【New Product Intro】EAP225-Wall: First 11ac wave2 wall-plate EAP

Released On: 2018-07-26 01:11:53Last update time: 2018-07-26 01:13:15

EAP225-Wall is the first 802.11ac Wave2 wall-plate Omada EAP product with brand new design. It inherits the common features of EAP series like Omada Controller centralized management, Captive Portal.

Comparing with EAP115-Wall ,EAP225-Wall will support some new features like MU-MIMO, PoE OUT (PoE Passthrough).

 

Note: EAP225-Wall EU version is already shipped now, the US version will be shipped in near future.

 

Product Overview

  • Dual band ac1200 (2.4G: 300Mbps + 5G: 866Mbps) wall-plate AP.
  • Uplink Port: Fast Ethernet Port*1 (802.3af/at PoE in).
  • Downlink Port: Fast Ethernet Port*3, one of the three ports supports PoE OUT (802.3af standard PoE).
  • Internal Omni-directional Antenna 2.4GHz: 2x3dBi, 5GHz: 2x4dBi.
  • Reset Button, LED on/off button.
  • LED Indicator.

Highlight Features

PoE OUT

 

  • EAP225-Wall is equipped with three 10/100Mbps downlink Ethernet ports, one of them supports PoE OUT.
  • PoE OUT means EAP225-Wall can transmit data and supply power to the equipment connected to ETH3 (PoE OUT port).
  • To use the PoE OUT feature, the EAP225-Wall itself must be power by 802.3at Standard PoE PSE.
  • The PoE OUT feature can provide 802.3af Standard PoE with maximum output power of 13W.
  • Comparing with EAP115-Wall which only equipped with one downlink port, EAP225-Wall has three downlink ports and these 3 ports can work as a switch.

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MU-MIMO

  • The wireless AP without MU-MIMO like EAP115-Wall can communicate with only one client at a time which is also known as SU-MIMO.
  • While the EAP225-Wall with MU-MIMO allows the AP to communicate with at most 2 clients at a time, which can improve the total download throughput.
  • To make the MU-MIMO work, both the AP and the clients need to support MU-MIMO. It’s a trend that more and more wireless clients will support MU-MIMO.

 

Typical Application Scenarios

  • Similar to EAP115-Wall, EAP225-Wall is more capable for high room density applications like hotel, dormitory, ward and so on.
  • Comparing with EAP115-Wall, EAP225-Wall, as dual band AP, can carry more wireless clients. So it’s capable for higher user density scenario.
  • Customers who need wired & wireless connection at the same time in a room.
  • Customers who need to power one 802.3af Standard PoE PD (like IP Phone, IP Camera) and its consumed power is no more than 13W.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q1: How to use the PoE OUT feature?

A: To use the PoE OUT feature, please note:

  • To use this feature, EAP225-Wall must be powered by 802.3at Standard PoE PSE.
  • Only ETH3 support PoE OUT feature, other 2 Ethernet ports don’t support this feature.
  • The consumed power of the device connected to PoE OUT port should be less than 13W.
  • The output voltage of PoE OUT feature will follow the input voltage and a few volts lower, while it can supply power for most 802.3af PD.

 

Q2: What kind of wall junction box does EAP225-Wall support?

A: EAP225-Wall supports not only 86mm wall junction box like EAP115-Wall does,  but also supports standard EU/US wall junction box as below:

 

Q3: Will wireless clients require new hardware to take advantage of wave 2 802.11ac ?

A: Both access points and clients will require new hardware to take advantage of Wave 2 802.11ac. Changes like going from SU-MIMO to MU-MIMO are significant. Wave 2 access points will be backward compatible with older clients from an interoperability standpoint. But the new enhancements will function only when access points and clients both support the new hardware.

 

Q4: What is the main difference between wave 2 and wave 1 802.11ac?

A: 802.11ac wave 2 is a step up from wave 1, so the differences in fact aren’t that drastic. Here’s about wave 2:

  • MU-MIMO
  • Up to 4 spatial streams (EAP225-Wall only has 2 spatial streams because it has two 5G antennas)
  • Addition of 160 MHz channel (EAP225-Wall doesn’t support 160MHz channel yet)

 

 

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One remark:

While this is a good product, the Fast Ethernet Uplink Port is a weak spot as it is the bottleneck in throughput. Both wireless bands can easily flood that 100 Mbps separately, leave alone together. Include the three Fast Ethernet Downlink Ports and congestion is guaranteed. That Uplink Port should have been a Gigabit Port like in the other EAP225 products.

 

EDIT:

Yes, that speed limit has impact as the rest of my home network is at Gigabit-speed. And my internetconnection is also above 100 Mbps.

@apveening 

Thanks for your feedbackyes

We are developing a new wall plate access point with gigabit uplink/downlink ports.

@Robert.Jiang

Thanks for the info. Please let me know when it is available, especially if it is a drop-in replacement for the current version, I like the form factor, it fits very nicely in the place I installed it.

How powerfull are these wall plate APs?  In a hotel, would you need them in every room or could you go every-other room?

Great Product ! Looking forward to all the updates

Regards,
Vincent Bettschart

@Anthonyofsd

That would depend upon the quality of the walls. In a decent hotel, I would expect one in every room as the signal will have problems penetrating the walls. Besides that, the ethernetports can also be used to connect the TV (or other hotel equipment) in the room.

Best illustration for in-wall AP, before I didn't know what's the difference between the ceiling mount and Wall AP.

Hi, is the built in switch VLAN capable?

I haven't used those settings yet, but it seems to be VLAN capable.

@Robert.Jiang Also very much interested in an EAP series wallplate access point with gigabit uplink. Any update on a possible release date for Japan?

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