SonicPoint Wireless Access Point Series

Build your secure, high-speed wireless network.

Rapidly deploy and manage your 802.11 wireless networks while securing wireless traffic and optimizing performance with the Dell SonicPoint Wireless Access Point Series. Combine high-performance Dell SonicPoint Series 802.11ac wireless access points with industry-leading Dell SonicWALL firewalls to achieve wired-like network security and performance on your wireless network.

Features

Take advantage of the latest in high-performance wireless.

Get enterprise-speed access to data and use bandwidth-intensive mobile apps such as HD video and voice over high-bandwidth wireless LANs with the SonicPoint Wireless Access Point Series. Gain the enhanced wireless signal quality and reliability available through the 802.11ac wireless standard.

Extend your network, securely.

The SonicPoint Wireless Access Point Series integrates with Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive, E-Class NSA, NSA or TZ Series firewalls to provide uniquely robust and comprehensive wireless network security. These firewalls use Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection technology to scan wireless traffic for malware, intrusions and other threats and then eliminate them before they can enter your network.

Control web access policies.

Provide visitors or customers with a guest password for secure wireless Internet access using wireless guest services (WGS). Let employees securely access network resources from within your wireless network by separating trusted wireless users from unknown users using virtual access points (VAPs). Extend your model of differentiated wireless access by customizing the authentication interface with lightweight hotspot messaging.

Simplify setup and management.

Streamline deployment and management of your secure wireless network. SonicPoints are automatically detected, provisioned and updated by the managing firewall. Wireless LAN administration is also handled directly from the managing firewall, simplifying setup and centralizing ongoing management.

Lower your costs.

Add secure wireless networking without over-spending. By simplifying deployment, delivering single-pane-of-glass management for both wireless and security, and eliminating the need to purchase a separate wireless controller, the SonicPoint Series models drastically reduce the cost to add wireless into a network infrastructure.

Models

Dell SonicPoint ACe

Dell SonicPoint ACe

Get the high-speed performance of 802.11ac — plus dual radio functionality, six removable external antennas, and the flexibility to receive power over an AC adapter or 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE) Injector — with Dell SonicPoint ACe wireless access points.

Dell SonicPoint ACi

Dell SonicPoint ACi

Offer secure, high-performance 802.11ac wireless LAN connectivity with discreet, internally housed antennas using Dell SonicPoint ACi wireless access points. Plus, you can enable power through an 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE) Injector for greater flexibility.

Dell SonicPoint N2

Dell SonicPoint N2

Provide the performance of 802.11n wireless and the flexibility of six external antennas, plus power through an 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) Injector, with scalable, cost-effective Dell SonicPoint N2 wireless access points.

Comparison

FeaturesSonicPoint ACeSonicPoint ACiSonicPoint N2SonicPoint-NDRSonicPoint-NeSonicPoint-Ni
802.11 Transport Standards802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n
Antennas6 ExternalFully internal6 External6 External3 ExternalFully internal
Removable Antennas N/A   N/A
External ConnectorsRP-TNC Male/SMA MaleN/ARP-TNC Male/SMA MaleRP-TNC Male/SMA MaleRP-TNC MaleN/A
Powered by PoEPoE and AC AdapterPoEPoEPoE and AC AdapterPoE and AC AdapterPoE
PoE Power Requirements802.3at802.3at802.3at802.3at802.3af802.3af
Profile Auto-provisioning      
Virtual Access Points (VAP)Up to 8Up to 8Up to 8Up to 8Up to 8Up to 8
MIMO3x33x33x32x22x22x2
SecurityWEP, WPA, WPA2
CiphersTKIP, AES, 64/128/152-bit WEP
Wireless AuthenticationOpen, PSK, EAP
SSL VPN Enforcement1      
Wireless IDP      
Wireless Guest Services      
Lightweight Hotspot Messaging2      
MAC Filtering      

 

1. With Dell SonicWALL SSL VPN appliance.

2. Requires external web server.

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