SPECIFICATION SHEET
AP 7131
The industry’s first tri-radio 802.11n access point
FEATURES
Unmatched RF performance
Conducted transmit power
of 27.7dBm and superior
receive sensitivity provide
best in class range, coverage
and application performance,
even in harsh RF conditions
802.11n support
with 3X3 MIMO
Delivers maximum wireless
network throughput to
support virtually any
enterprise application,
including voice and video
Band-unlocked
dual band design
The ability to dedicate multiple
radios to multiple functions
increases security without
increasing costs; band-unlocked
radios enable 24x7 dual band
Wireless IPS sensing on
both 2.4GHz and 5GHz with
concurrent 802.11a/b/g/n client
access and mesh
The re-defined access point:
a true wired network replacement
The AP 7131 is the industry’s first 802.11a/b/g/n
adaptive services access point that delivers the
performance, coverage, reliability and security
required to enable the truly wireless enterprise.
The band-unlocked tri-radio expandable design
provides simultaneous support for three major
networking functions: high-speed wireless data,
voice and video services for client access, selfhealing mesh networking and Wireless Intrusion
Prevention System (IPS) sensor functionality for
around the clock protection of the network. The
fully DFS compliant 802.11n AP 7131 offers speeds
of up to 600 Mbps per Access Point — six times
the bandwidth of an 802.11a/g access point. The
Adaptive Services AP architecture allows the
device to offer two modes of operation, without
changing the firmware — either as a stand-alone
access point or as a wireless controller adopted
access point for centralized management.
Self-configuration in an 802.3af environment
further simplifies deployment. The ability to
power the radios over 802.3af eliminates the need
to upgrade the existing Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)
infrastructure. And the elegant industrial design
with an optional snap-on antenna façade enables
deployment from the warehouse to the front lobby.
Packed with features, the AP 7131 offers the gapfree security and unmatched reliability you need to
deploy a highly successful mobility solution at a low
total cost of ownership (TCO).
Stand-alone access point: wired and
wireless ‘Network in a box’ for smaller sites
As a stand-alone access point, the AP 7131 provides
small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise
branch offices with a consolidated wired and
wireless networking infrastructure, all in a single
device. The integrated router gateway, 3G WAN
backhaul, firewall, DHCP and AAA Radius servers,
IPSec VPN, hot-spot gateway and PoE simplify
and reduce the costs associated with networking
by eliminating the need to purchase and manage
multiple pieces of equipment.
Figure1: Motorola AP 7131 with Band-Unlocked Radios
More Flexibility and Lower Cost
Radio 1
Radio 2
Radio 3
Client Access and
Mesh in 2.4GHz
-orDual-band Wireless
IPS Sensor
Client Access and
Mesh in 5GHz
-orDual-band Wireless
IPS Sensor
Dual-band
Wireless IPS
Spectrum Analyzer
3G
With three band-unlocked radios in a single access point, wireless traffic can be segmented as needed between two radios to ensure performance
levels for wireless access and backhaul, while the third radio can provide around-the-clock dedicated dual-band sensing. The need to purchase, power
and manage dedicated sensors is eliminated — an estimated savings of $300-$400 per sensor — providing the highest level of security for the wireless
LAN at the lowest possible cost.
Gap-free dedicated
24x7 sensing via triple
methodology rogue AP
detection: on-channel, mobile
unit and dedicated radio
dual-band scanning
Around the clock network
protection through instant
rogue detection
Spectrum Analysis
The ability to place a remote
AP-7131 in Spectrum Analysis
mode allows remote
identification of local RF
interference, enabling remote
troubleshooting and issue
resolution from the Network
Operation Center (NOC) or
other centralized location
Adaptive AP: extending
the enterprise
Enables centralized
management of mesh access
points at remote sites including
automatic firmware upgrades;
provides site survivability
for remote locations with
802.11a/b/g/n networks for
unparalleled resiliency
Centrally managed access point:
Adaptive AP Mode
The AP 7131 is designed to cost-effectively meet
the needs of large, distributed enterprises by
converging the functionality of a thick access point
and thin access port into a single device. Adaptive
mode enables the deployment of a fully featured
intelligent access point that can be centrally
configured and managed via a Motorola wireless
controller in either corporate headquarters or a
NOC. All traffic between the adaptive access
points and the wireless controller is secured
through an encrypted tunnel. And in the event of a
WAN, distribution or core network failure, this fully
independent configuration offers a remote site
survivability that enables the delivery of secure
uninterrupted wireless service in the remote
location, offering unparalleled network resiliency.
