Jan 20

D-Link DWL-2600AP Access Point Ethernet Settings

The default wired interface settings, which include DHCP and VLAN information, might not work for all networks.By default, the DHCP client on the UAP automatically broadcasts requests for network information. If you want to use a static IP address, you must disable the DHCP client and manually configure the IP address and other network information.

The management VLAN is VLAN 1 by default. This VLAN is also the default untagged VLAN. If you already have a management VLAN configured on your network with a different VLAN ID, you must change the VLAN ID of the management VLAN on the AP.
To configure the LAN settings, click the Ethernet Settings tab.


The following table describes the fields to view or configure on the Ethernet Settings page.


Enter a hostname for the AP. The hostname appears in the CLI prompt.

•) The hostname has the following requirements:
•) The length must be between 1 – 63 characters.
•) Upper and lower case characters, numbers, and hyphens are accepted.
•) The first character must be a letter (a – z or A – Z), and the last character cannot be a hyphen.

MAC Address

Shows the MAC address for the LAN interface for the Ethernet port on this AP. This is a read-only field that you cannot change.

Management VLAN ID

The management VLAN is the VLAN associated with the IP address you use to access the AP. The default management VLAN ID is 1.Provide a number between 1 and 4094 for the management VLAN ID.

Untagged VLAN

If you disable the untagged VLAN, all traffic is tagged with a VLAN ID.By default all traffic on the UAP uses VLAN 1, which is the default untagged VLAN. This means that all traffic is untagged until you disable the untagged VLAN, change the untagged traffic VLAN ID, or change the VLAN ID for a VAP or client using RADIUS.

Untagged VLAN ID

Provide a number between 1 and 4094 for the untagged VLAN ID. Traffic on the VLAN that you specify in this field will not be tagged with a VLAN ID.

Connection Type

If you select DHCP, the UAP acquires its IP address, subnet mask, DNS, and gateway information from a DHCP server.

If you select Static IP, you must enter information in the Static IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway fields.

Static IP Address

Enter the static IP address in the text boxes. This field is disabled if you use DHCP as the connection type.

Subnet Mask

Enter the Subnet Mask in the text boxes.

Default Gateway

Enter the Default Gateway in the text boxes.

DNS Nameservers

Select the mode for the DNS.
In Dynamic mode, the IP addresses for the DNS servers are assigned automatically via DHCP. This option is only available if you specified DHCP for the Connection Type. In Manual mode, you must assign static IP addresses to resolve domain names.

IPv6 Admin Mode

Enable or disable IPv6 management access to the AP

IPv6 Auto Config Admin Mode

Enable or disable IPv6 auto address configuration on the AP.When IPv6 Auto Config Mode is enabled, automatic IPv6 address configuration and gateway configuration is allowed by processing the Router Advertisements received on the LAN port.
The AP can have multiple auto configured IPv6 addresses.

Static IPv6 Address

Enter a static IPv6 address. The AP can have a static IPv6 address even if addresses have already been configured automatically.

Static IPv6 Address Prefix Length

Enter the static IPv6 prefix length, which is an integer in the range of 0 – 128.

IPv6 Autoconfigured Global Addresses

If the AP has been assigned one or more IPv6 addresses automatically, the addresses are listed.

IPv6 Link Local Address

Shows the IPv6 Link Local address, which is the IPv6 address used by the local physical link. The link local address is not configurable and is assigned by using the IPv6 Neighbor Discovery process.

Note: After you configure the wired settings, you must click Apply to apply the changes and to save the settings. Changing some 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 AP settings when WLAN traffic is low.

D-Link DWL-2600AP Access Point Wireless Settings

Wireless settings describe aspects of the local area network (LAN) related specifically to the radio device in the access point (802.11 Mode and Channel) and to the network interface to the access point (MAC address for access point and Wireless Network name, also known as SSID).

To configure the wireless interface, click the Manage > Wireless Settings tab.

The following table describes the fields and configuration options available on the Wireless Settings page.

TSPEC Violation Interval

Specify the time interval (in seconds) for the AP to report (through the system log and SNMP traps) associated clients that do not adhere to mandatory admission control procedures.


