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H3C WA6520 series access point is the latest generation wireless access point developed based on 802.11ax standard. They are designed with creative dual-radio 802.11ax technology standard respectively, and provide a transmission speed at least 2 times faster than 802.11ac products. This makes the series suitable for high-density access scenarios, such as hotel, retail stores and smart enterprise campus. It is compact in appearance and support both wall mounting and ceiling mounting.
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WA6520 dual-radio AP adopts 802.11ax technology can provide up to 2.975Gbps access rate, which is suitable for all high-density access scenarios and provides better access experience.
H3C WA6520 series AP supports MU-MIMO technology, which is the most important feature of 802.11ax. DL MU-MIMO technology allows AP to send data to multiple stations simultaneously, breaking through the traditional wireless serial communication mechanism, increasing the utilization rate of wireless spectrum resources, improving the number of effective access users and access experience under high-density deployment.
The WA6520 series complies with the 802.11ax standard. It works on dual radio and provides high-speed transmission that is at least 2 times faster than 802.11ac products under the same conditions. The WA6520 series is available for easy maintenance and management from the H3C Oasis platform. Through smart RF optimization technologies, the series provides mobile cloud access in coverage scope, access density, and operation stability, and achieves the optimal wireless network Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
802.11ax uses OFDMA to allow multiple users to transmit data simultaneously. OFDMA splits a channel into sub-channels, known as resource units (RUs), with specific subcarriers, and assigns RUs to different users for simultaneous transmission. OFDMA enables simultaneous multi-user transmission and reduces latency caused by channel contention.
802.11ax assigns a different color per BSS to help WA6520 identify co-channel interference and stop transmission in time. If a radio detects 802.11ax signals from a BSS that has the same color as the radio's BSS, it determines that co-channel interference exists and stops data transmission. This optimizes frequency reuse and improves network capacity.
TWT improves power efficiency and reduces contention by increasing client sleep time and allowing negotiation of the times that clients can access the medium.
WA6520 employs a green design that supports dynamic MIMO power saving (DMPS), enhanced automatic power save delivery (E-APSD), and smart identification of terminal network requirements. It can dynamically adjust the MIMO working mode and efficiently put terminals to sleep.
WA6520 supports green AP mode that enables single radio standby and allows for more precise power control.
WA6520 supports the innovative per-packet power control (PPC) technology, which reduces standby power consumption and improves mobile device standby time.
WA6520 supports both centralized forwarding and local forwarding. With centralized forwarding, APs tunnel incoming data frames to the AC and the AC forwards the data frames. With local forwarding, APs directly forward data frames. The local forwarding mode significantly saves wired bandwidth.
WA6520 is fully compliant with IPv6, and implements dual IPv4/IPv6 protocol stacks. It can automatically associate with an AC to provide wireless services no matter in an IPv4 or IPv6 network, so that it never runs as an information silo.
As one of components of H3C iMC, EAD integrates network access and endpoint security products, and helps ensure that only wireless clients that comply with enterprise security policies can access the network. When working with a security policy server, it can remind users, isolate or log them off when their systems are infected or not patched correctly. Only wireless clients that are complied with security policies are admitted. This enhances overall wireless security.
H3C WA6520 adopts built-in Bluetooth module which can support 10m long-distance Console function, avoid additional workload in the process of equipment installation and maintenance, reduce the difficulty of troubleshooting, and support iBeacon shaking.
WA6520 can act as a remote probing and analysis sensor to monitor a WLAN, collect channel information, and report the information to the local device for further analysis. This can satisfy wireless network monitoring and maintenance requirements.
ROE, through feature- and protocol-based RF optimization, provides greater speed and QoS in middle- to high-density access and streaming media transmission scenarios. It provides features such as multi-user fairness, mixed access fairness, interference filtering, speed optimization, band navigation, multicast optimization (IPv4/IPv6), per-packet power control, and intelligent bandwidth guarantee.
