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Meru AP832 Wireless Access Point
802.11ac technology to meet the demands of wireless HD video and high bandwidth applications

Meru AP832 Wireless Access Point

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Meru AP832e Wireless Access Point
Meru Dual radio 3x3 3-stream 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Access Point
Includes 6 Dual Band Omnidirectional Antennas - 2.4 GHz (4 dBi) and 5 GHz (6 dBi). Can be mounted horizontally (below the ceiling) and vertically (on a wall)
#AP832e
List Price: $1,295.00
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Overview:

Designed to meet the highest performance wireless requirements with Gigabit speeds

The AP832 is a dual-radio, dual-band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN access point with a 3x3:3ss design. It can operate in the 5 GHz band to support 802.11ac and deliver a maximum data rate of 1.3 Gbps per radio. Operating in the 2.4 GHz band, a maximum data rate of 450 Mbps per radio can be achieved. The access point is offered as a choice between internal and external antenna models.

The AP832 wireless access point supports data, voice, and video applications with superior predictability and reliability. It allows you to rely on your Wi-Fi network for mission-critical applications, increasing productivity for end users. Radio frequency virtualization delivers plug-and-play deployment, easy capacity expansion, and seamless mobility.

It is designed for the highest client density and most demanding enterprise environments including:

  • Arenas
  • Stadiums
  • Lecture halls
  • Conference rooms
  • Hospitals

More Info

Multiple operating modes give you the flexibility to design a wireless network suited to your specific needs. The AP832 wireless access point supports centralized, distributed, mesh, bridged, and VPN tunneled modes.

It integrates with the System Director wireless operating system and the Meru E(z)RF® network management suite to bring intelligent management and resilient wireless services to your network.

  • Support for multiple operating modes providing maximized data rates
  • Radio frequency virtualization simplifies deployment
  • Integration with Meru System Director operating system

Features:

Dual-radio, Three-stream 802.11ac Wireless Access Point

High-performance wireless connectivity for high-density environments

The AP832 is the industry’s first 802.11ac access point capable of supporting two concurrent 5 GHz 3x3:3ss radios, designed for high-density deployments in large offices, schools, universities, hospitals, hotels, and large retail stores. The AP832 supports an aggregate 2.6 Gbps data rate for the most demanding business applications like video and voice.

The AP832 access point allows administrators to prioritize applications to improve the user experience with Meru’s unique Context Aware Layers technology. For schools, this means Learning Management System applications can be assigned to one dedicated channel layer, while online classroom video feeds can be dedicated to another channel layer. For healthcare, life-critical applications such as patient monitoring can be dynamically assigned to one channel layer, doctor and nursing applications can be assigned to a second layer, and patient applications can be placed on a third channel layer.

The AP832 also provides unique roaming support because Meru enables the network (not the client) to control roams via our Air Traffic Control® technology, resulting in the industry’s lowest roaming latency figures – a true zero-handoff.

Additionally, Meru’s single-channel technology allows the AP832 to leverage the 802.11ac design for pervasive, real-world deployments of 80 MHz channels, effectively doubling the available data rate and dramatically increasing throughput availability for Meru customers.

Like other Meru access points, the AP832 integrates seamlessly with our E(z)RF® network management system, Identity Manager, and other application solutions to bring intelligent management and resilient wireless services to your network.

AP832
Features Benefits
Supports IEEE 802.11ac-Draft with dual radios and three spatial streams Provides an optimized 802.11ac experience in the industry with Very High Throughput (VHT) capabilities
Supports multiple wireless deployment options No channel planning, and delivers seamless mobility
Support for multiple operating modes: centralized, distributed, mesh, bridged, and VPN tunnel modes Offers flexible deployment options for diverse customer requirements
Integration with Meru controllers and management software applications Offers full management and security assurances
Supports either internal or external antennas Provides a choice of two models to suit your needs

Technical Specifications:


