H3C WA6600 New Generation 802.11ax Indoor Series AP

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        H3C WA6622 Internal Antennas 6 Streams Dual Radio 802.11ax/ac/n AP(1)
        H3C WA6622 Internal Antennas 6 Streams Dual Radio 802.11ax/ac/n AP (2)
        H3C WA6628 Internal Antennas 12 Streams Dual Radio 802.11ax/ac/n AP
        H3C WA6638 Internal Antennas 12 Streams Triple Radio 802.11ax/ac/n AP

        H3C WA6600 series access points are the latest generation wireless access points developed based on 802.11ax standard. They are designed with dual-radio or creative triple-radio 802.11ax technology standard respectively, and provide a transmission speed at least 2 times faster than 802.11ac products. This makes the series suitable for high-density access scenarios, such as hotel, stadium, and enterprise campus, and e-schoolbag applications.

        H3C WA6600 series includes three indoor models - WA6622, WA6628 and WA6638. With built-in antennas, both WA6622 and WA6628 support dual radio, and WA6638 support triple radio. All models support multi-rate uplink ports with the max speed of 5Gbps or 10Gbps. They are compact in appearance and support both wall mounting and ceiling mounting.

        New-generation Wi-Fi standard 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)

        802.11ac, the fifth-generation wireless technology, provides a transmit rate of up to 1733Mbps per radio. 802.11ax, the sixth-generation wireless technology, provides a maximum of eight spatial streams per 5GHz radio and up to 4.8Gbps in transmission speed. For example, the WA6628 dual-radio AP can provide up to 5.95Gbps access rate (4.8Gbps on 5GHz plus 1.15Gbps on 2.4GHz), which is suitable for all high-density access scenarios and provides better access experience.

        DL/UL MU-MIMO

        H3C WA6600 series AP supports DL/UL MU-MIMO technology, which is the most important feature of 802.11ax. DL/UL MU-MIMO technology allows AP to send data to multiple stations simultaneously. For example, WA6628 can communicate with up to eight stations at the same time, breaking through the traditional wireless serial communication mechanism, increasing the utilization rate of wireless spectrum resources, improving the number of effective access users and access experience under high-density deployment.

        Smart cloud access and optimal WLAN TCO

        The WA6600 series complies with the 802.11ax standard. It works on dual or triple radio and provides high-speed transmission that is at least 2 times faster than 802.11ac products under the same conditions. The WA6600 series is available for easy maintenance and management from the H3C Oasis platform. Through smart RF optimization technologies, the series provides mobile cloud access in coverage scope, access density, and operation stability, and achieves the optimal wireless network Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

        High-efficiency uplink ports with support of multiple rates

        The uplink ports on the WA6600 support auto-negotiation of various transmit rates, including 100Mbps, 1000Mbps, 2.5Gbps, and 5Gbps. Both WA6628 and WA6638 support 10Gbps multi-rate uplink.

        Orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA)

        802.11ax uses OFDMA to allow multiple users to transmit data simultaneously. OFDMA splits a channel into sub-channels, known as resource units (RUs), with specific subcarriers, and assigns RUs to different users for simultaneous transmission. OFDMA enables simultaneous multi-user transmission and reduces latency caused by channel contention.

        Spatial multiplexing

        802.11ax assigns a different color per BSS to help WA6600 identify co-channel interference and stop transmission in time. If a radio detects 802.11ax signals from a BSS that has the same color as the radio's BSS, it determines that co-channel interference exists and stops data transmission. This optimizes frequency reuse and improves network capacity.

        Target Wake Time (TWT)

        TWT improves power efficiency and reduces contention by increasing client sleep time and allowing negotiation of the times that clients can access the medium.

        Support for IoT services

        For the various application in IoT era, WA6622 and WA6638 have been designed IoT port for H3C T300 IoT modules to provide short-distance and low-power consumption IoT services, such as BLE, RFID, ZigBee, and UWB. Those APs can connect up to ten T300 modules by IoT port.

        Green design

        WA6600 employs a green design that supports dynamic MIMO power saving (DMPS), enhanced automatic power save delivery (E-APSD), and smart identification of terminal network requirements. It can dynamically adjust the MIMO working mode and efficiently put terminals to sleep.

        WA6600 supports green AP mode that enables single radio standby and allows for more precise power control.

        WA6600 supports the innovative per-packet power control (PPC) technology, which reduces standby power consumption and improves mobile device standby time.

        Local forwarding

        WA6600 supports both centralized forwarding and local forwarding. With centralized forwarding, APs tunnel incoming data frames to the AC and the AC forwards the data frames. With local forwarding, APs directly forward data frames. The local forwarding mode significantly saves wired bandwidth.

        IPv4 and IPv6 dual stack (Native IPv6)

        WA6600 is fully compliant with IPv6, and implements dual IPv4/IPv6 protocol stacks. It can automatically associate with an AC to provide wireless services no matter in an IPv4 or IPv6 network, so that it never runs as an information silo.

