Flexible, Cloud-Managed, Premium-Tier Wi-Fi 7 Access Point
2x2 Tri-Frequency Sensor
Cellular Coexistence Filter (CCF)
Fully Functional with 802.3bt
Built-in PoE Failover or PSE Out
The AP5020 Wi-Fi 7 AP, with three 4x4:4 radios, provides high-efficiency, high-performance 802.11be aggregate data rates of up to 20 Gbps in the 6 GHz, 5 GHz, and 2.4 GHz bands. Designed for high density environments, such as schools, warehouses, healthcare facilities, and stadiums, the AP5020 is powerful and intelligent enough to provide the highest level of client services without compromising security. Despite advanced capabilities, the AP5020 can operate with fully featured performance capabilities using 802.3bt PoE, simplifying power capacity planning.
With more users, more devices, more applications, and more threats straining the infrastructure, the AP5020 was engineered to meet those challenges. The AP5020 combines powerful 802.11be Wi-Fi 7 technology, advanced security, and AIOps management capabilities together as an enterprise-class solution that allows you to deploy high speed, highly secure Wi-Fi into high-density environments.
Unlike other APs that scan only part time, the AP5020 features a dedicated 2x2 tri-frequency sensor that monitors for rogue devices full time, eliminating the risk of vulnerability and attacks. This tri-radio AP is capable of multiple operational modes, optimizing for maximum performance and security, and features additional dual IoT radios, removing complexity by supporting multiple simultaneous IoT use cases.
Previous generations of Wi-Fi introduced the 6GHz band for unlicensed operation, increasing the available spectrum by up to 1,200 MHz*, which is three times that of the existing usable spectrum. The 6 GHz band enables improved quality of service (QoS) in dense environments, new applications and use cases, and an improved user experience. Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) introduces additional benefits across the 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz bands with reduced latency and jitter for time-sensitive networking applications. Wi-Fi 7 capabilities such as 320 MHz channels, 4K-QAM, and Multi-Link Operation (MLO) help enable superior speeds and high-density performance.
* Country dependent
In conjunction with Extreme centralized management software, cloud or on-premises, the AP5020 provides a rich set of data displayed through widgets, representing enhanced historical data or a combination of historical and current data. This provides context-specific granularity with perspective views for locations, network, APs, individual client devices, and policy roles. In each context, administrators can make a widget library. ExtremeCloud IQ CoPilot leverages Explainable Machine Learning (ML) insights and recommendations to help improve user experiences.
The AP5020 features the industry’s first software-defined Wi-Fi 7 AP that supports not only dual 5 GHz and dual 6 GHz capabilities, but also multiple additional software programmable modes to optimally manage radios to provide the highest level of client performance. The AP5020 is a tri-radio AP that can transmit with multiple combinations of three data radios across the 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz bands in addition to a dedicated tri-frequency sensor. The AP5020 intelligently monitors the software-configurable radios, enabling network managers to configure network RF technology based on the user environment and to configure the APs in different modes as required. The AP5020 features superior tri-frequency radio performance with a multiband filter that reduces interference and enables 5 GHz and 6 GHz operation across all available channels without restrictions.
The AP5020 delivers
the highest level of security services, beginning with support for the latest Wi-Fi
Alliance WPA3 security certifications. The AP5020 can act as an enforcement point for
ExtremeCloud Universal ZTNA to provide seamless policy enforcement. Leveraging
The AP5020 is a Universal hardware platform that allows the user to choose the Wi-Fi operating system (OS). Either the ExtremeCloud IQ Engine OS or the ExtremeCloud IQ Controller Engine OS persona can be enabled as required. The desired persona can be selected at startup or changed later.
After the OS persona is selected, the AP5020 assumes the features or capabilities of the selected OS. When first booted, the AP5020 automatically connects to ExtremeCloud IQ to find its persona. The preprovisioned OS persona is then remotely enabled on the AP5020 system, eliminating the need for manual selection. As a Universal World SKU AP, the AP5020 allows customers, partners, and distributors to order one model for any region where Extreme Networks products are sold, replacing the age-old problem of country-specific models.
To support both IoT and guest engagement services, the AP5020 integrates