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HPE OfficeConnect:

Networking for Growing


Small Businesses
HPE OfficeConnect Wireless Access Points

December, 2015
Wireless Technologies
Background Information

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Is your wireless network ready?

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employee owned (BYOD) of mobile traffic in the next 5 application downloads by
devices access business apps1 years will be from video2 20173

BYOD Video Applications

Increasing demands on network bandwidth

1 IDC: Enhancing Business Value with HP Wireless Networking Solutions (October 2013)
2 Mobile Data and Video Traffic, 2012, Gartner, August 2012
3 Gartner press release January 22, 2014
Wireless Technology and Jargon … in very simple terms

❑ Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11n


A wireless standard released in 2007 and updated in 2009. It can run on 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands. It supports data rates
from 54 Mbit/s to 600 Mbit/s. Given the passage of time, most devices with a wireless interface now support .11n wireless.

❑ Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ac


A wireless standard released in 2014. It only operates on the 5GHz frequency band. It supports data rates from 433 Mbit/s up to
1.7Gbit/s. As this is a recent standard, there are not as many compatible client devices but the numbers are regularly increasing.
802.11ac devices are generally backward compatible with 802.11n devices.

❑ 3:3x3 vs 3:3x2 vs 2:2x2 etc.


– The first two numbers refer to the number of antennas for upstream and downstream communication.
– The third number refers to the number of spatial streams. More special streams allow for more devices and for better performance per
device.

❑ Clustering
a capability allowing for common configuration of multiple APs within a network. Controllers are not required for this.

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IEEE 802.11n versus 802.11ac
Which technology is best for your business needs?

IEEE 802.11n IEEE 802.11ac


– Almost universal compatibility with today’s install base of – Higher data throughput but only most recent laptops and
laptops and smart phones. smart phones support 802.11ac.
– Most cost effective solution for wireless LAN – 802.11ac APs are priced a bit higher than 802.11n APs .
deployments.
– Higher data rates for most demanding data intensive
– Meets the need of basic business application data applications.
throughput needs.
– Good choice if looking for investment protection.
WLAN performance

1400 1.3 Gbps

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802.11b 820.11a/g 802.11n 802.11n 802.11ac
2 spatial stream 3 spatial streams 3 spatial streams
HPE OfficeConnect M-Series Wireless
M330 Access Point: 802.11ac with clustering

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HPE OfficeConnect Wireless Access Points
Portfolio Offerings
Functionality

M330
802.11ac AP

M220
802.11n AP

M210
802.11n AP

Features

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HPE OfficeConnect M330 Dual Radio 802.11ac Access Point
Small business Access Point delivering a wired-like experience
Enhanced performance
– Latest Wi-Fi standard IEEE 802.11ac
– Ideal for dense client environments and video
– Supports 3x3 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology with three
spatial streams on each radio for maximum performance to deliver up to 3x
the speed of 802.11n
– Delivers increased throughput for bandwidth heavy multimedia applications
such as video

Cost-effective, simplified administration


– Clustering technology requires no controller - easy deployment for sites
requiring up to 16 Access
– Powered by PoE or by bundled power adapter

HP M330 Dual Radio 802.11ac Access Point


HPE OfficeConnect M330 Dual Radio 802.11ac Access Point
Centralize administration of up to 16 APs with intuitive Clustering Technology
Save money
PoE/PoE+ gigabit switch
Network – No additional hardware is required
Administrator
Save time and minimize human error
– Quick Setup Wizard takes the guess work out of initial configuration
– Eliminates the need to individually configure each AP
– Captive portal helps enable highly secure guest access with customized
roles and rights
Clustered APs

Enhance performance
– APs work together to automatically adjust channel usage to minimize
impact of interference between AP to AP and environmental interference
HPE OfficeConnect M330 Dual Radio 802.11ac Access Point
Features
Key features Benefits
IEEE 802.11ac wireless networking High speed data transfer – up to 1300Mbps. Rapid access to applications,
Internet and data transfer over the wireless LAN

Dual radio operation at 2.4GHz and Maximum client support and throughput. Client support includes 802.11ac,
5GHz 802.11n (at 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz) and 802.11a/b/g support legacy support

Clustering technology Simplified wireless LAN administration of multiple APs on the network

HPE Limited Lifetime Warranty Peace of mind – next business day replacement in the event of hardware
failure. 24x7 phone support for three years; business day phone and email
support for as long as you own the product.