Gap-free security
To achieve true gap-free security, you need
gap-free rogue detection, requiring dedicated dualband sensing of 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless LANs
— typically provided by a stand-alone sensor. The
AP 7131 is the first a/b/g/n access point to offer
concurrent around-the-clock dual-band sensing
and wireless traffic — eliminating the need for
separate devices. Integrated Wireless IPS sensor
firmware enables the configuration of one radio
for 24x7 rogue detection and termination, and
two others can simultaneously be dedicated to
wireless client access and/or meshing. As a result,
enterprises can now deploy the most robust
Wireless IPS solution while saving money — the
cost to purchase, deploy and manage dedicated
sensor hardware is eliminated.
In addition, stateful firewall, encryption and
authentication support key standards-based
security protocols that ensure enterprise-level
protection for the wired and wireless network
infrastructure. The powerful feature set enables
security to be administered by either local,
non-technical staff or remote IT professionals
at your headquarters.
Mesh: cost-effective networking
for challenging locations
Mesh functionality enables the cost-effective
wireless extension of the enterprise network to areas
where Ethernet or fiber cabling is cost-prohibitive or
otherwise impractical. Mesh functionality includes
multi-node, multi-link networks as well as simple mesh
to connect two wired networks. Self-healing mesh
ensures continuity of service in the event of a wired
or wireless network failure. The self-forming, highly
resilient VLAN and WMM QoS-aware mesh technology
enables organizations to wirelessly extend reliable
high-performance voice, data and video services to
workers in remote and outdoor locations.
Key ingredients: WLAN design, management
and security
Motorola provides full life-cycle support for your
802.11n deployment. Motorola’s LANPlanner is a
powerful predictive planning tool that enables the
easy creation of a well-designed 802.11n wireless
LAN that is tailored for your selected applications,
eliminating the high cost associated with an
iterative trial-and-error approach and multiple site
surveys. For the operational phase, Motorola
AirDefense solutions provide infrastructure
management, network assurance and security &
compliance on a single efficient services platform.
Motorola Professional Services offer expertise to
assist with assessment through implementation of
your mobility solution. Once your Motorola mobility
solution is deployed, our responsive Customer
Services keep your solution up and running, with
maximum uptime — reducing your total cost of
ownership.
Enterprise-class manageability — and a
rapid return on investment
You can count on this multi-function multi-purpose
device to deliver a rapid return on investment.
The AP 7131 can be deployed as a stand-alone or
centrally managed device to provide wireless voice,
data and video services, mesh backhaul and Wireless
IPS sensor functionality, all in one device. This built-in
flexibility simplifies the mobility architecture —
there is less equipment to purchase and manage,
reducing your capital and operational expenditures.
Special features, such as spectrum analysis,
allow you to easily and remotely manage and
troubleshoot distributed networks. Additionally,
with Motorola’s AirDefense Service Platform
(ADSP), you enjoy unified security and
management of all your AP 7131 access points,
enabling simplified, cost-effective planning,
deployment and monitoring of large AP 7131
networks.
