The HP WA2110 Access Point is a single-radio wireless access point that is used indoors to provide radio coverage. It can work in both 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequency bands and supports IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, and IEEE 802.11g. It has a simple and light design (weighing 250 g) with detachable antennas. Its power consumption is about 6 W, it complies with RoHS standards, and is IEEE 802.3af PoE compatible. The HP WA2220 Access Point is a dual-radio wireless AP that is used indoors to provide radio coverage. It can work in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands and supports IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, and IEEE 802.11g. It also adopts a simple and light design with detachable antennas. Its power consumption is about 10 W, it complies with RoHS standards, and is IEEE 802.3af PoE compatible. Both access points integrate functions such as hardware encryption, zero configuration, auto channel allocation, multi-BSSID, and IPv6 to implement network operability, robustness, and security.
- Centralized access point management: if the WA2110 or WA2220 access point is used with an AC, most of management and data frames will be processed by the AC, which controls all Fit APs by using the AP-AC tunnel protocol so that the status of all devices can be clearly known; compared to a traditional Fat AP, a Fit AP and an AC greatly help system administrators manage the whole network. Automatic access point version upgrades: the WA2110 and WA2220 access points can automatically communicate with the AC in a network, as well as download the latest software versions to the AP; such operations do not require manual intervention, and therefore reduce network maintenance; this feature is especially important to large-sized networks.
- Auto Channel Select (ACS): helps reduce radio co-channel interference by automatically selecting an unoccupied radio channel.
- Dual stack: IPv4 and IPv6 support future-proofs the wireless network against obsolescence. Local forwarding: provides efficient data transmission and prevents the controller from being a performance bottleneck. Intelligent load balancing: effectively balances users between APs, increasing the capacity of the radio network. QoS and Multimedia: IEEE 802.11e Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) wireless QoS standard—when combined with wired QoS policies—provides end-to-end QoS, delivering different wireless channel competitiveness for different services. 10/100 Ethernet interface: provides a connection to the network that eliminates the network as a bottleneck.
- Secure user isolation: virtual AP services enable the network administrator to provide specific services for different user groups, improving bandwidth and system resources, and simplifying network maintenance and management. Secure access by location: location AP-based user access control helps ensure that wireless users can access and authenticate only to preselected APs, enabling system administrators to control the locations where a wireless user can access the network. Endpoint Admission Defense: integrated wired and wireless Endpoint Admission Defense (EAD) helps ensure that only wireless clients who comply with mandated enterprise security policies can access the network, reducing threat levels by infected wireless clients and improving the overall security of the wireless network. WPA2: the latest, toughest standards-based security—with Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption, Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP), and Wired Equivalency Protocol (WEP) for legacy clients—protects the network from unauthorized user access.
- Ease of deployment: management via the wireless controller eliminates the need to manage each AP individually. Power over Ethernet: power via standards-based PoE source eliminates the need to run costly power outlets at the access point.
- Radio flexibility: single and dual radio access points allow customers to deploy what fits their needs. Interoperability: Wi-Fi Alliance certification prevents multivendor interoperability problems. Virtual Access Point (VAP): VAP services enable network administrators to provide specific services for different user groups, improving bandwidth and system resources. IEEE 802.11a/b/g standards compliance: compatibility with the IEEE 802.11a/b/g standard provides interoperability.