NETGEAR WAX630: meet this new WiFi 6 and Mesh professional AP

WAX630 Key Features

The main features of this new NETGEAR WAX630 WiFi access point is the incorporation of simultaneous tri-band with Wi-Fi 6 and AX6000 class. In the 2.4GHz band we can achieve a speed of up to 1,201Mbps, thanks to its four internal antennas in MU-MIMO 4T4R configuration and WiFi 6. In each of the two 5GHz frequency bands we can achieve a speed of up to 2,402 Mbps, thanks to its four internal antennas in MU-MIMO 4T4R configuration for each band.

This professional access point with WiFi 6 has all the latest generation wireless technologies, such as Beamforming to focus the wireless signal, MU-MIMO to transmit to several clients simultaneously, OFDMA to subdivide the channel into several subchannels and allow one optimization of the use of the wireless network when we have dozens of wireless clients connected. Of course, it also incorporates TWT to save battery in compatible IoT devices, smartphones, tablets and laptops, BSS Coloring to mitigate WiFi interference

This model has the possibility of using WPA3-Personal with 128-bit encryption, but it also has WPA3-Enterprise to authenticate clients to a local or remote RADIUS server, in this case, the security optionally rises to 192 bits, as dictated by the standard.

This NETGEAR WAX630 has a 2.5G Multigigabit port for connection to the professional local network, with the aim of not having any type of bottleneck in the wired network, because this model could exceed the Gigabit Ethernet speed without any problem. as it is triple band AX6000. This Multigigabit port supports the PoE ++ standard so as not to have any type of problem with the power consumption of the device. Finally, it also incorporates a Gigabit Ethernet port at 1Gbps speed, however, under normal circumstances we will use the 2.5G port that will provide us with more than double the speed. This port is usually incorporated in cases where we do not have a PoE Multigigabit switch, in this way, we could pull two cables and perform a Link Aggregation with a combined speed of 2Gbps (1Gbps and 1Gbps), since the Link Aggregation standard does not allow to have links with different sync speeds.

NETGEAR Insight Cloud Management

This new professional WiFi access point is integrated into the NETGEAR Insight cloud management platform, therefore, it is perfectly compatible with all the professional WiFi access points (either WiFi 6 or WiFi 5) that we currently have in the range by Insight. In addition, it is perfectly compatible with all its switches manageable through the cloud and also with its routers that will allow us to have a total centralized management of the network, from the router to the AP through the advanced switches.

This professional AP allows us to configure Instant Mesh, a NETGEAR backhaul technology that allows access points to be interconnected via Wi-Fi, without the need to wire the access point from a PoE switch, it would only need power via PoE injector. Thanks to this, we will be able to have a dedicated frequency band specifically for the interconnection of access points, and use the other frequency bands for clients. In some scenarios this feature is really useful, such as in places where we are very far from the switch and we cannot wire the zone.

In this specific model, we can configure up to 16 SSIDs in an advanced way, configure VLANs, QoS for bandwidth control by wireless clients, client isolation and AP isolation, and many more advanced options.

We must remember that NETGEAR Insight cloud management will allow us to monitor, configure and manage the entire network remotely, it is only necessary to access the cloud platform with an Internet connection, either on a computer or on our smartphone, because we also have free applications for Android and iOS.

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