D-Link DWL-8600AP Wireless Unified 802.11n Dualband Access Point

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The DWL-8600AP is D-Link?s next generation Unified Access Point supporting the IEEE 802.11n standard. Versatile and powerful, this device 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. Businesses can start with an intelligent DWL-8600AP that provides many advanced Wireless LAN functions, and then migrate to a centrally managed system anytime later by integrating the same DWL-8600AP with a D-Link unified wired/wireless switch. 802.11n offers up to six times increased throughput when compared with existing 802.11a/g networks. The DWL-8600AP is fully backwards compatible with 802.1a/b/g clients and allows for a 2x2:2 configuration with two Tx and Rx streams for each radio. Multiple In Multiple Out (MIMO) and wider bandwidth channels increase physical transfer rate over 802.11a/g. The DWL-8600AP has everything on-board that enables network administrators to set up a secure wireless network. Advanced wireless functions that the DWL-8600AP supports include: WEP data encryption, WPA/WPA2 security, client MAC address filtering, AP load balancing, QoS/WMM (Wireless Multimedia), and Rogue AP Detection. Security configuration settings can be locally stored in the DWL-8500AP itself. Alternatively, the DWL-8600AP can operate in conjunction with a D-Link DWS-4026 unified wired/wireless switch. In this mode, multiple DWL-8600AP access points can connect directly or indirectly to one of these switches to provide unparalleled security and wireless mobility for wireless clients.


The DWL-8600AP delivers concurrent wireless performance with maximum wireless signal rates in both frequency bands simultaneously. With dualband connectivity, two wireless networks are created both running at full bandwidth speeds, offering a significant increase in total network capacity. The architecture of most current wireless LAN controllers require wireless traffic to return to the controller for centralised processing, providing unnecessary traffic delay. The DWL-8600AP ? when operating with a DWS-4026 switch ? offers administrators extra options. Depending on the wireless application, wireless traffic can either be tunnelled back to the switch for better security control, or locally forwarded at the access point for optimal performance. When operating in conjunction with a DWS-4026 switch, the switch automatically configures every connected ?thin? DWL-8600AP access point, so no configuration is necessary during installation. If a DWL-8600AP needs to be replaced, the replacement DWL-8600AP automatically inherits the same configuration, making the replacement process a simple one. The DWL-8600AP continuously scans both frequency bands and their associated channels to detect rogues while simultaneously providing wireless connectivity to mobile clients. If a rogue is detected, it reports the result to the DWS-4026 wireless switch that manages it. From a management console, administrators can identify the rouge AP and take appropriate action.




Network Speeds Supported


Wireless LAN

Frequency Band

2.4GHz ? 5GHz

Receive Sensitivity

802.11a: -87dBm at 6Mbps, -86dBm at 9Mbps, -84dBm at 12Mbps, -81dBm at 18Mbps, -77dBm at 24Mbps, -75dBm at 36Mbps, -68dBm at 48Mbps, -67dBm at 54Mbps ? 802.11b: -92dBm at 1Mbps, -90dBm at 2Mbps, -88dBm at 5.5Mbps, -84dBm at 11Mbps ? 802.11g:-87dBm at 6Mbps, -87dBm at 9Mbps, -85dBm at 12Mbps, -82dBm at 18Mbps, -79dBm at 24Mbps, -76dBm at 36Mbps, -71dBm at 48Mbps, -70dBm at 64Mbps

Antenna Type

4 x Dualband Detachable Omnidirectional


Console Ports

1 x RJ-45

RJ-45 Ports

1 x RJ-45



Uses protocols supported in DWS-4026 Unified Switch ? HTTP/HTTPS ? SSH ? SNMP ? Syslog ? Telnet


64/128/152-bit WEP Data Encryption ? MAC Address Filtering: Local or RADIUS database ? WPA/WPA2 EAP ? WPA/WPA2 PSK ? TKIP/AES ? 802.11i/WPA2: Supports pre-authentication and key caching for WPA2 Enterprise ? 802.1Q SSID broadcast enable/disable ? 16 SSID per frequency band, 32 SSID per AP ? RADIUS (RFC 2865, 3580): Supports authentication with RADIUS, up to 4 external RADIUS servers ? Isolated security for each SSID (Different security settings for each SSID) ? Station Isolation ? IEEE 802.1X Supplicant



IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n Wireless LAN ? IEEE 802.3, 802.3u Ethernet ? IEEE 802.11d Regulatory Domain Selection ? IEEE 802.11h ? IEEE 802.3x Flow Control ? IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE)


FCC Class B ? CE ? C-Tick ? VCCI ? TELEC ? Wi-Fi ? ICES-003 ? EN60601-1-2 ? NCC ? CSA International


Power over Ethernet (PoE)


Power over Ethernet (PoE) Standards


Power Consumption


Power Adaptor Type




Operating Temperature 0 to 40?C - Humidity 10 to 90%



19.8cm (W) x 19.0cm (D) x 3.6cm (H) - Weight 1.02kg


  • High performance dualband connectivity for increased network capacity
  • Concurrent operation in both 802.11a/n & 802.11b/g/n at full bandwidth speeds
  • Standard 802.3af PoE support
  • Solid Die Cast Metal Housing Design for Indoor Deployment
  • Self-tuning features to adjust & optimise RF settings
  • Load balancing among neighbouring APs
  • Trusted Security Features
  • Convenient Installation
  • Can operate as standalone AP (?Fit?) or as switching AP (?Thin?) with DWS-4026 controller
  • Perfect for growing networks ? allows seamless upgrade to unified wireless switching solution

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Catalogue No: EL-02025535