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Product Line: Fortinet FortiAP
Product Type: Wireless Access Point
Original price $180.00 - Original price $180.00
Original price
$180.00 - $180.00
Current price $180.00
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Product Description

The FAP-221C-A Fortinet features a dual radio setup supporting 802.11 a/n/ac and 802.11 b/g/n standards, designed for versatile wireless deployments with a maximum throughput of 300 Mbps on Radio 1 and 867 Mbps on Radio 2. It includes four internal antennas with peak gains of 3.5 dBi for 2.4 GHz and 6 dBi for 5 GHz, and supports 2x2 MIMO with two spatial streams to enhance network efficiency and performance. The device is equipped with a 1x GE RJ45 port, operates within a power consumption range of 7.8W to 15.72W, and includes a ceiling/wall mount kit for flexible installation.

Key Feature for the FAP221CA

  • What are the frequency bands supported by this device?
    The device supports the following frequency bands: 2.400–2.4835 GHz, 5.150–5.250 GHz, 5.250–5.350 GHz, 5.470–5.725 GHz, and 5.725–5.850 GHz.
  • How many antennas does the model have?
    It has 4 internal antennas.
  • Can the device be mounted on both ceilings and walls?
    Yes, a ceiling/wall mount kit is included, allowing for both ceiling and wall installations.
  • What is the maximum power consumption of this product?
    The maximum power consumption is 15.72 W.
  • What type of physical security feature is available on the device?
    The device is equipped with a Kensington Lock for physical security.
  • What is the peak antenna gain for the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands?
    The peak antenna gain is 3.5 dBi for the 2.4 GHz band and 6 dBi for the 5 GHz band.
  • What is the maximum throughput for Radio 1 and Radio 2?
    Radio 1 supports up to 300 Mbps, while Radio 2 supports up to 867 Mbps.
  • Does the device support MIMO technology?
    Yes, it supports 2x2 MIMO with 2 spatial streams.
  • What are the operating and storage temperature ranges for the device?
    The operating temperature range is 32–104˚F (0–40˚C), and the storage temperature ranges from -4˚F (-20˚C) to 140˚F (60˚C).
  • What is included in the product's package regarding power supply?
    The package includes an adapter with an input of 100–240V, 50/60Hz, 0.4A and an output of 12V DC, 2A.

Product Review

The Fortinet FAP-221C-A offers dual-radio functionality supporting both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands, with throughput capacities of up to 300 Mbps and 867 Mbps respectively, ensuring efficient performance for diverse wireless networking needs. However, its maximum transmission power of 20 dBm may limit coverage area in larger environments, potentially necessitating additional units for complete coverage. Additionally, the device's inclusion of a ceiling/wall mount kit and support for WME Multimedia Extensions with four priority queues demonstrates a design consideration for versatile deployment scenarios and traffic management, although its power consumption at maximum load could be a concern for energy-conscious deployments.


The Fortinet FAP-221C-A is a wireless access point designed to meet the needs of modern networking environments. It features dual radio capabilities with support for 802.11 a/n/ac and 802.11 b/g/n, ensuring broad compatibility and high-speed wireless connectivity. The device is equipped with four internal antennas and offers a maximum transmission power of 20 dBm (100 mW), which helps in maintaining strong and reliable connections. Key hardware specifications of the FAP-221C-A include: - A single Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port for wired connectivity, ensuring high-speed internet access. - A ceiling/wall mount kit, providing flexibility in installation to achieve optimal coverage and performance. - Physical security through a Kensington Lock slot, protecting the device against theft or unauthorized removal. With two radios, the FAP-221C-A supports multiple frequencies, including 2.400–2.4835 GHz and 5.150–5.850 GHz, with peak antenna gains of 3.5 dBi for 2.4 GHz and 6 dBi for 5 GHz. This wide range of supported frequencies allows for flexible deployment in various environments, ensuring compatibility with most wireless devices. The device's throughput capabilities are notable, with Radio 1 supporting up to 300 Mbps and Radio 2 up to 867 Mbps. This is facilitated by 2x2 MIMO technology and 2 spatial streams, enhancing the efficiency and speed of data transmission. The FAP-221C-A also features WME Multimedia Extensions with four priority queues, optimizing the performance of voice, video, data, and background traffic. In terms of power, the FAP-221C-A has a maximum power consumption of 15.72 W and an average consumption of 7.8W. Its power adapter supports a broad input range of 100–240V, 50/60Hz, and outputs 12V DC, 2A. This efficient power usage is essential for minimizing operational costs in a deployment. The physical dimensions of the FAP-221C-A are 6.3 x 6.3 x 1.5 inches, and it weighs 0.64 lb, making it compact and lightweight for easy installation. Despite its small size, the device is capable of operating in a wide range of temperatures, from 32–104˚F for operating conditions and storage temperatures between -4˚F and 140˚F. Humidity tolerance is rated at 5–90% non-condensing, allowing the FAP-221C-A to perform reliably in various environmental conditions. In summary, the Fortinet FAP-221C-A is a versatile and efficient wireless access point suitable for a wide range of applications. Its dual radio capability, comprehensive frequency support, and advanced features like WME Multimedia Extensions make it a powerful solution for supporting wireless connectivity in businesses, schools, and other settings. The inclusion of a mounting kit and physical security options further enhance its utility and security in deployment, making it a valuable addition to any network.


Part Number/ManufacturerFortinet FAP-221C-A
Antenna Count4 (Internal)
ConnectivityOne Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
Wireless Technology802.11 a/n/ac and 802.11 b/g/n dual-band radios
Included AccessoriesKit for mounting on ceiling or wall
Device Security FeatureSlot for Kensington Lock
Maximum Output Power20 dBm (Equivalent to 100 mW)
Power Use (Peak)15.72 Watts
Power Use (Typical)7.8 Watts
QoS SupportYes, with 4 priority levels for various traffic types
Antenna Peak Gain3.5 dBi at 2.4 GHz, 6 dBi at 5 GHz
Supported Frequency Bands2.400–2.4835, 5.150–5.250, 5.250–5.350, 5.470–5.725, 5.725–5.850 GHz
Band Frequency - Radio 12.4 GHz b/g/n or 5 GHz a/n
Band Frequency - Radio 25 GHz a/n/ac
Data Rate - Radio 1Up to 300 Mbps
Data Rate - Radio 2Up to 867 Mbps
MIMO Configuration2x2 with two spatial streams
Dimensions6.3 x 6.3 x 1.5 inches (16 x 16 x 3.8 cm)
Unit Weight0.64 pounds (0.3 kg)
Shipping Weight1.21 pounds (0.55 kg)
Power Adapter SpecsInput: 100–240V, 50/60Hz, 0.4A; Output: 12V DC, 2A
Humidity Tolerance5–90% (non-condensing)
Operating Temperature Range32–104˚F (0–40˚C)
Minimum Storage Temperature-4˚F (-20˚C)
Maximum Storage Temperature140˚F (60˚C)

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