WAP-4060 is an IEEE 802.11g Wireless Access Point. IEEE 802.11g uses 2.4GHz frequency band, the same as IEEE 802.11b; but it provides almost 5 times throughput rate than 802.11b. With the latest innovative Super G technology integrated, the maximum data rate of WAP-4060 is 108Mbps, which doubles the speed of standard 802.11g. WAP-4060 is also backward compatible and interoperable with IEEE 802.11b compliant wireless devices. Except for 64/128bit WEP encryption, WAP-4060 also integrates WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and 802.1x authentication. Cooperating with a RADIUS server can make your wireless LAN more secure then ever. Provided with one reversed-polarity SMA male connector, WAP-4060 is easy to connect external antenna and booster to extend the wireless distance.
Five operational modes including AP, AP Client, Bridge, Multiple Bridge, and Repeater widen the usage of WAP-4060. Being a standard Wireless AP, WAP-4060 together with any other wireless access points provides the seamless integration between Ethernet network and Wireless network and also offers the roaming for all the Wireless mobile devices. AP client mode turns Ethernet devices into a wireless client. As switching to wireless bridging operation mode, having two or more LANs in different buildings connected is no more need to through physical and costly wires, WAP-4060 installed in these buildings soon provides 54Mbps transfer rate 24/7 without any additional costs. The repeater mode makes WAP-4060 acting as a wireless AP and bridge at the same time, which facilitates user to build up a large wireless network.
The Planet WAP-4060PE from Connect802
Configuration as a Access Point
The WAP-4060PE operates as an 802.11b/g Access Point and offers the ability to be configured to advertise up to four different SSIDs (network names), each with different security policies. Your trusted users could enjoy secure WPA or 802.1x authentication and encryption while visitors and guests could connect to a completely open wireless LAN for Internet access; plus Voice-over-IP users could connect through the VoIP PBX for telephony - all through a single, Multiple-SSID unit.
Configuration as an AP Client
Wired users, connected to a standard Ethernet switch/hub, are connected into the existing WLAN network, even though they don't use a wireless connection directly. The WAP-4060PE acts like a single client device, connecting to your existing wireless LAN, and providing Ethernet connectivity. This is a great way to integrate existing desktop PCs into the security and management umbrella of the wireless LAN.
Configuration as a Wireless Bridge
When multiple buildings (less than 500 feet apart) need to be connected, the WAP-4060PE can be configured to act as a point-to-point or point-to-multipoint bridge and it can simultaneously act as a standard 802.11b/g access point. While this is not a high performance solution (expect 256 Kbps to 1 Mbps throughput on bridge links) it can be a very cost effective way to extend remote access to outbuildings and other areas at your site.
Configuration as a Repeater
Are you on the edge of a connectivity zone and you need to extend coverage, but you can't run cables to install an additional Access Point? When the WAP-4060PE is configured as a Repeater it extends the range of an existing Access Point by retransmitting packets. The WAP-4060PE automatically discovers all Access Points in range, and you simply select the one you want repeated by using a web-based selection menu.
The WAP-4060PE is IEEE 802.3af compliant which means that it can receive power (up to 328 feet away) over the standard Ethernet cable used to connect it to your wired network. When configured as a repeater, the standard Ethernet cable provides power, but is not connected to any wired Ethernet hub or switch. It's just an easy way to run power to the unit without requiring that an AC outlet be nearby.
100 mW or 200 mW Radiated Power
The 18 dBm output power of the WAP-4060PE radio, combined with the standard 2.15 dBi dipole antenna, provides a full 100 mW radated power. When an optional 5 dBi antenna is used, the effective output power rises to 200 mW, and the ability to receive any client's signal is doubled.
10/100 Mbps RF-45, 802.3af PoE Compliant
Multiple SSID Support
Up to 4 Simultaneous SSIDs, each mapped to a separate 802.1p/q tagged VLAN
Mapping to VLAN ID 1 through 4095, 8 definable VLANS
2.15 dBi dipole "rubber duck"
17 dBm (19.15 dBm EIRP with standard antenna, 22 dBm EIRP with 5 dBi antenna)