D-Link introduces its new AirPremier N Concurrent Outdoor Dual Band PoE Access Point (DAP-3690). With its versatile functions, high power design3 and weather resistant features, DAP-3690 is an ideal solution for hot spot networks to provide outdoor users with wireless Internet access. It can also be installed in a number of environments, including manufacturing plants, industrial locations, convention halls, school campuses, airports, golf courses, marinas, and other outdoor venues.
Versatile Access Point
The DAP-3690 allows network administrators to deploy a highly manageable and extremely robust concurrent dual band wireless network. All four antennas are detachable and can provide optimal wireless coverage in both 2.4GHz (802.11g and 802.11n) and 5GHz (802.11a and 802.11n) bands. Ideal for outdoor deployment, this device is built with a series of weather resistant features, such as a built in heater, to withstand all elements. For advanced installation, this new high-speed access point has integrated 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, allowing installation in areas where power outlets are not readily available.
Multiple Operation Modes
The DAP-3690 can be configured to optimize network performance based on any one of its multiple operation modes: Access Point, Wireless Distribution System (WDS) with Access Point, WDS, and Wireless Client.
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-3690 offers Spanning Tree Protocol support for greater efficiency and to avoid broadcast storms when used in WDS mode.
The DAP-3690 delivers reliable wireless performance with with maximum wireless signal rate of up to 300 Mbps in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless band.2 Additionally, support for Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) Quality of Service (QoS) features, make this device an ideal access point for audio, video, and voice applications.
When enabled, QoS allows the DAP-3690 to automatically prioritize traffic according to the level of interactive streaming, such as Voice over IP (VoIP). The QoS feature also provides a drop-down menu option to customize priority settings. The load balance feature in this device also ensures maximum performance by setting a limit for the total number of users per access point.
To help maintain a secure wireless network, the DAP-3690 provides the latest in wireless security technologies by supporting both Personal and Enterprise versions of WPA and WPA2 (802.11i) with support for a 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-3690 includes support for up to 16 VLANs per band to implement 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.
Network administrators have multiple options for securely managing the DAP-3690 including Web (HTTP), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Secure Shell (SSH), and Telnet (bi-directional, eight-bit oriented communications facility) and an RJ-45 console port. For advanced network management, administrators can use the D-Link AP Manager II, AP Array, or D-View SNMPv3 management module to configure and manage multiple access points from a single location. In addition to a streamlined management process, both AP Manager II and D-View provide network administrators with the means to verify and conduct regular maintenance checks remotely, eliminating the need to send out personnel to physically verify proper operation.
With simultaneous dual band functionality, PoE support, extensive manageability, versatile operation modes, and solid security enhancements, the D-Link AirPremier N Concurrent Dual Band Outdoor PoE Access Point (DAP-3690) provides SMB and enterprise environments with a business-class solution for deploying a wireless network in outdoor environment.