Dell PowerConnect W-AP68 Access Point
Designed for low user density environments
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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 (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 (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 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 (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 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 (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 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|
|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|
|Dell PowerConnect W-AP68 Access Point Specifications|
Wireless radio specifications
Minimum OS version
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.
|W-AP68 RF Performance Table|
|Max TX power per active TX chain (dBm)||RX Sensitivity (dBm)|
W-AP68 Antenna Plots
Download the Dell PowerConnect W-AP68 Access Point Data Sheet (PDF).
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.