DrayTek
AP-710 Wireless Access Point
Product Code/EAN Description
AP710-K / 4716779076868 Vigor AP-710 (UK/IE)
  • 802.11n Wireless Access Point
  • WPA2 Wireless Encryption 
  • Repeater/Bridge/Access Point
  • Up to four distinct SSIDs 
  • MAC Address Filtering
  • Radius User/WPA Authentication
  • 802.1x User Authentication
  • WDS (Wireless Distribution System)
  • WMM (Wireless MultiMedia)
  • WPS - WiFi Protected Setup
  • Built-in Site Surveyor
 

Vigor AP-710 Wireless Access Point

The DrayTek Vigor AP-710 is a standalone wireless access point, ideal for adding wireless connectivity to an existing LAN, or for expanding the range of an existing wireless LAN by using the WDS features.

As an access point, the Vigor AP-710 connects to your existing ethernet switch or router.  Wireless users 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-710's, each wired back to your central network.  The AP-710 also supports limited functions within DrayTek's Wireless management system.

In addition, the AP-710 can operate in several other wireless modes:

  • Access Point - Standard Operation, as described above
  • Universal Repeater - The AP-710 acts as both a wireless client and access point simultaneously, effectively increasing the range of an existing access point.
  • Bridge - Using two AP-710's, each connected to a separate wired LAN, a wireless bridge can be formed connecting the two LANs. Ideal where a physical link (cable) isn't possible, for example, across a road.

For illustrations of each of these modes, click on the 'Schematics' tab of this page.


 

DrayTek Access Points - Model Comparison

  AP-710 AP-810 AP-902 AP-910C
Physical Formal Desk/Wall Desk/Wall Desk/Wall Ceiling/Wall
Dual-LAN - Yes Yes -
LAN Ports 1 4+1 4+1 Gb 1 Gb
Built-in PoE - Yes Yes Yes
WLAN Disable Button - Yes Yes -
USB Printer Port - Yes Yes -
802.1q VLAN - Yes Yes Yes
Dual-Band (2.4Ghz & 5Ghz) - - Yes Yes
802.11ac Wireless - - Yes Yes
Bandwidth Management - Yes Yes Yes
Thermometer Option - Yes Yes -
Management Compatible - Yes Yes Yes

 

For full details on central management of DrayTek Access points and the capabilities of each model, please click here.

Operation Mode Schematics

The DrayTek AP-710 can act as a standalone wireless access point, ideal for adding wireless connectivity to an existing LAN but also operates in several other wireless modes:

Bridge

AP710 Modes Bridge

Two networks can be bridged where it is not possible to run cables, for example, across a road (assuming sites are within wireless range of each other). Both locations remain within the same IP subnet.


Universal Repeater

AP710 Modes Repeater

The AP-710 is placed within wireless range of another access point and can then extend the coverage of that network.


Standard WDS

AP710 Modes WDS

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 AP-710 will request their username/password and not permit access to the LAN or Internet without it.

The AP-710 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 AP-710's built-in Radius server can also act as a server to additional devices (such as another AP-710, meaning that you don't need to set up the same users up on several units).

AP700 Radius

Vigor AP-710 Specification

  • IEEE 802.11n / g / b  (2.4Ghz)
  • LAN Interface : 1 x 10/100 port Ethernet, RJ-45
  • Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
  • Wireless Encryption : WPA2 Encryption (WEP/WPA also support, but not recommended)
  • User Authentication : 802.1x (Requires Radius Server) (MD5/PEAP Modes)
  • Repeater/Bridge/Access Point/Station Modes
  • Up to four distinct SSIDs 
  • MAC Address Filtering
  • WDS (Wireless Distribution System)
  • WMM (Wireless MultiMedia)
  • WPS - WiFi Protected Setup
  • Wireless Transmit Power : Max 18 ± 1dBm
  • Temperature Operation : 0° C to 40° C
  • Humidity: 10% to 90 % (Non-condensing)
  • Physical Dimensions:  (H) x  (W) x  (D) mm
  • Weight : 0.kg (main unit, including Aerials)
  • Wall Mountable
  • Power 12VDC via AC/DC PSU (supplied)
  • Warranty : 2 Year Limited RTB