AP4050DN Data Sheet

Huawei AP4050DN Access Point Data Sheet

Product overview

Huawei AP4050DN is a new generation access point that supports 802.11ac Wave 2, 2 x 2 MIMO, and two spatial streams. It provides comprehensive service support capabilities and features high reliability, high security, simple network deployment, automatic AC discovery and configuration, and real-time management and maintenance, which meets network deployment requirements. The AP complies with 802.11n and 802.11ac protocols and can provide gigabit access for wireless users. The AP4050DN is applicable to commercial chains, medical, warehousing, manufacturing, and logistics environments.

  • 802.11ac Wave 2 standards compliance, MU-MIMO (2SU-2MU), delivering services simultaneously on 2.4G and 5G radios; 400 Mbit/s at 2.4 GHz; 867 Mbit/s at 5 GHz; and 1.267 Gbit/s for the device.
  • Supports the Fat, Fit, and cloud modes and enables Huawei cloud-based management platform to manage and operate APs and services on the APs, reducing network O&M costs.
  • Feature descriptions

    MU-MIMO

    The AP supports MU-MIMO. MU-MIMO technology allows an AP to send data to multiple STAs at the same time (currently, most 802.11n/11ac Wave 1 APs can only send data to one STA at a time). The technology marks the start of the 802.11ac Wave 2 era.

    Cloud-based management

    Huawei Cloud Managed Network (CMN) Solution consists of the cloud management platform and a full range of cloud managed network devices. The cloud management platform provides various functions including management of APs, tenants, applications, and licenses, network planning and optimization, device monitoring, network service configuration, and value-added services.

    High-density boost technology

    Huawei uses the following technologies to address challenges in high-density scenarios, including access problems, data congestion, and poor roaming experience:

  • Interference suppression
  • Huawei’s Clear Channel Assessment (CCA) optimization technology reduces the possibility of air interface resources shared by multiple devices, allows higher user access, and improves the throughput.

  • Air interface performance optimization
  • In high-density scenarios where many users access the network, increased number of low-rate STAs consumes more resources on the air interface reduces the AP capacity, and lowers user experience. Therefore, Huawei APs will check the signal strength of STAs during access and rejects access from weak-signal STAs. At the same time, the APs monitor the rate of online STAs in real time and forcibly disconnect low-rate STAs so that the STAs can reassociate with APs that have stronger signals. The terminal access control technology can increase air interface use efficiency and allow access from more users.

  • 5G-prior access (Band steering)
  • The APs support both 2.4G and 5G frequency bands. The 5G-prior access function enables an AP to steer STAs to the 5 GHz frequency band first, which reduces load and interference on the 2.4 GHz frequency band, improving the user experience.

  • Load balancing between APs
  • After the load balancing function is enabled, the AC distributes users evenly to APs based on user quantity and traffic volume.

    Traffic load is therefore balanced among APs to ensure stable AP performance.

  • Smart roaming
  • Smart roaming technology is based on the 802.11k, 802.11v, and 802.11r technologies and allows STAs to connect to APs with stronger signals, improving user experience and the overall performance of the wireless network.

  • Agile Beam
  • Agile antenna polarization beam automatic adaption.

    Wired and wireless dual security guarantee

    To ensure data security, Huawei APs integrate wired and wireless security measures and provide comprehensive security protection.

  • Authentication and encryption for wireless access
  • The APs support WEP, WPA/WPA2–PSK, WPA/WPA2–802.1x, and WAPI authentication/encryption modes to ensure the security of the wireless network. The authentication mechanism is used to authenticate user identities so that only authorized users can access network resources. The encryption mechanism is used to encrypt data transmitted over wireless links to ensure that the data can only be received and parsed by expected users.

  • Analysis of non-Wi-Fi interference sources
  • Huawei APs can analyze the spectrum of non-Wi-Fi interference sources and identify them, including baby monitors, Bluetooth devices, digital cordless phones (at the 2.4 GHz frequency band only), wireless audio transmitters (at both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands), wireless game controllers, and microwave ovens. Coupled with Huawei eSight, the precise locations of the interference sources can be detected, and the spectrum of them displayed, enabling the administrator to remove the interference in a timely manner.

  • Rogue device monitoring
  • Huawei APs support WIDS/WIPS, and can monitor, identify, defend, counter, and perform refined management on the rogue devices, to provide security guarantees for air interface environment and wireless data transmission.

