Jan 05

 Installing in Access Point Mode

Plug the supplied power adapter into your DAP-1665 and connect it to the outlet or surge protector. Press thePower button on the back of the device. Verify that the Power LED is lit.


  1. Attach one end of the included Ethernet cable to the LAN port on the back of the D-Link DAP-1665, and the other end into the Ethernet port on your wireless router.A10717_image2
  2. From the computer connected to your wireless router, open a web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome) and enter http://dlinkap.local./. Windows XP users can enter http://dlinkap. Use the Setup Wizard to configure your AP.A10717_image3
  3. At the login screen, select Admin from the User Name drop-down menu and leave the password blank. Click Log In to continue.A10717_image4
  4. Click Launch Wireless Setup Wizard and you will be guided through the steps required to get your access point up and running.A10717_image5
  5. You will see the welcome screen for the Wi-Fi Connection Setup Wizard. Click Next to continue.A10717_image6
  6. Select Access Point from the Wireless Mode drop-down menu. Click Next to continue.A10717_image7
  7. Enter a 2.4Ghz and 5GHz Wi-Fi Network Name and Wi-Fi Password. Click Next to continue.A10717_image8
  8. When setup is complete, make a note of your settings and click Save. The DAP-1665 will reboot.

Your setup is complete. 

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Dec 25

Multiple SSIDs are only supported in AP mode. One primary SSID and at most seven guest SSIDs (depending on model) can be configured to allow virtual segregation stations which share the same channel.Furthermore, you can enable the VLAN State to allow the Business Class AP to work with VLAN-supported switches or other devices. When the Primary SSID is set to Open System without encryption, the Guest SSIDs can only be set to no encryption, WEP, WPA-Personal or WPA2-Personal.

When the Primary SSIDs security is set to Open or Shared System WEP key, the Guest SSIDs can be set to use no encryption, use three other WEP keys, WPA-Personal, or WPA2-Personal.

When the Primary SSIDs security is set to WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, or WPA-Auto-Personal, slot 2 and slot 3 are used. The Guest SSIDs can be set to use no encryption, WEP, or WPA-Personal.

When the Primary SSIDs security is set to WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, or WPA-Auto-Enterprise, the Guest SSIDs can be set to use any security.

Business Class APs listed in this FAQ will support VLANs. VLANs can be created with a Name and VID. Mgmt (TCP stack), LAN, Primary / Multiple SSID and WDS Connection can be assigned to VLAN as they are physical ports. Any packet that enters the AP without a VLAN tag will have a VLAN tag inserted with a PVID.

Step 1: As most APs, the default static IP address is

Step 2: Setup the AP with an IP Address pertaining to your Management Subnet.

Step 3: Prepare your Primary SSID in the Basic Settings.

Step 4: In Advanced Settings go into Multi-SSID to enable and start adding more SSIDs.


Step 5: Use the Index selection to activate the next SSID and configure the settings. Only by clicking on the ADDbutton will the next SSID be added to the AP. Add as many as you want or the amount supported by the AP from the Index list.

Step 6: In Advanced Settings select VLAN and Enable with the radio button. In the VLAN List, click on the edit icon to enter the default VLAN settings.

Step 7: In this default VLAN, maintain the Management and the LAN port, Untagged . Modify which SSIDs will belong to the default VLAN, though in most cases its only the Primary SSID. Once again, click on the ADD button to make the changes.


Step 8: Click on the ADD/EDIT VLAN tab, to add each of the next VLAN ID, Name and associated SSID. TheLAN port has to be Tagged but the Management port set to Not A Member.


Step 9: Click on ADD for each addition. Confirm that all is assign correctly in the VLAN List.

Step 10: Click on the PVID Setting tab. Preferably set to Auto Assign if single VLANs are assign to each SSID. Click on Apply to finalize.


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Nov 09

Step 1 Log into the web-based configuration by opening up a web browser and typing in the IP address of the access point (


Step 2 The default username is admin (all lower case) and the password is blank (nothing). Click OK.

Step 3 Click on the Advanced tab and then click Encryption on the left hand side.

Step 4 Click on the WPA radio button and then click Apply.

Step 5 Select PSK and then enter a key (passphrase). The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. Make sure you enter this key exactly the same on all other wireless clients. Keep the Group Key Update Interval set to 1800.

Step 6 Click on the Apply button to save your settings.

Note: If you are configuring your access point from a wireless adapter, you will lose connectivity as soon as you click Apply. You must enable WPA-PSK on your adapter and enter the same exact key as you entered on your access point.

