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  • Brand: Dell
  • Product: Access Point
  • Model/name: PowerConnect W-IAP3WN
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

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Dell PowerConnect W-IAP3WN/P Instant Access Point
Installation Guide
The Dell PowerConnect W-IAP3WN and W-IAP3WNP are single-radio, single-
band wireless access points (AP) that support the IEEE 802.11n standard for high-
performance WLAN. These access points use MIMO (Multiple-in, Multiple-out)
technology and other high-throughput mode techniques to deliver high-
performance, 802.11n 2.4 GHz functionality while simultaneously supporting
existing 802.11 b/g wireless services.
The W-IAP3WN/P ships with Dell Instant software will operate as an Instant AP.
However, the W-IAP3WN/P can be converted to operate as a Remote AP (RAP). For
information about the IAP to RAP conversion, see RAP Conversion.
The Dell PowerConnect W-IAP3WN/P Series access points provide the following
 Wireless transceiver
 Protocol-independent networking functionality
 IEEE 802.11b/g/n operation as a wireless access point
 IEEE 802.11b/g/n operation as a wireless air monitor
 Compatibility with IEEE 802.3af PoE
Package Contents
 1x W-IAP3WN or W-IAP3WNP Access Point
 1x Installation Guide (this document)
 1x Dell Instant Quick Start Guide
 1x RJ-45 Ethernet Cable
 1x 12V Power Adapter (W-IAP3WN only)
 1x 48V Power Adapter (W-IAP3WNP only)
Before You Begin
Before installing your W-IAP3WN/P Remote Access Point, please ensure you have
the following:
 W-IAP3WN/P (included)
 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet Cable (included)
 1 x Power Adapter (included)
W-IAP3WN/P Overview
Figure 1 Rear View (W-IAP3WNP Shown)
10/100Base-T Ethernet Ports
The W-IAP3WN/P has three 10/100Base-T (RJ-45) Ethernet ports for wired network
 E0: WAN port (top)
 E1: LAN port (middle)
 E2: LAN port (bottom)
On the W-IAP3WNP, port E2 has PoE power sourcing capability (PSE) to supply
power to any compliant 802.3af powered device (class 0-4).
Figure 2 Fast Ethernet Port Pin Out
DC IN (Power Socket)
The W-IAP3WN/P power adapter (included) connects to the DC IN port. The
W-IAP3WN/P does not have an On/Off switch. The device turns on when the power
adapter is attached and plugged into a power outlet. The device turns off when you
disconnect the power adapter from the power source (outlet).
Top View
Figure 3 Top View
USB Port
The W-IAP3WN/P is equipped with a USB port to support cellular modems.
Figure 4 Bottom View (W-IAP3WNP Shown)
The W-IAP3WN has five LED indicators that display the status of the device. The
W-IAP3WNP has an additional LED called PSE.
 PWR: When lit, the W-IAP3WN/P is powered on
 E0:Indicates activity and/or status on this port.
 E1: Indicates activity and/or status on this port
 E2: Indicates activity and/or status on this port
 WLAN: Indicates wireless status and activity
 PSE (W-IAP3WNP only): Indicated the PSE status on the W-IAP3WNP
Reset Button
The W-IAP3WN/P is equipped with reset button, that when pushed, resets the
device to factory default settings. The reset button is located on the bottom of the
device and is recessed in a small, round hole.
To reset the W-IAP3WN/P, insert a small, narrow object, such as a pin or paperclip,
into the hole and press and hold the button while powering on the W-IAP3WN/P.
This will return the device to factory default settings.
W-IAP3WN/P Installation
Tabletop Mounting
The W-IAP3WN/P is shipped with a stand to use on flat (i.e. table top) surfaces.
Place the W-IAP3WN/P in the stand (see Figure 5) and place the stand on a flat,
levelled surface.
Figure 5 Stand Installation
Connecting the Required Cables
The W-IAP3WN/P must be connected to a network device that has access to the
Internet, such as a router or modem. To complete the installation of the
1. Connect one end of the provided RJ-45 cable to port E0 on the W-IAP3WN/P.
2. Connect the other end of the RJ-45 cable to a free RJ-45 port on your modem or
3. Attach the provided power adapter to the DC IN port on the W-IAP3WN/P.
4. Connect the other end of the power adapter to a power outlet.
The W-IAP3WN/P is now powered on. To verify this, ensure that the PWR LED lit
is solid green.
Verifying Successful Installation
Once the W-IAP3WN/P’s PWR LED is lit, the device will take 2 to 3 minutes to
complete the boot cycle. Once the boot cycle is complete, the access point is
operational. If the Instant access point provided to you has not been configured, see
the included Dell Instant Quick Start Guide or the instructions provided by your
network administrator.
RAP Conversion
If your network administrator has instructed you to convert the W-IAP3WN/P to
work in RAP mode, follow the process below to complete the RAP conversion.
1. Power up the W-IAP3WN/P.
2. Connect to Instant SSID.
3. Login to the W-IAP3WN/P by navigating to and login to the
Instant WebUI. The default username is admin and the default password is
admin. See the included Dell Instant Quick Start Guide for more information.
4. Navigate to the Maintenance tab in the top right.
5. Click on the Convert tab.
6. Select Remote APs managed by a Mobility Controller from the drop down
7. Enter the IP address of the controller. This is provided by your network
8. Click Convert Now to complete the conversion (see Figure 6).
9. The W-IAP3WN/P will reboot and begin operating in RAP mode.
Figure 6 IAP-RAP Conversion over the Internet
Note: The W-IAP3WN/P requires Dell Instant 3.1 to operate as a Instant AP and W-
Series ArubaOS 6.2.x to operate as a Remote AP.