  • AP access authentication and encryption
  • The AP access control ensures the validity of APs. The CAPWAP link protection and DTLS encryption provide security assurance, improving data transmission security between the AP and the AC.

    Automatic radio calibration

    Automatic radio calibration allows an AP to collect signal strength and channel parameters of surrounding APs and generate AP topology according to the collected data. Based on interference from authorized APs, rogue APs, and non-Wi-Fi interference sources, each AP automatically adjusts its transmit power and working channel to make the network operate at the optimal performance. In this way, network reliability and user experience are improved.

    Automatic application identification

    Huawei APs support smart application control technology and can implement visualized control on Layer 4 to Layer 7 applications.

  • Traffic identification
  • Coupled with Huawei ACs, the APs can identify over 1,600 common applications in various office scenarios. Based on the identification results, policy control can be implemented on user services, including priority adjustment, scheduling, blocking, and rate limiting to ensure efficient bandwidth resource use and improve the quality of key services.

  • Traffic statistics collection
  • Traffic statistics of each application can be collected globally, by SSID, or by user, enabling the network administrator to know application use status on the network. The network administrator or operator can implement visualized control on service applications on smart terminals to enhance security and ensure effective bandwidth control.

    Basic specifications

    Hardware specifications

    Item Description
    Technical
    Specifications
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 35 mm x 170 mm x 170 mm
    Weight 0.41 kg
    Interface Type 1 x 10/100/1,000M self-adaptive Ethernet interface (RJ45)
    Console interface (RJ45 x 1)
    LED Indicator Indicates the power-on, startup, running, alarm, and fault status of the system.
    Power
    Specifications
    Power Input DC: 12V ± 10%
    PoE power supply: in compliance with IEEE 802.3af/at
    Maximum Power Consumption 12.1W

    The actual maximum power consumption depends on local laws and regulations.
    Environmental Specifications Operating Temperature -10°C to +50°C
    Storage Temperature –40°C to +70°C
    Operating Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
    Altitude –60m to +5,000m
    Dustproof and Waterproof Grade IP41
    Atmospheric Pressure 53 kPa to 106 kPa
    Radio
    Specifications
    Antenna Type Built-in dual-band omnidirectional antennas
    Antenna Gain 2.4G: 5 dBi
    5G: 5 dBi
    Maximum Number of SSIDs for Each Radio 16
    Maximum number of Users ≤512
    Radio
    Specifications
    Maximum Transmit Power 2.4G: 23 dBm (combined power)
    5G: 23 dBm (combined power)

    The actual transmit power depends on local laws and regulations.
    Power Increment 1 dBm
    Receiver Sensitivity 2.4 GHz  802.11b: –97 dBm @ 1 Mbit/s; –91 dBm@ 11 Mbit/s
    2.4 GHz  802.11g: -93 dBm @ 6 Mbit/s; -78 dBm @ 54 Mbit/s
    2.4 GHz  802.11n (HT20): -93 dBm @ MCS0; -72 dBm @ MCS15
    2.4 GHz  802.11n(HT40): -90 dBm @ MCS0; -71 dBm @ MCS15
    5 GHz  802.11a: -93 dBm @ 6 Mbit/s; -77 dBm @ 54 Mbit/s
    5 GHz  802.11n (HT20): -92 dBm @ MCS0; -72 dBm @ MCS15
    5 GHz  802.11n (HT40): -89 dBm @ MCS0; -70 dBm @ MCS15
    5 GHz  802.11ac (VHT20): -92 dBm @ MCS0NSS1; -71 dBm @ MCS8NSS2
    5 GHz  802.11ac (VHT40): -90 dBm @ MCS0NSS1; -63 dBm @ MCS9NSS2
    5 GHz  802.11ac (VHT80): -86 dBm @ MCS0NSS1; -60 dBm @ MCS9NSS2

