Dell PowerConnect W-IAP 105 Instant Access Point

Dell PowerConnect W-IAP 105 Instant Access Point

High performance, low complexity, easy setup


Easily deploy entry-level WiFi™ with enterprise-grade features using Dell™ PowerConnect™ W-IAP105 indoor access points with built-in virtual controllers.

  • Dual-band, dual-radio indoor AP with built-in virtual controller
  • Easy-to-deploy W-IAP105-based network can be up and running in minutes
  • Extended lifetime warranty with basic hardware services

PowerConnect W-IAP105






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Simple enterprise-class WiFi
Create an affordable, high-performance entry-level WiFi™ network with PowerConnect™ W-IAP105 dual-radio access points.
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Uncompromised performance
Build an entry-level WiFi network for your small or midsize business without sacrificing functionality or performance. PowerConnect™ W-IAP105 access points (APs) are compact dual-radio 802.11n indoor access points with built-in virtual controller functionality.
  • Data rates up to 300 Mbps
  • Dual-band, dual-radio design that works in either 2.4GHz or 5GHz bands
  • WiFi access for high-performance 802.11n and legacy 802.11a/b/g clients
  • Built-in internal omni-directional antennas
  • Can operate from standard 802.3af power over Ethernet (PoE) sources or a 12-volt DC power supply
Virtual controller
Eliminate the need for a dedicated external controller with the built-in virtual controller in the PowerConnect™ W-IAP105 access point.

Like a dedicated controller, the virtual controller technology is able to monitor and control critical network maintenance tasks, including:
  • AP auto discovery 
  • 802.1X authentication
  • Role- and device-based policy enforcement
  • Rogue detection
  • Specialized Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) functions that optimize WiFi client behavior, enabling IAPs to avoid RF interference.
When multiple IAPs are connected, a single IAP acts as a primary virtual controller. If that primary virtual controller fails, another W-IAP in the chain automatically takes over as virtual controller with no disruption to services.

Ease of deployment
You can be up and running in minutes. From a laptop, simply connect wirelessly to a service set identifier (SSID) and complete over-the-air provisioning in three easy steps. To expand your network, simply install more PowerConnect W-IAPs. Configurations are automatically uploaded from the designated virtual controller.

Management and visibility
Securely administer multiple PowerConnect W-IAP WiFi networks from a single console with the Dell PowerConnect™ W-Series AirWave® software management suite. It gives you real-time visibility into users, mobile devices and both wired and wireless LAN infrastructures, enabling W-IAPs to be deployed in hundreds of remote locations.

Investment protection
As your WLAN requirements expand, firmware that is expected to be available by early 2012 will help you reimage your PowerConnect W-IAPs as 802.11n campus APs and allow you to migrate to a centralized mobility controller architecture. This extends support to thousands of APs and can provide wireless intrusion protection as well as powerful spectrum analysis capabilities.

Advanced RF management
Build your network to better serve all users with Dell’s Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) technology. By adjusting to how WiFi clients interact, ARM helps ensure that data, voice and video applications have sufficient network resources to operate properly. Key ARM features include:
  • Spectrum load balancing that uniformly distributes clients across channels in high-density environments
  • Noise awareness, which dynamically shifts clients away from channels hampered by outside interference
  • Band steering, which enables APs with both radios available to dynamically transfer clients away from crowded bands and allows users to define client ratios across different bands
  • Airtime fairness that delivers equal airtime access to all WiFi clients, regardless of the client type, wireless chip or operating system

High-definition video and toll-quality voice
Deploy HD-quality video and toll-quality voice across your wireless environment with PowerConnect W-Series APs centralized controllers. Key video and voice features include:
  • Dynamic multicast optimization technology that supports more than 15 live, high-definition multicast video streams per radio
  • ARM technology that is designed to:
    • Automate channel assignments
    • Increase capacity as coverage expands
    • Protect against neighboring wireless interference
    • Ensure airtime fairness for clients
    • Help maintain balanced client distribution across 2.4/5GHz frequency bands and multiple 802.11 channels
  • Device fingerprinting technology that helps ensure reliable, high-quality voice over WiFi without disabling automated channel management

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Aruba Networks® ArubaOS™ serves as the operating system and application engine for all Dell™ PowerConnect W-Series controllers, access point and guest access system devices.
Extended Life Warranty

Includes Extended Life Warranty*

Extended Life Warranty* provides the assurance that your hardware will be repaired or replaced for as long as you own the product. Warranty extends until five years after end of product model sales. For copy of Limited Hardware Warranty, write Dell USA LP, Attn: Warranties, One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682.