QoS

WMM support
Dynamic WMM rate adaptation
Configurable QoS rules per user and application

OPERATING MODES

Centralized deployment mode
Distributed deployment mode
Remote VPN tunnel mode

SECURITY

WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-AES, 802.11i, 802.1X (EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, LEAP, EAP-FAST, EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA, and EAP-MD5)
802.1X and captive portal authentication against local database on the controller, RADIUS, and Active Directory
RADIUS-assisted per-user and per-ESSID access control via MAC filtering

MANAGEMENT

Centrally managed by any Meru controller running System Director Automatically discovers controllers and downloads configuration settings for plug-and-play deployment

Upgrades and management using System Director/E(z)RF® Network
Manager
Support for SNMP

WIRELESS SPECIFICATIONS

Model Introduction
AP832i dual-radio, dual-band IEEE Std 802.11a/b/g/n/ac-Draft access point with six internal omnidirectional antennas
AP832e dual-radio, dual-band IEEE Std 802.11a/b/g/n/ac-Draft access
point with six RP-SMA connectors and six external omnidirectional antennas

Supported radio technologies
Dual-band, dual-radio access point
3x3:3SS (three spatial streams)
Indoor application
Supported 2.4 GHz (TurboQAM Mode) and 5.x GHz for dual-band, dual-radio operation, data rate up to 1.9 Gbps
Supported dual 5.x GHz IEEE Std 802.11ac operation with RF collocation
(FCC Permit by Ask provision), data rate up to 2.6 Gbps
Supported transmit beam-forming (TxBF)
IEEE Std 802.11ac Draft standard
IEEE Std 802.11n/ac with Draft Orthogonal Frequency Division
Multiplexing (OFDM)
IEEE Std 802.11b with Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
IEEE Std 802.11ac Draft with 20/40/80 MHz (VHT20/40/80) channel width
IEEE Std 802.11n with 40 MHz (HT40) channel width
IEEE Std 802.11a/g with 20 MHz channel
IEEE Std 802.11b with 5 MHz channel

Supported Modulation
IEEE Std 802.11ac Draft: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
IEEE Std 802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
IEEE Std 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
Featured 256-TurboQAM modulation for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz operations

Supported MCS Index
Supported MCS0~MCS9 for IEEE Std 802.11ac Draft
Supported MCS0~MCS15 for IEEE Std 802.11n

Supported Frequency Bands
2.400 ~ 2.4835 GHz (ISM)
5.150 ~ 5.250 GHz (UNII-1)
5.250 ~ 5.350 GHz (UNII-2, upon DFS approval)
5.470 ~ 5.725 GHz (UNII-2 Extended, upon DFS approval)
5.725 ~ 5.825 GHz (UNII-3)
Country-specific restrictions apply; adjusted by controller upon approval

Operating Channels
2.4 GHz Channels
- CH1~11 for U.S., Canada
- CH1~13 for Japan, Europe, rest of world
5 GHz HT20 (20 MHz) Channel
- Non-DFS Channel: CH36, 40, 44, 48, 144, 149, 153, 161, 165
- DFS Channel upon approval: CH 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116,
120*, 124*, 128*, 132*, 136, 140, 144 (*weather radar)
5 GHz HT40 (40 MHz) Center Channel
- Non-DFS channel: CH38, 46, 151, 159
- DFS channel upon approval: CH54, 62, 102, 110, 118*, 116*, 134* 134,
142 (*weather radar)
5 GHz VHT80 (80 MHz) Center Channel
- Non-DFS channel: CH42, 155
- DFS channel upon approval: CH58, 106, 122* (*weather channel)
Platform supports Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS & DFS/TPC) for
future 5 GHz channel adoption
Country-specific restrictions apply; adjusted by controller upon approval

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Power
Operated at IEEE 802.3af power
Powered by IEEE Std 802.1af or at PoE (Power over Ethernet) injector
or switch
12V external power adapter (sold separately)

