Call a Specialist Today! 800-886-5787

Fortinet FortiAP U423EV
Universal Indoor Wireless Access Point with External Antennas

Fortinet FortiAP U423EV

Fortinet FortiAP-U423EV Series
FortiAP-U423EV
FortiAP-U423EV Universal Indoor wireless AP
2 x GE RJ45 port, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WAVE 2, dual concurrent dual band (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4x4 MIMO, external antennas, Ceiling/wall mount kit included. For AC power adapter order: SP-FAP400-PA. Region Code A
#FAP-U423EV-A
List Price: $1,250.00
Our Price: $978.00

Click here to jump to more pricing!

Overview:

Enterprise WiFi has transformed from a transient network to a permanent fixture within all organizations. The data transported on our wireless networks span from classroom video conferencing to healthcare patient monitoring traffic to financial Point-of-Sale transactions. Expectations continue to rise for this always on, always everywhere network. Today, WiFi is no longer a convenience but a mission critical utility.

Universal Access Points

Fortinet offers the industry’s largest enterprise-class WiFi portfolio and blazing fast 802.11ac Wave 2 access points. The Fortinet Universal AP offer the ability to support all deployment options from on-premise to cloud management. This ability by our Universal Access Points to intelligently support stand-alone infrastructure controllers (FortiWLC), integrated security controllers (FortiGate) and cloud management (FortiCloud) options, establish a new benchmark in flexibility, performance and security in the enterprise WLAN market. When paired with our industry-leading FortiGuard services, this next generation enterprise-class WLAN solution can protect your network from the latest cybersecurity threats while at the same time providing unmatched wireless performance.

Highlights

  • Supports Universal Access Management from on-premise to cloud management
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 technology with data rates of up to 3.5 Gbps
  • 4x4 MU-MIMO technology improves client throughput and range
  • 802.11ac transmit beamforming (TxBF)
  • Modulation up to 256 QAM
  • Integrated with Fortinet Security Fabric
  • Virtual Cell enabled deployments segment traffic at RF layer
Features & Benefits
Universal Access Management Supports ALL wireless deployment types from on-premise controllers to cloud management.
Highest Gigabit WiFi Performance Incorporates the highest WiFi standards available today — 802.11ac Wave 2, 3.5 Gbps, 4x4, MU-MIMO.
Unmatched Security Protection Integrates with Fortinet’s Security Fabric providing unparalleled cybersecurity protection at the network edge

Highlights:

Fortinet Universal access points are designed to support medium to large offices, schools, universities, hospitals, hotels, and large retail stores.

Universal Access Management

Education

Deployment of large scale WiFi requires site surveys, channel planning and worries over cell sizes and transmit power. Fortinet’s Universal access points ,when paired with our Infrastructure wireless controllers (FortiWLC and MC), eliminates this work. Cloud FortiCloud Infrastructure FortiWLC Integrated FortiGate Universal Access Point FAP-U This enables school administrators to simplify initial deployment or the adding of APs to support more students throughout the campus or in classrooms without the headaches of more wireless network planning

Fortinet Universal access points for education

Healthcare

Patient safety is priority one. Fortinet Universal APs empower hospitals to improve patient safety by enabling life-critical applications such as telemetry requiring low bandwidth but exceptionally high reliability. Our Integrated secure wireless controllers (FortiGate) connected to our Universal access points ensures patient safety remains paramount.

Fortinet Universal access points for Healthcare

Retail

The retail sector continues to be a top target for cyber criminals. To protect themselves and their customers, while also providing robust wireless services to their customers and employees, retailers need a cost-effective wireless solution. Retailers can streamline WiFi store deployments through the combination of Universal APs and FortiCloud. This, in combination with FortiGuard services, provides cybersecurity protection to mitigate risk to retailers from damage created by a data breach.

Fortinet Universal access points for Retail

Highest Gigabit WiFi Performance — 802.11ac Wave 2

The FortiAP U421EV and U423EV access points support the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 standard, with a client association rate of up to 3.5 Gbps. Additional features include 802.11ac explicit transmit beamforming (TxBF), multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) and more. The combination of the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard and these advanced features means better client data rates over greater distances, and ultimately a better user experience.

