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Dell Networking W-AP224/225 Access Points
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Dell Networking W-AP224/225 Access Points

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Overview:

Multifunctional 220 series wireless APs deliver gigabit WiFi performance to 802.11ac mobile devices. Integrated ClientMatch™ technology ensures consistently high performance across the WLAN infrastructure.

With a maximum data rate of 1.3Gbps in the 5GHz band and 600Mbps in the 2.4GHz band, 220 series APs are three times faster than 802.11n APs and provide performance similar to a wired connection.

The 220 series APs include ClientMatch technology, which eliminates sticky clients by continuously gathering session performance metrics from mobile devices. This information is then used to steer each mobile device to the best AP and radio on the WLAN.

Proactive and deterministic, ClientMatch dynamically optimizes WiFi client performance as users roam and RF conditions change. If a mobile device moves out of range of an AP or RF interference impedes performance, ClientMatch automatically steers it to a better AP.

With ClientMatch, 220 series APs load web pages faster, deliver video streams with improved quality and support high densities of mobile devices. An 802.11ac network without ClientMatch performs no different than an 802.11n WLAN.

The 220 series APs additionally support priority handling and policy enforcement for individual Microsoft Lync media on the same device, including encrypted videoconferencing, voice, chat and desktop sharing.

Unique Benefits

  • Allows phased wired infrastructure upgrades.
    • Adapts to available 802.3af power-over-Ethernet (PoE) instead of requiring customers to upgrade to 802.3at PoE+
  • Delivers 1.9Gbps aggregate throughput.
    • EtherChannel link aggregation on two Gigabit Ethernet ports provides 1.9Gbps throughput.
  • 600Mbps in the 2.4GHz band.
    • Supports up to 600Mbps for TurboQAM-enabled mobile devices operating in the 2.4GHz band – an industry first.
  • Best-in-class RF management
    • Integrated Adaptive Radio Management™ technology manages the 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio bands and ensures that APs stay clear of RF interference.
  • Spectrum analysis
    • Capable of part-time or dedicated air monitoring, the spectrum analyzer remotely scans the 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio bands to identify sources of RF interference.
  • Wireless mesh
    • Wireless mesh connections are convenient where Ethernet drops are not available.
  • Security
    • Integrated wireless intrusion protection offers threat protection and mitigation and eliminates the need for separate RF sensors and security appliances.
    • With an OpenDNS service subscription, Dell Instant APs deliver integrated web filtering, malware and botnet protection to every device connected to the WLAN.
    • Encrypted IPsec VPN tunnels securely connect remote users to corporate network resources.
    • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for secure storage of credentials and keys.
    • SecureJack-capable for secure tunneling of wired Ethernet traffic.

Choose your operating mode

  • Controller-managed AP or Remote AP (RAP) running ArubaOS™. When managed by Dell Mobility Controllers, 220 series APs offer centralized configuration, data encryption, policy enforcement and network services, as well as distributed and centralized traffic forwarding.
  • Dell Instant AP running InstantOS™. In Instant mode, a single AP automatically distributes the network configuration to other Instant APs in the WLAN. Simply power-up one Instant AP, configure it over the air, and plug in the other APs – the entire process takes about five minutes.
  • Spectrum analysis identifies sources of RF interference
  • Air monitor provides wireless intrusion protection
  • Hybrid AP serves WiFi clients and provides wireless intrusion protection and spectrum analysis
  • Secure enterprise mesh

If WLAN and network requirements change, a built-in migration path allows 220 series Instant APs to become part of a WLAN that is centrally managed by a Mobility Controller.

Networking W-Series Access Points:

Dell Networking Products
Dell W-Series Access Points
W-Series AP224/225 802.11ac Access Points  W-Series AP224/225 802.11ac Access Points
W-Series AP224 (external antenna) and W-Series AP225 (internal antenna) are 802.11ac access points, supporting the new 5GHz industry standard for gigabit wireless data rates. These purpose-built 3x3 MIMO 802.11ac access points are designed to deliver blazing fast performance that is up to three times higher than comparable 802.11n access points. Dual-radio configurations enable flexible deployments:
  • 5GHz: 3x3 MIMO for 802.11ac, delivering data rates up to 1.3Gbps 
  • 2.4GHz: 3x3 MIMO for 802.11n, delivering data rates up to 450Mbps 

The AP224 and AP225 each include dual GbE ports to access wired backbones and are powered by Power-over-Ethernet 802.3at (PoE+) or an optional adapter.

