HP E-802.11n Dual Radio Access Point Series Review

The E-series MultiService Access Points (MAPs) bring intelligence to the network edge, providing scalable, seamless, secure, wireless access anywhere, anytime, either autonomously or centrally controlled by E-series MultiService Controllers.

  • First three spatial stream MIMO AP in the industry
  • Up to 450 Mbps per radio on the E-MSM460 and 466
  • E-MSM466 supports a range of antenna options
  • E-MSM430 is two stream, price/performance leader
  • All APs use standard IEEE 802.3af PoE power

This highest-performing family of access points improves productivity and is the first in the industry to offer three spatial stream MIMO technology, bringing IEEE 802.11n near Gigabit Ethernet performance to 900 Mbps and enhancing coverage areas with beamforming technology. These APs deliver the highest performance in 802.11n AP technology in the market today with the best price and performance in the industry. Each dual radio 802.11n access point operates in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, providing backward compatibility for IEEE 802.11a/b/g legacy technologies.

These APs can operate with or without a wireless controller and support all the same enterprise features as the prior HP E-series MSM wireless products, in addition to new features, such as beamforming, bandsteering, and concurrent 5 GHz operation.
The E-MSM466 access point also supports a range of indoor and outdoor MIMO antennas.

IEEE 802.1p prioritization: delivers data to devices based on the priority and type of traffic
SpectraLink voice priority (SVP) support: prioritizes SpectraLink voice IP packets sent from a SpectraLink NetLink SVP server to SpectraLink wireless voice handsets to help ensure excellent voice quality
Wireless: – L2/L3/L4 classification: IEEE 802.1p VLAN priority, SpectraLink SVP, and DiffServ. – Wi-Fi MultiMedia (WMM), IEEE 802.11e EDCF, and Service-Aware priority assigned by VSC . – Maximum VoIP call capacity: 12 active calls on IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n.
Network management: – Fully manageable using HP Manager and HP Mobility Manager. – SNMP v2c, SNMP v3, MIB-II with Traps, and RADIUS Authentication Client MIB (RFC 2618). – Embedded HTML management tool with secure access (SSL and VPN). – Scheduled configuration and firmware upgrades from central server.
Diagnostic: – Client event log records association, authentication, and DHCP events. – Packet capture tool for Ethernet and IEEE 802.11 interfaces (PCAP format). – Data rate matrix.
Protection against rogue IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n access points and wireless clients: HP RF Manager and MSM415 RF Security Sensors continuously scan for detection, classification, and prevention of wireless threats on IEEE 802.11a/b/g and 802.11n wireless networks
Provides 24 x 7 detection, classification, and prevention capabilities: HP RF Manager and MSM415 RF Security Sensors continuously protect your wireless network from security threats
IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) support: simplifies deployment and dramatically reduces installation costs by helping to eliminate the time and cost involved in supplying local power at each access point location
Auto-MDIX: automatically adjusts for straight-through or crossover cables on the Ethernet interface
Three spatial stream MIMO technology: – The latest in Wi-Fi technology allows for 450 Mbps of signaling per radio. – More than a 50% increase in performance over any two spatial stream product.
Beamforming: – Better coverage area. – Better performance at distances from the AP.
Bandsteering: – Steers wireless clients to the 5 GHz band for outstanding performance.
Concurrent operation in the 5 GHz band: provides ability to run both radios in the 5 GHz band for best performance (E-MSM466 Only)
Antenna: -E-MSM430/460 embedded antenna:4 dBi antenna at 2.4 GHz and 7 dBi antenna at 5 GHz. -E-MSM466 external antenna:includes six RP-SMA connectors for attaching an external antenna to fit the deployment application. -Two indoor ceiling mount antennas and two pole/wall mount indoor/outdoor antennas fit specific needs. -Maximum power listed doesn’t include the embedded antenna; review HP documentation for your AP to understand the maximum output setting for your AP based on your country limit.
Technical specifications
I/O Ports1 RJ-45 autosensing 10/100/1000 port(IEEE 802.3 Type 10BASE-T, IEEE 802.3u Type 100BASE-TX, IEEE 802.3ab Type 1000BASE-T), Duplex: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX: half or full
1000BASE-T: full only
1 RJ-45 serial console port
Product dimensions (WxDxH)6.16 x 5.19 x 1.94 in.
Power and operating requirements
Power consumption12.9 W (maximum)
SafetyUL 2043; UL 60950-1; IEC 60950-1; EN 60950-1; CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
Electromagnetic compatibilityEN 55022 Class B; EN 60601-1-2; EN 301 489-1; EN 301 489-17; ICES-003 Class B; FCC Part 15, Class B
Operating temperature range32 to 122°F
Operating humidity range5 to 95% (noncondensing)
What’s included
WarrantyLifetime, advance replacement, next business day
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