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Dual-Radio 2x2 MIMO (2SS) Indoor Access Point for 802.11a/b/g/n

Juniper Networks WLA321 Wireless LAN Access Point
Juniper Networks Products
WLA Series Wireless LAN Access Point
WLA322 Access Point with Dual Radio 802.11a/b/g/n 2x2 MIMO (2SS)
Single 1000Base-T 802.3af PoE Ethernet port, 4 internal antennas. Not rated for plenum use. Ceiling mount bracket included.
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List Price: $595.00
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WLA322 Overview:

The WLA322 entry level 802.11n indoor wireless access point combines dual radios with 2x2 MIMO, 2 spatial streams, and internal antennas. It provides link speeds of up to 300Mbps and delivers up to 6x better performance than 802.11a/g access points. Integrated security and manageability helps create a reliable, enterprise-class 802.11n WLAN user experience.

The small footprint includes energy-efficient 802.3af PoE power in its 1GbE uplink port, and local switching delivers low latency and advanced VLAN tunneling. Dual radios allow concurrent 2.4Ghz and 5.5 Ghz WLAN service.

Reliable access with concurrent spectrum analysis and robust barriers against known interference sources makes WLA322 well-suited for lower density environments.

Product Description

The Juniper Networks WLA Series Wireless LAN Access Points provide client access, spectrum analysis, bridging, and wireless mesh services for indoor and outdoor deployments of enterprise wireless LANs (WLANs). Configured and controlled by Juniper Networks WLC Series Wireless LAN Controllers, the WLA Series performs deep packet inspection, encryption, traffic forwarding, and security enforcement locally, which results in optimized traffic flows, radically reduced latency, and massive scalability.

The Juniper Networks WLA Series Wireless LAN Access Points provide complete access point, mesh, and bridging services. Featuring support for 802.11n as well as 802.11a/b/g, the WLA Series provides seamless mobility both indoors and outdoors, and it enables scalable deployment of wireless voice over IP (VoIP), video, and real-time location services.

The WLA Series comes with complete security and networking services, along with advanced performance and scalability features which enable the access points to offload controllers by inspecting and forwarding traffic locally and performing encryption and security enforcement at the access point. The WLA Series also provides band steering, client load balancing, dynamic authorization, quality of service (QoS), bandwidth controls and dynamic call admission control (CAC)—all of which combine to ensure a more consistent user experience as traffic is more evenly distributed across controllers, access points, and radios. This also improves scalability, providing the same consistent user experience for thousands of mobile users and devices.

The WLA Series is simple to deploy and can easily be configured and managed remotely. Once installed, the WLA Series access points automatically monitor the data integrity and radio frequency (RF) signal strength of wireless channels, and continually tune for optimal RF channel and transmit power. Continuous scanning of the RF spectrum also allows early detection, classification, avoidance and remediation of performance degrading interference sources.

WLA Series access points enforce stringent prioritization of delay sensitive traffic for voice and other critical applications and provide granular quality of service (QoS), and bandwidth management capabilities on a per application, per user or per SSID basis. Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) or SpectraLink Voice Priority (SVP) can be configured to ensure optimal QoS for voice traffic. Access point policies allow per user, protocol or class-of-service (CoS) mapping.

WLA Series access points may also be deployed in branch locations away from a main campus in a controller-less plug and play deployment model. This reduces the cost and complexity of installing wireless access in remote sites. They can be managed via the WAN or through the Internet by controllers at headquarters, and will maintain local session persistence indefinitely, if the WAN link goes down. If the connection to the controller is lost, wireless services continue uninterrupted; connected clients maintain wireless connection to the AP, new clients can connect and authenticate locally, and the Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS) continues. Furthermore, the new country code override feature in the remote AP profile allows the AP's channel and transmit power to be set to meet the specific country's regulatory requirement where it is located, independent of the location of the WLAN controller which is managing it.

