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WatchGuard AP420 Indoor Access Point
Tri-radio 4x4:4 MU-MIMO, 802.11ac Wave 2 support 10 integrated antennas, 2 GbE ports, full operational capacity with PoE+

WatchGuard AP322

WatchGuard Wireless
WatchGuard AP420 and Basic Wi-Fi
WatchGuard AP420 and 1-yr Basic Wi-Fi
#WGA42701
List Price: $1,619.00
Our Price: $1,295.00
WatchGuard AP420 and 3-yr Basic Wi-Fi
#WGA42703
List Price: $1,783.00
Our Price: $1,426.00

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Overview:

The AP420 is the fastest indoor access point from WatchGuard, offering blazing fast wireless speeds with its 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 chipset and comes equipped with multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology allowing many smartphones, laptops and tablets to be served by the AP420 at the same time - no more waiting to connect to Wi-Fi. With a third 2x2 MIMO dual band radio for dedicated Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) when the WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud is enabled, so you don’t have to sacrifice performance for security. Best for tradeshow floors, auditoriums, meeting rooms, and shopping malls.

“For customers, high-performance Wi-Fi means fast, reliable connectivity. But for us, it means much more. We need to provide the access, secure it, and be able to get intelligent information from it to help us optimize our business operations and offering. The new AP420 with Wi-Fi Cloud gives us all of that by combining performance and security into a solution that’s simple to deploy and manage. We get reliable high-speed Wi-Fi that’s not only secure, but also delivers an immersive guest experience, which is good for the customer and good for our brand.”

~ Stuart Rowbotham, Founder at Bromleynet Limited

Flexible Management Options

You can manage AP420 access points with either a Firebox®, via the Gateway Wireless Controller with lightweight feature set, or with WatchGuard’s Wi-Fi Cloud. And with the Wi-Fi Cloud you get an expanded set of features including strong WIPS security, marketing tools, and location-based analytics for optimal business insights.

Performance Without Compromise

Incorporating the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 standards, you’ll have speeds of up to 1.73 Gbps over the air, without sacrificing security. When managed by the Wi-Fi Cloud, the AP420 comes equipped with a third 2x2 MIMO dual band radio for dedicated WIPS, RF optimiza- tion, spectrum monitoring, and troubleshooting built in.

Uniquely Effective Approach To Security

Using patented Marker Packet technology, WatchGuard’s cloud-managed WIPS defends your airspace from unauthorized devices, man-in-the-middle and denial-of-service attacks, rogue APs and more. Now with a dedicated WIPS sensor included, the AP420 can be added to any existing Wi-Fi network for a powerful layer of patented security features simply unavailable in most APs.

Advantages Of Cloud-based Management

WatchGuard’s secure Cloud-managed APs deliver the most comprehensive set of features for the price - including marketing tools for customizable user engagement and location- based analytics for enhanced business insights. With the WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud, IT

pros can enjoy an entirely controller-less Wi-Fi management experience including setup, configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting, and improving corporate and guest Wi-Fi access, without worrying about the limitations of legacy controller infrastructure. Wi-Fi Cloud environments easily scale from one to an unlimited number of APs across multiple locations. APs can be grouped in many ways, including location, building, floor, and customer to maintain consistent policies.

Features & Benefits

  • Wave 2 chipset offers the latest MU-MIMO technology to serve today’s toughest high-density environments
  • AP420 takes less than two minutes to activate and configure after connecting to the Wi-Fi Cloud
  • Smart steering automatically pushes clients with low speeds to a closer access point*
  • Band steering manages spectrum efficiency, pushing clients to 5GHz channels for optimal throughput
  • Third 2x2 MIMO dual band radio used as a dedicated WIPS sensor for 24x7x365 security and performance scanning*
  • AP420 continues to scan for wire- less threats and enforces security policy even if the connection with the Wi-Fi Cloud is interrupted*

*Must be Wi-Fi Cloud enabled

Specifications:

