Wireless Network : Introduction to Juniper Mist Access Point AP41

Today I am going to talk about the Juniper Mist Access point AP41 with the features and the capabilities. As you already knew that Mist is a wireless network company and now acquired by Juniper, So Mist is now Juniper Mist. 

What is this Mist AP41 all about and what are the feature sets of this Access point?
Well Juniper Mist Access Point, AP41 Series is a tri-radio 4x4 Access Point with maximum data rates of 1,730 Mbps in the 5GHz band and 800 Mbps in the 2.4GHz band. The 3rd radio functions as a network, location, and security sensor as well as a spectrum monitor. Juniper Mist AP41 Series consists of: AP41 with internal omnidirectional antennas and AP41E with external antenna connectors.

Fig 1.1- Juniper Mist Access Point AP41

Juniper Mist brings enterprise standing Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) and IoT composed so companies can upsurge the worth of their wireless networks through adapted location services, such as wayfinding, proximity notifications, and asset location. With Mist’s patented virtual BLE (vBLE) technology, no battery beacons or manual calibration are required.

The Mist platform is totally programmable, using open APIs, for full automation and perfect integration with corresponding products across the LAN, WAN, security, commitment and asset location areas.

The Basic Capabilities are as below
  • It is an Indoor access point which supports IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 standards
  • It has backwards compatibility with 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Combined Highest Supported Data Rates of 2.5 Gbps
  • Tri-radio 4x4 Access Point
  • IOT interface support is there
  • It has both Antenna options- Internal and External
  • Supports Virtual Bluetooth LE 

More Specifications
For 2.4 GHz Radio: It supports 4x4:4 802.11b/g/n/ac up to 800 Mbps data rate 802.11ac for VHT capable clients.
For 5 GHz Radio: it supports 4x4:4 802.11a/n/ac Wave 2 up to 1,700 Mbps data rate.
For MIMO operation: It has 4 Spatial steam single user (SU-MIMO) for up to 1,733 Mbps wireless data rate to individual 4x4 VHT80 and 4 spatial streams Multi User (MU) MIMO for up to 1,733 Mbps wireless data rate to up to three MU-MIMO capable client devices simultaneously.
Third Radio: Third Radio in AP41 is dedicated for 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz dual-band WIDS/WIPS, spectrum analysis & location analytics radio.
Ports: So, in AP41 you have both Ethernet and POE ports available.
Module:  You can get the module of 10/100/1000 BaseT RJ45; optional PoE PSE mode
Beam Forming & Bluetooth: It can transmit Beamforming and Maximal Ratio Combining with 16 Directional Antennae + 1 Omni Antenna Bluetooth Array.