Zyxel Networks is part of Zyxel Group which was established in Taiwan back in 1989 and the Zyxel Networks brand was split off from the Zyxel Communications subsidiary in 2019. The Zyxel Communications side of things focusing on hardware for service providers and Zyxel Networks focusing on network hardware for businesses but they do also have routers, access points, and powerline products for the home as well. Today I’m going to check out the Zyxel NWA220AW-6E which is part of their business lineup, a WiFi 6E capable PoE access point that is designed for upgrading or adding in capacity in high-density WiFi situations with its bandflex radio. 

Product Name:   Zyxel NWA220AX-6E AXE5400 WiFi 6E Access Point

Review Sample Provided by: Zyxel

Written by: Wes Compton

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Specifications

Model Number

NWA220AX-6E

Description

802.11ax (WiFi 6E) Dual-Radio PoE Access Point

Wireless

Standard

IEEE 802.11 ax/ac/n/g/b/a

MIMO

MU-MIMO

Wireless speed

2.4GHz: 575 Mbps

5GHz: 4800 Mbps

6GHz: 4800 Mbps

Frequency band

2.4 GHz

USA (FCC): 2.412 to 2.462 GHz

Europe (ETSI): 2.412 to 2.472 GHz

5 GHz

USA (FCC): 5.15 to 5.35 GHz; 5.470 to 5.850 GHz

European (ETSI): 5.15 to 5.35 GHz; 5.470 to 5.725 GHz

6 GHz

USA (FCC): 5.925 to 6.425 GHz; 6.525 to 7.125 GHz

European (ETSI): 5.925 to 6.425 GHz

Bandwidth

20-, 40-,80- and 160-MHz

Conducted typical transmit output power*1

(limited by local regulatory requirements)

US (2.4GHz/5GHz) or +/6GHz): 24/25/24dBm

EU (2.4GHz/5GHz) or +/6GHz): 18/22/19dBm

RF Design

Antenna type

4x4 + 2x2 Dual-optimized Antenna

Antenna gain

2.4 GHz: Peak Gain 3dBi

5 GHz: Peak Gain 5dBi

6 GHz: Peak Gain 6dBi

Minimum Receive Sensitivity

Min. Rx sensitivity up to -101 dBm

WLAN feature

Band Steering

Yes

WDS/Mesh*2

Yes

Fast roaming

Pre-authentication, PMK caching and 802.11r/k/v

DCS

Yes

Load balancing

Yes

Advanced Cellular Coexistence

Yes

Security

Encryption

WEP

WPA

WPA2-PSK

WPA3

Authentication

WPA

WPA2

WPA3-Enterprise

EAP

IEEE 802.1X

RADIUS authentication

Access management

L2-isolation

MAC filtering

Rogue AP detection

Networking

IPv6

Yes

VLANs

Yes

WMM

Yes

U-APSD

Yes

Management

Operating mode

Nebula Cloud managed

Standalone

ZON Utility

Discovery of Zyxel switches, APs, and gateways

Centralized and batch configurations

IP configuration

IP renew

Device reboot

Device locating

Web GUI access

Firmware upgrade

Password configuration

Web UI/CLI

Yes

SNMP

Yes

Physical Specifications

Operating

Temperature

0°C to 50°C/32°F to 122°F

Humidity

10% to 95% (non-condensing)

Storage

Temperature

-40°C to 70°C/-40°F to 158°F

Humidity

10% to 95% (non-condensing)

Certifications

Radio

FCC Part 15C

FCC Part 15E

ETSI EN 300 328

EN 301 893

EN 303 687

LP0002

EMC

FCC Part 15B

EN 301 489-1

EN 301 489-17

EN55022

EN55024

EN60601-1-2

BSMI CNS13438

Safety

Safety EN 62368

BSMI CNS14336-1

 

 

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