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FortiAP 431F
FortiAP 431F access point

FortiAP 431F/433F Wi-Fi 6 access point

The brand-new FortiAP 431F/433F Wi-Fi 6 access point is out! Within the range of Wi-Fi 6 appliances, these are a step up from the 231F. They’re pretty much top-of-the-line, in fact. The difference between the FortiAP 431F and the FortiAP 433F is that the 433F has 5 external antennas, the 431F’s antennas are internal.

The FAP 431F 4×4:4 MU-MIMO device has three radios, a 2.4 GHz, a 5 GHz, and a separate scanning radio. It delivers 1.14 Gbps and 2.4 Gbps Maximum Data Rate, respectively. There’s also a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port, plus an additional 1 Gbps Ethernet port for PoE diversity. It can provide 24/7 scanning across both bands while still providing access on both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.

What’s so great about Wi-Fi 6?

WiFi shares bandwidth among endpoint devices. And, when you are in a high-traffic area with lots of access points, their coverage areas will overlap. So, as you walk through someplace like an airport, you can be moving from one access point to another.

Your endpoint (phone) is one of maybe thousands of APs and endpoints yelling and hiccupping at each other over the other devices. Get enough devices in the same area and efficiency and performance will suffer.

What the FAP 431F does, is it opens up more lines for endpoints to talk on, so they don’t have to wait as long for their turn. It also allows more data into each packet, which can increase total throughput by nearly 40%. You end up with faster, more efficient performance, and even lower energy usage.

FortiAP 431/433F Wi-Fi 6 access point

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Features of the FAP 431F

As mentioned, the FortiAP 431F provides three radios with internal antennas as well as OFDMA and dual 1 Gbps Ethernet ports. It can provide 24/7 scanning across both bands while still providing access on both the 2.4 and 5GHz bands. The integrated BLE radio can be used for beacons and locationing applications. It can support 512 wireless clients per Wi-Fi radio.

The enterprise-grade FAP 431F is ideal for high-density public environments. Since it’s designed for faster browsing and downloading from mobile devices, companies with 5G deployments and offices with high-bandwidth usage would also benefit. It can be managed either by the built-in WLAN controller of your FortiGate, or the easy-to-navigate FortiAP Cloud portal.

But since we’re premier Fortinet specialists, Corporate Armor is your best bet if you want to find out more about the FortiAP 431F. Our advice will be driven by your unique needs, nothing more.

So please reach out to us here, or call 877-449-0458. We can’t wait to serve you!

FortiAP 431F highlights

Dual 1 Gbps Ethernet ports
Three radio, 4×4:4 MU-MIMO
2.4 Gbps Maximum Data Rate on the 5 GHz band
1.14 Mbps Maximum Data Rate on the 2.4 GHz band

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