Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Product Overview................................................................ 4
Package Contents.............................................................................4
System Requirements......................................................................4
Introduction......................................................................... 5
Features and Benefits.......................................................... 6
Wireless Basics..................................................................... 7
Four Operational Modes................................................... 10
Connect to Your Network.................................................. 11
Using the Configuration Menu......................................... 13
Wireless Settings............................................................................ 15
Access Point Mode.................................................................. 15
WDS with AP mode . .............................................................. 17
WDS mode.................................................................................. 19
Wireless Client mode.............................................................. 21
Open System or Shared Key Authentication ................ 23
WPA-Personal Authentication............................................. 24
WPA-Enterprise Authentication.......................................... 25
802.1X Authentication........................................................... 26
LAN .............................................................................................. 27
Advanced Settings......................................................................... 28
Performance.............................................................................. 28
Multi-SSID................................................................................... 31
VLAN Settings > VLAN List.................................................... 33
Port List........................................................................................ 34
Add/Edit VLAN.......................................................................... 35
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PVID Setting............................................................................... 36
Intrusion...................................................................................... 37
Schedule..................................................................................... 38
AP Array....................................................................................... 39
Web Redirection....................................................................... 40
Internal RADIUS Server ......................................................... 41
ARP Spoofing Prevention Settings.................................... 42
DHCP Server (Dynamic Pool Settings)............................. 43
DHCP Server (Static Pool Setting)...................................... 44
DHCP Server (Current IP Mapping List)............................ 46
Filters (Wireless MAC ACL).................................................... 47
Filters (WLAN Partition)......................................................... 48
Traffic Control (Uplink/Downlink Setting)....................... 49
Traffic Control (QoS)................................................................ 50
Traffic Control (Traffic Manager)......................................... 51
Home > Status................................................................................. 52
Device Information................................................................. 52
Client Information................................................................... 53
WDS Information..................................................................... 54
Home > Status ............................................................................... 55
Stats > Ethernet........................................................................ 55
Stats > WLAN............................................................................. 56
Log > View Log......................................................................... 57
Log > Log Settings................................................................... 58
Maintenance > Administrator Settings.................................. 59
Limit Administrator................................................................. 60
System Name Settings........................................................... 61
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Login Settings........................................................................... 62
Console Settings...................................................................... 63
SNMP Settings........................................................................... 64
Ping Control Setting............................................................... 65
Firmware and SSL Certification Upload................................. 66
Maintenance > Configuration File........................................... 67
Maintenance > Time and Date.................................................. 68
Configuration > Save and Activate.......................................... 69
Configuration > Discard Changes............................................ 69
System > System Settings........................................................... 70
Help..................................................................................................... 71
Using the AP Array............................................................. 72
Simple WLAN Management Tool.............................................. 72
Easy Deployment and Management...................................... 73
Different AP Roles in an Array.................................................... 76
Easy Configuration of D-Link AP Array................................... 76
Supported in all D-Link 11n Business APs............................. 78
Reliable WLAN Management Tool............................................ 78
Using the Console Port.......................................................... 79
Troubleshooting................................................................ 82
Technical Specifications.................................................... 85
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Section 1 - Product Overview
Product
PackageOverview
Contents
• D-Link DAP-3690 AirPremier® N Concurrent Dual Band Outdoor PoE Access Point
• CD-ROM (with Product Documentation)
• PoE Base Unit
• Four Dipole Antennas
• Grounding Wire
• Power Cord
• Power Adapter
• Mounting Kits
• Console Cable (Indoor use only)*
• Console Cable Waterproof Enclosure
• Two LAN port Waterproof Enclosures
*Do not use the console cable in an outdoor environment for long term use. We strongly recommend a type CMX console cable for outdoor use.
Warning: Using a power adapter with different specifications than the one included with the DAP-3690 will cause damage and void the
warranty for this product.
If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller.
System Requirements
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Computers with Windows®, Macintosh®, or Linux-based operating systems with an installed Ethernet adapter
Internet Explorer 6.0, Firefox 3.0, Chrome 2.0, and Safari 3.0 and above.
Warning: This product should only be maintained by the authorized server manager.
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Section 1 - Product Overview
Introduction
D-Link introduces its new AirPremier N Concurrent Outdoor Dual Band PoE Access Point (DAP-3690). With a series of versatile
function, high power design1 and weather resistant features, DAP-3690 is an ideal solution for hot spot networks to provide
outdoor users with wireless Internet access. It can also be installed at manufacturing plants, industrial locations, convention
halls, school campuses, airports, golf courses, marinas and other outdoor venues.
Versatile Access Point
The DAP-3690 allows network administrators to deploy a highly manageable and extremely robust concurrent dual band
wireless network. All four antennas are detachable and can provide optimal wireless coverage in both 2.4GHz (802.11g and
802.11n) and 5GHz (802.11a and 802.11n) bands. Ideal for outdoor deployment, this device is built with a series of weather
resistant features, such as a built in heater, to withstand all elements. For advanced installation, this new high-speed access
point has integrated 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, allowing installation in areas where power outlets are not
readily available.
Enhanced Performance
The AirPremier N Concurrent Dual Band PoE Access Point delivers reliable wireless performance with maximum wireless signal
rates of up to 300Mbps2 in either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz wireless band. This, coupled with support for Wi-Fi Multimedia™ (WMM)
Quality of Service features, makes it an ideal access point for audio, video, and voice applications. Additionally, the DAP-3690
supports load balance features to ensure maximum performance.
Security
To help maintain a secure wireless network, the AirPremier N Concurrent Dual Band PoE Access Point provides the latest in
wireless security technologies by supporting both Personal and Enterprise versions of WPA and WPA2 (802.11i) with support for
RADIUS server back end. To further protect your wireless network, MAC Address Filtering, Wireless LAN segmentation, Disable
SSID Broadcast, Rogue AP Detection, and Wireless Broadcast Scheduling are also included.
The AirPremier N Concurrent Dual Band PoE Access Point includes support for up to 16 VLANs (8 VLANs per radio) for
implementing multiple SSIDs to further help segment users on the network. The DAP-3690 also includes a wireless client
isolation mechanism, which limits direct client-to-client communication.
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Features and Benefits
• Four different operation modes - Capable of operating in one of four different operation modes to meet your wireless networking needs:
Access Point, WDS with AP, WDS, or Wireless Client.
• Faster wireless networking with the 802.11n standard to provide a maximum wireless signal rate of up to 300 Mbps2.
• Compatible with the 802.11b standard to provide a wireless data rate of up to 11 Mbps, allowing you to migrate your system to the 802.11n
and 802.11g standards on your own schedule without sacrificing connectivity.
• Compatible with the 802.11g standard to provide a wireless data rate of up to 54Mbps in the 2.4GHz frequency range.
• Compatible with the 802.11a standard to provide a wireless data rate of up to 54Mbps in the 5GHz frequency range.
• Better security with WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access)/WPA2 - The DAP-3690 can securely connect wireless clients on the network using WPA/
WPA2 to provide a much higher level of security for your data and communications than its previous versions.
• AP Manager II management software - The real-time display of the network’s topology and AP’s information makes network configuration
and management quick and simple.
• SNMP for management - The DAP-3690 is not just fast, but also supports SNMP v.3 for better network management. Superior wireless AP
manager software is bundled with the DAP-3690 for network configuration and firmware upgrade. Systems administrators can also set up
the DAP-3690 easily with the Web-based configuration. D-Link D-View 6.0 module can be download to manage and real-time network traffic
monitoring with multiple access points from a single location.
• Utilizes OFDM technology (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing).
• Supports 802.3af Power over Ethernet.
• Supports one 10/100/1000M Ethernet port.
• Operates in the 2.4~2.5 GHz and 5.15~5.85 GHz3 frequency ranges.
1 Maximum power setting will vary according to individual country regulations.
2 Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g, 802.11a and 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental
factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental conditions will
adversely affect wireless signal range.
3 Operation frequency ranges vary depending on the regulations of individual countries
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Wireless Basics
D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide high-speed wireless connectivity that is easy to use within your home, business
or public access wireless networks. D-Link wireless products provides you with access to the data you want, whenever and wherever you want it.
