Secure, Reliable, Dual-Radio High-Speed 11n Wireless Connectivity
Wireless LANs (WLANS) are an attractive solution for cost-effectively and securely extending mobile access so workers can collaborate, even on high-bandwidth projects involving video or large graphics. Realize the benefits of this freedom with the Wi-Fi® CERTIFIED® AirConnect® 9550 2.4+5GHz PoE Access Point.
This cost-effective IEEE 802.11n draft 2.0 PoE access point is designed to meet the needs of business of all sizes. It even supports IP telephony, ensuring high-levels of quality of service.
The 3Com AirConnect 9550 dual-radio access point has both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 11n radios allowing it to support simultaneous 2.4 GHz 11b/g/n and 5 GHz 11a/n wireless connections, a feature typically found in only the more advanced enterprise-class products.
One standard IEEE 802.3af PoE port provides flexible installation options in hard-to-wire locations by eliminating the need for an AC power plug at each AP. Any 3Com PoE Switch or other 802.3af-compliant PoE product supplies both power and data to the access points through Category 5 or 6 Ethernet cable.
3Com offers one of the most robust suites of standards-based security on the market today. The AirConnect 9550 supports the latest, most effective authentication techniques to thwart intruders and simplify network management. It delivers enterprise-class security to businesses of all sizes by protecting wireless data through the use of Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2™) with 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption (the latest, toughest standards-based security); WEP encryption is also supported for legacy clients.
To protect against unauthorized network access, the access point supports IEEE 802.1X authentication and authorization through backend RADIUS servers using EAP-TLS, PEAP and EAP-TTLS. MAC address access control and peer-to-peer client restrictions provide further security options.
Other advanced features include support for multiple SSIDs for each group of wireless users, IEEE 802.1Q VLANs, and secure Wireless Distribution System (WDS) bridging.
Multiple antennas and advanced MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) technology provide enhanced wireless range, reliability and predictability. With 2 x 3 MIMO, the access point supports 2 transmit and 3 receive chains with two spatial streams, making it an ideal configuration for typical WLAN environments.
3Com delivers superior business value by offering enterprise-class features designed with ease-of-use. Access point discovery utility and Web interface simplifies secure setup. Preset defaults make setup and operation easy.
3Com also backs each product with global sales, service and support along with technology, financial and operational strength.
Cost-effectively and securely extend access to the network to users regardless of location|
Advanced features help assure the quality of service (QoS) needed by delay-sensitive multimedia applications like video and voice
Simultaneous transmission on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 11n radios allows the best throughput for bandwidth intensive applications like voice, video and gaming
10/100/1000 port for connecting the access point at Gigabit speeds to the wired network
Innovative 2 x 3 MIMO technology takes advantage of RF multipath coverage to increase the reliability and predictability of the wireless signal, resulting in higher throughput
Designed for use in challenging RF environments such as factories, warehouses, retail and clinics
Data rates of up to 300 Mbps per radio based on the 802.11n draft 2.0 standard utilizing packet aggregation, channel bonding and spatial multiplexing
Powered using a single, standard 802.3af PoE connection, the need for proprietary PoE injectors or bulky and inefficient external power supplies is eliminated
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2) with 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption provide the latest, toughest standards-based security; WEP encryption is also supported for legacy clients
Supports IEEE 802.1X authentication and authorization through backend RADIUS servers using EAP-TLS, PEAP and EAP-TTLS protect against unauthorized network access
WDS bridging solves complex wireless connectivity problems with point-to-point and point-to-multipoint WDS links for flexible network deployment
Versatile antenna options allow you to add the right external antennas for the environment and use, such as those needed to increase range in bridging applications