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Dell PowerConnect W-AP68 Access Point
Designed for low user density environments

Dell PowerConnect W-AP124 and W-AP125 Access Points

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Overview:

The Dell PowerConnect W-Series multifunction W-AP68 is a low-cost 802.11n access point (AP) designed for small, very low-density deployment areas in offices, hospitals, schools and retail stores. This compact non-MIMO AP delivers wire-like performance at data rates up to 150 Mbps. The W-AP68 features one 2.4-GHz 802.11n radio with two internal antennas.

As an 802.11n AP, the W-AP68 works with the complete portfolio of Dell’s PowerConnect W-Series centralized Mobility Controllers. 802.11n enables the use of wireless as a primary connection with speed and reliability comparable to a wired LAN. It also increases performance by utilizing techniques such as channel bonding and block acknowledgement. Advanced antenna technology also increases range and reliability.

A key to ensuring wire-like performance and reliability is Dell’s unique Adaptive Radio Management, which helps maximize client performance and ensures that APs stay clear of interference.

The multifunction W-AP68 can be configured through the Dell’s PowerConnect W-series Mobility Controllers to provide WLAN access with part-time air monitoring, dedicated air monitoring for wireless IPS, Remote AP (RAP) functionality or secure enterprise mesh. The W-AP68 feature a 10/100BASE-T Ethernet interface and can operate from standard Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) sources or a 12-volt DC power supply.

PowerConnect W-Series Access Points:


Dell Networking Products
Dell W-Series Access Points
PowerConnect W-AP134/135 Access Points PowerConnect W-AP134/135 Access Points
PowerConnect W-AP134 (external antenna) and W-AP135 (internal antenna) are enterprise-grade, high-performance dual-radio 802.11n indoor access points that deliver wireline-like data rates of up to 450Mbps per radio, 900Mbps total.
PowerConnect W-AP104/105 Access Points PowerConnect W-AP104/105 Access Points
PowerConnect W-AP104 (external antenna) and W-AP105 (internal antenna) are mainstream enterprise-grade dual-radio 802.11n indoor access points designed to deliver data rates of up to 300Mbps per radio, 600Mbps total.
PowerConnect W-AP175 Outdoor Access Points PowerConnect W-AP175 Outdoor Access Points
PowerConnect W-AP175 family is enterprise-grade, mainstream dual-radio 802.11n outdoor access points that deliver data rates of up to 300Mbps per radio, 600Mbps total. Ideal for campuses, industrial parks and other outdoor harsh open-air environments, PowerConnect W-AP175 access point can be powered via PoE, AC or DC power sources, and comes with convenient wall and mast mounting options and solar shield.
PowerConnect W-AP92/93 Access Points PowerConnect W-AP92/93 Access Points
PowerConnect W-AP92 (external antenna) and W-AP93 (internal antenna) are entry-level, enterprise-grade, single-radio 802.11n indoor access points designed to deliver data rates of up to 300Mbps.
PowerConnect W-AP93H Wired + Wireless Access Point PowerConnect W-AP93H Wired + Wireless Access Point
PowerConnect W-AP93H is a special-purpose 802.11n indoor access points with built-in 4-port fast Ethernet switch designed to deliver wireless data rates of up to 300Mbps. PowerConnect W-AP93H is specifically designed to be mounted over a network wall socket.
PowerConnect W-AP124/125 Access Points PowerConnect W-AP124/125 Access Points
PowerConnect W-AP124 (external antenna) and W-AP125 (internal antenna) are suitable for above-ceiling or enclosure-based installations. They offer dual-radio 802.11n with data rates up to 300Mbps per radio.
PowerConnect W-AP68 Access Point PowerConnect W-AP68 Access Point
PowerConnect W-AP68 is designed to deliver data rates of up to 150Mbps for organizations that are looking for a basic enterprise-grade 802.11n

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

PowerConnect W-Series Access Points Comparision Specs
Performance W AP68 W AP92/93 W AP93H W AP105 W AP124/ 125 W AP134/ 135 W AP175
WiFi certified 802.11a/b/g/n S S S S S S S
Multiservice concurrent 802.11a/n + b/g/n WLAN S S S S S S S
Entry-level indoor 802.11n single-radio, single-band (2.4GHz) AP S S N N S N N
Affordable indoor 802.11n dual-radio, dual-band AP for high-density deployments N N N S N N N
Indoor wired and 802.11n single-radio, dual-band AP with four-port Ethernet switch N N S N N N N
Chassis W AP68 W AP92/93 W AP93H W AP105 W AP124/ 125 W AP134/ 135 W AP175
10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45), autosensing link speed and MDI/MDX 1x 1x 4x 1x 2x 2x 1x
USB console interface N N N N N N 1x
1 x passive RJ 45 pass-through interface 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x
Single Radio - 2.4 or 5GHz band S S S N N N N
Dual Radios - Simultaneous operation in either 2.4GHz or 5GHz band. N N S S S S S
Operating Frequencies: 2.4–2.5GHz, 5.150–5.950GHz S S S S S S S
Power W AP68 W AP92/93 W AP93H W AP105 W AP124/ 125 W AP134/ 135 W AP175
Power interfaces 12 V, 1.25 A 12 V, 1.25 A 12 V, 1.25 A 12 V, 1.25 A 5 V, 3.2 A 12 V, 1.25 A 12–48V DC or 100–240V AC
Power consumption 8W 10W 9W 12.5W 16W 15W 18W
Environmental W AP68 W AP92/93 W AP93H W AP105 W AP124/ 125 W AP134/ 135 W AP175
Operating temperature: 0° C to +50° C (+32° F to +122° F) S S S S S S -40°C to +55°C
(-40°F to +131°F)
Dimensions 140 mm x 105 mm x 38 mm (5.5” x 4.1” x1.5”) 120 mm x 130 mm x 35 mm (4.7" x 5.1" x 1.4") 130 mm x 143 mm x 35 mm (5.1" x 5.6" x 1.4") 132 mm x 135 mm x 45 mm (5.2" x 5.3" x 1.8") 124 mm x 130 mm x 51 mm (4.9" x 5.13" x 2.0") 170 mm x 170 mm x 45 mm (6.69" x 6.69" x 1.77") 260 mm x 240 mm x 105 mm (10.2” x 9.4” x4.1”)
Weight 145 g (5.1 oz) 375 g (13.2 oz) 760 g (1.68 lb) 0.3 kg (10.56 oz) 0.42 kg (15 oz) 760 g (1.68 lbs) 3.25 kg (7 lb)
Warranty W AP68 W AP92/93 W AP93H W AP105 W AP124/ 125 W AP134/ 135 W AP175
Extended Lifetime Warranty S S S S S S S

