D-Link DWL-8220AP Manual
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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    DWL-8220AP User’s Manual Package Contents ... 3 Minimum System Requirements... 3 Introduction... 4 Hardware Overview ... 5 Ethernet Ports... 5 LEDs... 6 Bottom View... 7 Installation Overview ... 8 Wall Installation Recommendations... 8 Wireless Switch Recommendations ... 8 Radio Frequency Exposure ... 8 Getting Started ...
  • Page 3: Package Contents

    Mounting Template Mounting Hardware Rubber Feet A Network with a D-Link DWS-1008 Wireless Switch Warning: Installation must be performed by qualified service personnel only. Please follow all warning notices and instructions marked on the product or included in the documentation. The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Self Configuration and Easy Installation The DWS-1008 Wireless Switch automatically configures every connected DWL-8220AP so that no configuration is necessary during installation. If a DWL-8220AP needs to be replaced, the replacement DWL-8220AP automatically inherits the same configuration, making the replacement process analogous to changing a light bulb.
  • Page 5: Hardware Overview

    The DWL-8220AP access point (AP) provides IEEE 802.11 wireless access to the network. It is designed for use with the D-Link DWS-1008 wireless switch. The access point requires hardware installation only. All configuration for the access point takes place on the switch.
  • Page 6: Leds

    DWL-8220AP User’s Manual Hardware Overview (LEDs) Health Radio 1/Radio 2 D-Link Systems, Inc. Appearance Solid green All the following are true: • Management link with a switch is • Access point has booted. • Access point has received a • At least one radio is enabled or is in...
  • Page 7: Bottom View

    During installation, you will insert the CAT5 cable(s) into the AP port(s) before attaching the access point to the bracket. Kensington Security Slot The DWL-8220AP has a slot for attachment of a Kensington security cable. The cable is not included with the AP but can be ordered separately. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 8: Installation Overview

    Warning: The DWL-8220AP is designed to receive power only from an 802.3af-compliant source, a D-Link DWS-1008 wireless switch, or a D-Link-approved power injector. Connecting an access point to a Power over Ethernet (PoE) device that is not approved by D-Link can damage the equipment.
  • Page 9: Getting Started

    5. Do not connect or disconnect cables or otherwise work with the DWL-8220AP access point hardware during periods of lightning activity. 6. The DWL-8220AP access point is intended for indoor use only. Do not install the device outdoors. 7. To reduce the possibility of connection interference caused by dust, clean the CAT5 connector pins before inserting a cable into an DWL-8220AP access point.
  • Page 10: Cable Requirements

    The table below lists the pin signals for 10/100 Ethernet straight-through wiring. Pins 4, 5, 7, and 8 are used when D-Link Power over Ethernet (PoE) is enabled on the port. RD means Receive Data and TD means Transmit Data.
  • Page 11: Installation Hardware And Tools

    DWL-8220AP User’s Manual Installation Hardware and Tools Required Mounting Hardware and Tools: Mounting Option: • Suspended Ceiling - Flush Ceiling Tiles Required Hardware (included): • Mounting Template • Universal Mounting Bracket • T-Bar Clamp (A T-bar clamp is not required for a 23.9mm (15/16”) T-bar ceiling with flush ceiling tiles.
  • Page 12 DWL-8220AP User’s Manual Installation Hardware and Tools (continued) Required Mounting Hardware and Tools: Mounting Option: • Solid Wall or Ceiling Required Hardware (included): • Universal Mounting Bracket • Two #6 Sheet Metal Screws • Two Drywall Anchors Tools Required (not included): •...
  • Page 13: Installation

    DWL-8220AP User’s Manual Suspended Ceiling Installation—Flush Ceiling Tiles 1. Select an installation location that is centered over a T-bar in the ceiling. 2. Cut a hole as follows in the ceiling tile for the CAT5 cable(s): a. Place the mounting template over the area where you plan to install the AP.
  • Page 14 DWL-8220AP User’s Manual 6. Remove the bracket as shown below. 7. Install the universal mounting bracket as follows onto the T-bar or T-bar clamp: a. As shown below, place the universal mounting bracket against the T-bar or clamp so that the two screw holes face downward and the two T-bar flanges face upward and are adjacent to the T-bar edges.
  • Page 15 DWL-8220AP User’s Manual 8. Pull the CAT5 cable(s) about 15 cm (about 6 inches) out of the hole in the ceiling tile and through the port connector opening to create enough slack to insert the cable(s). 9. Insert the CAT5 cable(s) into the connector(s): •...
  • Page 16 DWL-8220AP User’s Manual 13. To ensure that the access point is fully locked onto the bracket, gently pull down on the access point and attempt to rotate it from side to side. 14. If the access point comes off the bracket, relock the device onto the bracket as described in step 12.
  • Page 17: Suspended Ceiling Installation-Drop Ceiling Tiles

    DWL-8220AP User’s Manual Suspended Ceiling Installation—Drop Ceiling Tiles 1. Select an installation location that is centered over a T-bar in the ceiling. 2. Cut a hole as follows in the ceiling tile for the CAT5 cable(s): a. Place the mounting template over the area where you plan to install the access point.
  • Page 18 DWL-8220AP User’s Manual 5. Remove the bracket as shown below. 6. Install the universal mounting bracket as follows onto the T-bar clamp: a. Place the universal mounting bracket against the T-bar clamp so that the two screw holes face downward and the two T-bar flanges face upward and are adjacent to the T-bar edges.
  • Page 19 DWL-8220AP User’s Manual 7. Pull the CAT5 cable(s) about 15 cm (about 6 inches) out of the hole in the ceiling tile and through the port connector opening to create enough slack to insert the cable(s). 8. Insert the CAT5 cable(s) into the connector(s): •...
  • Page 20 DWL-8220AP User’s Manual 11. Lock the access point onto the bracket by inserting the 3-mm or 1/8-inch screwdriver into the Lock hole on the access point as shown below. 12. To ensure that the access point is fully locked onto the bracket, gently pull down on the access point and attempt to rotate it from side to side.
  • Page 21: Junction Box Installation