RF RX/TX Performance Table:


FORTIAP U421EV and FORTIAP U423EV
RADIO 1
RADIO 2
802.11 a/g 2.4 GHz Tx Power (dBm) Rx Sensitivity (dBm) 5 GHz Tx Power (dBm) Rx Sensitivity (dBm)
6 Mbps 22 -94 20 -91
9 Mbps 22 -92 20 -89
12 Mbps 22 -89 20 -86
18 Mbps 22 -88 20 -85
24 Mbps 22 -83 20 -80
36 Mbps 22 -78 19 -75
48 Mbps 22 -77 19 -74
54 Mbps 19 -76 18 -73
802.11 HT20
MSC 0/8/16 (BPSK) 22 -91 20 -89
MSC 1/9/17 (QPSK) 21 -89 19 -87
MSC 2/10/18 (QPSK) 20 -86 19 -84
MSC 3/11/19 (16-QAM) 19 -85 18 -83
MSC 4/12/20 (16-QAM) 19 -80 17 -78
MSC 5/13/21 (64-QAM) 18 -75 17 -73
MSC 6/14/22 (64-QAM) 18 -74 17 -72
MSC 7/15/23 (64-QAM) 18 -73 17 -71
802.11 HT40
MSC 0/8/16 (BPSK) 21 -89 20 -86
MSC 1/9/17 (QPSK) 20 -87 19 -84
MSC 2/10/18 (QPSK) 20 -84 19 -81
MSC 3/11/19 (16-QAM) 19 -83 18 -80
MSC 4/12/20 (16-QAM) 19 -78 18 -75
MSC 5/13/21 (64-QAM) 18 -73 17 -70
MSC 6/14/22 (64-QAM) 18 -72 17 -69
MSC 7/15/23 (64-QAM) 18 -71 17 -68
MSC 8/16/24 (256-QAM) 15 -66 14 -65
MSC 9/17/25 (256-QAM) 15 -65 14 -63
802.11 HT80
MSC 0 (BPSK) - - 18 -83
MSC 1 (QPSK) - - 17 -80
MSC 2 (QPSK) - - 17 -78
MSC 3 (16-QAM) - - 16 -75
MSC 4 (16-QAM) - - 16 -73
MSC 5 (64-QAM) - - 15 -72
MSC 6 (64-QAM) - - 15 -70
MSC 7 (64-QAM) - - 15 -69
MSC 8 (256-QAM) - - 15 -65
MSC 9 (256-QAM) - - 15 -59
Maximum capability of the Hardware provided (Exenculding antenna gain)

Specifications:


