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SonicWALL SonicWave Series
Exceptional wireless performance and security

SonicWALL SonicWave Series

Enhance the wireless user experience by delivering the performance, range and reliability of 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless technology with the SonicWall SonicWave series. Benefit from performance features such as 4x4 MU-MIMO and a 2.5 GbE port to achieve multi-gigabit performance plus a suite of security features including a third radio dedicated to security.

Overview:

Deliver an Exceptional Wireless Experience

Deliver exceptional wireless speed while securing your network and data against encrypted attacks

  • 802.11ac Wave 2 support
  • 4x4 MU-MIMO
  • 2.5 GbE port for multi-gigabit wireless performance
  • Deep packet inspection of inbound and outbound wireless traffic
  • Three radios including dedicated security radio
  • Wireless signal analysis tools
  • Indoor/outdoor options

Expect Enterprise-Level Performance

SonicWave wireless access points support the 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless standard which includes MU-MIMO (Multi-user, multiple-input, multiple-output) technology. MU-MIMO enables simultaneous transmission from the access point to multiple wireless clients instead of just one, offering best-in-class wireless performance.

Expect Enterprise-Level Performance

Plan Your Wireless Network

SonicWall helps you plan the deployment of your SonicWave access points with wireless signal analysis tools. Utilize the visualization maps to optimize site-based placement of indoor and outdoor access points for maximum signal strength.

Add Wireless Accessories

Extend the signal coverage area of your SonicWave outdoor access points with a range of high-gain panel and sector antennas. Use 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE) injectors to deliver power to the access point and other PoE devices such as outdoor cameras.

Add Wireless Accessories

Model Lineup:

SonicWave Wireless Security Series

Give your WLAN users a superior and secure wireless experience. The SonicWall SonicWave Series of high-speed wireless access points delivers the performance, range and reliability of 802.11ac Wave 2 technology. Ideal for indoor and outdoor environments, the SonicWave Series tightly integrates with SonicWall next-generation firewalls to create a wireless network security solution that ensures wireless traffic is secured from network threats.

SonicWALL SonicWave Wireless Access Point Series:

SonicWave 432e

SonicWave 432e
  • External high-gain antennas
  • Indoor
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 support
  • 4x4 MU-MIMO
  • 2.5 GbE port for multi-gigabit wireless performance
  • Deep packet inspection of inbound and outbound wireless traffic
  • Three radios including dedicated security radio
  • Wireless signal analysis tools
  • Indoor/outdoor options

SonicWave 432i

SonicWave 432i
  • Internal antennas
  • Indoor
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 support
  • 4x4 MU-MIMO
  • 2.5 GbE port for multi-gigabit wireless performance
  • Deep packet inspection of inbound and outbound wireless traffic
  • Three radios including dedicated security radio
  • Wireless signal analysis tools

SonicWave 432o

SonicWave 432o
  • External 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz high-gain antennas
  • Outdoor
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 support
  • 4x4 MU-MIMO
  • 2.5 GbE port for multi-gigabit wireless performance
  • Deep packet inspection of inbound and outbound wireless traffic
  • Three radios including dedicated security radio
  • Wireless signal analysis tools

Compare Models:


