enhanced throughput and better performance of time-sensitive traffic like VoIP and streaming DSCP. The DWL-8610AP is WMM-certified, so in the event of network congestion, time-sensitive traffic can be given priority ahead of other traffic. Furthermore, when a number of D-Link DWL-8710APs are in close proximity with each other, an access point will refuse new association requests once its resources are fully utilised. Instead, the association request will be picked up by a neighbouring unit. This feature ensures that no single AP is overburdened while others nearby sit idle.
The D-Link DWL-8710AP supports the latest standards in Wi-Fi security, including WEP, WPA, WPA2, and 802.1X. In addition, it supports up to 16 Virtual Access Points (VAP) per radio, for a total of 32 VAPs, which allows the administrator to assign different access privileges to different groups of users. When Station Isolation is enabled, the AP blocks communication between wireless clients on the same radio and VAP. Rogue APs in the network can be easily detected, and the administrator will be immediately notified of any security threat. When used together with D-Link’s Wireless Controller or Unified Switch, the security can be enhanced further.
Radio access point - Wi-Fi - Dual Band