PRODUCT SPEC SHEET
AP 6522

AP 6522

DUAL RADIO 802.11A/B/G/N WIRELESS ACCESS POINT

Designed for small offices and retail locations, the AP 6522 can handle the increasing number of Wi-Fi enabled devices and bandwidth heavy applications connecting to your wireless network. The AP 6522 is a site survivable wireless access point that does not require a controller. With it’s WiNG 5 intelligence, this access point offers higher throughput along with direct forwarding, security, QoS services and site survivability. The AP 6522 can also serve as a virtual controller and coordinate the operation of up to 24 neighboring access points.

MULTI-PURPOSE FOR MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS

The AP 6522 is a multipurpose access point designed to lower the cost of deploying and operating a secure, reliable 802.11n wireless LAN (WLAN). The access point features MIMO radios with superior receive and transmit sensitivity, a console port for configuration, and a GiGE LAN/WAN POE enabled port for local or remote network connectivity. This easy-to-deploy solution delivers the speed and reliability to support the increase in WLAN traffic from employees bringing their own devices (BYOD) and supports the most demanding applications, including real-time video and voice. The embedded WiNG 5 intelligence ensures that traffic is locally forwarded along the most efficient paths without sacrificing quality of service and security implemented at the access point itself. One radio can be used for client access while the second radio is used for simultaneous client access on a different frequency band or as a dedicated sensor on both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz bands for security and troubleshooting.

MESH NETWORKING

To enable the extension of wireless network coverage to areas where ethernet cabling is cost-prohibitive or otherwise impractical, the AP 6522 can operate wirelessly, connecting to other access points for data backhaul, in a mesh topology. Enabling an array of applications over mesh, this feature offers a cost-effective way to extend the network, relying on a highly resilient, self-configuring system. Taking advantage of the dual-radio architecture and the easy-to-use configuration interface, it becomes a simple task to deploy a wireless network of access points connected securely via 802.11n, providing enterprise-class service.

AUTOMATIC CHANNEL AND POWER OPTIMIZATION

Common problems such as building attenuation, electronic interference or sub-optimal access point placement are minimalized as the SMART RF feature of the switch/controller automatically optimizes power and channel selection so each user gets always-on high-quality access and mobility.

HIGH RELIABILITY

The AP 6522 is designed to optimize network availability through its central and pre-emptive intelligence which dynamically senses weak or failing signals, securely moves mobile users to alternate APs, and boosts signal power to automatically fill RF holes and ensure uninterrupted mobile user access.

GAP-FREE SECURITY

The AP 6522 provides enterprise class security with layer 2-7 stateful packet filtering firewall, AAA RADIUS services, Wireless IPS-lite, VPN gateway, and location-based access control. The security capability of the AP 6522 is further enhanced when deployed in combination with premise or cloud-based versions of the WLAn Security Services Platform which increase the security and resiliency of AP 6522 networks with an array of advanced security and network assurance features including Spectrum Analysis, Wireless IPS, Live RF, Advanced Forensics and AP Testing to proactively identify and mitigate network disruptions.

FAST AND EASY DEPLOYMENT

Access points require no configuration or manual firmware maintenance. The Zebra wireless controller discovers access points on the network and automatically downloads all configuration parameters and firmware, greatly reducing installation, maintenance and troubleshooting costs for Layer 2 and Layer 3 deployments.

DEVICE AND NETWORK ACCELERATION

Device and network performance can be accelerated through a virtual LAN feature via the switch/controller. Each AP 6522 access point can be virtualized into four unique VLANs which can be customized to direct broadcast traffic to the intended recipient. This reduces overall network traffic while improving device performance and battery life up — to 25%. This also reduces the overall number of access points required to provide unique device services.

For more information on how the AP 6522 can benefit your business, please visit us on the web at www.zebra.com/wlan or access our global contact directory at www.zebra.com/contact

