Jan 15

To access the Administration Web UI, you enter the IP address of the AP into a Web browser. You can use the default IP address of the AP (10.90.90.91) to log on to the AP and assign a static IP address, or you can use a DHCP server on you network to assign network information to the AP. The DHCP client on the AP is enabled by default.

To install the UAP, use the following steps:

1.) Connect the AP to an administrative PC by using a LAN connection or a direct-cable connection.

•) To use a LAN connection, connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the network port on the access point and the other end to the same hub where your PC is connected, as shown in the following figure.

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The hub or switch you use must permit broadcast signals from the access point to reach all other devices on the network.

•) To use a direct-cable connection, connect one end of an Ethernet straight-through or crossover cable to the network port on the access point and the other end of the cable to the Ethernet port on the PC, as shown in the following figure. You can also use a serial cable to connect the serial port on the AP to a serial port on the administrative computer.

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For initial configuration with a direct Ethernet connection and no DHCP server, be sure to set your PC to a static IP address in the same subnet as the default IP address on the access point. (The default IP address for the access point is 10.90.90.91.)

If you use this method, you will need to reconfigure the cabling for subsequent startup and deployment of the access point so that the access point is no longer connected directly to the PC but instead is connected to the LAN (either by using a hub or directly).

Note: It is possible to detect access points on the network with a wireless connection. However, we strongly advise against using this method. In most environments you may have no way of knowing whether you are actually connecting to the intended AP. Also, many of the initial configuration changes required will cause you to lose connectivity with the AP over a wireless connection.

2.) Connect the power adapter to the power port on the back of the access point, and then plug the other end of the power cord into a power outlet.

3.) Use your Web browser to log on to the UAP Administration Web pages.

•) If the AP did not acquire an IP address from a DHCP server on your network, enter 10.90.90.91 in the address field of your browser, which is the default IP address of the AP.

•) If you used a DHCP server on your network to automatically configure network information for the AP, enter the new IP address of the AP into the Web browser.

•) If you used a DHCP server and you do not know the new IP address of the AP, use the following procedures to obtain the information:

•) Connect a serial cable from the administrative computer to the AP and use a terminal emulation program to access the command-line interface (CLI).

•) At the login prompt, enter admin for the user name and admin for the password. At the command prompt, enter get management.

•) The command output displays the IP address of the AP. Enter this address in the address field of your browser.

4.) When prompted, enter admin for the user name and admin for the password, then click Logon.

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When you first log in, the Basic Settings page for UAP administration is displayed, as the following figure
shows.

5.) Verify the settings on the Basic Settings page.

•) Review access point description and provide a new administrator password for the access point if you do not
want to use the default password, which is admin.

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•) Click the Apply button to activate the wireless network with these new settings.

Note: The changes you make are not saved or applied until you click Apply. Changing some access point settings might cause the AP to stop and restart system processes. If this happens,wireless clients will temporarily lose connectivity. We recommend that you change access point settings when WLAN traffic is low.

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Jan 15

D-Link Wireless N Unified Access Point DWL-2600AP Overview

The DWL-2600AP Unified N Single-band PoE Access Point is a best-in-class indoor access point designed specifically for business-class environments. With high data transmission speeds and access point load balancing, the DWL-2600AP offers high-quality and reliable wireless service. Versatile and powerful, the DWL-2600AP can be flexibly deployed as a standalone wireless access point or as a managed access point controlled by a D-Link Unified Wireless Switch or Wireless Controller1. Businesses can start with standalone mode deployment, then migrate to a centrally managed system anytime later.

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Enhanced Performance

The D-Link DWL-2600AP delivers reliable wireless performance with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 300 Mbps with its 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz radio. Support for Wi-Fi Multimedia™ (WMM) Quality of Service features makes the DWL-2600AP an ideal access point for audio, video, and voice application. In addition, the load balancing feature ensures maximum performance and best service quality in the wireless environment2.

Configuration Replicating Clusters

For small businesses that need to deploy multiple access points (APs) but lack the resources to tackle the complicated task of network management, the DWL-2600AP’s clustering feature offers the ideal solution. When a small number of DWL-2600APs is deployed on the network, they may be configured to form a cluster. Once the administrator is through with configuring one access point, the same configuration can then be applied to all remaining APs that are members of that cluster. Up to 16 APs may be used to form a cluster.

Unified Management

The DWL-2600AP can operate in conjunction with a D-Link Wireless Switch or Wireless Controller. In this mode, multiple DWL-2600APs can connect directly or indirectly to one of these switches or controllers to provide unparalleled security and wireless mobility for wireless clients. Each DWL-2600AP can be tuned by these switches to provide the optimal RF channels and transmission power for all mobile clients, giving them the best wireless signals in the 2.4GHz band and uninterrupted wireless connectivity.

Security

The DWL-2600AP supports the latest standards in Wi-Fi security, including WEP, WPA, WPA2, and 802.1X. In addition, the DWL-2600AP supports up to 16 virtual access points (VAP) per radio, which allows the administrator to assign different access privileges to different groups of users. When Station Isolation is enabled, the AP blocks communication between wireless clients on the same radio and VAP. Rogue APs in the network may be easily detected, and the administrator will be immediately notified of any security threat. When used together with D-Link’s line of Unified Wireless Switches or Wireless Controllers, the security can be raised to a new level.

