WAC6500 – Smart Antenna Wi-Fi Access Point

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The Perfect Choice for Easy 802.11ac Migration

Upgrading to the 802.11ac standard is the next phase in today’s wireless evolution and can support modern workers looking to work from multiple locations and devices. While this upgrade has previously been a costly and time-consuming process, ZyXEL’s groundbreaking Smart Antenna technology has the ability to adjust antenna patterns to cater for various wireless environments. Boasting a whole range of features, the WAC6500 with its tool-less design streamlines installation and offers a seamless Wi-Fi experience to its users.

WAC6500

 
Model
Standard

802.11a/b/g/n/ac

802.11a/b/g/n/ac

802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Wireless Frequency

2.4 and 5 GHz

2.4 and 5 GHz

2.4 and 5 GHz

Radio

2

2

2

Streams

2x2

2x2

3x3

Antenna

4 external

4 embedded smart antenna

6 embedded smart antenna

Max. Data Rate

1.16 Gbps

1.16 Gbps

1.75 Gbps

Max. Output Power

28 dBm

28 dBm

30 dBm

Min. Receive Sensitivity

-100 dBm

-100 dBm

-102 dBm

PoE

802.3at

802.3at

802.3at

ZyXEL One Network

Yes

Yes

Yes

10 reasons to buy

Easy installation, fast deployment and high performance


01.  

The ‘smart’ antenna

"ZyXEL’s antenna has been innovatively designed, featuring more than 700 optimised antenna patterns with the ability to ‘listen to and analyse’ Wi-Fi signals and ensure the best possible experience for each individual user’s device. The antenna’s ultra-fast performance means that it is ideal for high-density and interference-prone environments such as airports, hotels and schools.

  06.  

Highly efficient network

When ZyXEL’s smart antenna technology is used in conjunction with ZyXEL’s Wi-Fi controllers, every user on the network will have the best possible experience by utilising features such as load balancing and client steering. While load balancing enables administrators to set a limit on the number of clients associated with each AP, client steering sends people to the faster less congested Wi-Fi band.

             
02.  

High-speed performance

Based on the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, ZyxEL’s smart antenna provides combined data rates of up to 1.75Gbps for fast, reliable and extensive Wi-Fi coverage.

  07.  

Smart Tool-less installation

The tool-less bracket design of the WAC6500 allows for flexible ceiling mounting without the use of additional tools.

             
03.  

Catered to your needs

The market is filled with 802.11ac access points (APs) from a wide range of vendors. What sets ZyXEL’s smart antenna apart is its increased performance and coverage. With industry-leading output power, the antenna not only delivers clear, crisp signals across long distances but mitigates against interference with its unrivalled sensitivity.

 

  08.  

ZyXEL One Network

Deploying and maintaining a wireless network can be a tedious task. The ZON Utility, ZyXEL AP Configurator and the ZyXEL Wireless Optimiser are the tools that make up the ZyXEL One Network. These tool simplify network configuration, management and troubleshooting respectively and are just a few of the many ways that the ZyXEL One Network is streamlining and centralising network deployment.

04.  

One-to-one AP replacements for 802.11ac migration

With ZyXEL’s smart antenna, installers can skip wireless site surveys and the deployment of additional APs when migrating from traditional wireless to 802.11ac.

 

 

  09.  

Solid security

ZyXEL’s WAC6500 supports various authentication methods and includes layer-2 isolation in the AP, which protects your device and its connected resources from being seen by other users that are connected to the same AP. Enhanced security means you can rest assured that your confidential data will remain safe.

05.  

Fast deployments

ZyXEL’s APFlexTM simplifies installation of AP’s by detecting the environment of the network and providing configuration automatically. Seamlessly integrating into the network environment without the need for pre-installation preparation. The removal of time-consuming manual IP configuration means that IT installers can focus their time on more critical tasks.

 

  10.  

Robust quality

ZyXEL’s WAC6500 design and innovation has been developed to include specifications such as a shielding frame to prevent electromagnetic interference, and thermal pads to mitigate overheating. Manufactured using durable components ensures that the antenna’s quality and reliability right from the beginning of the design process, through to implementation by you.