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Dell Networking W-IAP3WN & W-IAP3WNP Instant Access Points
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Dell Networking W-IAP3WN & W-IAP3WNP Instant Access Points

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

Overview:

Deliver secure 802.11n wireless network access to corporate resources using the multi-functional W-IAP3WN. Deliver enterprise-grade connectivity ideal for small offices and remote workers.

The Dell Networking W-IAP3WN Instant Access Point is a powerful platform for a small branch office or for power-users who work from a home office.

  • Two Fast Ethernet ports to connect additional users or devices
  • One USB port for connecting a cellular modem
  • Up to 300Mbps wireless data rate with 2x2 MIMO 11n technology
  • Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) option available for powering external IP phones or other devices
  • VPN capability when connecting to a W-Series controller-based network
  • Extended Lifetime Warranty

Virtual controller technology

Networking Instant Access Points deliver enterprise-grade capabilities without the need for additional hardware or separate wireless controller. The built-in virtual controller is capable of controlling multiple Instant Access Points regardless if they are onsite or dispersed across remote locations.

Robust functionality

The W-IAP3WN can perform key tasks such as: auto discovery, authentication, policy enforcement, rogue detection, and Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) to optimize Wi-Fi connectivity and even adjust for RF interference.

Establish an extensive WLAN with ease

W-Series Instant Access Points are designed to be up and running in minutes. Simply plug the device to your network connection and perform a quick configuration using your wireless laptop. To expand the network, just connect another Instant Access Point to the network and configuration is automatically uploaded to the new unit.

Centralized management and remote visibility

Dell W-Series Instant Access Points are fully manageable as standalone wireless devices, utilizing an integrated web interface.

You can add multiple Instant Access Points easily, and they will automatically download the configuration from the primary Instant Access Point.

In addition, multiple Instant Access Point networks can be managed from a single location using W-Series AirWave management suite. The Dell W-Series AirWave Management Suite delivers a consolidated view of your global wireless infrastrucuture and provides centralized management for multi-vendor networks.

Optionally, Dell OpenManage™ Network Manager (OMNM) can manage the full line of Dell Networking products including the wired and wireless switches in your network.

Investment protection

W-Series Instant Access Points are flexible and can be converted to standard access points as your WLAN expands. This feature allows you to migrate your existing investment to a centralized Mobility Controller architecture capable of supporting hundreds and thousands of access points and providing 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 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

Networking 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-IAP3WN & W-IAP3WNP Instant Access Point Specifications

Operating mode

  • Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n WLAN
  • Instant AP, Remote AP

Radios

  • Single radio capable of supporting 2.4 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
  • 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)
  • Supported radio technologies:
    • 802.11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)
    • 802.11 g/n: Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
    • 802.11n: 2x2 MIMO with 2 spatial streams
  • Supported modulation types:
    • 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
    • 802.11g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
  • Association rates (Mbps):
    • 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
    • 802.11g: 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

  • 2 x integrated, Omni-directional antenna elements (supporting up to 2x2 MIMO with spatial diversity). Maximum antenna gain: 2.0 dBi
Interfaces
  • Network:
    • 3 x 10/100 Base-T Ethernet (RJ45), auto-sensing, MDI/MDX. E0 (WAN port) , E1 and E2 ( 2 LAN ports).
    • Optional 802.11af PoE (15.4 watts) on the E2 port for IP phone and other equipment's
  • Power:
    • 1 x DC power connector
  • Other:
    • 1 x USB 2.0 port
    • 1 x four pin console interface (Custom
Power in
  • AC-to-DC power adapter (included)
    • W-IAP3WN:
      • AC input: 100-240 volts AC/0.5 A
      • DC output: 12 volts DC/1.5 A
    • W-IAP3WNP:
      • AC input: 100-240 volts AC/0.75 A
      • DC output: 48 volts DC/0.75 A
  • Maximum power consumption:
    • W-IAP3WN:
      • Maximum (excluding USB): 4.0 watts
      • Maximum (using USB): 6.5 watts
    • W-IAP3WNP:
      • Maximum (excluding USB and PoE): 5.5 watts
      • Maximum (using USB, no PoE): 8.0 watts
      • Maximum (using USB, full PoE): 26 watts
Mounting
  • Desktop stand included
  • Wall-mount bracket optional
Mechanical
  • 129 mm x 109mm x 64 mm (5.1" x 4.3" x 2.5")
  • Weight: 180g (6.6 oz)
Certifications/Regulatory
  • Wi-Fi certified 802.11 b/g/n
  • Complies with part 15 of the FCC rules for Home use
  • 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
  • Instant software version 6.1.3.4-3.1.0.0
  • Controller release for RAP conversion ArubaOS 6.2.0.0

Extended Life Warranty*

Performance Table:

W-IAP3WN & W-IAP3WNP RF Performance Table
  Max TX power per active TX chain (dBm) RX Sensitivity (dBm)
  2.4 GHz
802.11b
1Mbps 16 -97
2Mbps 16  
5.5Mbps 16  
11Mbps 16 -90
802.11g
6Mbps 16.0 -90
9Mbps 16.0  
12Mbps 16.0  
18Mbps 16.0  
24Mbps 16.0  
36Mbps 16.0  
48Mbps 13.0  
54Mbps 11.0 -75
802.11n HT20
MCS8 16.0 -90
MCS9 16.0  
MCS10 16.0  
MCS11 16.0  
MCS12 16.0  
MCS13 13.0  
MCS14 11.0  
MCS15 10.0 -72

W-IAP93 Antenna Plots

W-IAP93 Antenna Plots

Pricing Notes:

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