Tri-Mode Dualband 802.11a/b/g (2.4/5GHz) Wireless 108Mbps Access Point


  • Product Status (Revision A): End of Life

Ideal for creating a wireless backbone infrastructure or extending an existing wireless network, D-Link's DWL-7100AP provides wireless signal rates of up to 108Mbps*.

D-Link, the industry pioneer in wireless networking, introduces a performance breakthrough in wireless connectivity – The D-Link AirPremier AG™ DWL-7100AP Access Point, designed for multimode network deployments capable of up to delivering 15x faster data rates than standard 802.11b in both 802.11a and 802.11g bands.

The DWL-7100AP is an ideal solution for creating a wireless backbone infrastructure or for extending an existing wireless network. For advanced configuration, network administrators can deploy multimode operation such as using the DWL-7100AP as a 5GHz 802.11a wireless bridge while simultaneously providing Access Point functionality for 2.4GHz 802.11b/g networks. The DWL-7100AP can operate as an Access Point, Point-to-Point Bridge, Point-to-Multipoint Bridge, and Repeater. For compatibility with other D-Link AirPremier AG hardware, the DWL-7100AP uses Wireless Distribution System (WDS) technology when running in Repeater mode.

The DWL-7100AP provides maximum wireless security by supporting WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access), 802.1x, and three levels of WEP Encryption (64/128/152-bit). Other security features include MAC Address Filtering, Wireless LAN segmentation, Disable SSID Broadcast, and support for Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Encryption.

The DWL-7100AP delivers extremely fast wireless performance with maximum wireless signal rates reaching up to 108Mbps* when set in Turbo mode for both 802.11g and 802.11a networks, while still remaining backwards compatible to 802.11b. With the ability to deliver blazing transfer speeds, network administrators have ample bandwidth to distribute amongst multiple workgroups and avoid network bottlenecks.

Network administrators can manage the DWL-7100AP settings via its Web-based configuration utility or though Telnet. For advanced network management, administrators can use D-Link's AP Manager or D-View SNMP management module to configure multiple access points from a single location.

With versatile dualband operation modes, solid security features, and extremely fast data transfer speeds, the D-Link AirPremier AG DWL-7100AP Wireless Access Point offers a high return on investment and provides SMB and Enterprise network administrators an ideal solution for establishing a new wireless network or for extending the range of an existing one.

* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11a and 802.11g 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.
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.3
  • IEEE 802.3u

Media Access Control     
  • CSMA/CA with ACK

Ethernet Port
  • 10/100BASE-TX Ethernet port

Wireless Frequency Range *
  • 802.11b/g: 2.4 to 2.4835GHz  
  • 802.11a: 5.150 to 5.8750GHz  

* Software configurable as allowable frequency will vary among different countries in the European region.

Wireless Data Rates (With automatic fallback)
  • 54Mbps, 48Mbps, 36Mbps, 24Mbps, 18Mbps, 12Mbps, 11Mbps, 9Mbps, 6Mbps, 5.5Mbps, 2Mbps, 1Mbps

Modulation Technology
  • 802.11a/g: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, OFDM
  • 802.11b: DQPSK, DBPSK, DSSS, CCK

  • 64/128/152-bit WEP
  • 802.1x
  • WPA: Wi-Fi Protected Access (64/128/152-bit WEP with TKIP, MIC, IV Expansion, Shared Key Authentication)
  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) support


Dual non-detachable dipole external antennas:
  • For 2.4GHz: 2dBi Gain antenna
  • For 5GHz: 2dBi Gain antenna

Dual PIFA internal antennas:
  • For 2.4GHz: 2dBi Gain antenna
  • For 5GHz: 2dBi Gain antenna

Wireless Operating Range *
  • Indoors: up to 100 m (328 feet)
  • Outdoors: up to 400 m (1,312 feet)

* Environmental conditions may adversely affect wireless signal range

Receive Sensitivity
  • 802.11a (1000-byte PDUs @ 10% PER):
    • 87dBm for 6Mbps
    • 86dBm for 9Mbps
    • 85dBm for 12Mbps
    • 83dBm for 18Mbps
    • 80dBm for 24Mbps
    • 76dBm for 36Mbps
    • 71dBm for 48Mbps
    • 66dBm for 54Mbps
    • 73dBm for 108Mbps (Turbo Mode)
  • 802.11b (@ 8% PER):
    • 83dBm for 11Mbps
    • 89dBm for 2Mbps
  • 802.11g (1000-byte PDUs @ 10% PER):
    • 87dBm for 6Mbps
    • 86dBm for 9Mbps
    • 85dBm for 12Mbps
    • 83dBm for 18Mbps
    • 80dBm for 24Mbps
    • 76dBm for 36Mbps
    • 71dBm for 48Mbps
    • 66dBm for 54Mbps
Transmit Output Power
  • 802.11a:
    • 14 to 15dBm @ 54Mbps
    • 14 to 16dBm @t 48Mbps
    • 16 to 18dBm @t 36Mbps, 24Mbps, 18Mbps, 12Mbps, 9Mbps, 6Mbps
  • 802.11b:
    • 18dBm @ 11Mbps, 5.5Mbps, 2Mbps, 1Mbps
  • 802.11g:
    • 14 to 15dBm @ 54Mbps, 108Mbps
    • 14 to 16dBm @ 48Mbps
    • 16 to 18dBm @ 36Mbps, 24Mbps, 18Mbps, 12Mbps, 9Mbps, 6Mbps
Diagnostic LEDs
  • Power
  • 10Mbps (Link/Act)
  • 100Mbps (Link/Act)
  • WLAN 802.11b/g  
  • WLAN 802.11a

Device Management
  • Web-based: Internet Explorer v6 or later; Netscape Navigator v6 or later; or other Java-enabled browsers
  • DHCP client
  • Factory reset button

Physical & Environmental

Power Input
  • DC 5V, 2A
  • Through external power adapter

  • 192 mm (W) x 118 mm (D) x 31 mm (H) (device only)

  • 280 grams (device only)

Operating Temperature
  • 0° to 55 °C (32° to 149 °F)

Storage Temperature
  • -20° to 75 °C (4° to 167 °F)

  • 95% maximum (non-condensing)

Emission (EMI)
  • FCC Class B
  • CE Class B
  • C-Tick

  • CSA International

Ordering Information

  • 802.11a/g Wireless LAN Access Point

Please specify your model number as follows:

  • For UK, Ireland
This product was phased out on: 29/04/2012
This product's last date of support is on: 29/04/2014
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Datasheet (English) - PDF 0.37mb Download
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Manual (English) Manual (English) - PDF 4.77mb Download
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Quick Installation Guide (English) - PDF 1.92mb Download
Version Description Date Type
Firmware 1.03 r142 Firmware 23.3.2005. - Download
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CE doc Revision A3 CE document 28.9.2009. Download
DEU_CE_Declaration_vA2_RevA CE Declaration ver A2 - (English) 24.2.2006. Download
DEU_CE_Declaration_vA1_RevA CE Declaration - ver A1 (English) 20.2.2004. Download