Enjoy the freedom that wireless networking can bring to you.
WLAN use is not only increasing in both home and office environments, but in public areas as well, such as airports, coffee shops and universities.
Innovative ways to utilize WLAN technology are allowing people to work and communicate more efficiently. Increased mobility and the absence
of cabling and other types of fixed infrastructure have proven to be beneficial to many users.
Wireless adapter cards used on laptop and desktop systems support the same protocols as Ethernet adapter cards, allowing wireless users to use
the same applications as those used on a wired network.
People use WLAN technology for many different purposes:
Mobility - Productivity increases when people can have access to data in any location within the operating range of their WLAN. Management
decisions based on real-time information can significantly improve the efficiency of a worker.
Low implementation costs - WLANs are easy to set up, manage, change and relocate. Networks that frequently change can benefit from WLAN's
ease of implementation. WLANs can operate in locations where installation of wiring may be impractical.
Installation and network expansion - By avoiding the complications of troublesome cables, a WLAN system can be fast and easy during installation,
especially since it can eliminate the need to pull cable through walls and ceilings. Wireless technology provides more versatility by extending the
network beyond the home or office.
Inexpensive solution - Wireless network devices are as competitively priced as conventional Ethernet network devices. The DAP-3690 saves money
by providing users with multi-functionality configurable in four different modes.
Scalability - Configurations can be easily changed and range from Peer-to-Peer networks, suitable for a small number of users to larger Infrastructure
networks to accommodate hundreds or thousands of users, depending on the number of wireless devices deployed.
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Standards-Based Technology
The DAP-3690 Wireless Access Point utilizes the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n standards.
The IEEE 802.11n standard is an extension of the 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.1g standards that came before it. It increases the maximum wireless
signal rate up to 300 Mbps* within both the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz bands, utilizing OFDM technology.
This means that in most environments - within the specified range of this device - you will be able to transfer large files quickly, or even watch a
movie in MPEG format over your network without noticeable delays. This technology works by transmitting high-speed digital data over a radio
wave utilizing OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) technology. OFDM works by splitting the radio signal into multiple smaller
sub-signals that are then simultaneously transmitted at different frequencies to the receiver. OFDM reduces the amount of crosstalk (interference)
in signal transmissions.
The D-Link DAP-3690 will automatically sense the best possible connection speed to ensure the greatest possible speed and range.
Note: 802.11n offers the most advanced network security features available today, including WPA.
*Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g, 802.11a and 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental
factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental conditions will
adversely affect wireless signal range.
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Installation Considerations
The D-Link DAP-3690 lets you access your network, using a wireless connection, from virtually anywhere within its operating range. Keep in mind,
however, that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the
range. Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. The key to
maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines:
1 Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the DAP-3690 and other network devices to a minimum - each wall or ceiling can reduce
your DAP-3690’s range by 3-90 feet (1-30 meters). Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized.
2 Be aware of the direct line between network devices. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick (0.5 meters), at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3
feet (1 meter) thick. At a 2-degree angle, the wall appears to be over 42 feet (14 meters) thick! Position your devices so that the signal will
travel straight through a wall or ceiling - instead of at an angle - for better reception.
3 Building materials can impede the wireless signal - a solid metal door or aluminum studs can have a negative effect on range. Try to position
wireless devices and computers with wireless adapters so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways, and not through other
materials.
4
Keep your product away - at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters - from electrical devices or appliances that generate RF noise.
5
If you are using 2.4 GHz cordless phones or X-10 (wireless products such as ceiling fans, lights, and home security systems), your wireless
connection may degrade dramatically or drop completely. Make sure your 2.4 GHz phone base is as far away from your wireless devices as
possible. The base transmits a signal even when the phone is not in use.
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Four Operational Modes
Access Point (AP)
Create a wireless LAN
WDS with AP
Wirelessly connect multiple networks while still
functioning as a wireless AP
WDS
Wirelessly connect multiple networks
Wireless Client
AP acts as a wireless network adapter for your
Ethernet enabled device
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Connect to Your Network
To power the access point, you can use one of the following 3 methods:
Method 1 - Use if you have a PoE switch.
Method 2 - Use if you do not have a PoE switch and do not have a power outlet near the location of the access point.
Method 1
1. Connect one end of your Ethernet cable into the LAN (PoE) port on the DAP-3690 and then connect the other end to your PoE switch.
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Method 2
1. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable into the Data In port on the PoE base unit and the other end into one port on your switch, router, or
computer.
2. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable into the P+Data Out port on the PoE base unit and the other end into the LAN (PoE) port on the DAP-3690
access point.
3. Use the supplied power adapter. Connect the power adapter to the Power In receptor on the PoE adapter.
4. Connect the power cable to the power adapter and then connect the other end into a power outlet.
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Section 3 - Configuration
Using the Configuration Menu
To configure the DAP-3690, use a computer that is connected to the DAP-3690 with an Ethernet cable (see the Network Layout diagram).
First, disable the “Access the Internet using a proxy server” function. To disable this function, go to Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections
> LAN Settings and uncheck the enable box.
Start your web browser program (I.E. Internet Explorer).
Type the IP address and http port of the DAP-3690 in the address field (http://192.168.0.50) and press Enter. Make sure that the IP addresses of
the DAP-3690 and your computer are in the same subnet.
After the connection is established, you will see the user identification window as shown.
Note: If you have changed the default IP address assigned to the DAP-3690, make sure to enter the
correct IP address.
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Type “admin” in the User Name field.
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Leave the Password field blank.
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Click the Login button.
Note: If you have changed the password, make sure to enter the correct password.
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After successfully logging into the DAP-3690 the following window will appear:
When making changes on most of the configuration windows in this
section, use either the Apply button or the Save button to save your
configuration changes.
Click the Apply button to configure changes.
Click the Save button to configure changes.
Alternatively, click the “Save and Activate” option on the Configuration drop-down menu at the top of each DAP-3690 window. This will cause the
DAP-3690 to save and reboot.
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Wireless Settings
Access Point Mode
In Access Point mode, the DAP-3690 functions as a wireless AP. After completing the desired settings, click the Save button to let your changes
take effect.
Wireless Band:
Select either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz from the drop-down
menu.
Mode:
Select Access Point from the drop-down menu. The
other three choices are WDS with AP, WDS, and
Wireless Client.
Network Name
(SSID):
Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name designated
for a specific wireless local area network (WLAN). The
SSID’s factory default setting is dlink. The SSID can
easily be changed to connect to an existing wireless
network or to establish a new wireless network. The
SSID can be up to 32 characters and is case-sensitive.
SSID Visibility:
Enable or Disable SSID visibility. Enabling this feature
broadcasts the SSID across the network, thus making
it visible to all network users.
Auto Channel
Selection:
Enabling this feature automatically selects the channel that provides the best wireless performance. Enable is set by default.
The channel selection process only occurs when the AP is booting up.
Channel:
All devices on the network must share the same channel. To change the channel, first toggle the Auto Channel Selection
setting to Disable, and then use the drop-down menu to make the desired selection. (Note: The wireless adapters will
automatically scan and match the wireless settings.)
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Channel Width: Allows selection of the channel width you would like to operate in. 20 MHz and Auto 20/40 MHz allow both 802.11n and non802.11n wireless devices on your network when the wireless mode is Mixed 802.11 b/g/n in 2.4G and Mixed 802.11 a/n in 5G.
When the channel width is set to Auto 20/40 MHz, then 802.11n wireless devices are allowed to transmit data using 40 MHz.
Authentication: Select Open System to communicate the key across the network.
Select Shared Key to limit communication to only those devices that share the same WEP settings. If multi-SSID is enabled,
this option is not available.
Select WPA-Personal to secure your network using a password and dynamic key changes. No RADIUS server is required.
Select WPA-Enterprise to secure your network with the inclusion of a RADIUS server.
Select 802.1X if your network is using port-based Network Access Control.
For more information about the different types of Authentication offered on the DAP-3690 and the respective settings of each,
please go to the first page of the “Authentication” explanations, which begins on page 23.
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WDS with AP mode
In WDS with AP mode, the DAP-3690 wirelessly connects multiple networks while still functioning as a wireless AP. After completing the desired
settings, click the Save button to let your changes take effect.