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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Property Specification
Physical Dimensions 8.66” x 8.66” x 2.24” (220 mm x 220 mm x 57 mm)
Weight 2.86 lb. (13 kg)
Operating Temperature 0oC to 40oC (32oF to 104oF)
Storage Temperature -25oC to 75oC (-13oF to 167oF)
Humidity 0% to 95% non-condensing
Max power consumption 21.5W (802.3at) | 14.5W (802.3af )
19.5 (DC plug) | 8W (idle)
Chipset Qualcomm QCA9994
Processor and RAM Qualcomm IPQ8064 1.4GHz dual core ARM processor with 256 MB RAM and 128 MB Flash
Max Associated Clients per AP* 510
Recommended Concurrent Active Clients per AP* 150

Physical Specifications
Antenna Internal PIFA x10

Ethernet Ports
2 Gigabit Ethernet ports with RJ45 connector type. One port to connect to the wired LAN and communicate with the Wi-Fi Cloud. This port can also be used to power the device using the 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE+) standard/802.3af Power over Ethernet(PoE). Using PoE results in limited feature functionality of the AP. Second port can be used for aggregation or wired extension of an SSID.
USB 1 USB 2.0 port
Reset Pinhole push button
Console RS - 232 Serial
LEDs Ethernet, 2.4Ghz, 5GHz, Scanning
Operational Specifications
Input Power 12V DC (6.3mm connector)/802.3af (PoE)/802.3at (PoE+)
Number of Radios 3 radios; One 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio each for simultaneous dual band client access. Dual band 2x2 third radio for smart scanning, for both WIPS and RF Optimization
MIMO 4 X 4 for 2.4/5GHz Radios, 2 X 2 for Scanning Radio
Number of Spatial Streams 4 for 2.4/5GHz Radios, 2 for Scanning Radio
RF Transmit Power 27dBm per radio (max); Actual power for Tx will depend on Country Regulatory Domain
80+80MHz Non-Contiguous Channel Bonding Yes
Simultaneous MU-MIMO Clients 64
Users in a MU-MIMO group with a 2x2 client 3
Bandwidth Agility Yes
Small Cells Interference Mitigation (picocells, femtocells, microcells) Supported
Frequency Bands 2.4-2.4835 GHz, 4.9-5.0GHz, 5.15-5.25 GHz; (UNII-1), 5.25-5.35 GHz, 5.47-5.6 GHz, 5.650-5.725 GHz (UNII-2), 5.725-5.85 GHz (UNII-3)
Dynamic Frequency Selection Supported in compliance to all latest amendments from FCC, CE, IC, CB, TELEC, KCC regarding certifications.

WI-FI SPECIFICATIONS - Frequency, Modulation, and Data Rates
IEEE 802.11a/n/ac

Frequency Band
Scanning Transmission
All regions USA & Canada (FCC/IC) Europe (ETSI)
4.92 ~ 5.08 GHz 5.15 ~ 5.25 GHz 5.25 ~ 5.35 GHz 5.47~ 5.725 GHz 5.725~ 5.825 GHz
5.15 ~ 5.25 GHz 5.25 ~ 5.35 GHz 5.725~ 5.825 GHz

5.15 ~ 5.25 GHz 5.25 ~ 5.35 GHz 5.47~ 5.725 GHz
Dynamic Frequency Selection DFS and DFS2
Modulation Type OFDM
Peak Data Rates Up to 1.7 Gbps (MCS 0-31)
Antenna Integrated modular high efficiency PIFA antenna x8 (x4 per band)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Frequency Band Scanning Transmission

All regions USA & Canada (FCC/IC) Europe (ETSI)

2400 ~ 2483.5 MHz 2400 ~ 2473.5 MHz 2400 ~ 2483.5 MHz
Modulation Type DSSS, OFDM
Peak Data Rates Up to 800 Mbps (MCS 0-31)
Antenna Integrated modular high efficiency PIFA antenna x8 (x4 per band)

COUNTRY-WISE MAX TRANSMIT POWERS (DBM)


Countries 2.4GHz 5Ghz
Countries 2.4GHz 5Ghz
Australia 20 23
Canada 30 23
India 20 20
Israel 20 20
Japan 20 20
UAE 20 17
USA 20 23

