8D-Link DAP-2553 User Manual
Section 2 - Installation
D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide high-speed wireless connectivity that is easy to
use within your home, business or public access wireless networks. D-Link wireless products provides you with access
to the data you want, whenever and wherever you want it. Enjoy the freedom that wireless networking can bring to
WLAN use is not only increasing in both home and ofce environments, but in public areas as well, such as airports,
coffee shops and universities. Innovative ways to utilize WLAN technology are allowing people to work and communicate
more efciently. Increased mobility and the absence of cabling and other types of xed infrastructure have proven to
be benecial to many users.
Wireless adapter cards used on laptop and desktop systems support the same protocols as Ethernet adapter cards,
allowing wireless users to use the same applications as those used on a wired network.
People use WLAN technology for many different purposes:
Mobility - productivity increases when people can have access to data in any location within the operating range of their
WLAN. Management decisions based on real-time information can signicantly improve the efciency of a worker.
Low implementation costs - WLANs are easy to set up, manage, change and relocate. Networks that frequently
change can benet from WLAN's ease of implementation. WLANs can operate in locations where installation of wiring
may be impractical.
Installation and network expansion - by avoiding the complications of troublesome cables, a WLAN system can be
fast and easy during installation, especially since it can eliminate the need to pull cable through walls and ceilings.
Wireless technology provides more versatility by extending the network beyond the home or ofce.
Inexpensive solution - wireless network devices are as competitively priced as conventional Ethernet network devices.
The DAP-2553 saves money by providing users with multi-functionality congurable in four different modes.
Scalability - Congurations can be easily changed and range from Peer-to-Peer networks, suitable for a small number
of users to larger Infrastructure networks to accommodate hundreds or thousands of users, depending on the number
of wireless devices deployed.