Wireless Band: Select either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz from the drop-down menu.
Mode: WDS with AP mode is selected from the drop-down menu.
Network Name Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name designated for a specific wireless
(SSID): local area network (WLAN). The SSID’s factory default setting is dlink. The
SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing wireless network
or to establish a new wireless network.
SSID Visibility: Enable or Disable SSID visibility. Enabling this feature broadcasts the
SSID across the network, thus making it visible to all network users.
Auto Channel Enabling this feature automatically selects the channel that will provide
Selection: the best wireless performance. This feature is not supported in WDS with
AP mode.
Channel: All devices on the network must share the same channel. To change
the channel, use the drop-down menu to make the desired selection.
(Note: The wireless adapters will automatically scan and match the wireless
settings.)
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Channel Width:
Remote AP MAC
Address:
Site Survey:
Allows selection of the channel width you would like to operate in. 20 MHz and Auto 20/40 MHz allow both 802.11n and non802.11n wireless devices on your network when the wireless mode is Mixed 802.11 b/g/n in 2.4G and Mixed 802.11 a/n in 5G.
802.11n wireless devices are allowed to transmit data using 40 MHz when the channel width is Auto 20/40 MHz.
Enter the MAC addresses of the APs on your network that will serve as bridges to wirelessly connect multiple networks.
Click the Scan button to search for available wireless networks, then click on the available network that you want to connect with.
Authentication: Use the drop-down menu to choose Open System, Shared Key, or WPA-Personal.
Select Open System to communicate the key across the network.
Select Shared Key to limit communication to only those devices that share the same WEP settings. If multi-SSID is enabled, this
option is not available.
Select WPA-Personal to secure your network using a password and dynamic key changes. No RADIUS server is required.
For more information about the different types of Authentication offered on the DAP-3690 and the respective settings of each,
please go to the first page of the “Authentication” explanations, which begins on page 23.
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WDS mode
In WDS mode, the DAP-3690 wirelessly connects multiple networks, without functioning as a wireless AP. After completing the desired settings,
click the Save button to let your changes take effect.
Wireless Band: Select either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz from the drop-down menu.
Mode: WDS is selected from the drop-down menu.
Network Name Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name designated for a specific
(SSID): wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID’s factory default
setting is dlink. The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an
existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network.
SSID Visibility: Enable or Disable SSID visibility. Enabling this feature broadcasts
the SSID across the network, thus making it visible to all network
users.
Auto Channel Enabling this feature automatically selects the channel that
Selection: will provide the best wireless performance. This feature is not
supported in WDS mode.
Channel: All devices on the network must share the same channel. To
change the channel, use the drop-down menu to make the
desired selection.
Channel Width: Allows selection of the channel width you would like to operate
in. 20 MHz and Auto 20/40 MHz allow both 802.11n and
non-802.11n wireless devices on your network when the wireless
mode is Mixed 802.11 b/g/n in 2.4G and Mixed 802.11 a/n in 5G.
802.11n wireless devices are allowed to transmit data using 40
MHz when the channel width is Auto 20/40 MHz.
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Remote AP MAC Enter the MAC addresses of the APs on your network that will serve as bridges to wirelessly connect multiple networks.
Address:
Site Survey: Click the Scan button to search for available wireless networks, then click on the available network that you want to connect with.
Authentication: Use the drop-down menu to choose Open System, Shared Key, or WPA-Personal.
Select Open System to communicate the key across the network.
Select Shared Key to limit communication to only those devices that share the same WEP settings.
Select WPA-Personal to secure your network using a password and dynamic key changes. No RADIUS server is required.
For more information about the different types of Authentication offered on the DAP-3690 and the respective settings of each,
please go to the first page of the Authentication explanations which begins on page 23.
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Wireless Client mode
In Wireless Client mode, the DAP-3690 functions as a wireless client on a wireless network in which an AP already exists. After completing the desired
settings, click the Save button to let your changes take effect.
Wireless Band: Select either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz from the drop-down menu.
Mode: Wireless Client is selected from the drop-down menu.
Network Name Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name designated for a specific
(SSID): wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID’s factory default setting
is dlink. The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing
wireless network.
SSID Visibility: This option is unavailable in wireless client mode.
Auto Channel
Selection:
Enabling this feature automatically selects the channel that will provide
the best wireless performance. This feature is not supported in Wireless
Client mode.
Channel: The channel used will be displayed, and follow the root AP.
Channel Width: This option is unavailable in wireless client mode.
Site Survey: Click the Scan button to search for available wireless networks, then
click on the available network that you want to connect with.
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Authentication:
Use the drop-down menu to choose Open System or WPA Personal.
Select Open System to communicate the key across the network.
Select WPA-Personal to secure your network using a password and dynamic key changes. No RADIUS server is required.
For more information about the different types of Authentication offered on the DAP-3690 and the respective settings of each,
please go to the first page of the Authentication explanations which begins on page 23.
Wireless MAC
Clone
Enable:
MAC Source:
MAC Address:
Click the box to enable the Wireless MAC Clone feature. Enabling this option allows the user to manually assign the source MAC
address to packets forwarded by the DAP-3690. If disabled, the packet’s source MAC address field will be automatically selected
as the DAP-3690’s MAC address.
Use the drop-down menu to select either Auto or Manual.
If you selected Manual for the MAC Source above, you can either click the Scan button to search for all available devices connected
to your DAP-3690’s Ethernet port or manually enter a MAC address in the space provided.
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Open System or Shared Key Authentication
Encryption: Use the radio button to disable or enable encryption.
Key Type: Select HEX** or ASCII*.
Key Size: Select 64 Bits or 128 Bits.
Key Index (1~4): Select the 1st through the 4th key to be the active key.
Network Key: Input up to four keys for encryption. You will select one of
these keys in the Key Index drop-down menu.
Confirm Key: Retype the Network Key entered above in the corresponding
field.
*ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is a code that represents
English letters using numbers ranging from 0-127.
**Hexadecimal (HEX) digits consist of the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F.
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WPA-Personal Authentication
WPA Mode: When WPA-Personal is selected for Authentication type,
you must also select a WPA mode from the drop-down
menu: AUTO (WPA or WPA2), WPA2 Only, or WPA Only.
WPA and WPA2 use different algorithms. AUTO (WPA or
WPA2) allows you to use both WPA and WPA2.
Cipher Type: When you select WPA-Personal, you must also select AUTO,
AES, or TKIP from the drop-down menu.
Group Key Select the interval during which the group key will be valid.
Update Interval: The default value of 1800 is recommended.
PassPhrase: When you select WPA-Personal, please enter a PassPhrase in
the corresponding field.
Confirm Retype the PassPhrase entered above in the corresponding
PassPhrase: field.
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WPA-Enterprise Authentication
WPA Mode: When WPA-Enterprise is selected, you must also select
a WPA mode from the drop-down menu: AUTO (WPA or
WPA2), WPA2 Only, or WPA Only. WPA and WPA2 use
different algorithms. AUTO (WPA or WPA2) allows you
to use both WPA and WPA2.
Cipher Type: When WPA-Enterprise is selected, you must also select
a cipher type from the drop-down menu: Auto, AES, or
TKIP.
Group Key Select the interval during which the group key will be
Update Interval: valid. The recommended value is 1800, as a lower interval
may reduce data transfer rates.
Network Access Enable or disable Microsoft Network Access Protection.
Protection:
RADIUS Server: Enter the IP address of the RADIUS server. Click External
if the RADIUS server is on your network or Internal if you
are using the RADIUS server on the DAP-3690.
RADIUS Port: Enter the RADIUS port (1812 is the default).
RADIUS Secret: Enter the RADIUS secret.
Accounting Select if you want to use a different server for accounting.
Mode:
Accounting Enter the IP address of the Accounting server.
Server:
Accounting Port: Enter the Accounting port (1813 is the default).
Accounting Enter the Accounting secret.
Secret:
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settings if you have a backup RADIUS and accounting server.
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802.1X Authentication
Key Update Interval: Select the interval (in seconds) during which the key
will be valid.