        End user Admission Defense (EAD)

        As one of components of H3C iMC, EAD integrates network access and endpoint security products, and helps ensure that only wireless clients that comply with enterprise security policies can access the network. When working with a security policy server, it can remind users, isolate or log them off when their systems are infected or not patched correctly. Only wireless clients that are complied with security policies are admitted. This enhances overall wireless security.

        Remote probing and analysis

        WA6600 can act as a remote probing and analysis sensor to monitor a WLAN, collect channel information, and report the information to the local device for further analysis. This can satisfy wireless network monitoring and maintenance requirements.

        RF Optimizing Engine (ROE)

        ROE, through feature- and protocol-based RF optimization, provides greater speed and QoS in middle- to high-density access and streaming media transmission scenarios. It provides features such as multi-user fairness, mixed access fairness, interference filtering, speed optimization, band navigation, multicast optimization (IPv4/IPv6), per-packet power control, and intelligent bandwidth guarantee.

        Intelligent load balancing

        WA6600 supports session- and traffic-based load balancing. When the load of the AP reaches the upper limit, the AC rejects the association requests of new clients and directs the clients to another AP with smaller load. What sets H3C intelligent load balancing apart from existing load balancing solutions is that it starts load balancing only for clients that are in the overlapping AP coverage. This maximizes wireless network capacity.

        Intelligent unified wired and wireless management

        The whole series of H3C wireless products can be managed by the Wireless Service Manager (WSM) component of H3C Intelligent Management Center (IMC). WSM provides unified management of wired and wireless networks, adding wireless network management functions into existing wired network management systems.

        WSM offers a simple and user friendly management platform for wireless network administrators. It implements panel management, troubleshooting, performance monitoring, software version control, configuration management, and user access management of wireless devices. In addition, it can manage wired devices by cooperating with other components in IMC.

        Hardware specifications






        0.3 kg (0.66 lb)

        0.4 kg (0.88 lb)

        0.4 kg (0.88 lb)

        Dimensions (H × W × D)

        43 × 210 × 210 mm (1.69 × 8.27 × 8.27 in)

        52 × 239 × 236 mm (2.05 × 9.41 × 9.29 in)

        52 × 239 × 236 mm (2.05 × 9.41 × 9.29 in)

        Uplink Ethernet ports

        Port 1: 100M/1000M/2.5G/5G, RJ-45

        Port 2: 10/100/1000M, RJ-45, IoT

        Port 1: 100/1000M/2.5G/5G/10G, RJ-45

        Port 2: 10/100/1000M, RJ-45

        Port 1: 100/1000M/2.5G/5G/10G, RJ-45

        Port 2: 10/100/1000M, RJ-45


        Port 1: 802.3at

        Port 1: 802.3bt

        Port 2: 802.3at

        Port 1: 802.3bt

        Local power supply

        54 VDC

        54 VDC

        54 VDC

        PoE power out

        Port 2 (GE)

        Not supported

        Port 2 (GE)

        Console port

        One (RJ-45)

        USB port


        Built-in antenna

        Built-in omni-directional antenna

        5dBi antenna gain @2.4GHz 3dBi antenna gain @2.4GHz 3dBi antenna gain @2.4GHz

        5dBi antenna gain @5GHz 4dBi antenna gain @5GHz 4dBi antenna gain @5GHz

        4dBi antenna gain @5GHz

        Built-in Bluetooth


        IoT Extension

        BLE, RFID, ZigBee, etc.

        Not supported

        BLE, RFID, ZigBee, etc.

        Working frequencies

        802.11ax/ac/n/a: 5.725 to 5.850 GHz; 5.47 to 5.725 GHz; 5.15 to 5.35 GHz

        802.11ax/b/g/n: 2.4 to 2.483 GHz

        Modulation technology

        OFDM: BPSK@6/9Mbps, QPSK@12/18Mbps, 16-QAM@24Mbps, 64-QAM@48/54Mbps

        DSSS: DBPSK@1Mbps, DQPSK@2Mbps, CCK@5.5/11Mbps (file://dbpsk@1mbps, dqpsk@2mbps, cck@5.5/11Mbps)

        MIMO-OFDM (11n): MCS 0-31

        MIMO-OFDM (11ac): MCS 0-9

        MIMO-OFDM (11ax): MCS 0-11

        Modulation mode

        11b: DSS: CCK@5.5/11Mbps, DQPSK@2Mbps, DBPSK@1Mbps

        11a/g: OFDM: 64QAM@48/54Mbps, 16QAM@24Mbps, QPSK@12/18Mbps, BPSK@6/9Mbps

        11n: MIMO-OFDM: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM

        11ac: MIMO-OFDM: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM

        11ax: MIMO-OFDM: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM, 1024QAM

        Maximum transmit power

        20 dBm (The actual transmit power depends on local laws and regulations)

        Adjustable power granularity

        1 dBm

        Reset/restoration to factory default


        State LED

        Alternating flashing mode, orange/green/blue for different working states, breathing mode


