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Extreme Networks ExtremeWireless WiNG AP8163
802.11n Rugged Outdoor Mesh Access Point

Extreme Networks Compact Wireless WiNG AP8163

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Rugged Design Delivers Next-Generation High-Performance Wi-Fi in Demanding Outdoor Environments

Break through your walls and extend your wireless LAN (WLAN) outdoors with the ExtremeWireless WiNG AP 8163. This rugged access point is purpose-built inside and out to enable easy extension of robust wireless connectivity to workers in outdoor spaces. On the outside is a housing designed to handle virtually any weather conditions. On the inside, three radios give you the power and flexibility to handle today’s bandwidth-heavy applications and secure your data — without purchasing and managing an additional layer of equipment. Each of the two 802.11n radios can support either the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz band, providing the flexibility to segment traffic as needed to maximize network and application performance. The third band-unlocked radio can be used to help increase security and network uptime as either a dedicated sensor for a Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS), enabling around-the-clock rogue detection, or as a Scan Ahead radio that can find clean channels and eliminate network outages due to radar interference in the 5 GHz band. And with high-powered radios, you’ll experience greater capacity and better network performance with fewer access points, effectively reducing the cost of your wireless LAN. With the AP 8163, whether your workers are viewing technical schematics, placing a video call to get on-the-spot assistance with a task, or accessing an inventory application, you’ll have the bandwidth you need to continually exceed their performance expectations — with the integrated around-theclock monitoring required to keep your network safe.

Superior Capacity

With three spatial streams, the two radios designed to carry client traffic deliver data rates of up to 450 Mbps per radio. So whether your workers are using latency-sensitive applications such as voice or video, or bandwidth-intensive applications such as HD video, you can be confident your WLAN can handle the traffic — and provide the optimum user experience.

Superior Availability

While the AP 8163 can be adopted by an ExtremeWireless WiNG Controller for remote control and management, it can also function as a stand-alone access point. These features work together to keep workers connected, even if an adopted AP 8163 loses its connection to the wireless controller due to a wired network or T1/E1 line backhaul problem.

Advanced ExtremeWireless WiNG 5 Operating System Delivers Superior Performance

WiNG 5 distributes intelligence and control to every piece of infrastructure in your WLAN — the wireless controllers as well as all access points, including the AP 8163. Now, all AP 8163 access points work in concert with the WLAN infrastructure to determine the fastest and most efficient routing of every transmission, based on factors such as user, location, application, and available wired and wireless resources. And since traffic no longer needs to travel to a central controller, the load on the wired network is dramatically reduced, virtually eliminating the typical bottlenecks and chokepoints in a centralized WLAN.

Gap-Free Security

The AP 8163 secures all your wireless transmissions, ensuring compliance with government and industry regulations, such as PCI in retail and HIPAA in healthcare. Your network is protected every second of every day with comprehensive integrated security features that include layer 2-7 stateful packet filtering firewall, AAA RADIUS services, a VPN gateway, and location-based access control. In addition, one of the radios can serve as a dedicated WIPS sensor for around-the-clock rogue detection, protecting the network edge — without requiring stand-alone hardware and additional power or Ethernet cabling.

Eliminate Radar Interference with Scan Ahead Radio

Since your AP 8163 access points will be installed outdoors, they are vulnerable to interference from certain radar systems. With our patented Scan Ahead technology, one radio can be utilized to scan ahead for a channel that is free of radar signals and automatically change channels if radar interference is detected, protecting network performance.

Reduce WLAN Cost and Complexity with Advanced Mesh Networking

With over 200 patents granted in mesh networking, Extreme Networks is the industry leader in outdoor mesh networks. Our robust mesh networks eliminate the need to install fiber and wires between buildings, on campus grounds, or in business parks and large outdoor areas, reducing the cost and complexity of your WLAN. Our unique routing engine, MeshConnex™, combines with a key mesh enhancement called Opportunistic Radio Link Adaption (ORLA) to ensure the highest possible data rates in challenging outdoor environments — at all times. And with data rates of 450 Mbps at the mesh layer, you get a high-capacity network capable of serving high-bandwidth applications, such as video.

Eliminate RF Interference

Even when the network is fully operational, RF interference and unbalanced wireless network loads can threaten network performance. With SMART RF, your WLAN can automatically and intelligently adapt to these types of dynamic changes in the RF environment. The AP 8163 can sense potential interference from Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi sources — including faulty antennas, dynamic dead spots, and neighboring access point failures — and automatically adjust channels and power as needed to prevent performance degradation and protect latency-sensitive applications, such as VoIP.

The Extreme Networks Advantage: Support Services Bring Our Expertise Right to Your Door

A respected leader in enterprise mobility, Extreme Networks provides services that allow you to benefit from the experience we’ve gained from working around the globe with many of the world’s leading companies, in practically every vertical market.