Radio Interface

Specify whether you want the radio interface on or off.

MAC Address

Indicates the Media Access Control (MAC) addresses for the interface. Dual-radio APs have a unique MAC address for each radio.
A MAC address is a permanent, unique hardware address for any device that represents an interface to the network. The MAC address is assigned by the manufacturer. You cannot change the MAC address. It is provided here for informational purposes as a unique identifier for an interface.


The Mode defines the Physical Layer (PHY) standard the radio uses.

Note: The modes available depend on the country code setting and the radio selected.Select one of the following modes for radio 1:•) IEEE 802.11a is a PHY standard that specifies operating in the 5 GHz U-NII band using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM). It supports data rates ranging from 6 to 54 Mbps.

•) IEEE 802.11a/n operates in the 5 GHz ISM band and includes support for both 802.11a and 802.11n devices. IEEE 802.11n is an extension of the 802.11 standard that includes multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology. IEEE 802.11n supports data ranges of up to 248 Mbps and nearly twice the indoor range of 802.11 b, 802.11g, and 802.11a.

•) 5 GHz IEEE 802.11n is the recommended mode for networks with 802.11n devices that operate in the 5 GHz frequency that do not need to support 802.11a devices. IEEE 802.11n can achieve a higher throughput when it does not need to be compatible with legacy devices (802.11a). Select one of the following modes for radio 2:

•) IEEE 802.11b/g operates in the 2.4 GHz ISM band. IEEE 802.11b is an enhancement of the initial 802.11 PHY to include 5.5 Mbps and 11 Mbps data rates. It uses direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) or frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS)
as well as complementary code keying (CCK) to provide the higher data rates. It supports data rates ranging from 1 to 11 Mbps. IEEE 802.11g is a higher speed extension (up to 54 Mbps) to the 802.11b PHY. It uses orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM). It supports data rates ranging from 1 to 54 Mbps.

•) IEEE 802.11b/g/n operates in the 2.4 GHz ISM band and includes support for 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n devices.

•) 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.11n is the recommended mode for networks with 802.11n devices that operate in the 2.4 GHz frequency that do not need to support 802.11b/g devices. IEEE 802.11n can achieve a higher throughput when it does not need to be compatible with legacy devices (802.11b/g).


Select the Channel.

The range of available channels is determined by the mode of the radio interface and the country code setting. If you select Auto for the channel setting, the AP scans available channels and selects a channel where no traffic is detected. The Channel defines the portion of the radio spectrum the radio uses for transmitting and receiving. Each mode offers a number of channels, depending on how the spectrum is licensed by national and transnational authorities such as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) or the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-R). When automatic channel assignment is enabled on the Channel Management page for Clustering, the channel policy for the radio is automatically set to static mode, and the Auto option is not available for the Channel field. This allows the automatic channel feature to set the channels for the radios in the cluster.

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Jan 16

Configuring Security on the Wireless Access Point On D-Link DWL-2600AP

You configure secure wireless client access by configuring security for each virtual access point (VAP) that you enable. You can configure up to 16 VAPs per radio that simulate multiple APs in one physical access point. By default, only one VAP is enabled. For each VAP, you can configure a unique security mode to control wireless client access.Each radio has 16 VAPs, with VAP IDs from 0-15. By default, only VAP 0 on each radio is enabled. VAP0 has the following default settings:

•) VLAN ID: 1
•) Broadcast SSID: Enabled
•) SSID: dlink1
•) Security: None
•) MAC Authentication Type: None
•) Redirect Mode: None

All other VAPs are disabled by default. The default SSID for VAPs 1–15 is ”dlinkx” where x is the VAP ID.To prevent nauthorized access to the UAP, we recommend that you select and configure a security option other than None for the default VAP and for each VAP that you enable.

D-Link DWL-2600AP Virtual Access Point Settings

To change VAP 0 or to enable and configure additional VAPs, select the VAP tab in the Manage section.VAPs segment the wireless LAN into multiple broadcast domains that are the wireless equivalent of Ethernet VLANs.VAPs simulate multiple APs in one physical AP. Each radio supports up to 16 VAPs.