        Operating temperature: -10°C to +55°C (32°F to 113°F)

        Storage temperature: –40°C to +70°C (–40°F to +158°F)


        Operating: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

        Storage: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

        Protection class


        Overall power consumption

        < 25 W (excluding IoT modules)

        Safety compliance

        GB4943, EN60601-1-2 (medical electrical equipment), UL/CSA 60950-1, EN/IEC 60950-1, EN/IEC 60950-22


        GB9254, EN301 489, EN55022, FCC Part 15, RSS-210

        Radio frequency certification

        FCC Part 15, EN 300 328, EN 301 893, and MIIT SRRC


        FCC Bulletin OET-65C, EN 50385, IC Safety Code 6


        > 250000 hours

        Software specifications







        Indoor, compliant with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax


        Working frequencies and MIMO

        5GHz, 4×4:4 MU-MIMO

        2.4GHz, 2×2:2 MU-MIMO

        5GHz, 8×8:8 MU-MIMO

        2.4GHz, 4×4:4 MU-MIMO

        5GHz (1), 4×4:4 MU-MIMO

        5GHz (2), 4×4:4 MU-MIMO

        2.4GHz, 4×4:4 MU-MIMO

        20MHz/40MHz/80MHz bandwidth


        80MHz+80MHz/160MHz bandwidth

        Not Supported


        Not Supported

        Maximum transmission speed

        2.975 Gbps

        5.95 Gbps

        5.95 Gbps





        Maximum likelihood decoding (MLD)


        Maximum-ratio combining (MRC)


        Space-time block coding (STBC)


        Low-density parity-check (LDPC)


        WLAN basics

        Maximum number of clients per radio


        Virtual APs


        As a best practice, configure a maximum of five virtual APs for each radio.

        Open system/shared key authentication


        Broadcast probe request acknowledge control


        Concurrent login of WPA, WPA2, WPA3 and Pre-RSNA users






        802.11k and 802.11v smart roaming


        802.11r fast transition roaming


        Hide SSID


        WLAN extension

        Station related

        Abnormal offline check, station aging, statistics and status query

        Client number limit


        Link integrity check


        Repeater mode


        Security policy


        WEP 64/WEP 128, dynamic WEP, TKIP, CCMP (recommended for 802.11n/ac/ax)

        Multiple triggering conditions for unicast and broadcast key update




        802.1X authentication, MAC authentication, PSK authentication, Portal authentication

        H3C WX series access controllers might be required for authentication.

        User isolation

        Layer 2 user isolation

        SSID-based user isolation

        Forwarding security

        Packet filtering

        MAC address filtering

        Broadcast storm suppression

        Wireless terminal access

        Wireless EAD

        SSID and VLAN binding




        Management frame protection (802.11w)



        RADIUS client


        Multiple-domain authentication server


        Backup authentication server


        Layer 2 and Layer 3 features

        IP address configuration

        Static IP (available only in fat AP mode)

        DHCP assigned IP (Option 60)

        Native IPv6


        IPv6 Portal


        IPv6 SAVI




        Local forwarding

        Local forwarding based on SSID and VLAN


        IGMP Snooping/MLD Snooping



        Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM)


        802.1p priority and marking on Ethernet ports

        Priority mapping for wired and wireless packets

        QoS policy mapping

        SSID/VLAN and QoS policy mapping

        Layer 2 to Layer 4 packet filtering and traffic classification




        Client bandwidth management

        Station-based bandwidth allocation

        SSID-based bandwidth allocation

        Load balancing

        Traffic-based load balancing

        Session-based load balancing

        Frequency-based load balancing (supports dual-band)

        Band navigation


        Multicast optimization (IPv4/IPv6)


        Call Admission Control (CAC)

        Session-based CAC

        Channel usage-based CAC

        SVP Phone


        Power saving



        Green AP mode


        Dynamic MIMO power saving




        WMM Power Save





        Network management

        Trap, HTTP(S), SSH, Telnet, FTP/TFTP

        Management SSID




        Remote probing and analysis



        Radio1: 5GHz (AP front facing down)

        Radio1: 2.4GHz (AP front facing down)


        Radio1: 5GHz (AP front facing down)

        Radio2: 2.4GHz (AP front facing down)


        Radio1: 5GHz (AP front facing down)

        Radio2: 5GHz (AP front facing down)

        Radio3: 2.4GHz (AP front facing down)

        Product ID



        H3C WA6622 Internal Antennas 6 Streams Dual Radio 802.11ax/ac/n Access Point,FIT


        H3C WA6628 Internal Antennas 12 Streams Dual Radio 802.11ax/ac/n Access Point,FIT


        H3C WA6638 Internal Antennas 12 Streams Triple Radio 802.11ax/ac/n Access Point,FIT


        H3C 54V 40W High Power Adapter Power Supply (optional)


        H3C 54V 40W High Power Adapter Power Supply (including PoE Injector, optional)

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