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Fortinet FortiAP U431F
802.11ac 4x4 MU-MIMO Universal Access Point With Dual Radios, Internal Antennas

Fortinet FortiAP U431F

Fortinet FortiAP-U431F Series
FortiAP-U431F
Indoor Wireless Universal AP - Tri radio (2x 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 4x4 MIMO and 1x 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2, 2x2 MU-MIMO), internal antennas, 1x 10/100/1000/2500 Base-T RJ45, 1x 10/100/1000 Base-T RJ45, BT/BLE, 1x Type A USB, 1x RS-232 RJ45 Serial Port. Ceiling/wall mount kit included.For power order: 802.3at PoE injector GPI-130 or AC adapter SP-FAP400-PA. Region Code A
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List Price: $950.00
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Overview:

FortiAP Cloud Overview

Managing standalone access points can be a logistical challenge. Network administrators need to deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize their wireless network on a continual basis. FortiAP management via FortiAP Cloud centralizes the lifecycle management of standalone FortiAPs with a simple, intuitive, and easy-to-use cloud interface that is accessible from anywhere.

FortiAP Universal access points are managed centrally by the FortiAP Cloud provisioning and management portal, the integrated WLAN controller of any FortiGate security appliance, or by the FortiWLC dedicated Wireless LAN Controller platform.

FortiAP U431F and U433F

These enterprise class 802.11ax indoor APs provide three radios. These top-of-the-line access points provide OFDMA, a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port plus an additional 1 Gbps Ethernet port for PoE diversity. The APs can be configured for dual 5 GHz band access while still providing coverage for devices on the 2.4 GHz band, or can be configured to offer dedicated scanning. The integrated BLE radio can be used for beacons and locationing applications.

  • 802.11ax
  • Tri-Radio 5 GHz + 5 GHz + 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz + 2.4 GHz + scanning
  • 10 Antennas
  • 4x4 MIMO
  • Up to 4,804 Mbps + 4,804 Mbps + 300 Mbps

Universally Manageable Access Points

Fortinet’s FortiAP-U Series offers a wide range of Access Points capable of being managed by any of Fortinet’s controller and management options: Cloud, FortiOS, or WLAN Controller. Perfect from everything from a large campus to hundreds of branch locations. Access Points are available across the performance spectrum up to the fastest Wi-Fi 6 4x4:4 devices.

Unified Management

Universal Access Management
Ability to intelligently support stand-alone controllers (FortiWLC), integrated security controllers (FortiGate) and cloud management options, establish a new benchmark in flexibility, performance and security.

Latest Wi-Fi technologies
Wi-Fi 6 technology with data rates of up to 4.8 Gbps and OFDMA improves client throughput and overall network efficiency.

Advanced Security Protection

Unmatched Security Protection
Integrates with Fortinet’s Security Fabric providing unparalleled cybersecurity protection at the network edge.

Deployments:

Fortinet Universal access points are designed to support a variety of deployments from branches, to medium to large offices, schools, universities, hospitals, hotels, and large retail stores. The Universal access points can serve such a wide range of applications because they can be managed by any of Fortinet’s control and management offerings: FortiGate, FortiWLC, and FortiCloud.

Universal Access Management

Education

The Education sector is at rising risk from cyber attacks. This in conjunction with requirements to protect minors from inappropriate materials can make deploying wireless a challenge. Our integrated secure wireless controller (FortiGate) ensures secure student access to learning resources while FortiGuard services provides cybersecurity protection.

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 dedicated wireless controllers (FortiWLC) connected to our Universal access points ensures patient safety remains paramount, while providing improved performance for wireless enabled medical devices.

Fortinet Universal access points for Healthcare

Small/Medium Business

Retailers can streamline WiFi store deployments through the combination of Universal APs and FortiCloud management. This, in combination with FortiDeploy for zero-touch provisioning and deployment offers a cost effective solution for retail IT.

Fortinet Universal access points for Retail

Specifications:


