Wireless Ceiling Mount PoE Access Point


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Multiple Opertaion Modes - Access Point, WDS with AP & WDS/Bridge (No AP broadcasting)
High Performance Connectivity - up to 108Mbps wireless Data Transfer Rates
Trusted Security Features - 64/128/152-bit WEP Data Encryption, Mac Address Filtering and much more!
Indoor Wireless Access Point (AP) with Power over Ethernet (PoE)

The DWL-3260AP Wireless Ceiling Mount PoE Access Point is a powerful and reliable wireless Access Point for business-class enterprise environments.  Designed for indoor installation and supporting Power over Ethernet (PoE), this Access Point provides secure options for network administrators to deploy a highly manageable and extremely robust wireless network.

Ceiling Mounting

The DWL-3260AP is round in shape and can be camouflaged as a smoke detector so as not to attract attention.  Its diagnostic LED can be turned off to further reinforce the impression of being a smoke detector.

Power over Ethernet (PoE) Support

For installations in areas where power outlets are not readily available, the Access Point (AP) integrates 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE), to ensure flexibility and easy set-up.  From a ceiling, the DWL-3260AP can obtain power from a PoE switch located as far away as 100 meters through unused pairs of the existing network cable.

Up to 108Mbps Wireless Speed

The DWL-3260AP delivers extremely reliable wireless performance with standard 802.11g wireless throughput rates of up to 54Mbps.  It has the added capability of reaching maximum wireless signal rates of up to 108Mbps (Turbo mode) powered by D-Link 108G technology*.  At the same time, the DWL-3260AP remains fully compatible with IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g standards.

Advanced Wireless Security

The DWL-3260AP provides industrial grade wireless security by supporting both WPA and WPA2-Enterprise as well as 802.1X to ensure complete network protection.  Other security features included in this Access Point are MAC Address Filtering, Wireless LAN segmentation, Broadcast SSID disabled, and support for Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) data encryption.

WDS (Wireless Distribution System) Support

To maximize total return on investment, the DWL-3260AP can be configured to operate as an AP (AP mode), a point-to-point bridge or a point-to-multipoint bridge (WDS mode). In the WDS mode, the DWL-3260AP only communicates with other wireless bridges, without allowing wireless clients or stations to access them.   In this scenario, the built-in omni-directional antenna may be disabled via a slide switch and the AP fitted with an external high gain directional antenna.

Cost Saving and Increased Network Flexibility

The DWL-3260AP supports multiple SSIDs, allowing you to logically divide your AP into several virtual Access Points, all within a single hardware platform.  For instance, you can enable encryption and authentication on one SSID to protect private applications and opt to not enable security on another SSID to maximise open connectivity for public usage.

With multiple SSIDs, the number of physical APs deployed may be reduced, minimising interference and keeping costs down. In addition, the number of users associated to a particular SSID may be capped, providing a form of bandwidth control for particular applications.

Advanced Network Management

Network administrators can manage all the DWL-3260AP's settings via its web-based configuration utility or with Telnet. D-Link's AP Manager or D-View SNMP management module may also be used to configure and manage multiple APs from a single location.

In addition to a streamlined management process, network administrators can also verify and conduct regular maintenance checks without wasting resources by sending personnel out to physically test that the device is functioning correctly.

*Maximum wireless signal rate based on IEEE standard 802.11g specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors may lower actual data throughput rate.

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Software Managed AP
Wireless standard
Wireless G
Antenna type
Embedded omni-directional antennas
Antenna gain
5 dBi for 2.4 GHz

Wired interface
1 x Fast Ethernet LAN
Type of housing
Wireless modes
Access Point (AP)

WDS bridge

WDS with AP
Maximum number of SSIDs
WMM-PS/802.11e (U-APSD)
WEP 64/128 bit
TKIP/AES encryption
WLAN partition
SSID broadcast disable
Rogue AP detection
802.1X authentication
Central management (through AP Manager II and/or D-View Wireless Control Module)
This product was phased out on: 07/06/2014
This product's last date of support is on: 06/06/2019
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Datasheet (English) - PDF 0.18mb Download
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Manual (English) Manual (English) - PDF 7.69mb Download
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Quick Installation Guide (English) - PDF 2.46mb Download
Version Description Date Type
Firmware 1.20 rc340 Firmware 6.4.2009 - Download
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AP Manager II for Firmware 1.20 r16 AP Manager II for Firmware v1.20rc340 9.7.2009 Download
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DEU_CE_Declaration_1_RevA CE Declaration A3 (English, French) 22.9.2009 Download
DEU_CE_Declaration_2_RevA CE Declaration A1 30.7.2008 Download