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Dell Networking W-AP103 Access Points
Cost-effective dual-band coverage in low-density enterprise Wi-Fi environments

Dell Networking W-AP103 Access Points

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Overview:

Multifunctional and affordable Dell Networking 103 Series wireless access points (APs) maximize mobile device performance in low-density Wi-Fi environments while minimizing interference from cellular networks. These compact and cost-effective APs deliver wireless data rates up to 300 Mbps per radio employing 802.11n technology with two spatial MIMO streams.

The W-AP103 and Instant W-IAP103 models feature a 2.4GHz and a 5GHz radio, each with 2x2:2 MIMO and two integrated omni-directional downtilt antennas per radio.

Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC)

Dell ACC feature enables WLANs to perform at peak efficiency by minimizing interference from 3G/4G LTE networks, distributed antenna systems and commercial small cell/femtocell equipment.

Wi-Fi client optimization

To eliminate sticky client behavior while users roam, the Dell Networking 103 Series APs feature Dell's patented ClientMatch™ technology, which continuously gathers session performance metrics from mobile devices.

If a mobile device moves away from an AP or if RF interference impedes performance, ClientMatch automatically steers the device to a better AP.

Quality of service for Lync

Dell Networking 103 Series APs additionally support priority handling and policy enforcement for individual Microsoft Lync media on the same device, including encrypted videoconferencing, voice, chat and desktop sharing.

Best-in-class RF management

All Dell Networking APs include Adaptive Radio Management™ technology, which is essential to creating the most reliable, high-performance WLANs. ARM™ manages the 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio bands to optimize Wi-Fi client performance and ensures that APs stay clear of RF interference.

Dell Networking 103 Series APs can be configured to provide part-time or dedicated air monitoring for spectrum analysis and wireless intrusion protection, VPN tunnels to extend remote locations to corporate resources, and wireless mesh connections where Ethernet drops are not available.

Choose your operating mode

Dell Networking 103 Series APs offer a choice of operating modes to meet your unique management and deployment requirements.

Controller-managed mode: When managed by Dell Networking W-Series Mobility Controllers, the W-AP103 offers centralized configuration, data encryption, policy enforcement and network services, as well as distributed and centralized traffic forwarding. Please refer to the Dell Networking Mobility Controller data sheets for more details.

Instant™ mode: A single W-IAP103 automatically distributes the network configuration to other Instant APs (IAPs) in the WLAN. Simply power-up one IAP, configure it over the air, and plug in the other IAPs – the entire process takes about five minutes.

If WLAN and network requirements change, a built-in migration path allows Dell Networking Instant APs to become part of a WLAN that is centrally managed by a Mobility Controller.

Advanced Features

Spectrum analysis

  • Capable of part-time or dedicated air monitoring, the spectrum analyzer remotely scans the 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio bands to identify sources of RF interference

Security

  • With an OpenDNS service subscription, Dell Networking Instant APs deliver integrated web filtering, malware and botnet protection to every device connected to the WLAN
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for secure storage of credentials and keys
  • SecureJack-capable for secure tunneling of wired Ethernet traffic

Networking W-Series Access Points:

Dell Networking Products
Dell W-Series Access Points
W-Series AP224/225 802.11ac Access Points W-Series AP224/225 802.11ac Access Points
W-Series AP224 (external antenna) and W-Series AP225 (internal antenna) are 802.11ac access points, supporting the new 5GHz industry standard for gigabit wireless data rates. These purpose-built 3x3 MIMO 802.11ac access points are designed to deliver blazing fast performance that is up to three times higher than comparable 802.11n access points. Dual-radio configurations enable flexible deployments:
  • 5GHz: 3x3 MIMO for 802.11ac, delivering data rates up to 1.3Gbps 
  • 2.4GHz: 3x3 MIMO for 802.11n, delivering data rates up to 450Mbps 

The AP224 and AP225 each include dual GbE ports to access wired backbones and are powered by Power-over-Ethernet 802.3at (PoE+) or an optional adapter.

