Linksys has introduced N300 and N600 business-class access points.
The LAPN300 Wireless-N300 Access Point with PoE and LAPN600 Wireless-N600 Dual Band Access Point with PoE join Linksys’ switches and VPN routers to continue the company’s re-entry into small business networking.
Rather than come in with guns blazing with 802.11ac APs, Linksys chose a more conservative route, sticking to 802.11n products to start.
Both APs share a common Qualcomm-Atheros-based platform, with the only difference being the single 2.4 GHz N300 radio or 2.4 and 5 GHz N300 radios enabling the LAPN600’s simultaneous dual-band N600 class.
Linksys LAPN600 Wireless-N600 Dual Band Access Point with PoE
Common features include:
- Gigabit Ethernet LAN port
- IPv6 support
- "Smoke detector" style enclosures that can be desktop, wall or ceiling mounted
- Access Point and "Range Extender" modes
- Band Steering
- WPA,WPA2 Personal and Enterprise, 802.1X security
- SSID to VLAN mapping
- MAC-based access control
- Rogue AP detection
- 802.3at PoE power
- Web and SNMP management
The LAPN300 and LAPN600 ship this month at MSRPs of $199.99 and $299.99, respectively.