WA6520 supports session- and traffic-based load balancing. When the load of the AP reaches the upper limit, the AC rejects the association requests of new clients and directs the clients to another AP with smaller load. What sets H3C intelligent load balancing apart from existing load balancing solutions is that it starts load balancing only for clients that are in the overlapping AP coverage. This maximizes wireless network capacity.
Real Time Spectrum Guard (RTSG) is the innovative H3C professional state-monitoring program for the wireless spectrum. H3C 802.11ax series AP supports the internal RF data acquisition module to achieve deeply integrated monitoring and real time spectrum protection.
The RTSG Console is integrated into the iMC (intelligent Management Center), and performs data acquisition through the CAPWAP tunnel management and Sensor AP. It can achieve 24x7 wireless signal quality monitoring, trend assessment and unauthorized interference alert. Through active probe and 2.4GHz/5GHz RF interference source (WiFi or non-WiFi) in every band, it provides a graphic representation of real-time FFT plot of the spectral density plot, spectrum diagram, the duty cycle map, event spectrum diagram, channel gain and interference gain. It can also automatically identify the source of interference, to determine the location of rogue wireless equipment, to ensure the wireless network is always in great shape. Combined with H3C iMC IAR (Intelligent Analysis Report) module, it can maintain a complete history of RF quality in the coverage area, including its trace and playback, automatically generate customized trend, compliance and audit reports.
To cater for the different supervision demands in user's wireless environment, the RTSG solution can be deployed in either Local mode or Monitor mode. In Local Mode, you can maintain normal user access and data packet forwarding without compromising effective spectrum protection.
H3C uses built-in hardware filtering to minimize the impact of interference from 3G/4G cellular networks.
H3C cloud-managed APs were developed based on the Cloudnet platform, on which network administrators can manage the cloud-managed APs directly, for example, view cloud-managed AP status in real time and deploy configurations from the cloud to cloud-managed APs. This greatly improves network efficiency and enhances security and stability.
The whole series of H3C wireless products can be managed by the Wireless Service Manager (WSM) component of H3C Intelligent Management Center (IMC). WSM provides unified management of wired and wireless networks, adding wireless network management functions into existing wired network management systems.
WSM offers a simple and user-friendly management platform for wireless network administrators. It implements panel management, troubleshooting, performance monitoring, software version control, configuration management, and user access management of wireless devices. In addition, it can manage wired devices by cooperating with other components in iMC.
Weight (excluding mounting accessories)
Dimensions (excluding mounting and accessories)
1 x 100/1000M Rj45
1 x 10/100/1000M/2.5G optical port
GE1： IEEE 802.3af
GE2 (SPF）: photoelectric composite power supply
Local Power supply
Built-in omni-directional antenna
3dBi antenna gain @2.4GHz
4dBi antenna gain @5GHz
802.11ax/ac/n/a : 5.725GHz～5.850GHz ; 5.47～5.725GHz; 5.15~5.35GHz
802.11ax/b/g/n : 2.4GHz～2.483GHz
OFDM: BPSK@6/9Mbps, QPSK@12/18Mbps, 16-QAM@24Mbps, 64-QAM@48/54Mbps
DSSS:DBPSK@1Mbps, DQPSK@2Mbps, CCK@5.5/11Mbps(file://dbpsk@1mbps, dqpsk@2mbps, firstname.lastname@example.org/11Mbps)
MIMO-OFDM （11n）: MCS 0-31
MIMO-OFDM （11ac）: MCS 0-11
MIMO-OFDM （11ax）: MCS 0-11
11b：DSS: CCK@5.5/11Mbps, DQPSK@2Mbps, DBPSK@1Mbps
11a/g：OFDM:64QAM@48/54Mbps,16QAM@24Mbps, QPSK@12/18Mbps, BPSK@6/9Mbps
11n：MIMO-OFDM: BPSK, QPSK,16QAM,64QAM
11ac：MIMO-OFDM: BPSK, QPSK,16QAM,64QAM,256QAM
11ax: MIMO-OFDM: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM, 1024QAM
