TQ4600 2-radio 802.11ac Wireless Access Point

The Allied Telesis TQ4600 Enterprise-class Wireless Access Point features an IEEE 802.11ac 3ss dual-band 2.4/5GHz radio and embedded antenna, capable of 1750Mbps raw wireless capacity.

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• Flexible management

The TQ4600 can operate in either standalone or companion mode with a wireless access controller. This flexibility allows you to select the management approach that best fits your network. For large-scale network deployment, a wireless controller offers a single point of management for operation, administration and maintenance of all your APs. Clustering offers a single management point, which synchronizes provisioning for a group of APs. It also optimizes wireless coverage, due to dynamic channel selection among group members. As a standalone AP, the TQ4600 detects adjacent APs and acts promptly to prevent radio interference.

• IEEE 802.11ac technology

Advanced IEEE 802.11ac technology provides a high-performance wireless link with improved bandwidth, efficiency and robustness, and allows for backward compatibility with older IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n clients. This high level of throughput and range performance supports multimedia applications such as high-definition video streaming.The MIMO system improves reliability and capacity, mitigating the fading effects of a multipath environment.

• IEEE 802.11e Wireless Multimedia (WMM)

Quality of Service (QoS) on WLAN optimizes resource use and fulfills the requirements of video, voice and data applications. Each of these applications creates different needs for latency, bandwidth and packet error rate, and QoS caters to each of these needs using data traffic prioritization.

• IEEE 802.11i (security)

This feature set facilitates strong encryption, authentication and key management strategies, to guarantee data and system security. In addition to Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol (CCMP), IEEE 802.1X key distribution via RADIUS controls access to the network.

• Multiple SSIDs and SSID-to-VLAN mapping

SSID enables wireless connectivity for client devices that are assigned different security policies. Mapping SSIDs to VLANs creates logical network separation, which differentiates between communication by application, functions or user communities.

• Dynamic VLANs

Dynamic VLANs allow VLANs to be dynamically assigned on a per-user (wireless client) basis. The Dynamic VLAN feature interacts with an external RADIUS server, so that user information is centralized in RADIUS for ease of management. It is not necessary to configure user information on APs. The TQ4600 also supports RADIUS server redundancy, via configuration of a secondary RADIUS server.

• PoE - IEEE 802.3af/at conformance

The TQ4600 conforms to the IEEE 802.3at standard and may operate under IEEE 802.3af power feeding. At bootup, the device adapts itself to the available power source and will limit the WiFi performance accordingly—if the device is powered via IEEE 802.3at, then the AP will provide the full operational capabilities; otherwise it work as a 2x2:2ss MIMO AP. This enables simplified deployment, lower installation costs, and centralized power management capabilities for critical network devices.

• Graphical User Interface

The Web-based user interface is user-friendly and intuitive, minimizing training needs.

• Mounting options

As well as simple desktop installation, the TQ4600 includes a kit for wall and ceiling mounting. A Kensington lock or padlock are suitable for anti-theft security.
The TQ4600 is certified in accordance with UL 2043, for use in plenums, ducts and other space used for environmental air.

• SDN-ready

The OpenFlow feature is available for a true SDN solution.


The TQ4600 is based on IEEE 802.11ac, with three-spatial-stream Multiple Input and Multiple Output (MIMO), which can deliver more than twice the wireless capacity of 802.11n Access Points (APs). The TQ4600 can operate in standalone or AP cluster mode, or it can be controlled by the UWC controller. It is suitable for a wide range of deployments—from SMBs to large enterprises.
In large deployments with centralized control and management by the UWC controller, operating costs are kept low because the network is simple to configure, monitor, and manage. For smaller deployments without the UWC controller, the TQ4600 can function either as a standalone AP or in a cluster. When operating as a cluster, APs are grouped to share the configuration and manage the channel automatically, and there is a single point of management—allowing easy management of all APs. This reduces the cost for multiple AP configuration and management.
The TQ4600 is equipped with advanced encryption and authentication IEEE 802.11i capabilities. It protects WLANs, by segmenting public and private access with multiple Service Set Identifications (SSIDs) and VLAN Tagging. Rogue AP detection provides the ability to detect unauthorized APs, thus preventing unauthorized entry to the wireless network.
The TQ4600 can be deployed on the desktop, or mounted on a wall or ceiling. Power can be provided via Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3at PoE) or with the optional AC/DC power adapter.


