Wireless networking solutions vendor D-Link Systems has released a new wireless access point designed for businesses with more intensive wireless networking needs.
The DAP-2660 is an 802.11ac wireless access point. The device is packaged in discrete, low profile white housing to make it suitable for ceiling or wall mounting, and according to D-Link it’s ideal for use in schools, office buildings, hospitals, government facilities and hotels. It delivers high-speed wireless performance using the 802.11ac standard topping out at 300 Mbps using the 2.4 GHz band and 867 Mbps using the 5 GHz band.
“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 for D-Link Systems, in a statement. “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.”
Additional features include:
- Strong security and authentication 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 with support for Access Point, Wireless Distribution System (WDS) with Access Point, WDS/Bridge and Wireless Client operation modes
- Captive Portal with support built-in authentication and billing options
- Multiple Management Options via web, Secure Sockets Layer, Secure Shell and Telnet, as well as D-Link Central WiFiManager2
The DAP-2660 wireless access point is available now for $229.99 through the D-Link channel.