What is a Wireless Access Point Controller?
2022.09.20 / By hqt
Sailsky The BL290X is a high-performance, high-speed, high-power indoor dual-band ceiling AP that can provide 2.4G and 5GHz dual-band wireless services, providing a cleaner wireless environment and more stable wireless access. Support intelligent channel analysis and automatic selection of optimal channel, suitable for dense distribution of wireless network coverage.
Salient Features of the Wireless AP Controller:
802.11ax MU-MIMO has recently been created in order to increase the quality and quantity of internet access. Access points for enterprise WLANs that support the concurrent operation of two bands simultaneously are used. A plethora of connections capable of Gigabit Ethernet speed (5 total) is available. It is utilizing both the power supply that is built into the 1000BASE-T connector as well as an AC adapter that complies with the IEEE 802.3AF standard.
What are Access Point Controllers?
The establishment of connections between wireless devices and wired networks is facilitated by wireless access points. Sailsky is able to provide customers with outdoor and indoor access points as well as hardware controllers for use with indoor APs. Utilizing our PoE access points will allow you to not only save money on expensive hardware but also take advantage of the installation flexibility they provide. Our access points (APs) are made to be installed in a variety of different places, and they come with a range of different mounting choices.
The range of your wireless network can be expanded within your home or place of business by installing indoor access points. When you use one of our indoor access point hardware controllers in conjunction with one of our Sailsky access points, you will be able to take advantage of seamless Wi-Fi roaming. Controlling a network of access points from a single place is possible with the help of hardware controllers for access points.
You can set up a wireless bridge to connect two buildings by utilizing an outdoor wireless access point.
Why are Wireless AP Controllers used?
Because of the increasing demand for Wi-Fi access, the network is making use of an increasing number of wireless connectivity points (APs). This is done to ensure that there is adequate signal coverage on college campuses, schools, and in office buildings. This, in turn, makes network operations and maintenance more difficult for system administrators to perform.
Wireless Access Controllers, also known as Wireless ACs, was developed to operate and manage a large number of wireless access points in order to relieve this congestion. The wireless access controller is gradually becoming the new “brain” of the WLAN.
The Wireless LAN Controller, sometimes known as the WLC, is a centralized management system for wireless local area networks (WLANs) that simplifies the process of administering wireless access points (APs).
It is possible to gain an understanding of the function of a wireless Access Point (AP) in a network by comparing its operation to that of an amplifier in a stereo system. By increasing the bandwidth that is coming from a network device, it is feasible to connect a greater number of devices that are located at a greater distance.
The Numerous Benefits that Access Points Bring to Organizations
Wi-Fi range extenders are beneficial for usage in private settings and are practical for use in commercial settings. This is because they are able to support more than roughly 20 devices at the same time simultaneously. You may be able to cover more ground with the assistance of a Wi-Fi range extender, but the throughput of your connection will not improve. If you have a large number of devices connected to your network at the same time, the performance of your network may be impacted negatively by a range extender.
On the other hand, an access point has the capacity to simultaneously serve more than eighty people. Users are free to wander around the office as they choose without fear of losing network connectivity because access points have been carefully positioned throughout the building. As users move about the facility, their electronic gadgets will automatically join the next available wireless access point, so they won’t even be aware that they are switching networks.
Utilizing wireless access points comes with a variety of advantages
When employees and guests are sharing the same wireless network, having twenty PCs, smartphones, or tablets linked to it at the same time might be a lot to manage. Access points, which let for as many as eighty connections to be made at the same time, give you the freedom to expand your network as your requirements change. However, this is only one advantage of utilizing these network boosters; other advantages include the following:
Access points for commercial use can be installed anywhere that it is possible to run an Ethernet connection. PoE, which stands for Power over Ethernet, is supported by more modern models, and this feature makes it unnecessary to establish an additional power line or place an outlet in close proximity to the access point (a combination of Ethernet and power wire).
You can limit access for guests while maintaining the integrity of your network by utilizing the Captive Portal and Access Control List (ACL) technology that is built into the majority of Wi-Fi routers as a standard feature.
Clustering is a function that is available on some access points that enables an IT administrator to manage an entire Wi-Fi network from a central location rather than having to individually set up each access point. This is possible because clustering is a feature that is built into some access points.
Now that you are aware of the benefit a wireless AP controller can provide to your home or organization, you can go ahead and choose one from the variety of indoor and outdoor wireless AP controllers offered at Sailsky.