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Dell PowerConnect W-Series Instant Access Points
WiFi without a dedicated external controller

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Dell W-Series Instant Access Points
W-Series IAP224/225 802.11ac Access Points

W-Series IAP224/225 802.11ac Access Points

W-Series IAP224 (external antenna) and W-Series IAP225 (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 IAP224 and IAP225 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 IAP274/275 802.11ac Outdoor Instant Access Points

W-Series IAP274/275 802.11ac Outdoor Instant Access Points

W-Series IAP274/275 instant access points (IAPs) 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 IAP274/275 outdoor IAPs support concurrent dual-radio operation.

W-Series IAP134/135 Instant Access Points

W-Series IAP134/135 Instant Access Points

Enterprise-grade W-Series IAP134 (external antenna) and IAP135 (internal 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 IAP114/115 Instant Access Points

W-Series IAP114/115 Instant Access Points

W-Series IAP114 (external antenna) and IAP115 (internal antennas) high-performance, dual-radio 802.11n access points designed to deliver data rates up to 450Mbps per radio, suited for medium-density deployments.

W-Series IAP 108/109 Wired + Wireless Instant Access Points

W-Series IAP 108/109 Wired + Wireless Instant Access Points

Multifunctional dual-radio W-Series IAP 108 (connecters for external antenna) and W-Series IAP 109 (four integrated antennas) are 802.11abgn, 2x2:2 MIMO access points with instant or remote AP modes for wireless and wired networking in large deployments. With 300Mbps wireless data rate per radio, each IAP features:

  • 10/100/1000BASE-T uplink port
  • 10/100BASE-T local port
  • USB port to connect to 3G and 4G networks
  • Desktop form factor with optional wall/ceiling-mount support
W-Series IAP104/105 Instant Access Points

W-Series IAP104/105 Instant Access Points

W-Series IAP104 (external antenna) and W-Series IAP105 (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 IAP103 Instant Access Points

W-Series IAP103 Instant Access Points

W-Series I AP103 instant access points (IAPs) 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 I 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.

W-Series IAP175 Outdoor Instant Access Points

W-Series IAP175 Outdoor Instant 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 IAP175 instant 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.

Enterprise-grade portable or desktop 802.11n indoor access points that offer data rates of up to 300Mbps.

W-Series IAP92/93 Instant Access Points

W-Series IAP92/93 Instant Access Points

W-Series IAP92 (external antenna) and W-Series IAP93 (internal antenna) are entry-level, enterprise-grade, single-radio 802.11n indoor access points designed to deliver data rates of up to 300Mbps.

W-Series IAP3WN/IAP3WNP Wired + Wireless Instant Access Points

W-Series IAP3WN/IAP3WNP Wired + Wireless Instant Access Points

Enterprise-grade portable or desktop 802.11n indoor access points that offer data rates of up to 300Mbps.

W-Series IAP3WN features: 

  • Two 10/100Mbps LAN ports
  • One 10/100/1000Mbps WAN port
  • One USB port to connect to external cellular modem
W-Series IAP3WNP has one PoE-capable LAN port that can be used to power an external PoE-enabled device, such as an IP phone.
W-Series IAP155/155P Wired + Wireless Instant Access Points

W-Series IAP155/155P Wired + Wireless Instant Access Points

Dual-band, dual-radio IAPs offering wire-like data rates of up to 450Mbps per radio with instant or remote AP-mode options. The IAP155 and IAP155P each have four ports available to the wired network and a USB port to connect to 3G and 4G networks. The W-Series IAP155P 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

Dell PowerConnect Instant Access Point (IAPs) eliminate the need for an external controller and make it easier to set up and manage enterprise-grade wireless LAN (WLAN) while delivering the affordability and simplicity of an entry-level Wi-Fi network.

Ease of deployment

PowerConnect W-IAP is designed to be up and running in minutes. From a laptop, simply connect wirelessly to perform over-the-air provisioning in a few easy steps. To expand the network, simply add more PowerConnect W-IAPs—configuration is automatically applied to the new IAPs.

Enterprise features

The Virtual Controller technology integrated within a PowerConnect W-IAP delivers enterprise-grade capabilities such as AP auto discovery, 802.1x authentication, role-and device-based policy enforcement, rogue detection and Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) to optimize Wi-Fi client behavior.

Management and visibility

PowerConnect W-IAP includes a built-in web interface to manage IAP based WLAN network. Multiple PowerConnect W-IAP networks can be securely and centrally managed by Dell PowerConnect W-Series AirWave Wireless Management Suite, allowing groups of W-IAPs to operate in hundreds of remote locations. With Dell PowerConnect W-Series AirWave, IT has real-time visibility into users, mobile devices and wireless and wired network status from a single management console.

In addition, Dell also offers the OpenManage Network Manager 5.0 (OMNM 5.0) management software that is an easy-to-use, web-based management interface tool that can be customized. It delivers support for the full line of Dell Networking products, including Force10, PowerConnect, & W-Series wireless devices and offers enhanced features for Traffic flow analysis, Deployment, Monitoring, and Management. OMNM 5.0 comes with ten free licenses. Each local IAP based network, regardless of number of IAP’s in network, is considered as one, leaving customer up to 9 licenses to manage other devices.

Investment protection

As WLAN requirements expand, PowerConnect W-IAP can be converted via firmware as an 802.11n campus AP and migrate to a centralized Mobility Controller architecture.

IAP vs. Controller based AP: Key High Level Differences
Features Instant Based Architecture Controller Based Architecture
Mobility and Roaming Mobility across Layer-2 network Mobility supported across Layer-2 and Layer-3 network
Scalability

Bounded by layer-2 network design best practices

Use AirWave to manage multiple IAP networks

Thousands of APs
Security Decrypts traffic at the IAP Decrypts traffic at the central controller for applications that require this
VPN Termination Capability No Yes, Controller can be a VPN concentrator/termination point
FIPS, NSA Suite B support. May be required by US Government/Military. No Yes