Huawei AR650 Series Enterprise Routers

Huawei AR650 Series Enterprise Routers

Product overview

Huawei’s next-generation AR650 series enterprise routers use ARM multi-core processors and a non-blocking switching structure, helping to deliver four times the industry average performance. The AR650 also integrates functions such as SD-WAN, cloud management, routing, switching, VPN, security, and MPLS, ensuring diversified and cloud-based services are fully supported.

Huawei AR650 series enterprise routers can be deployed at branches of SMBs and small-sized enterprises as required to provide enterprise network egress capabilities. The AR650 series consists of models such as the AR651, AR651W, and AR651F-Lite, which can meet networking requirements of enterprises of different scales.

Front and rear views of Huawei AR651


Front and rear views of Huawei AR651W


Front and rear views of Huawei AR651F-Lite

Features and benefits

Service Requirement Features and Benefits
High Performance
  • ARM multi-core processors and a non-blocking switching structure
  • Four times the industry average performance, providing the lowest latency for key services
High Reliability
  • Link backup for enterprise services, improving reliability
  • Fault detection and determination in milliseconds, minimizing service interruption time
Easy O&M Multiple management modes, including SD-WAN management, SNMP-based network management, web-based network management, and cloud-based management, simplifying network deployment and reducing OPEX
Service Convergence Integration of functions such as routing, switching, VPN, security, and WLAN, meeting diversified enterprise service requirements, saving space, and reducing TCO
Security Built-in firewall, IPS, URL filtering, and multiple VPN technologies, providing comprehensive security protection capabilities
SD-WAN Ready
  • Built-in SD-WAN solution, building cost-effective and business-friendly connections over the Internet
  • ZTP (email-, USB-, and DHCP-based deployment), minimizing skill requirements and provisioning devices in minutes
  • First packet identification (FPI) for SaaS applications and service awareness for complex applications, identifying over 90% of applications
  • Traffic steering based on bandwidth and link quality, ensuring experience of key applications and improving bandwidth utilization to up to 90%

Architecture highlights

Architecture Feature Benefits
Multi-Core Processor
  • High-performance multi-core processors, supporting high-speed WAN connections, powerful route calculation capabilities, and enhanced L4-L7 service processing
  • Built-in IPSec engine, eliminating performance deterioration in scenarios where IPSec is enabled
Extensive Network Interfaces Extensive flexible interface cards such as LAN, WAN, 3G/LTE, and WLAN

Product specifications

System parameters

Item AR651 AR651W AR651F-Lite
Processor ARM64, 4-core ARM64, 4-core ARM64, 4-core
Forwarding performance (LAN->WAN+WAN->LAN, NAT+ACL+QoS, IMIX, Default) 1 Gbps 1 Gbps 1 Gbps
Forwarding performance (LAN->WAN+WAN->LAN, NAT+ACL+QoS, IMIX, Boost License) 2 Gbps 2 Gbps 1.5 Gbps
IPsec performance (IMIX) 1 Gbps 1 Gbps 800 Mbps
Fixed WAN Ports WAN: 2 x GE combo ports
LAN: 8 x GE electrical ports (can be configured as WAN)
WAN: 2 x GE combo ports
LAN: 8 x GE electrical ports (can be configured as WAN), 4 x Wi-Fi antenna ports
WAN: 2 x GE optical ports + 2 x GE electrical ports
LAN: 2 x GE optical ports + 6 x GE electrical ports (can be configured as WAN)
Service Extension Slot 1 x MIC 1 x MIC -
Wi-Fi - Dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), 4 x 4 MIMO, and 802.11b/g/n/ac -
USB Port 1 x USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) 1 x USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) 1 x USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0)
Auxiliary or Console Port 1 x RJ45 console port 1 x RJ45 console port 1 x RJ45 console port
Memory 2 GB 2 GB 1 GB
Flash Memory 512 MB 512 MB 512 MB

Dimensions and weight

Item AR651 AR651W AR651F-Lite
Router Dimensions (H x W x D) With no mounting bracket installed: 44.0 mm x 300.0 mm x 216.4 mm
With mounting brackets installed: 44.0 mm x 482.6 mm x 216.4 mm
With no mounting bracket installed: 44.0 mm x 300.0 mm x 216.4 mm
With mounting brackets installed: 44.0 mm x 482.6 mm x 216.4 mm
43.6 mm x 250.0 mm x 210.0 mm
Packaging Dimensions (H x W x D) 155 mm x 280 mm x 455 mm 155 mm x 280 mm x 455 mm 155 mm x 280 mm x 455 mm
Weight 1.9 kg 1.9 kg 1.75 kg
Rack IEC IEC IEC
Occupied Rack Space 1U 1U 1U

Power specifications, power consumption, and heat dissipation

Item AR651 AR651W AR651F-Lite
Rated Input Voltage Range 100V to 240V AC 100V to 240V AC 100V to 240V AC
Rated Input Frequency AC: 50 Hz/60 Hz AC: 50 Hz/60 Hz AC: 50 Hz/60 Hz
Maximum Input Voltage Range 90V to 264V AC 90V to 264V AC 90V to 264V AC
Maximum Input Current AC: 3A AC: 5A AC: 3A
Maximum Output Power AC: 36W AC: 60W AC: 36W
Typical Power Consumption 24W 36W 22.1W
Maximum Power Consumption 28W 40W 25.2W
Fan Module Built-in unpluggable fan module Built-in unpluggable fan module Natural heat dissipation, without fans
Airflow Left to right Left to right N/A

Environment parameters

Item AR651 AR651W AR651F-Lite
Operating Temperature 0ºC to 45ºC 0ºC to 45ºC 0ºC to 45ºC
Operating Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing) 5% to 95% (non-condensing) 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Operating Altitude < 5,000m (16,404.2 ft.) < 5,000m (16,404.2 ft.) < 5,000m (16,404.2 ft.)
Storage Temperature –40ºC to +70ºC –40ºC to +70ºC –40ºC to +70ºC
Storage Altitude < 5,000m (16,404.2 ft.) < 5,000m (16,404.2 ft.) < 5,000m (16,404.2 ft.)