    Software specifications

    Fat/Fit AP mode

    Item Description
    WLAN Features Compliance with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ac Wave 2
    Maximum rate: 1.267 Gbit/s
    Maximum Ratio Combining (MRC)
    Space Time Block Code (STBC)
    Cyclic Delay Diversity (CDD)/Cyclic Shift Diversity (CSD)
    Beamforming
    MU-MIMO
    Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC)
    Maximum-Likelihood Detection (MLD)
    Frame aggregation, including A-MPDU (Tx/Rx) and A-MSDU (Tx/Rx)
    802.11 Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
    Short Guard Interval (GI) in 20 MHz, 40 MHz, and 80 MHz modes
    Priority mapping and packet scheduling based on a Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) profile to implement priority-based data processing and forwarding
    Automatic and manual rate adjustment
    WLAN channel management and channel rate adjustment
    Automatic channel scanning and interference avoidance
    Service Set Identifier (SSID) hiding
    Signal Sustain Technology (SST)
    Unscheduled Automatic Power Save Delivery (U-APSD)
    Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) in Fit AP mode
    Automatic login in Fit AP mode
    Extended Service Set (ESS) in Fit AP mode
    Wireless distribution system (WDS) in Fit AP mode
    Mesh networking in Fit AP mode
    Multi-user CAC
    Hotspot2.0
    802.11k and 802.11v smart roaming
    802.11r fast roaming (≤ 50 ms)
    WAN authentication escape. In local forwarding mode, this function retains the online state of existing STAs and allows access of new STAs when APs are disconnected from an AC, ensuring service continuity.
    Network Features Compliance with IEEE 802.3ab
    Auto-negotiation of the rate and duplex mode and automatic switchover between the Media Dependent Interface (MDI) and Media Dependent Interface Crossover (MDI-X)
    Compliance with IEEE 802.1q
    SSID-based VLAN assignment
    VLAN trunk on uplink Ethernet ports
    Management channel of the AP uplink port in tagged and untagged mode
    DHCP client, obtaining IP addresses through DHCP
    Tunnel data forwarding and direct data forwarding
    STA isolation in the same VLAN
    Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
    Uninterrupted service forwarding upon CAPWAP channel disconnection in Fit AP mode
    Unified authentication on the AC in Fit AP mode
    AC dual-link backup in Fit AP mode
    Network Address Translation (NAT) in Fat AP mode
    IPv6 in Fit AP mode
    Soft Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE)
    IPv6 Source Address Validation Improvements (SAVI)
    QoS Features Priority mapping and packet scheduling based on a Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) profile to implement priority-based data processing and forwarding
    WMM parameter management for each radio channel
    WMM power saving
    Priority mapping for upstream packets and flow-based mapping for downstream packets
    Queue mapping and scheduling
    User-based bandwidth limiting
    Adaptive bandwidth management (automatic bandwidth adjustment based on the user quantity and radio environment) to improve user experience
    Smart Application Control (SAC) in Fit AP mode
    Airtime scheduling
    Support for Microsoft Lync APIs and high voice call quality through Lync API identification and scheduling
    Security Features Open system authentication
    WEP authentication/encryption using a 64-bit, 128-bit, or 152-bit encryption key
    WPA/WPA2-PSK authentication and encryption (WPA/WPA2 personal edition)
    WPA/WPA2-802.1x authentication and encryption (WPA/WPA2 enterprise edition)
    WPA-WPA2 hybrid authentication
    WAPI authentication and encryption
    Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS) and Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS), including rogue device detection and countermeasure, attack detection and dynamic blacklist, and STA/AP blacklist and whitelist
    802.1x authentication, MAC address authentication, and Portal authentication
    DHCP snooping
    Dynamic ARP Inspection (DAI)
    IP Source Guard (IPSG)
    802.11w Protected Management Frames (PMFs)
    Application identification
    Maintenance Features Unified management and maintenance on the AC in Fit AP mode
    Automatic login and configuration loading, and Plug-and-Play (PnP) in Fit AP mode
    WDS zero-configuration deployment in Fit AP mode
    Mesh network zero-configuration deployment in Fit AP mode
    Batch upgrade in Fit AP mode
    Telnet
    STelnet using SSH v2
    SFTP using SSH v2
    Local AP management through the serial interface
    Web local AP management through HTTP or HTTPS in Fat AP mode
    Real-time configuration monitoring and fast fault location using the NMS
    SNMP v1/v2/v3 in Fat AP mode
    System status alarm
    Network Time Protocol (NTP) in Fat AP mode
      BYOD The AP supports Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) only in Fit AP mode.
    Identifies the device type according to the Organizationally Unique Identifier (OUI) in the MAC address.
    Identifies the device type according to the User Agent (UA) information in an HTTP packet.
    Identifies the device type according to DHCP options.
    The RADIUS server delivers packet forwarding, security, and QoS policies according to the device type carried in the RADIUS authentication and accounting packets.
    Location Service The AP supports the locating service only in Fit AP mode.
    Locates tags manufactured by AeroScout or Ekahau.
    Locates Wi-Fi terminals.
    Works with eSight to locate rogue devices.
    Spectrum Analysis The AP supports spectrum analysis only in Fit AP mode.
    Identifies interference sources such as baby monitors, Bluetooth devices, digital cordless phones (at the 2.4 GHz frequency band only), wireless audio transmitters (at both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands), wireless game controllers, and microwaves.
    Works with eSight to perform spectrum analysis on interference sources.

