The DAP-3520 AirPremier N Dual Band Exterior Access Point is the ideal solution for outdoor users that need network and Wi-Fi Internet access at all times. Designed specifically for outdoor environments, the DAP-3520 is compatible with a large range of wireless devices due to its support of the 802.11a/b/g/n standards.
High Speed Dual Band Technology
The DAP-3520 can facilitate wireless speeds of up to 300 Mbps using the 802.11n standard2. The DAP-3520 also enables you to switch between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, expanding the possibilities of your network while also maintaining backwards compatibility.
Powerful & Durable Outdoor Solution
The DAP-3520 is designed to handle a wide variety of outdoor environments. It has a die-cast watertight housing, a built-in heater, and a temperature sensor. Supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), it can be placed in outdoor locations where power outlets are not easily accessible. Besides functioning as an AP, this device can be configured to operate as a Wireless Distribution System (WDS) to act as a bridge for linking together networks in different buildings.
Advanced Network Security
The DAP-3520 supports 64/128-bit WEP data encryption and WPA/WPA2 security functions. In addition, it provides MAC Address Filtering to control user access, and the Disable SSID Broadcast function to limit outsiders access to the internal network. Additionally, the DAP-3520 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.
Network Flexibility and Efficiency
The DAP-3520 supports up to 4 SSIDs, allowing the administrators to logically divide the access point into several virtual access points all within a single hardware platform. Rather than having separate networks with several access points, administrators can deploy one single AP to support more than one application, such as public Internet access and internal network control to increase flexibility and keep costs down.
The DAP-3520 supports 802.1Q VLAN Tagging, operating with multiple SSIDs to segment traffic to enhance performance and security. The DAP-3520 provides WLAN partitioning, a function useful for deployments such as hot spots. With station-tostation partitioning enabled, security is enhanced, since wireless users cannot peek at each other, and the possibility for data thievery is reduced. Administrators can, however, disable this function, so wireless users at an office can share hard disks and information, and peripherals such as wireless printers. The DAP-3520 also supports AP grouping, allowing several access points to balance wireless network traffic and wireless clients among the AP with the same SSID and different non-overlapping frequency channels.
Network administrators can manage DAP-3520 settings via web-based configuration and Telnet. Administrators can also use a Windows-based utility called AP Manager II to automatically locate all wireless devices installed on the network and do bulk configuration of multiple APs to save time and effort. Additionally, D-Links D-View 6.0 can also be used