W-Series AP274/275 802.11ac Outdoor Access Points  W-Series AP274/275 802.11ac Outdoor Access Points
W-Series AP274/275 access points are innovative and aesthetic designs that deliver Gigabit WiFi performance to 802.11ac mobile devices. These purpose-built access points are designed to survive harsh outdoor environments, including extreme high and low temperatures as well as persistent moisture and precipitation, and are fully sealed to keep out airborne contaminants. With a maximum data rate of 1.3Gbps in the 5-GHz band and 600Mbps in the 2.4-GHz band, the AP274/275 outdoor APs support concurrent dual-radio operation.
W-Series AP155/155P Wired + Wireless Access Points  W-Series AP155/155P Wired + Wireless Access Points
Dual-band, dual-radio APs offering wire-like data rates of up to 450Mbps per radio. The AP155 and AP155P each have four ports available to the wired network and a USB port to connect to 3G and 4G networks. The W-Series AP155P has two Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)-capable LAN ports that can be used to power an external PoE-enabled device, such as an IP phone.
  • Dual-radio, concurrent dual-band access points
  • 2x2 MIMO with two spatial streams and up to 300Mbps wireless data rate in 2.4GHz
  • 3x3 MIMO with three spatial streams and up to 450Mbps wireless data rate in 5GHz
W-AP134/135 Access Points  W-AP134/135 Access Points
Enterprise-grade W-Series AP134 (external antenna) and AP135 (internal antenna) are the highest-performing W-Series 802.11n dual-radio indoor access points, designed to deliver data rates of up to 450Mbps per radio, up to 900Mbps total for denser environments.
W-Series AP114/115 Access Points  W-Series AP114/115 Access Points
W-Series AP114 (external antenna) and AP115 (internal antennas) are high-performance, dual-radio 802.11n access points designed to deliver data rates up to 450Mbps per radio, suited for medium density deployments.
 W-AP104/105 Access Points W-AP104/105 Access Points
W-Series AP104 (external antenna) and W-Series AP105 (internal antenna) are enterprise-grade dual-radio 802.11n indoor access points designed to deliver data rates of up to 300Mbps per radio, up to 600Mbps total for medium density deployments.
W-Series AP103 Access Points  W-Series AP103 Access Points
W-Series AP103 access points provide cost-effective dual-band coverage in medium-density enterprise WiFi environments while minimizing interference from cellular networks. These compact APs deliver wireless data rates up to 300Mbps per radio employing 802.11n technology with two spatial MIMO streams. The AP103 features a 2.4-GHz and a 5-GHz radio, each with 2x2:2 MIMO and two integrated omnidirectional down-tilt antennas per radio.
 Networking W-AP175 Outdoor Access Points W-AP175 Outdoor Access Points
Enterprise-grade family of mainstream dual-radio 802.11n outdoor access points designed to deliver data rates of up to 300Mbps per radio, up to 600Mbps total. Ideal for campuses, industrial parks and other harsh, outdoor open-air environments, W-Series AP175 access points can be powered via PoE, AC or DC power sources and include convenient wall and mast mounting options as well as a solar shield.
 W-AP92/93 Access Points W-AP92/93 Access Points
W-Series AP92 (external antenna) and W-Series AP93 (internal antenna) are entry-level, enterprise-grade, single-radio 802.11n indoor access points designed to deliver data rates of up to 300Mbps.
 W-AP93H Wired + Wireless Access Point W-AP93H Wired + Wireless Access Point
A special-purpose 802.11n indoor access point with built-in 4-port fast Ethernet switch designed to deliver wireless data rates of up to 300Mbps. W-Series AP93H is specifically designed to be mounted over a network wall socket. Mounting kits sold separately.
 W-AP68 Access Point W-AP68 Access Point
Designed to deliver data rates of up to 150Mbps for organizations that are looking for a basic enterprise-grade 802.11n access point.

