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D-Link Launches the DWL-7620AP Wireless Access Point

By Darren Price, 26 Jun 2019
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D-Link ANZ has launched the DWL-7620AP Unified AC Wave 2 Wireless Access Point. Designed for both small to medium businesses or larger enterprises, the DWL-7620AP provides administrators with a medium to large scale Wi-Fi network deployment solution. 

The DWL-7620AP leverages 802.11ac Wave 2 to provide speeds of up to 2.2Gbps and in addition, supports Link Aggregation, which allows two Gigabit Ethernet ports to be linked together and act as a single port to double the available bandwidth and maximise the overall throughput of the access point.

Featuring a 2.4GHz and two 5GHz wireless bands to support a growing number of devices connecting to a single access point, Tri-Band technology allows older 802.11b/g/n devices to connect to the 2.4GHz band. The two 5GHz bands can be dedicated to newer, faster wireless AC devices. With support for MU-MIMO (Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output), the DWL-7620AP simultaneously communicates with multiple clients using multiple antennas. 

When working in conjunction with D-Link Unified Controllers, the DWL-7620AP, like other Unified Access Points in the DWL Series product line, may be centrally managed. This allows a large number of Access Points (APs) to be deployed and managed easily. Once the APs are discovered by the Controller, the administrator can push specific set of configurations onto them, rather than having to do so one by one. 

The DWL-7620AP’s self-configuring cluster allows small businesses to deploy multiple APs without the need for network management skills. When a small number of DWL-7620AP’s are deployed on the network, they may be initialised to form a self-configuring cluster. Once the administrator configures one Access Point, the same configuration can then be applied to all remaining APs. Up to 16 APs may be used to form a cluster.

The 802.11k Fast Roaming allows wireless clients to move seamlessly between access points. The AP also supports Wi Fi Multimedia (WMM), so in the event of network congestion, time sensitive traffic such as video can be prioritised. Airtime Fairness ensures that equal airtime is given to each client, preventing slower devices from monopolising and degrading the wireless connection.

When a DWL-7620AP senses a neighbouring device nearby, it will automatically select a non-interfering channel. This reduces the chance of RF interference and allows the administrator to deploy APs more densely. To further minimise interference, when a nearby AP is operating on the same channel, the DWL-7620AP will automatically lower its transmission power. If the nearby AP is removed, the DWL-7620AP will seamlessly increase its transmission power to expand its wireless coverage footprint.

When a number of DWL-7620APs are in close proximity with each other, an access point will refuse new association requests once its resources are fully utilised and the association request will be picked up by a neighbouring unit. This ensures that no single AP is overburdened while others nearby sit idle. 

The new DWL-7620AP is available now with an RRP of NZ$819.99 direct from D-Link and from all authorised D-Link Partners in New Zealand.

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