Model: SonicWave 432e SonicWave 432i SonicWave 432o
Hardware Specifications
Location Indoor Indoor Outdoor
Dimensions 8.5 (D) x 2.0 (H) in
21.6 (D) x 5.1 (H) cm
8.5 (D) x 2.0 (H) in
21.6 (D) x 5.1 (H) cm
9.5 (W) x 9.3 (D) x 2.4 (H) in
24.1 (W) x 23.6 (D) x 6.1 (H) cm
Weight 1.1 kg / 2.5 lbs 1.0 kg / 2.2 lbs 2.2 kg / 4.9 lbs
WEEE Weight 1.4 kg / 3.1 lbs 1.2 kg / 2.6 lbs 4.1 kg / 9.1 lbs
Shipping Weight 1.7 kg / 3.8 lbs 1.5 kg / 3.3 lbs 4.7 kg / 10.4 lbs
PoE Power Requirements 802.3at 802.3at 802.3at
Maximum Power Consumption (W) 18.8 W 18.8 W 21.2 W
Status indicators Six (6) LED (WLAN/Link) (LAN/Link) Power, Test
Antennas 4+4 (SMA 2.4 GHz + TNC 5 GHz) 8 fully internal 8 N-type dipole
Wired network ports (1) 10/100/1000 auto-sensing RJ-45 for Ethernet and Power over Ethernet (PoE); (1) 100/1000/2.5 GbE auto-sensing RJ-45 for Ethernet; (1) RJ-45 console; (1) USB 2.0 (except 432o)
Mechanical Wall/ceiling mount kit
Virtual access points Up to 8 per access point
Chassis UL 1024 plenum rated
Standards and compliance SonicWave 432e SonicWave 432i SonicWave 432o
IEEE Standard 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2
Compliance IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11e, IEEE 802.11i, IEEE 802.3at, IEEE 802.3bz, WPA, TKIP, AES
Regulatory FCC/ICES Class B, CE, RCM/ACMA, VCCI Class B, TELEC, BSMI, NCC, MSIP, ANATEL, Customs Union, RoHS (Europe/China), WEEE
MIMO MU-MIMO 4x4 (4 streams)
Max/Recommended connected clients per radio 128/30 128/30 128/30
Safety UL, cUL, TUV/GS, CB, CE, BSMI, Mexico CoC, Customs Union
Environmental
Temperature Range 32 to 104°F, 0 to 40°C 32 to 104°F, 0 to 40°C -40 to 140°F, -40 to 60°C
Humidity 10 - 95%, non-condensing
Radio Specifications SonicWave 432e SonicWave 432i SonicWave 432o
Radios Dual: 4x4 11n + 4x4 11ac MU-MIMO; Dedicated third scanning radio; Bluetooth Low Energy radio
Frequency Bands
  • 802.11a: 5.180-5.825 GHz
  • 802.11b/g: 2.412-2.472 GHz
  • 802.11n: 2.412-2.472 GHz, 5.180-5.825 GHz
  • 802.11ac: 2.412-2.472 GHz, 5.180-5.825 GHz
Operating Channels
  • 802.11a: US and Canada 12, Europe 11, Japan 4, Singapore 4, Taiwan 4
  • 802.11b/g: US and Canada 1-11, Europe 1-13, Japan 1-14 (14-802.11b only)
  • 802.11n (2.4 GHz): US and Canada 1-11, Europe 1-13, Japan 1-13
  • 802.11n (5 GHz): US and Canada 36-48/149-165, Europe 36-48, Japan 36-48, Spain 36-48/52-64
  • 802.11ac: US and Canada 36-48/149-165, Europe 36-48, Japan 36-48, Spain 36-48/52-64
Transmit Output Power Based on the regulatory domain specified by the system administrator
Transmit Power Control Supported
Data Rates Supported
  • 802.11a: 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps per channel
  • 802.11b: 1,2,5.5,11 Mbps per channel
  • 802.11g: 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps per channel
  • 802.11n: 7.2, 14.4, 21.7, 28.9, 43.3, 57.8, 65, 72.2, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 135, 150 Mbps per channel
  • 802.11ac: 7.2, 14.4, 21.7, 28.9, 43.3, 57.8, 65, 72.2, 86.7, 96.3, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 32.5, 65, 97.5, 130, 195, 260, 292.5, 325, 390, 433.3, 65, 130, 195, 260, 390, 520, 585, 650, 780, 866.7, 1040, 1170, 1300, 1560, 1733.4 Mbps per channel
Modulation Technology Spectrum
  • 802.11a: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
  • 802.11b: Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
  • 802.11g: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)/Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
  • 802.11n: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
  • 802.11ac: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
Security SonicWave 432e SonicWave 432i SonicWave 432o
Data Encryption WPA2, IPSec*, 802.11i, WPA, 64/128/152-bit WEP, TKIP, AES, SSL VPN**
Authentication
Authentication RADIUS, Active Directory, single sign-on (SSO)

Deployment:

Wireless Network Security scenarios

SonicWall Wireless Network Security is the ideal solution for organizations of all sizes and types looking to build a secure, high-speed wireless network. Deploying SonicWave 802.11ac Wave 2 access points in combination with a SonicWall next-generation firewall provides enterprise-class wireless performance and security for businesses, schools, hospitals and other organizations.