WLA Series LAN Access Points diagram

WLA Series LAN Access Points offload WLC Series controllers to maximizeperformance and scalability

Features & Benefits:


Security

With the highest security standards, WLA Series Wireless LAN Access Points support all relevant encryption methods, including Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 based on 802.11i (WPA2) and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) in both enterprise (802.1X) and personal (pre-shared key) modes. There are no encryption keys, security credentials, or data stored locally, which eliminates any security risk if stolen or connected to an unauthorized network.

RF Management

The WLA Series plays a key role in rogue and intrusion detection as well as denial of service (DoS) attack detection. The WLA Series access points provide simultaneous support for both access service and spectrum analysis. This ensures early detection of common RF interferers and also allows for appropriate corrective actions to mitigate loss of performance due to interference. ActiveScan allows the WLA Series access points to fulfill a dual role, as the system scans all 802.11 channels while simultaneously providing wireless connectivity to mobile clients. SentryScan allows the WLA Series access points or individual access point radios to act as dedicated sentries, providing continuous scanning.

When rogue or interference sources are detected, the WLA Series access points coordinate with the WLC Series controllers for an appropriate mitigation response to ensure the highest air quality for efficient and high performing wireless access services. If an access point goes out of service and leaves a coverage hole, the WLC Series controllers can change channels or adjust power levels on multiple nearby access points in a coordinated fashion in order to restore Wi- Fi coverage and provide optimal reliability and performance.

Spectrum Intelligence

In addition to the typical RF scanning performed as a wireless intrusion measure, which is supported on all WLA Series access points, the WLA321, WLA322, WLA522, and WLA532 are also equipped to gather spectrum intelligence either as a dedicated spectrum sensor, or simultaneously together with client access. This enables better troubleshooting and avoidance of performance-degrading interference sources.

Working in conjunction with interference avoidance planning, advanced diagnostics, visualization and reporting features in RingMaster, the WLA522 and WLA532 can detect, classify and report a wide variety of non Wi-Fi interference sources. These include microwave ovens, spread-spectrum frequency hopping wireless devices, movement sensors, continuous wave transmitters (video cameras, wireless bridges) and many more that operate on the same unlicensed spectrum that Wi-Fi relies on.

Easy Installation

The WLA Series indoor access points ship with a flexible mounting kit designed for ceiling-mounted or wall-mounted deployment, with common mounting brackets for easy upgrades to 11n. The WLA Series is simple to deploy and can be configured and easily managed remotely.

The aesthetically appealing enclosure of the WLA Series indoor access points is designed to blend into typical office environments, minimizing attention to its function. The enclosure design resembles a smoke detector, making it less likely to be tampered with, while featuring a built-in Kensington lock system for added physical security.

Branch Office Deployment

WLA Series 11n access points support a "Remote AP" mode which permits a low-cost controller-less deployment model in branch locations. Without requiring any networking knowledge, anyone can physically install the access point. The branch access point initializes itself automatically by connecting back to a WLC Series controller at the main campus over an existing VPN or via encrypted tunnels through the Internet. Once initialized, the Remote AP provides client services, and can maintain operation with session persistence for an extended period in the event that WAN links fail.

Bridging and Mesh

In addition to traditional access point functionality, the WLA Series may also be deployed as a wireless mesh to extend the reach of enterprise WLANs where LAN cabling cannot reach or is not desired. Intelligent switching is supported in all mesh modes, enabling each mesh node to provide the shortest, least congested path to the destination over encrypted secure mesh links.

The WLA Series access points also support point-to-point and point-to-multipoint bridging to provide seamless connectivity between buildings over a wireless backhaul, to avoid the expense, inconvenience, and delay of laying new cable.

Optimized Traffic Flows

WLA Series Wireless LAN Access Points take advantage of Juniper Networks highly distributed mobility architecture known as Smart Mobile, by performing encryption, deep packet inspection and forwarding locally at the access point. This not only improves scalability by offloading WLAN controllers, it also results in optimized traffic flows and radically reduced latency for real-time applications. Along with a wealth of dynamic load balancing techniques, this architecture ensures the scalability and performance to support the most demanding wireless applications, including voice over WLAN for thousands of users, video and real-time location services.

