- Secure and easy-to-use Web UI: Quick setup page: consolidates key settings into one page for simple and rapid configuration for common deployment scenarios. HTTPS secured management sessions: prevent management sessions from being observed on the network.
- Fully IEEE 802.11n-compliant dual-band access point: 2.4 GHz frequency band support: uses your IEEE 802.11n wireless clients alongside legacy IEEE 802.11b/g devices. 5 GHz frequency band support: operates your IEEE 802.11n and 802.11a devices in the 5 GHz spectrum, which has less interference from microwave ovens, Bluetooth devices, and cordless phones. IEEE 802.3af PoE-powered device (PD) option: simplifies deployment and dramatically reduces installation costs by helping to eliminate the time and cost involved in supplying local power at each access point location. Auto-MDIX: automatically adjusts for straight-through or crossover cables on the 10/100/1000 port. Spanning Tree Protocol (IEEE 802.1D): prevents network loops. IPv6 support: the M220 Access Point provides native support for IPv6, the newest version of the Internet Protocol, as well as the previous IPv4 standard.
- Service-class segmentation: Up to eight SSIDs (one per wireless community): allows administrator to identify multiple service sets for clients to access. Up to eight VLANs (one per wireless community): IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging provides security and traffic control between workgroups. Auto channel select: helps reduce radio co-channel interference by automatically selecting an unoccupied radio channel. Wireless Distribution System (WDS): allows the M220 Access Point to connect wirelessly to other HP M220 Access Points without a wired backbone; this is useful for extending the network across areas where no wired infrastructure exists. Internal MIMO omni-directional antennas: provides omni-directional radio coverage without the need to manually adjust antenna placement. Interoperability: meets Wi-Fi Alliance certifications, including IEEE 802.11n Wi-Fi and WPA2 to help provide multivendor interoperability.
- Choice of IEEE 802.11i, 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 wireless traffic. RADIUS-based user authentication: authenticates a user with a RADIUS server based on user credentials. RADIUS-based MAC authentication: authenticates a wireless client with a RADIUS server based on the MAC address of the client; this is useful for clients with minimal or no user interface. RADIUS-based VLAN assignment: places wireless client on RADIUS-assigned VLAN. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL): encrypts all HTTP traffic, allowing secure access to the browser-based management interface of the access point.