Multimode 5GHz/2.4GHz (802.11a/802.11b) Dual Band Wireless Access Point


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The D-Link AirPro DWL-6000AP Multimode Wireless Access Point simultaneously connects to both 802.11a and 802.11b wireless networks. With a total of eleven non-overlapping channels, the DWL-6000AP is the ideal solution for any network administrator who needs to expand the capacity of the wireless network and allow users on different frequencies to connect.

Featuring the latest dual-band technology in 2.4GHz and 5GHz, it is also a best-of-both-worlds solution for those operating wireless networks in public areas where the extra bandwidth can attract additional paying customers. This is especially applicable to wireless networks in high traffic areas such as airports, coffee shops, shopping centers, sporting venues, and university campus deployments.

At transfer rates of up to 72Mbps in the 5GHz frequency range and 22Mbps in the 2.4GHz frequency range, users connected to the DWL-6000AP will enjoy faster downloads and email communication.

The DWL-6000AP combines the latest advancements in 802.11b silicon chip design from Texas Instruments, utilizing their patented Digital Signal ProcessingTM technology along with impressive high-speed performance and features of the Atheros 802.11a chip design.

In addition to bridging 802.11a and 802.11b wireless networks, the D-Link AirPro DWL-6000AP can bridge to wired networks with its integrated 10/100 Ethernet port.

For more secure communication, the DWL-6000AP supports user-selectable encryption settings — up to 152-bit WEP on the 5GHz band and up to 256-bit WEP on the 2.4GHz band. With its web-based configuration and AP Manager, the DWL-6000AP is easy to install and manage.
Device Specifications

Device Management
  • Web-Based – Internet Explorer v5 or later; Netscape Navigator v4 or later; or other Java-enabled browsers Access Point Manager

Media Access Control         
  • CSMA/CA with ACK

  • (1) 10/100Base-T Ethernet, RJ-45 (UTP)

Diagnostic LEDs
  • Power (Green)
  • 10/100M Link/Act (Green)
  • 11a WLAN (Green)
  • 11b WLAN (Green)

  • IEEE 802.11
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.1d
  • IEEE 802.3
  • IEEE 802.3u

Available Channels
  • Eleven non-overlapping channels

Antenna Type        
  • Dual 5dBi dipole antenna with diversity (standard)

Transmitter Output Power         
  • 15dBm ± 2dB

Power Input
  • External Power Supply — DC 5V, 2.5A

  • 32°F to 131°F ( 0°C to 55°C)
  • Storing: -25°C to 65°C (-77°F to 140°F)

  • 5%-95% RH non-condensing

Physical Dimensions
  • L = 9.25 inches / 91.2mm
  • W = 6.25 inches / 54mm
  • H = 1.50 inches / 36.4mm

  • ~2.0 lbs / 907 grams

  • FCC part 15b
  • UL1950-3

  • 3 Year (details inside product package)

802.11a Specifications

Data Rates         
  • 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54, 72 Mbps

Data Security
  • 64, 128, 152-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) Encryption with Dynamic Keying
  • Access Control List

Frequency Range 
  • 5.150 - 5.350GHz

Modulation Technology         
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)

Modulation Techniques
  • BPSK
  • QPSK
  • 16 QAM
  • 64 QAM

Enhanced 802.11b Specifications

Data Rates         
  • 1, 2, 5.5, 11, 22Mbps

Data Security
  • 64, 128, 256-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) Encryption
  • Access Control List

Frequency Range         
  • 2.4GHz to 2.462GHz

Operating Range         
  • Indoors: Up to 328 feet / 100 meters

Modulation Technology 
  • PBCC - Packet Binary Convolutional Coding
  • Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
  • 11-chip Barker sequence

Modulation Techniques
  • Barker (1Mbps/0db)
  • Barker (2Mbps/3db)
  • CCK (5.5 Mbps/5.5db)
  • PBCC (5.5Mbps/1.5db)
  • CCK (11Mbps/8.5db)
  • PBCC (11Mbps/4.5db)
  • PBCC (22Mbps/8.5db)

Product Information

Part No         
  • DWL-6000AP

  • 2.4GHz/5GHz Multimode Wireless Access Point

  • 790069-245442
Version Description Date Type File Size
DWL-6000AP Manual DWL-6000AP Manual - PDF 6.94mb Download
Version Description Date Type
Firmware 2.30 Firmware 17/01/2006 - Download
Version Description Date
AP Manager

AP Manager

05/04/2006 Download
Version Description Date
DEU_CE_Declaration_RevA CE Declaration (English) 21/10/2002 Download