RADIUS Server: Enter the IP address of the RADIUS server. Click
External if the RADIUS server is on your network or
Internal if you are using the RADIUS server on the
DAP-3690.
RADIUS Port: Enter the RADIUS port (1812 is the default).
RADIUS Secret: Enter the RADIUS secret.
Accounting Mode: Select if you want to use a different server for
accounting.
Accounting Server: Enter the IP address of the Accounting server.
Accounting Port: Enter the Accounting port (1813 is the default).
Accounting Secret: Enter the Accounting secret.
Note: You can input the secondary RADIUS server and accounting server settings if you have a backup RADIUS and accounting server.
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LAN
LAN is short for Local Area Network. This is considered your internal network. These are the IP settings of the LAN interface for the DAP-3690. These
settings may be referred to as private settings. You may change the LAN IP address if needed. The LAN IP address is private to your internal network
and cannot be seen on the Internet. After completing the desired LAN settings, click the Save button to let your changes take effect.
Get IP From: Choose Static IP (Manual) if you do not have a DHCP
server on your network, or if you wish to assign a static IP
address to the DAP-3690. When Dynamic IP (DHCP) is
selected, the other fields here will be grayed out. Please
allow about 2 minutes for the DHCP client to be functional
once this selection is made.
IP Address: The default IP address is 192.168.0.50. Assign a static IP
address that is within the IP address range of your network.
Subnet Mask: Enter the subnet mask. All devices in the network must share the same subnet mask.
Default Enter the IP address of the gateway in your network. If there is a gateway in your network, please enter an IP address within the range
Gateway: of your network.
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Advanced Settings
Performance
The Performance Settings window offers a number of user-controlled settings designed to optimize the performance of the DAP-3690. After
completing the desired settings, click the Save button to let your changes take effect.
Wireless: Use the drop-down menu to turn the wireless function On
or Off.
Wireless Mode: The different combination of clients that can be supported
include Mixed 802.11n, 802.11g and 802.11b, Mixed
802.11g and 802.11b, and 802.11n Only in the 2.4
GHz band and Mixed 802.11n and 802.11a, 802.11a
only, and 802.11n Only in the 5 GHz band. Please note
that when backwards compatibility is enabled for legacy
(802.11a/g/b) clients, degradation of 802.11n wireless
performance is expected.
Data Rate*: Indicate the base transfer rate of wireless adapters on
the wireless LAN. The AP will adjust the base transfer rate
depending on the base rate of the connected device. If
there are obstacles or interference, the AP will step down
the rate. This option is enabled in Mixed 802.11g and
802.11b mode (for 2.4 GHz) and 802.11a only mode (for
5 GHz). The choices available are Best (Up to 54), 54, 48,
36, 24, 18, 12, 9, and 6 for 5 GHz and Best (Up to 54),
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6, 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 for 2.4 GHz.
Beacon Interval Beacons are packets sent by an access point to synchronize a wireless network. Specify a value in milliseconds. The default (100) is
(25-500): recommended. Setting a higher beacon interval can help to save the power of wireless clients, while setting a lower one can help
a wireless client connect to an access point faster.
*Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g, 802.11a and 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental
factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental conditions will
adversely affect wireless signal range.
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DTIM Interval Select a Delivery Traffic Indication Message setting between 1 and 15. 1 is the default setting. DTIM is a countdown informing
(1-15): clients of the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages.
Transmit Power: This setting determines the power level of the wireless transmission. Transmitting power can be adjusted to eliminate
overlapping of wireless area coverage between two access points where interference is a major concern. For example, if
wireless coverage is intended for half of the area, then select 50% as the option. Use the drop-down menu to select 100%,
50%, 25%, or 12.5%.
WMM (Wi-Fi WMM stands for Wi-Fi Multimedia. Enabling this feature will improve the user experience for audio and video applications
Multimedia): over a Wi-Fi network.
Ack Time Out (2.4 To effectively optimize throughput over long distance links enter a value for Acknowledgement Time Out between 25 and
GHZ, 48~200) or Ack 200 microseconds for 5 GHz or from 48 to 200 microseconds in the 2.4 GHz in the field provided.
Time Out (5 GHZ,
25~200):
Short GI: Select Enable or Disable. Enabling a short guard interval can increase throughput. However, be aware that it can also increase
the error rate in some installations due to increased sensitivity to radio-frequency installations.
IGMP Snooping: Select Enable or Disable. Internet Group Management Protocol allows the AP to recognize IGMP queries and reports sent
between routers and an IGMP host (wireless STA). When IGMP snooping is enabled, the AP will forward multicast packets to
an IGMP host based on IGMP messages passing through the AP.
Connection Limit: Select Enable or Disable. This is an option for load balancing. This determines whether to limit the number of users accessing
this device. The exact number is entered in the User Limit field below. This feature allows the user to share the wireless
network traffic and the client using multiple APs. If this function is enabled and when the number of users exceeds this
value, or the network utilization of this AP exceeds the percentage that has been specified, the DAP-3690 will not allow
clients to associate with the AP.
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User Limit (0 - 64): Set the maximum amount of users that are allowed access (zero to 64 users).To use this feature, the Connection Limit above
must be enabled. For most users, a limit of 10 is recommended. The default setting is 20.
Network Utilization: Set the maximum utilization of this access point for service. The DAP-3690 will not allow any new clients to associate with the
AP if the utilization exceeds the value the user specifies. Select a utilization percentage between 100%, 80%, 60%, 40%, 20%,
or 0%. When this network utilization threshold is reached, the device will pause one minute to allow network congestion to
dissipate.
Multicast Rate: Adjust the multicast packet data rate here. The multicast rate is supported in AP mode, (2.4 GHZ and 5 GHZ) and WDS with AP
mode, including Multi-SSIDs.
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Multi-SSID
The device supports up to eight multiple Service Set Identifiers. You can set the Primary SSID in the Basic > Wireless section. The SSID’s factory
default setting is dlink. The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network. When
the information for the new SSID is finished, click the Add button. Click the Save button to let your changes take effect.
Enable Multi-SSID: Check to enable support for multiple SSIDs.
Enable Priority: Check to enable the priority feature.
Band: This read-only value is the current band setting.
Index: You can select up to seven multi-SSIDs. With the
Primary SSID, you have a total of eight multi-SSIDs.
SSID: Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name designated
for a specific wireless local area network (WLAN).
The SSID’s factory default setting is dlink. The SSID
can be easily changed to connect to an existing
wireless network.
SSID Visibility: Enable or Disable SSID visibility. Enabling this
feature broadcasts the SSID across the network,
thus making it visible to all network users.
Security: The Multi-SSID security can be Open System,
WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, or 802.1X.
For a detailed description of the Open System
parameters please go to page 23. For a detailed
description of the WPA-Personal parameters
please go to page 24. For a detailed description
of the WPA-Enterprise parameters please go to
page 25. For a detailed description of the 802.1X
parameters please go to page 26.
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Priority: When the Enable Priority check box is checked at the top of this window, this drop-down menu is used to select a priority between 0
and 7.
WMM (Wi-Fi Select Enable to provide basic Quality of Service features.
Multimedia):
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VLAN Settings > VLAN List
The DAP-3690 supports VLANs. VLANs can be created with a Name and VID. Mgmt (TCP stack), LAN, Primary/Multiple SSID, and WDS connection
can be assigned to VLANs as they are physical ports. Any packet which enters the DAP-3690 without a VLAN tag will have a VLAN tag inserted with
a PVID. Once you have made the desired settings, click the Save button to let your changes take effect.
The VLAN List tab displays the current VLANs.
VLAN Status: Use the radio button to toggle to Enable. Next, go to
the Add/Edit VLAN tab to add or modify an item on the
VLAN List tab.
VLAN Mode: The current VLAN mode is displayed.
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Port List
The Port List tab displays the current ports. If you want to configure the guest and internal networks on a Virtual LAN (VLAN), the switch and DHCP
server you are using must also support VLANs. As a prerequisite step, configure a port on the switch for handling VLAN tagged packets as described
in the IEEE 802.1Q standard. Once you have made the desired settings, click the Save button to let your changes take effect.
VLAN Status: Use the radio button to toggle to Enable. Next, go to
the Add/Edit VLAN tab to add or modify an item on the
VLAN List tab.
