ZyXEL WAC6103D-I 802.11ac Dual Radio Dual-optimized Antenna 3x3 Access Point

ZyXEL WAC6103D-I 802.11ac Dual Radio Dual-optimized Antenna 3x3 Access Point

ZyXEL WAC6103D-I 802.11ac Dual Radio Dual-optimized Antenna 3x3 Access Point

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  • 1Description

The ZyXEL WAC6103D-I 802.11ac Dual Radio Dual-optimized Antenna 3x3 Access Point is a 3-stream 802.11ac Wi-Fi AP featuring ultra-fast speeds of up to 1.75 Gb/s with dual optimized antenna design. Via the adjustable antenna setting, it provides improved signal coverage suitable for either ceiling-mount or wall-mount deployments.

The access point features APFlex to simplify managed/standalone AP mode configuration to integrate with network environments automatically and to eliminate the need for pre-installed preparations. Also, the ZWO (ZyXEL Wireless Optimizer) Utility allows IT managers to perform AP planning, coverage detection, and wireless health management centrally.

To streamline the management process, the NWA5120-AC access point comes with the ZyXEL One Network (ZON) utility, allowing administrators to assign IP addresses to multiple APs through just one platform. Administrators can avoid the hassle logging into each AP to change the default IP addresses before physical installation.

The ZyXEL One Network is designed to simplify the configuration, management, and troubleshooting, allowing our customers to focus on the business priorities. The One Network comes with the ZyXEL One Network Utility (ZON Utility) for speedy network setup. The Smart Connect allows ZyXEL networking equipment to be aware and recognize each other and further facilitating the network maintenance via one-click remote functions such as factory reset or power cycling. The One Network redefines the network integration across multiple networking products from switch to Wi-Fi AP and to gateway.

To deliver optimized wireless experience for users, the access point features DCS (Dynamic Channel Selection), Load Balancing, and Smart Client Steering. The DCS (Dynamic Channel Selection) avoids interference from co-channel and channel overlapping at initialization, while Load Balancing enables administrators to set limits on the number of clients associated with each AP. Furthermore, Smart Client steering features Band Select, Signal Threshold, and Band Balancing for stable, reliable wireless connections. Band Select and Signal Threshold monitor the capabilities of each wireless client and steer them to the less-congested band and the AP with better signal. Band Balancing detects dual-radio clients and distributes clients across 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands on AP.

WPA2 Enterprise

The WAC6103D-I features a WPA2 enterprise protection and supports a wide range of Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) types. It can be seamlessly integrated with deployed corporate RADIUS servers.


The APFlex includes Zero-touch AP mode changing and Automatic IP configuration functions. The Zero-touch AP mode setting detects if there is an existing ZyXEL controller and to choose stand-alone or managed mode accordingly. The Automatic IP configuration removes manual configuration and allows the AP to set itself to fixed or dynamic IP address automatically. With these two features, IT administrators can skip the two critical settings that had to be handled manually on legacy products and focus to more critical configuration tasks instead.

ZyXEL Wireless Optimizer

The Wireless Optimizer (ZWO) provides a powerful tool for centralized management covering initial planning, adjustment during deployment and after-sale maintenance of an AP network. Architects can simulate AP deployment on a map displaying the number of APs needed. During deployment, ZWO will also map actual signal coverage for architects to adjust their AP locations or configurations. After-sale, network administrators can access key performance details from ZWO, including channel in use, transmit retry rate and frame error rate, as well as the devices on the environment map. ZWO's user-friendly presentation saves time and facilitates quick response to the network problems.

Wireless Layer-2 Isolation

The Layer-2 isolation protects private networks among client users, allowing users to access their shared devices without entering the rest of a private network for enhanced security. In addition, the intra-BSS blocking prevents different Wi-Fi clients associated with the same AP from seeing each other and each other's data.


The Wireless Mesh is an array of access points automatically forming dynamic wireless links. Built on this foundation of mesh networking, ZyMesh is ZyXEL's proprietary protocol for creating wireless mesh links for easy configuration, optimized management, and enhanced reliability.

ZyXEL AP Configurator

While deploying a number of APs, repetitive configuration of each unit takes time and effort. The ZyXEL AP Configurator (ZAC) builds templates that allow users to copy one profile to several APs, allowing batch firmware upgrades and profile backups in three easy steps to significantly reduce configuration time and effort.

RF Frame

The WAC6103D-I isolates RF circuits by solid shielding frames. Thus, electromagnetic interference (EMI) is mitigated, while RF performance is enhanced as well.

Solid Capacitor for Longevity

All-solid capacitor design improves the overall shelf life of the access point. No more exploding capacitors that fail the AP, so better stability and reliability can be expected.


