The multifunction Dell™ PowerConnect™ W-AP104 and W-AP105
are best selling indoor, dual-radio 802.11n access points (AP)
designed for high-density deployments in oces, hospitals, schools
and retail stores. These compact, high speed APs delivers wire-like
performance at data rates up to 300 Mbps per radio. The W-AP
Access Points and W-Series Controllers complement Dell’s existing
PowerConnect portfolio of networking solutions, and securely
and eciently extend wired network capabilities to the mobile
The W-AP104 features two 2x2 MIMO dual-band 2.4-GHz/5-GHz
radios with detachable antenna while the W-AP105 features the
same radios with integrated internal antennas. Both are built
to provide years of trouble-free operation and are backed by a
extended lifetime warranty.
Working with Dell’s line of centralized PowerConnect W Series
Controllers, the W-AP104 and W-AP105 deliver secure, high-speed
wireless network services for user mobility that works seamlessly
within enterprise, branch and campus network deployments.
802.11n enables the use of wireless as a primary connection with
speed and reliability comparable to a wired LAN. It also increases
performance by utilizing techniques such as channel bonding,
block acknowledgement and MIMO radios. Advanced antenna
technology also increases range and reliability.
Key to ensuring wire-like performance and reliability is Dell’s
unique Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) capability, which
manages the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radio bands to deliver maximum
client performance. ARM enables mixed 802.11a, b. g and n
clients to interoperate at the highest performance levels via band
steering, airtime fairness between clients and mitigating channel
interference between APs.
The multifunction W-AP104 and W-AP105 can be conﬁgured through
the controller to provide wireless LAN (WLAN) access with part-
time air monitoring, dedicated air monitoring for wireless intrusion
protection, Remote AP (RAP) functionality or secure enterprise mesh.
The W-AP104 and W-AP105 features dual 100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet
interfaces and operate from standard 802.3af Power-over-Ethernet
(PoE) sources or a 12-volt DC power supply.