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Dell PowerConnect W-IAP92 Instant Access Points PF4NR. Dell PowerConnect W-IAP92 is feature rich 802.11n based single radio, dual band access points (AP) with built in virtualized controller functionality that delivers the affordability and simplicity of an entry-level enterprise-grade Wi-Fi network.
Dell Part Number: PF4NR 0PF4NR CN-0PF4NR
Compatible Part Numbers: W-IAP92 W-IAP92-US W-IAP92-JP
Model Numbers: AP-92-US

External Antenna or the Power Adapter are not included!


Virtual controller technology

  The virtual controller technology in PowerConnect W-IAP92 delivers enterprise-grade controller capabilities without needing a separate access point controller. The virtual controller in a single IAP is capable of controlling up to fifteen other IAPs, supporting total of 256 users that are either local or dispersed across multiple locations. Like dedicated controller it is able to perform all key task from AP auto discovery, 802.1X authentication, role- and device-based policy enforcement, rogue detection as well as specialized Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) task that optimizes Wi-Fi client behavior by making sure that IAPs stay clear of RF interference. When multiple IAPs are connected together, a single IAP acts as a primary virtual controller. In the event of primary virtual controller failure, another W-series IAP in a chain automatically takes on the role with no disruption to services.

Ease of deployment

  PowerConnect W-IAP is up and running in minutes. From a laptop, simply connect wirelessly to an SSID to perform over-the-air provisioning in three easy steps. To expand, just install more PowerConnect W-IAP – configuration is automatically applied to new units.


Management and visibility

  Multiple PowerConnect W-IAP networks can be securely and centrally managed by Dell PowerConnect W-Series AirWave software management suite, allowing W-IAPs to operate hundreds of remote locations. With Dell PowerConnect W-Series AirWave, IT has realtime visibility into users, mobile devices, Wired and Wireless LANs infrastructure all from a single management console.

Investment protection
  As WLAN requirements expand, PowerConnect W-IAP can be re-imaged as an 802.11n campus AP and migrate to a centralized Mobility Controller architecture capable of supporting hundreds and thousands of APs. Firmware to covert IAP to campus AP is available upon request. In addition to providing WLAN access, campus APs in a centralized, controller architecture can provide wireless intrusion protection and powerful spectrum analysis capabilities.



Operating mode

• Multiservice concurrent 802.11a/n or b/g/n WLAN
• Backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g and mixed-mode
11a/b/g/n deployments


• Multifunctional single radio capable of supporting either 2.4
or 5 GHz
• 802.11n radio implements 2x2 MIMO with 2 spatial streams,
providing up to 300 Mbps data rate per radio

Wireless radio specifications

• Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply):
- 2.400 to 2.4835 GHz
- 5.150 to 5.250 GHz, 5.250 to 5.350 GHz, 5.470 to 5.725 GHz,
5.725 to 5.850 GHz with dynamic frequency selection
(DFS) capability
• Available channels: dependent upon configured regulatory
• Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm
- 2.4GHz: Up to 23 dBm (limited by local regulatory
- 5 GHz: up to 23 dBm (limited by local regulatory
• Supported radio technologies:
- 802.11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)
- 802.11a/g/n: Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
- 802.11n: 2x2 MIMO with 2 spatial streams
• Supported modulation types:
- 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
- 802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
• Association rates (Mbps):
- 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
- 802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
- 802.11n: MCS0 - MCS15 (6.5 Mbps - 300 Mbps)
- 802.11n high-throughput (HT) Support: HT 20/40
- 802.11n packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU

RF management

• Automatic transmit power and channel management
control with auto coverage hole correction via Adaptive
Radio Management (ARM)
• Maximum ratio combining (MRC) for improved receiver

Advanced features

• Wireless intrusion detection
• Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for secure storage
of credentials and keys

• IAP-92: dual, RP-SMA interfaces for external antenna support.
External Antenna selection guide is available from Dell
representative or downloadable from
• Network:
- 1 x 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet (RJ45), auto-sensing,
• Power:
- 1 x DC power connector
• Other:
- 1 x RJ45 console interface
Power options
• 48V DC 802.3af PoE or 802.3at PoE+
• External AC power providing 12 V DC to AP (adapter
sold separately)
• Maximum power consumption: 10 watts
• Wall Mount
• Ceiling tile rail (15/16” & 9/16” recessed or non-recessed)
• 120 mm x 130 mm x 35 mm (4.7” x 5.1” x 1.4”)
• Weight: 260g (9 oz)
• Wi-Fi certified 802.11a/b/g/n


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