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ZyXEL NWA3160-N 802.11a/b/g/n Business Access Point
The N-Generation Access Point Tailor-made for Growing SMB Needs

ZyXEL NWA3160N 802.11a/b/g/n Business Access Point

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ZyXEL NWA3160-N
ZyXEL NWA3160N
- Single Radio Dual Band 802.11b/g/n Professional Wireless AP w/PoE w/Plenum + AP Management
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List Price: $209.99
Our Price: $168.00

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Overview:

Multipurpose Access Point Tailor-made for Growing SMB Needs

Mobility and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in the workplace are trends that businesses today need to address to stay competitive. Yet with fewer resources, small- and medium-sized businesses need to plan their wireless networks carefully to get the most out of their investments. Growing SMBs need a solution that is flexible enough to satisfy the wireless needs of today, but also prepare them for future expansion.

Featuring a special 3-in-1 design (standalone, managed and controller modes), the ZyXEL NWA3000-N Series Unified Pro Access Points provide ultra-high versatility and investment protection. They can function as a standalone AP when the company is small, and become a controller AP that manages up to 24 other APs when the company grows. The complete NWA3000-N range supports PoE, auto-discovery and auto-provisioning to make deployment effortless. They also provide high-speed, dual-band Wi-Fi for maximum wireless quality and performance.

  • Multipurpose 3-in-1 design with controller AP mode, managed AP mode and standalone AP mode
  • Manages up to 24 APs in controller AP mode
  • Complies with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n standards with data rates up to 300 Mbps
  • Complies with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n standards with data rates up to 300 Mbps
  • Enterprise grade Wi-Fi security with WPA/WPA2-Enterprise
  • Features built-in RADIUS server
  • Built with Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSOH) materials for UL 2043 compliance

Benefits:


Low-cost WLAN expansion for growing businesses

The ZyXEL NWA3000-N Unified Pro Series is a highly versatile WLAN solution that offers optimal investment protection for growing businesses. NWA3000-N Series Unified Pro APs feature a 3-in-1 design that allows them to function as either a standalone AP, managed AP, or controller AP. Small businesses can initially use the NWA3000-N Series in standalone AP mode; and as the company grows and more APs are added to the network, they can be set to controller AP mode to offer centralized management of up to 24 other APs. This solution can be further expanded with a ZyXEL NXC5200 Wireless LAN Controller, which can manage up to 240 APs with granular access control.

Double the bandwidth, better performance

Mobility and the trend of BYOD have ushered in the need for more Wi-Fi bandwidth and higher Wi-Fi capacity in the workplace. Companies today need a faster, more reliable wireless network to satisfy the access needs of a growing amount of mobile Internet devices. Designed in compliance with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n standards, the ZyXEL NWA3000-N Series can provide dual-band Wi-Fi with data rates up to 300 Mbps to solve the network overloading and signal interference problems of crowded Wi-Fi environments. The NWA3160-N dual-band model allows users to set it to work in either the 2.4 or 5 GHz band for added deployment flexibility, while the NWA3560-N and NWA3550-N dual-radio models provide concurrent 2.4 and 5 GHz wireless connectivity. These solutions allow IT administrators to direct some of the wireless traffic to the 5 GHz band to balance network loading and provide better Wi-Fi quality for a larger amount of users.

Effortless deployment with PoE, auto-discovery and auto-provisioning

ZyXEL NWA3000-N Series Unified Pro APs provide a variety of features to make configuration and installation quick and effortless. With Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, all models in the NWA3000-N Series can be powered by PoE switches via Ethernet cable, which makes installation more flexible and eliminates the need to install electrical outlets near every access point. Once installed and powered up, NWA3000-N Series APs use the auto-discovery function to look for the controller and join the management group automatically. The auto-provisioning function enables secure, automatic provisioning to be established between the controller and the managed APs effortlessly.

Conveniently designed for SMB deployments

ZyXEL NWA3000-N Series Unified Pro APs provide enterprise-grade security for SMBs with WPA/WPA2-Enterprise authentication. NWA3000-N Series Unified Pro APs are also conveniently designed with embedded RADIUS servers that help SMBs save the expenses and maintenance effort on using standalone RADIUS servers. Additionally, all indoor models of the NWA3000-N Series adopt LSOH material and comply with the UL 2043 standard. These plenum-rated APs can be conveniently installed in plenum spaces, and would produce the least amount of toxic or corrosive smoke should a fire occur.

Application Diagram:

An NWA3000-N Series Unified Pro AP in controller mode managing up to 24 NWA3000-N Series APs in managed mode.

NWA3000-N Series Unified Pro AP in controller mode

NWA3000-N Series Unified Pro APs in a large campus deployment managed by the ZyXEL NXC5200 WLAN Controller.