Other Interfaces
Networks: One 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet RJ45 uplink (G1), one
10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet RJ45 (G2) for downlink and future
expansion purposes, auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
Six RPSMA RF connectors for external antenna SKU (AP832e)
One RJ45 port (G1) support IEEE Std 802.3af or at PoE
One USB 2.0 port (Type-A) for future feature
One console port
One reset button
One Kensington security slot

LED Indicators
One tri-color LED over facade for AP status
Additional LEDs for Ethernet activity over two RJ45 ports (G1 & G2)

Mounting
Wall, desktop, or ceiling mount
Three mounting kits included with access point:
- 650-00232, 15/16” T-bar & wall-mount combo adapter
- 650-00233, 9/16” T-bar adapter
- Flat-surface wall-mount bracket (used with 650-00232)

Supported Data Rate (Mbps)
IEEE Std 802.11ac Draft three streams: 19.5 ~ 1300 Mbps (MCS0-
HT20@800nS~MCS9-HT40@400nS)
IEEE Std 802.11ac Draft per stream: 6.5 ~ 433.3 Mbps (MCS0-
HT20@800nS~MCS9-HT40@400nS)
IEEE Std 802.11n Three streams: 13 ~ 450 Mbps (MCS9-HT20@800nS to
MCS23-HT40@400nS)
IEEE Std 802.11n Per stream: 6.5 ~ 150 Mbps (MCS0-HT20 @ 800nS to
MCS7-HT40@400nS)
IEEE Std 802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
IEEE Std 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps

Configurable Transmission Power
Transmission power configurable in 1.0 dBm increments
Unused radios can be disabled via software for lower power consumption

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

SKU
AP832i: Six integrated dual-band omnidirectional PIFA antennas
AP832e: Six extended reverse polarity SMA connectors; shipment comes with six omnidirectional rubber ducky antennas

Option (ordered separately)
- CBL-SERIAL-DB9-35, DB9-stereo console cable
- CBL-RJ45-ADAPT-X5, GbE extension adapter
- MNT-FEET-SET-X5, rubber feet for desktop staging

Installation in the Air-Handling Space
AP832e metal enclosure only by removing plastic façade

Dimensions
AP832i or AP832e (with mounting bracket): 7.1” x 7.1” x 2.7”
(18.0 cm x 18.0 cm x 6.8 cm)
AP832e without plastic façade: 6.3” x 6.3” x 2.1”
(16.1 cm x 16.0 cm x 5.2 cm)

Weight
AP832i (with mounting bracket): 2.3 lb (1.1 kg)
AP832e (with mounting bracket): 1 .9 lb (0.9 kg)
AP832e without façade and mounting bracket: 1.5 lb (0.7 kg)

Environmental
Operating temperature: 32 ̊ F to 122 ̊ F (0 ̊ C to 50 ̊ C)
Operating humidity: 5–95% (non-condensing)
Storage temperature: -40 ̊ F to 185 ̊ F (-40 ̊ C to 70 ̊ C) ambient
Storage humidity: 5–95% (non-condensing)

REGULATORY APPROVAL

FCC (United States of America)
CE Mark (European Community)
Industry Canada (Canada)
TELEC (Japan)
Safety Approval (worldwide)
EU RoHS
For more country-specific regulatory approval, please contact your Meru representative

CERTIFICATIONS

Wi-Fi certified IEEE Std 802.11a/b/g/n (ac)*
(*Wi-Fi alliance certification started in June 2013 and Meru AP832 has been submitted for certification.)

