WiFi without an external controller
Cost-effective, enterprise-class WiFi networking for a variety of environments. Easy to deploy, use and maintain.
Be up and running in minutes, provisioning your W-Series Instant Access Points (IAPs) in a few easy steps using virtually any laptop’s wireless connection. W-Series IAPs are designed to provide enterprise-class networking services without enterprise-size complexity and include an expanded wired + wireless IAP portfolio with high-end wireless features for hotspots and remote branches.
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As WLAN requirements grow, configuration settings can be used to easily convert the W-Series IAPs to campus APs that work with a centralized-controller architecture.
Combine enterprise capabilities with entry-level simplicity using WiFi network through W-Series IAPs with built-in virtual controllers. When multiple IAPs are connected, a single IAP acts as a primary virtual controller. If that controller fails, another W-Series IAP in the chain automatically takes over as the primary virtual controller without disrupting services. To expand your network, just add more W-Series IAPs. Configuration is automatically uploaded from the primary virtual controller.
The virtual controller technology is able to monitor and control critical network maintenance tasks, including:
- Specialized Adaptive Radio Management functions that optimize WiFi client behavior, enabling IAPs to avoid RF interference
- Auto-configuration for added IAPs
- 802.1x authentication
- Role- and device-based policy enforcement
- Rogue detection
Several W-Series IAP models provide both wired and wireless connectivity, ideal for small branches or teleworkers. The wired connectivity includes additional Ethernet ports to connect wired devices as well as a USB port to connect a 3G/4G modem for internet connectivity.
Securely manage and administer a W-Series IAP WiFi network from a single built-in web-based GUI.
Manage multiple W-Series IAP WiFi networks using Dell W-Series AirWave Software Management Suite (AWMS). AirWave manages local or geographically dispersed deployments and aggregates them into one console. It gives you a single, accurate picture of everything that affects service quality for your users — from the wired infrastructure to the RF environment to individual mobile devices.
Build wireless networks that adjust to how WiFi clients interact. W-Series IAPs with Dell Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) technology help ensure that data, voice and video applications have sufficient network resources to operate properly, allowing maximum client performance while enhancing stability and predictability of the entire WiFi network. ARM features include:
- Spectrum load balancing that uniformly distributes clients across channels in high-density environments
- Noise awareness that dynamically shifts clients away from channels hampered by outside interference
- Band steering that enables IAPs with both radios available to dynamically transfer clients away from crowded bands and allows users to define client ratios across different bands
- Airtime fairness that delivers equal airtime access to all WiFi clients, regardless of the client type, wireless chip or operating system
Reduce IT complexity, maximize uptime and help lower costs with Dell Services. These pre- and post-deployment network services include:
• Pre-sales assessment
• Virtual site planning session
• On-site WLAN survey
• WLAN Controller Install
• Remote Advisory Services
• Airwave Management Install
• Product Extended Life Limited Hardware Warranty*
• Dell ProSupport* Services
W-Series IAP224/225 802.11ac Access Points
W-Series IAP224 (external antenna) and W-Series IAP225 (internal antenna) are 802.11ac access points, supporting the new 5GHz industry standard for gigabit wireless data rates. These purpose-built 3x3 MIMO 802.11ac access points are designed to deliver blazing fast performance that is up to three times higher than comparable 802.11n access points. Dual-radio configurations enable flexible deployments:
The IAP224 and IAP225 each include dual GbE ports to access wired backbones and are powered by Power-over-Ethernet 802.3at (PoE+) or an optional adapter.
W-Series IAP155/155P Wired + Wireless Instant Access Points
Dual-band, dual-radio IAPs offering wire-like data rates of up to 450Mbps per radio with instant or remote AP-mode options. The IAP155 and IAP155P each have four ports available to the wired network and a USB port to connect to 3G and 4G networks. The W-Series IAP155P has two Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)-capable LAN ports that can be used to power an external PoE-enabled device, such as an IP phone.
|W-Series IAP134/135 Instant Access Points|
Enterprise-grade W-Series IAP134 (external antenna) and IAP135 (internal antennas) are the highest-performing W-Series 802.11n dual-radio indoor access points, designed to deliver data rates of up to 450Mbps per radio, up to 900Mbps total for denser environments.
|W-Series IAP114/115 Instant Access Points|
W-Series IAP114 (external antenna) and IAP115 (internal antennas) high-performance, dual-radio 802.11n access points designed to deliver data rates up to 450Mbps per radio, suited for medium-density deployments.
