Wireless Switch Dualband Access Point

DWL-8220AP

  • Product Status: Phased Out
Description

The small form factor Wireless Switch Dualband Access Point DWL-8220AP increases wireless LAN secure mobility, supports dualband WLAN connectivity, and provides client access to the functions of the AirPremier® MobileLAN™ DWS-1008 Wireless Switch.

The small form factor Wireless Switch Dualband Access Point DWL-8220AP increases wireless LAN secure mobility, supports dualband WLAN connectivity, and provides client access to the functions of the AirPremier® MobileLAN™ DWS-1008 Wireless Switch. Each DWL-8220AP continually tunes itself for optimal RF channel and transmit power to provide all mobile clients with the best wireless signal in both the 802.11a and 802.11g bands.

Sensitive Information Not Stored Locally

Individual DWL-8220APs have no local storing of any data so they can be safely installed in unsecured areas without fear of hacking or theft. The DWS-1008 Wireless Switch is the hardware that stores vital network and user information and is typically stored in a secure location. DWL-8220APs can link to DWS-1008s directly or through the existing wired network - even across Layer 3 boundaries - and receive Power over Ethernet (PoE) from directly connected DWS-1008s or third-party PoE injectors.

Self Configuration and Easy Installation

The DWS-1008 Wireless Switch automatically configures every connected DWL-8220AP so that no configuration is necessary during installation. If a DWL-8220AP needs to be replaced, the replacement DWL-8220AP automatically inherits the same configuration, making the replacement process analogous to changing a light bulb.

These plenum-rated DWL-8220APs intentionally resemble smoke detectors to minimize visibility. With no protruding antennas and no obvious hallmarks of an AP, DWL-8220APs are less likely to be tampered with. For added protection, all APs feature a built-in security lock interface.

Continuous Channel Scanning To Prevent Rogue APs

DWL-8220APs play a key role in rogue detection – they continuously scan both bands and their associated channels to root out rogues while simultaneously providing wireless connectivity to mobile clients. If a rogue is detected, the closest DWL-8220AP can launch RF Countermeasures by spoofing 802.11 control messages. This prevents clients from communicating, associating and authenticating with a rogue.

Increases User Productivity

For important wireless transmissions such as VoIP related applications, DWL-8220APs also deliver critical user-based services, such as prioritized delivery of voice traffic. Supporting multiple queues per user, DWL-8220APs always prioritize expedited traffic such as voice calls, and then service three other levels of traffic in priority order.

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

General

Standards
  • IEEE 802.11
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11h
  • IEEE 802.11af
  • IETF CAPWAP

Status Indicators
  • 3 LEDs

Wired Network Ports
  • 2 RJ-45 ports for 10/100 Ethernet and Power over
  • Ethernet (PoE)

Security
  • WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) TKIP, AES (802.11i)
  • Encryption: 40-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, TKIP, AES
  • Multiple SSID/BSSID support

Others
  • Transmit power control in 1 dB increments
  • Power-save mode supported
  • Supports up to 500 clients

802.11a Radio Specifications

Frequency Band
  • 5.15 GHz to 5.85 GHz

Operating Channels
  • Based on the regulatory domain specified by the system administrator

Data Rates
  • 54 Mbps, 48 Mbps, 36 Mbps, 24 Mbps, 18 Mbps
  • 12 Mbps, 9 Mbps and 6 Mbps with automatic fallback

Modulation
  • Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)

Transmit Power
  • Based on the regulatory domain specified by the system administrator

802.11b Radio Specifications

Frequency Band
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.484 GHz

Operating Channels
  • Based on the regulatory domain specified by the system administrator

Data Rates
  • 11 Mbps, 5.5 Mbps, 2 Mbps and 1 Mbps with automatic fallback

Modulation
  • Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)

Transmit Power
  • Based on the regulatory domain specified by the system administrator

802.11g Radio Specifications

Frequency Band
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.484 GHz

Operating Channels
  • Based on the regulatory domain specified by the system administrator

Data Rates
  • 54 Mbps, 48 Mbps, 36 Mbps, 24 Mbps, 18 Mbps
  • 12 Mbps, 9 Mbps and 6Mbps with automatic fallback

Modulation
  • Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)

Transmit Power
  • Based on the regulatory domain specified by the system administrator

Physical & Environmental

Dimensions
  • Diameter: 167.6 mm (6.6 inches)
  • Height: 46.9 mm (1.85 inches)

Weight
  • 354 grams (12.5 oz)

Operating Temperature
  • 0° to 50° C (32° F to 122° F)

Storage Temperature
  • -20° to 70° C (-4° to 158° F)

Humidity
  • 10% to 95% non-condensing

Safety and Electromagnetic Compliance
  • ETS 300.328 (2.4 GHz) and 301.893 (5 GHz)
  • FCC Part 15
  • IC Part 15
  • RSS-139-1 and RSS-210
  • R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC
  • EN 60101-1-2 (1993)
  • Plenum rated to meet safety and insurance requirements for building deployments

FAQ

Version Date Type File Size
Datasheet (English) - PDF 0.33mb Download
Version Description Date Type File Size
Manual v1.00 (English) Manual v1.00 (English) 9.8.2005 PDF 5.46mb Download
Version Description Date Type File Size
1.00 Quick installation guide (English) 7.8.2005 PDF 2.16mb Download
Version Description Date
Firmware 4.07 Firmware 11.8.2008 Download