The LANCOM LX-6400 offers the Wi-Fi 6 standard (IEEE 802.11ax) for high-speed wireless LAN for clients in the 2.4- and 5-GHz bands. Wi-Fi 6 technology achieves transmission rates of up to 2.400 Mbps at 5 GHz and simultaneously up to 1.150 Mbps at 2.4 GHz.
Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO for short) simultaneously distributes all of the available spatial streams of the LANCOM LX-6400 between several different Wave 2 clients, rather than one after the other as was formerly the case. The available bandwidth is used efficiently and delays in the wireless network are substantially reduced. With Wi-Fi 6, MU-MIMO operates not only for the downlink but for the uplink as well.
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) divides the frequency range of a Wi-Fi channel into a number of frequency blocks per unit of time. This creates subcarriers, which can be as narrow as just 2 MHz. Small data packets, so typical of IoT devices, no longer block entire 20-, 40- or even 80-MHz channels all by themselves. On the other hand, the Wi-Fi 6 access point is able to bundle multiple subcarriers. This is bit like carpooling, which stops the traffic being blocked by cars with just one occupant: Instead, the streets are freed up with just a few cars carrying several occupants.
The access point can handle channel bandwidths of 20, 40, and 80 MHz (with 4 streams) and 160 MHz (with 2 streams). The channel width of 160 MHz enables a data throughput of up to 2.400 Mbps on appropriate terminals with two antennas that support the reception of two streams at 160 MHz in the 5 GHz frequency band.
Previously, smartphones, tablets and notebooks had to be ready to receive all the time so as not to miss their data packets. This can quickly use up battery charge. Wi-Fi 6 delivers a new technology to counteract power consumption on the client side. Target Wake Time, TWT for short, reduces consumption by allowing the access point and the client to negotiate exactly when the receiver should wake up to receive data packets.
Optimized load balancing in your Wi-Fi by actively redirecting clients to the less congested and higher performance 5-GHz frequency band.
The LANCOM LX-6400 offers unsurpassed user-friendliness: Managed through the LANCOM Management Cloud, it integrates into a holistic, automated network orchestration system based on software-defined networking technology.
The LANCOM LX-6400 access point is due to operate with WLAN controllers as of early 2020. The alternative for centralized management is the LANCOM Management Cloud.
WPA3, the successor of WPA2, offers important upgrades and security features for small ("WPA3-Personal") and large networks ("WPA3-Enterprise").
With numerous integrated security features such as IEEE 802.1X, this enterprise-class access point provides optimal security for networks. Administrators and employees alike benefit from professional security policies on the network.
Thanks to the power supply via power over Ethernet as per IEEE 802.3at, the LANCOM LX-6400 operates at any PoE-powered Ethernet port. Alternatively, the access point operates with a power supply unit supplied with various plug adapters (EU, UK, US, AU).