EnGenius ECW230 Access Point

EnGenius is a well-known company that mainly focuses on business users with unique features and products. Today we will examine the ECW230 Wi-Fi 6 access point that promises high performance, cloud features and much more…

EnGenius Cloud Managed ECW230 is a Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) 4×4 Managed Indoor Wireless Access Point with 802.11ax technology and OFDMA, MU-MIMO, spatial reuse, to expand the capabilities of Wi-Fi. The low-profile AP offers high-density support and maximum speeds of 1,148 Mbps (2.4 GHz frequency) and 2,400 Mbps (5 GHz frequency).

  • Dual concurrent 802.11ax architecture and backwards compatible with 11ac/a/b/g/n client devices; 4×4 antenna
  • Supports up to 2,400 Mbps in the 5 GHz frequency band and 1,148 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz frequency band
  • 2.5 GbE achieves greater throughput and supports 802.3at & 48V PoE input for flexible installation over 100 meters (328 feet)
  • OFDMA uplink and downlink improves transmission to APs and client devices
  • Desired wake-up time for client and IoT device power savings

– Full specifications

  • standards
    • IEEE 802.11ax at 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.11ax at 5 GHz
    • Backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/a
  • Antenna
    • 4 x 2.4GHz: 4 dBi
    • 4 x 5 GHz: 5 dBi
    • Integrated Omnidirectional Antenna
  • Physical interface
    • 1 x 10/100/1000/2500 N-BASE-T, RJ-45 Ethernet port 1 x DC jack
    • 1 x Reset Button
  • LED indicators
    • 1 x power
    • 1 x LAN
    • 1x 2.4GHz
    • 1 x 5GHz
  • Power source
    • Power over Ethernet: 802.3at Input 12VDC/2A
  • Maximum power consumption: 19.5 W
  • Wireless and Radio Specifications Operating Frequency: Dual-Radio Simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
  • Operating modes: Managed mode: AP and Mesh
  • Frequency Radio
    • 2.4GHz: 2400MHz ~ 2482MHz
    • 5GHz: 5150MHz ~ 5250MHz, 5250MHz ~ 5350MHz, 5470MHz ~ 5725MHz,
    • 5725MHz ~ 5850MHz
  • Transmit power: up to 23 dBm at 2.4 GHz Up to 23 dBm at 5 GHz (maximum power is limited by regulatory domain)
  • Tx Beamforming (TxBF) radio chains/spatial stream: 4×4:4
  • SU-MIMO
    Four (4) spatial streams SU-MIMO for 2.4 GHz and four (4) spatial streams SU-MI-MO for 5 GHz to 3.548
    Mbps wireless data rate to a single wireless client device under the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio.
  • MU-MIMO
    Four (4) spatial streams of MU-MIMO for a wireless data rate of up to 2400 Mbps to transmit to two (2)
    simultaneously streams MU-MIMO 11ax compatible wireless client devices below 5GHz.
    Four (4) MU-MIMO for a wireless data rate of up to 1148 Mbps for transmission to two (2) streams of MUMIMO 11ax
    compatible wireless client devices under 2.4 GHz simultaneously.
  • Supported data rates (Mbps):
    802.11ax:
    2.4 GHz: 9 to 1148 (MCS0 to MCS11, NSS = 1 to 4) 5 GHz: 18 to 2400 (MCS0 to MSC11, NSS = 1 to 4)
    802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
    802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 36, 48, 54
    802.11n: 6.5 to 600 (MCS0 to MCS31)
    802.11ac: 6.5 to 1733 (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 4)
  • Supported Radio Technologies
    802.11ax: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) 802.11ac/a/g/n: Orthogonal Frequency
    Division Multiple (OFDM) 802.11b: Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
  • Channeling
    802.11ax supports very high throughput (VHT) —VHT 20/40/80 MHz 802.11ac supports very high
    throughput (VHT) —VHT 20/40/80 MHz 802.11n supports high throughput (HT) —HT 20/40 MHz
    802.11n supports very high throughput under 2.4 GHz radio – VHT40 MHz (256-QAM)
    802.11n/ac/ax packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-SPDU
  • Supported modulation
    802.11ax: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM, 1024-QAM
    802.11ac: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
    802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
    802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
  • Manage Multiple BSSID
    8 SSIDs on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands
  • VLAN tagging
    Supports 802.1q SSID-to-VLAN Tagging Cross-Band VLAN Pass-Through Management VLAN
    spanning tree
    Supports 802.1d Spanning Tree protocol
  • QoS (quality of service)
    Compliant with IEEE 802.11e standard WMM
  • SNMP
    v1, v2c, v3
  • MIB
    I/II, private MIB
  • wireless security
    WPA3
    WPA2 Enterprise (AES) WPA2 AES-PSK
    Hide SSID in Beacons
    MAC address filtering, up to 32 MACs per SSID
    Wireless STA (Client) Connected List
    SSH tunnel
    Customer isolation

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