    Cloud-based management mode

    Item Description
    Network Features Compliance with IEEE 802.3ab
    Auto-negotiation of the rate and duplex mode and automatic switchover between the Media Dependent Interface (MDI) and Media Dependent Interface Crossover (MDI-X)
    Compliance with IEEE 802.1q
    SSID-based VLAN assignment
    DHCP client, obtaining IP addresses through DHCP
    STA isolation in the same VLAN
    Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    Unified authentication on the Agile Controller
    Network Address Translation (NAT)
    QoS Features Priority mapping and packet scheduling based on a Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) profile to implement priority-based data processing and forwarding
    WMM parameter management for each radio channel
    WMM power saving
    Priority mapping for upstream packets and flow-based mapping for downstream packets
    Queue mapping and scheduling
    User-based bandwidth limiting
    Airtime scheduling
    Security Features Open system authentication
    WEP authentication/encryption using a 64-bit, 128-bit, or 152-bit encryption key
    WPA/WPA2-PSK authentication and encryption (WPA/WPA2 personal edition)
    WPA/WPA2-802.1x authentication and encryption (WPA/WPA2 enterprise edition)
    WPA-WPA2 hybrid authentication
    802.1x authentication, MAC address authentication, and Portal authentication
    DHCP snooping
    Dynamic ARP Inspection (DAI)
    IP Source Guard (IPSG)
    Maintenance Features Unified management and maintenance on the Agile Controller
    Automatic login and configuration loading, and Plug-and-Play (PnP)
    Batch upgrade
    Telnet
    STelnet using SSH v2
    SFTP using SSH v2
    Local AP management through the serial interface
    Web local AP management through HTTP or HTTPS
    Real-time configuration monitoring and fast fault location using the NMS
    System status alarm
    Network Time Protocol (NTP)

    Standards compliance

    Item Description
    Safety Standards UL 60950–1                      IEC 60950–1              EN 60950–1
    GB 4943                        CAN/CSA 22.2 No.60950-1
    Radio Standards ETSI EN 300 328                          ETSI EN 301 893                 RSS-210
    AS/NZS 4268                             FCC Part 15C: 15.247       FCC Part 15C: 15.407
    China’s SRRC document [2002] No. 353                           China’s SRRC document [2002] No. 277
    China’s SRRC document [2012] No. 620
    EMC Standards EN 301 489–1             EN 301 489–17      ETSI EN 60601-1-2         FCC Part 15
    ICES-003                   YD/T 1312.2-2004 ITU k.20                 GB 9254
    GB 17625.1               AS/NZS CISPR22    EN 55022                  EN 55024
    CISPR 22                  CISPR 24                      IEC61000-4-6            IEC61000-4-2
    IEEE Standards IEEE 802.11a/b/g                               IEEE 802.11n                         IEEE 802.11ac
    IEEE 802.11h                                     IEEE 802.11d                         IEEE 802.11e
    IEEE 802.11k                                     IEEE 802.11u                         IEEE 802.11v
    IEEE 802.11w                                    IEEE 802.11r
    Security Standards 802.11i, Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), and WPA
    802.1X
    Advanced Encryption Standards (AES), Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP)
    EAP Type(s)
    EMF CENELEC EN 62311                        CENELEC EN 50385                 OET65
    RSS-102                                          FCC Parts 1 & 2                           FCC KDB series
    RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC & 2011/65/EU
    REACH Regulation 1907/2006/EC
    WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC & 2012/19/EU

    AP4050DN antenna patterns

    2.4G (PHI=0)

    2.4G (PHI=90)

    5G (PHI=0)

    5G (PHI=90)

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