Linksys today announced the availability of its Cloud Managed AX3600 Wi-Fi 6 Indoor Wireless Access Point (AP), model LAPAX3600C.
And just like the new Hydra Pro 6 it unveiled yesterday, the new access point seems a bit mundane for the timing — it’s just another PoE indoor access point, with barely enough to rival the Netgear WAX620 or EnGenius ECW230 that came out some two years ago.
As a matter of fact, the LAPAX3600C blends right in since it comes in a very similar physical design.
Linksys LAPAX3600C: A 4×4 Wi-Fi 6 Cloud Managed access point
As a Cloud Managed access point, the LAPAX3600C requires a login account with Linksys. In return, users can manage it remotely.
The AP offers many business features, including the support for a captive portal — that’s where you can configure advanced options for clients to get authorized, instead of the simple Wi-Fi password.
What’s most notable about the Linksys LAPAX3600C is that it comes with a 2.5Gbps PoE. This port itself is not new — you’ll find it in most other Wi-Fi 6 access points — but allows a strongly wired backhaul for the broadcaster to deliver its top Wi-Fi speeds.
The new AP features 4×4 Wi-Fi 6 specs but doesn’t support the 160MHz channel width. Hence, it has a top speed of 2400Mbps. But that is the case for most business broadcasters.
Linksys LAPAX3600C: Hardware specifications
|Name||Cloud Managed AX3600 Wi-Fi 6 |
Indoor Wireless Access Point
|Wi-Fi Standards||4×4 Wi-Fi 6|
|5 GHz Speeds||5.0GHz: 2400Mbps|
|2.4 GH Speeds||2.4GHz: 1148Mbps|
|Channel Width Support||20 MHz / 40 MHz / 80 MHz|
|Power over Ethernet (PoE)||802.3at PoE+|
|PoE Power Consumption||24W|
|Ports||1x 2.5Gbps PoE LAN|
1x Gigabit LAN
1x 12V/2.5A Power Port
|Wireless Security Methods||WPA3, WPA2 Enterprise (AES), WPA2, AES-PSK|
|Target Wake Time Support||Yes|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||8.07 x 8.07 x 1.34 in|
(205 x 205 x 34 mm
|Weight||1.79 lbs (812.6g)|
|LED||Power/System, LAN, Internet, Cloud|
|Processor||Qualcomm Networking Pro 1200 Platform|
|TAA compliant:||NDAA- and GSA-compliant |
for US government contracts
|Warranty||5 Year Warranty (most countries)|
2 Year Warranty (Australia and New Zealand)
The new Linksys AP has a USB port, but it’s unclear what you can do with that port. As for the second LAN port, you can use it to host a wired device. This port is not working as a PoE sender, however, so you can use another PoE device with it.
Pricing and availability
Linksys says the new Cloud Managed AX3600 Wi-Fi 6 Indoor Wireless Access Point (LAPAX3600C) is currently “available for purchase through an authorized reseller or distributor.” The company price it at $499.99.
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