Are you looking to extend Wi-Fi into a large backyard to deliver an ultra-fast internet connection? EnGenius has something for you. The networking vendor announced today an all-new outdoor access point (AP), the EWS850AP.
Update: The EWS850AP is now available.
Wi-Fi 6 with PoE
The new weatherproof access point uses the Qualcomm Networking Pro 400 Wi-Fi 6 platform to deliver up to 1754Mbps of Wi-Fi bandwidth on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands.
It’s a dual-stream (2×2) broadcaster supports 80MHz or narrower channels. The AP features the common attributes of Wi-Fi 6, including downlink and uplink MU-MIMO and OFDMA, as well as target wake time (TWT).
For power, the EWS850AP uses power over Ethernet (PoE) and supports 802.3at and 802.3af PoE standards.
|Roaming||802.11k & 802.11r|
|Frequency||2.4 GHz & 5 GHz|
|Max Channel Width||80MHz|
|Radio Chains/Streams||2 x 2|
|2.4 GHz Max. Data Rate||574Mbps (Wi-Fi 6), 300Mbps (Wi-Fi 4)|
|5 GHz Max. Data Rate||1201Mbps (Wi-Fi 6), 867Mbps (Wi-Fi 5)|
|RF Output Power (2.4 GHz)||23 dBm|
|RF Output Power (5 GHz)||23 dBm|
|SSIDs||8 (4 on each band)|
|Wi-Fi Security||WPA3/WPA2 Enterprise/PSK|
|Ethernet Ports||1 x 10/100/1000/2500 BASE-T, RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet Port|
|Power-over-Ethernet||IEEE 802.11af/at/11e, Passive 48V to 54V PoE adapter (included)|
|Power Consumption (Peak)||12.6W|
|External Antenna||2(x) 5 dBi @ 2.4 GHz, 2(x) 5 dBi @ 5 GHz|
|Dimensions||3.96 lbs. (1.8kg)|
|Weight||9.2 x 11.18 x 5.67 in (234 x 284 x 144 mm)|
|CPU||Qualcomm Quad-Core 1.8GHz CPU ARM Cortex A53s|
|Operation Modes||Access Point, Client Bridge, Mesh, WDSs|
|MU-MIMO / OFDMA||Yes (Uplink and Downlink)|
According to EnGenius, for the outdoor environment, the EWS850AP is IP67-rated. That means the AP can withstand harsh weather, including prolonged exposure to sunlight, extreme cold, frost, snow, rainfall, hail, and humidity.
The EWS850AP has a pole-mount design and comes with mounting accessories. It can work as a standalone access point or in a group of multiple units — up to 100 — in a mesh setup.
The EnGenius EWS850AP outdoor Wi-Fi 6 access point will ship in the first quarter of 2020, with pricing being available then.