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AP Outdoor WAC6552D-S

Tecnologia Smart Antenna e Chassis più resistente

  • 802.11ac outdoor access points deliver Gigabit wireless connectivity in crowded public outdoor environments
  • Excellence performance with integrated smart antenna or high-gain MIMO antenna options proven to provide better coverage and reliability
  • Designed for harsh outdoor environments with up to IP67 industrial-grade weather proofing
  • Supports ZON utility and operates as a standalone or controller-managed access point

1:1 Migration from 802.11n to 11ac

Many enterprises face a dilemma when migrating from 802.11n to 11ac — while 5GHz offers higher transfer speeds, its shorter wavelength can hampers coverage. The WAC6500 series’ smart antenna allows users to migrate from wireless n to wireless ac without reconfiguring or adding additional APs to a network. The smart antenna dynamically adjusts wireless patterns, doubling performance with stronger signals to increase sensitivity and improve interference resistance.

Perfect choice of high-density environments

Designed with smart antenna, the WAC6500 series provides dynamic signal patterns to deliver best service to every client. In addition, advanced Wi-Fi features such as load balancing and smart-client steering ensure a smooth, consistent, and uninterrupted wireless access experience for all users.

Perfect choice for high-density environments

Perfect choice for high-density environments

Easy to deploy in multiple-AP environments

WAC6500 series is extraordinarily easy to install with the Zyxel APFlex™ feature. While deploying large groups of WAC6500 series with AP controllers in place, APFlex™ enables streamline and hassle-free installation, simple switching between Managed/Standalone AP modes and automatic integration of APs into the network environment. When operating, DCS (dynamic channel selection) balances the AP channels to reduce signal interference.

Flexible installation with tool-less bracket

The WAC6500 series’ universal bracket allows for flexible ceiling track mounting in three simple steps, eliminating the need for special tools. The bracket width adjusts to fit a variety of ceiling track configurations, adapting to any building’s structure. Individual end user can easily install the access point, saving valuable time that could be better spent on deploying additional APs.


echnology Highlights

Zyxel Smart Antenna

Zyxel smart antenna continuously applies a unique algorithm to provide the best possible signal. The smart antenna mitigates RF interference over more than 700 optimized patterns for each individual client. Even in high-density environments like airports, classrooms, and other crowded venues, the smart antenna delivers exceptional performance.

Tool-less Installation

The WAC6500 series features a creative mounting bracket design that makes installation a snap. Mounting can be completed in just three simple steps without the need for special tools. The adjustable-width of bracket is suitable for a wide range of ceiling track configurations. User-friendly installation makes it easy for even individual user to set up.

Zyxel APFlex™

Zyxel APFlex™ includes zero-touch AP mode changing and automatic IP configuration, allowing IT administrators to skip these two repetitive non-value pre-configurations, and focus more on critical configuration tasks.

Zyxel Wireless Optimizer

Zyxel Wireless Optimizer (ZWO) is a powerful software tool that simplifies initial AP planning, adjustment during deployment, and after-sale maintenance of a wireless network.

WPA2 Enterprise

Certified with industrial-strength WPA2 enterprise protection and support for a wide range of Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) types. APs can be seamlessly integrated with deployed corporate RADIUS servers.

Wireless L2 Isolation

The wireless Layer-2 isolation protects private networks among client users by allowing users to access their shared devices without entering the rest of a private network for enhanced security. In addition, intra-BSS blocking prevents different Wi-Fi clients associated with the same AP from seeing each other and each other’s data.

ZON Utility

Zyxel One Network (ZON) utility allows administrators to assign IP addresses to multiple APs through just one platform. Administrators can avoid the complication of logging onto each AP to change the default IP addresses before physical installation.


Wireless Mesh is an array of access points automatically forming dynamic wireless links. Built on this foundation of mesh networking, ZyMesh is Zyxel’s proprietary protocol for creating wireless mesh links for easy configuration, optimized management, and enhanced reliability.

Zyxel AP Configurator

Three easy steps deploy a group of APs. Zyxel AP Configurator (ZAC) builds templates that allow users to copy one profile to several APs, allowing batch firmware upgrades and profile backups, significantly reducing configuration time and effort.


