Wireless ap: Wireless Access Points – NETGEAR

WAX625 | Dual-Band | PoE Multi-Gig | Cloud Managed WiFi 6 Access Point

SHIPPING

We ship to most locations within the United States (50 states as well as to Military (APO/FPO) addresses. All orders will be shipped via FedEx. PO BOX and APO/FPO can be shipped via USPS Ground only. We do not ship internationally or to US Territories (Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Canada and beyond). 

If your order contains more than one item, you may get more than one tracking number. Items may be shipped and delivered at different times. We strive to ship the complete order for your convenience, but to ensure you get your order on time, the items may be separated. 

Occasionally, during large promotional events and the holidays, more time may be required to validate and ship your order, causing a delay.

 

You will receive a tracking number after your order is processed and ready to ship. You may get more than one tracking number if your order contains more than one item. Items may be shipped and delivered at different times.

 

How much is shipping? 

NETGEAR.com has several shipping options. This includes free shipping for all items with no minimum order value required. Shipping days are Monday through Friday and include processing times. Estimated delivery dates are noted during check out. 

 

How do I track my NETGEAR Store order? 

If you do not have a NETGEAR Account

  • Click here to go to the NETGEAR Order Status page.
  • The page will ask for your Order Number, Order Email, and Billing Zip Code. Locate your Order Number from the email confirmation that was sent to the email address you used to place the order. Check your spam folder if you are unable to locate the email.
  • Click Check Status when all fields have been completed to see your order status.
  • If you did not get an order confirmation and the above information returns no order info, this means your order has not been processed correctly. Please contact customer care.

If you have a NETGEAR Account

  • Click here to go to the sign in page.
  • Enter your account information and click NETGEAR Sign In.
  • Hover over the person icon next to the shopping cart icon and select Track Order.
  • Click View next to the order number to see the detailed order status.

If your order contains more than one item, you may get more than one tracking number. Items may be shipped and delivered at different times. We strive to ship the complete order for your convenience, but to ensure you get your order on time, the items may be separated. 

NETGEAR highly recommends that you use FedEx Delivery Manager or USPS Informed Delivery to track your shipment and receive delivery notifications. Customers are responsible for tracking the package and being available to receive the shipment. The shipment is under customer ownership after it leaves the NETGEAR warehouse. Refunds or replacements will NOT be issued for lost or missing packages.

 

Gifts

Orders sent as gifts will include your gift message. No pricing will be displayed in or on the package.

Gift Returns: If your item was a gift and you’d like to return it, the return process is the same as above; please note that the refund will be issued to the original form of payment.

 

Returns

For return information or to initiate a return, please visit the Online Return Center.

 

Cloud Managed WiFi 6 PoE Wireless Access Point

SHIPPING

We ship to most locations within the United States (50 states as well as to Military (APO/FPO) addresses. All orders will be shipped via FedEx. PO BOX and APO/FPO can be shipped via USPS Ground only. We do not ship internationally or to US Territories (Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Canada and beyond). 

If your order contains more than one item, you may get more than one tracking number. Items may be shipped and delivered at different times. We strive to ship the complete order for your convenience, but to ensure you get your order on time, the items may be separated. 

Occasionally, during large promotional events and the holidays, more time may be required to validate and ship your order, causing a delay.

 

You will receive a tracking number after your order is processed and ready to ship. You may get more than one tracking number if your order contains more than one item. Items may be shipped and delivered at different times.

 

How much is shipping? 

NETGEAR.com has several shipping options. This includes free shipping for all items with no minimum order value required. Shipping days are Monday through Friday and include processing times. Estimated delivery dates are noted during check out. 

 

How do I track my NETGEAR Store order? 

If you do not have a NETGEAR Account

  • Click here to go to the NETGEAR Order Status page.
  • The page will ask for your Order Number, Order Email, and Billing Zip Code. Locate your Order Number from the email confirmation that was sent to the email address you used to place the order. Check your spam folder if you are unable to locate the email.
  • Click Check Status when all fields have been completed to see your order status.
  • If you did not get an order confirmation and the above information returns no order info, this means your order has not been processed correctly. Please contact customer care.

If you have a NETGEAR Account

  • Click here to go to the sign in page.
  • Enter your account information and click NETGEAR Sign In.
  • Hover over the person icon next to the shopping cart icon and select Track Order.
  • Click View next to the order number to see the detailed order status.

If your order contains more than one item, you may get more than one tracking number. Items may be shipped and delivered at different times. We strive to ship the complete order for your convenience, but to ensure you get your order on time, the items may be separated. 