VLAN Mode: The current VLAN mode is displayed.
Port Name: The name of the port is displayed in this column.
Tag VID: The Tagged VID is displayed in this column.
Untag VID: The Untagged VID is displayed in this column.
PVID: The Port VLAN Identifier is displayed in this column.
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Add/Edit VLAN
The Add/Edit VLAN tab is used to configure VLANs. Once you have made the desired settings, click the Save button to let your changes take effect.
VLAN Status: Use the radio button to toggle to Enable.
VLAN Mode: The current VLAN mode is displayed.
VLAN ID (VID): Provide a number between 1 and 4094 for the
Internal VLAN.
VLAN Name: Enter the VLAN to add or modify.
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PVID Setting
The PVID Setting tab is used to enable/disable the Port VLAN Identifier Auto Assign Status as well as to configure various types of PVID settings.
Once you have made the desired settings, click the Save button to let your changes take effect.
VLAN Status: Use the radio button to toggle to Enable.
VLAN Mode: The current VLAN mode is displayed.
PVID Auto Assign Use the radio button to toggle PVID auto
Status: assign status to Enable.
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Intrusion
The Wireless Intrusion Protection window is used to set APs as All, Valid, Neighborhood, Rogue, and New. Once you have made the desired settings,
click the Save button to let your changes take effect.
AP List: The choices include All, Valid, Neighbor, Rogue, and
New.
Detect: Click this button to initiate a scan of the network.
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Schedule
The Wireless Schedule Settings window is used to add and modify scheduling rules on the device. When the information for the new schedule rule is
finished, click the Add button. To discard the new schedule rule settings, click the Clear button. Click the Save button to let your changes take effect.
Wireless Use the drop-down menu to Enable the device’s
Schedule: scheduling feature.
Name: Enter a name for the new scheduling rule in the field
provided.
Index: Use the drop-down menu to select the desired SSID.
SSID: This read-only field indicates the current SSID in use. To
create a new SSID, go to the Wireless Settings window
(Basic Settings > Wireless).
Day(s): Toggle the radio button between All Week and Select
Day(s). If the second option is selected, check the specific
days you want the rule to be effective on.
All Days(s): Check this box to have settings apply 24 hours a day. If the
settings are not to apply 24 hours a day, enter the desired
starting and ending times in the next two fields.
Start Time: Enter the beginning hour and minute, using a 24-hour
clock.
End Time: Enter the ending hour and minute, using a 24-hour clock.
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AP Array
The AP Array window allows users to create a set of devices on a network that are organized into a single group in order to increase ease of
management. Once a user has made the desired settings, click the Save button to let the changes take effect.
Enable AP Array: Check this box to enable the AP array function. The three
modes that are available are Master, Backup Master, and
Slave. APs in the same array will use the same configuration.
The configuration will sync the Master AP to the Slave AP and
the Backup Master AP when a Slave AP and a Backup Master
AP join the AP array
AP Array Name: Enter a name for the AP array you have created.
AP Array Enter a password that will be used to access the AP array you
Password: have created.
Scan AP Array List: Click the button to initiate a scan of all the available APs on
the network.
Connection Status: This displays the status of the current AP array.
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Web Redirection
Web redirection allows you to be redirected to the appointed page, but only those who passed the authentication can access via AP.
Username: Enter a name to authenticate user access to the appointed
page.
Password: Enter a password to authenticate user access to the appointed
page.
Status: Toggle the drop-down menu between Enable and Disable.
Web Direction A list of accounts will be displayed here. Highlight a username
Account List: to edit it or click the Delete icon to remove it from this list.
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Internal RADIUS Server
The DAP-3690 features a built-in RADIUS server. Once you have finished adding a RADIUS account, click the Save button to let your changes take
effect. The newly-created account will appear in this RADIUS Account List. The radio buttons allow the user to enable or disable the RADIUS account.
Click the icon in the delete column to remove the RADIUS account. We suggest you limit the number of accounts below 30.
User Name: Enter a name to authenticate user access to the internal
RADIUS server.
Password: Enter a password to authenticate user access to the internal
RADIUS server. The length of your password should be 8~64.
Status: Toggle the drop-down menu between Enable and Disable.
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ARP Spoofing Prevention Settings
ARP Spoofing Prevention allows you to add IP/MAC address mapping for preventing ARP spoofing attack.
ARP Snooping Check to enable ARP Snooping Prevention.
Prevention:
Gateway IP Enter the IP address of your gateway.
Address:
Gateway MAC Enter the MAC address of your gateway.
Address:
Gateway Address A list of gateway addresses will be displayed here. Highlight
List: an IP address to edit it or click the Delete icon to remove
it from this list.
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DHCP Server (Dynamic Pool Settings)
The DHCP address pool defines the range of the IP address that can be assigned to stations in the network. A Dynamic Pool allows wireless stations
to receive an available IP with lease time control. Once a user is finished, click the Save button to let the changes take effect.
Function Enable/ Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) assigns
Disable: dynamic IP addresses to devices on the network.
This protocol simplifies network management and
allows new wireless devices to receive IP addresses
automatically without the need to manually assign new
IP addresses. Select Enable to allow the DAP-3690 to
function as a DHCP server.
IP Assigned Input the first IP address available for assignment on
From: your network.
The Range of Enter the number of IP addresses available for assignment.
Pool (1-254): IP addresses are increments of the IP address specified
in the “IP Assigned From” field.
SubMask: All devices in the network must have the same subnet mask to communicate. Enter the submask for the network here.
Gateway: Enter the IP address of the gateway on the network.
WINS: Specify the Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) server address for the wireless network. WINS is a system that determines
the IP address of a network computer that has a dynamically assigned IP address.
DNS: Enter the IP address of the Domain Name System (DNS) server. The DNS server translates domain names such as www.dlink.
com into IP addresses.
Domain Name: Enter the domain name of the network, if applicable. (An example of a domain name is: www.dlink.com.)
Lease Time The lease time is the period of time before the DHCP server will assign new IP addresses.
(60-31536000 sec):
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DHCP Server (Static Pool Setting)
The DHCP address pool defines the range of IP addresses that can be assigned to stations on the network. A static pool allows specific wireless
stations to receive a fixed IP without time control.
Once a user is finished, click the Save button to let the changes take effect.
Function Enable/ Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) assigns IP
Disable: addresses to wireless devices on the network. This protocol
simplifies network management and allows new wireless
devices to receive IP addresses automatically without the
need to manually assign IP addresses. Select Enable to
allow the DAP-3690 to function as a DHCP server.
Host Name: Enter the name of the host computer in this text box.
Assigned IP: Use the Static Pool Settings to assign the same IP address
to a device every time you start up. The IP addresses
assigned in the Static Pool list must NOT be in the same
IP range as the Dynamic Pool. After you have assigned
a static IP address to a device via its MAC address, click
Save; the device will appear in the Assigned Static Pool
at the bottom of the window. You can edit or delete the
device in this list.
Assigned MAC Enter the MAC address of the device requesting association here.
Address:
Subnet Mask: Define the subnet mask of the IP address specified in the “IP Assigned From” field.
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Gateway:
Specify the Gateway address for the wireless network.
WINS:
Specify the Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) server address for the wireless network. WINS is a system that determines
the IP address of a network computer with a dynamically assigned IP address, if applicable.
DNS:
Enter the Domain Name System (DNS) server address for the wireless network. The DNS server translates domain names such
as www.dlink.com into IP addresses.
Domain Name:
Specify the domain name for the network.
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DHCP Server (Current IP Mapping List)
This window displays information about the current assigned DHCP dynamic and static IP address pools. This information is available when you
enable DHCP server on the AP and assign dynamic and static IP address pools.
Current DHCP These are IP address pools the DHCP server has assigned
Dynamic Pools: using the dynamic pool setting.
Binding MAC The MAC address of a device on the network that is
Address: assigned an IP address from the DHCP dynamic pool.
Assigned IP The current corresponding DHCP-assigned IP address of
Address: the device.
Lease Time: The length of time that the dynamic IP address will be
valid.
Current DHCP These are the IP address pools of the DHCP server assigned
Static Pools: through the static pool settings.