Software features and protocols

Item AR651 AR651W AR651F-Lite
Basic function DHCP server/client/relay, PPPoE server/client, PPPoA server/client, PPPoEoA server/client, NAT, and sub-interface management
LAN IEEE 802.1P, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.3, VLAN management, VLAN aggregation, MAC management, STP/RSTP/MSTP
3G/LTE FDD LTE, TDD, DC-HSPA+, HSPA+, HSPA, and WCDMA FDD LTE, TDD, DC-HSPA+, HSPA+, HSPA, and WCDMA -
WLAN (AC) AP management (AC discovery, AP access, and AP management), CAPWAP, WLAN user management, WLAN radio management (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), WLAN QoS (WMM), and WLAN security (WEP, WPA, WPA2, key management)
WLAN (AP) - AP management, WLAN QoS (WMM), WLAN security (WEP/WPA/WPA2/key management), WLAN radio management (802.11b/g/n/ac), and WLAN user management -
IPv4 unicast routing Routing policies, static routes, RIP, OSPF, IS-IS, BGP
IPv6 unicast routing Static routes, routing policies, RIPng, OSPFv3, IS-ISv6, BGP4+
Basic IPv6 function IPv6 ND, IPv6 PMTU, IPv6 FIB, IPv6 ACL, ICMPv6, DNSv6, DHCPv6
IPv6 tunneling Manual tunnel, automatic tunnel, GRE tunnel, IPv6 over IPv4 tunnel, 6 to 4 tunnel, ISATAP
Multicast IGMP v1/v2/v3, PIM-SM, PIM-DM, MSDP, MBGP, IPv6 PIM, MLD
VPN IPsec VPN, GRE VPN, DSVPN, A2A VPN, L2TP VPN, L2TPv3 VPN, VxLAN
QoS DiffServ mode, MPLS QoS, priority mapping, traffic policing (CAR), traffic shaping, congestion avoidance, congestion management, MQC (traffic classifier, traffic behavior, and traffic policy), hierarchical QoS, WLAN QoS, FR QoS, Smart Application Control (SAC)
Security ACL (v4/v6), domain-based stateful firewall, 802.1X authentication, MAC address authentication, portal authentication, AAA authentication, RADIUS authentication, HWTACACS authentication, PKI, broadcast storm suppression, ARP security, ICMP attack defense, URPF, CPCAR, blacklist, attack source tracing, online behavior management, IPS(AR651/AR651W), URL filtering
Management and maintenance Upgrade management, device management, web-based network management, GTL, SNMP (v1/v2c/v3), RMON, NTP, CWMP, Auto-Config, URL-based/USB-based/DHCP deployment, NETCONF/YANG, CLI, Netstream, IP FPM, TCP FPM, TWAMP, IP accounting, NQA

Safety and regulatory standards

Item AR651 AR651W AR651F-Lite
EMC Standards Compliance
  • CISPR32 Class A
  • EN 55032 Class A
  • CISPR24
  • EN 55024
  • ETSI EN 300 386
  • ETSI EN 301 489-1
  • ETSI EN 301 489-17
  • ETSI EN 301 489-52
  • CISPR32 Class A
  • EN 55032 Class A
  • CISPR24
  • EN 55024
  • ETSI EN 300 386
  • ETSI EN 301 489-1
  • ETSI EN 301 489-17
  • ETSI EN 301 489-52
  • CISPR32 Class A
  • EN 55032 Class A
  • CISPR24
  • EN 55024
  • ETSI EN 300 386
Environmental Standards Compliance
  • RoHS
  • REACH
  • WEEE
  • RoHS
  • REACH
  • WEEE
  • RoHS
  • REACH
  • WEEE
Safety Standards Compliance
  • IEC 60950-1
  • EN 60950-1
  • IEC 60950-1
  • EN 60950-1
  • IEC 60950-1
  • EN 60950-1

Networking and application

SD-WAN using hybrid links

In the SD-WAN Solution, the AR650 functions as the gateway of SMBs and small-sized enterprise branches and supports hybrid access using multiple physical links, such as MPLS private lines, Internet links, and LTE links. The solution also leverages Huawei’s next-generation controller, the Agile Controller, which implements centralized and visualized management. The AR650 provides extensive SD-WAN features and delivers optimal service experience for enterprises through intelligent application identification, intelligent traffic steering, and intelligent acceleration. For details about Huawei SD-WAN Solution, visit: https://e.huawei.com/en/solutions/business-needs/enterprise-network/sd-wan.

SD-WAN networking


WAN interconnection networking


Building different types of VPNs by leveraging Internet resources

The AR650 provides various secure access functions for communication between enterprise branches and between branches and headquarters. These functions also allow an enterprise’s partners to access its resources. Secure tunnels such as GRE VPN, IPSec VPN, DSVPN, L2TP VPN, and EVPN tunnels can be set up between the headquarters and branches for secure data access and transmission. The AR650 supports quick tunnel deployment and authentication for branches. Furthermore, partners authenticated and authorized by the AR650 can remotely access the enterprise resources over these tunnels.

VPN networking

More information

For more information about Huawei next-generation AR enterprise routers, visit http://e.huawei.com or contact us in the following ways:

•  Global service hotline: http://e.huawei.com/en/service-hotline

•  Logging in to the Huawei Enterprise technical support website: http://support.huawei.com/enterprise/

•  Sending an email to the customer service mailbox: support_e@huawei.com