Introduction to Extreme APs

Extreme Networks's Enterprise wireless LAN access points are engineered for security, reliability and simplicity. Extreme Networks access points support IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards using 2x2:2, 3x3:3, or 4x4:4 radios. Extreme Networks AP have 10/100/1000 Gbps Ethernet ports, some of which provide PoE (power over Ethernet) options for PSE (power sourced equipment), such as cameras, smart phones, and microphones. Extreme Networks APs can be installed in a variety of environments, from indoor offices and industrial warehouses to outdoor locations with extreme weather conditions. Many models have an optional port for USB modem functionality. Some models can also function as routers.

All Extreme Networks APs support MIMO (Multiple Input - Multiple Output) for improved data transmission and faster processing at each end of the transmission. Even legacy 802.11a/b/g devices can take advantage of the power of MIMO (see "MIMO and MU-MIMO".)

Extreme AP Models

This section provides a general overview of all Extreme Networks AP models. For more specific installation procedures, component descriptions, and hardware specifications, click the link to the topic for specific devices.

  • This section describes all Extreme Networks AP models that are currently sold and supported. Models that are no longer available for purchase are not included here.

The following AP models are currently supported by Extreme Networks :

  • Atom AP30. See "Atom AP30 Hardware User Guide". Atom AP30 is a plug-and-play wireless access point with dual radios and a 5 G Mesh point, where radio1 meshes with the AP and radio 2 talks to clients. Atom AP30 installation is plug-and-play, with the device drawing power from a standard wall socket and providing network connectivity to neighboring wired devices.
  • AP120. See "AP120 Hardware User Guide". The AP120 is a multiple-channel wireless access point with a dual-band radio that can operate at either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz (but not in both bands simultaneously). These devices support a variety of Wi-Fi security protocols, including WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and WPA2.
  • AP122: See "AP122 Hardware User Guide"The AP122 is optimally suited for coverage-oriented, low-to-medium capacity environments. The AP122 features dual 2x2, 2-stream radios, providing dual 802.11n or 11n/ac performance with data rates up to 867 Mbps using existing 802.3af PoE infrastructure.
  • AP130. See "AP130 Hardware User Guide". The AP130 wireless access point provides dual concurrent 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n and 5 GHz 802.11a/n/ac radios for 2x2:2 MIMO (multiple input multiple output) antennas. The AP130 is powered through PoE. These devices have built-in mounting hardware that allows you to install them on a dropped ceiling rail or a wall in a square position, and ship with a bracket that allows you to mount them in a diagonal position.
  • AP121 and AP141. See "AP121 and AP141 Hardware User Guide". The AP121 and AP141 wireless access points provide dual concurrent 802.11b/g/n and 802.11a/n radios for 2x2:2 MIMO antenna configurations. For more information about MIMO, see "MIMO and MU-MIMO". When you enable 802.11n high-throughput options such as wide-channel mode (40-MHz channels), A-MPDU and A-MSDU packet aggregation, short guard interval, and MCS15 data rates, they can provide a PHY data rate up to 300 Mbps per radio. The AP121 has four internal antennas, and the AP141 has four detachable external antennas (two 2.4 GHz and two 5 GHz in both cases). Both models have an RJ45 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, an RJ45 console port, and a USB modem port (reserved for future use).
  • AP150W. See "AP150W Hardware User Guide". The AP150W is a compact, lightweight AP that can be mounted directly into a wall plate, or on a stand on a desktop. The AP150W features two Wi-Fi radios; a fixed 5 GHz 802.11ac Wave 2 radio and a software-selectable 802.11n 2.4 GHz or 802.11ac 5 GHz radio. Software-selectable radio allows IT managers to enable 802.11ac performance on both radios for the best coverage and capacity, up to 2.6 Gbps. 3x3:3 SU-MIMO provides 1300 Mbps data rates and 2x2 MU-MIMO provides 867 Mbps data rates. Built-in BLE  provides proximity, indoor location tracking, and other location-based mobile engagement services.
  • AP230. See "AP230 Hardware User Guide". The AP230 has two radios that can operate in 802.11a/b/g/n/ac modes with optional Frame Burst support across all modes. The AP230 supports three 802.11n MIMO streams and three 802.11ac/n MIMO streams simultaneously. The maximum data rates are up to 450 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz 802.11n/g mode, up to 600 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz 802.11n mode with TurboQAM enabled, and 1.3 Gbps in the 5 GHz 802.11ac mode. Both radios also support legacy 802.11a/b/g wireless. The AP230 has two 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports. These devices provide multi-function capabilities including high throughput and strong security.
  • AP245X: See "AP245X Hardware User Guide". The AP245X external-antenna AP features 802,11ac Wave 2 dual radio, 3x3:3 MU-MIMO with data rates up to 1.3 Gbps per radio using existing 802.3af PoE infrastructure. Software-defined radio allows IT managers to enable 802.11ac performance on both radios for the best coverage and capacity Wi-Fi and investment protection. Built-in BLE  provides proximity, indoor location tracking, and other location-based mobile engagement services. The AP245X has the power to support enterprise-grade features, including built-in application visibility and control, RADIUS authentication, DHCP, captive web portals, location services and spectrum analysis.
