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Upgrade to 802.11ac Wi-Fi Speed and Throughput – All at a Low Cost

Your WLAN keeps your business moving, empowering your workers to achieve maximum productivity and providing your customers with the high-performance wireless services they expect inside your walls. Yet your wireless LAN is constantly pressured by the steady increase in number of users — as well as the bandwidth-heavy and latency-sensitive voice and multimedia applications they use. Upgrading to 802.11ac could solve the problem, but cost has always been an issue — until now.

Introducing the ExtremeWireless WiNG AP 7522 from Extreme Networks, delivering 802.11ac speeds at half the cost of many of its competitors. Now you can support virtually any of the mobile devices on your network running today’s demanding applications, with a design that fits right into any area in your environment. The 802.11n radio ensures backward compatibility with every mobile device in use in your operation today — and 256 QAM modulation boosts the bandwidth of the 802.11n radio to 802.11ac levels. Choose internal antennas for a sleek understated look that is ideal in customer-facing or carpeted office areas, or external antennas that allow you to choose the antennas you need to achieve maximum range and performance in demanding industrial areas. If you need sensor capability, the AP 7522 gives you the flexibility to meet different business needs — you can deploy a single AP 7522 as both a sensor and an access point for maximum cost-efficiency, or as a dedicated sensor for the most robust sensing functionality. And with our high-powered radios, you’ll need fewer access points. The result? A new level of capacity and performance for your wireless LAN — at a new low cost.

Access Point Use/ ApplicationsMulti-role, high performance and cost effective 802.11ac/802.11n access point. The AP 7522 serves multiple market segments with next generation wireless LAN. Ideally suited for small retail stores, quick serve, Transportation and Logistics.
High performance enterprise class AP
802.11 Technology
802.11 a/b/c/n/ac
Number of Wi-Fi radios2
MIMO implementation for high performance 11ac & 11n throughputs2.4GHz 2x2
5.0GHz 2x2:2
Number of spatial streams2
Maximum Data Rate 2.4GHz Radio400 Mbps
Maximum Data Rate 5GHz Radio867 Mbps
Maximum Data Rate per AP1.267 Gbps
Number of SSIDs supported per radio/total16/32
Simultaneous users per radio/total256/256
Mode of operation
Standalone, Virtual Controller, controller, Azara cloud
Number of APs Supported with Virtual Controller
Integrated Features
Captive Portal, AVC, L2/L3 Stateful firewall, SmartRF, DHCP, RADIUS
MESH Connex Support

Plug and play operation/Zero touch deployment
Security and StandardsWiNG WIPs/WIDs, optional AirDefense WIDs/WIPS, Spectrum Analysis
Wi-Fi Sensor
Dedicated or RadioShare Network sensor
Power802.3af or 802.3at,
12VDC optional
Network Interfaces
1x IEEE 802.3 Gigabit
Ethernet auto-sensing
Enclosure Rating
Plenum-rated housing (UL2043)

The Bandwidth and Application Performance You Need to Support All of Your Users
802.11ac technology builds on the advances of 802.11n — the 802.11ac radio delivers more bandwidth and faster speeds through new technology enhancements such as Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO). 256 QAM modulation gives the 2X2 MIMO 802.11ac radio an additional performance boost, and increases the bandwidth of the 802.11n radio to 802.11ac speeds. In addition, interference from 2.4 GHz devices is finally eliminated. Since 802.11ac operates only in the 5 GHz band, Bluetooth® headsets, microwave ovens, and other devices will no longer impact Wi-Fi network performance. The result? Your WLAN can support an unprecedented number of users and applications—including voice and video—allowing you to confidently deploy Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives and empower new workgroups with mobility.

Easy Migration to 5th Generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi
The dual radio AP 7522 provides the simplest path to next-generation Wi-Fi. The 802.11ac radio readies you to support new 5 GHz mobile devices, while the 802.11n radio ensures support for all existing mobile devices — including 2.4 GHz clients. The radios work together to allow you to migrate to 802.11ac at your own pace — and without the high cost of “rip and replace.”

More Robust Wireless Connections
Your users will experience a wireless connection than ever before, thanks to improved beam-forming. Beam-forming creates the most efficient path for data transmission between an access point and a mobile device. Until now, the transmitting beam-former worked alone to define this path. Now, the receiver also assists, a process known as sounding. The result is a stronger connection that enables faster data transmission. Application throughput and performance is improved, along with mobile device battery power.

Gap-Free Security
The AP 7522 secures all your wireless transmissions, ensuring compliance with the government or industry regulations your business may be subject to, such as PCI in retail and HIPAA in healthcare. Your network is protected every second of every day with comprehensive integrated security features that include layer 2-7 stateful packet filtering firewall, AAA RADIUS services, a VPN gateway and location-based access control.

Flexible WIPS Sensor Support
You choose how you want to implement sensing to support AirDefense Network Assurance features. While you can always choose to deploy an AP 7522 as a dedicated sensor, Radio Share and O -Channel Scan features work hand-in-hand to allow either or both radios to carry client data and act as a sensor, providing dual-band sensing without adding cost.

Voice, Locationing, and Guest Access
Support for Voice-over-wireless LAN (VoWLAN) quality of service (QoS) ensures quality, even with many simultaneous calls on a single access point. In addition, you can leverage locationing services to locate and track people and assets, as well as control network and application access. And since you can ensure that users are only able to access authorized networks, sites, and applications, it’s easy to provide hotspot and guest access.