For each VAP, you can customize the security mode to control wireless client access. Each VAP can also have a unique SSID. Multiple SSIDs make a single AP look like two or more APs to other systems on the network.By configuring VAPs, you can maintain better control over broadcast and multicast traffic, which affects network performance.

You can configure each VAP to use a different VLAN, or you can configure multiple VAPs to use the same VLAN,whether the VLAN is on the same radio or on a different radio. VAP0, which is always enabled on both radios, is assigned to the default VLAN1.

The AP adds VLAN ID tags to wireless client traffic based on the VLAN ID you configure on the VAP page or by using the RADIUS server assignment. If you use an external RADIUS server, you can configure multiple VLANs on each VAP. The external RADIUS server assigns wireless clients to the VLAN when the clients associate and authenticate.

You can configure up to four global IPv4 or IPv6 RADIUS servers. One of the servers always acts as a primary while the others act as backup servers. The network type (IPv4 or IPv6) and accounting mode are common across all configured RADIUS servers. You can configure each VAP to use the global RADIUS server settings, which is the default, or you can configure a per-VAP RADIUS server set. You can also configure separate RADIUS server settings for each VAP. For example, you can configure one VAP to use an IPv6 RADIUS server while other VAPs use the global IPv4 RADIUS server settings you configure.

If wireless clients use a security mode that does not communicate with the RADIUS server, or if the RADIUS server does not provide the VLAN information, you can assign a VLAN ID to each VAP. The AP assigns the VLAN to all wireless clients that connect to the AP through that VAP.

Note: Before you configure VLANs on the AP, be sure to verify that the switch and DHCP server the AP uses can support IEEE 802.1Q VLAN encapsulation.



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Jan 16

Connecting to the AP Web Interface by Using the IPv6 Address

To connect to the AP by using the IPv6 global address or IPv6 link local address, you must enter the AP address into
your browser in a special format.

Note: The following instructions and examples work with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) and might not work with other browsers.

To connect to an IPv6 global address, add square brackets around the IPv6 address. For example, if the AP global IPv6 address is 2520::230:abff:fe00:2420, type the following address into the IE7 address field: http://[2520::230:abff:fe00:2420].

To connect to the iPv6 link local address, replace the colons (:) with hyphens (-), add the interface number preceded with an “s,” then add “.ipv6-literal.net.” For example, if the AP link local address is fe80::230:abff:fe00:2420, and the Windows interface is defined as “%6,” type the following address into the IE7 address field: http://fe80–230-abff-fe00-2420s6.ipv6-literal.net.

How to using the CLI to View the IP Address On D-Link DWL-2600AP Access Point

The DHCP client on the UAP is enabled by default. If you connect the UAP to a network with a DHCP server, the AP automatically acquires an IP address. To manage the UAP by using the Administrator UI, you must enter the IP address of the access point into a Web browser.

If a DHCP server on your network assigns an IP address to the UAP, and you do not know the IP address, use the following steps to view the IP address of the UAP:

1.) Using a null-modem cable, connect a VT100/ANSI terminal or a workstation to the console (serial) port.
If you attached a PC, Apple, or UNIX workstation, start a terminal-emulation program, such as HyperTerminal or

2.) Configure the terminal-emulation program to use the following settings:
•) Baud rate: 115200 bps
•) Data bits: 8
•) Parity: none
•) Stop bit: 1
•) Flow control: none


3.) Press the return key, and a login prompt should appear.The login name is admin. The default password is admin. After a successful login, the screen shows the(Access Point Name)# prompt.

4.) At the login prompt, enter get management.Information similar to the following prints to the screen.

Configuring the Ethernet Settings On D-Link DWL-2600AP

The default Ethernet settings, which include DHCP and VLAN information, might not work for all networks.By default, the DHCP client on the UAP automatically broadcasts requests for network information. If you want to use a static IP address, you must disable the DHCP client and manually configure the IP address and other network information.

The management VLAN is VLAN 1 by default. This VLAN is also the default untagged VLAN. If you already have a management VLAN configured on your network with a different VLAN ID, you must change the VLAN ID of the management VLAN on the access point.

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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 ( 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.


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.


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

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 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.


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

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.


•) 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.


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.


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
  • 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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