In computer networking, a wireless access point (WAP), or more generally just access point (AP), is a networking hardware device that allows other Wi-Fi devices to connect to a wired network. The AP usually connects to a router (via a wired network) as a standalone device, but it can also be an integral component of the router itself. An AP is differentiated from a hotspot which is a physical location where Wi-Fi access is available.
Wireless Access Point – WiFi – AP
Cisco Wireless Access PointsWith its intelligence, security, and superior performance, the new Cisco Catalyst 9100 access points are the beginning of your Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) network. The Catalyst 9130 Access Point is now shipping. Keep reading to learn about it.
Features and benefits
SecurityThe Cisco Wi-Fi 6 network is intelligent and detects encrypted threats to stop the bad guys at the gate.
Built for IoTIoT is the new mobile, and you'll need a Wi-Fi 6 network that can handle the newly connected IoT devices.
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Featured access points
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Catalyst access points
Catalyst 9130 access points (new)
Catalyst 9120 access points
Catalyst 9117 access points
Catalyst 9115 access points
802.11ac Wave 2 Aironet access points
Aironet 4800 access points Aironet 3800 Series Aironet 2800 Series Aironet 1800 access points
Outdoor and industrial access points
Aironet 1570 Series Aironet 1560 Series Aironet 1552 access points Aironet 1540 Series
Small Business access points
Small Business 500 Series Small Business 300 Series Cisco Business 200 Series Cisco Business 100 Series
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Pair your access points with a Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller
Catalyst 9800 SeriesUpgrade your network for visibility and insights pairing with the Catalyst 9800 to support Cisco DNA Assurance.
Embedded wireless controller on Catalyst 9100Easily deploy and manage the Catalyst 9800 wireless controller on Wi-Fi 6 access points with no physical appliance.
Mobility ExpressGet industry-leading, controllerless deployments for 802.11ac Wave 2 (Wi-Fi 5) networks. Explore our Mobility Express controllerless solutions.
Outdoor access points.Aruba outdoor APs provide seamless connectivity for large public venues like parks and parking lots, as well as smaller pool areas and loading docks. Point-to-point wireless options provide Wi-Fi mesh backhaul and 60GHz speed to adjacent buildings.
Engaging experiences delivered with automation and security.
Always on Wi-FiWith Aruba Wi-Fi 6 technologies APs provide true resiliency and flexibility for 24/7 network access at multi-gigabit speeds – even during maintenance windows or unplanned outages.
AI powered network operationsAdvanced RF optimization and machine learning deliver service assurance, intelligent power management savings, and ClientMatch for sticky client resolution.
Wi-Fi authentication enhancementsWPA3 and Enhanced Open improve user and guest encryption, while PEF uses role-based access control and DPI to isolate and segment traffic.
Network Operations and AssuranceManage Aruba APs, switches and SD-WAN gateways through a single pane of glass
Gateways and ControllersEnhanced WLAN performance, security, and SD-WAN connectivity for the campus and branch.
ClearPass Policy ManagerCentralized policy creation and enforcement for multi-vendor wired and wireless networks.
Alcatel Lucent WLAN Access Points
Indoor and outdoor access points including Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) technologies support versatile deployments in any size network.
Stellar 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6
Omniaccess Stellar Access Point 1320
An 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) enabled high performance indoor access point.
The Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess® Stellar Indoor AP1320 access point (AP) series with 802.11 ax technology enables faster speeds, more capacity, and efficient airtime allocation for clients on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands. The AP1320 series access points address today’s challenging mobility and IoT demands.
OmniAccess Stellar Access Point 1360
An 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) IP67 rated for harsh outdoor environments access point.
The Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess® Stellar Outdoor AP1360 access point (AP) series with 802.11 ax technology enables faster speeds, more capacity, and efficient airtime allocation for clients on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands. The AP1360 series access points address today’s challenging mobility and IoT demands and are designed for harsh outdoor environments, such as exposure to high and low temperatures, persistent moisture and precipitation, and industrial strength surge protection.
Stellar 802.11ac Wi-Fi 5
OmniAccess Stellar AP1101
A multifunctional entry-level access point for medium density and small businesses.
