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Datto Networking: AP60 vs AP62

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This article highlights key differences between the Datto Networking AP60 and AP62 access points.

Environment

  • Datto Networking AP60 Access Point
  • Datto Networking AP62 Access Point

Overview

The AP60 is a dual-band, 802.11ac Wave 1 wireless access point. Maximum throughput is 1300Mbps on the 5GHz band, 450Mbps on the 2.4GHz band, for a total combined throughput of 1750Mbps (1.7Gbps).

The AP62 is a tri-band, 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access point. It supports up to 1734Mbps on the 5GHz bands combined and 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz band, for a total combined throughput of 2034Mpbs (2Gbps).

Feature and Specification Comparison

  AP60 AP62
Speed 1.7 Gbps 2.0 Gbps
Radio Dual-Band (1 x 2.4GHz; 1 x 5GHz) Tri-Band (1 x 2.4GHz; 2 x 5GHz)
PoE Standard 802.3af Standard 802.3af/at or Passive 18-24V⎓1.34-1A
Range (approximate)
Indoor: 75-150’ indoor (3-4 walls) Indoor: 75-150’ indoor (3-4 walls)
Outdoor: 400-500’ Outdoor: 400-600'
Recommended users 50-100 75-150
WLAN Standard 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wave 1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2
CPU Single-Core Qualcomm "Scorpion" Quad-Core Qualcomm "Dakota"
Memory 128MB DRAM 256MB DRAM
MIMO Type SU-MIMO MU-MIMO
Zero Config Plug & Play Yes Yes
Self Forming, Self Healing Mesh Yes Yes
Seamless roaming Yes Yes
Hardware Watchdog CPU Yes Yes
Free Cloud Management Yes Yes
Free iOS/Android Apps Yes Yes
Captive portal w/ bandwidth throttling, splash pages and user controls Yes Yes
Public & Private SSIDs Yes Yes
Ethernet 2 x Gigabit 2 x Gigabit
Power Supply Options US/EU/UK/AU US/EU/UK/AU
LEDs Multi-color LED indicator Multi-color LED indicator
Operating temperature 0-50 C 0-50 C
Dimensions 6.5” x 6.5” x 1.2” 6.5” x 6.5” x 1.2”
Certifications FCC, IC, CE, RCM (CTick) FCC, IC, CE, RCM (CTick)

802.11ac Wave 2 versus Wave 1

802.11ac Wave 1 supports MIMO, up to a 80MHz channel width, and up to three spatial streams of data to be transmitted simultaneously.

802.11ac Wave 2 supports MU-MIMO, up to a 160MHz channel width, and up to four spatial streams.

Tri-Band over Dual Band

Dual Band operates with two radio bands to service both 2.4GHz and 5GHz clients. The AP62 uses a Tri-Band configuration, which includes an additional 5GHz radio to allow for greater functionality in a high-density environment and service a wider margin of devices.

MIMO / MU-MIMO

MIMO (Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output) uses multiple antennas on the access point, to transmit and receive multiple spatial streams of data simultaneously. The access point streams data to one client at a time under MIMO.

MU-MIMO (Multi-User Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output) connects to multiple clients at the same time to achieve a faster WiFi network.

Client Load

Figure 1: Example Client Load - UDP

Figure 2: Example Client Load - TCP

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