Compare Entry Level:

Legend: S —Standard AO — Available Optional N — Not Available

W-Series Access Points High Performance Comparision Specs
  W-AP114 /
W-AP115
W-AP134 /
W-AP135
W-AP224 /
W-AP225

W-AP274 /
W-AP275

Data rate 450 Mbps
3x3 MIMO
900Mbps (450Mbps each radio) 1.3 Gbps
3x3 MIMO
802.11ac
1.3 Gbps
3x3 MIMO
802.11ac
Radios Dual radio, 5-GHz and 2.4-GHz 802.11n 3x3:3 Dual radios: Simultaneous operation in 2.4 and 5GHz band. (Concurrent operation of both radios in the same band is not supported.) Dual radio, 5GHz 802.11ac and 2.4GHz 802.11n indoor Dual radio, 5GHz 802.11ac and 2.4GHz 802.11n outdoor
Operating frequencies 2.4000 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
5.150 to 5.250 GHz
5.250 to 5.350 GHz
5.470 to 5.725 GHz
5.725 to 5.850 GHz
2.4 to 2.5GHz, 5.150 to 5.950GHz with DFS support 2.4000 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
5.150 to 5.250 GHz
5.250 to 5.350 GHz
5.470 to 5.725 GHz
5.725 to 5.850 GHz
2.4000 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
5.150 to 5.250 GHz
5.250 to 5.350 GHz
5.470 to 5.725 GHz
5.725 to 5.875 GHz
Antennas 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet network interface (RJ-45)
Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
PoE-PD: 48 Vdc 802.3af PoE or 802.3at PoE+
W-AP134: three RP-SMA for external
dual-band antennas
W-AP135: six internal
omni-directional, dual-band
W-AP224: Three RP-SMA connectors for external dual-band antennas
W-AP225: Six integrated down-tilt omni-directional antennas for 3x3 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 3.5 dBi in 2.4 GHz and 4.5 dBi in 5 GHz. 
Built-in antennas are optimized for horizontal ceiling mounted orientation of AP-225
AP-274: Six N-type female connectors for external antennas
AP-275: Six integrated omni-directional antennas for 3x3 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 5 dBi in 2.4 GHz and 5 dBi in 5 GHz. Built-in antennas are optimized for horizontal mounted orientation of AP-275.
Network interfaces DC power interface, accepts 1.7/4.0-mm center-positive circular plug with 9.5-mm length
USB 2.0 host interface (Type A connector)
Serial console interface (RJ-45, TTL levels)
Two 100/1000Base-T Ethernet Auto- sensing MDI/MDX. Supports MACSec Encryption, 802.3az Two 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet network interfaces (RJ-45)
Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
Load balancing statement TBD
MACSec encryption and 802.3az EEE
One PoE+ PD port 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet network interface (RJ-45)
One port 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet network interface (RJ-45)
Other interfaces Power over Ethernet (PoE): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af or 802.3at-compliant source Console interface (RJ45) DC power interface, accepts 1.7/4.0mm center-positive circular plug with 9.5mm length
USB 2.0 port (Type A connector)
Serial console interface (RJ45, TTL levels)
Serial console interface (micro USB)
Power over Ethernet (PoE) interfaces Power sources sold separately
Direct DC source: 12 Vdc nominal, +/- 5%
48V DC 802.3af or 802.3at or PoE+ interoperable with intellisource PSE sourcing intelligence (both ports) POE-PD: 48 Vdc 802.3af POE or 802.3at POE+ Power over Ethernet (PoE): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3at-compliant source
Power interfaces Maximum power consumption: 13 watts, plus up to 2.5 watts for attached USB device 12V DC, 1.25A Direct DC source: 12 Vdc nominal, +/- 5%
Power over Ethernet (POE): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af or 802.3at compliant source
AC power interface; power cords sold separately
Power consumption   15 Watts (maximum) 15W, plus up to 2.5W for attached
USB device
23 watts
Environmental Class Indoor Indoor, plenum‑rated Indoor Outdoor; Operating Altitude: 3000m; Chassis Rating: IP66 and IP67; Wind Survivability: Up to 165 mph; Shock and Vibration: ETSI 300-19-2-4 spec T41.E 4M3
Operating temperature 0° C to +50° C
(+32° F to +122° F)
0°C to 50°C
(32°F to 122°F)
0° C to +50° C
(+32° F to +122° F)
-40° C to +65° C
(-40° F to +150° F)
Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing    5% to 95% non-condensing 5% to 95% non-condensing

