AP45 Access Point Datasheet

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Product Overview

The Juniper AP45 flagship access point brings the highest performance and vBLE technology to the 6 GHz band for enterprises needing increased channel widths and capacity and advanced location-based services.


Juniper Mist Benefits

- Ease of deployment and ongoing management

- Centralized control and visibility

- Quick access to new features and functionality with no disruption to services

- Agility to scale as network needs grow

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Product Description

The Juniper® AP45 flagship indoor Wi-Fi 6E access point is ideal for the most demanding Wi-Fi applications, including high-density environments. The AP45 is a tri-band device with a dedicated fourth radio to allow more capacity, wider channels, and less interference to support growing mobility demands and digital transformation efforts.

The AP45 brings enterprise-grade Wi-Fi and patented virtual BLE (vBLE) technology together so businesses can increase the value of their wireless networks through personalized location services, including user engagement, asset visibility, and contact tracing. The AP45 provides the industry’s most accurate and scalable location services with no need for battery-powered BLE beacons or manual calibration.

While wired and wireless networks are business critical, without the right architecture they can be harder to operate given the sheer number of mobile and IoT devices—not to mention the extensive variety of hardware, operating systems, and applications currently in use. Traditional architectures—highly manual and network-centric—lack the scale, flexibility, and end-to-end visibility required to support modern mobility requirements and the IT departments that manage them.


Juniper AI-Driven Network

Juniper Mist brings true innovation to wireless networking with the world’s first AI-driven wireless LAN (WLAN). The Juniper AI-Driven Enterprise makes Wi-Fi predictable, reliable, and measurable, offering unprecedented visibility into the user experience through the use of unique service-level expectation (SLE) metrics. Proactive, AI-driven automation and a self-healing network replace time-consuming manual tasks, lowering Wi-Fi operational costs and saving substantial time and money. All operations are managed using the open and programmable microservices that are based on the Juniper Mist cloud architecture.


The Juniper Mist Cloud Architecture

The Juniper Mist cloud-native, AI-driven microservices architecture delivers unparalleled agility, scale, and resiliency to your network. It lowers OpEx and delivers unprecedented insights into network performance, behaviors, traffic patterns, and potential trouble spots by using data science to analyze large amounts of rich metadata collected by the Juniper Access Points. Juniper AI solutions for Wi-Fi 6E optimize operator and user experiences with secure, client-to-cloud automation, insight, and AI-driven actions.


Juniper Access Point Family

The Juniper enterprise-grade access point family consists of:

The real-time microservices in Juniper Mist cloud manage all these access points.

Table 1 compares the supported major functions of the Juniper Wi-Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 6 access points to help in selecting the most appropriate model(s).

Table 1: Juniper AP Comparison Chart
  AP45 AP34 AP24 AP43 AP33 AP12 AP63
Deployment Indoor Indoor Indoor Indoor Indoor Indoor Wall Plate/ Desk Mount Outdoor
Wi-Fi Standard Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax
(Wi-Fi 6) 4x4:4 SS
Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax
(Wi-Fi 6) 2x2:2 SS
Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax
(Wi-Fi 6) 2x2:2 SS
2.4/6 + 5 GHz
802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
4x4:4 SS
802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
5 GHz:
4x4:4 SS 2.4 GHz:
2x2:2 SS
802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
2x2:2 SS
802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
4x4:4 SS
Wi-Fi Radios Dedicated fourth radio for scanning Dedicated fourth radio for scanning Dedicated third radio for scanning Dedicated third radio for scanning Dedicated third radio for scanning Dedicated third radio for scanning Dedicated third radio for scanning
Antenna Options Internal/External Internal Internal Internal/External Internal Internal Internal/External
Virtual BLE
IoT Sensors Temperature, Accelerometer Temperature, Accelerometer Temperature, Accelerometer Humidity, Pressure, Temperature Temperature, Accelerometer Humidity, Pressure, Temperature
Warranty Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime One Year
Frequencies Supported 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz


Services Available for the Juniper AP45

Wi-Fi Cloud Services

Juniper Mist Wi-Fi Assurance

For IT and NOC Teams

  • Predictable and Measurable Wi-Fi
  • Service-Level Expectations (SLEs) Support
  • WxLAN Policy Fabric for Role-Based Access
  • Customizable Guest Wi-Fi Portal
  • Radio Resource Management (RRM) Driven by AI


Marvis™ Virtual Network Assistant

For IT Helpdesk Teams

  • AI-Powered Virtual Network Assistant
  • Natural Language Processing Interface
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Client SLE Visibility and Enforcement
  • Data Science-Driven Root-Cause Analysis


Bluetooth Cloud Services

Juniper Mist Mobile Engagement

For Digital Experience Teams

  • Accurate (1-3m) Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Sensor Fusion with Dead Reckoning
  • Unsupervised Machine Learning
  • Virtual Beacons with Custom Notifications
  • Mobile SDK for iOS and Android


Juniper Mist Asset Visibility

For Process and Resource Improvement Teams

  • Identification of Assets by Name and Location Visibility
  • Zonal/Room Accuracy for Third-Party Tags
  • Historical Analytics for Asset Tags
  • Telemetry for Asset Tags (temperature, motion, and other data)
  • APIs for Viewing Assets and Analytics


Analytics Cloud Services

Juniper Mist Premium Analytics

For Network Teams

  • Baseline Analytics Features Come Included with Wi-Fi Assurance, Mobile Engagement, and Asset Visibility Subscriptions
  • End-to-End Network Visibility
  • Orchestrated Networking and Application Performance Queries
  • Simplified Network Transparency

For Business Teams

  • Baseline Analytics Features Come Included with Wi-Fi Assurance, Mobile Engagement, and Asset Visibility Subscriptions
  • Customer Segmentation and Reporting Based on Visitor Telemetry
  • Customized1 Dwell and Third-Party Reporting for Traffic and Trend Analysis
  • Correlation of Customer-Guest Traffic and Trend Analysis
  • Correlated Customer-Guest Traffic and Trend Analysis


Access Point Features

High-Performance Wi-Fi

The AP45 Series is a four radio, four-spatial stream 802.11ax access point with maximum data rates of 4800 Mbps in the 6 GHz band, 2400 Mbps in the 5 GHz band, and 1148 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band. The dedicated fourth radio functions as a network, location, and security sensor, as well as a synthetic test client radio and a spectrum monitor. With 802.11ax Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO), and BSS Coloring technologies, the AP45 Series offers performance at unprecedented levels to support new bandwidth-hungry applications and soaring device densities.


AI for AX

With the features 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6E) offers to boost performance and efficiency, configuring and operating an access point has grown far more complex. Juniper automates and optimizes these features with AI for AX capabilities to optimize BSS Coloring, improve data transmission scheduling within OFDMA and MU-MIMO, and assign clients to the best radio to boost the overall performance of the network.


Greater Spectral Efficiency

OFDMA improves spectral efficiency so that an increasing density of devices can be supported on the network. Density has become an issue with the rapid growth of IoT devices, which often utilize smaller data packets than mobile devices and hence increase the burden and contention on the network. Additionally, BSS Coloring improves the coexistence of overlapping BSSs and allows spatial reuse within a given channel by reducing packet collisions.  


Automatic RF Optimization

With the increasing complexity that the addition of 6GHz spectrum to the 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrum brings, reliable RF optimization is even more critical than in the past. Radio Resource Management automates dynamic channel and power assignment, taking Wi-Fi and external sources of interference into account with a dedicated sensor radio. The AI engine continuously monitors coverage and capacity SLE metrics to learn and optimize the RF environment. A learning algorithm uses hysteresis on a 24-hour window to conduct a sitewide rebalancing for optimal channel and power assignment.


