Lanner LWR-X8460 is an enterprise-grade 12-stream, tri-band Wi-Fi 6E access point powered by Qualcomm IPQ8076A quad-core Cortex-A53 processor also equipped with two 10GbE multi-speed ports, and four additional Gigabit Ethernet ports.
The access point also supports IEEE 802.3bt standard for the PoE++ power delivery, Bluetooth 5.1 for IoT management, and its features set makes it suitable for remote video conferencing, telehealth, distance learning, public safety monitoring, IoT applications, as well as general connectivity in any crowded and dense Wi-Fi environments.
Lanner LWR-X8460 specifications:
- WiSoC – Qualcomm IPQ8076A Hawkeye quad-core Cortex-A53 processor @ 2.2GHz part of the Networking Pro 1200 Platform
- System Memory – 1GB DDR4
- Storage – 8MB NOR flash, 256MB NAND flash
- Standards – IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
- Peak PHY Rates – 2.4GHz: 1147 Mbps; 5GHz: 2402 Mbps; 6GHz: 4804 Mbps
- 12x antennas
- 2.4GHz: Peak gain 3.6dBi, Internal 4×4, Omnidirectional
- 5GHz: Peak gain 5.7dBi, Internal 4×4, Omnidirectional
- 6GHz: Peak gain 5.8dBi, Internal 4×4, Omnidirectional
- Frequency Bands
- 2.400 to 2.4835GHz (ISM)
- 5.150 to 5.250GHz (U-NII-1)
- 5.250 to 5.350GHz (U-NII-2A)
- 5.470 to 5.725GHz (U-NII-2C)
- 5.725 to 5.850GHz (U-NII-3)
- 5.925 to 7.125GHz (U-NII-5/6/7/8)
- Client Capacity – Up to 512 clients per band
- Security – Open, Enhanced Open, WPA2-PSK, WPA/WPA2-PSK mixed mode, WPA3-SAE, WPA2/WPA3-PSK/SAE mixed mode
- Advanced – IEEE 802.11 k/v/r, WMM (WiFi MultiMedia)
- WAN – 1x 10GbE RJ45 port + IEEE802.3bt (PoE++)
- 1x 10GbE (1/2.5/5/10GbE) RJ45 port
- 4x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports
- Bluetooth LE 5.1 with 3.6 dBi antenna
- IPv4, IPv6
- EasyMesh Wireless Technology/Self-healing /AP steering
- VLANPort-based, 802.1Q (TBD)
- 802.1x Authenticator & Supplicant
- USB – 1x USB 2.0 port
- Console – RJ45 management port
- Misc – WPS button, Reset button, LED indicators
- Power Input
- 48V DC/1.25A DC Jack with lock
- IEEE 802.3bt (POE++)
- Dimensions – 220 x 220 x 60 mm (without rubber feet)
- Weight – 2.1 kg
- Temperature Range – 0 to 40ºC
- Humidity (RH) – 5%~90% non-condensing
- Certifications – RoHS, CE/FCC Class B
There’s no information about the operating system, but the IPQ8076A router should be running a Linux image based on the Qualcomm SDK as we’ve seen for some other IPQ80xx platforms such as DR8072 V01 router SBC or Acelink BR-6889AX dual 10GbE router. Note that the 6GHz band (5.925 to 7.125GHz – U-NII-5/6/7/8) used by WiFi 6E is only currently approved in some countries, so depending where you live you may be limited to WiFi 6 to stay within the legal framework of your country.
I don’t think I had ever heard about “Enhanced Open” security options before, and the WiFi Alliance describes it as follows:
Wi-Fi Enhanced Open is based on the Opportunistic Wireless Encryption (OWE) standard. A product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), OWE, defined in RFC 8110, specifies an extension to IEEE 802.11 that uses a cryptographic handshake to encrypt the devices connecting open network access points. OWE uses some of the same underlying cryptography developed for the Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE). SAE was previously included in the IEEE 802.11s standard and is in the process of being incorporated into WPA3.
That just means an open network with encrypted communication, so the user does not need to input a password to access the network and his/her communication will/should still be encrypted and secure.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.