Specifications:

Dell Networking W-AP224 and W-AP225 Access Points

AP-220 series specifications

  • AP-225 and IAP-225
    • 2.4GHz (600Mbps max) and 5GHz (1.3Gbps max) radios, each with 3x3 MIMO and three integrated omnidirectional downtilt antennas.
  • AP-224 and IAP-224
    • 2.4GHz (600 Mbps max) and 5GHz (1.3Gbps max) radios, each with 3x3 MIMO and three combined, diplexed external antenna connectors.

Wireless radio specifications

  • AP type: Indoor, dual radio, 5GHz 802.11ac and 2.4GHz 802.11n
    • In addition to 802.11n data rates, the 2.4GHz radio supports 802.11ac data rates using 256-QAM modulation. This gives TurboQAM-enabled clients a 33% boost above the maximum supported data rate.
  • Software-configurable dual radio supports 5GHz and 2.4GHz
  • 3x3 MIMO with three spatial streams and up to 1.3Gbps wireless data rate
  • Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply):
    • 2.4000 to 2.4835GHz
    • 5.150 to 5.250GHz
    • 5.250 to 5.350GHz
    • 5.470 to 5.725GHz
    • 5.725 to 5.850GHz
  • Available channels: Dependent on configured regulatory domain
  • Dynamic frequency selection (DFS) optimizes the use of available RF spectrum
  • Supported radio technologies:
    • 802.11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)
    • 802.11a/g/n: Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)
    • 802.11n/ac: 3x3 MIMO with up to three spatial streams
  • Supported modulation types:
    • 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
    • 802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
    • 802.11ac: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
  • Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm
  • Maximum (aggregate, conducted total) transmit power (limited by local regulatory requirements):
    • 2.4GHz band: +23dBm (18 dBm per chain)
    • 5GHz bands: +23dBm (18 dBm per chain)
  • Advanced Cellular Coexistence feature to effectively deal with interference from cellular systems
  • Maximum ratio combining for improved receiver performance
  • Cyclic delay/shift diversity for improved downlink RF performance
  • Short guard interval for 20, 40 or 80MHz channels
  • Space-time block coding for increased range and improved reception
  • Low-density parity check for high-efficiency error correction and increased throughput
  • Transmit beam-forming for increased reliability in signal delivery
  • Supported data rates (Mbps):
    • 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
    • 802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
    • 802.11n: 6.5 to 450 (MCS0 to MCS15)
    • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 1,300 (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 3)
  • 802.11n high-throughput (HT) support: HT 20/40
  • 802.11ac very high throughput (VHT) support: VHT 20/40/80
  • 802.11n/ac packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU

Power

  • Maximum power consumption: 15W, plus up to 2.5W for attached USB device.
  • Power sources sold separately
  • Direct DC source: 12V DC nominal, +/- 5%
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE): 48V DC (nominal) 802.3af or 802.3at-compliant source
    • Efficient Mode PoE: Power savings with 802.3af POE and limited functionality:
      > USB port disabled
      > Second Ethernet port disabled
      > 2.4GHz 802.11n radio in 1x3:1 spatial-stream mode
      > 5GHz 802.11ac radio operates without restrictions*
    • Unrestricted functionality with 802.3at POE+

*With ArubaOS software 6.3.0, the 5GHz 802.11ac radio operates in 2x3:2 spatial stream mode when the AP is powered by 802.3af PoE. This restriction has been removed in 6.3.1.