Our family of services can help you get and keep your WLAN up and running at peak performance, by providing the assistance you need at every phase of the network lifecycle — from planning and implementation to postdeployment everyday support. Not only can we help you tailor your network to meet your specific needs, we can also help you reduce risk, lower your capital investment, and reduce operational costs.


Purpose-built to Enable Easy Extension of Robust Wireless Connectivity in Outdoor Spaces

Rugged outdoor access point with resiliency, redundancy and high availability by design and automatically. Use the WiNG AP 8163 to create mobile MESH networks in freight transportation yards, commuter transportation, container shipping ports, mining operations.

High Superior Capacity

With three spatial streams, the two radios designed to carry client traffic deliver data rates of up to 450 Mbps per radio. So you can be confident your WLAN can handle the traffic — and provide the optimum user experience.

Superior Availability

While the WiNG AP 8163 can be adopted by an ExtremeWireless WiNG Controller for remote control and management, it can also function as a stand-alone access point.


Product Fatures AP 7612
802.11ac Capabilities
  • 3x3 MIMO with 3 spatial streams
  • 20 and 40 MHz channels
  • 450 Mbps data rates per radio
  • Packet aggregation (AMSDU, AMPDU) Reduced Interface Spacing
  • 802.11 DFS
  • MIMO Power Save (Static and Dynamic)
  • Advanced forward error correction coding: STBC, LDPC
  • Additional radio can support either 24x7 WIPS sensing and spectrum analysis or Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) Scan Ahead
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions 9.0 in. L x 10.0 in. W x 2.6 in. H,
22.8 cm L x 25.4 cm W x 6.6 cm H
Weight 5.6 lbs/2.54 kg
Housing Outdoor IP67 rated, diecast aluminum, corrosion-resistant enclosure, salt, fog, rust ASTM B117
LEDs Activity Indication 2 top-mounted LEDs
Uplink 2 ports (GE1, GE2) auto-sensing 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet; 802.3at on GE1 LAN port
Antenna Connectors 8 N-type ports
Console Port Outdoor-rated RJ45 console port
Multi-Band Security Sensor Outdoor 24x7 integrated Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS)
User Environment
Operating Temperature -22° F to 140° F/-30° C to 60° C
Storage Temperature -40° F to 185° F/-40° C to 85° C
Operating Humidity 5 to 95% RH non-condensing
IP Sealing IP67
Operating Altitude 8,000 ft. at 54° F/12° C
Storage Altitude 30,000 ft. at 82° F/28° C
Wind Rating 150 mph
Electrostatic Discharge 15kV air, 8kV contact
Operation Shock IEC60721-3-4, Class 4M3, MIL STD 810F
Vibration IEC60721-3-4, Class 4M3
Power Specifications
Operating Voltage 36-57VDC
Operating Current 625mA at 48V in 802.3at mode
Networking Specification
Layer 2 and Layer 3 Layer 3 routing, 802.1q, DynDNS, DHCP server/client, BOOTP client, PPPoE, and LLDP
Security Stateful Firewall, IP filtering, NAT, 802.1x, 802.11i, WPA2, WPA TripleMethodology Rogue Detection: 24x7 dual-band WIPS sensing, MU-assisted, on-board IDS, and secure guest access ( hotspot)
Quality of Service (QoS) WMM, WMM-UAPSD, 802.1p, Diffserv, and TOS
Radio Specifications
Wireless Medium Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS), Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), and Spatial Multiplexing (MIMO)
Network Standards IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, 802.11d and 802.11i WPA2, WMM, and WMM-UAPSD
Data Rates Supported 802.11b/g: 1, 2, 5.5, 11, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48;
54 Mbps 802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48;
54 Mbps 802.11n: MCS 0-23 up to 450 Mbps
Operating Channels 2.4 GHz Band: Channel 1 through Channel 13
5 GHz Band: Channel 36 through Channel 165
* Channel availability depends on local regulatory restrictions
Maximum Available Transmit Power per Chain (conducted) 2.4GHz: 23dBm, 5.2GHz: 20dBm
Maximum Available Transmit Power per AP (composite, 0dBi antenna) 2.4 GHz: 27.7dBm, 5.2 GHz: 24.7dBm
Antenna Configuration 3x3 MIMO (transmit/receive on all three antennas) and green mode (dynamical antenna selection)
Transmit Power Adjustment 1dB increment from 0dBm to max
Operating Frequencies 2412 to 2472 MHz, 5180 to 5825 MHz
Mounting Stainless Steel Mounting Bracket (KT-147407-02)
Extension Mounting Kit (KT-150173-01)
Outdoor 802.3AT POE AP-PSBIAS-7161-US
Single Port Midspan PD-9001GO-ENT (International)
PD-MBKOUT Mounting Bracket for Outdoor Midspans
External antenna options (see WLAN Antenna Guide for external antenna options)
Safety Certifications UL / cUL 60950-1, IEC / EN60950-1, RoHS
Radio Approvals FCC (USA), Industry Canada, CE ( Europe), Australia
Warranty One (1) year on AP 8163; 30 days on accessories; 90 days on software

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