Binding MAC The MAC address of a device on the network that is within
Address: the DHCP static IP address pool.
Assigned IP The current corresponding DHCP-assigned static IP
Address: address of the device.
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Filters (Wireless MAC ACL)
The DAP-3690 features a wireless MAC Access Control List filter. Once a user is finished with these settings, click the Save button to let the changes
take effect.
Wireless Band: Displays the current wireless band rate.
Access Control List: Select Disable to disable the filters function.
Select Accept to accept only those devices with
MAC addresses in the Access Control List. All other
devices not on the list will be rejected.
Select Reject to reject the devices with MAC
addresses on the Access Control List. All other
devices not on the list will be accepted.
MAC Address: Enter each MAC address that you wish to include
in your filter list, and click Add.
MAC Address When a MAC address is entered, it appears in this
List: list. Highlight a MAC address and click the Delete
icon to remove it from this list.
Current Client This table displays information about all the current
Information: connected stations.
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Filters (WLAN Partition)
The DAP-3690 features a wireless partition. Once a user is finished with these settings, click the Save button to let the changes take effect.
Wireless Band: Displays the current wireless band.
Link Integrity: Select Enable or Disable. If the Ethernet connection
between the LAN and the AP is disconnected, enabling
this feature will cause the wireless segment associated
with the AP to be disassociated from the AP.
Ethernet to WLAN The default is Enable. When disabled, all data from the
Access: Ethernet to associated wireless devices will be blocked.
Wireless devices can still send data to the Ethernet.
Internal Station The default value is Enable, which allows stations to
Connection: intercommunicate by connecting to a target AP. When
disabled, wireless stations cannot exchange data on
the same Multi-SSID. In Guest mode, wireless stations
cannot exchange data with any station on your network.
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Traffic Control (Uplink/Downlink Setting)
The uplink/downlink setting allows users to customize the downlink and uplink interfaces including specifying downlink/uplink bandwidth rates in
Mbits per second. These values are also used in the QoS and Traffic Manager windows. Once the desired uplink and downlink settings are finished,
click the Save button to let your changes take effect.
Downlink The downlink bandwidth in Mbits per second.
Bandwidth:
Uplink The uplink bandwidth in Mbits per second.
Bandwidth:
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Traffic Control (QoS)
Quality of Service (QoS) enhances the experience of using a network by prioritizing the traffic of different applications. The DAP-3690 supports four
priority levels. Once the desired QoS settings are finished, click the Save button to let your changes take effect.
Enable QoS: Check this box to allow QoS to prioritize traffic. Use the
drop-down menus to select the four levels of priority. Click
the Save button when you are finished.
Downlink The downlink bandwidth in Mbits per second. This value
Bandwidth: is entered in the Uplink/Downlink Setting window.
Uplink The uplink bandwidth in Mbits per second. This value is
Bandwidth: entered in the Uplink/Downlink Setting window.
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Traffic Control (Traffic Manager)
The traffic manager feature allows users to create traffic management rules that specify how to deal with listed client traffic and specify downlink/
uplink speed for new traffic manager rules. Click the Save button to let your changes take effect.
Traffic Manager: Use the drop-down menu to Enable the traffic manager
feature.
Unlisted Client Toggle the radio buttons between Deny and Forward to
Traffic: determine how to deal with unlisted client traffic.
Downlink The downlink bandwidth in Mbits per second. This value
Bandwidth: is entered in the Uplink/Downlink Setting window.
The uplink bandwidth in Mbits per second. This value is
Uplink Bandwidth: entered in the Uplink/Downlink Setting window.
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Home > Status
Device Information
Device This read-only window displays the configuration
Information: settings of the DAP-3690, including the firmware version
and the device's MAC address.
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Client Information
Client This window displays the wireless client information for
Information: clients currently connected to the DAP-3690.
The following information is available for each client communicating
with the DAP-3690.
SSID: Displays the SSID of the client.
MAC: Displays the MAC address of the client.
Band: Displays the wireless band that the client is connected to.
Authentication: Displays the type of authentication being used.
Signal: Displays the client's signal strength.
Power Saving Displays the status of the power saving feature.
Mode:
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WDS Information
WDS Information: This window displays the Wireless Distribution System
information for clients currently connected to the
DAP-3690.
The following information is available for each client communicating
with the DAP-3690.
Name: Displays the name of the client.
MAC: Displays the MAC address of the client.
Authentication: Displays the type of authentication being used.
Signal: Displays the WDS link signal strength.
Status: Displays the status of the power saving feature.
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Home > Status
Stats > Ethernet
Ethernet Traffic This window displays transmitted and received
Statistics: count statistics for packets and bytes.
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Stats > WLAN
WLAN Traffic This window displays wireless network statistics for data
Statistics: throughput, transmitted and received frames, and frame
errors.
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Log > View Log
View Log: The AP’s embedded memory displays system and network
messages including a time stamp and message type. The
log information includes but is not limited to the following
items: cold start AP, upgrading firmware, client associate and
disassociate with AP, and web login. The web page holds up
to 500 logs.
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Log > Log Settings
Log Server/IP Enter the IP address of the server you would like to send the
Address: DAP-3690 log to.
Log Type: Check the box for the type of activity you want to log.
There are three types: System Activity, Wireless Activity,
and Notice.
Email Check the box to enable Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.
Notification:
From Email Enter the e-mail address of the e-mail/SMTP sender.
Address:
To Email Enter the e-mail address of the e-mail/SMTP recipient.
Address:
Email Server Enter the IP address of the e-mail/SMTP server.
Address:
SMTP Port: Enter the desired SMTP port number. The default value is 25.
User Name: Enter a user name for the SMTP server.
Password: Enter a password for the SMTP server.
Confirm Confirm the password for the SMTP server by retyping it.
Password:
Schedule:
Use the drop-down menu to set the e-mail log schedule.
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Maintenance > Administrator Settings
Check one or more of the six main categories to display the various
hidden administrator parameters and settings displayed on the next
six windows.
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Limit Administrator
Confirm New Confirm by re-entering your new password here.
Password:
Each of the six main categories display various hidden administrator
parameters and settings.
Limit
Administrator
Limit Check the box provided and the enter the specific VLAN
Administrator ID that the administrator will be allowed to log in from.
VLAN ID:
Limit Check to enable the Limit Administrator IP address.
Administrator IP:
IP Range: Enter the IP address range that the administrator will be
allowed to log in from and then click the Add button.
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System Name Settings
Confirm New Confirm by re-entering your new password here.
Password:
Each of the six main categories display various hidden
administrator parameters and settings.
System Name
Settings
System Name: The name of the device. The default name is D-Link
DAP-3690.
Location: The physical location of the device, e.g. “office”.
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Login Settings
Confirm New Confirm by re-entering your new password here.
Password:
Each of the six main categories display various hidden administrator
parameters and settings.
Login Settings
User Name: Enter a user name. The default is admin.
Old Password: When changing your password, enter the old
password here.
New Password: When changing your password, enter the new
password here. The password is case-sensitive. “A” is
a different character than “a.” The length should be
between 0 and 12 characters.
Confirm Password: Enter the new password a second time for confirmation
purposes.
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Console Settings
Confirm New Confirm by re-entering your new password here.
Password:
Each of the six main categories display various hidden administrator
parameters and settings.
Console Settings
Status: Status is enabled by default. Uncheck the box to disable
the console.
Console Select the type of protocol you would like to use, Telnet
Protocol: or SSH.
Timeout: Set to 1 Min, 3 Mins, 5 Mins, 10 Mins, 15 Mins or Never.
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SNMP Settings
Confirm New Confirm by re-entering your new password here.
Password:
Each of the six main categories display various hidden administrator
parameters and settings.
SNMP Settings
Status: Check the box to enable the SNMP functions. This is
enabled by default.
Public Enter the public SNMP community string.
Community
String:
Private Enter the private SNMP community string.
Community
String:
Trap Status: Check the box to enable the trap status.
Trap Server IP: Enter the trap server IP address. This is the IP address of
the SNMP manager to receive traps sent from the wireless
access point.
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Ping Control Setting
Confirm New Confirm by re-entering your new password here.
Password:
Each of the six main categories display various hidden
administrator parameters and settings.
