Unboxing and first impressions of this Wi-Fi 6 AP

Main {hardware} options

Wireless options

The important wi-fi options of this out of doors entry level are its Simultaneous twin band with Wi-Fi 6 AX1800. In the 2.4GHz band is succesful of offering speeds of as much as 574Mbps, because of its two exterior omnidirectional antennas with 5dBi achieve in MU-MIMO 2T2R configuration, the 40MHz channel width it helps, and the Wi-Fi 6 customary. 5GHz band is succesful of offering speeds of as much as 1,201Mbps, because of its two exterior and omni-directional antennas with 5dBi of achieve in MU-MIMO 2T2R configuration, on the 80MHz channel width it helps, and the Wi-Fi 6 customary. One facet that we should touch upon is that this mannequin just isn’t suitable with 160MHz channel widths, if they’d included this essential function, we might be speaking about an AX3000 class AP succesful of offering as much as 2.4Gbps within the 5GHz band.

This entry level has all wi-fi applied sciences, equivalent to Beamforming To focus the wi-fi sign on purchasers, the MU-MIMO to switch knowledge to a number of purchasers concurrently, and additionally OFDMA which is the star function of Wi-Fi 6. Thanks to the incorporation of OFDMA, in very dense environments the place there are dozens of purchasers, the general efficiency of the community won’t drop radically because it occurred with Wi-Fi 5. The most transmit energy within the 2.4GHz band it’s 23dBm, within the 5GHz band it’s elevated to 25dBm. Another essential function of this out of doors AP is that it permits two modes of operation:

  • AP mode– The spine works by way of the wired community the place we join the AP.
  • Mesh mode: the AP will join by way of Wi-Fi with one other as a «repeater», however importing all of the VLAN configurations and so on. This mode is good for these eventualities the place we can not wire all the pieces as a result of size of the shows. Logically in this mode of use the precise efficiency will probably be decrease.

Wired Features

Ethernet connectivity is one thing that has pleasantly shocked us, in RedesZone we have now already commented beforehand that Wi-Fi 6 gadgets go away behind Gigabit Ethernet interfaces in phrases of velocity. This gear has one 2.5G Multigigabit portTherefore, if we use Multigigabit switches, we are able to present this swap with a 2.5Gbps trunk bandwidth, one thing utterly new in this sort of skilled gadgets. Thanks to this choice, we won’t have any sort of bottleneck and we will take advantage of of its wi-fi traits.

East 2.5G Multigigabit port is PoE +, that’s, it may be powered by way of a PoE + swap with the 802.3at customary. This EnGenius ECW260 incorporates a excessive efficiency processor Qualcomm ARM Cortex A53s which is a 1.8GHz Quad-Coresubsequently, the efficiency of this AP is assured.

EnGenius Cloud Software Key Features

EnGenius is doing a fantastic job with the cloud administration of its gear, each switches and APs may be absolutely managed from the Cloud. The first factor we should always learn about this Cloud is that it’s completely free, different producers cost for the whole subscription (with all of the functionalities), and even others cost for every AP or swap that we register for its administration, so the prices over time they multiply. EnGenius has determined that this Cloud is completely free, which is appreciated, as a result of it lacks nothing in comparison with its extra direct rivals who do cost for this.

The EnGenius Cloud will enable us to create a complete of eight SSIDs for the two.4GHz band and additionally for the 5GHz band, we are able to use VLANs with the 802.1Q customary to section the visitors accurately, we even have the chance of configuring a administration VLAN. Regarding safety, it’s one of essentially the most full that we are able to discover, as a result of it helps WPA3-Personal / Enterprise, and even helps WPA3-Enterprise with 192-bit safety, it additionally helps WPA2-Personal / Enterprise and even OWE (Opportunistic Wireless Encryption) for present end-to-end encryption with out the necessity for authentication. Other essential options are that it means that you can cover the SSID, we are able to carry out fairly superior MAC filtering, isolation of purchasers and SSIDs, and we are able to even configure the RADIUS server within the EnGenius Cloud for consumer authentication.

All APs help Spanning-Tree Protocol to keep away from loops if we use AP and Mesh modes as secondary, in this approach, we are going to keep away from loops. Other fascinating options are that it has superior QoS, a really superior monitoring system of the APs and switches that we have now within the native community, and we are able to even see every and each one of the related purchasers.

Unboxing and first impressions of this EnGenius ECW260

In RedesZone we have now had the chance to get our arms on this new EnGenius ECW260, a very fascinating mid-high vary machine as a result of it has Wi-Fi 6 and the WPA3 protocol. Below, you may see intimately what this new staff is like in our unboxing:

We are presently conducting a radical evaluation of the EnGenius ECW260, quickly in RedesZone you may see the whole evaluation with the wi-fi efficiency checks and all of the EnGenius Cloud configuration choices

We suggest go to our EnGenius part the place you’ll quickly discover all of the analyzes of this producer.