EnGenius ECW230S AP
2. Retail Package
The EnGenius ECW230S is an enterprise product that comes with a high retail price ~$700, which is almost $100 more than what the "non S" ECW230 costs. Apart from the Security features, both Access Points are the same:
The product has 2 years of warranty and of course all major certifications like CE, FCC and has been tested to work at 0ºC~40 ºC and Humidity (non-condensing) 90% or less. The retail package is simple, just the basic stuff here for Enterprise users.
Opening the box, unveils its contents, not much are happening here, you will find two secure mounts (for wall/ceil), mounting screws and a quick start guide.
The main product is secured and well placed at a cartoon box to protect it at transportation.
Removing this product, unveil a rather "big" sized Access Point. Its dimensions are slight different than the ECW230 (ECW230S 205mmX205mmX33.2mm with 597gr VS ECW 230 210mmx210mmx33.2mm with 572gr). The building material is good quality plastic and at the bottom you will find metal housing that helps dispass the produced heat.
At the top area, you will find several LEDs, indicating the product's operation speed and giving a quick look at the overall functions. Those LEDs can of course turned off, for stealth operation at the EnGenius Cloud or via the Cloud-To-Go App. At the right area, you will find a Kensington lock
, while at the bottom, the product ID label and several ports, like the reset hole, a 2.5G LAN port and a DC 12V power input.
The ECW230S apart from a quad-core Qualcomm ARM Cortex A53s CPU clocked at 2.0GHz, has also a special chipset for its extra security features, not much are available here for obvious reasons. In order to power up the product you will need either a POE capable switch, or simply a DC 12V power adapter. POE switches are also much more expensive compared to a normal switch, so keep that in mind. The switch must be rated of 802.3at and the input 12VDC /2A. For our tests we used the EnGenius ECS1008P 8 port Gigabit+2.5G Managed PoE Switch that is rated at 55watt. Of course you can use any other PoE switch if they are rated at least 802.3at capable.