OmniAccess Stellar AP1101 indoor Wi-Fi access points provide high throughput wireless connectivity, seamless user experience and simplified management required by small enterprise WLAN deployment. Featuring enhanced RF Radio Dynamic Adjustment™ (RDA) technology, AP-Group architecture design and user-role based management, OmniAccess Stellar AP1101 delivers plug-and-play WLAN deployment ideal for any small and medium business. OmniAccess Stellar AP1101 is a dual-radio, 5 GHz 802.11ac and 2.4 GHz 802.11n 2x2 MIMO, indoor wireless access point. Powered by multi-core CPU processor, the OmniAccess Stellar AP1101 has fast encoding and decoding capability and provides reliable multiuser access. It supports up to 1.2Gbps wireless data rate and up to 64 simultaneous clients association.
OmniAccess Stellar AP1201
An entry-level, small, low-powered, affordable 802.11ac Wave 2 access point.
The multifunctional Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess® Stellar AP1201 access point is an entry-level 802.11ac Wave 2 AP for small and large business deployments that demand a simple, secure and scalable wireless solution.
OmniAccess Stellar AP1201H
An indoor high-performance 802.11ac Wave 2 access point for in-room deployments.
The multifunctional Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess® Stellar AP1201H access point is a highly versatile, performance-rich access point providing operational simplicity and quality user experience. As an indoor Wi-Fi access point, the OmniAccess Stellar AP1201H provides high-performance Gigabit Wi-Fi for in-room applications such as hotels, classrooms, dormitories, clinics, remote/home offices and more.
OmniAccess Stellar AP1220 Series
A mid-end 802.11ac Wave 2 AP for medium and large deployments; this indoor Wi-Fi access point provides high throughput and a seamless user experience.
The high-performance 802.11ac AP1220 series supports a maximum concurrent data rate of 2.1 Gb/s (1733 Mb/s in 5 GHz and 400 Mb/s in 2.4 GHz), 160 MHz channels (VHT160), multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) and four spatial streams (4SS). They provide simultaneous multicast data transmission to multiple devices, maximizing data throughput and improving network efficiency. Featuring enhanced WLAN technology with RF Radio Dynamic Adjustment, a distributed control Wi-Fi architecture, secure network admission control with unified access, built in application intelligence and analytics, making it ideal for enterprises of all sizes demanding a simple, secure and scalable wireless solution.
OmniAccess Stellar AP1230 Series
Indoor ultra-high performance 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access points for high density deployments.
Multifunctional Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar AP1230 series access points are high end, multi-gig Ethernet 802.11ac Wave 2 APs for high density and key IT applications in large deployments. OmniAccess Stellar AP1230 series indoor Wi-Fi access points provide high throughput and a seamless user experience. The high-performance 802.11ac AP1230 series features enhanced WLAN technology with RF Radio Dynamic Adjustment, a distributed control Wi-Fi architecture, secure network admission control with unified access, built-in application intelligence and analytics, making it ideal for enterprises of all sizes demanding a simple, secure and scalable wireless solution.
OmniAccess Stellar AP1251
Rugged performance in all conditions: here's an ultra-high performance outdoor 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless AP that's ideal for all deployments.
The multifunctional OmniAccess Stellar AP1251 is a high-performance 802.11ac Wave 2 access point used in outdoor settings for enterprise deployments of all sizes. It provides high throughput and seamless user experience. Ideal for medium-density outdoor environments, this high-performance, rugged access point supports the IP67 standard for harsh outdoor environments, such as exposure to high and low temperatures, persistent moisture and precipitation, and industrial strength surge protection.
OmniAccess WLAN Controllers
Controllers for all deployment sizes, enabling Wi-Fi connectivity via Access Points for small, mid and large enterprise, branch office and campus environments.
These next-generation network controllers are optimized for mobile application delivery to give your users the best mobility experience over Wi-Fi. With models available supporting up to 32,000 concurrent devices and up to 40Gbps throughput, these controllers can handle the most demanding traffic and performance requirements. Standard with every wireless LAN, OmniAccess base software enables advanced adaptive WLAN, identity-based security and application continuity services. The base feature set includes sophisticated authentication and encryption, seamless mobility with fast roaming, analysis tools, centralized configuration, location tracking and more, plus optional modules.
OmniAccess Wireless Access Points
Our dependent, remote and instant access points deliver a high-performance wireless mobility solution for enterprises.