Note: The actual transmit power will be the lowest of:
  • Value specified in the Device Template
  • Maximum value allowed in the regulatory domain
  • Maximum power supported by the radio
Maximum Aggregate Transmit Power
For 5GHz
MCS Index Transmit Power(dBm)
802.11a (legacy)
6Mbps 27
36Mbps 25
48Mbps 24
54Mbps 24
802.11n HT20 (legacy)
MCS 0,1,8,9,16,17, 24,25 27
MCS 2,3,10,11,18,19,26,27 26
MCS 4, 5, 12, 13, 20, 21, 28, 29 25
MCS 6, 14, 22, 30 24
MCS 7, 15, 23, 31 23
802.11n HT40
MCS 0,1,8,9,16,17,24,25 25
MCS 2,3,10,11,18,19,26,27 24
MCS 4,5,12,13,20,21,28,29 23
MCS 6,7,14,15,22,23,30,31 22
802.11ac 256QAM VHT80
3/4 Code Rate 21
5/6 Code Rate 20

For 2.4GHz
MCS Index Transmit Power(dBm)
802.11b (legacy)
1Mbps - 11Mbps 27
802.11g (legacy)
6Mbps 27
54Mbps 24
802.11n HT20 (legacy)
MCS 0,1,8,9,16,17, 24,25 27
MCS 2,3,10,11,18,19,26,27 26
MCS 4, 5, 12, 13, 20, 21, 28, 29 25
MCS 6, 14, 22, 30 24
MCS 7, 15, 23, 31 23
802.11n HT40
MCS 0,1,8,9,16,17,24,25 25
MCS 2,3,10,11,18,19,26,27 24
MCS 4,5,12,13,20,21,28,29 23
MCS 6,7,14,15,22,23,30,31 22
Receive Sensitivity
For 5GHz
MCS Index Receive Sensitivity
802.11a (legacy)
6Mbps -91
36Mbps -78
48Mbps -75
54Mbps -73
802.11n HT20 (legacy)
MCS 0,8 -91
MCS 1,9 -88
MCS 2,10 -85
MCS 3,11 -81
MCS 4,12 -77
MCS 5,13 -74
MCS 6,14 -72
MCS 7,15 -71
802.11n HT40
MCS 0,8 -87
MCS 1,9 -85
MCS 2 ,10 -82
MCS 3,11 -78
MCS 4,12 -74
MCS 5,13 -70
MCS 6,14 -69
MCS 7,15 -68
802.11ac 256QAM VHT80
MCS 0 -84
MCS 1 -82
MCS 2 -79
MCS 3 -75
MCS 4 -71
MCS 5 -67
MCS 6 -66
MCS 7 -65
MCS 8 -60
MCS 9 -58

For 2.4GHz
MCS Index Receive Sensitivity
802.11b
1Mbps -94
11Mbps -86
802.11g
6Mbps -90
24Mbps -81
36Mbps -78
48Mbps -74
54Mbps -73
802.11n HT20
MCS 0,8 -90
MCS 1,9 -87
MCS 2 ,10 -84
MCS 3,11 -80
MCS 4,12 -77
MCS 5,13 -73
MCS 6,14 -71
MCS 7,15 -69
802.11n HT40
MCS 0,8 -86
MCS 1,9 -84
MCS 2,10 -81
MCS 3,11 -77
MCS 4,12 -74
MCS 5,13 -70
MCS 6,14 -68
MCS 7,15 -66

Wi-fi Solution:


WatchGuard Wi-Fi Solution Total Wi-Fi Secure Wi-Fi Basic Wi-Fi
Central management via hosted Wi-Fi Cloud  

Patented Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) for stopping Wi-Fl attacks that steal passwords, credit cards, etc.

