Access point for indoor areas with many users
By Bernhard Lück
The Watchguard AP432 has a 4×4 radio module with eight internal omnidirectional antennas according to WiFi-6 standard and a PoE + port with up to 2.5 Gbit / s. This should allow it to reliably cover large indoor areas with WLAN and provide high bandwidths to every user in it.
WatchGuard has designed the AP432 especially for indoor areas with a high number of users. In conjunction with WPA3 encryption, the device also meets the requirements for dedicated security – regardless of the number of users, according to the manufacturer.
Like all other Watchguard access points, the AP432 can also be commissioned and managed via the Watchguard Cloud. Setup and administration of users, individual capture portals (captive portals) and remote VPN configurations could be made just as intuitively as information on the device status can be retrieved. The WatchGuard cloud environment allows easy scaling from single to unlimited access points at different locations. The access points could be grouped in different ways across a distributed network, for example by location, building, customer and remote user. In this way, guidelines could be consistently adhered to.
The Watchguard AP432 in detail:
- WiFi 6 4×4 wireless module with eight internal omnidirectional antennas, WiFi 6 and WPA3 encryption,
- maximum transmission power of 23 dBm and 3dBi antenna gain,
- PoE+ port to support up to 2.5Gbps,
- up to 1148 Mbit/s in the 2.4 GHz band,
- up to 2.4 Gbit/s in the 5 GHz band,
- ARM processor Qualcomm Cypress IPQ8072A quad-core A53 with 2 GHz, 2 GB RAM and 256 MB Flash.