Insight Managed Smart Cloud Tri-band 4x4 Wireless Access point

Superior WiFi performance and coverage with Centralized Cloud management

The NETGEAR® Insight Managed Smart Cloud Tri-band 4x4 Wireless Access Point WAC540 delivers superior WiFi performance and ultra-high client density for enterprises requiring ubiquitous and reliable wireless for all business applications. The WAC540 is managed by NETGEAR Insight, for a fully centralized Cloud real-time monitoring, with no need for extra management hardware. The WAC540 features 4x4 Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) to achieve aggregate speeds up to 3 Gbps, superior WiFi roaming and comes with 1 Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) 1Gb LAN port as well as a second 1G port. The two ports can be lagged (LAG) to increase the backhaul throughput. WAC540 comes with market leading 5-year warranty.

Model: WAC540
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WAC540 features

Remote monitoring and management with NETGEAR Insight

  • Instant discovery & set-up
  • Local and Cloud monitoring and management through the Insight app or Cloud Portal
  • Remote access and multi-device configuration
  • No additional Cloud controller, appliance, network manager, or PC/server is necessary
  • QR code initial configuration for instant installation

Ultimate WiFi performance and roaming for high-density environment

  • Tri-band concurrent operation between 2.4GHz and high and low 5GHz frequency ranges
  • Maximum performance with multi-gigabit throughput (up to 3 Gbps)
  • 4x4 Multi-User MIMO enable concurrent wireless transmit and receive with multiple clients
  • Automatic Power and Channel management for seamless roaming and superior coverage and performance
  • Load balancing to assure that the clients are evenly spread on the radios and they are all enjoying the best possible WiFi experience.
  • Airtime fairness to guarantee reasonable performance for slower clients.
  • Beamforming for maximum performance and penetration for all clients.
  • Advanced Roaming to ascertain that clients can freely move around the WiFi space conducting voice and video calls without interruption.

Flexible deployment with Power over Ethernet and accessories

  • Standard based 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Access Point mode for multiple WAC505 for mid-size office environment
  • Ceiling and wall mount for ease of placement
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Frequency Band
  • 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Multi-User MIMO
  • Yes
Maximum Theoretical Throughput
  • 400 Mbps (2.4Ghz)
  • 867 Mbps (Low 5GHz)
  • 1733 Mbps (High 5GHz)
Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3at
  • Yes
  • v1, v2c
Deployment options
  • Standalone
  • NETGEAR Insight management solution
  • WiFi Protected Access (WPA, WPA2)
  • MAC Address filtering
  • Block SSIDs per Radio
  • Yes
Routing Function
  • No
802.11AC WAVE
  • Wave 2
Simultaneous Bridge/Client Association
  • Yes
VLAN Support
  • Yes
Bandwidth Management
  • Yes
Bonjour Gateway
  • No
Link Layer Discovery Protocol
  • Yes
Default Reset
  • Yes
Product Ordering Information
  • WAC540-100NAS, WAC540PA-100NAS
  • WAC540-10000S, WAC540PA0100NAS (Amazon Only)

NETGEAR Warranty

  • This product is backed by a NETGEAR 5-year Hardware Warranty.
  • ProSUPPORT 24x7 Advanced Technical Support via phone for 90 days (Remote diagnostics performed by our technical experts for prompt resolution of technical issues). ProSUPPORT coverage can be extended by purchasing one, three, or five year contracts.
  • ProSUPPORT 24x7 Advanced Technical Support via chat for 90 days.