Vigor AP-700 Wireless Access Point
The DrayTek Vigor AP-700 is a standalone wireless access point, ideal for adding wireless connectivity to an existing LAN, or for expanading the range of an existing wireless LAN by using the WDS features.
As an access point, the Vigor AP-700 connects to your existing ethernet switch and wireless users (with laptops or other WiFi devices) can then connect to your LAN. You can restrict access to specific devices by locking in their hardware MAC address and if you have a radius server, user access can be further limited requiring unique login using 802.1x authentication (MD5/PEAP mode).
Where you wish to provide wireless access over a larger area, or throughout a larger building, you could install several AP-700s, each wired back to your central network.
In addition, the AP-700 can operate in several other wireless modes:
- Access Point - Standard Operation, as described above
- Universal Repeater - The AP-700 acts as both a wireless client and access point simultaneously, effectinvely increasing the range of an existing access point.
- Bridge - Using two AP-700s, each connected to a separate wireless LANs, a wireless bridge can be formed connecting the two LANs. Ideal where a physical link (cable) isnt possible, for example, across a road.
- Station - The AP-700 acts as a wireless client to another wireless access point. Ideal for games consoles or PCs which need a self-contained intelligent wireless interface with connectivity provided via their Ethernet point.