W-Series AP274/275 802.11ac Outdoor Access Points  W-Series AP274/275 802.11ac Outdoor Access Points
W-Series AP274/275 access points are innovative and aesthetic designs that deliver Gigabit WiFi performance to 802.11ac mobile devices. These purpose-built access points are designed to survive harsh outdoor environments, including extreme high and low temperatures as well as persistent moisture and precipitation, and are fully sealed to keep out airborne contaminants. With a maximum data rate of 1.3Gbps in the 5-GHz band and 600Mbps in the 2.4-GHz band, the AP274/275 outdoor APs support concurrent dual-radio operation.
W-Series AP155/155P Wired + Wireless Access Points  W-Series AP155/155P Wired + Wireless Access Points
Dual-band, dual-radio APs offering wire-like data rates of up to 450Mbps per radio. The AP155 and AP155P each have four ports available to the wired network and a USB port to connect to 3G and 4G networks. The W-Series AP155P has two Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)-capable LAN ports that can be used to power an external PoE-enabled device, such as an IP phone.
  • Dual-radio, concurrent dual-band access points
  • 2x2 MIMO with two spatial streams and up to 300Mbps wireless data rate in 2.4GHz
  • 3x3 MIMO with three spatial streams and up to 450Mbps wireless data rate in 5GHz
W-AP134/135 Access Points  W-AP134/135 Access Points
Enterprise-grade W-Series AP134 (external antenna) and AP135 (internal antenna) are the highest-performing W-Series 802.11n dual-radio indoor access points, designed to deliver data rates of up to 450Mbps per radio, up to 900Mbps total for denser environments.
W-Series AP114/115 Access Points  W-Series AP114/115 Access Points
W-Series AP114 (external antenna) and AP115 (internal antennas) are high-performance, dual-radio 802.11n access points designed to deliver data rates up to 450Mbps per radio, suited for medium density deployments.
 W-AP104/105 Access Points W-AP104/105 Access Points
W-Series AP104 (external antenna) and W-Series AP105 (internal antenna) are enterprise-grade dual-radio 802.11n indoor access points designed to deliver data rates of up to 300Mbps per radio, up to 600Mbps total for medium density deployments.
W-Series AP103 Access Points  W-Series AP103 Access Points
W-Series AP103 access points provide cost-effective dual-band coverage in medium-density enterprise WiFi environments while minimizing interference from cellular networks. These compact APs deliver wireless data rates up to 300Mbps per radio employing 802.11n technology with two spatial MIMO streams. The AP103 features a 2.4-GHz and a 5-GHz radio, each with 2x2:2 MIMO and two integrated omnidirectional down-tilt antennas per radio.
 Networking W-AP175 Outdoor Access Points W-AP175 Outdoor Access Points
Enterprise-grade family of mainstream dual-radio 802.11n outdoor access points designed to deliver data rates of up to 300Mbps per radio, up to 600Mbps total. Ideal for campuses, industrial parks and other harsh, outdoor open-air environments, W-Series AP175 access points can be powered via PoE, AC or DC power sources and include convenient wall and mast mounting options as well as a solar shield.
 W-AP92/93 Access Points W-AP92/93 Access Points
W-Series AP92 (external antenna) and W-Series AP93 (internal antenna) are entry-level, enterprise-grade, single-radio 802.11n indoor access points designed to deliver data rates of up to 300Mbps.
 W-AP93H Wired + Wireless Access Point W-AP93H Wired + Wireless Access Point
A special-purpose 802.11n indoor access point with built-in 4-port fast Ethernet switch designed to deliver wireless data rates of up to 300Mbps. W-Series AP93H is specifically designed to be mounted over a network wall socket. Mounting kits sold separately.
 W-AP68 Access Point W-AP68 Access Point
Designed to deliver data rates of up to 150Mbps for organizations that are looking for a basic enterprise-grade 802.11n access point.

Compare Entry Level:

Legend: S —Standard AO — Available Optional N — Not Available

W-Series Access Points Entry Level Comparision Specs
  W-AP92 /
W-AP93
W-AP93H+ W-AP103

