WatchGuard AP420

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AP420 Indoor Access Point

AP420, a new 802.11ac Wave 2 AP which provides lightning-fast speeds capable of supporting throughput-intensive and latency-sensitive applications like VoIP, video, music, and large data file transfers over Wi-Fi. It also includes a 4x4 Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) dual radio that offers high client-density support to help eliminate Wi-Fi connection delays, and a 3rd radio for dedicated WIPS (Wireless Intrusion Prevention System) and RF optimization scanning. Best for tradeshow floors, auditoriums, meeting rooms, and shopping malls.

When managed with the Wi-Fi Cloud, you can unlock the full potential of your WatchGuard access points with powerful WIPS security, real-time business-driven analytics, and powerful engagement and marketing tools.

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Deployment Number of
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Maximum
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Datasheet
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AP125
Lower-density 2x2:2 MU-MIMO
Wave 2
Indoor 4 internal 20 dBm 867 Mbps / 300 Mbps 2x GbE 802.3af (PoE)
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AP225W
Medium-density 2x2:2 MU-MIMO
Wave 2
3rd WIPS radio
Indoor 6 internal 20 dBm 867 Mbps / 400 Mbps 3x GbE 802.3at (PoE+)
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AP325
Medium-density 2x2:2 MU-MIMO
Wave 2
3rd WIPS radio
Indoor 6 internal 20 dBm 867 Mbps / 300 Mbps 2x GbE 802.3at (PoE+)
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AP327X
Medium-density 2x2:2 MU-MIMO
Wave 2
Outdoor 4 N-Type
External Connectors
24 dBm 867 Mbps / 400 Mbps 2x GbE 802.3at (PoE+)
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AP420
High-density 4x4:4 MU-MIMO
Wave 2
3rd WIPS radio
Indoor 10 internal 27 dBm 1.7 Gbps / 800 Mbps 2x GbE 802.3at (PoE+)


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Multi-User MIMO

Your Wi-Fi will show no signs of slowing down with a 4x4 MU-MIMO - allowing many devices to access the Wi-Fi simultaneously. This significantly decreases the time each device must wait for a signal and dramatically speeds up your network. Considering a typical small to midsize business (SMB) has at least 50+ devices including smartphones, tablets, and laptops, it’s vital to be able to connect multiple devices to Wi-Fi at the same time (smartphones, laptops, tablets), plus to be able to download and stream music, videos, and VoIP.

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Dedicated 3rd 2x2 MIMO Dual Band Radio

The AP420 access point comes equiped with a dedicated 3rd 2x2 MIMO dual band radio for dedicated RF optimization scanning and Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) when Wi-Fi Cloud is enabled, so you don’t have to sacrifice performance for security.

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We Protect Your Access Points from Wi-Fi Hacks

Each WatchGuard access point has the flexibility to operate as both an access point and a dedicated Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) security sensor protecting 3rd party brand access points. Now you can create a Trusted Wireless Environment without having to replace your existing infrastructure.

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Integration with Google for Education

Bringing secure Wi-Fi authentication to K-12 classrooms, Google for Education is a collection of applications and services allowing students and teachers to engage anytime, anywhere, on any device - securely, ensuring that only devices registered in the school’s Google domain can connect to the school Wi-Fi network and network access policies are enforced. This unique integration brings even more control, usability and ease-of-use to school districts. The access point must be Wi-Fi Cloud-enabled.

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Flexible Management Options

WatchGuard offers two management scenarios to meet the needs of SMBs and distributed enterprises. You can manage any of our access points with either a Firebox via the Gateway Wireless Controller with lightweight feature set, or with WatchGuard’s Wi-Fi Cloud. And with the Wi-Fi Cloud you get an expanded set of features including strong WIPS security, marketing tools, and location-based analytics for optimal business insights. For ultimate peace of mind, rely on a Firebox UTM-protected network with WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud-managed APs to realize the full marketing and security potential of a cloud-managed access point solution.

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Try Before You Buy. Wi-Fi Cloud Demo.

Take Wi-Fi Cloud for a free test drive today. See how easy it is to set up and manage Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS), troubleshoot your network, analyze your Wi-Fi users, create stunning splash pages and marketing campaigns, and so much more.

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Join the Trusted Wireless Environment Movement

With the importance of Wi-Fi to all of our lives, every person in this world deserves to connect to a Wi-Fi they can trust. The only way to accomplish this is to establish a security standard for Wi-Fi. Be an advocate for change by signing our petition because your voice matters.

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24x7 Expert Wi-Fi Support Included

At WatchGuard, we understand just how important support is when you are trying to manage and secure your Wi-Fi network with limited resources. Sometimes you require additional knowledge and assistance in a fast-changing technology world where mobility is becoming ever more critical and complex, and downtime can spell disaster. Automatically included with the purchase of any access point and management package is 24x7 support with 4 hours target response time for high severity issues, advanced RMA replacement, and software updates. With over 20 Certified Wireless Network Professionals (CWNP), our support team gives you the backup you need from the moment you activate your WatchGuard AP.

Quick Facts

Wave 2 chipset offers the latest technology that transforms Wi-Fi networks and offers the speeds and reliability once only possible over the wire.

AP420 continues to scan for wireless threats and enforces security policy even if the connection with the Wi-Fi Cloud is interrupted.

Smart steering automatically pushes clients with low speeds to a closer access point while band steering manages channel occupancy, pushing clients to the 5 GHz channel for optimal speed.

Incorporating the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 standards, you’ll have speeds of up to 1.7 Gbps over the air, without sacrificing security.

“The new AP420 with Wi-Fi Cloud combines performance and security into a solution that’s simple to deploy and manage. We get reliable high-speed Wi-Fi that’s not only secure, but also delivers an immersive guest experience, which is good for the customer and good for our brand.”

Stuart Rowbotham, Founder, Bromleynet Limited

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