For more information on how your enterprise
can benefit from the AP 7131, please visit us on
the web at motorola.com/wlan or access our
global contact directory at motorola.com/
enterprisemobility/contactus
AP 7131 Specifications
802.11n Capabilities
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•
•
User Environment
3X3 MIMO with 2 Spatial Streams
20 MHz and 40 MHz Channels
300 Mbps Data Rates per Radio
Packet Aggregation
(AMSDU, AMPDU)
• Reduced Interframe Spacing
• 802.11 DFS
• MIMO Power Save
(Static and Dynamic)
Performance Characteristics
Dimensions:
Weight:
AP 7131: 5.50 in. L x 8.00 in. W x 1.10 in. H
13.97 cm L x 20.32 cm W x 2.79 cm H
AP 7131N: 5.50 in. L x 8.00 in. W x 1.5 in. H
13.97 cm L x 20.32 cm W x 3.81 cm H
AP 7131: 2.33 lbs/1.06 kg
AP 7131N: 2.67 lbs/1.21 kg
Operating Temperature:
-4°F to 122°F/-20°C to 50°C
Storage Temperature:
-40°F to 158°F/-40°C to 70°C
Operating humidity:
5 to 95% RH non-condensing
Operating altitude:
8000 ft./2438 m @ 82°F/28°C
Storage altitude:
15000 ft./4572 m @ 53°F/12°C
Electrostatic discharge:
15kV air, 8kV contact
Power Specifications
Operating voltage:
36-57VDC
Operating current:
Not to exceed 600mA @ 48VDC
Integrated PoE support:
802.3af support for dual radios, 802.3at (draft)
Housing:
Metal, plenum-rated housing (UL2043)
Networking Specifications
Available mounting:
No additional hardware required to mount
Layer 2 and Layer 3:
Configurations:
Above drop ceiling, under ceiling or on wall
Layer 3 routing, 802.1q, DynDNS, DHCP server/client, BOOTP client, PPPoE, and LLDP
LEDs:
6 top mounted LEDs, 1 bottom mounted LED, with
multiple modes indicating 802.11a/g/n activity,
power, Ethernet adoption, Wireless IPS and errors
Security:
Uplink:
2 ports (GE1, GE2) Auto-sensing 10/100/1000
Base-T Ethernet; 802.3af on GE1 LAN port
Stateful Firewall, IP filtering, NAT, 802.1x,
802.11i, WPA2, WPA Triple-Methodology
Rogue Detection: 24x7 dual-band WIPS sensing,
MU-assisted, on-board IDS and secure guest
access (HotSpot)
Antenna connectors:
RP-SMA
Console port:
RJ45 Console Port
Quality of Service (QoS): WMM, WMM-UAPSD, 802.1p, Diffserv and TOS
802.3af dual-radio support
Standard Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)
provides power for both radios.
Intelligent power management
enables self-configuration based
on available power. Eliminates
the need to upgrade the PoE
infrastructure
Integrated router, DHCP
server, stateful packet
inspection firewall,
AAA server, NAT, and
hotspot gateway
Eliminates need to purchase
and manage additional
equipment. Simplifies
provisioning of network services
and public access
Mesh networking
Allows wireless extension
of existing wired or wireless
networks in remote or
outdoor locations
802.11i, WPA2, WPA
and IPSec encryption
End-to-end enterprise class
wired and wireless security
3G WAN backhaul
Rapid network deployment with
extended WAN connectivity over
3G. Provide 3G fail-over support
for maximum remote site
survivability.
Radio Specifications
Wireless medium:
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS),
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
(OFDM) and Spatial multiplexing (MIMO)
Network standards:
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, 802.11d and 802.11i WPA2,
WMM and WMM-UAPSD
Data rates supported:
802.11b/g: 1,2,5.5,11,6,9,12,18,24,36,48,
and 54Mbps
802.11a: 6,9,12,18,24,36,48, and 54Mbps
802.11n: MCS 0-15 up to 300Mbps
Operating channels:
All channels from 4920 MHz to 5825 MHz
Chan 1-13 (2412-2472 MHz)
Chan 14 (2484 MHz) Japan only
Actual operating frequencies depend on
regulatory rules and certification agency
AP 7131N
AP 7131
Maximum available
transmit power per
chain:
23 dBm
20 dBm
Maximum available
transmit power per AP:
27.7 dBm
24.5 dBm
Antenna configuration:
3x3 MIMO (transmit/receive on all three antennas)
Transmit power
adjustment:
1dB increments