FortiAP U421EV FortiAP U423EV
Hardware
Hardware Type Indoor Universal AP Indoor Universal AP
Number of Radios 2 2
Number of Antennas 8 Internal 8 RP-SMA External
Peak Antenna Gain
  1. dBi for 2.4 GHz,
  2. dBi for 5 GHz
3 dBi for 2.4 GHz, 3 dBi for 5 GHz
Frequency Bands (GHz) * 2.400–2.4835, 5.150–5.250, 5.250–5.350, 5.470–5.725, 5.725–5.850 2.400–2.4835, 5.150–5.250, 5.250–5.350, 5.470–5.725, 5.725–5.851
Frequency of Radio 1 2.4 GHz b/g/n 20/40 MHz (256 QAM) 2.4 GHz b/g/n 20/40 MHz (256 QAM)
Frequency of Radio 2 5 GHz a/n/ac 20/40/80/160 MHz (256 QAM) 5 GHz a/n/ac 20/40/80/160 MHz (256 QAM)
Maximum Data Rate Radio 1: up to 800 Mbps Radio 2: up to 3.46 Gbps Radio 1: up to 800 Mbps Radio 2: up to 3.46 Gbps
Radio Chains / Streams SU-MIMO — 4x4 / Up to 4 streams MU-MIMO — 4x4 / Up to 3 streams SU-MIMO — 4x4 / Up to 4 streams MU-MIMO — 4x4 / Up to 3 streams
Bluetooth Low Energy (BT/BLE) Radio 4 dBm Transmit Power (class 2) -94 dBm Receive Sensitivity 4 dBm Transmit Power (class 2) -94dBm Receive Sensitivity
Ethernet Ports 2x GE RJ45 2x GE RJ45
USB Port 1x Type A 1x Type A
Serial Console Port 1 RS-232 x RJ45 1 RS-232 x RJ45
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Dual redundant PoE power ports with support for IEEE 802.3at (25.5 W) Dual redundant PoE power ports with support for IEEE 802.3at (25.5 W)
Simultaneous SSIDs 16 (14 if background scanning enabled) 16 (14 if background scanning enabled)
EAP Type(s) EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2, EAPv0/EAP-MSCHAPv2, PEAPv1/ EAP-GTC EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA, EAP-FAST EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2, EAPv0/EAP-MSCHAPv2, PEAPv1/ EAP-GTC EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA, EAP-FAST
User/Device Authentication WPA™ and WPA2™ with 802.1x or Preshared key, WEP and Web Captive Portal, MAC blacklist & whitelist WPA™ and WPA2™ with 802.1x or Preshared key, WEP and Web Captive Portal, MAC blacklist & whitelist
Maximum Tx Power 19 dBm (80 mW)* 19 dBm (80 mW)*
Physical Security Kensington Lock Kensington Lock
IEEE Standards 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11g, 802.11h, 802.11i, 802.11j, 802.11n, 802.1x, 802.3af, 802.11ac, 802.3at, 802.3az 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11g, 802.11h, 802.11i, 802.11j, 802.11n, 802.1x, 802.3af, 802.11ac, 802.3at, 802.3az
FortiPresence Capable Yes Yes
Wireless Mesh Capable Yes Yes
Modes of Operation MC with SD 8.2, FWLM, FortiGate or FortiCloud management MC with SD 8.2, FWLM, FortiGate or FortiCloud management
SSID Types Supported Local-Bridge, Tunnel & Mesh (when managed by controller) Local-Bridge, Tunnel & Mesh (when managed by controller)
FortiDeploy and FortiCloud Key Yes Yes
Concurrent Clients Per Radio (Maximum / Recommended) 512 / 128 512 / 128
LED Off Mode Yes Yes
Advanced 802.11 Features
802.11ac Wave2 MU-MIMO Yes Yes
Transmit Beam Forming (TxBF) Yes Yes
Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) Encoding Yes Yes
Maximum Likelihood Demodulation (MLD) Yes Yes
Maximum Ratio Combining (MRC) Yes Yes
A-MPDU and A-MSDU Packet Aggregation Yes Yes
MIMO Power Save Yes Yes
Short Guard Interval Yes Yes
WME Multimedia Extensions Yes (4 priority queues for voice, video, data and background traffic) Yes (4 priority queues for voice, video, data and background traffic)
Wireless Monitoring Capabilities
Frequencies Scanned 2.4 and 5 GHz 2.4 and 5 GHz
Background Scan with Client Access on 2.4 and 5 GHz Yes Yes
Full-time Scan as Dedicated Monitor Yes Yes
Full-time Scan with Client Access on 5G GHz No No
Packet Sniffer Mode Yes Yes
Spectrum Analyzer Yes — Dedicated chipset Yes — Dedicated chipset
FortiAP U421EV FortiAP U423EV
Dimensions
Length x Width x Height (inches) 8.46 x 8.46 x 2.2 8.46 x 8.46 x 2.2
Length x Width x Height (mm) 215 x 215 x 56 215 x 215 x 56
Weight 3.31 lb (1.5 kg) 3.4 lb (1.53 kg)
Package (shipping) Weight 5.09 lb (2.31 kg) 5.36 lb (2.43 kg)
Mounting Options Ceiling, T-Rail and Wall Ceiling, T-Rail and Wall
Included Accessories Ceiling, T-Rail and wall mount kit (AC power adapter sold separately) Ceiling, T-Rail and wall mount kit and 8 dipole antennas (AC power adapter sold separately)
Environment
Power Supply Adapter input: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz, 0.9A Max output: 12V DC, 3A Adapter input: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz, 0.9A Max output: 12V DC, 3A
Power Consumption (Average / Maximum) 24.26 W / 24.58 W 24.26 W / 24.58 W
Humidity 5–90% non condensing 5–90% non condensing
Operating Temperature -4–122˚F (-20–50˚C) -4–122˚F (-20–50˚C)
Storage Temperature -40–158˚F (-40–70˚C) -40–158˚F (-40–70˚C)
Directives Low Voltage Directive • RoHS Low Voltage Directive • RoHS
UL2043 Plenum Material Yes Yes
Mean Time Between Failures >30 Years >30 Years
Certifications
WiFi Alliance Certified Yes Yes
Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty Yes Yes

* Frequency selection and power may be restricted to abide by regional regulatory compliance laws.

