FortiAP U421EV Indoor Wireless AP – 2 x GE RJ45 port, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WAVE 2


Fortinet FortiAP Universal Series U421EV – Wireless access point – Wi-Fi 5 – 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz – cloud-managed

SKU: FAP-U421EV-A Categories: , Brand: Fortinet


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We’ve been promoting the Fortinet Trade-Up special for some time now, and this seems like a good time for a complete overview of it.

The various promotions and content have thus far focused on individual models that are available to you if you upgrade. We’ve featured several important models, such as the FG-40F and FG-60F, that are available at a discount though this special. But there’s a lot more legacy models out there that are on the eligible list, such as the FortiAP 224E, FortiAP 231E, FortiSwitch 448D, and more!


The FortiAP U Series offers a wide range of access points. They can be managed by any of Fortinet’s controller and management options: Cloud, FortiOS, or WLAN Controller. There are models available right across the performance spectrum. The “U” in FortiAP U421EV. stands for “Universal,” because they are universally manageable, as mentioned. The FAP-U421EV could be considered a high-end 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) access point.

The FortiAP U421EV, from $667, is a 4×4:4 MU-MIMO device, with 8 internal antennas. It also has 1 internal one, as well as an internal BLE radio to go with its’ 2 other radios. The radios are 2.4 GHZ and 5 GHz, and peak out at 600 Mbps and 3.46 Gbps, respectively. The FAP-U423EV is the same, except that it has external antennas, rather than internal ones.

The FortiAP U421EV is flexible

The FortiAP U421EV is great for everything from a large campus to hundreds of branch locations. It’s great for anything from from branches, to large offices, schools, universities, hospitals, hotels, and retail. The U-series can definitely serve a wide range of applications. That’s because they can be managed by any of Fortinet’s control and management offerings: FortiGate, FortiWLC, and FortiAP Cloud.

The FAP-U421EV is great for Education, since its’ integrated secure wireless controller (FortiGate) ensures secure student access to learning resources while FortiGuard services provides cybersecurity protection.

It’s also perfect for the Healthcare sector, because FAPs enable hospitals to improve patient safety by driving life-critical applications such as telemetry requiring low bandwidth but exceptionally high reliability. Wireless controllers (FortiWLC) connected to Universal access points ensures patient safety remains paramount. At the same time, they provide improved performance for wireless enabled medical devices.

The FAP-U421EV has a superb price-to-performance ratio and ease of set-up. Recommending the FAP-U421EV is a no brainer. If you would like to know more about the FortiAP U421EV or any other Fortinet product, please email us or call Corporate Armor at 877-449-0458.



Three radio, 4×4:4 MU-MIMO  
3.46 Gbps data rate on the 5GHz radio  
600 Mbps data rate on the 2.4GHz radio  
Supports a wide variety of deployments  

Read more about the FAP-U421EV here!

Additional information

Weight 5.6 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 8.5 × 2.2 in
Product Description Fortinet FortiAP Universal Series U421EV - wireless access point - cloud-managed
Device Type Wireless access point
Form Factor External
Localization Americas
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Capacity Maximum number of configured SSIDs: 16 u00a6 Concurrent users per radio: 512
Included Accessories Wall mounting kit, ceiling mounting kit
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Supported PoE
Power AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Manufacturer Warranty Limited lifetime warranty
Ruggedized Design Indoor
Connectivity Technology Wireless
Data Transfer Rate 3.46 Gbps
Remote Management Protocol HTTP, CLI
Cloud-Managed Yes
Features Wall mountable, Mesh networking, WPA2 encryption, Maximum Ratio Combining (MRC), Low Density Parity Check (LDPC), Transmit Beam-forming (TxBF) ready, ceiling mountable, 4T4R MIMO technology, Maximum Likelihood Demodulation (MLD), Captive Portal, security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), 802.1x authentication, power-saving mode, MU-MIMO technology, WPA encryption, packet aggregation A-MPDU, packet aggregation A-MSDU, SU-MIMO technology
Encryption Algorithm TLS, PEAP, TTLS, WPA, WPA2, WEP
Authentication Method MS-CHAP v.2, Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), EAP-FAST
Compliant Standards FCC, RoHS, LVD
Antenna Internal
Antenna Qty 8
Gain Level 5 dBi
Interfaces 2 x 1000Base-T (PoE) - RJ-45 u00a6 1 x USB - Type A u00a6 1 x RS-232 - RJ-45
MTBF 30 years
Power Device External power adapter
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Consumption Operational 24.26 Watt
Service & Support Limited warranty - lifetime
Min Operating Temperature -4 u00b0F
Max Operating Temperature 122 u00b0F
Humidity Range Operating 5 - 90% (non-condensing)