Product Review: 4ipnet Product for Wireless Network
The most outstanding advantages of 4ipnet products that worth mentioning is that all hardware functions are accessible by default, and don’t require any additional licenses. Additionally, there’s an optimal and attractive price/quality ratio.
The company's solutions are successfully implemented for educational and medical institutions, corporate sectors and telecom operators.
Supporting advanced technologies such as Seamless Roaming (moving within the territory without connection failure), Airtime Fairness, Load Balancing, and many others, allows one to maintain high data transfer rate, and prevents network overloading, even in locations with high-density users. In addition, the administrator can divide users into groups: employees, guests, etc., and assign different network access policies, which helps to manage users, perform detailed recording of network activity and provide reports, track suspicious activity, thus making Wi-Fi network more secure and reliable.
We will share some information about two access points (EAP767, EAP727) and the WHG201 controller.
We’ve used a 4ipnet unmanaged gigabit switch SW1108 to connect to the access points network.
EAP767 (Enterprise Access Point) is an enterprise-grade 802.11ac standard dual-band indoor access point. It has dual radio transmitters with a 3x3 MIMO function (Multiple Input Multiple Output - a method of spatial coding of a signal that helps increasing the channel bandwidth in which data transmission and data reception are carried out by systems of several antennas). Thus, the EAP767 has 6 built-in antennas (3x2.4 GHz, 3x5 GHz), which according to the manufacturer, allow to support the data transfer rate up to 450 Mbit/s and 1300 Mbit/s, in 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. Also, it can distribute clients to separate channels, thereby reducing overloads.
The access point has its own Layer 2 Firewall, to block unwanted traffic and provide an additional level of security.
Several SSIDs can be configured on the access point, each of which can use different security standards (for example, WPA2-Enterprise) and VLAN virtual network tags that provide network segmentation.
The number of concurrent users can reach up to 384 (256 in the 2.4GHz band, 128 in the 5GHz band).
• 802.11ac 3x3 MIMO supporting up to 1300 Mbps data rate
- Fast Layer 2/Layer 3 roaming*
In the System tab, you can specify the AP and location, and set time settings, network settings, control parameters (VLAN, port, etc.), as well as the CAPWAP protocol settings for communication with the controller.
In the Wireless tab, accordingly, is all that concerns Wi-Fi, transmitter working mode settings (frequency, protocol, channel, etc.), security and virtual access points (VAP).
When the controller is first started, you’ll see the initialization panel (setting the time zone, configuring the WAN, changing the password, etc.).
There are lots of settings for the controller, so here we will only mention a few of them.
Here we see the WAN interface settings. You can set the limits of uplink and downlink bandwidth, if desired.