HP ProCurve Radio Port 220 Access Point

HP Updated: 2009-02-24 RSS
HP ProCurve Radio Port 220 Access Point

The HP ProCurve Radio Port 220, with simultaneous IEEE 802.11a and 802.11g wireless operation, works in conjunction with HP ProCurve Wireless Edge Services xl and zl Modules to deliver advanced wireless services. These services enable a highly secure and resilient wireless LAN that dynamically adapts to the demands of a mobile network. With per-radio external diversity antenna support, the ProCurve Radio Port 220 is ideal for wireless LAN installations where expanded wireless coverage or physical device placement requires the use of external antennas.

* Layer 3 radio port adoption: Network-wide adoption and auto-configuration of ProCurve radio ports enable rapid deployment of a wireless LAN with minimal network reconfiguration. ProCurve radio ports traverse Layer 3 networks to locate the designated ProCurve Wireless Edge Services Module using information returned in a DHCP offer or as part of a DNS request. Once adopted by the wireless module, each radio port receives all configuration parameters, including security and BSSID information, to enable wireless operation.
* Layer 2 radio port adoption: Simply connect each ProCurve radio port to a Power over Ethernet (PoE)-enabled network port, and the device will be automatically discovered and configured by the ProCurve Wireless Edge Services Module.

* Simultaneous IEEE 802.11a and 802.11g radio operation: supports dual-band wireless clients and provides backward compatibility for IEEE 802.11b wireless devices
* Per-radio external diversity antenna support: specifically designed for installations where expanded wireless coverage or physical device placement requires the use of external antennas
* IEEE 802.11h International Telecommunication Union (ITU) compliant: Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) and Transmit Power Control (TPC) are employed to automatically select another channel and adjust transmit power to reduce interference with systems such as radar, if detected on the same channel.
* International country configuration: Centrally configured on the HP ProCurve Wireless Edge Services xl and zl Modules, all ProCurve radio ports automatically adjust to match selected country regulatory requirements.
* Auto Channel Select (ACS): helps reduce radio co-channel interference by automatically selecting an unoccupied radio channel
* Adjustable output power: controls cell size for high-density access point deployments

Resiliency and high availability
* Network self-healing: In the event of a radio port failure, adjacent ProCurve radio ports adjust transmit power and data rates to maintain wireless LAN coverage.
* RF detection and interference avoidance: ProCurve radio ports automatically recalibrate channel assignments to avoid environmental or other IEEE 802.11-based wireless interference.

* Choice of IEEE 802.11i, Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), or WPA: locks out unauthorized wireless access by authenticating users prior to granting network access; robust Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) or Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) encryption secures the data integrity of the wireless traffic
* IEEE 802.1X client: enables secure authentication of ProCurve radio ports on network ports protected by IEEE 802.1X port-based authentication
* IEEE 802.1X: provides port-based user authentication with support for Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), TLS, TTLS, PEAP, and SIM, with choice of AES, TKIP, and static or dynamic WEP encryption for protecting wireless traffic between authenticated clients and the access point
* Web authentication: provides authentication for browser-based wireless clients. Built-in login, welcome, and failure Web pages assist users through the login process.
* RADIUS-based MAC authentication: a wireless client is authenticated with a RADIUS server based on the MAC address of the client; this is useful for clients that have minimal or no user interface
* MAC address lockout: prevents configured particular MAC addresses from connecting to the network
* 4 BSSIDs/16 SSIDs per radio: Multiple wireless broadcast domains with separate security, authentication, and policy configuration per SSID provide access control of network resources based on user authentication and level of trusted security between the wireless user and the network.
* Neighbor access point (rogue AP) detection: Each ProCurve radio port simultaneously scans for the presence of other access points while servicing wireless clients. Radio ports can be configured as dedicated RF monitors for continuous monitoring of the RF environment.
* Inter-station traffic blocking: prevents communication between client devices associated on the same radio port
* Closed system: restricts broadcast of SSID as a security measure to conceal presence of the wireless network

Quality of Service (QoS)
* Wi-Fi WMM support: provides QoS functionality in wireless networks by prioritizing wireless traffic from different applications
* SpectraLink voice priority (SVP) support: prioritizes SpectraLink voice IP packets sent from a SpectraLink NetLink SVP server to SpectraLink wireless voice handsets to help ensure excellent voice quality
* Unscheduled Automatic Power Save Delivery (uAPSD): extends the battery life for wireless devices such as VoWLAN handsets