NETGEAR highly recommends that you use FedEx Delivery Manager or USPS Informed Delivery to track your shipment and receive delivery notifications. Customers are responsible for tracking the package and being available to receive the shipment. The shipment is under customer ownership after it leaves the NETGEAR warehouse. Refunds or replacements will NOT be issued for lost or missing packages.

 

Gifts

Orders sent as gifts will include your gift message. No pricing will be displayed in or on the package.

Gift Returns: If your item was a gift and you’d like to return it, the return process is the same as above; please note that the refund will be issued to the original form of payment.

 

Returns

For return information or to initiate a return, please visit the Online Return Center.

 

what are the differences? / Habr

At 9:00 am: You are videoconferencing in the office via a laptop. 9:00 pm: You are watching a live broadcast on your mobile phone at home. Wait a minute, have you ever wondered what kind of wireless devices are running on your unhindered network? Of course, you have heard people around you talk about the router from time to time. How about wireless access points? Is it the same as a router? Absolutely not! Below we will help you to distinguish between two different wireless network devices.

What is a wireless router?

A router is a network device that can transmit data either wired or wirelessly. As an intelligent device, a router can efficiently route incoming and outgoing traffic on the network. The traditional router was connected to other local area network (LAN) devices via Ethernet cables for a wired network. Over time, wireless routers that provide a convenient, wire-free setup are slowly becoming a favorite in many homes and small offices.

Wireless router refers to a network device that performs the functions of a router by wirelessly connecting WiFi-enabled devices (such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets). For corporate routers, they support IPTV/Digital TV services and can be used for VoIP. In addition, they also have a firewall and password protection to protect against potential threats outside the local network.

Figure 1: Wireless router connection scenario

What is a wireless access point?

A wireless access point (also called a wireless AP or WAP) is a network hardware device that adds Wi-Fi capabilities to an existing wired network by connecting traffic from a wireless station to a wired LAN. A wireless access point can act as an independent device or as a component of a router.

Generally speaking, a wireless AP allows devices without built-in Wi-Fi connectivity to access a wireless network through an Ethernet cable. In other words, the signal from the router to the access point is converted from wired to wireless. In addition, if access requirements increase in the future, WAP can also be used to expand the reach of existing networks.

Figure 2: Wireless Access Point Connection Scenario

Wireless Access Point vs Router: What’s the Difference?

Both wireless access points and wireless routers support Wi-Fi network connections and play a similar role. So there was confusion. In fact, these two network devices are more like cousins ​​than twins. The differences between them will be explained below.

Figure 3: AP vs router

Function

Typically, most wireless routers combine the functions of a wireless access point, an Ethernet router, a basic firewall, and a small Ethernet switch. Wireless Access Points

are usually built-in devices such as routers or Wi-Fi extenders. In short, wireless routers can act as access points, but not all access points can act as routers.

There is no doubt that a wireless router acting as an Ethernet hub helps create a local network by linking and controlling all devices connected to it. However, the access point is an auxiliary device in the local network and provides access only to the network established by the router. Therefore, if you are a network administrator, you can use a wireless router to change network settings, but a wireless access point does not have this function.

Connection

Router mode vs AP mode, connection method is different. The wireless access point cannot connect to the modem. Typically a switch or router will be used as an intermediary. The wireless router has a broadband dial-up function and can be directly connected to a modem to access the Internet.

Coverage

Wireless routers are the most common network equipment today. But if the router cannot cover the Wi-Fi signal, it will be weak or no signal. Conversely, wireless access points can be added in places with poor network conditions, which eliminates dead zones and expands the wireless network.

Application

In general, wireless routers can serve residential, SOHO work environments, and small offices or organizations, and can easily meet the needs of fixed and medium access. Obviously, such routers cannot be scaled up to reflect the growing demand for predictable future networks. As for wireless access points, they are mainly used for large and medium-sized enterprises and organizations, including multiple wireless access points to support multiple users. Unlike the previous situation, network administrators can add other access points as demand grows to cover a wider physical area.

Experience has shown that more powerful products can meet more needs. Simply put, the end effect must be considered. If you only want to use the wireless network at home to meet the needs of family members, then a wireless router is enough. However, if you want to build a more reliable wireless network that benefits a large number of users, a wireless access point is more suitable.

Conclusion

Wireless routers and wireless access points – it all depends on your needs. For the future Wi-Fi architecture, there are some key factors to consider: the physical size of the site, network coverage, the current number of Wi-Fi users, and even expected access requirements. As the first choice for many users, wireless routers are essential for almost every home and small business. Since the advent of wireless access points, today’s large enterprises are looking to use them to cover larger areas or support more users on larger LANs.