Small and lightweight, Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Access Points work with OmniAccess WLAN switches/controllers to provide a high performance wireless mobility solution for enterprises. They can be securely deployed in a variety of locations such as on walls, cubicles, desktops, and in the ceiling, and the AP antenna diversity allows for the best possible signal processing using dual, omni-directional antennas. OmniAccess APs have an extended lifespan because they automatically configure themselves across any L2/L3 network using discovery, allowing easy upgrades when new features, capabilities, or standards emerge.
Allied Telesis wireless internet solutions provide security, reliability and unmatched roaming performance combined with lower running costs to meet the needs of modern digital organizations.
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Features and Benefits
Go wireless. All the time. Between the explosion of IoT and the power of mobile today, it is crucial to have a network that is secure, fast and reliable. Allied Telesis provides wireless solutions—in a scalable format that will fit to a business of any size.
Seamless RoamingSingle-channel and multi-channel wireless at the same time in the same AP for the ultimate mobile experience.
Easy ManagementAutomated radio optimization for the best coverage without costly manual intervention.
Rapid DeploymentExpand your wireless network effortlessly without the need for channel planning or additional cabling.
Autonomous Wave Control (AWC)Address the complex and rapidly-evolving environment of the IoT world, by reducing the need for costly human involvement in the deployment and tuning of a wireless network.
Autonomous Management Framework (AMF)AMF increases network intelligence and control with centralized management.
Vista Manager EXSingle pane-of-glass visibility improves network management.
Our wireless access points deliver seamless roaming and high throughput for the best Wi-Fi experience both indoors and outdoors.
Enterprise Wireless Access Points
TQ5403 HYBRID WIRELESS ACCESS POINT
The world's first hybrid WLAN network solution for optimized wireless across the Enterprise.
Small and Mid-Sized Business Access Points
3-radio 802.11ac Wave 2 Wireless Access PointThe Allied Telesis Enterprise-class TQm5403 is a three-radio wireless LAN access point that supports IEEE802.11ac Wave 2, and is ideal for small to medium enterprise networks, providing a high-value and easily deployed wireless solution. Capable of up to 2133Mbps raw wireless throughput from its single 2.4GHz radio and dual 5GHz IEEE 802.11ac radios, the TQm5403 supports Multi-User Multiple Input and Multiple Output (MU-MIMO), allowing multiple clients to send and receive data at the same time, substantially increasing throughput for a better user experience. The TQm5403 can operate in standalone mode, using its intuitive web-based user interface. For medium scale installations it can be managed by Allied Telesis Autonomous Wave Control (AWC). With AWC, the wireless network is regularly analyzed, and APs are dynamically updated to reduce interference, minimize coverage gaps, and optimize performance—all with no user intervention.
2-radio 802.11ac Wave 2 Wireless Access PointThe Allied Telesis TQm1402 is a cost-effective Wireless Access Point based on IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 technology with two spatial streams to deliver a raw capacity of 1.167 Gigabits. KEY FEATURES IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 to increase throughput Dual-radio, with Band Steering for a better user experience Virtual APs with Multiple SSIDs Captive Portal for easy user management Dynamic VLANs for automatic user assignment Web-based user interface for easy management and monitoring of a single AP Centralized management, and automated wireless network optimization, of up to 100 APs with AWC Support up to 127 clients per AP on the 5GHz band Airtime Fairness to ensure fair and predictable sharing of bandwidth. Fast Roaming enable users to seamlessly move between AP
Basic 2-radio 802.11ac Wave 2 Wireless Access PointThe MWS2533AP wireless Access Point features IEEE802.11ac wave2 dual-band radio and embedded antennas. It supports four IEEE 802.11n/ac spatial streams, with throughput of 600Mbps in the 2.4GHz band and 1.7Gbps in the 5GHz band.
