AP21 Access Point

The Juniper AP21 is a high-performance access point that supports 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi and patented virtual Bluetooth® LE.

The AP21 works in conjunction with the Juniper Mist cloud architecture driven by Mist AI to collect and analyze metadata in near real-time from all wireless clients. This enables rapid problem detection and root cause identification with proactive correction e.g. for applications such as self-driving networks.

In addition, the AP21 has a dynamic vBLE 16-element antenna array for the industry’s most accurate and scalable location services, including User Engagement, Asset Visibility, and Contact Tracing applications. This is achieved without the need for battery-powered BLE beacons and manual calibration.

Learn more about the Juniper cloud services, driven by Mist AI, that run on the AP21: Wi-FI AssuranceWired AssurancePremium AnalyticsMarvis Virtual Network AssistantUser Engagement and Asset Visibility.

Key Features


Deployment

Indoor

Wi-Fi Standard

802.11ac Wave 2 2x2:2SS

Wi-Fi Tri-Radio

No

Antenna Options

Internal

Virtual Bluetooth LE

Yes

Features + Benefits

High-Performance Wi-Fi Access

The AP21 delivers high-performance wireless access with two 802.11ac Wave 2 radios that deliver up to 867 Mbps in the 5GHz band and up to 400 Mbps in the 2.4GHz band.

The AP21 has a 16-element virtual Bluetooth LE (vBLE) antenna array controlled from the Juniper Mist cloud architecture.

Passive antennas enhance the power of a single transmitter and produce directional beams to accurately detect distance and location with accuracy of 1- 3 meters. With Mist’s patented vBLE technology, you can deploy an unlimited number of virtual beacons in your physical environment without requiring battery-powered BLE beacons.

Bluetooth Location Services

The AP21 works with the Juniper Mist cloud architecture to provide high-accuracy enterprise-grade Bluetooth® LE location services using virtual beacons.

A dedicated dual-band third radio collects data for our patent-pending Proactive Analytics and Correlation Engine (PACE).

These metrics monitor service-level expectations (SLEs) and provide proactive recommendations to ensure that problems don’t occur (or are fixed as quickly as possible when they do).

Juniper Mist Wi-Fi Assurance, User Engagement, and Asset Visibility services include a base analytics capability for analyzing up to 30 days of data, simplifying the process of extracting network insights from data and analytics across your enterprise to properly align your support resources or introduce enhanced premium services.

You can also subscribe to our Premium Analytics service to enable these advanced capabilities: further extend network insights and perform analytics for up to a one-year data set; enable custom reporting; and infuse telemetry from third-party data elements.

The Juniper Mist platform automatically captures packets and streams them to the cloud when major issues are detected.

This capability saves IT time and effort and eliminates the need for truck rolls with sniffers to reproduce and capture data for troubleshooting.

The AP21 automatically connects to the Juniper Mist cloud architecture, downloads its configuration, and joins the appropriate network.

Firmware updates are retrieved and installed automatically, ensuring that the network is always up to date with new features, bug fixes, and security updates.

The AP21 uses its dual-band scanning mode to continuously scan the airspace for threats and interference. 

This capability ensures optimal performance under what could otherwise be challenging RF conditions.

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Wireless Access Points

AP21

The Juniper AP21 is a high-performance access point that supports 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi and patented virtual Bluetooth® LE.

Technical Features
Deployment

Indoor

Wi-Fi Standard

802.11ac Wave 2 2x2:2SS

Wi-Fi Tri-Radio

No

Antenna Options

Internal

Virtual Bluetooth LE

Yes

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AP43

The Juniper AP43 high-performance Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) access point integrates patented virtual Bluetooth® LE (vBLE) and Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities to deliver an unprecedented user experiences.

Technical Features
Deployment

Indoor

Wi-Fi Standard

802.11ax (W-Fi 6): 4x4:4

Wi-Fi Tri-Radio

Yes

Antenna Options

Internal, External

Virtual Bluetooth LE

Yes

IoT Interface

Yes

IoT Sensors

Humidity, Pressure, Temperature

AP32

The Juniper AP32 access point integrates Mist AI for AX capabilities to automate network operation and boost Wi-Fi performance.

Technical Features
Deployment

Indoor

Wi-Fi Standard

802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6); 5GHz: 4x4:4; 2.4GHz: 2x2:2

Wi-Fi Tri-Radio

Yes

Antenna Options

Internal, External

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