The D-Link DAP-2690 AirPremier N Quadband PoE Access
Point provides businesses with a solution for deploying
next generation 802.11n Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs).
Designed for indoor installation, this Access Point
enables network administrators to deploy a highly
manageable, robust and secure wireless network.
Solid Hardware with PoE support
Enclosed in a sturdy metal chassis, the DAP-2690 passed
the strict UL 2043 testing, achieving “Plenum Rating”
with its material adhering to strict fire codes for
placement in air passageways. For installations in areas
where power outlets are not readily available, the
Access Point integrates 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE),
to ensure flexibility and easy set-up.
The DAP-2690 delivers reliable Wireless N performance
with no dead spots and rates of up to 300 Mbps
simultaneously in both the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Wi-Fi
bands1. Support for the Wi-Fi Multimedia™ (WMM) Quality
of Service feature makes it an ideal access point for
audio, video, and voice applications.
Additionally, this Access Point supports load balancing
to accomodate high volumes of traffic, and redundancy
for fail-safe wireless connectivity.
Cost efficient advanced wireless security
The DAP-2690 provides industrial grade wireless security
by supporting both Personal and Enterprise versions of
WPA and WPA2 (802.11i). A RADIUS server is built-in, so
administrators do not need to invest in an external
This Access Point supports up to 8 VLANs for
implementing multiple service set identifiers (SSIDs),
effectively segmenting users on the network.
With multiple SSIDs, the number of APs required is
reduced and costs kept to a minimum.
The DAP-2690 also includes a wireless client isolation
mechanism to prevent direct client-to-client
communication. Other features include MAC Address
Filtering, Disable SSID Broadcast and rogue AP detection
to further protect your wireless network.
Additionally, the DAP-2690 supports Network Access
Protection (NAP), a feature of Windows Server® 2008. NAP
allows network administrators to define multiple levels
of network access based on individual client’s need. If
a client is identified outside of their access area, the
client will be automatically brought back to their
permitted network access level.
Multiple operation modes
The DAP-2690 can be configured in any one of its
multiple operation modes: Access Point, Wireless
Distribution System (WDS) with Access Point, WDS/Bridge
(No AP Broadcasting) and Wireless Client. With WDS
support, network administrators can set up multiple DAP-2690s
throughout a facility and configure them to bridge with
one another while also providing network access to
individual clients. Additionally, the DAP-2690 offers
Spanning Tree Protocol support for greater efficiency
and avoids broadcast storms when used in WDS mode.
Multiple management options
Network administrators can manage all the DAP-2690"s
settings via its web-based configuration utility (HTTP/HTTPS),
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Secure Shell (SSH), or with
Telnet. D-Link"s AP Manager or D-View SNMPv3 management
module may also be used to configure and manage multiple
APs from a single location. Network administrators can
thus verify and conduct regular maintenance checks
without wasting resources by physically testing that the
device is functioning correctly.
In addition, the AP includes D-Link’s AP Array, a WLAN
management tool directly built into the firmware, so up
to eight stand-alone APs can be managed at once without
requiring extra software.
Included in all AirPremier N business-grade APs, this
tool makes configuration of multiple APs an effortless
process, ideal for the small office.
This AP allows you to implement Green IT without
sacrificing operational performance or functionality:
through the wireless scheduler, the most power-consuming
part of the AP, ie the Wi-Fi radio, may be shut down at
certain times of the day.
1Maximum wireless signal rate based on IEEE
standard 802.11g, 802.11a and draft 802.11n
specifications. Actual data throughput will vary.
Network conditions and environmental factors lower
actual data throughput rate.
• Sturdy Plenum rated metal chassis
• One 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit LAN port with built-in
802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE)
• Four detachable antennae
• Wall-mounting brackets included
• RJ-45 console port
High performance connectivity
• IEEE 802.11n Wireless LAN specification
• Simultaneous operation in both 2.4 and 5 GHz
• Up to 300 Mbps wireless data transfer rates in each
• Access Point
• Wireless Distribution System (WDS), for either
Point-to-Point or Point-to-Multipoint bridge
• WDS with AP
• Wireless client
• WPA™ Personal/WPA™ Enterprise
• WPA2™ Personal/WPA2™ Enterprise
• WPA2-PSK/AES over WDS
• MAC Address access control
• Internal RADIUS server: up to 100 accounts
• AP Manager II
• Web Browser (HTTP/HTTPS)
• SNMP v1, v2c, v3
• D-View 5.1 and 6.0
• D-Link AP Array
* Maximum wireless signal rate based on IEEE standard
802.11g, 802.11a and 802.11n specifications. Actual data
throughput will vary. Network conditions and
environmental factors may lower actual data throughput