Real-Time Location Services

The WLA Series also supports location-based services that rely on Wi-Fi signal information for accurate three-dimensional positioning. Common applications include asset tracking, IT support, and network security based on client location.

Unlike many wireless location systems that rely on tags or client software on the devices being tracked, the WLA Series can detect the position of any active Wi-Fi device including smartphones as well as many medical devices.

Network Deployments:

WLA Series Access Points provide client access, spectrum analysis, mesh, and bridging services

WLA Series Access Points provide client access, spectrum analysis, mesh, and bridging services

WLA Series wireless mesh services diagram WLA Series wireless bridge services diagram
WLA Series wireless mesh services diagram WLA Series wireless bridge services diagram

Local forwarding at the access point minimizes latency

Local forwarding at the access point minimizes latency

Technical Specifications:

WLA322 Front View
Front View
WLA322 Rear View
Rear View

Model: WLA321 WLA322 WLA522 WLA532 WLA632
  WLA321 WLA322 WLA522 WLA532 WLA632
Wireless Radio Specifications
Location Indoor Indoor Indoor Indoor Outdoor
Radios Single, selectable 802.11a/n (5 GHz) or 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz) operation Dual with 802.11a/n (5 GHz) and 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz) concurrent operation Dual with 802.11a/n (5 GHz) and 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz) concurrent operation Dual with 802.11a/n (5 GHz) and 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) concurrent operation Dual with 802.11a/n (5 GHz) and 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz) concurrent operation
Internal omni-directional antennas Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Wireless Protocols 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
802.11n Configuration 2 x 2 MIMO, 2 Streams 2 x 2 MIMO, 2 Streams 2 x 2 MIMO, 2 Streams 3 x 3 MIMO, 3 Streams 3 x 3 MIMO, 2 Streams
Internal omni-directional antennas Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Internal Antennas 4 x Omni-directional (Spatial diversity) 4 x Omni-directional (Spatial diversity) 4 x Omni-directional (Spatial diversity) 6 x Omni-directional (Spatial diversity) N/A
External Antenna Ports N/A N/A 4 x R-SMA jack (WLA522E only) N/A 6 x N-type jack
Hardware WLA321 WLA322 WLA522 WLA532 WLA632
Dimensions
(inch)
5.6 in (H) x 5.4 in (W) x 1.9 in (D) 5.6 in (H) x 5.4 in (W) x 1.9 in (D) 7.1 in (Diameter) x 2.4 in (H) 5.71 in (H) x 5.37 in (W) x 2.11 in (D) 11.18 in (H) x 11.18 in (W) x 5.53 in (D)
Dimensions
(cm)
14.3 cm (H) x 13.7 cm (W) x 4.8 cm (D) 14.3 cm (H) x 13.7 cm (W) x 4.8 cm (D) 18 cm (Diameter) x 6.1 cm (H) 14.5 cm (H) x 13.65 cm (W) x 5.35 cm (D) 28.4 cm (H) x 28.4 cm (W) x 14.05 cm (D)
Weight 6.92 oz (196 g) 7.24 oz (205 g) 1.25 lb (569 g) 13.87 oz (393.2 g)
WLA532E: 25.18 oz (714 g)
9.8 lb (4.44 kg)
LAN interfaces One 10/100/1000 BASE-TX autosensing (RJ45) PoE port One 10/100/1000 BASE-TX auto-sensing (RJ45) PoE port One 10/100/1000 BASE-TX autosensing (RJ45 PoE port One 10/100/1000 BASE-TX autosensing (RJ45) PoE port One 10/100/1000 Ethernet port for unshielded twisted pair connectivity on ruggedized 8 pin DIN connector
Antenna interfaces     WLA522E: 4 RP-SMA ports WLA532E: 3 RP-SMA ports  
Environment WLA321 WLA322 WLA522 WLA532 WLA632
Operating temperature 32° to 122° F
(0° to 50° C)
32° to 122° F
(0° to 50° C)
32° to 122° F
(0° to 50° C)
32° to 122° F
(0° to 50° C)
-40° to 131° F
(-40° to 55° C)
Storage temperature -4° to 158° F
(-20° to 70° C)
-4° to 158° F
(-40° to 70° C)
-4° to 158° F
(-40° to 70° C)
-40° to 158° F
(-40° to 70° C)
-40° to 158° F
(-40° to 70° C)
Humidity
(noncondensing)
10% to 95% 10% to 95% 10% to 95% 5% to 95% 10% to 95%
Status indicator LEDs 3 dual color 3 dual color 3 dual color 3 dual color 3 dual color
Power consumption at full operation 5.0 W 7.0 W 11.3 W 10 W (3x3)
WLA532E: 12.95W (3x3)
30 W

