Wireless technology is nothing new. It’s been around for a few years now, and it looks like it’s here to stay. Hooking up your computer to via physical cable to the internet is a thing of the past. Everyone walks around with a wireless device in their pocket now. Because of this, more and more consumers and employees expect to have WiFi readily available whenever they enter your building. So, businesses now have to provide a wireless connection throughout their building. However, it can be confusing to figure out what hardware you need for a reliable wireless connection. The thing is, the biggest, most expensive, fastest wireless access point isn’t always necessary. Sometimes, a small, reliable, reasonably priced access point is all you need. That’s why I really like FortiGate’s FortiAP 221E. It’s priced right, it’s easy to install, and easy to manage.
Great For Small Businesses
The FortiAP 221E is designed to be installed indoors, in a medium density environment. It’s great for an office environment, smaller retail store, or in a classroom. You can manage the FortiAP 221E centrally by the WLAN controller of your FortiGate. This makes it ideal if you are already using Fortinet security devices. And, you can manage the FortiAP 221E in the same dashboard as the rest of your Fortinet devices. Even if you aren’t using Fortinet security appliances, it can still set up quickly and easily through the FortiAP cloud provisioning and management portal.
What’s in the Box?
The FortiAP221E comes with the access point, quick start guides, and mounting hardware. Fortinet supplies the hardware for you to mount the AP to a wall, ceiling, or t-mount rail. It’s important to note that the FortiAP 221E does not come with a power supply. So, you will have to hook this up to a switch with PoE, a PoE injector, or a separate power supply. Corporate Armor sells all these options separately.
The FortiAP221E has 2 radios (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz). 4 internal antennas. 2×2 multi-user MiMo. It has a throughput of 867 Mbps. And uses 802.11 ac Wave 2. The FortiAP 221E allows you to set up a separate guest network. You can also customize the security of both the guest and private network.
In conclusion, if you need a new wireless access point for your office, school, or small retail shop, take a look at the FortiAP 221E. Of course, for more information on this access point or any other Fortinet product, call Corporate Armor at 877-449-0458, or email us at [email protected] Our security experts can help you find the product that best fits your business.