FortiAP 831F Wi-Fi 6 access point
The brand-new FortiAP 831F Wi-Fi 6 access point is out! Within the range of Wi-Fi 6 appliances, these would be a step up from, well… just about anything.
We’ll just let Fortinet explain it:
“This high throughput enterprise class 802.11ax indoor AP provides three radios and 8 spatial streams. This top-of-the line access point supports OFDMA, a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port, plus an additional 1 Gbps Ethernet port for PoE diversity. The AP can provide 24/7 scanning across both bands while still providing access on both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. The integral BLE radio can be used for beacons and locationing applications.”
So, it’s a Wi-Fi 6 (of course), 8×8 MU MIMO access point with nine (count ’em NINE) antennas, both internal and external. The FAP 831F runs at up to 1.14 Gbps and 4.8 Gbps data rate on it’s 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, respectively. This AP is definitely enterprise-grade.
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 831F 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.
Features of the FAP 831F
The FAP 831F provides 24/7 scanning across both bands and still access both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. The integral BLE radio can be useful for beacons and locationing applications. And it’s Fortinet-secure: Integrated Firewall, IPS, Application Control, and Web Filter protect the wireless LAN from the latest security threats. Of course.
The FAP 831F is ideal for high-density public environments. Since it’s ideal for faster browsing and downloads from mobile devices, companies with 5G deployments and offices with high-bandwidth usage will also benefit. Manage it 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 this powerful, exciting, new access point. 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 831F At-A-Glance
|A 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port, and a 1 Gbps Ethernet port for PoE diversity|
|Three radio, 8×8 MU-MIMO|
|4.8 Gbps Maximum Data Rate on the 5 GHz band|
|1.4 Gbps Maximum Data Rate on the 2.4 GHz band|