Small Networks — Retail Store/Medical or Dental Office Deployments

Small Networks: Retail Store/Medical or Dental Office Deployments
Advanced Gateway Security Suite includes Capture Advanced Threat Protection, Gateway Security, Content Filtering and 24x7 support.

SonicWall Wireless Network Security is perfect for small offices, such as retail businesses, school classrooms, medical/ dental businesses and banks. By combining SonicWave series wireless access points with a SonicWall firewall, these organizations can quickly extend wireless network access while providing deep packet inspection for both wired and wireless traffic at the gateway before allowing access to sensitive resources. SonicWall wireless guest services offers password-enforced customer access to the Internet, while virtual access points provide logical segmentation of secure wireless network traffic and in-the-clear customer access.

Features:

  • SonicWave access points provide multi-gigabit wireless performance with greater signal range and reliability.
  • SonicWave access points are autodiscovered and auto-configured by the central management gateway, easing deployment.
  • SonicWave access points enable employees to securely access network resources from the wireless network using SSL VPN or WPA2.
  • Virtual access points create secure segmentation between trusted and untrusted wireless users by allowing broadcast of up to eight unique SSIDs.
  • Deep packet inspection technology detects and eliminates vulnerabilities and threats across all inbound and outbound wireless traffic.
  • Key security services, such as application control and content filtering, are enforced over the wired and wireless LANs.
  • SonicWall wireless guest services and lightweight hotspot messaging enable organizations to offer customers wireless Internet access from a customized authentication interface.
  • SonicWave access points allow the dedication of one radio to rogue access detection while the other two support users, helping achieve and maintain regulatory compliance.

Wireless Network Security scenarios

SonicWall Wireless Network Security is the ideal solution for organizations of all sizes and types looking to build a secure, high-speed wireless network. Deploying SonicWave 802.11ac Wave 2 access points in combination with a SonicWall next-generation firewall provides enterprise-class wireless performance and security for businesses, schools, hospitals and other organizations.

Distributed Networks — Enterprise/Campus Deployments

Distributed networks: Enterprise/campus deployments
Advanced Gateway Security Suite includes Capture Advanced Threat Protection, Gateway Security, Content Filtering and 24x7 support.

In distributed network environments that have a higher density of client associations, such as businesses with remote and branch offices, college campuses, school districts and healthcare provider networks, SonicWave wireless access points with 802.11ac Wave 2 technology provide superior wireless signal performance, range and quality. Employees, students and customers can securely access network resources on the wireless network using SSL VPN or WPA2. Using SonicWall GMS, administrators can centrally manage every SonicWall access point across the entire network, including creating and enforcing wireless policies, which eliminates the need for a separate wireless controller and reduces the total cost of ownership.

Features:

  • SonicWave access points provide multi-gigabit wireless performance with greater signal range and reliability.
  • SonicWave access points are autodiscovered and auto-configured by the central management gateway, easing deployment.
  • SonicWave access points enable employees to securely access network resources from the wireless network using SSL VPN or WPA2.
  • Virtual access points create secure segmentation between trusted and untrusted wireless users by allowing broadcast of up to eight unique SSIDs.
  • Deep packet inspection technology detects and eliminates vulnerabilities and threats across all inbound and outbound wireless traffic.
  • Key security services, such as application control and content filtering, are enforced over the wired and wireless LANs.
  • SonicWall wireless guest services and lightweight hotspot messaging enable organizations to offer customers wireless Internet access from a customized authentication interface.
  • SonicWall GMS provides central management and monitoring of the wired and wireless LANs, including the firewall and all SonicWave access points that are connected to it.

Documentation:

Download the SonicWALL Wireless Network Security Datasheet (.PDF)