Hybrid 3-radio 802.11ac Wave 2 Wireless Access Point
The Allied Telesis Enterprise-class TQ5403 Hybrid 3-radio Wireless Access Point features IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 technology with two spatial streams to deliver a raw capacity of 2.133 Gigabits.
Channel Blanket Hybrid Operation
- The TQ5403 supports operation in multi-channel, single-channel (Channel Blanket) and hybrid (multi-channel and Channel Blanket) modes, for the most flexible wireless solution available.
- Multi-channel operation provides maximum throughput for high-bandwidth clients, while Channel Blanket operation supports seamless roaming for dynamic environments like warehouses and hospitals, as all APs appear as a single virtual AP.
- Hybrid mode combines the best of both architectures, enabling maximum performance for a superior user experience.
AWC Smart Connect (AWC-SC)
- AWC-SC enables plug-and-play wireless network growth, as new APs only need a power connection, and will then automatically create resilient wireless uplink connections to other APs.
- AWC-SC supports dynamic environments with multi-path uplinks, and provides an ideal solution for one-time deployments like conferences.
IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2
- IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless connectivity delivers Gigabit performance and throughput. In crowded wireless environments, efficient bandwidth distribution is important. Wave 2 uses Multi-user MIMO technology to simultaneously communicates with multiple clients at once, reducing contention and improving throughput by up to three times.
- Multi-user MIMO uses beamforming, where the AP focuses wireless signal towards connected devices, rather than simply radiating the signal evenly. This improves range and speed for each user, and reduces interference.
Tri-radio, with Band Steering
- The TQ5403 contains three IEEE 802.11 2ss radios to enable concurrent Wi-Fi communications: one at 2.4GHz band, and two at 5GHz band. This alleviates network congestion and isolates any legacy client devices affecting performance.
- Band steering prompts newly connecting devices to use a band with little current congestion to distribute wireless traffic, provide maximum throughput, and the best user experience.
IEEE 802.11e Wireless Multimedia (WMM)
- Quality of Service (QoS) optimizes the performance of voice, video, and data applications, as each has different latency, bandwidth and performance requirements. QoS traffic prioritization ensues the timely delivery of these services.
IEEE 802.11i (security)
- This feature set facilitates strong encryption, authentication and key management strategies, guaranteeing data and system security. In addition to Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol (CCMP), IEEE 802.1X key distribution via RADIUS controls access to the network.
Virtual APs with Multiple SSIDs
- The TQ5403 supports Virtual AP functionality, with the assignment of different SSIDs and security policies for each VAP on the physical device.
- VAPs can be mapped to VLANs for logical network separation and improved throughput. Enable communication by application, function or users.
- The TQ5403 features two 10/100/1000T Ethernet ports. These can be combined into a single virtual connection using static link aggregation, to double the bandwidth from the AP to the wired network.
- Adding deployment flexibility, one of the Ethernet ports may be used in cascade mode to connect an additional wired network device. This may be an end device such as a PC or printer, or a networking device, such as a switch or router.
- Manage user access to the Wi-Fi network with captive portal. New users are taken to a login page to authenticate before gaining access to any online resources and applications.
- Login options include direct online access, external authentication, or redirection to third party
services—for example social media sites like Facebook or Twitter.
- Airtime Fairness equally assigns airtime to each connected client, to ensure fair and predictable sharing of bandwidth. This feature prevents any client from monopolizing the bandwidth when transferring a large amount of data, and ensures consistent performance for all users.
- Fast roaming 802.11k, 802.11v, and 802.11r optimize discovering and selecting the best available AP in a Wi-Fi network. It establishes rapid connectivity for users to seamlessly move between APs, as the APs exchange security keys, so the client device does not need to re-authenticate on the RADIUS server as they roam.
- Wi-Fi Alliance certified Passpoint enables auto-detection and connection of client devices, removing the need for users to find and authenticate on wireless networks.
- Software Defined Networking (SDN) enables programmable networks that translate user requirements into dynamic network changes. As a powerful SDN security solution, the AMF-Security controller uses OpenFlow v1.3 to communicate with Allied Telesis switches and wireless access points. This enables a seamless and automated security solution that protects the LAN from internal malware threats.
- OpenFlow is available on the TQ5403 and TQ5403e access points with a feature license, and requires firmware release 5.4.5 to operate.