Pakedge W5N2 WAP Covers Large Areas
The new W5N2 wireless access point (WAP) from Pakedge is designed to work with multiple WAPs to form a virtual WAP to increase the wireless footprint of a network in larger homes and small business environments.
Every home or business would, ideally, be wired with the latest approved version of Ethernet cable, gigabit routers, gigabit switches and drops in every room. Of course, most homes or businesses are lucky to have a couple of rooms with wired connectivity, while the rest of the property relies on wireless networking options.
Pakedge Deices & Software recently introduced its W5N2 Wireless Access Point (WAP) with Dual-Band Radio to provide electronics professionals and clients with a solution that upgrades the coverage of a wireless network in residential and commercial environments.
Pakedge says the W5N2 WAP incorporates its proprietary Residential Virtual Cell Technology that enables wireless WAPs in a large network to act as a single, “virtual” wireless access point to support Wi-Fi roaming without any hand-offs to wireless devices. This seamless connectivity allows popular computing products like laptops, iPads, smart phones, touchpanels and other devices to roam throughout a property without dropping their wireless connectivity.
Pakedge asserts the W5N2, along with its companion CTL-W5N Wireless Virtualization Management Controller, provides users with a reliable wireless network roaming solution that “sees” a single WAP. Pakedge adds that electronics professionals can customize the performance of the W5N2 to fit the requirements of the network, and that the unit is pre-configured for use with the CTL-W5N to expedite the installation process.
The W5N2 supports 802.11a/b/g/n and it includes a choice of security options, as well as Power Over Ethernet (PoE).
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