Keeping your network secure can be a challenge even for a full IT staff but what if you are a small business running a smaller network or maybe a prosumer running a similar network at your home. Keeping tabs on things is left to one person and often someone who isn’t necessarily an IT professional. I know I fall into this category, working from home and having far more devices on the network than the average network. Over the last few years I have been upgrading my network and slowly learning and locking things down more but EnGenius recently introduced two new access points that provide the same function as their past APs like the ECW230 that I previously took a look at. But the two new APs have added security features to help you find issues and secure your network. Today I’m going to check out the ECW220S which is similar to the ECW230 I previously reviewed only with a 2x2 antenna configuration, not a 4x4.

Product Name: EnGenius ECW220S

Review Sample Provided by: EnGenius

Written by: Wes Compton

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IEEE 802.11ax on 2.4 GHz

IEEE 802.11ax on 5 GHz

(Backward compatible with 802.11b/g/n/ac)

2.4 GHz Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Radio


Qualcomm® Quad-Core CPU ARM Cortex A53s @ 2.0GHz CPU


2 x 2.4 GHz: 4 dBi

2 x 5 GHz: 5 dBi

Scanning Radio

1 x 2.4 GHz

1 x 5 GHz

Integrated Omni-Directional Antenna

BLE: 6 dBi

Physical Interface

1 x 10/100/1000/2500 BASE-T, RJ-45 Ethernet Port
1x DC Jack
1 x Reset Button

LED Indicators

1 x Power

1 x LAN

1 x 2.4 GHz

1 x 5 GHz

1 x Scanning Radio

1 x BLE

Power Source

Power-over-Ethernet: 802.3at Input
12VDC /2A Power Adapter (Not Included)

Maximum Power Consumption


Wireless & Radio Specifications

Operating Frequency

Dual-Radio Concurrent 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz

Operation Modes

AP, Mesh

Frequency Radio

2.4 GHz: 2400 MHz ~ 2482 MHz

5 GHz: 5150 MHz ~ 5250 MHz, 5250 MHz ~ 5350 MHz, 5470 MHz ~ 5725 MHz, 5725 MHz ~ 5850 MHz

Transmit Power

Up to 22 dBm on 2.4 GHz
Up to 22 dBm on 5 GHz

(Maximum power is limited by regulatory domain)

Tx Beamforming (TxBF)


Radio Chains/Spatial Stream



Two (2) spatial streams SU-MIMO for 2.4GHz and two (2) spatial streams SU-MIMO for 5GHz up to 1,774Mbps wireless data rate to a single 11ax wireless client device under the both 2.4G Hz and 5GHz radio.


Two (2) spatial streams multiple (MU)-MIMO for up to 1,200 Mbps wireless data rate to transmit to two (2) stream MU-MIMO 11ax capable wireless client devices under 5GHz simultaneously.

Two (2) multiple (MU)-MIMO for up to 574 Mbps wireless data rate to transmit to two stream MUMIMO 11ax capable wireless client devices under 2.4GHz simultaneously.

Supported Data Rates (Mbps)


2.4 GHz: 9 to 574 (MCS0 to MCS11, NSS = 1 to 4)

5 GHz: 18 to 1200 (MCS0 to MSC11, NSS = 1 to 4)

802.11ac: 6.5 to 867 Mbps (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 4)

802.11n: 6.5 to 300 Mbps (MCS0 to MCS15)

802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 36, 48, 54

802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11

Supported Radio Technologies

802.11ax: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA)
802.11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)
802.11ac/a/g/n: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple (OFDM)


802.11ax supports high efficiency (HE) —HE 20/40/80 MHz

802.11ac supports very high throughput (VHT) —VHT 20/40/80 MHz

802.11n supports high throughput (HT) —HT 20/40 MHz

802.11n supports very high throughput under the 2.4GHz radio –VHT40 MHz (256-QAM)

802.11n/ac/ax packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-SPDU

Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) Certified

Supported Modulation

802.11ax: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM, 1024-QAM
802.11ac: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK


Multiple BSSID

8 SSIDs for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz radios.

VLAN Tagging

Supports 802.1q SSID-to-VLAN Tagging
Cross-Band VLAN Pass-Through
Management VLAN

Spanning Tree

Supports 802.1d Spanning Tree Protocol

QoS (Quality of Service)

IEEE 802.11e compliant



v1, v2c, v3


I/II, Private MIB

Wireless Security

WPA3 Enterprise



WPA2 Enterprise


Hide SSID in Beacons

MAC Address Filtering, up to 256 MACs per SSID

Wireless STA (Client) Connected List

SSH Tunnel

Client Isolation

Wireless Monitoring

WIPS/WIDS Dedicated Dual-Band Radios

Rogue AP & Device Detection

RF Spectrum Analysis

Zero-Wait DFS

Environmental & Physical

Temperature Range

Operating: 32ºF~104ºF (0 ºC~40 ºC)
Storage: -40 ºF~176 ºF (-40 ºC~80 ºC)

Humidity (non-condensing)

Operating: 90% or less
Storage: 90% or less

Device Dimensions & Weights

ECW220 Device

Weight: 0.947 lbs (0.43kg)

Length: 6.30" (160 mm)

Width: 6.30" (160 mm)

Height: 1.31" (33.2 mm)


Weight: 1.28 lbs. (580 g)
Length: 8.07" (205 mm)
Width: 8.07" (205 mm)
Height: 3.27" (83 mm)

Package Contents

1 - ECW220S Cloud Managed Indoor Access Point

1 - Ceiling Mount Base (9/16” Trail)

1 - Ceiling Mount Base (15/16” Trail)

1 - Ceiling and Wall Mount Screw Kits

1 - Quick Installation Guide


2 Year




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