  • AP250. See "AP250 Hardware User Guide". The AP250 features two Wi-Fi radios; a fixed 5 GHz 802.11ac Wave 2 radio and a software-selectable 802.11n 2.4 GHz/ 802.11ac 5 GHz radio. Software-selectable radio allows IT managers to enable 802.11ac performance on both radios for the best coverage and capacity, up to 2.6 Gbps. Built-in BLE  provides proximity, indoor location tracking, and other location-based mobile engagement services. The AP250 has the power to support enterprise-grade features, including built-in application visibility and control, RADIUS authentication, DHCP, captive web portals, location services and spectrum analysis.
  • AP305C and AP305CX: See "AP305C and AP305CX Hardware User Guide". The AP305C and AP305CX are high-performance 802.11ax dual-5G. dual band access points. Both models are designed for indoor high-density environments that require HD video streaming and large file transfers. The AP305CX has external antennas (sold separately), and an extended temperature range for industrial environments. These devices support IEEE 802.11ax Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) multi-user access.
  • AP330 and AP350. See "AP330 and AP350 Hardware User Guide". The AP330 and AP350 provide dual concurrent 802.11b/g/n and 802.11a/n radios for 3x3:3 MIMO antenna configurations. When you enable 802.11n high-throughput options such as wide-channel mode (40-MHz channels), A-MPDU and A-MSDU packet aggregation, short guard interval, and MCS23 data rates, these models can provide a PHY data rate of up to 450 Mbps per radio. The AP330 has internal antennas, and the AP350 uses detachable external antennas. Both models have dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports for link aggregation or link redundancy. They can accept power from an 802.3af or 802.3at standard PoE (power over Ethernet) power injector or from an AC/DC power adapter connected to a 100-240 VAC input power source.
  • AP410C: See "AP410C Hardware User Guide". The AP410C is a high-performance 802.11ax dual-5G. dual band access point designed for indoor high-density environments. This device supports IEEE 802.11ax Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) multi-user access.
  • TAP460C. See "AP460C, AP460S6C, and AP460S12C Hardware User Guide". The AP460C is a Tri Radio 802.11ax access point based on advanced radio technology and designed for outdoor deployment in harsh and extreme environments.
  • TAP510C and AP510CX. See "AP510 and AP510C Hardware User Guide" . The AP510C and AP510CX are high-performance dual-5G and dual band access points. Both are designed for indoor high-density environments that require HD video streaming and large file transfers. The AP510CX has external antennas (sold separately), and an extended temperature range for industrial environments. These devices support IEEE 802.11ax Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) multi-user access.
  • AP550: See "AP550 Hardware User Guide". The AP550 features 802,11ac Wave 2 dual 5 GHz radio, and 4x4:4/3 MU-MIMO . Built-in BLE  provides proximity, indoor location tracking, and other location-based mobile engagement services. The AP550 has the power to support enterprise-grade features, including built-in application visibility and control, RADIUS authentication, DHCP, captive web portals, location services and spectrum analysis. The AP550 supports standards-based TxBF (transmit beam-forming). The AP550 supports Bluetooth and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy, which is Bluetooth 4.0).
  • AP630. See "AP630 Hardware User Guide". The AP630 s a high-performance, dual-band concurrent access point with one 11ax 4x4 2.4 G and one 11ax 4x4 5 G radio. The AP630 is designed for indoor high-density environments that require HD video streaming and large file transfers. Equipped with two 10/100/100 Mb Ethernet ports, a Console port, and powered by PoE; this device supports IEEE 802.11ax OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access).
  • AP1130: See "AP1130 Hardware User Guide" . The AP1130 is a high-performance, rugged 802.11ac outdoor access point in a water-tight chassis. The AP1130 provides dual band concurrent (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) 802.11ac (2x2:2) MIMO, with a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port. The AP1130 can be deployed in virtually any outdoor environment on earth. The AP1130 supports 802.11ac and legacy 802.11a/b/g/n clients.

Connect Extreme APs to the Network

Use the following easy steps to connect an AP to ExtremeCloud IQ:

  1. Attach external antennas, if required.
  2. Connect a standard RJ45 Ethernet cable from the ETH0 port on the AP to a switch.
  3. If the switch provides PoE power, cabling the AP to the switch will cause the AP to power on in a few seconds.
  4. If the switch does not provide PoE, use the AC/DC power adapter (available as an accessory) connect the AP to a 100-240 AC power source.
  5. After you connect the AP to an Ethernet network and power it on, it automatically tries to get network settings through DHCP and contact ExtremeCloud IQ. This process takes about five minutes. When you see the AP listed in the All Devices page in the Manage section of the ExtremeCloud IQ GUI, the initial setup is complete and you can begin monitoring the AP through ExtremeCloud IQ.

If the AP does not appear in the ExtremeCloud IQ GUI after about ten minutes, see to understand how the AP tries to contact ExtremeCloud IQ and what you can do to help establish a connection.

 


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