 

Highly scalable management via templates and profiles

 
Friendly Wi-Fi compliant URL filtering WebBlocker required
Customizable dashboards  
Reporting engine with pre-bullt reports including PCI, HIPAA, DoD, wireless vulnerability assessment  
Floor map support with visualization of WI-Fl and WIPS signal coverage  
Captive portals (splash pages) with pre-built templates    
Splash page authentication: click-through, social, guest book, email, SMS, web form, poll, video    
Landing pages and templates    
Social WI-Fl authentication (Facebook, Twitter, Unkedin,Googlet Instagram, Foursquare)    
Graphical and text templates for SMS + URL Interception    
Location based analytics: footfall, dwell time, conversion, etc.    
Social analytics: age, gender, birthday, language, etc    
Customizable analytic reporting    
Floor map support for analytic    
Central management via Firebox appliance  
Standard 24x7 Support

Comparision Guide:

AP120 AP320 AP322 AP420
Hardware details
Deployment Indoor Indoor Outdoor Indoor
Number of radios 2 2 2 3
Supported frequencies bands 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent
Number of Antennas 4 internal, omnidirectional 6 internal, omnidirectional 6 internal, omnidirectional 10 internal, omnidirectional
TX/RX streams 2x2 MIMO Dual Spatial Streams 3x3 MIMO Three Spatial Streams 3x3 MIMO Three Spatial Streams 4x4 MU-MIMO Four Spatial Streams
Maximum TX Power* 20 dBm 20 dBm 20 dBm 27 dBm
Maximum Data Rate Up to 866 Mbps for 11ac (Wave 1)
Up to 300 Mbps for 11n
Up to 1.3 Gbps for 11ac (Wave 1)
Up to 450 Mbps for 11n
Up to 1.3 Gbps for 11ac (Wave 1)
Up to 450 Mbps for 11n
Up to 1.7 Gbps for 11ac (Wave 2)
Up to 800 Mbps for 11n
Maximum SSIDs per Radio 8 8 8 8
Security settings WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK (Mixed), WPA-802.1X (Enterprise) WPA2-802.1X (Enterprise) WPA-802.1X/WPA2-802.1X (Mixed), TKIP, AES, TKIP/AES, Captive Portal, MAC whitelist/blacklist, VLAN Tagging WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK (Mixed), WPA-802.1X (Enterprise) WPA2-802.1X (Enterprise) WPA-802.1X/WPA2-802.1X (Mixed), TKIP, AES, TKIP/AES, Captive Portal, MAC whitelist/blacklist, VLAN Tagging WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK (Mixed), WPA-802.1X (Enterprise) WPA2-802.1X (Enterprise) WPA-802.1X/WPA2-802.1X (Mixed), TKIP, AES, TKIP/AES, Captive Portal, MAC whitelist/blacklist, VLAN Tagging WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK (Mixed), WPA-802.1X (Enterprise) WPA2-802.1X (Enterprise) WPA-802.1X/WPA2-802.1X (Mixed), TKIP, AES, TKIP/AES, Captive Portal, MAC whitelist/blacklist, VLAN Tagging
Ethernet 1 x 1 Gb 2 x 1 Gb 2 x 1 Gb 2 x 1 Gb
Power over Ethernet (PoE) 802.3af/at 802.3af/at 802.3at POE+ 802.3at POE+
A/C Adapter Optional Optional N/A N/A
PoE Injector Optional Optional Optional Optional
Supported Frequencies* 2.400-2.474GHz, 5.150-5.250GHz, 5.250-5.350GHz, 5.470-5.725GHz, 5.725-5.850GHz 2.400-2.474GHz, 5.150-5.250GHz, 5.250-5.350GHz, 5.470-5.725GHz, 5.725-5.850GHz 2.400-2.474GHz, 5.150-5.250GHz, 5.250-5.350GHz, 5.470-5.725GHz, 5.725-5.850GHz 2.4-2.4835 GHz, 4.9-5.0GHz, 5.15-5.25 GHz; (UNII-1), 5.25-5.35 GHz, 5.47-5.6 GHz, 5.650-5.725 GHz (UNII-2), 5.725-5.85 GHz (UNII-3)
IEEE standards supported 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 802.11i, 802.1q, 802.1X, 802.3af/at, 802.11e 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 802.11i, 802.1q, 802.1X, 802.3af/at, 802.11e 802.11a/n/ac, 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/n/ac, 802.11b/g/n
Support and Maintenance 1-year or 3-year Standard Support for hardware warranty with advance hardware replacement, customer support, and software updates - included with purchase