WA2600-821-PE 802.11ax Wireless Access Point

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Key Features

New 802.11ax Support 9 0004

In the 5 GHz band, the MyPower WA2600-821-PE uses the Wi-Fi wireless communication standard. The new generation Fi is 802.11ax, and the maximum connection speed in the 5 GHz band can reach 2.4 Gbps; Compared with the traditional 802.11ac wireless mode, the throughput is greatly improved, providing a true gigabit high-speed mode.

Special Antenna Signal Optimization Algorithm Improves AP Signal Coverage Through Wall

With a special antenna signal optimization algorithm, WA2600 series AP’s signal has wide coverage and strong ability to pass through walls. In a multi-room scenario, a single AP can go through three walls and cover four rooms, and the business is still used as usual, reducing the customer’s investment in hardware.

Industrial-grade hardware supporting high-density, high-capacity terminal access

The device uses industry-grade hardware, fully increasing the number of access terminals. In high-density scenarios, one access point can support nearly 100 1M videos simultaneously, improving the overall cost-effectiveness of the WLAN system and reducing customers’ investment in access point equipment.

Easy to set up, no maintenance required, reduce maintenance workload

The access point can automatically download the configuration from the wireless controller, and automatically boot and start up, saving a lot of labor and material resources and improving the efficiency of network installation and maintenance.

Comprehensive access point functions and independent small network

WA2600-821-PE Wireless access point supports extensive access point functions such as DHCP server, NAT, PPPoE, black/white list, bandwidth control, etc. e. It can independently configure a set of small office networks with a full range of functions.

Environmental protection

Mypower WA2600 adopts environmental protection and low power consumption design. The access point has low thermal conductivity, does not require the use of fans, and supports standard PoE power mode. It can be powered by Maipu PoE switch, and the POE power supply distance can reach 100 meters. PoE power mode can effectively simplify the network environment and achieve data and power integration.

Fat/Fit mode support

The software supports Fat and Fit modes of operation. The user only needs a simple setting of the operating mode. It can switch between Fat and Fit modes of operation flexibly.
Support for centralized and local forwarding function and flexible network scheme
The access point supports centralized forwarding function. All access points can perform unified authentication and accounting through the wireless controller; The access points support the local forwarding function, the data is not sent centrally through the wireless controller, which improves the efficiency of data forwarding. The network scheme is flexible, and the ideal network structure can be built according to the user’s actual network and application environment.

Smart load balancing support

The access point supports load balancing based on the number of access users and traffic. When the wireless controller detects that the load of one wireless access device exceeds the set threshold, the controller automatically routes traffic through another access point with a small load.

Rich security protection methods

Support international standard WLAN 802.11i, support wireless intrusion detection/protection (WIDS/WIPS), support black/white list and other wireless user access control functions, support ARP, synchronization, port scanning and other network attacks .

Features

Physical ports Two Gigabit Ethernet ports, POE power support, one USB2.0
Power mode Support 802. 3at POE
Local power adapter support
Protection class IP41
Temperature Operating temperature: 0℃ – 45℃
Storage temperature: -40℃-70℃
Transmitter power <100 mW (20 dBm)
Frequency range

2.4-2.483 GHz

5.150-5.350 GHz

Wireless type Integrated 2×2 MIMO Antenna
Installation type Ceiling mount
Software functions

Maximum number

users

1024

Recommended quantity

users

100
Virtual AP Max. supports 32
Supported protocols TCP/IP, IPX, NetBEUI, IEEE802.3/u 10/100Base-Tx RJ-45, IEEE 802. 3z 1000BaseX , 802.1d, 802.1p, 802.1q, 802.1x, 802.11, 802.11b, 802.11a, 80 2.11g , 802.11h, 802.11i, 802.11e, 802.11n, 802.11ac, 802.11ax, CAPWAP, DHCP Server, DHCP Client, DHCP Relay, DNS Client, NTP (Server and Client), etc0171
Operating mode Centralized forwarding mode, local forwarding mode
Wireless functions Auto adjusting of frequency, auto power adjusting, auto adjusting of channel, Radio switch, wireless mode selection (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), auto rate selection, support WMM, support Multi BSSID
Access Point Discovery Mode Static IP discovery, DHCP discovery, DNS discovery and so on
QoS service Load balancing (traffic, number of users), bandwidth control, link detection, WMM, access quantity control
Control Features Web, SSH, CLI, SNMP, CAPWAP
Network service DHCP Server, FTP, DNS, NTP
Functions Fat-AP Support DHCP Server, NAT, PPPoE, black and white list, security policy, and so on;
Safety features 802.