D-Link DWL-2100AP High-Speed (802.11g) 108Mbps Access Point Overview


D-Link DWL-2100AP

With the D-Link 108G enhancement, the DWL-2100AP can achieve wireless speeds up to 15x in a pure Super G environment through the use of new wireless technology such as Packet Bursting, Fast Frame, Compression & Encryption, and Turbo mode. These technologies enable a throughput high enough to handle video/audio streaming and future bandwidth-intense applications. The DWL-2100AP also supports SNMP v.3 for better network management with the provided Wireless AP Manager software that manages network configuration and firmware upgrades. For Enterprise networks, the DWL-2100AP supports network administration and real-time network traffic monitoring via D-Link's D-View Network Management software.

The DWL-2100AP features WDS (Wireless Distribution System) that can be configured to perform in any one of five modes: a Wireless Access Point, a Point-to-Point (PtP) bridge with another DWL-2100AP, a Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) bridge, a Repeater for range extension, or as a Wireless Client. The WDS feature makes the DWL-2100AP an ideal solution for quickly creating and extending a wireless local area network (WLAN) in offices or other workplaces, or even at hotspots.

Wireless security is addressed as the DWL-2100AP uses WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and 802.1X authentication to provide a higher level of security for data communication amongst wireless clients. The DWL-2100AP is also fully compatible with the IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g standards.

What can the DWL-2100AP repeat?

Note: Although some models of Access Points support repeater mode, due to the fact that repeater function is not a standardized solution you may encounter compatibility problems. Identical models of an Access Point will work with each other in repeater mode (if supported). But if you are planning to mix different models or need to repeat a signal from a wireless router, we recommend using DWL-G710.

The DWL-G710 supports repeater mode only. Click here to see products tested with DWL-G710. Note that unlike many other repeaters the DWL-G710 also supports WPA-PSK wireless security.