The Extreme Networks Advantage: A Turbo boost for Performance and Superior Scalability
Since the AP 7522 802.11ac Access Point is part of our ExtremeWireless WiNG 5 family of WLAN infrastructure, it is “network-aware,” able to work in concert with all other ExtremeWireless WiNG 5 controllers and access points to define the route that will enable the fastest and most robust path for every transmission. And since the AP 7522 can be adopted by our controllers for easy centralized management, your network is easy to scale. No matter how many access points and controllers you need, or where in the world they are located, you can deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and manage them all from a single location. No matter how many users you need to support today or tomorrow, you get the peace of mind that comes from knowing your network is always ready and waiting.

Support Services Bring Our Expertise Right to Your Door
Reduce risk, lower your capital investment, and reduce operational costs with from-the-manufacturer support services. Our family of services can help you get and keep your WLAN up and running at peak performance by providing the assistance you need at every phase of the network lifecycle — from planning and implementation to post- deployment everyday support.

The AP 7522 — The Power of 802.11ac Wireless Speed, at a New Low Cost.
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802.11AC Capabilities
Dual-band radios; supports 256-QAM
• 2X2 MIMO with 2 Spatial Streams
• 20, 40, and 80 MHz Channels
• 1.267 Gbps data rates on dual concurrent radio operations
• Packet Aggregation (AMSDU, AMPDU)
Reduced Interface Spacing
• 802.11 DFS
• MIMO Power Save (Static and Dynamic)
• Advanced forward error correction coding: STBC, LDPC
• 802.11ac transmit beamforming
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions 7.1 in. L x 6.5 in. W x 1.6 in. H, 180 mm L x 165 mm W x 41 mm H
Weight1.8 lbs/0.82 kg
HousingPlenum-rated housing (UL2043)
Available MountingNo additional hardware required to mount
ConfigurationsAbove drop ceiling, under ceiling or on wall
LEDs Activity Indication2 top-mounted LEDs; activity indication
LAN Ethernet1x IEEE 802.3 Gigabit Ethernet auto-sensing
Antenna4dBi - 2.4 GHz band; 6 dBi - 5GHz band
Antenna ConnectorsTwo RP SMAs
(External only — AP-7522-67040-xx)
Console PortRJ45
User Environment
Operating TemperatureInternal antennas: 32° F to 104° F/ 0° C to 40° C
External antennas: -4° F to 104° F/ -20° C to 40° C
Storage Temperature-40°F to 158°F/-40°C to 70°C
Operating Humidity85% RH non-condensing
Electrostatic DischargeInternal AP-7522-67030-xx: 15kV air, 8kV contact
External AP-7522-67040-xx: 12kV air, 6kV contact
Power Specifications
Operating Voltage48V
Operating Current280mA at 48V
Integrated PoE Support802.3af
Networking Specifications
Layer 2 and Layer 3Layer 3 routing, 802.1q, DynDNS, DHCP server/client, BOOTP client,
SecurityStateful Firewall, IP filtering, NAT, 802.1x, 802.11i, WPA2, WPA TripleMethodology
Rogue Detection: 24x7 dual-band WIPS sensing, on-board
IDS, and secure guest access (hotspot)
Quality of Service (QoS)WMM, WMM-UAPSD, 802.1p, Diffserv, and TOS
Radio Specifications
Wireless MediumDirect Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS), Orthogonal Frequency Division
Multiplexing (OFDM), and Spatial Multiplexing (MIMO)
Network StandardsIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 802.11d and 802.11i WPA2, WMM, and WMM-UAPSD
Data Rates Supported802.11b/g: 1, 2, 5.5, 11, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54Mbps, 802.11a: 6, 9, 12,
18, 24, 36, 48, and 54Mbps, 802.11n: MCS 0-23 up to 300Mbps; Turbo mode
(256QAM) on 2.4G band: up to 400Mbps, 802.11ac: MCS 0-9 up to 866.7Mbps
Operating Channels2.4 GHz band: channel 1 through channel 13
5.2 GHz band: channel 36 through channel 165
Channel availability depends on local regulatory restrictions
Antenna Configuration2x2 MIMO (transmit/receive on both antennas)
Transmit Power Adjustment1dB increment
Operating Frequencies2412 to 2472 MHz, 5180 to 5825 MHz
Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) certified 802.11abgnac
Product Safety CertificationsUL / cUL 60950-1, IEC / EN60950-1, UL2043, RoHS
Radio ApprovalsFCC (USA), EU, TELEC
Maximum Conducted Transmit Power – One Antenna TX Power
Internal Antennas (AP-7522-67030-xx)2.4 GHz Band : 20 dBm
5 GHz Band : 20 dBm
External Antennas (AP-7522-67040-xx)2.4 GHz Band : 19 dBm
5 GHz Band : 18 dBm
Maximum Conducted Transmit Power – Two Antennas TX Power
Internal Antennas (AP-7522-67030-xx)2.4 GHz Band : 23 dBm
5 GHz Band : 23 dBm
External Antennas (AP-7522-67040-xx)2.4 GHz Band : 22 dBm
5 GHz Band : 21 dBm
To see more about the Sensitivity of the WiNG AP 7522 please click here to download the data sheet.
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