Note: The 48V power adapter that ships with the W-IAP3WNP does not come with
a country specific power cord. This cord must be ordered separately.
Note: Inform your supplier if there are any incorrect, missing, or damaged parts. If
possible, retain the carton, including the original packing materials. Use them to
repack the product in case there is a need to return it.
48V 0.75A
E0 (WAN port)
E1 (LAN port)
E2 (LAN port)
Note: The W-IAP3WN ships with a 12V power supply and the W-IAP3WNP ships
with a 48V power supply. These power supplies are not interchangeable.
LED Color(s) Activity Action
PWR Green On Power on
Off No power
WLAN Green Off Wireless is inactive
On Wireless is active
Flashing Radio mode
Ports (E0, E1, E2) Green Off No link
On Link established
Flashing Ethernet activity
PSE Green Off Not sourcing PoE power
On Sourcing PoE power to an 802.3af Powered
Flashing PoE power sourcing error
LED Color(s) Activity Action
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Dell PowerConnect W-IAP3WN/P
Instant Access Point
Installation Guide
Dell PowerConnect W-IAP3WN/P Instant Access Point | Installation Guide
Part Number 0511153-01 | September 2012
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Product Specifications
 Ethernet:
 3 x 10/100Base-T auto-sensing Ethernet RJ-45 Interfaces
 IEEE 802.3 (10Base-T), IEEE 802.3u (100Base-T).
 Power - W-IAP3WNP:
 48VDC power interface, supports powering through an AC-to-DC power
 Power -W-IAP3WN:
 12 VDC power interface, supports powering through an AC-to-DC power
For additional specifications on this product, please refer to the data sheet. The data
sheet can be found at
Proper Disposal of Dell Equipment
For the most current information about Global Environmental Compliance and Dell
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Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Dell products at end of life are subject to separate collection and
treatment in the EU Member States, Norway, and Switzerland and
therefore are marked with the symbol shown at the left (crossed-
out wheelie bin). The treatment applied at end of life of these
products in these countries shall comply with the applicable
national laws of countries implementing Directive 2002/96EC on
Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
European Union RoHS
Dell products also comply with the EU Restriction of
Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS). EU
RoHS restricts the use of specific hazardous materials in the
manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment. Specifically, restricted materials
under the RoHS Directive are Lead (including Solder used in printed circuit
assemblies), Cadmium, Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium, and Bromine. Some Dell
products are subject to the exemptions listed in RoHS Directive Annex 7 (Lead in
solder used in printed circuit assemblies). Products and packaging will be marked
with the “RoHS” label shown at the left indicating conformance to this Directive.
China RoHS
Dell products also comply with China environmental declaration
requirements and are labeled with the “EFUP 10” label shown at the
Safety and Regulatory Compliance
Dell provides a multi-language document that contains country-specific restrictions
and additional safety and regulatory information for all Dell hardware products. The
Dell PowerConnect W-Series Safety, Environmental, and Regulatory Information
document is included with this product.
EMC Compliance and Warning Statement
The device is electronically labeled and the FCC ID will be displayed via the WebUI
under the About menu.
This device complies with Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
 This device may not cause harmful interference.
 This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
The device has been found to be compliant to the requirements set forth in CFR 47
Sections 2.1091 for an uncontrolled environment. The antenna(s) used for this
transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from
all persons and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions, may cause interference harmful to radio
If this equipment does cause interference, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
 Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
 Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
 Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or TV technician for help.
Complies with the Class B limits for radio noise emissions as set out in the
interference-causing equipment standard entitled “Digital Apparatus,” ICES-003 of
Industry Canada.
Cet apareil numerique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigencies du Reglement sur
le materiel brouilleur du Canada.
L ‘ utilisation de ce dispositif est autorisée seulement aux conditions suivantes : (1) il
ne doit pas produire de brouillage et (2) l’ utilisateur du dispositif doit étre prêt à
accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique reçu, même si ce brouillage est susceptible de
compromettre le fonctionnement du dispositif.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux normes CNR d’industrie Canada applicables
aux appareils radio exempts licence. L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions
1. L’appareil ne doit produire de brouillage, et
2. L’utilisateur de l’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même
si le brouillage est susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.
EU Regulatory Conformance
This product is CE marked according to the provisions of the R & TTE
Directive (99/5/EC) - CE(!). Aruba Networks Inc., hereby declares that this
W-IAP3WN/P device models are in compliance with the essential requirements and
other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. CE(!)
The Declaration of Conformity made under Directive 1999/5/EC is available for
viewing at the following location in the EU community.
Note: If a power adapter other than the one provided by Aruba Networks is used
in the US or Canada, it should be NRTL Listed, with appropriate voltage and
current rating, marked “LPS” or “Class 2,” and suitable for plugging into a
standard power receptacle in the US and Canada.
Caution: Installation and service of Dell PowerConnect W-Series products
should be performed by trained service personnel only.
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The Environment- Friendly Use Period (EFUP) for all enclosed products and their parts are
per the symbol shown here. The Environment- Friendly Use Period is valid only when the
product is operated under the conditions defined in the product manual.
Caution: RF Radiation Exposure Statement: This equipment complies with FCC RF
radiation exposure limits. This equipment should be installed and operated with a
minimum distance of 7.87 inches (20cm) between the radiator and your body for
2.4 GHz operations. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
Caution: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by
the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate this equipment.

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