Wednesday, July 9th 2014

D-Link Shipping Low Cost, High-Performance 802.11ac Wireless Access Point

D-Link, the networking solutions provider for small business and medium enterprise IT environments, today announced the DAP-2660, a new high power 802.11ac wireless access point. Packaged in a discrete, low profile white housing, the DAP-2660 is ideal for ceiling or wall mount applications in schools, office buildings, hospitals, government facilities, hotels, and more.

The DAP-2660 delivers reliable, high-speed wireless performance using the latest 802.11ac standard, with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 300 Mbps using the 2.4 GHz band, and 867 Mbps using the 5 GHz band. It supports impressive device densities and offers optimal range and coverage over both bands.

"Our newest 802.11ac access point supports advanced radio management features, such as band steering, airtime fairness and load balancing," added Steven Olen, director of product marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. "Since access points need to connect to a variety of wireless clients that support different speeds and standards, these advanced features are integral to ensure optimal network performance."

About the DAP-2660
The DAP-2660 has internal antennas, is easy to install and can be powered using the included AC to DC adapter or directly via the network cable using Power over Ethernet from any switch or midspan injector that supports IEEE 802.3af.

Additional benefits include:
  • Strong Security and Authentication Features: Maintains a highly secure network with WPA/WPA2 Personal/Enterprise encryption, MAC address filtering, wireless LAN segmentation, SSID broadcast disable, rogue AP detection, wireless broadcast scheduling, and up to eight VLANs per band for implementing multiple SSIDs.
  • Multiple Operation Modes: Supports Access Point, Wireless Distribution System (WDS) with Access Point, WDS/Bridge, or Wireless Client operation modes.
  • Captive Portal: Supports built-in Authentication and Billing Options.
  • Multiple Management Options: Manageable via web (HTTP), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Secure Shell (SSH), and Telnet. For advanced network management, administrators can use D-Link Central WiFiManager to configure and manage multiple access points remotely from different locations.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty: Carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty, furthering D-Link's commitment to product quality and long-term customer confidence.
Availability
The new DAP-2660 wireless access point is currently available for $229.99 through D-Link's vast network of channel partners, including value-added resellers and distributors and online retailers. Detailed specifications are available online at D-Link's website.
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4 Comments on D-Link Shipping Low Cost, High-Performance 802.11ac Wireless Access Point

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
low cost -> $230



say what, i can get faster .AC routers for less than that
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#2
remixedcat
Can't we all... however a basic wireless router does NOT have enough security, QoS, traffic shaping, RF controls, captive portals, VLANs, or roaming options that a LOT of businesses REQUIRE.

Also if you run a consumer router you are most likely NOT PCI compliant. Most of their "guest networks" are not secure enough for that standard.
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#3
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
867Mbps on the 5Ghz band for AC? Most business class AP's can muster 1300Mbps using 2 ports, and are about the same price.
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#4
ironwolf
*checks calendar*
*not April 1st*

How exactly is this low cost again? :confused:
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