Ping Control Setting
Status: Check the box to enable Ping control. Ping works by
sending ICMP “echo request” packets to the target
host and listening for ICMP echo response replies. The
default is enabled.
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Firmware and SSL Certification Upload
Upload Firmware From The current firmware version is displayed
Local Hard Drive: above the file location field. After downloading
the most recent version of firmware for the
DAP-3690 from http://dlink.com//support to your
local computer, use the Browse button to locate
the firmware file on your computer. Click Upload
to update the firmware version. Please don’t turn
the power off while upgrading.
Language Pack Click Browse to locate the language pack
Upgrade: upgrade on your local computer. After selecting
and opening the file, click Upload to upload the
file to the DAP-3690.
Upload SSL Click Browse to locate the SSL Certification file on your local computer. After selecting and opening the file, click Upload to
Certification From upload the file to the DAP-3690.
Local Hard Drive:
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Maintenance > Configuration File
Upload File: Click the Browse button to locate a previously
saved configuration file on your local computer.
After selecting the file, click Upload to apply the
configuration settings to the DAP-3690.
Download Click Download to save the current DAP-3690
Configuration File: configuration to your local computer. Note that if
you save one configuration with the administrator’s
password now, after resetting your DAP-3690, and
then updating to this saved configuration file, the
password will be gone.
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Maintenance > Time and Date
Current Time:
Displays the current time and date settings.
Time Zone:
Use the drop-down menu to select your correct
Time Zone.
Enable NTP Server:
Check to enable the AP to get system time from an
NTP server.
NTP Server:
Enable Daylight Saving:
Enter the NTP server IP address.
Check the box to Enable Daylight Saving Time.
Daylight Saving Dates:
Use the drop-down menu to select the correct
Daylight Saving offset.
Set the Date and
Time Manually:
A user can either manually set the time for the
AP here, or click the Copy Your Computer’s Time
Settings button to copy the time from the computer
in use (Make sure that the computer’s time is set
correctly).
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Configuration > Save and Activate
The drop-down Configuration menu allows users to save the current changes and reboot the DAP-3690 by clicking "Save and Activate".
If the "Save and Activate" option is selected, the following window will appear to display how many seconds remain before the save settings and
reboot system action is completed.
Configuration > Discard Changes
The drop-down Configuration menu allows users to drop the latest changes by clicking "Discard Changes."
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System > System Settings
Restart the Click Restart to restart the DAP-3690.
Device:
Restore to Click Restore to restore the DAP-3690 back to factory
Factory Default default settings.
Settings:
Clear Language Click Clear to remove the DAP-3690 language pack.
Pack:
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Help
Help: Scroll down the Help page for topics and explanations.
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Section 4 - Using the AP Array
Using the AP Array
The deployment of wireless local area network (WLAN) in a small office environment is often hindered by the lack of simplicity, stability and
affordability. Multiple access points (APs) will require more effort in configuration and management, and the complexity of security settings adds
to the burden. With limited resources in a small office, solutions provided for bigger organizations will be too complicated and not economical.
D-Link’s AP Array is an ideal WLAN management tool for the small office. The WLAN management feature is built within the firmware, making
configuration for multiple APs an effortless process. All AirPremier 11n Business APs support this tool, which can manage up to eight stand-alone
APs. This will make WLAN deployment easier and more affordable.
Simple WLAN Management Tool
When one needs to set up a wireless local area network (WLAN) in a small office with limited IT resources, D-Link’s AP Array is the answer. It allows the
efficient deployment of a secured WLAN and easier administration from a single point; thus, minimizing the effort to maintain the wireless network.
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Easy Deployment and Management
With D-Link’s AP Array, deployment and management of APs are made simple. The following steps show how straightforward it is to deploy the
array of APs:
Step 1 - Deployment of Master AP:
• Designate one AP as Master
• Set up Array ID & password
• Configure the AP
Step 2 - Deployment of Slave APs:
• Specify Array ID & password of Master in Slave APs.
Step 3 - Settings Are Synchronized:
• Backup Master & all Slave APs will follow configuration from Master automatically.
Up to eight stand-alone APs can be managed in an array. Members in the same AP Array group must be on the same subnet of the same model,
and each AP is assigned with a unique IP address.
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Situations Encountered with the Different Implementations:
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Multiple Master APs: If there are two or more Master APs assigned in an array, the AP with the longest run-time will become the Master AP.
Note: The other Master APs will become Backup Master APs.
•
Manually Configured Slave AP: At intervals of one minute, the Master AP will send out a beacon to check the status of the Slave APs. If any
changes are done to the slave APs manually, the Master AP will automatically synchronize its configuration to the slave AP and overwrite it.
•
Master AP Crashed: In a situation where the Master AP becomes unavailable to the array, the Backup Master AP will take over the Master role
and synchronize the configuration to the Slave APs.
•
No Backup Master AP Available: If the Master AP crashes and there are only Slave APs in the array, the Slave APs will work as stand-alone APs
until a new Master joins the array. The administrator may want to configure two Master APs for the array, so that there is always a Backup Master
AP available.
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Whenever the user makes any changes in the Master AP and selects “Save & Activate”, the Master AP in an array will automatically synchronize its
configuration to all Slave APs.
Settings that can be synchronized are:
• Wireless Settings
• Multiple SSID & VLAN
• WiFi Schedule
• MAC Filter
• WLAN Partition
• DHCP Server
• Log Settings
• Time & Date
• QoS Settings
• Performance Settings
• All Administrator Settings
Settings that are not synchronized are:
• Operation Mode
• Radio Channel
• LAN Settings
If required, settings that are not synchronized will have to be configured individually for each AP.
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Different AP Roles in an Array
There are three modes for the administrator to define the role of each AP.
•
Master AP
The Master AP can do all the management settings for members in an array. Each array can only have one Master AP.
• Backup Master AP
In an event when the Master AP crashes, the Backup Master AP will take over the Master AP function. Each array can have up to two Backup
Master APs.
• Slave AP
The Slave AP follows all the settings in the Master AP.
Easy Configuration of D-Link AP Array
The following section shows how simple it is to configure the D-Link AP Array for the different AP roles:
Master AP Role
Click Advanced Settings > AP Array to view and edit the information on the AP in an array.
Step 1:
Click Enable AP Array and select the Master role.
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Step 2:
Set up the AP Array name and password. Click the Save button located on the lower right hand side.
Note: Remember to select “Save & Activate”. The AP will not become master until you select “Save & Activate”.
Slave AP Role
Click Advanced Settings > AP Array to view and edit the information on the AP in an array.
Step 1:
Click Enable AP Array and select the Slave role.
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Step 2:
Click the Scan button to search for an existing array, and enter the array password to join it. Click the
Save button located on the lower right hand side.
Note: Remember to select “Save & Activate”. The AP will not become slave until you select “Save & Activate”.
Supported in all D-Link 11n Business APs
D-Link AP Array is supported in all D-Link 11n business APs.
Note: Please refer to your local D-Link website for any new models of D-Link 11n business APs. You may also get the latest AP Array function by doing a
firmware update.
Reliable WLAN Management Tool
When you need a reliable WLAN management tool for your small office, the D-Link AP Array will be the ideal choice to provide you with the simplicity
to configure and manage an array of APs. Being a free software module that is built in D-Link 11n business APs, it eliminates the need for an extra
software or PC.
With auto-synchronization, it means that configuration will only need to be done on the Master AP, and it will automatically be synchronized to
the Slave APs.
As AP configuration and management are done within only one Master AP, you will be able to view the deployment of APs as a single wireless
network rather than a series of separate wireless devices.
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Section 3 - Configuration
Using the Console Port
You can connect to the DAP-3690 console port to configure device settings
via the command line.
1. Connect one end of the provided serial console cable to the console port
on the DAP-3690, and the other to an available serial port on the PC you
wll use to connect to the device.
2. Run HyperTerminal on the PC:
•
•
•
•
•
Go to the Start Menu
Select All Programs
Select Accessories
Select Communications
Select HyperTerminal
3. Enter a New Connection name:
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4. Select the appropriate COM port:
5. Configure the Port Settings:
Note: Your terminal emulation must be set to 115200 bits per second.