WARRANTY

Limited lifetime warranty

AP832
Transmit Power (TX) and Receive Sensitivity (RX) per Stream
Configuration Maximum conductive point transmit power per stream (dBm) Maximum EIRP per stream (dBm), External Antenna SKU Maximum EIRP per stream (dBm), Internal Antenna SKU RX (dBm)
802.11b 21.0 25.0 24.0 -85
802.11g 20.0 24.0 23.0 -70
802.11n, 2.4 GHz HT20 19.0 23.0 22.0 -65
802.11n, 2.4 GHz HT40 18.0 22.0 21.0 -64
802.11a 18.0 24.0 22.0 -69
802.11n, 5 GHz, HT20 17.0 23.0 21.0 -67
802.11n, 5 GHz, HT40 16.0 22.0 20.0 -64
802.11ac Draft, 5 GHz, HT20 17.0 13.0 21.0 -69
802.11ac Draft, 5 GHz, HT40 16.0 22.0 20.0 -67
802.11ac Draft, 5 GHz, VHT80 16.0 22.0 20.0 -64
AP832
Specification of Default Antenna
  Model Number Description
1 MERU-P1633 Internal antenna (Default in AP832i): MERU-P1633 2.4/5.x GHz dual-band omnidirectional antenna, 3dBi gain @ 2.4 GHz and 4 dBi @ 5.x GHz
2 ANT-01ABGN-0406-O External antenna (Default in AP832e): ANT-01ABGN-0406-O, 2.4/5 GHz 4/6 dBi omnidirectional antenna with 1x RP-SMA jack
AP832
Specification of Optional External Antennas (Sold Separately)
  Model Number Description
1 ANT-6ABGN-24 2.4/5.x GHz 2.5/4 dBi directional patch wall/pole-mount antenna, with 36-inch external coaxial cables and 6x RP-SMA male jacks
2 ANT-I3ABGN-0304 2.4/5.x GHz 3/4 dBi omnidirectional ceiling mount antenna, with 36-inch external coaxial cables and 3x RP-SMA male jacks
3 ANT-ABGN-23 2.4/5.x GHz 3/4 dBi directional patch wall/pole-mount antenna, with 60-inch external coaxial cables and 6x RP-SMA male jacks
4 ANT-ABNG230-W 2.4/5.x GHz 2/3 dBi omnidirectional rubber ducky antenna with 1x RP-SMA male jacks
5 ANT-ABGN-470 2.4/5.x GHz 4.7/4.7 dBi omnidirectional rubber ducky antenna with 1x RP-SMA make jack
6 ANT-I2ABGN-0304-O 2.4/5.x GHz 3/4 dBi omnidirectional ceiling mount antenna, with 36-inch external coaxial cables and 2x RP-SMA male jacks
7 ANT-O4ABGN-0607-PT 2.4/5.x GHz 6/7 dBi directional patch wall/pole-mount antenna, with 36-inch external coaxial cables and 4x RP-SMA male jacks
8 ANT-O6ABGN-0607-PT 2.4/5.x GHz 6/7 dBi directional patch wall/pole-mount antenna, with 36-inch external coaxial cables and 6x RP-SMA male jacks
9 ANT-06ABGN-0606-O 2.4/5.x GHz 6/6 dBi omnidirectional wall/pole-mount antenna, with 36-inch external coaxial cables and 6x RP-SMA male jacks
AP832
Antenna Radiation Patterns (Internal Antenna Model)
Internal Antenna (MERU-P1633) 2.4 GHz ~ 2.5 GHz 4.9 GHz ~ 5.9 GHz
Average Antenna Gain 3.0 dBi 4.0 dBi
Polarization Linear Linear
Azimuth Beam-width 195° 190°
Elevation Beam-width 98° 100°
VSWR 1:2.0 1:2.0

Meru AP832 Access Point 2.4 GHz H-plane

Meru AP832 Access Point 2.4 GHz E-plane

Meru AP832 Access Point 5 GHz H-plane

Meru AP832 Access Point 5 GHz E-plane

AP832
Antenna Radiation Patterns (External Antenna Model)
External Antenna 2.4 GHz ~ 2.5 GHz 4.9 GHz ~ 5.9 GHz
Average Antenna Gain 3.3 dBi 6.0 dBi
Polarization Linear Linear
Azimuth Beam-width 360° 360°
Elevation Beam-width 75° 55°
VSWR 1:1.5 1:1.5

Meru AP832 Access Point 2.4 GHz H-plane

Meru AP832 Access Point 2.4 GHz E-plane

Meru AP832 Access Point 5 GHz H-plane

Meru AP832 Access Point 5 GHz E-plane

Compare Meru's Wireless Access Points:

Meru wireless access points supports diverse enterprise uses.