Automatic RF Management

When a number of access points are deployed close to each other, interference may result if proper RF management is not implemented. When a DWL-2600AP senses any neighbor AP at startup, it will automatically select a noninterfering channel. The DWL-2600AP will automatically lower its transmission power to minimize interference. When that managed AP is no longer present, the DWL-2600AP will increase it’s transmit power to expand coverage.

Quality of Service

The DWL-2600AP is WMM-certified, so in the event of network congestion, time-sensitive traffic can be given priority ahead of other traffic. Furthermore, when a number of DWL-2600APs are in close proximity with each other, an access point can refuse new association request once its resources are fully utilized. Instead, the association request will be picked up by a neighboring AP. This feature ensures that no single AP is over burdened while other APs nearby sit idle.

D-Link DWL-2600AP Features

  • Type of Access Point
  • Unified Access Point
  • Operation Frequency
  • 802.11 b/g/n Single-Band
  • Mounting Location
  • Ceiling or Wall Installation
  • Installation Location
  • Made for indoor deployment
  • 64/128-Bit WEP
  • WPA/WPA2-PSK
  • WPA/WPA2-EAP
  • MAC Address Filtering
  • Rogue AP Detection
  • Multiple SSIDs for Network Segmentation
  • Load Balancing
  • WiFi Multimedia
  • Auto-Channel Scan
  • Auto-Power Adjustment
  • AP Manager Utility
  • Telnet
  • SSH

D-Link DWL-2600AP Reviews

The D-Link DWL-x600AP unified access point (UAP) provides continuous, high-speed access between wireless devices and Ethernet devices. It is an advanced, standards-based solution for wireless networking in businesses of any size. The UAP enables wireless local area network (WLAN) deployment while providing state-of-the-art wireless networking features.

The UAP can operate in two modes: Standalone Mode or Managed Mode. In Standalone Mode, the UAP acts as an individual access point in the network, and you manage it by using the Administrator Web User Interface (UI), command-line interface (CLI), or SNMP. In Managed Mode, the UAP is part of the D-Link Unified Wired and Wireless System, and you manage it by using the D-Link Unified Wireless Switch. If an AP is in Managed Mode, the Administrator Web UI, Telnet, SSH, and SNMP services are disabled.

This document describes how to perform the setup, management, and maintenance of the UAP in Standalone Mode.For information about configuring the AP in Managed Mode by using the D-Link Unified Wireless Switch, see the User Manual for the switch.

Before you power on a new UAP, review the following sections to check required hardware and software components,client configurations, and compatibility issues. Make sure you have everything you need for a successful launch and test of your new or extended wireless network.

The DWL-6600AP and DWL-8600AP are dual-radio access points and support the IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g,and 802.11n modes. The DWL-2600AP and DWL-3600AP are single-radio access points and support the IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, and 802.11n (2.4 GHz) modes.

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Dec 30

Step 1: Move the toggle switch on the DIR-505-á to Router/AP mode and power on the device.

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Step 2: Run the setup wizard in the DIR-505’s Web Interface to select whether you want to use Router or Access Point (AP) mode.

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Dec 27

Depending on how you want to use your D-Link DIR-505 will determine which mode you use. This section will help you figure out which setting works with your setup.

1.Access Point Mode

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In the Access Point mode, the DIR-505 acts as a central connection point for any computer (client) that has a 802.11n or backward-compatible 802.11g wireless network interface and is within range of the AP. Clients must use the same SSID (wireless network name) and channel as the AP in order to connect. If wireless security is enabled on the AP, the client will need to enter a password to connect to the AP. In Access Point mode, multiple clients can connect to the AP at the same time.

2.Repeater Mode

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In Repeater Mode, the DIR-505 increases the range of your wireless network by extending the wireless coverage of another AP or wireless router. The APs and wireless router (if used) must be within range of each other. Make sure that all clients, APs, and the wireless router all use the same SSID (wireless network name), channel, and security settings.

3.Hot Spot Mode

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In the HotSpot Mode, the DLink DIR-505 acts as a wireless network adapter for your Ethernet-enabled device (such as a Laptop or an Internet Tablet). If you are going to connect an Ethernet-enabled devices to your DIR-505, move the switch to “Wi-Fi HotSpot Mode”. Then, plug the DIR-505 into a wall outlet and verify that the power LED is lit. Wi-Fi Hot Spot Mode has NAT which allowsan IP network to maintain a public IP address separately from your private IP address. Additionally, it enhances private network security by limiting the access of external computers in the private IP network space.

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Dec 16

1.Click Next to begin the Quick Setup Wizard.

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2.Select Access Point from the drop-down menu and click Next to continue.

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3.Give your Wi-Fi network a name in the box. You may use up to 32 characters. Then enter a Wi-Fi Password
and click Next.

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4.When this screen appears, the setup is complete.Writ down your Wi-Fi Security Settings information for future reference. Click the Save button to save your settings.

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