The DAP-2360 is an 802.11n Plenum-rated PoE Access Point ideal for any network administrator to create or expand the capacity of a wireless network. This access point is mainly used in high traffic indoor areas such as airports, coffee shops, shopping centers, sporting venues, and university campus deployments.1 At transfer rates of up to 300 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz frequency range, users are able to connect with legacy 802.11g adapters as well as the latest 802.11n adapters to enjoy faster downloads and instant communication.
Versatile Access Point
The DAP-2360 allows network administrators to deploy a highly manageable and extremely robust 802.11n wireless network. The included antennas are detachable and provide optimal wireless coverage in the 2.4 GHz (802.11g and 802.11n) band using a high power radio design to reduce dead spots and increase capacity. Enclosed in a white plenum-rated metal chassis, the DAP-2360 easily blends into ceilings or walls and adheres to strict fire codes for placement in air passageways. For advanced installations, this high-speed access point has integrated 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), making installation easy in areas where power outlets are not readily available.
To help maintain a secure wireless network, the DAP-2360 provides the latest in wireless security technologies by supporting both Personal and Enterprise versions of WPA and WPA2 (802.11i) with support for RADIUS server backend. To further protect your wireless network, MAC Address Filtering, Wireless LAN segmentation, Disable SSID Broadcast, Rogue AP Detection, and Wireless Broadcast Scheduling are also included.
The DAP-2360 includes support for up to eight VLANs for implementing multiple SSIDs to further help segment users on the network. It also includes a wireless client isolation mechanism, which limits direct client-to-client communication.
The DAP-2360 delivers reliable wireless performance with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 300 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz wireless band. This, coupled with support for Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM™) Quality of Service features, makes it an ideal access point for audio, video, and voice applications. Additionally, the DAP-2360 supports load balancing features to ensure maximum performance by limiting the maximum number of users per Access Point.
Multiple Operation Modes
To maximize total return on investment, the DAP-2360 can be configured to optimize network performance based on any one of its multiple operation modes: Access Point, Wireless Client, Wireless Distribution System (WDS), and WDS with Access Point. With WDS support, network administrators can set up multiple DAP-2360s throughout a facility and configure them to bridge with one another while also providing network access to individual clients. Also included are advanced features such as Load Balancing, which optimizes high network traffic volume, and redundancy for fail-safe wireless connectivity. Additionally, the DAP-2360 offers Spanning Tree Protocol support for greater efficiency and to avoid broadcast storms when used in WDS mode.
Network administrators have multiple options for managing the DAP-2360 Access Point, including Web (HTTP), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which provides a secure connection to the Internet, Secure Shell (SSH), which provides a secure channel between local and remote computers, and Telnet.
For advanced network management, administrators can use the D-Link Central Wi-Fi Manager controller software to configure and manage multiple access points from a single location. Scalable and flexible, Central WiFi Manager is accessible anytime, anywhere, though the Internet by using a web browser. In addition to a streamlined management process, Central Wi-Fi Manager software provides enterprise-level features, including bandwidth optimization, captive portal, and RF optimization. Also available is AP Array, allowing the management of a set of network devices as a single group for easy configuration and deployment. The DAP-2360 also has a wireless scheduler feature for power saving and added security.
With 2.4GHz band functionality, PoE support, a plenum-rated chassis, extensive manageability, versatile operation modes, and solid security enhancements, the DAP-2360 AirPremier N PoE Access Point with Plenum-rated Chassis provides SMB environments with a business-class solution for deploying a wireless network in the workplace.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
D-Link offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty on the DAP-2360 wireless access point to further its commitment to product quality and long-term customer confidence.
1This unit is designed for indoor environments; setting up this unit in outdoor environments may violate local regulatory requirements.
2Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g, and 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.