  Remote In-room General Purpose High Density and Multimedia Outdoor
Model AP110 AP1014 AP1010 AP1020 AP320 AP332 AP433 AP832 OAP380 OAP433
Deployment Scenarios Home Office and Small Branch In-room Access for Hotels and Dormitories; Small Branch Offices Classrooms, Dormitory Common Areas, Moderate Density Enterprise Conference Rooms, Lecture Halls, Hospitals, Stadiums Parking Lots, Courtyards, University Grounds
Technology 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac   802.11 a/b/g/n
Frequency Bands 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
Radios 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 4 (2 for mesh backhaul) 3
MIMO 2X2 2X2 2X2 2X2 3x3 3x3 3x3 3x3 3x3 3x3
Spatial Streams 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 3
Maximum Data Rate Per Radio (Mbps) 300 300 300 300 300 450 450 1,300 300 450
Client Ethernet Ports 1 4 -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- --
Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE) Interface:
802.3af Compliant -- yes check yes check yes check yes check yes check yes check yes check yes check yes check
802.3at Compliant -- -- yes check yes check -- yes check yes check yes check -- yes check
Local Power Option 12V External Power Adapter Included -- 5V Power Adapter Sold Separately for AP1010e Only 5V Power Adapter Sold Separately for AP1020e Only 5V Power Adapter Sold Separately 12V Power Adapter Sold Separately -- 12V Power Adapter Sold Separately -- --
Internal Antenna Model yes check yes check yes check yes check yes check yes check yes check yes check -- --
External Antenna Model -- -- yes check yes check yes check yes check yes check yes check yes check yes check

Industry:


Wireless Access Points by Industry
  Remote In-room General Purpose High Density and Multimedia
  AP110 AP1014 AP1010 AP1020 AP320 AP332 AP433 AP832
Industry AP110 AP1014 AP1010 AP1020 AP320 AP332 AP433 AP832
EDUCATION
Dormitory (In-room)   yes check   yes check        
Dormitory (Common Areas)       yes check   yes check   yes check
Classroom (K-12)       yes check yes check      
Classroom (Higher Education)       yes check   yes check   yes check
Lecture Hall           yes check   yes check
Stadium           yes check   yes check
Distance Learning Facility or Satellite Campus Building       yes check yes check      
Home Study or Telecommuter for Faculty and Administration yes check              
HOSPITALITY
In-room yes check yes check            
Corridor for Room Coverage     yes check yes check        
Conference Room           yes check   yes check
Stadium           yes check yes check yes check
HEALTHCARE
Assisted Living (In-room)   yes check            
Long Term Care (Common Areas)       yes check   yes check    
Hospital           yes check   yes check
Administrative       yes check        
Telemedicine yes check              
RETAIL & LOGISTICS
Store (Employee Access)     yes check          
Store (Customer and Employee Access)       yes check   yes check   yes check
Warehouse       yes check        
GENERAL ENTERPRISE
Moderate Density       yes check        
High Density           yes check   yes check
Remote Workers yes check              

Documentation:

PDF File
Download the Meru AP832 Series Datasheet (PDF).

 

Meru Products
Meru AP832e Wireless Access Point
Meru Dual radio 3x3 3-stream 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Access Point
Includes 6 Dual Band Omnidirectional Antennas - 2.4 GHz (4 dBi) and 5 GHz (6 dBi). Can be mounted horizontally (below the ceiling) and vertically (on a wall)
#AP832e
List Price: $1,295.00
Our Price: $1,117.00