Package Contents
DWL-8600AP 802.11n
Power Adapter
Power Cord
Access Point
PoE Base unit
Mounting Plate
Ethernet Cable
Console Cable
Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage than the one included with the
DWL-8600AP will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.
If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller.
System Requirements
Minimum System Requirements:
• CD-ROM Drive
• Computers with Windows®, Macintosh®, or Linux-based operating
• Installed Ethernet Adapter
• Internet Explorer version 6.0, Chrome 2.0. Safari 2.0, or Firefox 3.0
and above
DWL-8600AP Install Guide

Hardware Overview
5 GHz - When lit, the access point is operating at 5GHz.
This light will blink when there is wireless traffic.
2.4 GHz - When lit, the access point is operating at 2.4GHz.
This light will blink when there is wireless traffic.
LAN - Solid light when the Ethernet port is connected to a
working port, such as a router or switch. The light will blink
when there is traffic through LAN port.
POWER - The light will blink during boot up. Once solid, the
access point is ready.
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Installing the Hardware
5GHz Antenna Connectors*
Power Receptor
Console Port
Reset Button
LAN Port (PoE)
* 2.4GHz antenna connectors are located on the bottom of the access point.
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To power the access point, you can use one of the following methods:
1. Use the supplied power adapter
2. Connect one end of your Ethernet cable into the LAN (PoE) port on the
DWL-8600AP and the other end into one port on a PoE switch.
To setup and manage the DWL-8600AP from a computer, use one of the
following methods:
1. Connect a straight through Ethernet cable between the access point
and your computer.
2. Connect the access point to a switch or router and use a computer from
a computer that is also connected to that switch or router.
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Mounting Plate Assembly
Step 1: Insert the provided wal anchors in the wal where the mounting plate
will be attached.
Step 2: Use the provided screws to secure the mounting plate on the wall.
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Step 3: Attach the remaining screws securely to the back of the
Step 4: Attach the DWL-8600AP to the mounting plate.
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Step 5: Slide the DWL-8600AP down into the grooves on the mounting plate to
secure it to the plate.
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Your Setup is Complete
When you have completed the steps in this Installation Guide and configured
your for your network, your network should look similar to this:
* Maximum Wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0) 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
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DWL-8600AP Install Guide

DWL-8600AP Install Guide

Technical Support
D-Link’s website contains the latest user documentation and
software updates for D-Link products.
U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link Technical
Support through our website or by phone.
United States
(877) 354-6555
World Wide Web
(877) 354-6560
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October 30, 2009
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