HP ProCurve Radio Port 210 Access Point

HP Updated: 2009-02-24 RSS
HP ProCurve Radio Port 210 Access Point

The HP ProCurve Radio Port 210, with support for IEEE 802.11g wireless operation, works in conjunction with HP ProCurve Wireless Edge Services xl and zl Modules to deliver advanced wireless services. These services help provide a highly secure and resilient wireless LAN that dynamically adapts to the demands of a mobile network. The ProCurve Radio Port 210, with integrated antenna design, provides a cost-effective solution for office-area wireless deployments that do not require IEEE 802.11a wireless client support.

* 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 the 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 HP ProCurve Wireless Edge Services xl and zl Modules.

* IEEE 802.11g single-radio design: provides a highly cost-effective solution for wireless LAN deployments when IEEE 802.11a wireless client support is not a requirement
* Integrated diversity antenna with omnidirectional coverage: provides robust wireless LAN coverage for open office environments
* 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 will 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