Extreme Networks AP3610 Wireless Access Point
Dual radio 802.11a/b/g/n thin AP with 6 internal dual-band antennas
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The Extreme Networks Wireless solution optimizes distribution of the processing load between Access Points (APs) and wireless controllers to deliver exceptional performance while remaining easy to manage. Complex, time-sensitive functions such as QoS, encryption, policy enforcement, rate limiting, and dynamic channel selection are handled by the AP, while global functions like configuration, roaming, security management, and policy control are centralized at the wireless controller or the Extreme Networks NetSight Management Suite. Furthermore, the innovative Extreme Networks Wireless solutions-oriented architecture is able to determine how to forward traffic for the highest performance and reliability for each application. The result is a flexible and dependable WLAN infrastructure that can easily be leveraged to deploy VoWLAN and new high-performance solutions such as HD video.
- Full 802.11n 3x3 MIMO functionality using standard 802.3af PoE
- Easy and cost-effective migration path to 802.11n
- Comprehensive wireless security services for authentication, encryption, IPS, and NAC
- Flexible architecture supports centralized and/or distributed traffic forwarding for voice/video/data applications
- Policy enforcement and rate limiting at the AP support diverse deployments
- Unified wired/wireless role-based access control with guest networking
Purpose-built to enable voice and HD video communications across the WLAN, the Extreme Networks Wireless dual radio, 3x3 MIMO 802.11n wireless access points can be powered by a standard IEEE 802.3af PoE port found on most switches that form today's wired networking infrastructure - making wireless mobility more practical, achievable, and cost-effective. This means that Extreme Networks 802.11n APs do not require a costly upgrade to higher power 802.3at PoE switches. Similarly, enterprises are not required to pull extra Ethernet cables for additional power or limit the performance of APs by disabling a radio or falling back to 2x3 or 2x2 MIMO operation.
Extreme Networks Wireless APs use the most sophisticated standards to ensure effective security and client compatibility. Using the 802.11i (WPA2) standard, wireless LAN deployments can utilize 802.1X or PSK authentication and AES, TKIP, or WEP encryption. These options ensure secure authentication and seamless integration of the APs with the wired network infrastructure.
Extreme Networks Wireless APs work together to prevent interference and optimize RF sharing. Each AP is able to intelligently and dynamically adjust its transmit power and channel based on information related to neighboring APs as well as external interference or channel occupation. This ensures optimal performance for all wireless clients. If an AP fails, neighboring APs will increase power to maintain coverage in the affected area. The APs also support RF channel plan selection with the option of supporting 3-channel, 4-channel or a fully custom configuration.
Extreme Networks Wireless indoor 802.11n APs are exceptionally power-efficient, ensuring that they can run on industry-standard 802.3af PoE infrastructure. Many 802.11n APs exceed the power consumption limits of the 802.3af standard specification for PoE when configured for 3x3 MIMO on both radios (Note: AP3605 supports 2x3 MIMO only). These solutions demand the use of AC power adaptors or costly upgrades to pre-standard or proprietary PoE infrastructures to achieve optimal RF performance.
Exceptional performance is delivered utilizing the 3x3 statistical diverse transmit function. 802.11n AP performance gains are best achieved in the 5 GHz band where more non-overlapping channels are available. To achieve the optimal 300 Mbps data rate, the Extreme Networks Wireless 802.11n AP can be configured to use channel bonding, combining two adjacent 20 MHz channels into a single 40 MHz channel. Additionally, the Extreme Networks Wireless 802.11n APs are DFS compliant and can offer up to 11 non-overlapping, bonded channels in the 5 GHz band depending on the regulatory domain. This provides more flexibility when building high-throughput networks than with 802.11 APs which are not DFS compliant, as they are restricted to only 4 nonoverlapping bonded channels.
Plug and Play
Extreme Networks Wireless Access Points will securely and automatically register with an available wireless controller and download their configurations, simplifying deployment and operational effort. APs can immediately provide service to users without having to be manually configured.
Adaptive Solutions-Oriented WLAN Architecture
Most WLAN solutions force network administrators to choose between a centralized or distributed architecture. A significant advantage of Extreme Networks Wireless is that it can support both deployment models simultaneously, offering significant flexibility benefits over other solutions. Network administrators can assign a topology (centralized or distributed) via policy to an individual user or group of users. A specific SSID can also be statically mapped to a given topology without any restrictions, so that the wireless LAN infrastructure can efficiently adapt to customer-specific business requirements and applications.
