AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point
For Business-Class

ƒ Selectable Dual Band Connectivity for
Increased Network Capacity

ƒ Ideal for Indoor Deployments

ƒ Periodical Key Change in

ƒ WPA/WPA2- Personal
Multiple Operation Modes

ƒ Access Point

ƒ WDS (Wireless Distribution System) /
- Point-to-Point
- Point-to-Multiple-Points

ƒ WDS with AP

ƒ Wireless Client
Windows Server 2008. NAP al ows network administrators
The D-Link DAP-2553 AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access
to define multiple levels of network access based on the
High Performance Connectivity
Point provides businesses with a solution for deploying
needs of individual clients. If a client is identified outside of

ƒ IEEE 802.11n Wireless
802.11n local area networks (LANs). Designed specifical y
their access area, the client wil be automatical y brought

ƒ Up to 300Mbps1
for business-class environments, such as large or enterprise
back to their permitted network access level.
corporations, this access point provides secure and
Trusted Security Features
manageable dual band wireless LAN options for network
The AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point includes

ƒ WPA2™ - Enterprise/Personal
support for up to 4 VLANs for implementing multiple service

ƒ WPA™ - Enterprise/Personal
set identifiers (SSIDs) to further help segment users on the

ƒ WPA2 - PSK/AES over WDS
Versatile Access Point
network. The DAP-2553 also includes a wireless client isolation

ƒ 64/128-bit WEP Encryption
The DAP-2553 AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access
mechanism to limit direct client-to-client communication.

ƒ MAC Address Filtering
Point allows network administrators to arrange a highly

ƒ 802.1X
manageable and extremely robust dual band wireless
Network Management
network. All three detachable dual band antennas supply
Network administrators have multiple options for
Convenient Installation
optimal wireless coverage in either 2.4GHz (802.11g and
managing the AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point

ƒ Supports 802.3af Power over Ethernet
802.11n) or 5GHz (802.11a and 802.11n) frequency bands.
including Web (HTTP), Secure Sockets Later (SSL, which
For advanced installations, this high-speed access
provides for a secure connection to the Internet), Secure
Easy Management
point has integrated 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Shel (SSH, which provides for a secure channel between

ƒ Web Browser (HTTP) & HTTPS
support, allowing installation of this device in areas
local and remote computers), and Telnet (bi-directional,

ƒ Telnet
where power outlets are not readily available.
eightbit byte oriented communications facility). For

ƒ SNMP v1, v2c, and v3
advanced network management, administrators can use

ƒ AP Manager II
Enhanced Performance
the D-Link AP Manager II or D-View management module

The DAP-2553 delivers reliable wireless performance
to configure and manage multiple access points from a

ƒ D-View 5.1 and 6.0
with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 300Mbps in
single location. In addition to a streamlined management

ƒ AP Array
either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz wireless band. Support for the
process, the AP Manager II or D-View software provides
Wi-Fi Multimedia™ (WMM) Quality of Service feature,
network administrators with the means of verifying and
D-Link Green
makes it an ideal access point for audio, video, and voice
conducting regular maintenance checks without wasting

ƒ Wireless Scheduler
applications. Additional y, this access point supports load
resources by sending personnel out to physical y verify
balance features to ensure maximum performance.
proper operation. Also available is an AP Array, al owing
the management of a set of network devices as a single
group for easy configuration and deployment. In addition,
To help maintain a secure wireless network, the AirPremier
the DAP-2553 has a wireless scheduler feature for power
N 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
With the selectable dual band functionality, PoE support,
for RADIUS server backend. This access point also includes
extensive manageability, versatile operation modes, and
MAC Address Filtering, Wireless LAN segmentation, Disable
solid security enhancements, the new D-Link DAP-2553
SSID Broadcast, Rogue AP Detection, and Wireless On/Off
AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point provides small
Scheduling to further protect your wireless network.
to medium business (SMB) environments with a business-
class solution for deploying a wireless network in the
Additional y, the DAP-2553 supports Network Access
Protection (NAP), which is a feature of Microsoft®

AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Access Point
Multiple Operation Modes
The DAP-2553 can be configured to optimize network
performance based on any one of its multiple operation
modes: Access Point, Wireless Distribution System (WDS)
with Access Point, WDS/Bridge (No AP Broadcasting)
and Wireless Client. With WDS support, network
administrators can set up multiple DAP-2553s throughout
a facility and configure them to bridge with one another
while also providing network access to individual clients.
Also included are advanced features such as Spanning
Tree Protocol support, which al ows greater efficiency
and avoids broadcast storms when used in WDS mode.
Technical Specifications

ƒ IEEE 802.11n

ƒ IEEE 802.11a

ƒ IEEE 802.11g

ƒ IEEE 802.3ab

ƒ IEEE 802.3af

ƒ IEEE 802.3u

ƒ IEEE 802.3
Network Management

ƒ Command Line Interface

ƒ Web Browser interface
- Telnet
- Secure (SSH) Telnet
- Secure HTTP (HTTPS)

ƒ D-View 6.0

ƒ AP Manager II

ƒ SNMP Support

ƒ AP Array
- Private MIB

ƒ WPA™-Personal

ƒ WPATM-Enterprise

ƒ WPA2™-Personal

ƒ WPA2TM-Enterprise

ƒ 64/128-bit WEP

ƒ SSID Broadcast Disable

ƒ MAC Address Access Control

ƒ Network Access Protection

ƒ 802.1X
Wireless Frequency Range2

ƒ 2.4GHz (2.4GHz to 2.4835GHz)

ƒ 5GHz (5.15GHz to 5.35GHz and 5.47GHz to 5.85GHz)
Operating Modes

ƒ Access Point (AP)


ƒ WDS with AP

ƒ Wireless Client
Maximum Transmit Output Power3

ƒ 21dBm @ 2.4GHz

ƒ 20dBm @5GHz
Dipole Antenna Gain

ƒ 3dBi@2.4GHz

ƒ 5dBi@5GHz

ƒ Power

ƒ 5GHz


ƒ 2.4GHz
Operating Voltage

ƒ 5V2.5A or 48VDC +/- 10% for PoE

ƒ Operating: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)

ƒ Storing: -4°F to 149°F (-20°C to 65°C)

ƒ Operating: 10% ~ 90% (Non-condensing)

ƒ Storing: 5% ~ 95% (Non-condensing)


ƒ CE

ƒ C-Tick

ƒ IC


ƒ Wi-Fi®
0.9 lbs (400g)
Dimensions (WxLxH)
198 x 120 x 32 mm
1 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 factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.
2 Please note that operating frequency ranges vary depending on the regulations of individual countries and jurisdictions. The DAP-2553 may not be supported in the
5.25~5.35 GHz and 5.47~5.725 GHz frequency ranges in certain regions.
All references to speed and range are for comparison purposes only. Product specifications, size, and shape are subject to change without notice, and actual
product appearance may differ from that depicted herein.
3 The maximum transmit power is available with 2 antennas. The value for 1 antenna is 18dBm @ 2.4GHz and 17dBm @ 5GHz.
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Release 05 (June 2010)