• Latest in wireless security – WPA2 and 802.1x user authentication secures wireless traffic
• Rogue AP detection identifies potential security risks
• Supports 3x3 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology with three spatial streams
for maximum performance to deliver up to 3x the speed of 802.11n
• Can be powered by PoE for simple and cost effective deployment or use included AC/DC
power supply
HPE OfficeConnect M330 Dual Radio 802.11ac Access Point
Ordering Details
SKU Description
JL062A HP M330 Dual Radio 802.11ac (AM) Access
Point (Americas)
For sale to US, Canada and Latin America
customers
JL063A HP M330 Dual Radio 802.11ac (WW) Access
Point (Worldwide)
For all locations outside of the US, Canada and
Latin America, except Japan
JL064A HP M330 Dual Radio 802.11ac (JP) Access Point
(Japan)
HPE OfficeConnect M-Series Wireless
M220 / M210 Access Points:
802.11n with clustering

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HPE OfficeConnect Wireless Access Points
Portfolio Offerings
Functionality

M330
802.11ac AP

M220
802.11n AP

M210
802.11n AP

Features

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HPE OfficeConnect M220 / M210 802.11n Access Points
Choice and Flexibility with 802.11n Wi-Fi

HP M210 Access Point HP M220 Access Point


Ideal for small wireless LAN Maximum clustered APs to 16
coverage of up to 4 APs Better suited for wireless LAN coverage
requiring up to 16 APs
HPE OfficeConnect M220 / M210 802.11n Access Points
Clustering for easy administration
– Pick the model that best fits your network
– M210 for smaller facilities needing no more than four APs to cover a
facility.
– M220 for larger facilities needing more that four APs. Sweetspot for PoE/PoE+ gigabit switch
10 APs but supports clustering up to 16 APs. Network
Administrator
– Save money
• No additional hardware is required
– Save time and minimize human error
• Quick Setup Wizard takes the guess work out of initial configuration
• Eliminates the need to individually configure each AP Clustered APs
– Enhance performance
• APs work together to automatically adjust channel usage to minimize
impact of interference between AP to AP and environmental
interference
HPE OfficeConnect M210 / M220 Access Points
Technology Basics
– Wireless Access Point:
– Provide wireless networking for laptops, PCs, smart phones, tablets, and more;
connects to your existing wired LAN.
– Supports IEEE 802.11n:
– Certified compliant with this popular high-speed Wi-Fi wireless standard.
Backward compatible with older Wi-Fi standards.
– Dual Band operation: HP M210 and HP M220 802.11n Access Points
– Supports wireless connections at 2.4GHz or 5GHz. Most devices support 2.4GHz
but that spectrum can get crowded impacting performance. If your client devices support 802.11n and can operate in the
5Ghz frequency you will experience the highest performance since there is less interference in this frequency band.
– Single radio:
– The radio wirelessly connects to your devices. Depending on your settings, this radio will be operating at 2.4GHz or 5GHz.
Single radio devices make the most affordable APs.
– Simplified administration through clustering
– When a single AP cannot cover your small business or site location
– M220 up to 16 APs
– M210 up to four APs
HPE OfficeConnect M220 / M210 802.11n Access Points
Key Features
Key features Benefits
IEEE 802.11n wireless networking High speed data transfer – up to 300 Mbps. Rapid access to
applications, Internet and data transfer over the wireless LAN

