Access Points

airPoint XO2

airPoint XO2 is a dual-radio access point that offers all the features of the airPoint XO including Bandwidth Management, Advanced Networking and Carrier Class Features. In addition, modular control of the two radios enables many different configurations. The airPoint XO2  can be used in high performance Cell Extender configuration for deploying low cost backhaul solution. It can be used as two Access Points in a box for simultaneous use to support large number of users or it can also be used as a highly reliable Access Point with Hot Standby for redundancy. The dual-radio design eliminates/minimizes throughput loss that would typically occur in these configurations when operating with a single radio.  The multimode functionality offered by airPoint XO2  is unrivalled and simplifies the deployment of Wireless Wide Area Networks.

The flexibility of configurations that can be achieved with the airPoint XO2 is quite unique and radically simplifies installations. These configurations (modes) make it possible to design and deploy efficient, high-performance wireless networks effortlessly and profitably.

Full Repeater mode, with Bandwidth Management
This mode is particularly useful to WISPs for covering very long distances without incurring throughput loss. In a typical scenario, if signals have to be repeated, the throughput is generally halved by the repeater.  airPointXO2’s Full Repeater mode overcomes the problems of lowered throughput and higher costs by configuring both back to back connected radios as repeaters.
Eradicates throughput loss for repeaters
Doubles signal relay distance

Dual Access Point mode, with Bandwidth Management
Using airPoint XO2 a WISP can configure both the radios to access point mode in order to cover a larger geographical area. The Bandwidth management feature optimizes bandwidth utilization for each access point’s client group, as well as manages bandwidth allocation between the two radios.
Enhances geographical coverage from a single device
Reduces number of required installations lowering infrastructure costs

Cell Extender mode, with Bandwidth Management
airPoint XO2’s dual radio system can be operated with one radio configured for dedicated backhaul connection to the NOC and the other radio configured as an access point.
Faster speeds, better throughput
Bandwidth management at PoP
Reduced processing overheads, protocol conversion overheads etc

High Reliability Access Point mode, with Standby Redundancy
airPoint XO2 is built to reinforce service reliability in outdoor wireless networks so as to enhance user satisfaction. WISPs can configure one of the radios to access point mode to provide broadband coverage to a designated area. The second radio can be configured as a hot standby for this access point.
Enhanced network reliability and uptime
Built in redundancy in the network

Bandwidth Management for increased ROI
The airPoint XO2 provides bandwidth throttling of upload/download streams. The bandwidth control can be done using static tables or dynamically by RADIUS, along with authentication. The Wireless ISP can profile subscribers based on speed limits and identify bandwidth usage patterns. This opens up customer segmentation possibilities, leading to revenue maximization.

The airPoint XO2 provides traffic statistics. This helps the WISP to observe the behavior of network devices, traffic load fluctuations and other events, making it much easier to troubleshoot any problems, which might occur. The information available helps the WISP to optimize bandwidth utilization. WISPs can now easily provide services to more subscribers.

Easy Scalability & Roaming
By distributing the bandwidth management function from the centralized NOC out to individual airPoint XO2 access points, it is now possible to design scalable wide area networks. Bandwidth traffic policies can be set remotely from a central NOC. This avoids the need for backhauling all the data traffic to a single place, thus averting a choke point.  All access points in the network controlled by one NOC not only brings convenience to network management but also enables mobile users to avail easy roaming facility  Roaming users can cross over seamlessly from one cell to another within the same WISP network, without the need for authentication at every cross-over.

Remote Management, Upgrades and Control
airPoint XO2 has built-in features to make device management both convenient and secure. It can provide access control lists and filters for SNMP traffic, as well as IP filtering. The airPoint XO2 supports remote setting of radio parameters, firmware upgrade and restore defaults through SNMP. Further, the WISP can also monitor the temperature of the unit through the thermal sensing facility, which is policy based.  The product supports SNMP based remote monitoring and management through simple NMS and simpleMonitor and has an embedded SNMP MIB.