NWA3000-N Series Unified Pro APs in a large campus deployment

Specifications:


Feature/Model: NWA3160-N NWA3560-N NWA3550-N
  NWA3160-N NWA3560-N NWA3550-N
Product Name 802.11 a/b/g/n Unified Pro Access Point 802.11 a/b/g/n Dual-Radio Unified Pro Access Point 802.11 a/b/g/n Dual-Radio Outdoor Unified Pro Access Point
Main Design
Wireless frequency 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
Radio 1 2 2
Antenna 2 external dipole 4 external dipole 4 N-type connectors*
Supported data rates 802.11 a/g: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 and 54 Mbps
802.11n: up to 300 Mbps in MCS15 (40 MHz; GI = 400 ns)
RF Specifications
Frequency band 2.4 GHz (11 g/n) USA: 2.412 to 2.462 GHz
ETSI: 2.412 to 2.472 GHz
5 GHz (11 a/n) USA: 5.150 to 5.250 GHz; 5.725 to 5.850 GHz
ETSI: 5.15 to 5.35 GHz; 5.470 to 5.725 GHz
Typical Transmit Output Power (Conducted)
FCC 11 b/g 24 dBm 24 dBm 24 dBm
11 g/n 21 dBm 21 dBm 21 dBm
11a 21 dBm 21 dBm 21 dBm
11 a/n 21 dBm 21 dBm 21 dBm
EU 11 b/g 17 dBm 17 dBm 17 dBm
11 g/n 17 dBm 17 dBm 17 dBm
11a 21 dBm 21 dBm 21 dBm
11 a/n 21 dBm 21 dBm 21 dBm
LAN
Number of 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN ports 1 1 1
PoE Yes Yes Yes
PoE power draw 11 W 14 W 28 W
WLAN Features
Maximum throughput Up to 120 Mbps Up to 140 Mbps Up to 140 Mbps
WMM (Wi-Fi certified) Yes Yes Yes
WEP Yes Yes Yes
WPA/WPA2-PSK Yes Yes Yes
WPA2 (Wi-Fi certified) Yes Yes Yes
WPA/WPA2-Enterprise Yes Yes Yes
EAP-TLS, TTLS, PEAP, SIM Yes Yes Yes
Network
VLANs Yes Yes Yes
DHCP client Yes Yes Yes
Security
IEEE 802.1X Yes Yes Yes
MAC filtering Yes Yes Yes
RADIUS authentication Yes Yes Yes
Embedded RADIUS server Yes Yes Yes
EAP-type EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, SIM, FAST, AKA
Rogue AP detection Yes Yes Yes
Rogue AP containment Yes Yes Yes
WLAN Management
Controller mode Yes Yes Yes
Standalone AP mode Yes Yes Yes
Managed AP mode Yes Yes Yes
CLI with SSH Yes Yes Yes
Web UI with SSL Yes Yes Yes
SNMP Yes Yes Yes
Others
Plenum rating Yes Yes -
Kensington lock support Yes Yes -
Standard Compliance
Ethernet IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3z, IEEE 802.3az
PoE IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.3at Propriatery
Radio modulation IEEE 802.11a: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
IEEE 802.11b: DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK
IEEE 802.11g: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
IEEE 802.11n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
Certification
Radio FCC Part 15C 15.247, FCC Part 15E, ETSI EN 300 328 V1.7.1
ETSI EN 301 893 V1.2.3: 08-2003, DGT LP0002
EMC FCC Part 15B (Class B)
EN 301 489-17 V1.2.1: 08-2002 (Class B)
EN 301 489-1 V1.5.1: 11-2004 (Class B)
Safety EN 60950-1 (Class B)
EN 60601-1-2: 2002 (Medical Electrical Equipment)(Class B)
Power Requirement
Power supply 12 V DC, 1.5 A PoE only
Physical Specifications
Item Dimensions
(WxDxH)(mm/in.)
198 x 138 x 45/7.80 x 5.43 x 1.77 198 x 138 x 45/7.80 x 5.43 x 1.77 257 x 257 x 51/10.12 x 10.12 x 2.01
Weight (g/lb.) 439/0.97 462/1.02 1,360/3.01
Packing Dimensions
(WxDxH)(mm/in.)
295 x 192 x 93/11.61 x 7.56 x 3.66 295 x 192 x 93/11.61 x 7.56 x 3.66 382 x 415 x 154/15.04 x 16.34 x 6.06
Weight (g/lb.) 1,164/2.57 1,227/2.71 3,600/7.96
Environmental Specifications
Operating environment Temperature 0°C to 40°C/32°F to 104°F -40°C to 60°C/-40°F to 140°F
Humidity 10% to 90% (non-condensing) 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
Storage environment Temperature -30°C to 70°C/-22°F to 158°F -40°C to 70°C/-40°F to 158°F
Humidity 10% to 90% (non-condensing) 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
MTBF (hr) 189,393 173,386 155,600
* Antennas separately sold

Documentation:

Download the ZyXEL NWA3160-N Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

ZyXEL Products
ZyXEL NWA3160-N
ZyXEL NWA3160N
- Single Radio Dual Band 802.11b/g/n Professional Wireless AP w/PoE w/Plenum + AP Management
#NWA3160N
List Price: $209.99
Our Price: $168.00