EnGenius ECW260 Cloud Managed Wi-Fi 6 Outdoor Access Point Review

The ECW260 is one of the first affordable outdoor Wi-Fi 6 Access Points available. The ECW260 is 2×2 mimo and has a 2.5Gb ethernet port with 802.3at PoE support. The ECW260 comes with pole and wall mounting hardware.

The ECW260 is managed by the no cost EnGenius cloud you simply scan the barcode with the app and it adds it to your cloud dashboard. You can deploy and monitor a Wi-Fi network remotely!

The ECW260 would be great for high density outdoor Wi-Fi like school or church parking lots. You could also use 2 units in mesh mode between buildings for a high speed bridge.

I did some close range speed testing with a iPhone 12 Pro using speedtest.

Next I ran a iperf test against a server on the iPhone 12 Pro with 8 parallel streams.

I saw a maximum of 822Mbps combined.

The ECW260 does not ship with a PoE injector you can use the EPA5006GR https://www.keenansystems.com/store/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=614

But to get the most out of the ECW260 you will want to use a multi gig 2.5Gb PoE switch like the ECS2512FP https://www.keenansystems.com/store/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=48&products_id=597

We have the ECW260 in stock today here https://www.keenansystems.com/store/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=612

EWS377AP V3 4×4 Wi-Fi 6 Access Point Testing

I did a quick performance test of the new EWS377AP Version 3 There have been some minor revisions including a new ethernet chipset and more memory. These upgrades should allow the EWS377AP to handle more connection in highly dense business environments.

The EWS377AP is heaver than the V1 and has a larger aluminum heat sync on the back.

I connected the EWS377AP to my ECS2512FP 2.5Gb PoE switch and then configured the EWS377AP for channel 149 with 80Mhz channel width using the enwifi app.

I then did a speed test with my iPhone 12 pro on my 1 Gb down 40M up Internet connection.

If I run speed test on a wired station I get about 940M down so this is not far off.

The lights flash like crazy during a speedtest.

Lastly I ran jperf a graphical iperf client with 8 parallel stream to my iPhone 12 pro iperf server.

I saw a maximum combined throughput of 1,077Mbps on one of the runs not too shabby.

You can purchase the EWS377AP V3 here


and the ECS2512FP 2.5Gb PoE switch here