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Product Line: Fortinet Series
Product Type: Wireless access point bluetooth
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Product Description

The FAP-U431F-A is an external wireless access point supporting 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2/ax and Bluetooth, equipped with 1 x 1000Base-T (PoE+) - RJ-45, 1 x 2500Base-T - RJ-45, 1 x RS-232 - RJ-45, and 1 x USB - Type A interfaces for comprehensive connectivity. It operates on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, with a power consumption of 24.5 watts through PoE+ and supports up to 512 wireless clients per Wi-Fi radio, with a capability to configure up to 16 SSIDs. Security is enforced through multiple encryption methods including EAP-AKA, EAP-FAST, EAP-SIM, PEAP, TLS, TTLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA3, ensuring secure network access across varied environments.

FAQs for the FAP-U431F-A

  • What network bands does this wireless access point support?
    It supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz network bands.
  • Does the product support Power Over Ethernet (PoE)?
    Yes, it supports PoE+.
  • What wireless standards are compatible with this device?
    The device is compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2/ax and Bluetooth.
  • What types of interfaces are provided?
    It provides 1 x 1000Base-T (PoE+) - RJ-45, 1 x 2500Base-T - RJ-45, 1 x RS-232 - RJ-45, and 1 x USB - Type A.
  • How much power does the device consume when operational?
    The power consumption operational is 24.5 watt.
  • What is the antenna gain and how many antennas does it have?
    The antenna gain is 5 dBi and it has 10 antennas.
  • Can you list the encryption types supported by this wireless access point?
    It supports EAP-AKA, EAP-FAST, EAP-SIM, PEAP, TLS, TTLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2, and WPA3 encryption types.
  • What is the maximum operating temperature of the device?
    The maximum operating temperature is 122 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • How many SSIDs can be configured on this device?
    Up to 16 SSIDs can be configured.
  • What is the maximum number of wireless clients per Wi-Fi radio?
    It can support up to 512 wireless clients per Wi-Fi radio.

Product Review

The Fortinet FAP-U431F-A wireless access point supports a wide range of frequencies and advanced encryption standards, ensuring versatile and secure connectivity options. Its dual Ethernet ports, including a 2500Base-T for high-speed connections, along with PoE+ capability, facilitate flexible deployment and efficient power management. However, the device's operational power consumption of 24.5 watts may be higher than some competitors, potentially increasing operational costs over time.


The Fortinet FAP-U431F-A is an external wireless access point designed to meet the demands of modern networks with dual-band connectivity, supporting both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies. It is equipped with Power Over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) for efficient installation and power management. This device falls under the wireless LAN standards of 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2/ax, including Bluetooth capabilities, enhancing its versatility for various networking environments. In terms of interfaces, the FAP-U431F-A offers multiple connectivity options including one 1000Base-T (PoE+) RJ-45 port, one 2500Base-T RJ-45 port for high-speed connections, one RS-232 RJ-45 port for serial connections, and one USB Type A port for additional peripheral connectivity. This range of ports ensures flexible deployment and connectivity with different network devices and systems. Power consumption for the device is operational at 24.5 watts, optimizing its efficiency while maintaining high performance. The internal antenna design includes a total of 10 antennas with a gain level of 5 DBi, ensuring wide coverage and reliable wireless connections. Security is a paramount feature, with encryption methods including EAP-AKA, EAP-FAST, EAP-SIM, PEAP, TLS, TTLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2, and WPA3, guaranteeing a secure networking environment against unauthorized access and data breaches.
  • Line Coding Format supports 1024 QAM and 64 QAM, along with OFDMA, enabling high-speed data transmission and efficient bandwidth utilization.
  • The device can operate within a temperature range of 32 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, with an operating humidity range of 10 - 90% (non-condensing), ensuring reliability in various environmental conditions.
  • It boasts a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 30 years, indicating its durability and reliability over long periods.
Physical dimensions include a height of 2.3 inches, a weight of 15.98 ounces, and equal width and depth of 8.5 inches, making it a compact yet powerful device. Available in both black and white, it can seamlessly integrate into any office or commercial space aesthetics. The Fortinet FAP-U431F-A supports up to 16 configured SSIDs and can handle up to 512 wireless clients per Wi-Fi radio, accommodating a high number of connected devices without sacrificing performance. This capability makes it ideal for busy networks in enterprises, educational institutions, and retail environments. Compliance with standards such as FCC, LVD, and RoHS underscores the device's adherence to regulatory requirements and its commitment to environmental sustainability. In summary, the Fortinet FAP-U431F-A wireless access point is engineered for efficiency, reliability, and security. Its comprehensive range of features and robust hardware specifications make it a suitable choice for organizations looking to deploy a high-performing wireless network infrastructure.


Part Number FAP-U431F-A
Manufacturer Fortinet
Enclosure Type External
Wireless Frequency Dual-band 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
Power Source Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+)
Device Category Wireless Access Point
Wireless Protocols 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2/ax, Bluetooth
Ports 1x Gigabit Ethernet (PoE+) - RJ-45, 1x 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet - RJ-45, 1x Serial - RJ-45, 1x USB - Type A
Power Use When Active 24.5W
Antenna Design Internal
Antenna Strength 5 DBi
Number of Antennas 10
Data Encoding Methods 1024 QAM, 64 QAM, OFDMA
Highest Temperature for Operation 122°F
Lowest Temperature for Operation 32°F
Expected Lifetime 30 years
Operational Humidity Range 10 - 90% (non-condensing)
Vertical Dimension 2.3 inches
Mass 15.98 ounces
Horizontal Measurement 8.5 inches
Front-to-Back Distance 8.5 inches
Available Colors Black, White
SSIDs Support Maximum 16
Max Clients per Radio Up to 512
Regulatory Compliance FCC, LVD, RoHS

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