FortiAP U431F FortiAP U433F
Hardware
Hardware Type Indoor AP Indoor AP
Number of Radios 3 + 1 BT/BLE 3 + 1 BT/BLE
Number of Antennas 10 Internal + 1 BT/BLE Internal 10 External (RP-SMA) + 1 BT/BLE Internal
Antenna Type and Peak Gain PIFA: 4 dBi for 2.4 GHz, 5 dBi for 5 GHz Dipole: 4 dBi for 2.4 GHz, 5 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, 5.725–5.850
Radio 1 Capabilities 5.0 GHz a/n/ac/ax
(4x4:4 stream) 20/40/80/160 MHz
(64 QAM and 1024 QAM)
5.0 GHz a/n/ac/ax
(4x4:4 stream) 20/40/80/160 MHz
(64 QAM and 1024 QAM)
Radio 2 Capabilities 2.4 GHz or 5.0 GHz (high band) a/b/g/n/ac/ax
(4x4:4 stream) 20/40/80/160 MHz
(64 QAM and 1024 QAM)
2.4 GHz or 5.0 GHz (high band) a/b/g/n/ac/ax
(4x4:4 stream) 20/40/80/160 MHz
(64 QAM and 1024 QAM)
Radio 3 Capabilities 2.4/5.0 GHz dual band b/g/n/ac
(2x2:2 stream) 20/40 MHz
(64 QAM)
2.4/5.0 GHz dual band b/g/n/ac
(2x2:2 stream) 20/40 MHz
(64 QAM)
Maximum Data Rate Radio 1: up to 4,804 Mbps
Radio 2: up to 4,804 Mbps
Radio 3: up to 300 Mbps
Radio 1: up to 4,804 Mbps
Radio 2: up to 4,804 Mbps
Radio 3: up to 300 Mbps
Bluetooth Low Energy (BT/BLE) Radio Bluetooth scanning and iBeacon advertisement @ 4 dBm max TX power Bluetooth scanning and iBeacon advertisement @ 4 dBm max TX power
Interfaces 1x 10/100/1000/2500 Base-T RJ45, 1x 10/100/1000 Base-T RJ45, 1x Type A USB, 1x RS-232 RJ45 Serial Port 1x 10/100/1000/2500 Base-T RJ45, 1x 10/100/1000 Base-T RJ45, 1x Type A USB, 1x RS-232 RJ45 Serial Port
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Dual redundant PoE power ports with support for IEEE 802.3at Dual redundant PoE power ports with support for IEEE 802.3at
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Dual redundant PoE power ports with support for IEEE 802.3at (2x2 @ 17 dBm with 802.3af; USB disabled) Dual redundant PoE power ports with support for IEEE 802.3at (2x2 @ 17 dBm with 802.3af; USB disabled)
Simultaneous SSIDs Up to 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™, WPA2™, and WPA3™ with 802.1x or Preshared key, WEP, Web Captive Portal, MAC blacklist & whitelist WPA™, WPA2™, and WPA3™ with 802.1x or Preshared key, WEP, Web Captive Portal, MAC blacklist & whitelist
Maximum Tx Power Radio 1: 5 GHz: 24 dBm / 251 mW (4 chains combined)*
Radio 2: 2.4 GHz: 26 dBm / 398 mW (4 chains combined)*
5 GHz: 24 dBm / 251 mW (4 chains combined)*
Radio 3: 2.4 GHz: 22 dBm / 158 mW (2 chains combined)*
Radio 1: 5 GHz: 24 dBm / 251 mW (4 chains combined)*
Radio 2: 2.4 GHz: 26 dBm / 398 mW (4 chains combined)*
5 GHz: 24 dBm / 251 mW (4 chains combined)*
Radio 3: 2.4 GHz: 22 dBm / 158 mW (2 chains combined)*
Kensington Lock Yes Yes
IEEE Standards 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11g, 802.11h, 802.11i, 802.11j, 802.11k, 802.11n, 802.11r, 802.11v, 802.11ac, 802.1X, 802.3af, 802.3at, 802.3az 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11g, 802.11h, 802.11i, 802.11j, 802.11k, 802.11n, 802.11r, 802.11v, 802.11ac, 802.1X, 802.3af, 802.3at, 802.3az
SSID Types Supported Local-Bridge, Mesh, & Tunnel Local-Bridge, Mesh, & Tunnel
Per Radio Client Capacity Up to 512 Up to 512
Cellular Co-existence** Yes Yes
LED Off Mode Yes Yes
Advanced 802.11 Features
802.11ac MU-MIMO Wave 2 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
OFMDA Yes Yes
Wireless Monitoring Capabilities
Rogue Scan Radio Modes Background, Dedicated Background, Dedicated
WIPS / WIDS Radio Modes Background, Dedicated (recommended) Background, Dedicated (recommended)
Packet Sniffer Mode Yes Yes
Spectrum Analyzer Yes Yes
Dimensions
Length x Width x Height 8.46 x 8.46 x 2.26 inches
(215 x 215 x 57.5 mm)
8.46 x 8.46 x 2.26 inches
(215 x 215 x 57.5 mm)
Weight 1.0 lb (0.453 kg) 1.0 lb (0.453 kg)
Package (shipping) Weight 1.8 lbs (0.82 kg) 1.8 lbs (0.82 kg)
Mounting Options Ceiling, T-Rail and Wall Ceiling, T-Rail and Wall
Included Accessories Mount kits for Ceiling, T-Rail, and Wall Mount kits for Ceiling, T-Rail, and Wall, 10x dipole antennas
Environment
Power Supply SP-FAP200-PA-XX, or GPI-130 SP-FAP200-PA-XX, or GPI-130
Power Consumption (Maximum) 24.5 W 24.5 W
Humidity 10–90% Non-Condensed
5–90% Condensed
10–90% Non-Condensed
5–90% Condensed
Operating / Storage Temperature 32–122°F (0–50°C) / -31–158°F (-35–70°C) 32–122°F (0–50°C) / -31–158°F (-35–70°C)
Directives Low Voltage Directive • RoHS Low Voltage Directive • RoHS
UL2043 Plenum Material Yes Yes
Mean Time Between Failures >30 Years >30 Years
IP Rating
Surge Protection Built In
Hit-less PoE Failover Yes (802.3at only) Yes (802.3at only)
Certifications
Wi-Fi Alliance Certified No No
DFS
Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty Yes Yes

