11ac Dual Band Wave 2, 2×2 MU-MIMO Hotspot Gateway – ECH502

The Edgecore ECH502 is a wireless hotspot with built-in user access control, ideal for SMBs that wish to provide simple and manageable guest Wi-Fi.

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The Edgecore ECH502 is an all-in-one wireless hotspot gateway solution that caters primarily to SMBs such as coffee shops or restaurants. As an access point with built-in gateway functionality, the ECH502 is ideal for businesses that wish to have an enterprise-grade Wi-Fi network for their customers, without the associated deployment costs and complexities. Featuring concurrent dual-band 802.11ac wave 2 connectivity, 2×2:2 MU-MIMO with a total data rate of 1.2 Gbps, and many wireless optimization features, the ECH502 is able to provide a wire-like performance. Additionally, the ECH502 offers a comprehensive set of user authentication, policy enforcement, and network traffic monitoring functionality, allowing businesses to gain complete visibility and control over their Wi-Fi.

The integrated guest Wi-Fi in the ECH502 supports a wide-array of methods for guests to authenticate and obtain Wi-Fi access. Guests can register by e-mail, SMS, or popular social media platforms such as Facebook, for additional access. Alternatively, businesses can choose to integrate external RADIUS server to easily centralize the user credentials in existed network environment.

With the ECH502, small business owners can move beyond just providing free Wi-Fi to their customers. Customizable captive portals and social media login are now valuable sources for obtaining direct customer information, which in turn allows for better understanding of customers and more effective marketing campaigns. Manageable Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming a necessity for SMBs that wish to offer a secure and reliable Wi-Fi environment, and the ECH502 is the ideal product to meet these needs.

    • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac ; Wave 2
    • Concurrent Dual-band 2.4 & 5 GHz
    • Radio Chains: 2 x 2 : 2
    • Output Power: 2.4 GHz: Up to 22 dBm, 5 GHz: Up to 22 dBm(Maximum power is limited by local regulatory requirements)
    • Frequency Band: 2.412 – 2.472 GHz, 5.180 – 5.825 GHz
    • Channelization: 20 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz
    • Up to 8 ESSIDs
    • Up to 300 Mbps Data Rate (2.4 GHz)
    • Up to 867 Mbps Data Rate (5 GHz)
    • Up to 2,000 Local Accounts
    • Up to 2,000 On-Demand Accounts
    • Wireless Security: WEP, WPA / WPA2 Mixed, WPA2-Personal, WPA2-Enterprise (802.1X), TKIP and AES Encryption
    • VLAN Tagging (802.1Q)
    • Station Isolation
    • DHCP Snooping
    • Layer 2 Firewall
    • 14.7 cm x 14.7 cm x 3.5 cm (W x D x H)
    • Weight: 0.36 g (0.78 lbs)
    • Mounting: Wall/Ceiling mount (Mounting kit included)
    • DC Input: 12V / 1.0A
    • PoE: 802.3af compliant (PoE injector optional)
    • Power Consumption: 9.0W max.
    • Type: 3 x Built-in PIFA (2 x 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 1 x Bluetooth Low Energy)
    • Gain: 3 dBi (2.4 GHz), 5 dBi (5 GHz), 3 dBi (BLE)
    • Operating Temperature: 0°C (32°F) to 50°C (122°F)
    • Operating Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
    • Internet Protocols Supported: IPv4
    • Network Address Translation
    • Built-in HTTP Proxy Server
    • DHCP Server and Relay
    • Local DNS Records
    • Integrated Billing & Accounting System
    • Billing Quota Types: Duration, Volume, Time
    • Simultaneous Support for Multiple Authentication Methods: Local, On-Demand, Guest, RADIUS
    • Social Media Login: Facebook, Google+, Line, Open ID
    • User Policy Assignment
    • Bandwidth Limitations
    • Traffic Classification / Remarking
    • Stateful Firewall
    • Static Route Assignment
    • Concurrent Session Limit
    • Client Change Password Privilege
    • Browser-Based Configuration
    • Administrator Accounts
    • System Time
    • System Backup and Restore
    • SNMP
    • Network Utilities
    • Online Status Monitoring of Users
    • IP-based Monitoring of Devices
    • User Traffic History Log
    • Configuration Change Log
    • Supports External SYSLOG Server for Diagnosis and Troubleshooting
    • Uplink: 1 x 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet, Auto MDIX, RJ-45 with 802.3af PoE
    • LAN: 1 x 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet, Auto MDIX, RJ-45
    • USB: 1 x USB 2.0 Port
    • Power/2G-WiFi/5G-WiFi/LAN


Hotspot Billing & Guest Wi-Fi
  • Customized Captive Portal
  • Guest Social Media Login
  • Guest On-Demand Accounts
  • Multiple Billing Plans & Flexible Currencies
  • User Quota by Volume, Time, and Duration
  • SMS & Payment Gateway Interfaces
  • Location-based Login Advertisements
  • Multi-factor Email Authentication


Complete User Management
  • 802.1X or Browser-based Authentication
  • Flexible Role-based User Policies
  • User Bandwidth Control, Firewall, and Routing
  • MAC/IP Privilege Lists and Blacklists
  • Detailed User Browsing History
  • User Session Control & Limits
  • User Event Logs & Traffic Statistics


Fast Setup & Easy Management
  • Single Management UI for Wi-Fi Parameters & User Access Control
  • No Additional Cabling or Devices Needed
  • Fixed Local Accounts for Staff and Employees
  • Simple Integration to Keypad-based Ticket Printer
  • Alternative Smartphone/Tablet Account Creation

Built-in Network Troubleshooting Utilities