Proactive Insight and Action

A dedicated, tri-band fourth radio collects data for Juniper’s patent-pending Proactive Analytics and Correlation Engine (PACE), which uses machine learning to analyze user experiences, correlate problems, and automatically detect their root causes. These metrics are used to monitor SLEs and provide proactive recommendations to ensure problems don’t occur (or are fixed as quickly as possible when they do). This radio also functions as a synthetic test client to proactively detect and mitigate network anomalies.


Improved IoT Battery Efficiency

By incorporating the 802.11ax target wake time (TWT) capability and Bluetooth 5.1, AP45 access points help extend the battery life of IoT devices, particularly as additional ones join the network. 


Dynamic Debugging

Constantly monitor services running on the AP45 and send alerts whenever a service behaves abnormally. Dynamic debugging relieves IT of having to worry about an AP going offline or any services running on it becoming unavailable.


Dynamic Packet Capture

The Juniper Mist platform automatically captures packets and streams them to the cloud when major issues are detected. This saves IT time and effort and eliminates the need for truck rolls with sniffers to reproduce and capture data for troubleshooting.


Marvis Virtual Network Assistant

Marvis is a natural language processing (NLP)-based assistant with a conversational interface that helps the understanding of user intent and goals, simplifies troubleshooting, and collects network insights. It uses AI and data science to proactively identify issues, determine the root causes and scope of impact, and gain insights into your network and user experiences. It eliminates the need to manually hunt through endless dashboards and CLI commands.

Marvis Virtual Conversational Assistant

1Juniper Mist Premium Analytics service subscription is needed

Effortless, Cloud-Based Setup and Updates

The AP45 automatically connects to the Juniper Mist cloud, 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.


Premium Analytics

Juniper Mist Wireless Assurance, User Engagement, and Asset Visibility services include a base analytics capability for analyzing up to 30 days of data, which enables you to simplify the process of extracting network insights across your enterprise. If you require dynamic insights like motion paths1 and other third-party1 data and would like the option of customized reports, the Juniper Mist Premium Analytics service is available as an additional subscription.

Screenshot of Premium Analytics user interface

High-Accuracy Indoor Location

The AP45 has a 16-element vBLE antenna array controlled from the Juniper Mist cloud. Passive antennas enhance the power of a single transmitter and produce directional beams (or can be combined to act as an omnidirectional radio) to accurately detect distance and location with 1-3 meter accuracy. With Juniper’s patented vBLE technology, you can deploy an unlimited number of virtual beacons in your physical environment with no need to install battery-powered physical BLE beacons. Support for Bluetooth 5.1 boosts IoT device range and battery life.

High-Accuracy Indoor Location

Patented vBLE Technology

In addition to the industry-leading Wi-Fi technology at the heart of the AP45 access point, our second-generation, patented, and dynamic, 16-element vBLE antenna array combines with machine learning to eliminate the need for battery- powered beacons. This maximizes scalability and optimizes your deployment investment in location-based services.

vBLE enables businesses to provide rich location-based experiences that are engaging, accurate, real-time, and scalable.

Juniper Mist Cloud Architecture Diagram

Juniper Mist Edge

Juniper APs offer a flexible data plane. Juniper Mist Edge is an on-premises appliance that runs a tunnel termination service. Traffic can be broken out locally or tunneled to Juniper Mist Edge.

Juniper Mist Edge use cases include seamless mobility in large campus environments, tunneling of guest traffic to a DMZ, IoT segmentation, and teleworker services.