A centralized architecture requires all traffic to be backhauled to a centralized controller. With the higher data rates of 802.11n APs, traffic loads on the wired network can be much greater than those created by legacy 802.11a/b/g APs. Depending on the size of the WLAN deployment and how much data is forwarded to the centralized controller, significant congestion may result.
A fully distributed deployment eliminates backhauling traffic to a controller but increases the processing complexity for real-time mobile applications that require seamless cross-subnet roaming (e.g. VoWLAN). This can force IT managers to either create a large broadcast domain or apply many VLANs.
With Extreme Networks Wireless, network administrators are able to create WLAN services and policies, which together can dynamically assign traffic forwarding rules to users and groups, limit data flows and control admission on a per user and per SSID basis. With the flexibility to provision services and enforce policies at the AP, wireless traffic can be bi-directionally limited to user-defined thresholds, filtered, and locally switched without the need to tunnel it back to the controller. In both cases, unwanted traffic does not traverse costly WANs or aggregating switches before being dropped at the controller. This is achieved by the unique ability to perform packet inspection at the AP, where the requested service and destination is identified and then used to filter, switch, or rate limit accordingly. The result is optimized responsiveness and performance for users and services. Easily adapted to diverse customer network configurations whether they comprise single building, local campus or routed remote offices, the Extreme Networks Wireless solutions-oriented architecture simplifies deployment and reduces implementation costs.
Survivable Branch Office
Administrators can cost-efficiently deliver WLAN services for users at remote sites without the need to purchase or manage a local controller. Combining built-in user-based policy management and captive portal capabilities, branch users, including guests experience premium performance with direct access to local resources such as Internet, printers and other specialized services. Traffic filtering, rate limiting, and exception handling of unauthorised users continues even when connection to the controller is lost.
Dynamic Radio Management (DRM)
Each Extreme Networks Wireless Access Point supports DRM. Although DRM is centrally managed and configured by the controller, DRM functions as a fully distributed system managing channels and transmit power allowing the WLAN infrastructure to adapt to RF interference (802.11 and others), heavy channel utilization, and AP failures.
Flexible Client Access (FCA)
Flexible Client Access is an access technique that can significantly improve the throughput for 802.11n clients in mixed a/b/g and n environments. FCA operates by ensuring equal airtime for all clients in environments with a mix of 802.11n and 802.11a/b/g devices. Network administrators can step-wise adjust this capability on a per WLAN service basis to improve responsiveness for all users and to maximize overall throughput across the wireless link.
Full RF Survivability
To ensure uninterrupted access, Extreme Networks Wireless Access Points automatically adjust their settings to continue to optimally service clients when adjacent APs fail or when the link back to the controller is lost.
In addition, Extreme Networks Wireless APs can be configured to dynamically redirect traffic to a secondary wireless controller if the primary wireless controller fails. When the failover mode is enabled, APs automatically register to both a primary and secondary wireless controller, ensuring high availability of the WLAN service and robustness for real-time applications
Extreme Networks Wireless APs provide strong encryption and authentication with the use of 802.11i standards and captive portal.
Extreme Networks Wireless APs can be configured as part time or full time sensors to detect rogue APs or to detect and contain security threats with the Wireless Management Suite (WMS) Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS).
In addition, each AP can be configured with a certificate enabling the AP to authenticate to the wired network. The network is then fully protected against attempted re-use of the Ethernet port by unplugging the AP and connecting directly to the Ethernet cable, as a point of entry into the corporate network.
Quality of Service (QoS)
Extreme Networks Wireless APs support extensive functionality to ensure the best service for all multimedia applications. Extreme Networks Wireless APs use IP DiffServ/Precedence/TOS and 802.11e WMM to differentiate and prioritize wireless traffic. On the wired side, IP DiffServ/Precedence/TOS, and 802.1p are used to differentiate and prioritize traffic.
For 802.11 traffic, Extreme Networks Wireless APs support additional QoS features including 802.11e TSPEC (Call Admission Control) and U-APSD (automatic power save) to ensure high quality and power efficient services for voice, video, and data applications.