3x3 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) with three spatial streams
Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC)
20-, 40- and 80 MHz channels
Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (Tx/Rx), A-MSDU (Tx/Rx)
CSD (Cyclic Delay diversity) support
MLD (Maximum Likehood Demodulation) support
LDPC (Low Density Parity Check) support
UPC: 760559123505
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ZyXEL WAC6103D-I 802.11ac Dual Radio Dual-optimized Antenna 3x3 Access Point
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    ZyXEL WAC6103D-I specs

    Wireless Frequency 2.4 and 5 GHz
    Radio 2
    Frequency Band 2.4 GHz (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n)
    USA (FCC): 2.412 to 2.462 GHz
    Europe (ETSI): 2.412 to 2.472 GHz
    Taiwan (TW): 2.412 to 2.462 GHz
    5 GHz (IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac)
    USA (FCC): 5.15 to 5.25 GHz; 5.725 to 5.850 GHz
    European (ETSI): 5.15 to 5.35 GHz; 5.470 to 5.725 GHz
    Taiwan (TW): 5.15 to 5.25 GHz; 5.725 to 5.850 GHz
    Transmit Output Power FCC 11b/g: 27 dBm
    FCC 11g/n: 26 dBm
    FCC 11a: 27 dBm
    FCC 11n/a (ac): 27 dBm
    EU 11b/g: 18 dBm
    EU 11g/n: 18 dBm
    EU 11a: 22 dBm
    EU 11n/a (ac): 24 dBm
    Antenna Dual-optimized internal antenna
    Antenna Gain Ceiling: 2.4 GHz 3 dBi; 5 GHz 4 dBi
    Wall: 2.4 GHz 4 dBi; 5 GHz 5 dBi
    Supported Data Rates 802.11a/g: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 Mb/s
    802.11n: up to 450 Mb/s in MCS15 (40 MHz)
    802.11ac: up to 1300 Mb/s in MCS9 (80 MHz)
    Receive Sensitivity Minimum Rx sensitivity to -102 dBm
    Interfaces Number of 10/100/1000M LAN: 2 x switch ports
    Console Port: 4-Pin serial
    PoE Power Draw: 12.48 W (802.3at PoE)
    WLAN Features WLAN Maximum Throughput: Up to 900 Mb/s
    Mesh AP (By License)
    Mesh AP for multiple SSID with VLAN (through tunnel mode)
    Wireless Security WEP
    WLAN access control list
    IEEE 802.1X
    Number of SSID: 16
    Web Authentication
    MAC filtering
    Layer-2 isolation
    RADIUS authentication
    Microsoft AD authentication
    LDAP authentication
    MAC authentication
    Rogue AP detection
    Rogue AP containment
    Network WMM
    WMM power save
    DiffServ marking
    Management ZON Utility
    Discovery of ZyXEL switches, APs and gateways
    Centralized and batch configurations
    IP configuration
    Device reboot
    Firmware upgrade
    IP renew
    Device locating
    Password configuration
    Device factory reset
    Web GUI access
    One-click quick association with ZyXEL
    AP Configurator (ZAC)
    Discover neighboring devices
    Smart Connect: One-click remote management access to the neighboring ZyXEL devices
    ZyXEL AP Configurator
    Batch AP configuration
    Batch AP firmware upgrade
    Batch AP profile backup
    ZyXEL Wireless Optimizer
    Wi-Fi AP planning
    Wi-Fi coverage detection
    Wireless health management
    Standalone AP mode
    Managed AP mode
    Web UI
    SNMP: v2c/v3
    Plenum Rated Yes
    Input Power 802.3at PoE only (No DC jack)
    MTBF 1,005,235 hours
    Standard Compliance Ethernet
    IEEE 802.3
    IEEE 802.3u
    IEEE 802.11ab
    IEEE 802.3au
    IEEE 802.3az
    IEEE 802.3at
    PoE: IEEE 802.3at
    WLAN: 802.11b: DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, 802.11g: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 802.11a: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 802.11n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 802.11ac: BPSK, QPSK, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
    Certifications Radio: FCC part 15C, FCC part 15E, ETSI EN 300 328, EN 301 893, LP0002
    EMC: FCC part 15B, EN 301 489-1, EN 301 489-17, EN55022, EN55024, EN61000-3-2/-3, EN60601-1-2, BSMI CNS13438
    Safety: EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, BSMI CNS14336-1
    Operating Temperature 32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C
    Humidity 10 to 90% (non-condensing)
    Storage Temperature -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
    Storage humidity 10 to 90% (non-condensing)
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 8.03 x 7.55 x 1.37" / 203.9 x 191.7 x 34.7 mm
    Weight 0.98 lb / 0.44 kg

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