Operating bands:
FCC
2.412 to 2.462 GHz
5.150 to 5.250 (UNII -1)
5.250 to 5.350 (UNII -2)
5.470 to 5.725 (UNII -3)
5.725 to 5.850 (ISM)
EU
2.412 to 2.472 GHz
5.150 to 5.250 GHz
5.250 to 5.350 GHz
5.470 to 5.725 GHz
(Country Specific)
Japan
2.412 to 2.484GHz
4.900 to 5.000 GHz
5.150 to 5.250 GHz (W52)
5.250 to 5.350 GHz (W53)
5.470 to 5.725 GHz (W56)
Regulatory
Product safety
certifications:
UL / cUL 60950-1, IEC / EN60950-1, UL2043, RoHS
Radio approvals:
FCC (USA), Industry Canada, CE (Europe), TELEC
(Japan), China, Korea, Australia, Brazil
AP-7131N-66S78-US
Tri-Radio 802.11n Adaptive Services Access Point,
6 element Façade antenna module, with QIG
AP-7131N-66E40-WR
Dual Radio 802.11n Adaptive Services Access
Point with integrated ExpressCard Slot, with QIG*
AP-7131N-66E48-WW
Dual Radio 802.11n Adaptive Services Access
Point with integrated ExpressCard Slot, 6 element
Façade antenna module, with QIG*
AP-7131N-66E40-US
Dual Radio 802.11n Adaptive Services Access
Point with integrated ExpressCard Slot, with QIG
AP-7131N-66E48-US
Dual Radio 802.11n Adaptive Services Access
Point with integrated ExpressCard Slot, 6 element
Façade antenna module, with QIG
AP-7131-66040-WR
AP-7131 Dual Radio 802.11n Access Point,
Plastic Façade, with QIG
AP-7131-66048-WR
APN Dual Radio 802.11n Access Point, 6 element
Façade antenna Module, with QIG
AP-7131-60020-WR
AP 7131 Single Radio 802.11n Access Point,
Plastic Façade, with QIG
AP-7131-60028-WR
AP 7131 Single Radio 802.11n Access Point,
6 element Façade antenna Module, with QIG
AP-7131-60020-D-WR
APN Single Radio 802.11n Access Point
Dependent Mode
AP-7131-66040-D-WR
APN Dual Radio 802.11n Access Point
Dependent Mode
SNB-7120FL-P-1
AP 7131 Single-Radio Remote 11n Sensor
(external antenna) with Full WIPS license
SNB-7128FL-P-1
AP 7131 Single-Radio Remote 11n Sensor
(integrated antenna) with Full WIPS license
SNB-7140FL-P-1
AP 7131 Dual-Radio Remote 11n Sensor (external antenna) with Full WIPS license
SNB-7148FL-P-1
AP 7131 Dual-Radio Remote 11n Sensor (integrated antenna) with Full WIPS license
50-14000-247R
AP 7131 Power Supply
AP-PSBIAS-1P3-AFR
Single Port High Power 802.3at (Draft)
Power Injector
ML-2452-PTA3M3-036
3 Port MIMO Antenna
AP-7131N-66S70-WR
Tri-Radio 802.11n Adaptive Services Access
Point, with QIG*
ML-2452-PTA2M3X3-1
Façade with 6 element antenna Module
KT-135628-01
AP 7131 mounting kit (optional)
AP-7131N-66S78-WW
Tri-Radio 802.11n Adaptive Services Access Point,
6 element Façade antenna module, with QIG*
M25.90001.001
Plastic façade cover for AP 7131
AP-7131N-66S70-US
Tri-Radio 802.11n Adaptive Services Access
Point, with QIG
* Cannot be ordered in the US
Part Numbers
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM™),
Quality of Service (QoS) and
voice prioritization
Superior performance for
demanding mission critical
applications, including voice
and video
MU Rate Limiting
Allows client-based control of
bandwidth, preventing any single
user from impacting network
availability
WAN and LAN Ethernet ports
Single device solution for both
wired and wireless networking
Java™ web-based graphical
user interface; SNMPv3;
command line interface (CLI)
Flexible management options;
easy-to-use “anytime,
anywhere” management
Integrated VPN
Cost-effective secure
site-to-site communications
DFS compliance
Increased throughput through
greater channel availability in the
5 GHz bands
Figure 2: AP 7131 for the Small/Medium Enterprise (SME)
3G WAN
DSL/Cable
Modem
Internet
PoE Switch
AP 7131
WAN
Branch Office
Systems Server
LAN
Printer
802.11g/n (2.4GHz)
802.11a/n (5GHz)
The diagram above illustrates the AP 7131 in action in small and medium-size enterprises, able to provide wireless connectivity for all
clients (including .11n) as well as a redundant 3G WAN network connection, ensuring continuity of business and protecting customer
service levels despite network outages.