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6. Enter the Login Name and Password:
Once logged in, you will be able to run configuration commands
from the command line prompt.
You can type in a letter and press tab to see the available commands.
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Section 5 - Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DAP-3690 Wireless Access Point. We will
cover various aspects of the network setup, especially the network adapters. Please read the following if you are having any technical difficulties.
Note: It is recommended that you use an Ethernet connection to configure the DAP-3690.
1. The computer used to configure the DAP-3690 cannot access the Configuration menu.
•
Check if the LAN LED on the DAP-3690 is ON. If the LED is not ON, check if the cable for the Ethernet connection is securely inserted.
•
Check if the Ethernet adapter is working properly. Please see item 3 of this Troubleshooting section to check that the drivers for the network
adapters are loaded properly.
•
Check if the IP address is in the same range and subnet as the DAP-3690.
Note: The default IP address of the DAP-3690 is 192.168.0.50. All the computers on the network must have a unique IP address in the same range, e.g.
192.168.0.x. Any computers that have identical IP addresses will not be visible on the network. They must all have the same subnet mask, e.g. 255.255.255.0.
•
Do a Ping test to make sure that the DAP-3690 is responding. Go to Start>Run>Type “Command” and at the DOS prompt, type “ping 192.168.0.50”.
A successful ping will show four replies.
Note: If you have changed the default IP address, make sure to ping the correct IP address assigned to the DAP-3690.
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2. The wireless client cannot access the Internet within Infrastructure mode.
Make sure the wireless client is associated and joined with the correct access point. To check this connection, right-click on the Local Area Connection
icon in the taskbar and select View Available Wireless Networks. The Connect to Wireless Network screen will appear. Please make sure you have
selected the correct available network, as shown in the illustrations below.
•
Check that the IP address assigned to the wireless adapter is within the same IP address range as the access point and gateway. Since the DAP3690 has an IP address of 192.168.0.50, wireless adapters must have an IP address in the same range, e.g. 192.168.0.x. Each device must have
a unique IP address; there may be no two devices with the same IP address. The subnet mask must be the same for all the computers on the
network. To check the IP address assigned to the wireless adapter, double-click the Local Area Connection icon in the taskbar, then select the
Support tab and the IP address will be displayed.
•
If it is necessary to assign a Static IP Address to the wireless adapter. If you are entering a DNS Server address, you must also enter the Default
Gateway Address. Remember that if you have a DHCP-capable router, you will not need to assign a static IP address.
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3. What variables may cause my wireless products to lose reception?
D-Link products let you access your network from virtually anywhere you want, however, the positioning of the products within your environment
will affect its wireless range.
4. Why does my wireless connection keep dropping?
•
Antenna Orientation - try different antenna orientations for the DAP-3690. Try to keep the antenna at least 6 inches away from the wall or other
objects.
•
If you are using 2.4 GHz cordless phones, X-10 equipment or other home security systems, ceiling fans, or lights, your wireless connection will
degrade dramatically or even drop. Try changing the channel of your router, access point and wireless adapter to a different channel to avoid
interference.
•
Keep your product away - at least 3-6 feet - from electrical devices that generate RF noise like microwaves, monitors, electric motors, etc.
5. Why can’t I get a wireless connection?
If you have enabled encryption on the DAP-3690, you must also enable encryption on all wireless clients in order to establish a wireless connection.
•
Make sure that the SSID on the AP and the wireless client are exactly the same. If they are not, wireless connection cannot be established.
•
Move the DAP-3690 and the wireless client into the same room and then test the wireless connection.
•
Disable all security settings.
•
Turn off your DAP-3690 and the client. Turn the DAP-3690 back on again, and then turn on the client.
•
Make sure that all devices are set to Infrastructure mode.
•
Check that the LED indicators are indicating normal activity. If not, check that the AC power and Ethernet cables are firmly connected.
•
Check that the IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS settings are correctly entered for the network.
•
If you are using 2.4 GHz cordless phones, X-10 equipment, or other home security systems, ceiling fans, or lights, your wireless connection will
degrade dramatically or drop altogether. Try changing the channel on your DAP-3690, and on all the devices in your network to avoid interference.
•
Keep your product away - at least 3-6 feet - from electrical devices that generate RF noise like microwaves, monitors, electric motors, etc.
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Technical Specifications
Standards
• IEEE 802.11a
• IEEE 802.11b
• IEEE 802.11g
• IEEE 802.11n
• IEEE 802.3
• IEEE 802.3u
• IEEE 802.3ab
• IEEE 802.3af
Wireless Frequency Range
• 2.4 to 2.4835 GHz and 5.15 to 5.85 GHz**
Network Management
• Web Browser interface
HTTP
Secure HTTP (HTTPS)
• AP Array
• AP Manager II
• SNMP Support
D-View Module
Private MIB
• Command Line Interface
Telnet
Secure SSH Telnet
For 802.11b:
DQPSK, DBPSK, DSSS, and CCK
Data Rates*
For 802.11a:
• 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, and 6 Mbps
For 802.11b:
• 11, 5.5, 2, and 1 Mbps
For 802.11g:
• 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, and 6 Mbps
For 802.11n : HT20/HT40
• 144.4/300, 130/270, 117/243, 104/216, 78/162, 66/135, 58.5/121.5, 52/108, 39/81,
26/54, 19.5/40.5, 12/27, and 6.5/13.5 Mbps
Security
• WPA™ Personal/Enterprise
• WPA2™ Personal/Enterprise
• WEP™ 64-/128-bit
• SSID Broadcast Disable
• MAC Address Access Control
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• 48V 0.4A PoE
Radio and Modulation Type
For 802.11a/g/n:
BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, and 64QAM with OFDM
Operating Frequency*
For 802.11a:
5.15 ~ 5.85 GHz
For 802.11b/g:
2400 ~ 2483.5 MHz ISM band
For 802.11n:
2.4 GHz Band: 2.4 ~ 2.4835 GHz
5 GHz Band: 5.15 ~ 5.85 GHz
Dipole Antenna
5dBi Gain @2.4 GHz
7dBi Gain @5 GHz
*Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g, 802.11a and
802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and
environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and
construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental
conditions will adversely affect wireless signal range.
**Please note that operating frequency ranges vary depending on the regulations of
individual countries and jurisdictions. The DAP-3690 isn’t supported in the 5.25~5.35
GHz and 5.47 ~ 5.725 GHz frequency ranges in some regions.
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LEDs
• Power
• LAN
• 2.4 GHz
• 5 GHz
Temperature
• -40°C~60°C*
* The product is capable of continuous reliable operation when
operating in ambient temperature of -30°C to +60°C, and could
be extended to -40°C to +60°C when heater is in operation.
Humidity
• Operating: 10%~90% (non-condensing)
• Storing: 5%~95% (non-condensing)
Certifications
• FCC
• CE
• IC
• C-Tick
• UL
• WiFi
• NCC
• IP67
Dimensions
• L = 220 mm
• W = 250 mm
• H = 70 mm
*Please note that operating frequency ranges vary depending on the regulations of individual countries and jurisdictions. The DAP-3690 isn’t supported in the 5.25~5.35 GHz
and 5.47 ~ 5.725 GHz frequency ranges in some regions.
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Copyright Statement:
No part of this publication or documentation accompanying this product may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any
derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc., as stipulated by the
United States Copyright Act of 1976 and any amendments thereto. Contents are subject to change without prior notice.
Copyright ©2011 by D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
CE Mark Warning:
This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take
adequate measures.
FCC Statement:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communication.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution:
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this
equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
If this device is going to be operated in 5.15 ~ 5.25GHz frequency range, then it is restricted in indoor environment only.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE:
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and
operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator & your body. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction
with any other antenna or transmitter.
The availability of some specific channels and/or operational frequency bands are country dependent and are firmware programmed at the factory
to match the intended destination. The firmware setting is not accessible by the end user.
Industry Canada Notice:
This device complies with RSS-210 of the Industry Canada Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and
operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator & your body.
This device has been designed to operate with an antenna having a maximum gain of 6 dB. Antenna having a higher gain is strictly prohibited per
regulations of Industry Canada. The required antenna impedance is 50 ohms.
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