Traditionally with OFDM, each frame is transmitted across the entire channel width. With low-rate transmission still using the whole channel, it brings latency and jitter to others and lower the overall efficiency. OFDMA splits a single transmission into groups of subcarriers, and each subcarrier can be used by different client. With multiple clients transmitting simultaneously in the same channel, it improves efficiency of every single transmission opportunity and thus increases the wireless experiences in high-density environment.
RF analytics and auto channel
VigorAP 1060C with a dedicated third radio is able to constantly monitor on all channels for airtime availability and channel utilization.
Wireless security with WIDS/WIPS
The dedicated radio can also keep monitoring on rouge APs and rouge clients. When detecting unknown AP or unknown wireless clients, VigorAP 1060C can notify network admin for further action; while detecting rouge AP or rouge clients, further action can be made, such as flooding the rouge device with 802.11 deauthentication frames to stop that being functioning.
Zero touch deployment
Auto detect other VigorAPs within the same LAN, add them into management list, and provision preconfigured AP profile to have a unified AP setting.
On the status monitoring page, the VigorAP 1060C presents a list of all the VigorAPs on its management list, and you can see their IP address, operating channel, SSID of each radio, number of clients, and firmware version all in one page, and the AP offline can be easily spotted.
Wireless clients load balancing
Keeping an AP from being overloaded and assure good wireless experience by applying a client limit or traffic limit to VigorAPs. When the number of clients or amount of traffic of a single AP reaches the threshold, make it disassociate the idle client or the client with the weakest signal, or stop accepting new clients.
Master AP to manage other members
VigorAP 1060C is capable of working as the primary AP and managing up to 16 VigorAPs within the same LAN subnet.