This article highlights key differences between the Datto Networking AP60 and AP62 access points.
- Datto Networking AP60 Access Point
- Datto Networking AP62 Access Point
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
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.
Figure 1: Example Client Load - UDP
Figure 2: Example Client Load - TCP
- Datto Networking WiFi Datasheet (PDF, requires Partner Portal login)