AP45 Product


Wi-Fi Standard 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), including support for OFDMA, 1024-QAM, MU-MIMO, Target Wake Time (TWT), Spatial Frequency Reuse (BSS Coloring).
Backwards compatibility with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Combined Highest Supported Data Rates Tri-Band: 8.3 Gbps
Dual 5 GHz (internal antenna model): +6 GHz
9.6 Gbps
2.4 GHz 4x4:4 802.11ax up to 1,148 Mbps data rate
5 GHz 4x4:4 802.11ax up to 2,400 Mbps data rate
6 GHz 4x4:4 802.11ax up to 4,800 Mbps data rate
MIMO Operation Four spatial stream SU-MIMO for up to 4,800 Mbps wireless data rate to individual 4x4 HE160
Four spatial stream MU-MIMO for up to 4,800 Mbps wireless data rate to up to four MU-MIMO capable client devices simultaneously
Dedicated Fourth Radio 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz tri-band WIDS/WIPS, spectrum analysis, synthetic client and location analytics radio
Internal Antennas (AP45) Four 2.4 GHz omnidirectional antennas with 4 dBi peak gain
Four 5 GHz omnidirectional antennas with 6 dBi peak gain
Four 6 GHz omnidirectional antennas with 6 dBi peak gain
Bluetooth 5.1 vBLE 16-element Directional Antenna Array + Omni Bluetooth Antenna
Beam Forming Transmit Beamforming and Maximal Ratio Combining
Power Options
  • 802.3af: Single radio 1x1 + BLE and Scan. Eth0 1 Gbps, Eth1 disabled, no USB. This mode is meant to connect to the cloud and tell you AP needs more power
  • 802.3at: Any two radios 4x4 or with three data radios – 2x2 on 2.4 GHz, 4x4 on 5 GHz, and 2x2 on 6 GHz. BLE and Scan. No PSE out or USB
  • 802.3bt: Full function, tri radio 4x4, scan, BLE, eth0, eth1 + PSE out, USB
Dimensions 230 mm x 230 mm x 50 mm
Shipping Box 289 mm x 268 mm x 191 mm
Weight AP45 is 2.01 kg, AP45E is 1.97 kg
Operating Temperature Internal antenna: 0° to 40° C External antenna: -10° to 50° C
Operating Humidity 10% to 90% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
Operating Altitude 3,048 m (10,000 ft)
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Includes a TPM for infrastructure security


I/O and Indicators

IoT Sensors Temperature, Accelerometer
USB USB 2.0 support interface, 900 mA output
Eth0 100/1000/2500/5000Base-T (802.3bz); RJ45; PoE PD
Eth1 10/100/1000Base-T; RJ45; optional PoE 15.4W PSE mode (requires 802.3bt on Eth0)
External Antennas (AP45E) Two pluggable antenna connectors; 2.4/5 (4 pin), 6+Scan (6 pin)
Reset Reset to the factory default settings
Indicators One multicolor status LED
Traffic Forwarding Options Eth0, Eth1, Juniper Mist Edge


Mounting Brackets

APBR-U2 Universal bracket
APBR-ADP-M16 16mm threaded rod (M16-2)
APBR-ADP-T58 3⁄8” Threaded Rod
APBR-ADP-CR9 9⁄16” T-Rail, Channel Rail
APBR-ADP-RT15 15⁄16” T-Rail
APBR-ADP-WS15 1-1/2” T-Rail
APBR-ADP-T12 1/2” threaded rod

2The AP package includes one Universal Bracket. APBR-U is available separately as an accessory.

Ordering Information

United States Only AP45-US (Internal Antenna)
AP45E-US (External Antenna)
Outside of United States AP45-WW (Internal Antenna)
AP45E-WW (External Antenna)

* Juniper products are manufactured in accordance with electrical and environmental regulations specific to certain regions and countries. Customers are responsible for ensuring that any regional or country-specific SKUs are only used in the specified authorized area. Failure to do so may void the warranty of the Juniper products.

AP45 Dual Band Radio 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Antenna Plots

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AP45 Dual Band Radio 5 GHz Wi-Fi Antenna Plots

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AP45 6 GHz Wi-Fi Antenna Plots

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AP45 2.4 GHz Directional BLE Antenna Plots

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AP45 2.4 GHz Omni BLE Antenna Plots

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