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Sep 10

Hardware Overview LEDs


Diag. -The light will blink during boot up system auto-check.Once the access point is ready, the light will be off.

5 GHz – When lit, the access point is operating at 5GHz. This light will blink when there is wireless traffic.

2.4 GHz – When lit, the access point is operating at 2.4GHz.This light will blink when there is wireless traffic.

LAN1, LAN2 – Solid light when the Ethernet port is connected to a working port, such as a router or switch. The light will blink
when there is traffic through LAN port.

POWER – The light will blink during boot up. Once solid, the access point is ready.

Installing the Hardware


You may power the access point using one of the following methods.

1. Use the power adapter included in the package

2. Connect the access point to an external power-over-Ethernet (POE) switch


You may configure the access point using one of the following methods.

1. Directly connect the access point to a computer. You may then configure the access point through its graphical user interface (GUI).

2. Connect the access point to your computer using the included console cable. You may then configure the access point through its command
line interface (CLI)

Mounting Plate Assembly

Step 1: Insert the provided wall anchors in the wall where the mounting plate will be attached.


Step 2: Use the provided screws to secure the mounting plate on the wall.


Step 3: Attach the remaining screws securely to the back of the D-Link DWL-8610AP.


Step 4: Attach the DWL-8610AP to the mounting plate.


Step 5: Slide the DWL-8610AP down into the grooves on the mounting plate to secure it to the plate.


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Sep 10

D-Link DWL-8610AP Combines Wireless Speeds of 802.11ac Technology with Flexibility and Scalability of D-Link’s Unified Wireless Solution

D-Link recently announced the DWL-8610AP, a new high power, 802.11ac unified wireless access point. Rich with advanced radio management and security features, the DWL-8610AP allows IT professionals to get the most of their wireless network and maximize their users’ experience.


The D-Link DWL-8610AP delivers reliable, high-speed wireless performance using the latest 802.11ac standards, with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 450 Mbps using the 2.4 GHz band, and 1300 Mbps using the 5 GHz band1. It supports impressive device densities and offers optimal range and coverage over both bands.

“Our students and faculty access our wireless network with a variety of devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones,” said Kevin O’Neill, technology director, Gretna Public Schools in Gretna Nebraska. “As we continue to scale our network, the DWL-8610AP with 802.11ac technology allows us to handle these increasing demands and connect more users and more devices.”

The DWL-8610AP is easy to install and can be powered using the included AC to DC adapter, or directly through the network cable using Power over Ethernet from any switch or midspan injector that supports IEEE 802.3at.


“Wireless users in schools and businesses expect connectivity and bandwidth – it’s all about performance,” said Steven Olen, director of product marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. “Our Unified Wireless systems maximize user experience and help achieve this via seamless roaming, load balancing, and other advanced RF management features.”

About the DWL-8610AP

Versatile and powerful, the DWL-8610AP can be flexibly deployed as an autonomously managed, standalone wireless access point, or as a centrally managed access point controlled by a D-Link Unified Wireless Switch or Wireless Controller. Businesses can start with standalone mode deployment and then migrate to a centrally managed system anytime later.

An important benefit to a centrally managed wireless network is proper RF management. When a number of access points are deployed close to each other, interference may result. The DWL-8610AP will sense a neighbor nearby and automatically select a non-interfering channel, greatly reducing RF interference and allowing administrators to deploy APs more densely. When a nearby AP is operating on the same channel, the DWL-8610AP will minimize interference by automatically lowering its transmission power. At any time should a nearby AP drop from the network, the DWL-8610AP will increase its transmission power to expand coverage.

Additional benefits include:

  • Band Steering: detects and steers 5 GHz capable clients away from the overcrowded 2.4 GHz network to the less congested 5 GHz network.
  • Load balancing: ensures maximum performance by limiting the maximum number of users per access point.
  • Beamforming technology: enables even greater reach. By focusing the wireless signal at connected devices, it guarantees continuous fast wireless speeds, even under heavy network utilization or in areas that have bad wireless signal.
  • Plenum-rated chassis: adheres to strict fire regulations for placement in air passageways.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty: carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty, furthering D-Link’s commitment to product quality and long-term customer confidence.


The new D-Link DWL-8610AP unified wireless access point is currently shipping through D-Link’s vast network of channel partners, including value-added resellers and distributors and online retailers. For more information, visit www.dlink.com/dwl-8610ap.

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