Figure 3: AP 7131 for the Distributed Enterprise
PoE
Switch
Cable
Modem
Headquarters/NOC
Branch 1
AP 7131
Wireless IPS
Sensor
Spectrum
Analyzer
WAN
AirDefense
Management,
Network
Assurance
and Security
RFS 7000
Cluster
NonPoE
Switch
ADSL
Modem
Branch 2
AP 7131
Mesh
Wireless IPS
Sensor
The versatile AP 7131 also plays a crucial role in large distributed enterprises. When deployed in adaptive AP mode, this fully featured
intelligent access point can be centrally configured and managed via a Motorola wireless controller in either corporate headquarters or
a network operations center (NOC). Yet in the event of a WAN, distribution or core network failure, the remote site survivability feature
enables the AP 7131 to revert to stand-alone mode, ensuring the delivery of secure uninterrupted wireless service in remote locations,
providing unparalleled network resiliency.
SPECIFICATION SHEET
AP 7131
The industry’s first 802.11n access point with tri-radio design
AP 7131 MODELS
Receiver Sensitivity: Operating Band 2.4GHz
Receiver Sensitivity: Operating Band 5GHz
Typical Receive
Sensitivity (dBm)
Operating
Modes
AP 7131
802.11b
1 Mb/s
2 Mb/s
5.5 Mb/s
11 Mb/s
-96
-94
-93
-90
-92
-91
-89
-87
802.11g
6 Mb/s
9 Mb/s
12 Mb/s
18 Mb/s
24 Mb/s
36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s
54 Mb/s
-94
-94
-95
-94
-90
-87
-83
-82
-90
-90
-90
-88
-86
-82
-78
-77
MCS0
MCS1
MCS2
MCS3
MCS4
MCS5
MCS6
MCS7
MCS8
MCS9
MCS10
MCS11
MCS12
MCS13
MCS14
MCS15
-95
-93
-91
-87
-85
-81
-79
-78
-94
-91
-88
-85
-82
-79
-77
-75
-90
-88
-85
-82
-79
-76
-74
-72
-89
-86
-82
-80
-77
-73
-71
-69
MCS0
MCS1
MCS2
MCS3
MCS4
MCS5
MCS6
MCS7
MCS8
MCS9
MCS10
MCS11
MCS12
MCS13
MCS14
MCS15
-90
-89
-87
-84
-82
-78
-76
-75
-87
-87
-85
-83
-80
-75
-74
-72
-83
-81
-77
-76
-71
-69
-66
-64
-83
-80
-77
-76
-70
-69
-66
-62
AP 7131 Tri-Radio
802.11n
(HT20)
AP 7131 Dual-Radio with
Express Card Slot
AP 7131 Dual Radio
802.11n
(HT40)
AP 7131 Single Radio
(shown without façade)
Data Rate
AP 7131N
Radios 1
and 2
Typical Receive
Sensitivity (dBm)
Operating
Modes
Data Rate
AP 7131N
Radios 1
and 2
AP 7131
802.11a
6 Mb/s
9 Mb/s
12 Mb/s
18 Mb/s
24 Mb/s
36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s
54 Mb/s
-93
-93
-93
-92
-89
-86
-82
-80
-89
-90
-89
-88
-85
-82
-78
-76
802.11n
(HT20)
MCS0
MCS1
MCS2
MCS3
MCS4
MCS5
MCS6
MCS7
MCS8
MCS9
MCS10
MCS11
MCS12
MCS13
MCS14
MCS15
-93
-92
-90
-86
-83
-79
-78
-76
-92
-90
-87
-84
-81
-77
-75
-73
-89
-88
-86
-83
-79
-75
-74
-72
-88
-86
-83
-81
-77
-73
-71
-69
802.11n
(HT40)
MCS0
MCS1
MCS2
MCS3
MCS4
MCS5
MCS6
MCS7
MCS8
MCS9
MCS10
MCS11
MCS12
MCS13
MCS14
MCS15
-90
-89
-86
-83
-80
-76
-74
-73
-89
-86
-84
-81
-78
-74
-72
-71
-86
-84
-82
-79
-76
-72
-70
-68
-85
-83
-79
-77
-74
-69
-68
-66
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