D-Link's next generation Unified Access Point supporting the IEEE 802.11n standard can be flexibly deployed as a stand-alone 'fit' wireless Access Point or as a 'thin' managed Access Point (AP) manageable from a wireless switch such as D-Link's DWS-4026. Businesses can start with an intelligent DWL-8600AP then migrate to a centrally managed solution by integrating the same DWL-8600AP to a D-Link unified wired/wireless switch.
With Quadband technology, wireless speeds reach up to 300 Mbps in each frequency band simulnaneously. When managed from the switch, the Access Point doesnot store any setting locally. Power also comes from the switch via 802.3af PoE.The DWL-8600AP continuously tunes itself for optimal RF channel and signal intensity to provide clients with the best wireless signal. It is also able to scan its RF environment, allowing the switch to detect rogue APs.
In addition, DWL-8600AP supports 802.1Q VLAN tagging, Load Balancing among Neighbour Aps, up to 16 SSIDs per radio and is Wi-Fi ® Multimedia (WMM) certified.