Antenna Radiation Patterns:

Antenna Radiation Patterns

Performance Matrix:


802.11ac Performance — Data Rates (Mbps)
Descriptor Data Streams VHT20 Normal GI Short GI VHT40 Normal GI Short GI VHT80 Normal GI Short GI VH160 Normal GI Short GI
MCS 0 1 6.5 7.2 13.5 15 29.3 32.5 58.6 65
MCS 1 1 13 14.4 27 30 58.5 65 117 130
MCS 2 1 19.5 21.7 40.5 45 87.8 97.5 175.6 195
MCS 3 1 26 28.9 54 60 117 130 234 260
MCS 4 1 39 43.3 81 90 175.5 195 351 390
MCS 5 1 52 57.8 108 120 234 260 468 520
MCS 6 1 58.5 65 121.5 135 263.3 292.5 526.6 585
MCS 7 1 65 72.2 135 150 292.5 325 585 650
MCS 8 1 78 86.7 162 180 351 390 702 780
MCS 9 1 NA NA 180 200 390 433.3 780 866.6
MCS 0 2 13 14.4 27 30 58.5 65 117 130
MCS 1 2 26 28.9 54 60 117 130 234 260
MCS 2 2 39 43.3 81 90 175.5 195 351 390
MCS 3 2 52 57.8 108 120 234 260 468 520
MCS 4 2 78 86.7 162 180 351 390 702 780
MCS 5 2 104 115.6 216 240 468 520 936 1040
MCS 6 2 117 130 243 270 526.5 585 1053 1170
MCS 7 2 130 144.4 270 300 585 650 1170 1300
MCS 8 2 156 173.3 324 360 702 780 1404 1560
MCS 9 2 NA NA 360 400 780 866.7 1560 1733.4
MCS 0 3 19.5 21.7 40.5 45 87.8 97.5 175.6 195
MCS 1 3 39 43.3 81 90 175.5 195 351 390
MCS 2 3 58.5 65 121.5 135 263.3 292.5 526.6 585
MCS 3 3 78 86.7 162 180 351 390 702 780
MCS 4 3 117 130 243 270 526.5 585 1053 1170
MCS 5 3 156 173.3 324 360 702 780 1404 1560
MCS 6 3 175.5 195 364.5 405 NA NA NA NA
MCS 7 3 195 216.7 405 450 877.5 975 1755 1950
MCS 8 3 234 260 486 540 1053 1170 2106 2340
MCS 9 3 260 288.9 540 600 1170 1300 2340 2600
MCS 0 4 26 28.9 54 60 117 130 234 260
MCS 1 4 52 57.8 108 120 234 260 468 520
MCS 2 4 78 86.7 162 180 351 390 702 780
MCS 3 4 104 115.6 216 240 468 520 936 1040
MCS 4 4 156 173.3 324 360 702 780 1404 1560
MCS 5 4 208 231.1 432 480 936 1040 1872 2080
MCS 6 4 234 260 486 540 1053 1170 2106 2340
MCS 7 4 260 288.9 540 600 1170 1300 2340 2600
MCS 8 4 312 346.7 648 720 1404 1560 2808 3120
MCS 9 4 NA NA 720 800 1560 1733.3 3120 3466.6

Pricing Notes:

Fortinet FortiAP-U423EV Series
FortiAP-U423EV
FortiAP-U423EV Universal Indoor wireless AP
2 x GE RJ45 port, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WAVE 2, dual concurrent dual band (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4x4 MIMO, external antennas, Ceiling/wall mount kit included. For AC power adapter order: SP-FAP400-PA. Region Code A
#FAP-U423EV-A
List Price: $1,250.00
Our Price: $978.00
8x5 FortiCare Contract
*8x5 Support, Hardware Replacement, Firmware and General Upgrades
1 Year 8x5 FortiCare Contract for FortiAP-U423EV
#FC-10-P0423-311-02-12
Our Price: $63.00
2 Year 8x5 FortiCare Contract for FortiAP-U423EV
#FC-10-P0423-311-02-24
Our Price: $117.00
3 Year 8x5 FortiCare Contract for FortiAP-U423EV
#FC-10-P0423-311-02-36
Our Price: $164.00
24x7 FortiCare Contract
*24x7 Support, Advanced Hardware Replacement (NBD), Firmware and General Upgrades
1 Year 24x7 FortiCare Contract for FortiAP-U423EV
#FC-10-P0423-247-02-12
Our Price: $125.00
2 Year 24x7 FortiCare Contract for FortiAP-U423EV
#FC-10-P0423-247-02-24
Our Price: $234.00
3 Year 24x7 FortiCare Contract for FortiAP-U423EV
#FC-10-P0423-247-02-36
Our Price: $328.00