Maximum transmit power
20dBm (Transmit power is multi-chain combined power, no antenna gain is included. The actual transmit power depends on local laws and regulations)
Adjustable power granularity
Reset/restoration to factory default
Alternating flashing mode, orange/green/blue for different working states, breathing mode
-10ºC～55ºC(32°F to 113°F)/-40ºC～70ºC(–40°F to +158°F)
Overall power consumption
GB4943, EN60601-1-2(medical electrical equipment), UL/CSA 60950-1, EN/IEC 60950-1, EN/IEC 60950-22
GB9254, EN301 489, EN55022, FCC Part 15, RSS-210
Radio frequency certification
FCC Part 15, EN 300 328, EN 301 893, and MIIT SRRC
FCC Bulletin OET-65C, EN 50385, IC Safety Code 6
Indoor, compliant with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Working frequencies and MIMO
2.4G 2*2 MIMO 0.575Gbps
5G 2*2 MIMO 2.4Gbps
Maximum transmission speed
Maximum likelihood decoding (MLD)
Maximum-ratio combining (MRC)
Space-time block coding (STBC)
Low-density parity-check (LDPC)
Cyclic Delay Diversity (CDD)/Cyclic Shift Diversity (CSD)
DFS (dynamic frequency selection)
Maximum number of clients per radio
Maximum number of SSIDs for each radio
(As a best practice, configure a maximum of 5 virtual APs for each radio)
Open system/shared key authentication
Broadcast probe request acknowledge control
Concurrent login of WPA, WPA2, WPA3 and Pre-RSNA users
802.11k and 802.11v smart roaming
802.11r fast transition roaming
Advanced Traffic Management
Restrict low rate/sticky terminals access
Automatic channel/power/bandwidth adjustment
Abnormal offline check, station aging, statistics and status query
Client number limit
Link integrity check
dynamic WEP, TKIP, AES, EAP, CCMP ,WPA3
Multiple triggering conditions for unicast and broadcast key update
802.1X authentication, MAC authentication, PSK authentication, Portal authentication, PPSK
H3C WX series access controllers might be required for authentication.
Layer 2 user isolation
SSID-based user isolation
MAC address filtering
Broadcast storm suppression
Wireless terminal access
SSID and VLAN binding
Rogue device detection and countermeasure
Dynamic ARP Inspection (DAI)
IP Source Guard (IPSG)
Management frame protection (802.11w)
Multiple-domain authentication server
Backup authentication server
Layer 2 and Layer 3 features
IP address configuration
Static IP (available only in fat AP mode)
DHCP assigned IP (Option 60)
Local forwarding based on SSID and VLAN
Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
SSID-based VLAN assignment
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM)
802.1p priority and marking on Ethernet ports
Priority mapping for wired and wireless packets
QoS policy mapping
SSID/VLAN and QoS policy mapping
Layer 2 to Layer 4 packet filtering and traffic classification
Client bandwidth management
Station-based bandwidth allocation
SSID-based bandwidth allocation
Traffic-based load balancing
Session-based load balancing
Frequency-based load balancing (supports dual-band)
Band navigation(5G priority)
Multicast optimization (IPv4/IPv6)
Call Admission Control (CAC)
Channel usage-based CAC
Layer 4-7 application identification
Coupled with H3C WLAN ACs, the APs can identify variety of applications and policy control can be implemented including priority adjustment, scheduling, blocking, and rate limiting on users
Green AP mode
Dynamic MIMO power saving
WMM Power Save
Trap, HTTP(S), SSH, Telnet, FTP/TFTP only applicable in Cloud/Fat mode
AP Working Mode
Remote probing and analysis
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, WMM, WPA, WPA2 and WPA3 – Enterprise, Personal (SAE), Enhanced Open (OWE), Wi-Fi Alliance
Radio1: 5GHz (AP front facing down)
Radio1: 2.4GHz (AP front facing down)
H3C WA6520 Internal Antennas 4 Streams Dual Radio 802.11ax/ac/n Access Point, FIT
H3C 54V 40W High Power Adapter Power Supply (including PoE Injector) (optional)
H3C 54V 40W Power Adapter with Phoenix Connector (optional)