W-AP104 /
W-AP105

W-AP175AC /
W-AP175P
Data rate 300Mbps 300Mbps 300 Mbps
2x2 MIMO
802.11n
600Mbps
(300Mbps each radio)
600Mbps
(300Mbps each radio)
Radios Dual radios:
2.4 and 5GHz band
Single radio:
2.4 or 5GHz band
Dual radio,
5-GHz and 2.4-GHz 802.11n 2x2:2
Dual radios:
2.4 and 5GHz band
Dual radios:
2.4 and 5GHz band
Operating frequencies 2.4-2.5 GHz 2.4-2.5 GHz 2.4000 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
5.150 to 5.250 GHz
5.250 to 5.350 GHz
5.470 to 5.725 GHz
5.725 to 5.850 GHz
N/A N/A
Antennas W-AP92:
two RP-SMA for W-AP93 two internal omni-directional, dual-band
Two internal omni-directional, dual-band antennas Four integrated down-tilt omni-directional antennas for 2x2 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 3.9 dBi at 2.44 GHz,
4.1 dBi at 5.2 GHz and
4.3 dBi at 5.8 GHz. Built-in antennas are optimized for horizontal ceiling mounted orientation of the AP.
W-AP104:
four RP-SMA for external 2.4 and 5GHz antennas W-AP105:
four internal omni-directional, dual-band
Four N-type interfaces (two per band) for external 2.4 and 5GHz antennas
Network interfaces One 100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, auto- sensing MDI/MDX One 10/100/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, auto-sensing MDI/MDX, Four 10/100Base-T, and One passive RJ-45 pass-through interface (2 ports) 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet network interface (RJ-45); Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX; 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE); PoE-PD: 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af PoE or 802.3at PoE+ One 100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, auto- sensing MDI/MDX One 100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, auto- sensing MDI/MDX
Other interfaces Console interface (RJ45) Console interface (RJ45) DC power interface, accepts 1.7/4.0-mm center-positive circular plug with 9.5-mm length; Serial console interface (proprietary; optional adapter cable available) Console interface (RJ45) Console interface (USB)
Power over Ethernet (PoE) interfaces 48V DC 802.3af- compatible 48V DC 802.3af- compatible Power over Ethernet (PoE): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af or 802.3at-compliant source W-AP175P: 802.3at-compatible PoE input (PD)
W-AP175AC and W-AP175DC: 802.3af compatible PoE output (PSE)
W-AP175P: 802.3at-compatible PoE input (PD)
W-AP175AC and W-AP175DC: 802.3af compatible PoE output (PSE)
Power interfaces 12V DC, 1.25A 12V DC, 1.25A Direct DC source: 12 Vdc nominal, +/- 5% 48V DC 802.3af- compatible 12–48V DC or 100–240V AC
Power consumption 10 Watts
(maximum)
9 Watts (maximum) Max 9.5W (POE)
or 8W (DC)
12V DC, 1.25A
12.5 Watts (maximum)
18 Watts
(maximum)
Environmental Class Indoor, plenum-rated Indoor Indoor Indoor, plenum-rated Outdoor
Operating temperature 0°C to 50°C
(32°F to 122°F)
0°C to 40°C
(32°F to 104°F)
0° C to +40° C
(+32° F to +104° F)
0°C to 50°C
(32°F to 122°F)
W-IAP175P:
–30°C to +60°C
(–22°Fto +140°F)
W-IAP175AC
and W-IAP175DC:
–40°C to +55°C
(–40°F to 131°F)

Specifications:

Dell Networking W-AP103 Access Points

Operating modes

  • 802.11a/b/g/n Instant AP
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Controller-managed AP
  • Air monitor (AM) for wireless IDS, rogue detection and containment
  • Spectrum analyzer
  • Secure enterprise mesh
  • Remote AP (RAP) when used with a Controller

Wireless radio specifications

  • AP type: Indoor, dual radio, 5GHz and 2.4GHz 802.11n 2x2:2
  • Software-configurable dual radio supports 5GHz (Radio 0) and 2.4GHz (Radio 1)
  • 2x2 MIMO with two spatial streams and up to 300 Mbps wireless data rate
  • Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply):
    • 2.4000 to 2.4835GHz
    • 5.150 to 5.250GHz
    • 5.250 to 5.350GHz
    • 5.470 to 5.725GHz
    • 5.725 to 5.850GHz
  • Available channels: Dependent on configured regulatory domain
  • Dynamic frequency selection (DFS) optimizes the use of available RF spectrum
  • Supported radio technologies:
    • 802.11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)
    • 802.11a/g/n: Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)
  • Supported modulation types:
    • 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
    • 802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
  • Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm
  • Maximum (aggregate, conducted total) transmit power (limited by local regulatory requirements):
    • 2.4GHz band: +21 dBm (18 dBm per chain)
    • 5GHz band: +21 dBm (18 dBm per chain)
  • Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC) minimizes interference from cellular networks
  • Maximum ratio combining (MRC) for improved receiver performance
  • Cyclic delay/shift diversity (CDD/CSD) for improved downlink RF performance
  • Short guard interval for 20-MHz and 40-MHz channels
  • Space-time block coding (STBC) for increased range and improved reception
  • Low-density parity check (LDPC) for high-efficiency error correction and increased throughput
  • Supported data rates (Mbps):
    • 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
    • 802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
    • 802.11n: 6.5 to 300 (MCS0 to MCS15)
    • 802.11n high-throughput (HT) support: HT 20/40
    • 802.11n packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU

