After Cambium purchased Xirrus from Riverbed back in 2019, we’ve been seeing more enterprise Wi-Fi solutions. They’re known for their reliable point-to-point and point-to-multipoint products and now they’re making their mark in Wi-Fi.
What IT Managers Need to Know About Wi-Fi 6E
Cambium recently announced the release of their Wi-Fi 6E access point, the XE5-8.
It’s an 802.11ax 6 GHz tri-band 8×8 or 4×4 access point. There are five radios supporting each Wi-Fi band and can be configured for your transition to 6 GHz.
There are two 4×4 5 and 6 GHz software-defined radios. Two 4×4 5 GHz radios and one 4×4 2.4 GHz radio.
Cambium’s XE5-8 can be managed through the Cambium Networks XMS or cnMaestro network manager.
The access point does have two Ethernet ports capable of up to 5 Gbps and it has one USB 3.0 port. Because of the number of radios and the dual 5 Gbps Ethernet ports, the access point will use a maximum of 59W, requiring 802.3bt.
We are looking forward to seeing more 6 GHz access points enter the market and are even more excited about testing 6 GHz performance.