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Zyxel Dual Radio Thin Access Point (NWA8500)

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The NWA8500 is a Dual Radio Tri Band 802.11a/b/g Access Point for use exclusively with the NXC8160 Wireless LAN Controller.
  • MacMall Part #: 7336154 
  • Manufacturer Part #: NWA8500 
  • UPC: 047239120093 
  • Platform: Universal 

The NWA8500 is an "Ultra Thin" access point for use with our NXC8160 WLAN controller. Each AP runs off of POE and sport two dual mode radios. The unique channel blanket arcitecture provides for site survey free deployements and rids you of the need to do channel planning. It boosts VOIP performance by completely removing client roaming from the network as users associate to the controller, not the access point, and each access point operates on the same channel. It also allows you to seggregate your wireless networks not just by BSSID but buy using different channels.

System Specifications:

Standard Ethernet Compliance
– IEEE 802.3
– IEEE 802.3u
– IEEE 802.3af
– Wireless: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g

Radio Modulation Type:
– 11a/g: DPSK,QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM

Frequency Band
– USA: 2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 5.15 to 5.25, 5.725 to 5.825 GHz
– ETSI: 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 5.15 to 5.725 GHz
– Taiwan: 2.412 to 2.462; 5.25 to 5.35, 5.725 to 5.825 GHz

Coverage Range:
– IEEE 802.11g:
– Indoor: up to 100m
– Outdoor: up to 400m
– IEEE 802.11a:
– Indoor: up to 80m
– Outdoor: up to 200m
o Antenna: 4 dual band Antenna with full antenna diversity

– Wired Data Rates:10/100Mbps Autosensing (fullduplexing switch)
– Wireless Data Rates:

EEE 802.11b (autofallback):
– CCK: 11/5.5Mbps
– DQPSK: 2Mbps
– DBPSK: 1 Mbps

IEEE 802.11g (autofallback):
– QAM64: 54/48Mbps
– QAM16: 36/24Mbps
– QPSK: 18/12Mbps
– BPSK: 9/6Mbps

Hardware Specifications
– 1 Port LAN 10/100 BaseT Full Duplex
– 2 Port 802.11a/b/g WLAN Radio Interface
– Power over Ethernet: Yes
– Power supply: 48VDC (PoE)

Environmental Specifications
– Operational Temperature: 0°C ~ 50°C
– Operational Humidity: 20% ~ 95% (noncondensing)
– Storage Temperature: 30° ~ 60°C
– Storage Humidity: 20% ~ 95% (noncondensing)


Technical Specs

Device Type Wireless access point
Width 5.5 in
Depth 7.8 in
Height 1.9 in
Weight 14.81 oz
Form Factor External
Connectivity Technology Wireless
Data Transfer Rate 54 Mbps
Line Coding Format DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, 64 QAM, QPSK, 16 QAM
Data Link Protocol IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g
Communication Mode Half-duplex, full-duplex
Max Range Indoors 328 ft
Max Range Open Space 1310 ft
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.11g
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces 1 x 100Base-TX - RJ-45
Compliant Standards FCC
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Supported PoE
Power Device External power adapter
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
Max Operating Temperature 122 °F
Humidity Range Operating 20 - 95%
Compatibility Information
Designed For ZyXEL NXC-8160 Business Wireless LAN Controller
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