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Dell Networking W-IAP104 & W-IAP105 Instant Access Point
WiFi without a dedicated external controller

Dell Networking W-IAP104 & W-IAP105 Instant Access Point

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Overview:

Dell Networking W-IAP104 and W-IAP105 802.11n-based Instant Access Points (IAPs) deliver the affordability and simplicity of an entry-level, enterprise-grade WiFi network.

The W-IAP104 features 2x2 MIMO dual-band 2.4/5GHz radios with the interface to connect external antennas while the W-IAP105 features the same radios with integrated internal antennas. Both deliver data rates of 300Mbit/s per radio built to provide years of trouble-free operation backed by an Extended Lifetime Warranty.

Virtual controller technology

Virtual controller technology in the Dell Networking W-IAP 104/105 delivers enterprise-grade controller capabilities without requiring a separate access point controller. The virtual controller in a single IAP is capable of controlling multiple IAPs in a network. Like a dedicated controller, an IAP is able to perform key tasks such as AP auto discovery, 802.1X authentication, role- and device-based policy enforcement, rogue detection as well as specialized Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) that optimizes WiFi client behavior by making sure that IAPs stay clear of RF interference. When multiple IAPs are connected together, a single IAP acts as a primary virtual controller. In the event of primary virtual controller failure, another W-series IAP within the same network automatically takes on the role with no disruption to services. Scalability of IAP network is bounded by Layer-2 network design best practices. However, for W-IAP92/93-based networks, the limit is 16.

Ease of deployment

Dell Networking W-IAPs are designed to be up and running in minutes. From a laptop, simply connect wirelessly to an SSID to perform over-the-air provisioning in quick, easy steps. To expand the network, just install more Dell Networking W-IAPs — configuration is automatically uploaded to new units. You can dedicate one radio in a dual-radio W-IAP to form a wireless mesh type of network and eliminate cabling between W-IAPs.

Management and visibility

Multiple Dell Networking W-IAP networks can be securely and centrally managed by the Dell W-Series AirWave software management suite, allowing W-IAPs to operate hundreds of remote locations. With Dell Networking W-Series AirWave, IT has real-time visibility into users, mobile devices, wired and wireless LAN infrastructure all from a single management console.

In addition, Dell also offers the OpenManage Network Manager (OMNM) management software — an easy-to-use, customizable web-based management interface tool. OMNM with minimum OS version 5.0 delivers support for the full line of Dell Networking products, including W-Series wireless devices, and offers enhanced features for traffic flow analysis, deployment, monitoring and management. OMNM comes with 10 free licenses. Each IAP-based network uses one license, while the remaining nine licenses may be used for your other devices.

Investment protection

As WLAN requirements expand, the Dell Networking W-IAP can be re-imaged as an 802.11n campus AP and migrate to a centralized Mobility Controller architecture capable of supporting hundreds and thousands of APs. In addition to providing WLAN access, campus APs in a centralized controller architecture can provide more advanced wireless intrusion protection and powerful spectrum analysis capabilities.

W-Series Instant Access Points:

Dell Networking Products
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 Networking 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

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 Networking W-IAPs—configuration is automatically applied to the new IAPs.

Enterprise features

The Virtual Controller technology integrated within a Networking 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

Networking W-IAP includes a built-in web interface to manage IAP based WLAN network. Multiple Networking W-IAP networks can be securely and centrally managed by Dell Networking W-Series AirWave Wireless Management Suite, allowing groups of W-IAPs to operate in hundreds of remote locations. With Dell Networking 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, Networking 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

Product Comparison:

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

W-Series Instant Access Points Entry Level Comparision Specs
  W-IAP3WN /
W-IAP3WNP
W-IAP92 /
W-IAP93
W-IAP103 W-IAP104 /
W-IAP105
W-IAP175AC / W-IAP175P
Data rate 300Mbps 300Mbps 300 Mbps
2x2 MIMO
802.11n
600Mbps (300Mbps each radio) 600Mbps (300Mbps each radio)
Radios Single radio:
2.4 or 5GHz band
Dual radios:
2.4 and 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 Both models have two internal omni-directional, dual-band antennas. W-AP92: two RP-SMA for W-AP93 two internal omni-directional, dual-band 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 IAP. 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 Three RJ45 ports 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Auto-sensing MDI/MDX and one USB port for connecting a cellular modem One 100/1000Base-T Ethernet, auto- sensing MDI/MDX 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+ One 100/1000Base-T Ethernet, auto- sensing MDI/MDX One 100/1000Base-T Ethernet, auto- sensing MDI/MDX
Other interfaces Console interface (custom) 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 W-IAP3WN: 802.3af PoE (15.4W) on the E2 port 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 W-IAP3WN: 12V DC, 1.25A
W-IAP3WNP: 48V DC, 0.75A
W-IAP3WN: 100–240V, 0.5A
W-IAP3WNP: 100–240V, 0.75A
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 W-IAP3WN: 4 watts/6.5 watts
W-IAP3WNP: 5.5, 8, or 26 watts
10 Watts (maximum) Max 9.5W (POE) or 8W (DC) 12V DC, 1.25A
12.5 Watts (maximum)
18 Watts (maximum)
Environmental Class Indoor Indoor, plenum-rated Indoor Indoor, plenum-rated Outdoor
Operating temperature 0°C to +40°C
(32°F to 104°F)
0°C to 50°C
(32°F to 122°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°F to +140°F)
W-IAP175AC and W-IAP175DC:
–40°C to +55°C (–40°F to 131°F)