Additional Features and Comparison:

Model: WLA321 WLA322 WLA522 WLA532 WLA632
  WLA321 WLA322 WLA522 WLA532 WLA632
802.11n Support
MIMO: (# radio transmit and # radio receive chains) 2 x 2:2SS 2 x 2:2SS 2 x 2:2SS 3x3:3SS 3x3:2SS
Number of spatial streams 2 2 2 3 2
20 MHz and 40 MHz channels Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PHY data rates radio up to 300 Mbps up to 300 Mbps up to 300 Mbps up to 450 Mbps up to 300 Mbps
Packet aggregation (A-MPDU, A-MSDU) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC) for increasing AP receiver performance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cyclic Delay Diversity (CDD) for improved downlink performance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Low Density Parity Check improves error correction efficiency for high throughput performance No No No Yes No
Space Time Blocking Code (STBC) for improved reliability of data transfer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Security WLA321 WLA322 WLA522 WLA532 WLA632
Physical Security
Safe tamper-proof design with completely sealed enclosure Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
No data, security credentials, or encryption keys stored locally Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
No console port; no local access is possible Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stolen AP can be "blacklisted" Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Integrated Kensington security lock feature No No Yes No No
Security Screw and Proprietary Tool Yes Yes No Yes No
WIDS/WIPS
ActiveScan: simultaneous scanning and client services Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SentryScan: dedicated scanning and mitigation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mesh/Bridging
Bridging and mesh support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Installation/Configuration WLA321 WLA322 WLA522 WLA532 WLA632
Mounting
One snap invisible ceiling grid attachment Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Compatible indoor mounting brackets adaptor required adaptor required Yes adaptor required No
Outdoor pole mount brackets and swivel collar No No No No Yes
Offset Wall Mounting Yes Yes No Yes No
Powering
802.3af or 802.3at compliant PoE switch or PoE injector Yes Yes Yes Yes No
External PSU 48VDC with 8-pin (male) DIN connector No No No No Yes
RF Management
Outage resiliency planning for RF auto-tuning using Juniper
Networks RingMaster
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spectrum analysis and classification of interferers Yes Yes Yes Yes No
802.11a/n Radio WLA321 WLA322 WLA522 WLA532 WLA632
5.15 GHz to 5.85 GHz operating frequency Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Transmit Power
Max power(Actual output power may be limited by regulatory domain requirements) 21 dBm with
2 antennas
21 dBm with
2 antennas
21 dBm with
2 antennas
23dBm with 3
antennas
19 dBm with
3 antennas
Configurable Association Rates
802.11n Modulation Coding Scheme MCS 0 to MCS 15 (6.5 Mbps to 300Mbps) MCS 0 to MCS 15 (6.5 Mbps to 300Mbps) MCS 0 to MCS 15 (6.5 Mbps to 300Mbps) MCS 0 to MCS 23 (6.5 Mbps to 450 Mbps) MCS 0 to MCS 15 (6.5 Mbps to 300 Mbps)
802.11a Legacy Rates: 54 Mbps, 48 Mbps, 36 Mbps, 24 Mbps, 18 Mbps, 12 Mbps, 9 Mbps and 6 Mbps with automatic rate fallback Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
802.11g/n Radio WLA321 WLA322 WLA522 WLA532 WLA632
2.4 GHz to 2.484 GHz operating frequency Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Transmit Power
Max power(Actual output power may be limited by regulatory domain requirements) 21 dBm with
2 antennas
21 dBm with
2 antennas
21 dBm with
2 antennas
23 dBm with
3 antennas
20 dBm with
3 antennas
Configurable Association Rates
