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WAP321-E-K9/max RF output power of 802.11a?

  1. Does the WAP 321-E-K9 (as 5GHZ frequency) supports the 802.11a?
  2. If yes, please specify exactly the output power transmission in dBm?
  3. Is it possible to have the 5GHZ frequency that not support the 802.11a? Because in the technical sheet of the WAP 321-E-K9 there is no specifications about the output power transmission (dBm) of the 802.11a standards ( only 802.11b/n/g are specified) ?


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Hi commercial7,I hope this

Hi commercial7,

I hope this helps:

  1. From the product documentation on the WAP321-E-K9 it appears that the WAP only supports 802.11b/g/n protocols. 802.11a (5GHz) is a legacy protocol that was outdated with the release of 802.11n (2.4/5GHz). While WAPs that use 802.11n are backwards compatible (support 802.11a/b/g devices), WAPs that use 802.11a won't support devices that use newer protocols. 
  2. According to the WAP321 Wireless-N documentation, transmitted output power: 802.11n @ HT20HT40, MCS15: 13 dBm
  3. Also according to the WAP321 Wireless-N documentation, receiver sensitivity: 802.11n: 300 Mbps @ -64 dBm. Since 802.11n should support 802.11a, you may want to check the hardware specifics for the 802.11a device you are trying to connect with.

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