In addition, the original packet IP prioritization can be maintained on both the wireless and wired networks by enabling the Adaptive QoS mechanism. This feature allows tunneled and wireless packets to retain their IP prioritization value end-to-end. Furthermore, Extreme Networks Wireless APs allow IT managers to define custom mappings of different types of prioritization schemes to ensure that user traffic is properly differentiated when entering the wired network.
Bandwidth Control and Prioritized Service Delivery
Extreme Networks Wireless provides administrators with the means to control bandwidth utilization and prioritize service delivery. Unique, granular packet inspection capabilities at the AP continuously monitor and assess user and service destinations. Based on topology, filter rules and data rate thresholds defined in the user policy, a packet may be tunneled back to the controller, switched at the AP, or dropped. A user who violates a rate limit policy attribute could, for example, be directed to a quarantine segment attached to local AP or further rate limited.
- Support for demanding voice/video/data applications to enhance mobile worker productivity and convenience
- Role-based grouping of users, devices, and applications to deliver priority, QoS, and security in accordance with business needs
- Seamless roaming across an entire multi-subnet campus without the need for cumbersome client software
- Integrated management, security, and QoS features reduce operating cost and ensure a consistent user experience regardless of location
- Centralized visibility and control from Extreme Networks Wireless Management Suite and Extreme Networks NMS accelerate problem resolution, optimize network utilization, and automate management
- Migrate to 802.11n without requiring power, switching, or cabling upgrades
- Adaptive architecture reduces complexity and optimizes information flow for each application
- Dynamic Radio Management ensures optimal AP coverage and maximizes the availability and quality of wireless service across the enterprise
- Wireless Distribution Service (WDS) enables Extreme Networks Access Points to wirelessly interconnect while extending WLAN service to distant areas
- Flexible Client Access optimizes throughput for 802.11n clients in today's mixed a/b/g and n client environments
- Authentication and authorization functions include role-based access control (using 802.1X, MAC, and captive portal) and authentication at the AP (802.1X supplicant)
- Standards-based encryption at the AP (802.11i, WEP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2, WPAPSK, WPA2-PSK, and WPA2-AES)
- Wireless Intrusion Prevention (WIPS) functions provide continuous scanning, threat classification, rogue AP detection, and countermeasures against possible attacks
- AP personality can change to full time and part time sensors to perform Wireless Intrusion Detection and Prevention (WIPS) for effective detection and prevention of rogue APs and other threats
- Integration of security policies (NAC, IPS) across the wired/wireless networks enables quick diagnosing and resolution of security threats
- Integration of Policy Manager across the wired/wireless networks dynamically oversees user access at the wireless network point of entry
Support and Service
- Industry-leading customer satisfaction and first call resolution rates
- Lifetime warranty for indoor access points
- Personalized services, including site surveys, network design, installation, and training
|High performance enterprise class AP
|Number of radios
|MIMO implementation for high performance 11n throughputs
|Number of spatial streams
|Maximum Throughput Per Radio / Total
|300Mbps / 600Mbps
|Wired performance in packets per second (pps)
|Number of SSIDs supported per radio / total
|8 / 16
|Simultaneous users per radio / total
|127 / 254
|Simultaneous Voice calls (802.11b, G711, R>80)
|Mode of operation
