Compact high-performance access with a controller built in
Eliminate the need for a dedicated external controller with the built-in virtual controllers in the PowerConnect™ W-IAP134/135 IAPs.
Like a dedicated controller, the virtual controller monitors and controls critical network maintenance tasks, including:
- AP auto discovery
- 802.1X authentication
- Role- and device-based policy enforcement
- Rogue detection
- Specialized Adaptive Radio Management functions that optimize WiFi client behavior, enabling IAPs to avoid RF interference
When multiple IAPs are connected, a single IAP acts as the 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
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 remote locations.
As your WLAN requirements expand, you can upgrade your PowerConnect W-IAPs to 802.11n campus APs and migrate to a centralized mobility controller architecture. This will extend support to multiple APs and can provide wireless intrusion protection as well as powerful spectrum analysis capabilities.