D-Link Introduces High-Performance 802.11ac Wireless Access Point

Wireless access point supports increased device densities with 802.11ac technology and advanced processing power. By ChannelPro

D-Link has introduced the DAP-2660, a new high power 802.11ac wireless access point designed for ceiling or wall mount applications in schools, office buildings, hospitals, government facilities, hotels, and more.

The DAP-2660 delivers 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.

“Our newest 802.11ac access point supports advanced radio management features, such as band steering, airtime fairness, and load balancing,” says 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.”

The DAP-2660 has internal antennas 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 802.3af. 

Additional features include: 

  • Security and Authentication: 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 WiFi Manager to configure and manage multiple access points remotely from different locations. 

The DAP-2660 wireless access point is currently available for $229.99. Detailed specifications are available online at D-Link’s website.