Long Range™ Radio Performance and Flexible Antenna Options
airPoint XO2 features LongRange™ wireless radio that delivers high data throughput over long operating range.  With a suitable antenna airPoint XO2's range easily extends to 34 kilometers (21 Miles).  The airPoint XO2 has been FCC certified with many antenna configurations normally used by WISPs and outdoor wireless installers. Software controlled "Dial-a-Power" lets the installer control radio power output.  Together, these features provide the much-needed flexibility to choose the right antenna with the pattern and gain characteristics conforming to local regulatory limits as well as coverage area requirements.  The airPoint XO2 supports 128 clients per radio.

Reinforced Processing Capability for higher network loads
airPoint XO2, with more raw processing power, surpasses other available devices allowing it to take on bigger network loads. The two radios with their individual slave processors coupled with the master processor of the unit can support enormous network loads. This makes the network robust enough to withstand load spikes thereby ensuring infrastructure reliability.

Carrier Class Reliability
Housed in a NEMA 4X weatherproof casing, and using industrial grade components, the airPoint XO2 is built to perform reliably under all climatic conditions, withstanding temperatures anywhere between -40 C and +60 C (-40 F to 140 F).   The device has built-in sanity timers for automatic reset at periodic interval.  Power to the radio can be remotely controlled.  These housekeeping resets means very robust and self-healing Wide Area Networks.  The product has heavy duty/built-in Gas Discharge Tube for surge suppression capability.  Used along with the PoE Outdoor (standard accessory), the airPoint XO2 is an extremely robust outdoor device for WISPs.  The airPoint XO2 complies with CE and FCC standards for wireless installations.

Model No
Network Standard
IEEE 802.11b
Data Rates Supported
Can be adjusted in steps of 1Kbps, upto max  throughput
Frequency Band
2400 to 2483.5Mhz
Wireless Medium
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
Media Access Protocol
Carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA)
Operating Channels
11 FCC, 13 ETSI, 14 Japan, 4 France, Other countries 3 non-overlapping channels
Non-overlapping Channels
Receive Sensitivity
-94dBm at 1Mbps / -84dBm at 11 Mbps
Number of Outputs(radio)
Transmitter Output Power
+17.5 dBm max at the N-Connector, adjustable to 11.5dBm min using software control "Dial a Power"
Up to 34 km (21miles) with proper antenna
Antenna Connector, Impedance
N (Female) Bulkhead Mount, 50 ohms
Europe: ETSI 300-328, CE Marked
Under Certification
USA: FCC 47 CFR Part 15C, Section 15.247 - FCC Certification- ID: PWG SPEEDTRAP
SNMP Compliance
SNMP ver 1 (MIB, Traps); TFTP (FW download), simpleNMS
Encryption Key Length
64-bit & 128-bit WEP
Remote Configuration Support
simpleMonitor, simpleDeploy, simpleNMS*
Dimension (W x D x H)
180 mm x 180 mm x 60 mm
(7.08 inches x 7.08 inches x 2.36 inches)
Unit Weight
~ 1.2 Kg (2.6 lbs)
Shipping Weight
~  2.0 Kg (4.4 lbs)
Operating Temperature
-40 deg C to +60 deg C (-40 F to +140 F)
Relative Humidity
Operating: 0 to 70% (non-condensing)
Storage: 10 to 90% (non-condensing)
Pole or wall mount via 2 pc U-Bolts & clamps (supplied)
Power Consumption
400mA @ 48V
Power, Ethernet, BW Controller, Activity, RF
Power Supply
48V Input , through PoE Outdoor (IEEE 802.3af compliant)
10/100BaseT Ethernet Auto MDX cross-over- 1 foot outdoor rated CAT5 cable connected to the device and terminated into a weather-proof connector
Standard Accessories
AC Adapter
90~264V AC in , 48V DC out ,Desktop Ver
PoE Outdoor
48V DC in , Ethernet in , PoE out,
Surge Protection Built in
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