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Dell Networking W-IAP175 Series Instant Access Point
WiFi without an external controller

Dell Networking W-IAP175 Series Instant Access Point

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The multifunction Dell Networking W-IAP175 series access points are hardened outdoor dual-radio 802.11n access points (AP) designed to provide maximum deployment flexibility in high-density campuses, storage yards, warehouses, container/transportation facilities, extreme industrial production areas and other harsh environments.

The W-IAP175 series features two 2x2 MIMO dual-band 2.4-GHz/5-GHz radios with four antenna interfaces. Each radio is capable of providing maximum data rate of 300Mbps, 600Mbps total. The W-IAP175 series is available in two models: W-IAP175P operating from standard 802.3at power-over-Ethernet (PoE+) source, and W-IAP175AC which operates from 100-240 AC volts and is capable of providing power to one other 802.3af PoE compliant device. With wall and mast mounting options, the W-IAP175 series is built to provide flexible mounting and deployment.

Engineered to survive in harsh outdoor environments, the W-IAP175 series withstands exposure to high and low temperatures, persistent moisture and precipitation, and is sealed for protection from airborne contaminants. Both power and Ethernet ports include surge protection.

Virtual controller technology

Virtual controller technology in the W-IAP175 delivers enterprise-grade controller capabilities without needing 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 Wi-Fi 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 in a 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 maximum limit is sixteen.

Ease of deployment

The W-IAP is 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 W-IAP – configuration is automatically uploaded to new units. You can dedicate one radio in a dual-radio W-IAPs to form a wireless mesh type of network and eliminate cabling between W-IAPs.

Management and visibility

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

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

Investment protection

As WLAN requirements expand, 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.

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