Wi-Fi deployment with several distributed branch offices is common and the management over the equipments of these independent sites is also essential to the enterprises. ZyXEL Wireless LAN Access Points 3000 Series is featured with various of management solutions that can help HQ supervise its multiple sites.
ZyXEL Wireless LAN Access Points 3000 Series, including NWA-3160, NWA-3163, NWA-3166, NWA-3500 and outdoor AP NWA3550, can be configured as WLAN controller or managed AP. With this comprehensive feature, the Wi-Fi overlay networks can be monitored and managed in real-time. Also, back-up redundancy feature is considered for controller which can guarantee the users with uninterrupted service.
Pay as You Grow
When a company is small in business, it might need only 2 to 3 APs in the field, and configuration wouldn’t be a problem. But as the company grows, the number of AP may increase and become a management headache if they require individual configuration and management. As a hybrid AP solution, ZyXEL’s Wireless LAN Access Points 3000 Series has the “AP controller” mode and can be configured to manage as many as 24 APs, allowing enterprises to pay as they grow with easy, centralized configuration and management.
When an expanding business unit considers transforming into a managed WLAN structure, additional investments would be made to replace all devices in the field. However, ZyXEL users can turn the existing independent WLAN APs, including MWA-3160, NWA-3163, NWA-3166, NWA-3500 and NWA3550, into a centralized management system with easy firmware upgrades. To expanding companies, this is truly a protection to earlier investments.
ZyXEL’s Wireless LAN Access Points 3000 Series allows a secondary AP in “AP controller” mode assigned to take over management tasks if the primary AP in “AP controller” mode shuts down accidently. The information between the primary AP and the secondary AP is synchronized under two conditions:
- The connection is set up for the first time
- Whenever configurations are changed on the primary AP
When the primary AP comes back into service, all APs in “managed AP” mode will connect back to the primary one automatically.