Wireless N Unified Access Point




The DWL-3600AP Unified 802.11n Access Point is an indoor 802.11n Wi-Fi access point designed specifically for deployment in business environments. Highly manageable and capable of high data transmission speeds, the DWL-3600AP integrates seamlessly into existing network infrastructure and can be easily scaled up to meet future demands.

High Performance

The DWL-3600AP’s 2×2 MIMO 2.4GHz radio delivers up to 300 Mbps1 of network throughput. In addition, the DWL-3600AP features RadioProtect technology, which ensures all users receive an adequate level of service even in an environment where many users are accessing the network through legacy 802.11b and 802.11g devices.

Configuration Replicating Clusters

For small businesses that need to deploy multiple access points (APs) but lack the resources to tackle the complicated task of network management, the DWL-3600AP’s Configuration Cluster feature offers the ideal solution. When a small number of DWL-3600APs is deployed on the network, they may be configured to form a Replicating Cluster. Once the administrator is through with configuring one access point, the same configuration can then be applied to all remaining APs that are members of that cluster. Up to 16 APs may be used to form a cluster.

Unified Management

When deployed in conjunction with D-Link’s line of Unified Wireless Switches or Wireless Controllers, up to 256 DWL-3600AP units may be centrally managed and provisioned, thus enabling the administrator to expand the Wi-Fi network to cover a large area.


The DWL-3600AP supports the latest standards in Wi-Fi security, including WPA, WPA2, and 802.1X. In addition, the DWL-3600AP supports up to 16 virtual access points (VAP), which allows the administrator to assign different access privileges to different groups of users. When used together with D-Link’s line of Unified Wireless Switches or wireless controller, security can be raised to a new level. Rogue APs in the network may be easily detected, and the administrator will be immediately notified of any security threat.

Automatic RF Management

When a number of access points are deployed close to each other, interference may result if proper RF management is not implemented. When a DWL- 3600AP senses a neighbor AP at startup, it will automatically select a non-interfering channel. This greatly reduces RF interference and will allow the administrator to deploy APs more densely. With a DWC Wireless Controller or DWS Unified Wireless Switch, you can also adjust the transmit power dynamically. When a nearby managed AP is operating on the same channel, the DWL-3600AP will automatically lower its transmission power to minimize interference. When that managed AP is no longer present, the DWL-3600 will increase it’s transmit power to expand coverage.

Quality of Service

The DWL-3600AP is WMM-certified, so in the event of network congestion, time-sensitive traffic can be given priority ahead of other traffic. Furthermore, when a number of DWL-3600APs are in close proximity with each other, an access point will refuse new association requests once its resources are fully utilized. Instead, the association request will be picked up by a neighboring AP. This feature ensures that no single AP is overburdened while others nearby sit idle.

Convenient Installation

With an embedded antenna and simple styled exterior, the DWL-3600AP can be installed on a wall or ceiling and blends in with most interior decorations in an office. Enclosed in a plenum-rated chassis, the DWL-3600AP adheres to strict fire codes for placement in air passageways. For easy installation, the DWL-3600AP has integrated 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, allowing installation of this device in areas where power outlets are not readily available.

1 300 Mbps is the maximum wireless signal rate as specified by the IEEE 802.11n standard. Actual data throughput will vary. The network and other factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials, and nearby radio interference may lower actual data throughput.

Technical Specifications


Wi-Fi Interface 
 • 802.11b/g/n 2.4 GHz

LAN Interface
 • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet

 • 2x2 MIMO embedded antenna with 4 internal antennas

Antenna Gain
 • 4.7 dBi

Power Method
 • IEEE 802.3af Power Over Ethernet or external power adapter

Wireless Frequency
 • 802.11b/g/n: 2.4 GHz - 2.497 GHz

Data Transfer Rate
 • 802.11n: 6.5 Mbps-130 Mbps (20 MHz)
                 6.5 Mbps- 300 Mbps (40 Mbps)
 • 802.11g: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbps
 • 802.11b: 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps

Operation Channel (2.4 GHz)
 • 11 channels for United States

System Management
 • HTTP/HTTPS Web-based User Interface
 • SNMP, SSH, Telnet Command Line


 • 16 SSID
 • Station Isolation

Wireless Security
 • WEP
 • Dynamic WEP
 • WPA Personal/Enterprise
 • WPA2 Personal/Enterprise

Detection & Prevention
 • Rogue and Valid AP Classification

 • MAC Address Filtering
 • 802.1x

Physical & Environmental

Power Adapter
 • 5V/2.5A

Power over Ethernet
 • 48 VDC +/- 10%

Stand-Alone Mode
 • WEP/WPA/WPA2 Security
 • Rogue AP Detection
 • Station Isolation
 • MAC Address Filtering
 • AP Load Balancing Setup
 • WDS
 • AP Clustering
 • QoS/WMM
 • Local Storage Configuration

Managed Mode (Managed by D-Link Wireless Switch/ Wireless Controller)
 • Centralized Management
 • Centralized Firmware Dispatch
 • Visualized AP Management Tool
 • Auto-Power Adjustment
 • Dynamic Auto-Channel Selection
 • L2 Fast Roaming
 • L3 Fast Roaming
 • Captive Portal
 • WEP/WPA/WPA2 Security
 • Rogue AP Detection
 • Rogue AP Mitigation
 • Station Isolation
 • MAC Address Filtering
 • AP Load Balancing Setup
 • WDS
 • QoS/WMM

 • 7.99” x 7.99 “x 1.89” (203 x 203 x 48 mm)

 • 1.4 lbs (635 g)

Operating Temperature
 • 32°F to 104°F (0° to 40°C)

Operating Humidity
 • 10% to 90% non-condensing

 • FCF Class B
 • CE Class B
 • C-tick
 • IC
 • NCC
 • Wi-Fi®

 • cUL, LVD (EN60950-1)
 • UL2043

 • Limited Lifetime

Ordering Information
 • DWL-3600AP Unified N Access Point

Optional Products
 • DWC-1000 Unified Wireless Controller
 • DPE-101GI PoE Gigabit injector Power injector
 • DWS-3160-24TC Unified Wireless L2 Gigabit PoE Switch
 • DWS-3160-24PC Unified Wireless L2 Gigabit PoE Switch
 • DWS-4026 L2+ Unified Wired/Wireless Gigabit Switch Switch - 24 ports



DWL-3600AP Datasheet

Business Wireless Comparison Guide

The DWL-3600AP Unified N Single-band PoE Access Point is an indoor 802.11n Wi-Fi access point designed specifically for business-class environments. It can be flexibly deployed as a standalone wireless access point or as a managed access point controlled by a D-Link Unified Wireless Switch or Wireless Controller.  Enclosed in a plenum-rated chassis, the DWL-3600AP adheres to strict fire codes for placement in air passageways.

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Contact Details

D-Link US
17595 Mt Herrmann St
Fountain Valley
CA 92708

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