Operational Mode

Centrally controlled and managed by Allied Telesis Unified Wireless Controller
AP Cluster (up to 16 members)


Graphical User Interface (HTTP, HTTPS)
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv1, v2c)
Extended MIB set


VLAN tagging (up to 4094 VLANs)


• Authentication, authorization, and accounting:
128-bit hardware-accelerated AES encryption/decryption
IEEE 802.1x authentication
Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP)
IEEE 802.1X RADIUS support
Layer 2 ACLs (up to 1024 MAC filters)
Layer 4 ACLs
IEEE 802.1X dynamic VLAN assignment
Rogue AP detection


DHCP client
DNS clientv
NTP client
File transfer
Statistic information gathering


IEEE 802.11a/n 3x3:3ss SU-MIMO
IEEE 802.11ac 3x3:3ss SU-MIMO
IEEE 802.11b/g/n 3x3:3ss SU-MIMO
IEEE 802.11d
IEEE 802.11e (WMM)
IEEE 802.11h (DFS/TPC)
IEEE 802.11i (enhanced security)
• WPA/WPA2-Personal
• WPA/WPA2-Enterprise
Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
• 3rd Generation Authentication and Key Agreement (EAP-AKA)
• Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP-FAST)
• GSM Subscriber Identity (EAP-SIM)
• Transport Layer Security (EAP-TLS)
• Tunneled Transport Layer Security (EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2)
• Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP)
• Generic Token Card (PEAPv0/EAP-MSCHAPv2)
• Microsoft CHAP v2 (PEAPv1/EAP-GTC)
Regulatory domain compliance
Operating mode:
• Access Point (up to 200 clients)
• Wireless Distribution System
Auto channel selection, with periodic refresh
Band steering
Indoor/Outdoor eligible channel list
Open Loop Power Control (OLPC)
SSID hiding/ignoring
Multiple SSID (up to 16 per port)
VLAN to SSID mapping
Extended Service Set (ESS)
User scan list
Advanced wireless interface tuning:
• Beacon period
• Client isolation
• Client max association
• IEEE 802.11b fall-back control
• IEEE 802.11n guard Interval
• Short radio preamble
• Short slot time
• Advanced wireless service via UWC:
• Captive portal
• Dynamic channel planning
• Dynamic RF coverage optimization
• Plug and Play support (authentication and configuration)
• Standalone fallback
• Wireless IDS
Media access protocol
• CSMA/CA with ACK architecture 32-bit MAC



Wi-Fi Certified (ID: WFA55543)

ElectroMagnetic Compatibility

EN 301 489-1
EN 301 489-17
EN 55022, Class B
EN 55024
EN 61000-3-2, Class A
EN 61000-3-3
EN 61000-4-2
EN 61000-4-3
EN 61000-4-4
EN 61000-4-5
EN 61000-4-6
EN 61000-4-11
AS/NZS CISPR 22, Class B
FCC 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B

Medical (EMC)

EN 60601-1-2

Radio Equipment

EN 300 328
EN 301 893
AS/NZS 4268
FCC 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart C
FCC 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart E
FCC part 2


CSA c22.2 No.60950-1 1st Ed. April 1, 2003
EN 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
UL 60950-1: 2003, First Edition
UL 2043 (plenum rated)



1,172,600 hours (30°C)
646,600 hours (40°C)
Telcordia SR-332 Issue 3

Power Characteristics

Input voltage: IEEE 802.3at
Max. consumption: 16W
Avg. consumption: 9.8W

AC/DC power adapter
Rated input voltage: AC 100–240 V
Input voltage range: AC 90–264 V
Rated frequency: 50/60 Hz
Max. consumption: 16W
Avg. consumption: 1

Environmental Specifications

Operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity: ≤80% relative (non-condensing)
Storage temperature: -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Storage humidity: ≤95% relative (non-condensing)

Physical Specifications

Dimensions: 170 mm x 170 mm x 35 mm
(W × D × H): 6.70 in x 6.70 in x 1.38 in
Weight: 476g (1.05 lbs)
Enclosure: Metal base, plastic cover



• IEEE 802.3 (10T)
• IEEE 802.3u (100TX)
• IEEE 802.3ab (1000T)
Ports: 1
Connector: RJ-45 female
Standard: RS232
Ports: 1
Connector: RJ-45 female


WLAN radio 0
Standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ports: 1
WLAN radio 1
Standard: IEEE 802.11ac
Ports: 1

Radio characteristics

• IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
• Supported frequencies (country-specific restrictions apply)
• 2.400 ~ 2.4835 GHz (ISM)
• 5.150 ~ 5.250 GHz (UNII-1)
• 5.250 ~ 5.350 GHz (UNII-2)
• 5.470 ~ 5.725 GHz (UNII-2 Extended)
• 5.725 ~ 5.850 GHz (UNII-3)

Modulation technique
• 802.11a/g/n/ac: OFDM
• 802.11b: DSSS, CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
• 802.11ac: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM
• 802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM

Media access
• CSMA/CA + Ack with RTS/CTS
• Spatial diversity

Data rate
• 802.11a/g: 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6Mbps
• 802.11b: 11/5.5/2/1Mbps
• 802.11n: 6.5 – 450Mbps (MCS 0 - 23)
• 802.11ac: 6.5 – 1,300Mbps (MCS 0 - 9, NSS 1 - 3)