|Plug and play operation/Zero touch deployment
|Security and Standards
|WPA, WPA2 (AES), 802.11i, 802.1x, IPSec, IKEv2, PKCS #10, X509 DER / PKCS #12
|Mulitple Operating Modes
|Clients serving access points
|Intelligent thin AP
|Encryption, Security, QoS and RF management done on AP
|Bridging data traffic at AP and/or at controller simultaneously
|Simultaneous RF monitoring and client services
|Remote access point
|RF spectrum analysis
|Self-forming and self-healing meshing
|Max Transmit Power
|Radio 1 (5GHz)
|Radio 2 (2.4GHz)
|Max Antenna Gain
|Radio 1 (5GHz)
|6 dBi (AP3610)
5 dBi (AP3620)
|Radio 2 (2.4GHz)
|3 dBi (AP3610) 4 dBi (AP3620)
|Adaptive Radio Management
|Dynamic Channel Control
|802.11h: DFS & TPC support (ETSI)
|Efficient use of the spectrum with a multi-channel architecture
|Automatic transmit power and channel control
|Self-healing with coverage gap detection
|Band steering with multiple steering modes
|Spectrum load balancing of clients
|Performance protection in congested RF environments
|Mitigates co-channel interference with coordinated access
|QoS for Applications
|Quality of Service (WMM, 802.11e)
|Call Admission Control (TSPEC)
|Power Save (U-APSD)
|Fast secure roaming and handover between APs
|Opportunistic Key Caching (OKC)
|Support voice, video and data using the same SSID
|Prioritize voice over data for both tagged and untagged traffic
|Rate limiting (rule and user-based)
|Rule and role based QoS processing
|Multicast Rate Control
|Multicast to Unicast Conversion
|Adaptable rate multicast
|Power save mode optimization for multicast
|Media Access Protocol
|CSMA/CA with ACK
|802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
802.11g: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
802.11n: See 802.11n Performance table below
5.15 to 5.25 GHz (FCC / IC / ETSI) - Indoor
5.25 to 5.35 GHz (FCC / IC / ETSI) - Indoor / Outdoor
5.47 to 5.725 GHz (FCC / IC / ETSI) - Indoor
5.725 to 5.850 GHz (FCC / IC) - Indoor / Outdoor
2.400 to 2.4835 GHz (FCC / IC / ETSI) - Indoor / Outdoor
|802.11a: OFDM 802.11b: DSSS
802.11g: DSSS and OFDM
802.11n: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM with OFDM 802.11n
High-throughput (HT) support: HT 20/40 802.11n
Packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU
|Receive Sensitivity (typical)
|802.11a: 6 Mbps/-93 dBm, 54 Mbps/-80 dBm 802.11n 5 GHz HT20 Mode: 6.5 Mbps(MCS0)/-94 dBm, 130 Mbps(MCS15)/-72 dBm 802.11n 5 GHz HT40 Mode: 15 Mbps(MCS0)/-89 dBm, 300 Mbps(MCS15)/-68 dBm 802.11b: 1 Mbps/-93 dBm, 11 Mbps/-90 dBm 802.11g: 6 Mbps/-92 dBm, 54 Mbps/-81 dBm 802.11n 2.4 GHz HT20 Mode: 6.5 Mbps(MCS0)/-94 dBm, 130 Mbps(MCS15)/-74 dBm 802.11n 2.4 GHz HT40 Mode: 15 Mbps(MCS0)/-88 dBm, 300 Mbps(MCS15)/-69 dBm
|# 10/100/1000 Base T Ethernet autosensing link
|Console port for the ease of installation and management
|Wall mounting bracket
|Drop-ceiling mounting bracket
Temperature 0º C to +50º C (+32º F to +122º F)
Humidity 0%‐95% (noncondensing)
Temperature ‐5º C to +50º C (+23º F to +122º F)
Temperature ‐40º C to +70º C (‐40º F to +158º F)
2002/95/EC (RoHS Directive), 2002/96/EC (WEEE Directive),Ministry of Information Order #39 (China RoHS)
|UL / IEC / EN 60950-1; CAN/CSA 22.2 # 60950-1-03 UL 2043 Plenum Rating (Indoor Access Points) European 2006/95/EC Low Voltage Directive
|•FCC CFR 47 Part 15.107 and 15.109 Class B (FCC 47 CFR, Part 15.205, 15.207, 15.209, FCC 47 CFR, Part 2.109, 2.1093, FCC OET No. 65)
• ICES-003 Class B
• RSS-210, RSS-102 (RF Exposure)
• R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC EN 301 893
• EN 300 328
• 2004/108/EC EMC Directive
• EN 301 489 -1 & 17
• EN55011/CISPR 11 Class B, Group 1 ISM
• EN55022/CISPR 22 Class B
• EN55024/CISPR 24
• EN / UL 60601-1-2
• EN 50385
|Dimensions (W x H x L)
|(8.4" x 2.2" x 7.1") - AP3610
(8.4" x 2.2" x 7.1") - AP3620
|628.4g - AP3610 649g - AP3620
|Max power consumption
|12.8W (Typical 11W)
Download the Extreme Networks Wireless Access Point Datasheet (PDF).