Specifications:

Dell Networking W-IAP104/105 Instant Access Point Specifications

Operating mode

  • Multiservice concurrent 802.11a/n or b/g/n WLAN
  • Backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g and mixed-mode 11a/b/g/n deployments

Radios

  • Multifunctional dual radio capable of supporting 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz operation
  • 802.11n radio implements 2x2 MIMO with 2 spatial streams, providing up to 300 Mbps data rate per radio

Wireless radio specifications

  • Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply):
    • 2.400 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 with dynamic frequency selection (DFS) capability
  • Available channels: dependent upon configured regulatory domain
  • Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm
    • 2.4GHz: Up to 23 dBm (limited by local regulatory requirements)
    • 5 GHz: up to 23 dBm (limited by local regulatory requirements)
  • Supported radio technologies:
    • 802.11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)
    • 802.11a/g/n: Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
    • 802.11n: 2x2 MIMO with 2 spatial streams
  • Supported modulation types:
    • 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
    • 802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
  • Association rates (Mbps):
    • 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
    • 802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
    • 802.11n: MCS0 - MCS15 (6.5 Mbps - 300 Mbps)
    • 802.11n high-throughput (HT) Support: HT 20/40
    • 802.11n packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU

RF management

  • Automatic transmit power and channel management control with auto coverage hole correction via Adaptive Radio Management (ARM)
  • Maximum ratio combining (MRC) for improved receiver performance

Advanced features

  • Wireless intrusion detection
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for secure storage of credentials and keys

Antenna

  • W-IAP104:
    • 4 x RP-SMA antenna interface connectors for external antenna support.
  • W-IAP105:
    • 4 x integrated, omni-directional antennas
    • Maximum antenna gain:
    • 2.4GHz/2.5dBi
    • 5.150 to 5.875GHz/4.0dBi

Interfaces

  • Network:
    • 1 x 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet (RJ45), auto-sensing, MDI/MDX
  • Power:
    • 1 x DC power connector
  • Other:
    • 1 x RJ45 console interface

Power options

  • 48V DC 802.3af POE or 802.3at PoE+
  • External AC power providing 12 V DC to AP (adapter sold separately)
  • Maximum power consumption: 12.5 watts

Mounting

  • Wall Mount
  • Ceiling tile rail (15/16” & 9/16” recessed or non-recessed) Mechanical

Mechanical

  • 132 mm x 135 mm x 45 mm (5.2" x 5.3" x 1.8")
  • Weight: 300g (10.56 oz)

Certifications/Regulatory

  • Wi-Fi certified 802.11a/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

  • W-AP104: 6.1.3.0
  • W-AP105: 5.0.2.0

Extended Life Warranty*

Performance Table:

W-IAP104/105 RF Performance Table
  Max TX power per active TX chain (dBm) RX Sensitivity (dBm) Max TX power per active TX chain (dBm) RX Sensitivity (dBm)
  2.4 GHz 5 GHz
802.11b
1Mbps 20 -96 - -
2Mbps 20 -96 - -
5.5Mbps 20 -94 - -
11Mbps 20 -93 - -
802.11a/g
6Mbps 20 -96 20 -96
9Mbps 20 -96 20 -96
12Mbps 20 -96 20 -96
18Mbps 20 -95 20 -95
24Mbps 20 -92 20 -91
36Mbps 19 -89 19 -88
48Mbps 18 -85 18 -84
54Mbps 17 -83 17 -83
802.11n HT20
MCS0 20 -96 20 -93
MCS1 20 -95 20 -93
MCS2 20 -93 20 -87
MCS3 20 -90 20 -87
MCS4 19 -87 19 -83
MCS5 18 -82 18 -80
MCS6 17 -81 17 -77
MCS7 15 -80 15 -75
MCS8 20 -95 20 -93
MCS9 20 -93 20 -93
MCS10 20 -91 20 -87
MCS11 20 -87 20 -87
MCS12 19 -84 19 -83
MCS13 18 -81 18 -80
MCS14 17 -80 17 -77
MCS15 15 -77 15 -75
802.11n HT40
MCS0 20 -93 20 -92
MCS1 20 -93 20 -92
MCS2 20 -90 20 -89
MCS3 20 -86 20 -86
MCS4 19 -83 19 -83
MCS5 18 -79 18 -80
MCS6 17 -77 17 -77
MCS7 15 -76 15 -76
MCS8 20 -92 20 -92
MCS9 20 -89 20 -90
MCS10 20 -87 20 -87
MCS11 20 -84 20 -84
MCS12 19 -82 19 -81
MCS13 18 -76 18 -77
MCS14 17 -76 17 -75
MCS15 15 -73 15 -73

W-IAP105 Antenna Pattern Plots

W-AP105 Antenna Plots

Pricing Notes:

Sorry, this unit has been discontinued. Please, contact us for a replacement product!