Power

  • Maximum power consumption: 9.5W (POE) or 8W (DC)
  • Power sources sold separately
  • Direct DC source: 12 Vdc nominal, +/- 5%
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af or 802.3at-compliant source

Antennas

  • Four integrated down-tilt omni-directional antennas for 2x2 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 3.9 dBi at 2.44GHz, 4.1 dBi at 5.2GHz and 4.3 dBi at 5.8GHz. Built-in antennas are optimized for horizontal ceiling mounted orientation of the AP.

Other interfaces

  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet network interface (RJ-45)
    • Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
    • 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
    • PoE-PD: 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af PoE or 802.3at PoE+
  • DC power interface, accepts 1.7/4.0-mm centerpositive circular plug with 9.5-mm length
  • Serial console interface (proprietary; optional adapter cable available)
  • Visual indicators (LEDs):
    • Power/system status
    • Ethernet link status (ENET)
    • Radio status (two; RAD0, RAD1)
  • Kensington security slot
  • Reset button

Mounting

  • Included with AP:
    • Mounting brackets (2) for attaching to 9/16-inch or 15/16-inch T-bar drop-tile ceiling
  • Spare mounting kit:
    • AP-220-MNT-C1: AP mounting kit contains two ceiling-grid rail adapters for flat rails
  • Optional mounting kits:
    • AP-220-MNT-C2: AP mounting kit contains two ceiling-grid rail adapters for Interlude and Silhouette style rails
    • AP-220-MNT-W1: AP mounting kit contains one basic flat-surface wall/ceiling mounting bracket

Mechanical

  • Dimensions/weight (unit, excluding mounting accessories):
    • 150 mm (W) x 150 mm (D) x 41.5 mm (H)
    • 5.9" (W) x 5.9" (D) x 1.63" (H)
    • 300 g (0.66 lbs)
  • Dimensions/weight (shipping):
    • 192 mm (W) x 178 mm (D) x 68 mm (H)
    • 7.6" (W) x 7.0" (D) x 2.68" (H)
    • 500 g (1.10 lbs)

Environmental

  • Operating:
    • Temperature: 0° C to +40° C (+32° F to +104° F)
    • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Storage and transportation:
    • Temperature: -40° C to +70° C (-40° F to +158° F)

Regulatory

  • FCC/Industry of Canada
  • CE Marked
  • R&TTE Directive 1995/5/EC
  • Low Voltage Directive 72/23/EEC
  • EN 300 328
  • EN 301 489
  • EN 301 893
  • UL/IEC/EN 60950
  • EN 60601-1-1 and EN 60601-1-2

Regulatory model number

  • W-AP103 and W-IAP103: APIN0103

Certifications

  • CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
  • Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) certified 802.11a/b/g/n

Warranty

  • Extended lifetime warranty

Minimum operating system software versions

  • AOS 6.4.0.1
  • InstantOS 4.1.0.0

Performance Table:

W-AP103 RF Performance Table
  Maximum transmit power (dBm)
per transmit chain
Receiver sensitivity (dBm)
per receive chain
802.11b 2.4GHz
1Mbps 18 -93
11Mbps 18 -91
802.11g 2.4GHz
6Mbps 18 -88
54Mbps 16 -76
802.11n HT20 2.4GHz
MCS0/8/16 18 -88
MCS7/15/23 14 -73
802.11n HT40 2.4GHz
MCS0/8/16 18 -86
MCS7/15/23 14 -70
802.11a 5GHz
6 Mbps 18 -92
54 Mbps 16 -76
802.11n HT20 5GHz
MCS0/8/16 18 -92
MCS7/15/23 14 -73
802.11n HT40 5GHz
MCS0/8/16 18 -89
MCS7/15/23 14 -69

W-AP103 Antenna Pattern Plots

W-AP103 Antenna Pattern Plots

Documentation:

Download the Dell Networking W-AP103 Access Points Data Sheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

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