*Country-specific restrictions apply

AP120 AP320 AP322 AP420
Dimensions and Power
Product dimensions 8.26” x 8.26” x 2.6378”
(210 x 210 x 67 mm)
6.96” x 6.10” x 1.65”
(177 x 155 x 42 mm)
8.26” x 8.26” x 2.6378”
(210 x 210 x 67 mm)
8.66” x 8.66” x 2.24”
(220 x 220 x 57 mm)
Shipping dimensions 12.28” x 10.11” x 3.14”
(312 x 257 x 80 mm)
8.54” x 8.34” x 2.51”
(217 x 212 x 64 mm)
11.4” x 11” x 4.5”
(289 x 279 x 114 mm)
12.5” x 11.5” x 3”
(317.5 x 292.1 x 76.2 mm)
Product Weight 0.85 lbs (0.38 kg) 0.81 lbs (0.37 kg) 3.22 lbs (1.46 kg) 2.86 lbs (1.3 kg)
Shipping weight 1.8 lbs (0.81 kg) 1.09 lbs (0.5 kg) 5.05 lbs (2.29 kg) 3.65 lbs (1.6 kg)
Mounting Options (included) Wall/Ceiling
Hardware & Mounting Guide
Wall/Ceiling
Hardware & Mounting Guide
Vertical wall or pole
Hardware & Mounting Guide
Wall/Ceiling
Hardware & Mounting Guide
Environmental Information
Operating Temperature -4 to 131°F (-20 to 55°C) 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) -4 to 131°F (-20 to 55°C) 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Operating Relative Humidity 5%-95% Non-condensing 5%-95% Non-condensing 5%-95% Non-condensing 0-95% Non-condensing
Storage Temperature -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C) -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C) -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C) -13 to 167°F (-25 to 75°C)
Non-Operating Relative Humidity 5%-95% Non-condensing 5%-95% Non-condensing 5%-95% Non-condensing 0-95% Non-condensing

AC Power Adapter (optional)

Input Voltage

100 - 240V

Input Current Maximum

500mA

Output Voltage

12V

Optional PoE Injection

Available for purchase under SKU number WG8568


Certifications

Wireless

FCC, IC, CE, MIC

Safety

NRTL/C, CB, CE

Hazardous Substance Compliance

WEEE, RoHS

Internal Antenna Radiation Patterns:

2GHz Internal Antenna Radiation Patterns


2 GHz Internal Antenna Radiation Patterns

Documentation:

Download the WatchGuard AP420 Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

 

Pricing Notes:

WatchGuard Wireless
WatchGuard AP420 and Basic Wi-Fi
WatchGuard AP420 and 1-yr Basic Wi-Fi
#WGA42701
List Price: $1,619.00
Our Price: $1,295.00
WatchGuard AP420 and 3-yr Basic Wi-Fi
#WGA42703
List Price: $1,783.00
Our Price: $1,426.00
WatchGuard AP420 and Secure Wi-Fi
WatchGuard AP420 and 1-yr Secure Wi-Fi
#WGA42731
List Price: $1,667.00
Our Price: $1,333.00
WatchGuard AP420 and 3-yr Secure Wi-Fi
#WGA42733
List Price: $1,868.00
Our Price: $1,494.00
WatchGuard AP420 and Total Wi-Fi
WatchGuard AP420 and 1-yr Total Wi-Fi
#WGA42721
List Price: $1,707.00
Our Price: $1,366.00
WatchGuard AP420 and 3-yr Total Wi-Fi
#WGA42723
List Price: $2,013.00
Our Price: $1,610.00
WatchGuard AP420 Bundle Subscriptions
Friendly WiFi Certification 1-yr, up to 10 Access Points
#WGFRWA11
List Price: $224.00
Our Price: $209.00
Friendly WiFi Certification 3-yr, up to 10 Access Points
#WGFRWA13
List Price: $450.00
Our Price: $418.00
Friendly WiFi Certification 1-yr, up to 50 Access Points
#WGFRWA51
List Price: $576.00
Our Price: $536.00
Friendly WiFi Certification 3-yr, up to 50 Access Points
#WGFRWA53
List Price: $1,153.00
Our Price: $1,072.00
Friendly WiFi Certification 1-yr, up to 150 Access Points
#WGFRWA61
List Price: $3,293.00
Our Price: $3,063.00
Friendly WiFi Certification 3-yr, up to 150 Access Points
#WGFRWA63
List Price: $6,586.00
Our Price: $6,125.00
Friendly WiFi Certification 1-yr, more than 151 Access Points
#WGFRWA01
List Price: $5,763.00
Our Price: $5,359.00
Friendly WiFi Certification 3-yr, more than 151 Access Points
#WGFRWA03
List Price: $11,525.00
Our Price: $10,718.00
WatchGuard Basic Wi-Fi Renewal/Upgrade, 1 AP
WatchGuard 3-yr Basic Wi-Fi Renewal/Upgrade, 1 AP
#WGWFC203
List Price: $315.00
Our Price: $293.00
WatchGuard 1-yr Basic Wi-Fi Renewal/Upgrade, 1 AP
#WGWFC201
List Price: $157.00
Our Price: $146.00
WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Renewal/Upgrade, 1 AP
WatchGuard 3-yr Secure Wi-Fi Renewal/Upgrade, 1 AP
#WGWFC243
List Price: $397.00
Our Price: $369.00
WatchGuard 1-yr Secure Wi-Fi Renewal/Upgrade, 1 AP
#WGWFC241
List Price: $202.00
Our Price: $188.00
WatchGuard Total Wi-Fi Renewal/Upgrade, 1 AP
WatchGuard 3-yr Total Wi-Fi Renewal/Upgrade, 1 AP
#WGWFC233
List Price: $614.00
Our Price: $571.00
WatchGuard 1-yr Total Wi-Fi Renewal/Upgrade, 1 AP
#WGWFC231
List Price: $307.00
Our Price: $285.00
WatchGuard AP420 Competitive Trade In
Competitive Trade In to WatchGuard AP420 and 3-yr Basic Wi-Fi
#WGA42443
List Price: $1,518.00
Our Price: $1,214.00
Competitive Trade In to WatchGuard AP420 and 3-yr Secure Wi-Fi
#WGA42513
List Price: $1,596.00
Our Price: $1,277.00
Competitive Trade In to WatchGuard AP420 and 3-yr Total Wi-Fi
#WGA42453
List Price: $1,714.00
Our Price: $1,371.00
WatchGuard AP420 Trade Up
Trade Up to WatchGuard AP420 and 3-yr Basic Wi-Fi
#WGA42403
List Price: $1,518.00
Our Price: $1,214.00
Trade Up to WatchGuard AP420 and 3-yr Secure Wi-Fi
#WGA42493
List Price: $1,596.00
Our Price: $1,277.00
Trade Up to WatchGuard AP420 and 3-yr Total Wi-Fi
#WGA42483
List Price: $1,714.00
Our Price: $1,371.00
WatchGuard AP420 Accessories
Flat surfaces (wall, hard ceiling) mount kit for WatchGuard AP420
#WG8020
List Price: $132.00
Our Price: $106.00
T-grid rails (9/16 in.,15mm) mount kit for WatchGuard AP420
#WG8026
List Price: $23.00
Our Price: $19.00
T-grid rails Interlude and Silhouette mount kit for WatchGuard AP420
#WG8021
List Price: $62.00
Our Price: $50.00
T-grid rails (15/16in., 24mm) mount kit for WatchGuard AP420
#WG8027
List Price: $23.00
Our Price: $19.00
Power Supply for WatchGuard AP420
#WG8025
List Price: $39.00
Our Price: $31.00