Antennas

  • AP-224: Three RP-SMA connectors for external dual-band antennas. Internal loss between radio interface and external antenna connectors (due to diplexing circuitry): 1.5dB in 2.4GHz and 3.0dB in 5GHz.
  • AP-225: Six integrated down-tilt omni-directional antennas for 3x3 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 3.5dBi in 2.4GHz and 4.5dBi in 5GHz. Built-in antennas are optimized for horizontal ceiling mounted orientation of AP-225

Other interfaces

  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet network interface (RJ-45)
    • Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
    • Load balancing support to achieve platform throughput greater than 1Gbps
    • MACSec encryption and 802.3az EEE
    • POE-PD: 48V DC 802.3af POE or 802.3at POE+
  • DC power interface, accepts 1.7/4.0-mm centerpositive circular plug with 9.5-mm length
  • USB 2.0 port (Type A connector)
  • Serial console interface (RJ-45, TTL levels)
  • Visual indicators (LEDs):
    • Power/system status
    • Ethernet link status (2x; ENET0, ENET1)
    • Radio status (2x; RAD0, RAD1)
  • Kensington security slot
  • Reset button

Mounting

  • Included with AP:
    • Mounting brackets (2) for attaching to 9/16" or 15/16" T-bar drop-tile ceiling
  • Optional mounting kits:
    • W-AP220-MNT-C2: AP mount kit contains two ceiling-grid rail adapters for Interlude and Silhouette style rails
    • W-AP220-MNT-W1: AP mount kit contains one flat-surface wall/ceiling mount bracket
    • W-AP220-MNT-W2: AP mount kit contains one flat-surface wall/ceiling secure mount cradle

Mechanical

  • Dimensions/weight (unit, excluding mounting accessories):
    • 203 x 203 x 54 mm/8.0 x 8.0 x 2.1" (w x d x h)
    • 750g/27oz
  • Dimensions/weight (shipping):
    • 315 x 265 x 100 mm/12.4 x 10.4 x 3.9" (w x d x h)
    • 1,250g/44oz

Environmental

  • Operating:
    • Temperature: 0° C to 50° C (32° F to 122° F)
    • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Storage and transportation:
    • Temperature: -40° C to +70° C (-40° F to +158° F)

Regulatory

  • FCC/Industry of Canada
  • CE Marked
  • R&TTE Directive 1995/5/EC
  • Low Voltage Directive 72/23/EEC
  • EN 300 328
  • EN 301 489
  • EN 301 893
  • UL/IEC/EN 60950
  • EN 60601-1-1 and EN 60601-1-2

Regulatory model number

  • AP-224 and IAP-224: APIN0224
  • AP-225 and IAP-225: APIN0225

Certifications

  • CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
  • UL2043 plenum rating
  • Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) certified 802.11a/b/g/n

Warranty

  • Extended lifetime warranty

Minimum operating system software versions

  • ArubaOS 6.3.0.0
  • Aruba Instant 4.0.0.1

Performance Table:

W-AP224 and W-AP225 RF Performance Table
  Maximum transmit power (dBm)
per transmit chain
Receiver sensitivity (dBm)
per receive chain
802.11b 2.4GHz
1Mbps 18.0 -92.0
2Mbps 18.0 -92.0
5.5Mbps 18.0 -90.0
11Mbps 18.0 -88.0
802.11g 2.4GHz and 802.11a 5GHz
6Mbps 18.0 -88.0
54Mbps 16.0 -75.0
802.11n HT20 2.4 and 5GHz
MCS0/8 18.0 -88.0
MCS7/15 14.0 -71.0
802.11n HT40 2.4 and 5GHz
MCS0/8 18.0 -85.0
MCS7/15 14.0 -68.0
802.11ac VHT20 5GHz
MCS0 18.0 -88.0
MCS9 12.0 -65.0
802.11ac VHT40 5GHz
MCS0 18.0 -85.0
MCS9 12.0 -62.0
802.11ac VHT80 5GHz
MCS0 18.0 -82.0
MCS9 12.0 -59.0

W-AP225 Antenna Pattern Plots

W-AP225 Antenna Pattern Plots

Documentation:

Download the Dell Networking W-AP224/225 Access Points Data Sheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

Sorry, this unit has been discontinued. Please, contact us for a replacement product!