AP 6522 SPECIFICATIONS CHART

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Dimensions: AP 6522 (INTERNAL ANTENNA)
7.5W x 9.5L x 1.1H
AP 6522 (EXTERNAL ANTENNA)
5.0W x 7.8L x 1.0H
Weight: AP 6522 (INTERNAL ANTENNA)
0.85 lbs
AP 6522 (EXTERNAL ANTENNA)
1.75 lbs
Part number: AP 6522 (INTERNAL ANTENNA)
AP-6522-66030-US & -WR
AP 6522 (EXTERNAL ANTENNA)
AP-6522-66040-US & -WR
Available mounting configurations: AP 6522 (INTERNAL ANTENNA)
Wall, Ceiling , Open Beam (with KT-135628-01)
AP 6522 (EXTERNAL ANTENNA)
Wall, Open Beam, Ceiling (with KT-135628-01)
LED indicators: Yes
RADIO CHARACTERISTICS
Operating channels: Radio 1: 2.4GHz: Chan 1-13 (2412-2472 MHz), Chan 14 (2484 MHz) Japan only
Radio 2: 2.4GHz: Chan 1-13 (2412-2472 MHz), Chan 14 (2484 MHz) Japan only
5GHz: All channels from 5200 MHz to 5825 MHz
Actual operating frequencies depend on national regulatory limits
Maximum available transmit power: 2.4GHz: 21dBm per chain, 5.0GHz: 20dBm per chain
Transmit power Adjustment: 1dB increment
Antenna configuration: 1x1, 1x2, 2x2
Operating bands: 2412 to 2472 MHz and 2484 MHz, 5180 to 5825 MHz
POWER SPECIFICATIONS
Operating voltage: 48Vdc (PoE in) / 12Vdc (Aux in)
Operating current: 0.25A (PoE) / 1.0A (Aux)
DC Power Consumption: 12W Max
INTERNAL ANTENNA INFORMATION
INTERNAL ANTENNA DESCRIPTION VALUES
Radio 1: 2.4GHz band 3.9dBi
Radio 2: 2.4GHz band 4.4dBi
Radio 2: 5.0GHz band 7.5dBi
WIRELESS DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING
Data rates supported: 802.11b/g: 1,2,5.5,11,6,9,12,18,24,36,48, and 54Mbps
802.11a: 6,9,12,18,24,36,48, and 54Mbps,
802.11n: MCS 0-15 up to 300Mbps
Network standard: 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless medium: Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
(OFDM), and Spatial Multiplexing (MIMO)
VLANs/WLANs supported: VLANs and WLANs are controller-dependent
Uplink: Auto-sensing 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet
USER ENVIRONMENT
Operating temperature: 0 to 40°C
Storage temperature: -40 to 85°C
Operating humidity: 5 to 95% RH, non-condensing
Operating altitude: 8,000 ft @ 28°C
Storage humidity: 85% RH, non-condensing
Storage altitude: 30,000 ft @ 12°C
Electrostatic discharge: 15kV air and 8kV contact @ 50% RH
MAXIMUM RADIO TRANSMIT POWER:
SINGLE ANTENNA TRANSMIT POWER +21 dBm (2400MHZ)
+20 dBm (5200MHZ)
DUAL ANTENNA COMPOSITE TRANSMIT POWER +24 dBm (2400MHZ)
+23 dBm (5200MHZ)
REGULATORY
Product safety certifications: UL 60950, cUL, EU EN 60950, TUV and UL 2043 (external antenna)
Radio approvals: FCC (USA), Industry Canada, CE (Europe) and TELEC pending (Japan)

CONDUCTED RECEIVER SENSITIVITY (ANTENNA ELEMENT NOT INCLUDED)
(typical) at antenna housing connector

2400MHz band
Rate/MCS Mode Sensitivity (dBm)
1 Legacy -94
2 Legacy -93
5.5 Legacy -93
11 Legacy -89
6 Legacy -91
9 Legacy -91
12 Legacy -91
18 Legacy -89
24 Legacy -87
36 Legacy -84
48 Legacy -80
54 Legacy -78
MCS0 HT20 -91
MCS1 HT20 -91
MCS2 HT20 -89
MCS3 HT20 -85
MCS4 HT20 -82
MCS5 HT20 -78
MCS6 HT20 -76
MCS7 HT20 -74
MCS8 HT20 -91
MCS9 HT20 -88
MCS10 HT20 -86
MCS11 HT20 -83
MCS12 HT20 -79
MCS13 HT20 -74
MCS14 HT20 -73
MCS15 HT20 -71
MCS0 HT40 -88
MCS1 HT40 -87
MCS2 HT40 -85
MCS3 HT40 -82
MCS4 HT40 -78
MCS5 HT40 -75
MCS6 HT40 -73
MCS7 HT40 -70
MCS8 HT40 -87
MCS9 HT40 -84
MCS10 HT40 -83
MCS11 HT40 -79
MCS12 HT40 -75
MCS13 HT40 -71
MCS14 HT40 -69
MCS15 HT40 -67
5200MHz band
Rate/MCS Mode Sensitivity (dBm)
6 Legacy -92
9 Legacy -92
12 Legacy -92
18 Legacy -90
24 Legacy -87
36 Legacy -83
48 Legacy -80
54 Legacy -83
MCS0 HT20 -92
MCS1 HT20 -92
MCS2 HT20 -90
MCS3 HT20 -85
MCS4 HT20 -82
MCS5 HT20 -78
MCS6 HT20 -76
MCS7 HT20 -75
MCS8 HT20 -91
MCS9 HT20 -88
MCS10 HT20 -86
MCS11 HT20 -82
MCS12 HT20 -79
MCS13 HT20 -74
MCS14 HT20 -72
MCS15 HT20 -71
MCS0 HT40 -90
MCS1 HT40 -89
MCS2 HT40 -87
MCS3 HT40 -82
MCS4 HT40 -79
MCS5 HT40 -75
MCS6 HT40 -73
MCS7 HT40 -72
MCS8 HT40 -88
MCS9 HT40 -85
MCS10 HT40 -83
MCS11 HT40 -79
MCS12 HT40 -76
MCS13 HT40 -71
MCS14 HT40 -70
MCS15 HT40 -68