Dual band operation at 2.4GHz or 5GHz Choice of radio configuration to best support wireless clients
including legacy wireless standards such as 802.11b/g and
802.11a
Clustering technology Simplified wireless LAN administration of multiple APs on the
network
Lifetime Warranty 2.0 Peace of mind – next business day replacement in the event of
hardware failure. 24x7 phone support for three years; business
day phone and email support for as long as you own the product.
HPE OfficeConnect M220 / M210 802.11n Access Points
Ordering Details

SKU Description
JL023A HP M210 802.11n (AM) Access Point
(Americas)
For sale to US, Canada and Latin America customers

JL024A HP M210 802.11n (WW) Access Point


(Worldwide)
For all locations outside of the US, Canada and Latin
America

J9798A HP M220 802.11n AM Access Point (Americas)


For sales to US, Canada and Latin America customers

J9799A HP M220 802.11n WW Access Point


(Worldwide)
For all locations outside of the US , Canada and Latin
America
HP Small Business Access Point Series features
Feature M210 AP M220 AP M330 AP
IEEE 802.11n X X X
IEEE 802.11ac X
Radio design Single – 802.11n Single – 802.11n 1 802.11n + 1 802.11ac
Internal antenna design X X X
2x3:2 MIMO design; up to 300Mbps throughput X X
3x3x3 MIMO design: up to 450 Mbps on 802.11n and 1.3 Gbps on 802.11ac
X
throughput
SSIDs supported 4 8 8 per radio
Captive Portal No No Yes
VLANs supported 4 8 8 per radio
User based authentication X X X
MAC based authentication X X X
RADIUS based VLAN assignment X X X
Rogue AP detection X X X
WDS support (wireless point to point network bridging) X X X
Maximum clustered APs 4 16 16
Maximum wireless clients supported 32 64 128
SNMP support No Yes Yes
PoE powered (AC to DC adapter included) X X X
HP limited lifetime warranty 2.0 X X X
Wireless Technologies
What Is Clustering?

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What is clustering?

Simplified administration of multiple Access Points


• Often small businesses need more than one AP to provide good
PoE/PoE+ gigabit switch
Network network wireless LAN coverage. But multiple APs can be hard
Administrator to administer.
• With clustering technology, when you change the settings of one
access point, other APs in the cluster automatically get updated.
This eliminates the need to individually configure each AP.
– Clustering simplifies set up and ongoing administration
– Clustering enhances security by eliminating errors through multiple
entries
Clustered APs
– Clustering APs work together to automatically adjust channel usage to
minimize impact of interference between AP to AP and environmental
interference

• No additional hardware is required; this is “controller-less”


What is clustering?

Primary use case Clustering


• A cluster must exist on the same subnet
• Multiple clusters can exist on the same network
• Examples of configuration parameters:
– SSID (wireless network name)
– VLAN configuration
1 cluster with many Aps (up to 16 APs) – Wireless encryption – security, passphrase
– Radio configuration
Secondary use case
– RADIUS server configuration

Cluster A Cluster B
Multiple clustered AP groups in either the same
network or separate networks/locations
Captive portal feature
Requires user verification for network access
Overview
• Used for guest access or user authentication
Employee #1 Employee #2
• Provide terms of use policies that require acceptance
Employee
wireless
community Switc • Two portals allow one for guests and one for
VLAN = 10 VLAN 10, 20 h VLAN 10, 20 employees
Internet
Guest
wireless
M330
community
VLAN = 20
Route Benefits
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Guest #1 Guest #2
• Identify the wireless network and prevent logon to
RADIUS rogue networks
server
DHCP server • Provide additional information for users
• Restrict bandwidth for users to prevent network
abuse
Additional Access Point features
Main office area Warehouse – Rogue AP detection
– These APs scan and record all access points it can “hear”
WDS wireless
File server Employee link
DHCP server computer – Trusted (legitimate) APs can be removed from the
s scanning list
M330 #2 M330 #3
– Wireless Distribution System (WDS)
– Extend an Ethernet network to a hard to wire remote location – saves time
and money

M330 #1
More Details

HPE M210 802.11n Access Point Series


HPE M220 802.11n Access Point Series
HPE M330 Dual Radio 802.11ac Access Point Series
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