802.11n Modulation Coding Scheme MCS 0 to MCS 15 (6.5 Mbps to 300Mbps) MCS 0 to MCS 15 (6.5 Mbps to 300Mbps) MCS 0 to MCS 15 (6.5 Mbps to 300Mbps) MCS 0 to MCS 23 (6.5 Mbps to 195 Mbps) MCS 0 to MCS 15 (6.5 Mbps to 300 Mbps)
802.11g Legacy Rates: 54 Mbps, 48 Mbps, 36 Mbps, 24 Mbps, 18 Mbps, 12 Mbps, 9 Mbps and 6 Mbps with automatic rate fallback Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
802.11b Radio WLA321 WLA322 WLA522 WLA532 WLA632
2.4 GHz to 2.484 GHz operating frequency Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Direct-Sequence-Spread-Spectrum (DSSS) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Transmit Power
Max power(Actual output power may be limited by regulatory domain requirements) 18 dBm 18 dBm 18 dBm 18 dBm 17 dBm
Configurable Association Rates
11 Mbps, 5.5 Mbps, 2 Mbps, and 1 Mbps with automatic fallback Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radio Approvals WLA321 WLA322 WLA522 WLA532 WLA632
Channel Availability
Based on configured regulatory domain Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radio Approvals
USA: FCC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Canada: IC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
EU: CEN-CENELEC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Japan: MIC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Others: ask representative No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Standards Support WLA321 WLA322 WLA522 WLA532 WLA632
IEEE
802.3i: 10BASE-T Ethernet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
802.3u: 100BASE-TX Ethernet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
802.3ab: 1000BASE-TX Gigabit Ethernet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
802.3af: Power over Ethernet Yes Yes Yes Yes No
802.3at: Power over Ethernet Yes Yes Yes No No
802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet Yes Yes No Yes No
802.11i Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
802.1X Network Access Control and Mutual Authentication Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g Wireless Ethernet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
802.11n Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
802.11e quality of service (QoS)(WMM), call admission control (TSPEC), unscheduled power save delivery (U-APSD) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fast Roaming (PMK Caching), encryption (AES/CCMP and TKIP) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Alliance
Wi-Fi Alliance Protected Access 1.0 (WPA) and 2.0 (WPA2) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) & Wi-Fi Multimedia Power Save (WMM-PS) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Certified for 802.11a/b/g/n Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IETF
IETF CAPWAP WG Taxonomy and Architecture compatibility Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Regulatory Compliance WLA321 WLA322 WLA522 WLA532 WLA632
Safety
USA/CAN CSA C22-2 60950-1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CB Scheme IEC 60950-1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IEC 60950-22 No Yes No No Yes
EU Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
UL-2043 Plenum Rated No No Yes* Yes* Yes
EU EMC Directive 2004/108/EC Yes Yes No Yes Yes
R&TTE EU Directive 1999/5/EC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Environmental
WEEE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RoHS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ingress Protection: IP 67 No No No No Yes
Other
FCC Part 15, Class B Yes Yes Yes Yes No
ICES-003, Class B Yes Yes Yes Yes No
EN 301 893 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
EN60601-1-2: EMC Medical Standard Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DFS Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
* The Plenum rating applies to the WLA522E and WLA532E models.

Pricing Notes:

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