* Frequency selection and power may be restricted to abide by regional regulatory compliance laws.
** Additional filtration added to reduce interference in 2.4GHz band from nearby cellular equipment.

RF RX/TX Performance Table:


  Radio 1 Radio 2 Radio 3
  Max Tx Power per transmit chain (dBm) Rx Sensitivity per receiver chain (dBm) Max Tx Power per transmit chain (dBm) Rx Sensitivity per receiver chain (dBm) Max Tx Power per transmit chain (dBm) Rx Sensitivity per receiver chain (dBm)
2.4 GHz, 802.11b
1 Mbps 20 -98 19 -96
11 Mbps 20 -89 19 -87
2.4 GHz, 802.11g
6 Mbps 20 -94 19 -92
54 Mbps 20 -75 19 -73
2.4 GHz, 802.11n HT20
MCS0 19 -93 18 -91
MCS7 17 -74 16 -72
2.4 GHz, 802.11n HT40
MCS0 19 -92 18 -90
MCS7 17 -73 16 -71
2.4 GHz, 802.11ax HE20
MCS0 18 -90 17 -88
MCS11 16 -71 15 -69
2.4 GHz, 802.11ax HE40
MCS0 17 -88 16 -86
MCS11 15 -68 14 -66
5.0 GHz, 802.11a
6 Mbps 20 -92 20 -92
54 Mbps 20 -72 20 -72
5.0 GHz, 802.11n HT20
MCS0 20 -91 20 -91
MCS7 18 -72 18 -72
5.0 GHz, 802.11n HT40
MCS0 20 -88 20 -88
MCS7 18 -69 18 -69
5.0 GHz, 802.11ac VHT20
MCS0 20 -91 20 -91
MCS9 18 -67 18 -67
5.0 GHz, 802.11ac VHT40
MCS0 20 -88 20 -88
MCS9 18 -62 18 -62
5.0 GHz, 802.11ac VHT80
MCS0 19 -85 19 -85
MCS9 17 -59 17 -59
5.0 GHz, 802.11ac VHT160
MCS0 16 -82 16 -82
MCS9 15 -56 15 -56
5.0 GHz, 802.11ax HE20
MCS0 19 -90 19 -90
MCS11 17 -66 17 -66
5.0 GHz, 802.11ax HE40
MCS0 19 -87 19 -87
MCS11 17 -61 17 -61
5.0 GHz, 802.11ax HE80
MCS0 18 -94 18 -94
MCS11 16 -58 16 -58
5.0 GHz, 802.11ax HE160
MCS0 15 -81 15 -81
MCS11 14 -55 14 -55

Maximum capability of the Hardware provided (Excluding antenna gain)

Antenna Radiation Patterns:

Antenna Radiation Patterns

Pricing Notes:

Fortinet FortiAP-U431F Series
FortiAP-U431F
Indoor Wireless Universal AP - Tri radio (2x 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 4x4 MIMO and 1x 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2, 2x2 MU-MIMO), internal antennas, 1x 10/100/1000/2500 Base-T RJ45, 1x 10/100/1000 Base-T RJ45, BT/BLE, 1x Type A USB, 1x RS-232 RJ45 Serial Port. Ceiling/wall mount kit included.For power order: 802.3at PoE injector GPI-130 or AC adapter SP-FAP400-PA. Region Code A
#FAP-U431F-A
List Price: $950.00
Our Price: $700.25
Fortinet FortiAP-U431F 24x7 FortiCare Contract
FortiAP-U431F 1 Year 24x7 FortiCare Contract
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List Price: $95.00
Our Price: $82.25
FortiAP-U431F 3 Year 24x7 FortiCare Contract
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List Price: $285.00
Our Price: $246.75
FortiAP-U431F 5 Year 24x7 FortiCare Contract
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List Price: $475.00
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FortiAP-U431F 1 Year Next Day Delivery Premium RMA Service (requires 24x7 support)
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FortiAP-U431F 1 Year 4-Hour Hardware Delivery Premium RMA Service (requires 24x7 support)
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Fortinet FortiAP-U431F 4-Hour Hardware and Onsite Engineer Premium RMA Service (requires 24x7 support)
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