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Will the AP220 support MU-MIMO?

Greetings Airheads.

 

The subject asks the question but does anyone know if the AP220 will support MU-MIMO? Obviously this is thinking 18 months ahead (given that there are still but a few ac clients available) but the inclusion of the 2 x GigE ports is what has prompted the question. 

 

I've been hunting around and can't see anything in any literature that suggests it will (unless there is a plan for a software update to enable the feature later down the line once 802.11ac is ratified)

 

Any thoughts or info? Thanks in advance,

Dean

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Re: Will the AP220 support MU-MIMO?

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MU-MIMO is part of 802.11ac  Wave-2 , is not supported in 220 APs

Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
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Re: Will the AP220 support MU-MIMO?

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Thanks Victor. I'm assuming then that the reason the AP220's have 2x1GigE ports is to be able to suppor the aggregate bandwidth of 1.3Gbps for SU-MIMO. I guess with 802.11ac still being draft, it would be hard to ratify just yet anyway. It's just a shame that Wave 2 can't be done/enabled through a software upgrade (but here's hoping)

 

Thanks again Victor.

Dean

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