When it comes to EnGenius’s enterprise-focused lineup, especially when it comes to access points, they have a wide variety that covers most needs. I’ve taken a look at some of their indoor and outdoor options but one area where they have been missing something on their outdoor lineup that they have had on their indoor access points is having a 4x4 Wifi 6 Access Point. I previously took a look at the ECW260 which is a 2 x 2 Wifi 6 AP. Well, they now have the ECW270 to fill in that gap. Like with the ECW260, it connects with a 2.5 Gigabit PoE connection but the ECW270 doubles up on its antennas and radios to better utilize that bandwidth. They have also given it a 1 Gig PoE capable port to make it easy to run a PoE camera nearby. We have been using the ECW260 to get better coverage outside and I’m curious how the upgrade to the ECW270 might perform. So today I’m going to take a closer look at the ECW270 and also see how it performs.

Product Name: EnGenius ECW270 WiFi 6 4x4 Outdoor Access Point

Review Sample Provided by: EnGenius

Written by: Wes Compton

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Specifications

Technical Specifications

Standards

IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ax on 2.4GHz

IEEE802.11a/n/ac/ax on 5GHz

Processor

Qualcomm® Quad-Core CPU ARM Cortex A53s @ 2.2GHz

Antenna

Four (4) External 7 dBi 5 GHz Detachable N-Type Antennas

Four (4) External 5 dBi 2.4 GHz Detachable N-Type Antennas

Physical Interface

1 x 10/100/1000/2500 BASE-T, RJ-45 Ethernet Port

1 x 10/100/1000 BASE-T, RJ-45 Ethernet Port (PoE+ PSE out)

LED Indicators

1 x Power

1 x LAN

1 x LAN 2

1 x 2.4 GHz

1 x 5 GHz

Power Source

Power-over-Ethernet: 802.3at/bt

Proprietary 48V – 54V

IEEE 802.11e Compliant Source

Active Ethernet (PoE)

Maximum Power Consumption

46W

Surge Protection

1KV

ESD Protection

Contact: 4KV

Air: 8 KV

Wireless & Radio Specifications

Operating Frequency

Dual-Radio Concurrent 2.4GHz & 5 GHz

Operation Modes

AP, Mesh, AP Mesh

Frequency Radio

2.4GHz: 2400 MHz ~ 2482 MHz

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

Transmit Power

2.4GHz: 24 dBm

5GHz: 24 dBm

Maximum power is limited by regulatory domain

Tx Beamforming (TxBF)

Increasing signal reliability and transmitting distance.

Radio Chains/Spatial Stream

4x4:4

SU-MIMO

Four (4) spatial streams SU-MIMO for 2.4GHz and four (4) spatial streams SU-MIMO for 5GHz up to 3,600 Mbps wireless data rate to a single 11ax wireless client device under both 2.4G Hz and 5GHz radio.

MU-MIMO

Four (4) spatial streams multi-user (MU)-MIMO for up to 2,400 Mbps wireless data rate to transmit to one (1) four streams MU-MIMO 11ax capable wireless client devices under 5GHz simultaneously

 

Four (4) spatial streams multi-user (MU)-MIMO for up to 1,200 Mbps wireless data rate to transmit to one (1) four streams MU-MIMO 11ax capable wireless client devices under 2.4GHz simultaneously.

Supported Data Rates (Mbps):

802.11ax:

2.4 GHz: 9 to 1148 (MCS0 to MCS11, NSS = 1 to 2)

5 GHz: 18 to 2400 (MCS0 to MSC11, NSS = 1 to 2)

802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11

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

802.11n: 6.5 to 600 Mbps (MCS0 to MCS15)

802.11ac: 6.5 to 1733 Mbps (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 2)

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)

Channelization

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

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

Management

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)

Complaint With IEEE 802.11e Standard WMM

SNMP

v1, v2c, v3

MIB

I/II, Private MIB

Wireless Security

WPA3-PSK (SAE)

WPA3 Enterprise

WPA2 Enterprise (AES)

WPA2 AES-PSK

OWE

Hide SSID in Beacons

MAC Address Filtering, up to 32 MACs per SSID

Wireless STA (Client) Connected List

SSH Tunnel

Client Isolation

Environmental & Physical

Temperature Range

Operating: -4º~149ºF/-20ºC~65ºC

Storage: -22Fº~176ºF/-30ºC~80ºC

Humidity (non-condensing)

Operating: 90% or less

Storage: 90% or less

Waterproof & Dustproof

IP68-Rated Enclosure

Device Dimensions & Weights

ECW270 Device

Weight: 4.12lbs. (1.87kg)

Width: 8.58” (218 mm)

Length: 11.22” (285 mm)

Height” 2.18” (55.5 mm)

Packaging

Weight: 3.33 lbs. (1.51kg)

Width: 9.21" (234 mm)

Length: 11.18" (284 mm)

Height: 5.67" (144 mm)

Package Contents

1 – ECW270 Cloud Managed Outdoor Access Point

1 - Pole-Mounting Brackets

1 - Wall-Mount Screw Set

4 - 2.4 GHz 5dBi N-Type Antennas

4 – 5 GHz 7dBi N-Type Antennas

1 - Quick Installation Guide

Certifications

FCC

CE

IC

Warranty

2 Year

 

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