The Zyxel NWA5120 Series 802.11n/ac Unified Access Point is a highly future-proof WLAN solution perfect for growing business, hospitality and education environments. With a 2-in-1 standalone/managed AP design, users can initially use it as a standalone AP, and convert it to a controller-managed AP when Wi-Fi demand grows.
The Series is designed with industry-leading technology to provide trouble-free wireless quality to lower IT overhead. The embedded antennas and signal output are fine-tuned to provide easy RF planning and maximum signal coverage. It also supports such features as dynamic channel selection, load balancing and pre-authentication for superb Wi-Fi experience.
Ceiling-mount design blends into environments
Different from traditional business routers, the slick “smoke detector” ceiling-mount design of Zyxel NWA5120 Series provides better coverage and performance. The NWA5120 Series is a PoE AP with a multifunction design that solves all problems by offering internal as well as external antennas to enhance wireless performance and to eliminate coverage dead spots. Moreover, the signal outputs have been fine-tuned to provide easy RF planning and excellent signal coverage especially for hospitality and education environments.
The Zyxel NWA5120 Series has been designed with plenum rating and made of non-toxic materials without hazardous emission – the safe design makes it more suitable for public indoor wireless deployments.
Effortless conversion from standalone to centrally-managed
The Zyxel NWA5120 Series Unified APs can be configured as a fully functional standalone AP and also capable to work with Wireless LAN Controller to form a robust controller-based WLAN solution with centralized management when Wi-Fi demand grows, as well as auto AP provisioning over both LAN and WAN connections. After being installed and powered on, the APs automatically look for the Wireless LAN Controller and establish connections. Utilizing the CAPWAP protocol, connections can be established between the controller and APs without needing to change the existing LAN infrastructure.
Streamlined deployments for optimized WLAN experience
The NWA5120 Series features APFlexTM to simplify managed/standalone AP mode configuration to integrate with network environments automatically and to eliminate the need for pre-install preparations. To deliver optimized wireless experience for users, the NWA5120 Series features Dynamic Channel Selection (DCS), Load Balancing and Smart Client Steering, etc.
Dynamic Channel Selection (DCS) avoids interference from co-channel and channel overlapping at initialization, while Load Balancing enables administrators to set limits on the number of clients associated with each AP. Furthermore, Smart Client steering features Band Select, Signal Threshold and Band Balancing for stable, reliable wireless connections. Band Select and Signal Threshold monitor the capabilities of each wireless client and steer them to the less-congested band and the AP with better signal. Band Balancing detects dual-radio clients and distributes clients across 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands on AP. These advanced functions ensure the NWA5120 Series to provide a smooth, consistent and uninterrupted wireless access experience.