The D-Link DAP-2590 AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point provides businesses with a solution for deploying next generation draft 802.11n local area networks (LANs). Designed specifically for business-class environments, such as large or enterprise corporations, this access point provides secure and manageable dual band wireless LAN options for network administrators.
Versatile Access Point
The DAP-2590 AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point allows network administrators to arrange a highly manageable and extremely robust dual band wireless network. All three detachable dual band antennas supply optimal wireless coverage in either 2.4GHz (802.11g and draft 2.0 802.11n) or 5GHz (802.11a and draft 2.0 802.11n) frequency bands. Enclosed in a plenum-rated metal chassis, the AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point 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) support, allowing installation of this device in areas where power outlets are not readily available.
The DAP-2590 delivers reliable wireless performance with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 300Mbps in either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz wireless band. Support for Traffic Control and the Wi-Fi MultimediaTM(WMM) Quality of Service feature, makes it an ideal access point for audio, video, and voice applications. Additionally, this access point supports load balance features to ensure maximum performance.
To help maintain a secure wireless network, the AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point 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 and a built-in internal RADIUS server allowing users to create their accounts inside. This access point also includes MAC Address Filtering, Wireless LAN segmentation, Disable SSID Broadcast, Rogue AP Detection, and Wireless Broadcast Scheduling to further protect your wireless network.
The AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point includes support for up to 8 VLANs for implementing multiple service set identifiers (SSIDs) to further help segment users on the network. The DAP-2590 also includes a wireless client isolation mechanism to limit direct client-to-client communication.
Additionally, the DAP-2590 supports Network Access Protection (NAP), which is a feature of Microsoft® Windows Server 2008. NAP allows network administrators to define multiple levels of network access based on the needs of individual clients. If a client is identified outside of their access area, the client will be automatically brought back to their permitted network access level.
Multiple Operation Modes
The DAP-2590 can be configured to optimize network performance based on any one of its multiple operation modes: Access Point, Wireless Distribution System (WDS) with Access Point, WDS/Bridge (No AP Broadcasting) and Wireless Client. With WDS support, network administrators can set up multiple DAP-2590s 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. Spanning Tree Protocol support allows greater efficiency and avoids broadcast storms when used in WDS mode.
Network administrators have multiple options for managing the AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point 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 (bi-directional, eight-bit byte oriented communications facility). For advanced network management, administrators can use the D-Link AP Manager II or D-View SNMPv3 management module to configure and manage multiple access points from a single location. In addition to a streamlined management process, the AP Manager II or D-View software provides network administrators with the means of verifying and conducting regular maintenance checks without wasting resources by sending personnel out to physically verify proper operation.Also available is an AP array, allowing the management of a set of network devices as a single group for easy configuration and deployment. In addition, the DAP-2590 has a Wireless Scheduler feature for power saving.
With the selectable dual band functionality, PoE support, plenum-rated chassis, extensive manageability, versatile operation modes, and solid security enhancements, the new D-Link DAP-2590 AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point provides small to medium business (SMB) environments with a business-class solution for deploying a wireless network in the workplace.