The 802.11ac Unified Wireless Outdoor Access Point (DWL-8710AP) is specifically designed for deployment in business and campus environments. Designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, the DWL-8710AP includes IP67-compliant housing and dual-band support for 802.11ac devices. All network interfaces are protected against electrical surges, enabling the device to be placed in areas where there is a risk of being struck by lightning. For easy installation, it has integrated 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE) support1, allowing installation of this device in areas where power outlets are not readily available. The DWL-8710AP can also be powered by a separately purchased PoE Injector.
When used together with D-Link’s line of Unified Wireless Controllers, rogue APs in the network are easily detected, and administrators are immediately notified of any security threat. In addition, over 1,000 DWL-8710AP devices may be centrally managed and provisioned, enabling the administrator to scale the Wi-Fi network to cover larger areas. The DWL-8710AP is also equipped with two radio transceivers – a 2.4GHz 2×2 IEEE 802.11n interface that supports up to 300 Mbps of network throughput, as well as a 5GHz 2×2 IEEE 802.11ac interface capable of up to 867 Mbps of network throughput. The DWL-8710AP also includes two Gigabit Ethernet network interfaces, designed to allow the administrator to easily bridge other networking devices into the network, such as a camera or another Wi-Fi access point.
1 Power supply is not included. To power the device, use a D-Link PoE switch or the D-Link DPE-301GI PoE injector (sold separately).