    1. Remove the mounting bracket from the DWL-8220AP. 2. Attach the bracket to the junction box. 3. Plug the CAT5 cable into the access point and attach the DWL-8220AP to the mounting bracket. Warning: If you plan to use an external antenna for the 802.11b/g or 802.11a radio, install the antenna at least 20 cm from the access point.
  • Page 22: Solid Wall/Ceiling Installation

    DWL-8220AP User’s Manual Solid Wall or Ceiling Installation Note. The solid surface mounting option requires CAT5 cable that does not have strain relief, unless you plan to route the cable through a hole in the wall or ceiling. The other options can use CAT5 cable with or without strain relief.
  • Page 23 DWL-8220AP User’s Manual 4. Remove the bracket as shown below. 5. Feed the CAT5 cable(s) through the port connector opening and align the universal mounting bracket over the drywall anchors so that the two screw holes in the bracket face the drywall anchors.
  • Page 24 DWL-8220AP User’s Manual 7. Insert the CAT5 cable(s) into the connector(s): * For a single connection, use the connector for port 1. * For redundancy, insert one cable into each connector. 8. Install the Kensington lock, if you plan to use one.
  • Page 25: Tabletop Installation

    DWL-8220AP User’s Manual Tabletop Installation 1. Reverse the universal mounting bracket: a. Unlock the universal mounting bracket from the access point by inserting the 3-mm or 1/8-inch screwdriver into the Unlock hole on the access point as shown below. b. Remove the bracket as shown below.
  • Page 26 DWL-8220AP User’s Manual d. Once the bracket is fully seated, lock the bracket onto the access point by inserting the 3-mm or 1/8-inch screwdriver into the Lock hole on the access point as shown below. 2. Attach the three rubber adhesive feet onto the universal mounting bracket, in the three location circles, as shown below.
  • Page 27: Connecting An External Antenna

    DWL-8220AP User’s Manual Connecting an AP to an External Antenna Each radio in a DWL-8220AP can use an optional D-Link external antenna. To mount the antenna, see the instructions that come with the antenna. To connect a mounted external antenna to a DWL-8220AP: 1.
  • Page 28 DWL-8220AP User’s Manual 2. When the link is activated, observe the AP LED for the port on the DWS-1008 switch: AP LED Appearance Solid green Alternating green and amber Solid amber Blinking amber No Light Note: A DWS-1008 switch’s 10/100 Ethernet ports are configured as wired network ports by default.
  • Page 29: Technical Specifications

    DWL-8220AP User’s Manual Technical Specifications Hardware Physical and Environmental • Dimensions Diameter: 6.6 in (16.76 cm) Height: 1.85 in (4.69 cm) Weight: 12.5 oz (354 g) • Operating Temperature: 0ºC to 50ºC (32ºF to 122ºF) • Storage Temperature: -20ºC to 70ºC (-4ºF to 158ºF) •...
  • Page 30 DWL-8220AP User’s Manual Technical Specifications (continued) 802.11a Radio Specifications Frequency Band • 5.15 GHz - 5.85 GHz Operating Channels • Based on the regulatory domain specified by the system administrator Association Rates* • 54 Mbps, 48 Mbps, 36 Mbps, 24 Mbps, 18 Mbps, 12 Mbps, 9 Mbps and 6 Mbps...
  • Page 31 DWL-8220AP User’s Manual Technical Specifications (continued) 802.11g Radio Specifications Frequency Band • 2.4 GHz - 2.484 GHz Operating Channels • Based on the regulatory domain specified by the system administrator Association Rates* • 54 Mbps, 48 Mbps, 36 Mbps, 24 Mbps, 18 Mbps, 12 Mbps, 9 Mbps and 6 Mbps...
  • Page 32: Warranty

    D-Link’s sole obligation shall be to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at no charge to the original owner or to refund at D-Link’s sole discretion. Such repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office.
  • Page 33 Period from the date or original retail purchase. If a material non-conformance is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to replace the non-conforming Software, the price paid by the original licensee for the non-conforming Software will be refunded by D-Link;...
  • Page 34: What Is Not Covered

    (Canada): 2180 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5W1 (Visit http://www.dlink.ca for detailed warranty information within Canada) D-Link may reject or return any product that is not packaged and shipped in strict compliance with the foregoing requirements, or for which an RMA number is not visible from the outside of the package.
  • Page 35: Copyright Statement

    This limited warranty provides specific legal rights and the product owner may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Trademarks: D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Systems, Inc. Other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective manufacturers or owners. Copyright Statement:...
  • Page 36: Fcc Caution

    • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. For detailed warranty outside the United States, please contact corresponding local D-Link office. FCC Caution: The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment;...
  • Page 37: Registration

    DWL-8220AP User’s Manual Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights. D-Link Systems, Inc. Registration Revised: 08/09/2005 Version 1.00 Registration...

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