Difference between APDL & APNW? Difference between APDL & APNW? Sdat (Systems Engineer) (OP) 9 Jun 19 21:19 Please help to know the difference in IPDA connection APDL & APNW? and can I connect two APDL remote shelf connection in the same network? RE: Difference between APDL & APNW? adibv (Systems Engineer) 10 Jun 19 07:36 APDL - Access Point Direct Link: - Access Point is connected directly to the HiPath 4000 LAN Segment, i.e. in the same IP network. With APDL the AP contains a local router that connects the own IP address of the Access Point (in its own network segment) to the HiPath 4000 LAN Segment. APNW - Access Point via Network: Access Point and central switch are located in different IP-Networks interconnected by routers. No AP shelf with connection type APDL can be assigned to a CC-AP with connection type APNW.