Outdoor Access Points
TQ5403e Hybrid Outdoor 3-radio 802.11ac Wave 2 Wireless Access PointThe Allied Telesis Enterprise-class TQ5403e outdoor wireless Access Point (AP) features IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 technology with two spatial streams, to deliver a raw capacity of 2.133 Gigabits. KEY FEATURES Channel Blanket Hybrid Operation for simultaneous multi-channel and single-channel support IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 to increase throughput Tri-radio, with Band Steering for a better user experience Virtual APs with Multiple SSIDs Captive Portal for easy user management Web-based user interface for easy management and monitoring of a single AP AWC support for APs management and automatic wireless network optimization Weather Resistant Enclosure for outdoor installation supporting extended operating range (-40°C~65°C) Detachable external antenna for installation flexibility Fast Roaming enable users to seamlessly move between AP
TQ4400e Outdoor 2-radio 802.11ac Wireless Access PointThe Allied Telesis TQ4400e Enterprise-Class Outdoor Wireless Access Point features dual radio for concurrent 2.4/5GHz operations with a high-powered amplifier and IEEE 802.11ac 2ss technology, capable of 1175Mbps raw wireless capacity. The TQ4400e is based on IEEE 802.11ac, with two-spatial-stream Multiple Input and Multiple Output (MIMO), which can deliver more than twice the wireless capacity of 802.11n Access Points (AP)s. The TQ4400e may operate either in standalone, AP-cluster or be controlled by AWC controller, and is suitable for a wide range of deployments - from SMBs to large Enterprises.
Wireless AP Control with AWC
Enterprise Wireless ControlFor larger networks that benefit from comprehensive monitoring and management tools, Vista Manager EX is the logical solution for controlling wireless APs with AWC. Key features: Intuitive single-pane-of-glass interface Centralized management and monitoring of all APs Visualize deployment with floor maps Automatic wireless performance optimization Schedule updates across many or all APs
INTEGRATED WIRELESS CONTROLAWC Lite enables visual wireless network management from the Device GUI running on SwitchBlade x908 Gen2 and x950 Series switches, UTM firewalls, and secure VPN routers. Key features: Highly cost-effective solution to wireless AP control Visualize wired and wireless network devices Floor and heat maps show wireless deployment and coverage Up to 250 APs can be managed (depending on device) Flexible wireless network growth through tiered licenses
Juniper Mist Wireless Access Points
Mist is leading the convergence of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® LE and IoT with our enterprise-grade Access Points.
Best Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE performanceIn addition to delivering the best Wi-Fi range and performance which is automatically optimized through reinforcement learning algorithms, Mist Access Points have a dynamic vBLE 16 element antenna array for the industry’s most accurate and scalable location services.
Data collection, analysis and enforcementMist Access Points are purpose-built to collect metadata for over 150 states that allows the cloud-based AI engine to perform analytics, machine learning, location service and event correlation. APs incorporate a 3rd radio for always-on security monitoring, troubleshooting and synthetic client tests.
Converged platform for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE, and IoTAccess Points feature integrated Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and an interface port to integrate and control analog/digital devices. This enables Mist to bridge the physical, location and connectivity realms, unlocking value from your network and eliminating the need for complex and costly overlay solutions.
The Mist Cloud Services are transforming IT operations towards the intelligent self-driving network in the era of the AI-Driven Enterprise.
Mist’s machine learning, which the Wi-Fi Assurance Service is built on, replaces manual troubleshooting tasks with automated wireless operations. Minimize costs while maximizing Wi-Fi performance and reliability.
AP43: Highest performance 802.11ax Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® LE, and IoT
AP61: Outdoor Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® LE
AP41: Highest performance 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® LE, and IoT
AP21: High performance 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® LE
BT11: Enterprise-grade Bluetooth® LE
Automate wired and wireless operations and offer innovative location-based services.
- Wired and wireless assurance. Set, monitor, and enforce Service Level Expectations (SLE) for key wired and wireless performance metrics such as throughput, capacity, roaming, and uptime. Provide predictive recommendations to avoid or fix problems in a rapid manner.
- Marvis, an integrated AI engine. We built an AI engine right into the Mist platform for unique client-level insight, rapid wired and wireless troubleshooting, trending analysis, anomaly detection and proactive problem remediation. These capabilities simplify IT operations without requiring expensive overlay sensors, data collector hardware, or extra software.
- Modern microservices cloud. Mist Cloud is built on a modern microservices architecture that brings the agility of SaaS to networks. On-demand network upgrades and patches take minutes instead of months, with new features rolled out almost weekly with low risk.
- Virtual BLE for indoor location. Patented dynamic vBLE 16 antenna array and unsupervised machine learning in Mist APs eliminate the need for battery powered BLE beacons and manual calibration. This means no more headaches as you deploy and maintain high-value location services such as wayfinding, asset tracking, and proximity notifications.