Specifications:

Dell PowerConnect W-AP68 Access Point Specifications

Operating mode

  • 802.11b/g/n Access Point (AP)
  • Air Monitor (AM), spectrum monitor
  • Remote AP (RAP)
  • Secure enterprise mesh

Radios

  • Software-configurable Single radio capable of supporting 2.4 GHz operation 802.11n capable, providing up to 150Mbps data rate

Wireless radio specifications

  • AP type: single-radio, single-band 802.11n indoor
  • Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply):
    - 2.400 to 2.4835 GHz
  • Available channels: Controller-managed, dependent upon configured regulatory domain
  • Maximum transmit power:
    - AP-68: 2.4 GHz: 20 dBm (limited by local regulatory requirements)
  • Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm
  • Supported radio technologies:
    - 802.11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)
    - 802.11g/n: Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
    - 802.11n: 1x1 with one spatial stream
  • Supported modulation types:
    - 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
    - 802.11g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
  • Antenna diversity for improved receiver performance
  • Association rates (Mbps):
    - 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
    - 802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
    - 802.11n: MCS0 – MCS57 (6.5 Mbps to 150 Mbps)
  • 802.11n high-throughput (HT) support: HT 20/40
  • 802.11n packet

Antenna

  • Integrated, Omni-directional antenna elements (supporting receive special diversity). Antenna gain: 3dBi (max)

Interfaces

  • 1 x 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
  • 1 x RJ-45 serial console interface
  • Power:
    - 1 x DC power connector

Power

  • 48V DC 802.3af PoE or 802.3at PoE+
  • 12V DC connector for use with external AC supplied power (adapter sold sepreatly)
  • Maximum power consumption: 8 watts

Mounting

  • Wall mount
  • Non-recessed ceiling rail mount (15/16”)

Mechanical

  • Dimensions/weight (unit)
    - 140 mm x 105 mm x 38 mm (5.5” x 4.1” x1.5”)
    - 145 g (5.1 oz)

Environmental

  • Operating:
    - Temperature: 0o C to 40o C (32o F to 104o F)
    - Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Storage and transportation temperature range
    - 40o C to 70o C (-40o F to 158o F)

Certifications/Regulatory

  • Wi-Fi certified 802.11 b/g/n
    Product meets EMC, safety and wireless standards of over 50 countries inclusive of; USA (FCC), Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, China. For more country-specific regulatory information, and approvals, please see your Dell representative.

Minimum OS version

  • 5.0.3.2

Extended Life Warranty*

*Select Networking Products carry an Extended Life Warranty with Basic Hardware Service. Warranty covers repair or replacement of the product for as long as it remains in use by the customer. In the event of discontinuance of product manufacture, Dell Extended Life Warranty extends until five (5) years after end of product model sales. Warranty limits any power supply, antennae or accessories to one (1) year from date of purchase. Warranty does not include troubleshooting, configuration, or other advanced service provided by Dell ProSupport. The Extended Life Limited Hardware Warranty is not transferrable. For more information see dell.com/warranty.

Performance Table:

W-AP68 RF Performance Table
  Max TX power per active TX chain (dBm) RX Sensitivity (dBm)
  2.4 GHz
802.11b
1Mbps 20 -96
2Mbps 20 -96
5.5Mbps 20 -94
11Mbps 20 -93
802.11g
6Mbps 20 -96
9Mbps 20 -96
12Mbps 20 -96
18Mbps 20 -95
24Mbps 20 -92
36Mbps 19 -89
48Mbps 18 -85
54Mbps 18 -83
802.11n HT20
MCS0 20 -96
MCS1 20 -95
MCS2 20 -93
MCS3 20 -90
MCS4 19 -87
MCS5 18 -82
MCS6 17 -81
MCS7 16 -80
802.11n HT40
MCS0 20 -93
MCS1 20 -93
MCS2 20 -90
MCS3 20 -86
MCS4 19 -83
MCS5 18 -79
MCS6 17 -77
MCS7 16 -76

W-AP68 Antenna Plots

W-AP125 Antenna Plots

Documentation:

Download the Dell PowerConnect W-AP68 Access Point Data Sheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

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