Extreme Networks (formerly Zebra / Motorola) AP 6522 Dual Radio 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless Access Point
Zebra (formerly Motorola / Symbol) AP 6522 Dual Radio 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless Access Point
Designed for small offices and retail locations, the AP 6522 can handle the increasing number of Wi-Fi enabled devices and bandwidth heavy applications connecting to your wireless network. The AP 6522 is a site survivable wireless access point that does not require a controller. With it’s WiNG 5 intelligence, this access point offers higher throughput along with direct forwarding, security, QoS services and site survivability. The AP 6522 can also serve as a virtual controller and coordinate the operation of up to 24 neighboring access points.
MULTI-PURPOSE FOR MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS
The AP 6522 is a multipurpose access point designed to lower the cost of deploying and operating a secure, reliable 802.11n wireless LAN (WLAN). The access point features MIMO radios with superior receive and transmit sensitivity, a console port for configuration, and a GiGE LAN/WAN POE enabled port for local or remote network connectivity. This easy-to-deploy solution delivers the speed and reliability to support the increase in WLAN traffic from employees bringing their own devices (BYOD) and supports the most demanding applications, including real-time video and voice. The embedded WiNG 5 intelligence ensures that traffic is locally forwarded along the most efficient paths without sacrificing quality of service and security implemented at the access point itself. One radio can be used for client access while the second radio is used for simultaneous client access on a different frequency band or as a dedicated sensor on both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz bands for security and troubleshooting.
To enable the extension of wireless network coverage to areas where ethernet cabling is cost-prohibitive or otherwise impractical, the AP 6522 can operate wirelessly, connecting to other access points for data backhaul, in a mesh topology. Enabling an array of applications over mesh, this feature offers a cost-effective way to extend the network, relying on a highly resilient, self-configuring system. Taking advantage of the dual-radio architecture and the easy-to-use configuration interface, it becomes a simple task to deploy a wireless network of access points connected securely via 802.11n, providing enterprise-class service.
AUTOMATIC CHANNEL AND POWER OPTIMIZATION
Common problems such as building attenuation, electronic interference or sub-optimal access point placement are minimalized as the SMART RF feature of the switch/controller automatically optimizes power and channel selection so each user gets always-on high-quality access and mobility.
The AP 6522 is designed to optimize network availability through its central and pre-emptive intelligence which dynamically senses weak or failing signals, securely moves mobile users to alternate APs, and boosts signal power to automatically fill RF holes and ensure uninterrupted mobile user access.
The AP 6522 provides enterprise class security with layer 2-7 stateful packet filtering firewall, AAA RADIUS services, Wireless IPS-lite, VPN gateway, and location-based access control. The security capability of the AP 6522 is further enhanced when deployed in combination with premise or cloud-based versions of the WLAn Security Services Platform which increase the security and resiliency of AP 6522 networks with an array of advanced security and network assurance features including Spectrum Analysis, Wireless IPS, Live RF, Advanced Forensics and AP Testing to proactively identify and mitigate network disruptions.
FAST AND EASY DEPLOYMENT
Access points require no configuration or manual firmware maintenance. The Zebra wireless controller discovers access points on the network and automatically downloads all configuration parameters and firmware, greatly reducing installation, maintenance and troubleshooting costs for Layer 2 and Layer 3 deployments.
DEVICE AND NETWORK ACCELERATION
Device and network performance can be accelerated through a virtual LAN feature via the switch/controller. Each AP 6522 access point can be virtualized into four unique VLANs which can be customized to direct broadcast traffic to the intended recipient. This reduces overall network traffic while improving device performance and battery life up — to 25%. This also reduces the overall number of access points required to provide unique device services.
- Full 802.11n performance with standard 802.3af
Simplifies and reduces total cost of installation using standard Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)
- Dual Radio Design
Radios can be configured for client access on 2.4Ghz and 5.0Ghz or independently used with one radio for client access and the second radio for sensing
Supports fast secure roaming
This unique multi-purpose device can execute and enforce the IDS/IPS security policies configured in the Zebra wireless switch, and can also be utilized as a 24x7 dedicated sensor with Wireless IPS from WLAN Security Services
- Application Support
Supports Call Admission Control, for optimized VoWLAN performance, as well as video streaming and data throughput for 802.11 a/b/g/n clients
- Mesh Networking
Extend wireless network coverage in a cost-effective way to enable a wide array of applications