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New year, new access points. Now get Wi-Fi 6 for any space

By SO93 posted 02-02-2024 01:05 PM


The HPE Networking Instant On Access Points—AP21 and AP32—are the latest Wi-Fi 6 access points (APs) that help small and medium businesses drive growth with next-generation networking.

The Instant On AP21 offers affordable Wi-Fi 6 connectivity for smaller spaces, and because it works great with Smart Mesh, it can be a starting point for a more advanced network. It is recommended in low-density or low bandwidth-demanding networks with up to 50 devices, like small retail shops or team meeting rooms. While considered a low-density AP, the AP21 still packs a punch with up to 1.5Gbps of wireless throughput with its dual-band radios. The 2.4GHz band ensures your legacy devices stay connected with Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), while the 5GHz band broadcasts Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax only) for newer devices brought in by employees and customers. AP21 has a small footprint, making it great for spaces where wall mounting an AP is required, such as retail stores.

The Instant On AP32 is a Wi-Fi 6E AP that offers enhancements to Wi-Fi 6, with a dedicated 6GHz band for 6E-enabled devices, more bandwidth, and lower latency. For growing businesses operating with the latest laptops, smartphones, and other wireless devices with Wi-Fi 6E capabilities, AP32 is a tri-band, dual-radio wireless AP with a 2.5 gigabit Ethernet uplink port. It has a selectable band feature, allowing you to choose which Wi-Fi bands you want to enable. For the highest wireless throughput of 3.6Gbps, activate the 6GHz and 5GHz bands or select the 6GHz and 2.4GHz broadcast options for optimal range. It can support up to 75 simultaneous devices, making it a great fit for moderate traffic and moderate-density workspaces.

Dedicated wireless for small spaces

The ever-growing need for collaboration has led to higher utilization of meeting rooms and every office corner, where Wi-Fi may be spotty. Employees now expect technology to work seamlessly; subpar Wi-Fi is not just annoying, but it directly impacts productivity. By employing Smart Mesh and the AP21, you can easily bring fast Wi-Fi 6 wireless connectivity to these areas, increasing productivity and employee satisfaction. Pair the AP21 with the Instant On 1830 or 1930 switch series for a complete solution you can manage with the Instant On cloud portal. The 1930 switches are available with PoE to power up to 48 AP21 APs.

The does-it-all wireless AP

If you’ve purchased a new set of laptops, have employees bringing their own devices, or serve customers that use your café as a shared office, providing an exceptional wireless experience can be difficult with the wide range of old and new devices. The Instant On AP32 is ideal for these situations because it provides Wi-Fi for both legacy and newer client systems. This AP offers different broadcast options for wireless bands. You can create an optimal configuration for your organization quickly and easily with the Instant On management app. With a 2.5 gigabit Ethernet port, the AP32 can be connected to the new 1960 2.5GbE switch to enable high-bandwidth cloud applications, video conference calls, and streaming at the same time.

Instant On AP21 and AP32 will be available for ordering from your preferred partner starting mid-February.