  • 802.11ac Dual Radio Smart Antenna 3x3 Access Point
  • 802.11ac Dual Radio Smart Antenna 2x2 Access Point
  • 802.11ac Dual Radio External antenna 2x2 Access Point


RF Specifications

Support data rate
  • 802.11n: up to 450 Mbps in MCS15 (40 MHz)
  • 802.11ac: up to 1300 Mbps in MCS9 (80 MHz)
WAC6502D-E and WAC6502D-S
  • 802.11n: up to 300 Mbps in MCS15 (40 MHz)
  • 802.11ac: up to 866 Mbps in MCS9 (80 MHz)
802.11n/ac premium features
  • WAC6503D-S 3x3 MIMO with three spatial streams
  • WAC6502D-S / WAC6502D-E 2x2 MIMO with two spatial streams
  • Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC)
  • 20-, 40- and 80-MHz channels
  • Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (Tx/Rx), A-MSDU (Tx/Rx)
  • Cyclic Delay Diversity (CSD) support
  • Maximum Likehood Demodulation (MLD) support
  • Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) support
  • WAC6503D-S: 6 embedded smart antenna with 4dBi gain at 2.4GHz and 6dBi gain at 5GHz
  • WAC6502D-S: 4 embedded smart antenna with 4dBi gain at 2.4GHz and 6dBi gain at 5GHz
  • WAC6502D-E: 4 external with 5dBi gain at 2.4GHz and 7dBi gain at 5GHz

*1: The antenna is not embedded and external antennas are separately sold

Receive sensitivity
  • Min. Rx sensitivity up to -102 dBm



WLAN maximum throughput
  • WAC6503D-S Up to 900 Mbps
  • WAC6502D-S/WAC6502D-E Up to 600 Mbps
Security and privacy
  • Supported WEP, WPA/WPA2-Enterprise, WMM (Wi-Fi certified) ,multiple EAP types, IEEE802.1X, MAC filtering, Layer-2 isolation , RADIUS authentication and more encryption supported when working with ZyXEL NXC controller series
  • Support IPv6, VLANs, DHCP Client
  • WMM, WMM power save, DiffServ marking


ZON utility 

Discovery of ZyXEL switches, APs and gateways in local area network.

Centralized and batch configurations.

  • IP configuration
  • IP renew
  • Device factory reset
  • Device reboot
  • Device locating
  • Web GUI access
  • Firmware upgrade
  • Password configuration
  • One-click quick association with ZyXEL AP Configurator (ZAC)
Smart connect 
  • Discover neighboring devices
  • One-click remote management access to the neighboring ZyXEL devices
ZyXEL AP configurator *2
  • Batch AP configuration
  • Batch AP firmware upgrade
  • Batch AP profile backup

*2: Features supported on Standalone AP mode

ZyXEL wireless optimizer 
  • Wi-Fi AP Planning
  • Wi-Fi coverage detection
  • Wireless health management

Physical Interfaces

  • 2 gigabit port
  • 1 RJ-45 serial console port
  • Support 802.3at PoE for full functional operation
Input power
  • DC input: 12 VDC 2 A

Standard Compliance

  • IEEE 802.3
  • IEEE 802.3u
  • IEEE 802.11ab
  • IEEE 802.3au
  • IEEE 802.3az
  • IEEE 802.3at
  • IEEE 802.3at*3

*3: Compatible with 802.3af mode with restricted function: 1x3 MIMO or 1x2 MIMO with 1 special stream

PoE power draw
  • 17.04W
  • 15.12W
  • 15.12W
  • 802.11b: DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK
  • 802.11g: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
  • 802.11a: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
  • 802.11n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
  • 802.11ac: BPSK, QPSK, 64-QAM, 256-QAM


  • FCC Part 15C
  • FCC Part 15E
  • ETSI EN 300 328
  • EN 301 893
  • LP0002
  • FCC Part 15B
  • EN 301 489-1
  • EN 301 489-17
  • EN55022
  • EN55024
  • EN61000-3-2/-3
  • EN60601-1-2
  • BSMI CNS13438
  • EN 60950-1
  • IEC 60950-1
  • BSMI CNS14336-1

Physical Specifications

Dimensions (WxDxH)(mm/in.)
WAC6503D-S,WAC6502D-S and WAC6502D-E
  • 236 x 227 x 62mm / 9.28 x 8.95 x 2.43in. (WxDxH)
  • WAC6503D-S: 982g / 2.17lb.
  • WAC6502D-S: 961g / 2.12lb.
  • WAC6502D-E: 841g / 1.86lb.

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature and Humidity
WAC6503D-S and WAC6502D-S
  • Temperature: 0°C to 50°C / 32°F to 122°F
  • Humidity: 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
  • Temperature: -20°C to 60°C / -4°F to 140°F
  • Humidity: 10% to 95% (non-condensing)
Storage Temperature and Humidity
WAC6503D-S and WAC6502D-S
  • Temperature: 0°C to 50°C / 32°F to 122°F
  • Humidity: 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
  • Temperature: -20°C to 60°C / -4°F to 140°F
  • Humidity: 10% to 95% (non-condensing)