W-Series IAP 108/109 Wired + Wireless Instant Access Points
Multifunctional dual-radio W-Series IAP 108 (connecters for external antenna) and W-Series IAP 109 (four integrated antennas) are 802.11abgn, 2x2:2 MIMO access points with instant or remote AP modes for wireless and wired networking in large deployments. With 300Mbps wireless data rate per radio, each IAP features:
W-Series IAP104/105 Instant Access Points
|W-Series IAP175 Outdoor Instant Access Points|
Enterprise-grade family of mainstream dual-radio 802.11n outdoor access points designed to deliver data rates of up to 300Mbps per radio, up to 600Mbps total. Ideal for campuses, industrial parks and other harsh, outdoor open-air environments, W-Series IAP175 instant access points can be powered via PoE, AC or DC power sources and include convenient wall and mast mounting options as well as a solar shield.
|W-Series IAP92/93 Instant Access Points|
W-Series IAP92 (external antenna) and W-Series IAP93 (internal antenna) are entry-level, enterprise-grade, single-radio 802.11n indoor access points designed to deliver data rates of up to 300Mbps.
|W-Series IAP3WN/IAP3WNP Wired + Wireless Instant Access Points|
Enterprise-grade portable or desktop 802.11n indoor access points that offer data rates of up to 300Mbps.
W-Series IAP3WN features:
W-Series IAP3WNP has one PoE-capable LAN port that can be used to power an external PoE-enabled device, such as an IP phone.
W-AP104 and W-AP105
W-AP92 and W-AP93
|Description||Mainstream capacity for high density with dual radio, dual band functionality.|
(2x2 MIMO with 2 streams)
|Entry-level, single-radio access point with dual band functionality.|
(2x2 MIMO with 2 streams)
|Desktop AP with additional Ethernet ports to create a small LAN or|
connect PoE devices. Ideal for remote offices/teleworkers needing VPN capability. (2x2 MIMO with 2 streams)
|Data rate||600 Mbps (300 Mbps each radio)||300 Mbps||300 Mbps|
|Radios||Dual Radios — 2.4 and 5GHz band||Single Radio — 2.4 or 5GHz band||Single Radio — 2.4 or 5GHz band|
|Operating modes: APs operate in the following modes without the need for additional hardware: Campus, Remote, Mesh, Air Monitor,or Spectrum Analysis mode||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|Spectrum analysis: remotely scans the 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio bands to identify sources of RF interference. Monitors 4.9GHz frequency band when in dedicated Air Monitor (AM)||Standard||Standard||Not available|
|Certification: 802.11 a/b/g/n certified. Includes TAA/FIPS certification for government use. (Except W-AP93H)||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|Operating frequencies||2.4-2.5 GHz||2.4-2.5 GHz|
|Number of SSIDs per radio||Up to 8||Up to 8||Up to 8|
|Minimum software revision||W-AP104: 184.108.40.206, W-AP105: 220.127.116.11||18.104.22.168|
|RF management: Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) provides dynamic, application-aware channel management to maximize network capacity and ensure fairness in bandwidth availability per user.||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|Antennas||W-AP104: four RP-SMA for external 2.4 & 5 GHz antennas|
W-AP105: four internal omni-directional, dual-band
|W-AP92: two RP-SMA for|
W-AP93 two internal
|Both models have two internal|
omni-directional, dual-band antennas.
|Network interfaces||One 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet, Auto-sensing MDI/MDX||One 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet, Auto-sensing MDI/MDX||Three RJ45 ports 10/100BASE-T Ethernet, Auto-sensing MDI/MDX and one USB port for connecting a cellular modem|
|Other interfaces||Console interface (RJ45)||Console interface (RJ45)||Console interface (custom)|
|Power over Ethernet (PoE) interfaces|| W-AP175P:|
802.3at-compatible PoE input (PD)
W-AP175AC and W-AP175DC: 802.3af
compatible PoE output (PSE)
|48V DC 802.3af-compatible||W-IAP3WN: 802.3af PoE (15.4 watts)|
on the E2 port
|Power interfaces||48V DC 802.3af-compatible||12 volts DC, 1.25 A||W-IAP3WN: 12 volts DC, 1.25 A|
W-IAP3WNP: 48 volts DC, 0.75 A
W-IAP3WN: 100-240 volts, 0.5 A
W-IAP3WNP: 100-240 volts, 0.75 A
|Power consumption||12 volts DC, 1.25 A|
12.5 Watts (maximum)
|10 Watts (maximum)||W-IAP3WN: 4 watts/6.5 watts|
W-IAP3WNP: 5.5, 8, or 26 watts
|Environmental: Class||Indoor, plenum-rated||Indoor, plenum-rated||Indoor|
|Environmental: Operating temperature||0° C to +50° C (+32° F to +122° F)||0° C to +50° C (+32° F to +122° F)||0° C to +40° C (+32° F to +104° F)|
|Accessories: Wall mount||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|Hardware Warranty||One year parts and labor||Extended Lifetime Warranty||Extended Limited Lifetime|
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