Zyxel announces new range of WiFi 6E APs to drive better coverage and wider range for SMBs
The new WiFi 6E Boost APs will provide faster, low-latency, and interference-free WiFi with wider coverage, perfect for schools and SMBs working in crowded, high-density environments.
Zyxel Networks, the leader in delivering secure and cloud-powered networking solutions, has announced the development of a new series of WiFi 6E access points (APs), allowing businesses to take advantage of the newly opened 6GHz radio spectrum.
WiFi 6E has become the go-to solution for solving WiFi congestion, but implementing WiFi 6E across an entire network can be costly. For those working on a tight budget, such as SMBs and schools, using WiFi 6E APs in congested hotspots is a more affordable solution. However, given the high-frequency nature of 6GHz, most WiFi 6E devices typically have a shorter range, which can create an uneven user experience for those connecting at varying distances.
Due to become widely available soon and designed to solve this problem, Zyxel’s provide a powerful wireless range boost, helping SMBs and schools to reap the full benefits of WiFi 6E with minimal investment. The company’s three new indoor AP models include NWA220AX-6E and WAX620D-6E, which both sport the BandFlex antenna for those looking to off-load traffic to 6GHz from existing WiFi 5 or WiFi 6 networks. The third in the family, WAX640S-6E is a premium tri-band model with a smart antenna that provides the ultimate cure to interference woes and significantly increases the overall data throughput on the three existing frequencies.
Zyxel 6E Boost – unlocking the full potential of WiFi 6E
The three new APs will be equipped with a fine-tuned 4x4 radio in 6Ghz in combination with quality RF filters and optimized components to maximize the range each AP can cover. This makes a huge difference to the user experience and means that users or devices connecting from a greater distance will still gain equally fast connection speeds.
BandFlex – 5GHz or 6GHz, switch as you need
The WAX620D-6E and NWA220AX-6E APs feature BandFlex – an industry-leading radio design that can be configured in either 5GHz or 6GHz. This provides more flexibility for those looking to off-load WiFi traffic in congested areas to the newly opened 6GHz, or to those who would rather deploy 5GHz for now and switch to 6GHz when they have more compatible client devices working in a particular area. The WAX620D-6E and NWA220AX-6E also allow for a more budget-friendly choice than a full-fledged tri-band AP.
Smooth operation, with no interference
The greater the number of devices and applications running in the same space, the higher the chance of interference. Gone are the days when congestion was limited to the 2.4GHz band. The 5GHz band is also becoming quite busy, especially because of the higher data rate resulting from the greater width of the frequency spectrum used. With Zyxel’s WiFi 6E APs, interference is much less of a concern, as they come with an Advanced RF filter plus Advanced Cellular Coexistence, which minimizes interference from nearby 5GHz channels and 4G/5G mobile networks. The premium model, WAX640S-6E, also includes a smart antenna, which continuously monitors the connection and adaptively adjusts its antenna patterns to mitigate co-channel interferences and boost WiFi performance.
“There’s an increased reliance on devices and applications in our workplaces, schools, and campuses – making us ever more dependent on the capabilities of WiFi. Small businesses and public sector organizations need a high-quality, high-speed service, regardless of proximity or the number of people connected, which is why we’re introducing our new WiFi 6E APs to alleviate the strain on WiFi networks,” comments Mr. Crowley Wu, Senior Vice President of Zyxel Networking SBU.
The three new APs will support standalone, controller, and Nebula cloud-based management*, allowing for full flexibility when operating their chosen solution. The WAX640S-6E and WAX620D-6E will come with a one-year Nebula Pro Pack license, while the NWA220AX-6E will include a free Base Pack license. For more information, please visit https://www.zyxel.com/WiFi6E .
*The NWA220AX-6E is a dual-mode model that only supports standalone and Nebula cloud-based management.