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The NWA3160N Hybrid Wireless Access Point from ZyXEL is a multipurpose access point tailor-made for growing SMB needs. It is equipped with a single radio and a single 10/100/1000 Mb/s LAN port. The access point complies with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n standards and delivers data rates up to 300 Mb/s. It features a built-in RADIUS server and has enterprise grade Wi-Fi security with WPA/WPA2 enterprise. You can set the access point to work in either the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz band for added deployment flexibility. It supports PoE, auto-discovery, and auto-provisioning to make deployment effortless.
The access point provides ultra-high versatility and investment protection. This plenum-rated access point can be conveniently installed in plenum spaces. It can function as a standalone device when the company is small, and be used as a controller access point that manages up to 24 other access points when the company grows. This access point also provides high-speed Wi-Fi for maximum wireless quality and performance. It is built with Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSOH) materials for UL 2043 compliance. The auto-provisioning function enables secure, automatic provisioning to be established between the controller and the managed access points effortlessly.
WLAN Expansion for Growing Businesses
The access point features a 3-in-1 design that allows it to function as either a standalone, managed, or controller access point. Small businesses can initially use this access point in standalone mode, and as the company grows and more access points are added to the network, it can be set as controller access point mode to offer centralized management of up to 24 other access points. This solution can be further expanded with a ZyXEL NXC5200 wireless LAN controller, which can manage up to 240 access points with granular access control.
Double the Bandwidth for Superior Performance
Designed in compliance with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n standards, this access point can provide Wi-Fi with data rates up to 300 Mb/s to solve the network overloading and signal interference problems of crowded Wi-Fi environments. You can set this access point to work in either the 2.4 or 5 GHz band for added deployment flexibility. This solution allows IT administrators to direct some of the wireless traffic to the 5 GHz band to balance network loading and provide better Wi-Fi quality for a larger amount of users.
Effortless Deployment with PoE, Auto-Discovery, and Auto-Provisioning
This access point provides a variety of features to facilitate quick and effortless configuration and installation. With Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, this device can be powered by PoE switches via an Ethernet cable, which makes installation more flexible and eliminates the need to install electrical outlets near every access point. Once installed and powered up, this access point uses the auto-discovery function to look for the controller and join the management group automatically. The auto-provisioning function enables secure, automatic provisioning to be established between the controller and the managed access point effortlessly.
Conveniently Designed for SMB Deployments
The access point provides enterprise grade security for SMBs with WPA/WPA2 enterprise authentication. It is also conveniently designed with an embedded RADIUS server that help SMBs save the expenses and maintenance effort on using standalone RADIUS servers. Additionally, the access point adopts LSOH material and complies with the UL 2043 standard. This plenum-rated access point can be conveniently installed in plenum spaces; producing the least amount of toxic or corrosive smoke should a fire occur.