The DrayTek Vigor AP-910c is a high specification professional WiFi Access Point that can be operated in standalone or centrally managed/monitored mode to provide a reliable and flexible coverage to all manner of applications. This DrayTek Vigor AP-910c features a vast array of security and management features to help improve and protect flexibility and integrity of your wireless LAN, making it ideal for adding wireless connectivity to an existing LAN, or for expanding the range of an existing wireless LAN by using the WDS repeater features.
DrayTek AP910C-K AC WiFi Access Point
- Ceiling or wall mounted business-class WiFi Access Point.
- 802.11ac Simultaneous dual-band WiFi (866Mbps+300Mbps).
- Centrally managed or standalone (no per-node licencing required).
- Supports mobility, load-balancing and client monitoring/reporting.
- PoE powered (Power-over-Ethernet) as standard (DC PSU included).
- Time-Scheduled Operation (multiple schedules).
- Wireless Client Isolation and MAC Address Filtering.
- Bandwidth management per SSID.
- 802.1q VLAN Tags with four SSIDs.
- Radius / WPA / 802.1x User Authentication.
- WDS (Wireless Distribution System).
- WMM (Wireless MultiMedia).
- WPS – WiFi Protected Setup.
Ceiling mounted or wall mounted
The DrayTek Vigor AP-910c’s ceiling format of the unit means that it can provide unobstructed coverage to the area around it and aesthetically blends into any home or office environment thanks to its shape, size and hidden cable entry (this DrayTek Vigor AP-910c can also be wall mounted). For both options, a circular mounting plate (included with the unit) is fitted and then the AP is attached. The DrayTek Vigor AP-910c can be used together with our other access points (AP-710, AP-810 and AP-910c).
Simultaneous dual-band operation and extended 5Ghz bands
The DrayTek Vigor AP-910c supports simultaneous operation of the common 2.4Ghz band and the new 5Ghz band. The 5Ghz band is far less congested so if your PCs or other devices support the 5Ghz band, you can use that. The DrayTek Vigor AP-910c operates both bands at the same time, so your devices can use either band and each has its own bandwidth so overall wireless capacity is also increased. The 5Ghz supports the full range of extended domestic 5Ghz channels, due to its support for DFS/TPC. You can select all 5Ghz channels up to channel 140, as opposed to just the 4 ‘Band A-Lower’ channels (which provides only two non-overlapping channels @ 80Mhz channel width).
Mounting and coverage
The DrayTek Vigor AP-910c is designed to be installed on ceilings in order to serve the area below it. The cables (Ethernet or Power) can reach the access point from the rear or the side. For solid ceiling fixing a backplate is supplied. The backplate fixes to the ceiling and the DrayTek Vigor AP-910c then clips in. Alternatively, T-Bar mounts enable quick and easy attachments to suspended ceilings. This DrayTek Vigor AP-910c can also be wall-mounted – keyhole slots on the back allowing any orientation.
Central WiFi management
The DrayTek Vigor AP-910c can operate in standalone autonomous mode or can form part of a centrally managed wireless installation by adding a compatible DrayTek wireless controller (a DrayTek Vigor 2860 or 2925 router). This enables you to centrally control, manage and administer multiple DrayTek Vigor AP-910c devices installed around your building/campus. Management also enables efficient usage of your wireless access point through load-balancing, whereby wireless clients are distributed across several access points to reduce congestion.
Access control / user authentication
For additional security, wireless access can be restricted to authorised users only by use of a unique username and password for each user. This is in addition the encryption provided by WEP/WPA etc. When the user first opens their wireless connection, the DrayTek Vigor AP-910c will request their username/password and not permit access to the LAN or Internet without it.
The DrayTek Vigor AP-910c can use an external radius server to hold user credentials but also has its own built-in radius server to store up to 96 users. The DrayTek Vigor AP-910c’s built-in Radius server can also act as a server to additional devices (such as another DrayTek Vigor AP-910c, meaning that you don’t need to set up the same users up on several units).
Wireless security and VLAN
The DrayTek Vigor AP-910c features multiple levels of wireless security. Encryption using WEP, WPA, WPA2 (802.11i) is available you can also use the access control list (ACL) to specify the hardware addresses of clients which are permitted to connect (by MAC hardware address). Any unauthorised hardware is refused access.
For additional user authentication, you can activate 802.1x RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service) which allows you to centrally manage and store user names and passwords either within the DrayTek Vigor AP-910c setup itself (thus not needing any external server) on an external radius server which can permit time limited, temporary or continuous access to your clients as required.
The DrayTek Vigor DrayTek Vigor AP-910c supports the 802.1q VLAN protocol so that if it is connected to an 802.1q enabled LAN, it can split tagged data (whether its different subnets or intended for different users) and broadcast each on its own SSID. This means, for example, that your guest WiFi access is provided on a separate isolated SSID with no access to your company data.
WMM – WiFi multimedia
The DrayTek Vigor AP-910c implements intelligent wireless traffic prioritisation for the most efficient management of wireless traffic by using the Wi-Fi Multimedia standard (WMM). WMM defines Quality of Service (QoS) in Wi-Fi networks. It is a precursor to the upcoming IEEE 802.11e WLAN QoS standard, intended to improve timing critical applications such as audio, video and voice applications over WiFi. WMM adds prioritised capabilities to Wi-Fi networks and optimises their performance when multiple concurrent applications, each with different latency and throughput requirements, compete for network resources.
The DrayTek Vigor AP-910c supports PoE (802.3af Power over Ethernet) as standard (built-in) so if the access point is connected to a PoE-enabled Ethernet switch or PoE injector, you don’t need any local power to the unit (power supply) – the DrayTek Vigor AP-910c will take its power from the Ethernet cable. The DrayTek Vigor AP-910c supports Gigabit PoE (if you have a Gigabit PoE switch/injector) such as our DrayTek VigorSwitch P2261 or P-1090 models (or any other 802.3af device). PoE is ideal for situations where you do not have mains power available in the exact location where you want to install the DrayTek Vigor AP-910c or just for general aesthetic neatness, perhaps where the DrayTek Vigor AP-910c is installed somewhere prominent.