A lot of great questions came up during the Grandstream GWN webinar this past Tuesday. We want to share the answers with all of you who may have the same questions. If you missed the webinar, don’t forget to check out the presentation deck to learn more!

Question 1: The Grandstream Cloud Management is free “as of today”.  Will there be a fee in the future?

Answer: We don’t know yet, but we will continue having a free plan.


Question 2: Will the Cloud be extended to control the Router as well as the Access Points?

Answer: The GWN.cloud is designed to manage APs but we may add the router and other Grandstream product in a near future.


Question 3: When creating a wireless bridge, let’s say between buildings, using the 7600LR, what is the maximum distance between the LRs?

Answer: It is 600 Mts (1800 Ft) but due to the nature you may want to reduce it to avoid physical elements that obstruct the signal.


Question 4: Are you planning to implement WPA3 support any time soon?

Answer: Yes, but no ETA at the moment. It is on our roadmap.


Question 5: On the router, what is the throughput of the OpenVPN?

Answer: We recently improved this spec in latest FW, the new spec will be available soon


Question 6: For testing the new WiFi SIP phone would you suggest the best environment would use these AP’s rather than a 3rd party AP?

Answer: We always recommend using the same brand. Grandstream is recognized for providing a hole solution as an added value. Our WP800 will support 3rd party AP’s for sure

Have you used any of  Grandstream’s GWN series WiFi APs? You might be qualified for Grandstream’s new free beta testing for Cloud Controller for WiFi Access Points (APs), GWN.Cloud!

This new enterprise WiFi network management platform provides a secure, reliable and scalable management platform for Grandstream’s GWN series of WiFi APs. Installers and users can quickly deploy WiFi networks within seconds of scanning the device’s barcode and manage them easily through a mobile app or a web browser.

Check out some key features:

  • High reliability – 99.99% uptime
  • Virtually unlimited scalability with no restriction on the number of sites or WiFi APs being managed
  • Industry-leading end-to-end security with bank-grade TLS encryption and X.509 certificate authentication, coupled with the strong security features
  • Built-in Captive Portals with customizable landing pages for collection of access credential information
  • Real-time network monitoring and control tools, configurable alerts, and in-depth reports by network, AP, client and more
  • GWN.Cloud mobile app, available for iOS™ and Android™
  • GWN.Cloud service is free

Apply for this beta test at https://www.gwn.cloud/

Also, join our GWN Series webinar on Feb. 27th to learn all you need to know about the GWN Series of Networking Solutions. Click here to register now!


Are you using or selling Grandstream’s GWN WiFi products? If yes, you may be excited to hear this!

Grandstream is looking for ideal candidates with extensive experience in the WiFi Networking industry to test their new outdoor long-range WiFi Access Point (AP). This new WiFi AP will be a new addition to their existing line of wireless networking products: the GWN series. Check out some features you can expect:

  • Wave 2 802.11ac WiFi AP with 2×2:2 MU-MIMO and beam forming technology
  • Dual-band wireless throughput of up to 1.27Gbps with coverage range of up to 275 meters
  • Dual Gigabit network ports with PoE (802.3af) and Kensington security lock
  • Supports up to 16 SSID per radio and 450+ concurrent clients per AP
  • Waterproof and extreme temperature resistant for outdoor deployments (operates from -30℃ to 60℃)
  • Embedded provisioning controller to manage up to 30 GWN76xx WiFi APs without separate controller hardware/software

The deadline to apply is May 31st, 2017! Apply today here.

You can also apply at Grandstream’s Beta Club to be a member of the Grandstream Beta Club for the opportunity to become an exclusive beta tester for their future products.


About The GWN 7600 Series

The GWN 7600 Series are the wireless access points (APs) that facilitate wired and wireless network access to large custom areas indoors. This series includes the GWN 7600 Entry-Level Access Point and the GWN 7610 Mid-Range Access Point.

controller-less-managementFrom small-sized businesses, multiple floor offices, to multiple branch offices, the GWN 7600 series has the right solution to cover all your needs, providing dual-band network throughput and expanded WiFi coverage range. With up to 175 meters range and over 250 concurrent clients access, the GWN 7600 series is a very powerful solution for commercial locations that have medium wireless network deployments with medium-to-high user density.

The GWN 7600 Series also features the Controller-less Management, an easy and centralized management through a single interface which allows each access point to manage a network of up to 50 WHN7510s or 30 GWN7600s/GWN7610s independently without needing separate controller hardware/software.


What are the differences between the GWN7000 and the GWN7610?

Both models feature Gigabit wireline ports, Embedded controller, and Advanced QoS that ensures the real-time performance of low-latency applications. The main differences include the coverage range (176 meters for the GWN7610; 165 meters for the GWN7600) and the number of concurrent clients (over250 concurrent clients per the GWN 7610; 450 for the GWN7600). Take a look at the highlighted features of these two models here:

The GWN7600 – Entry Level Wireless Access Point

  • 802.11ac Wave-2 WiFi access (PoE)gwn7600
  • Dual-band 2×2:2 MU-MIMO
  • Sophisticated antenna design
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • 1.27Gbps wireless throughput and 2x Gigabit wireline ports
  • Up to 165-meter coverage range
  • 450+ concurrent WiFi client devices
  • Anti-hacking secure boot and critical data/control lockdown via digital signatures, unique security certificate/random default password per device

Download GWN7600 Datasheet Here

The GWN7610 – Mid-Range Wireless Access Point

  • gwn7610Up to 175-meter range
  • Support for more than 250+ WiFi client devices
  • Dual-band 3×3:3 MIMO technology
  • PoE with self-power adaptation
  • Auto-discovery and auto-provisioning
  • QoS

Download GWN7610 Datasheet Here


About The GWN7000 Enterprise Multi-WAN Gigabit VPN Router

The GWN7000 is a feature-rich, powerful tool that supports WiFi and VPN solutions and can be shared across one or many different physical locations. With hardware-accelerated VPN client/server, the GWN7000 delivers secure, high-performance switching and routing for small to enterprise businesses. Even better, the intuitive web-based central network management even lets you control your system from any GWN7000 router.

See some of the popular features:

  • gwn7000Embedded provisioning. Can control up to 500 GWN76xx Wi-Fi access points.
  • Seven Gigabit ports, 2 WAN and 5 LAN.
  • Hardware accelerated VPN including PPTP, L2TP/IPSec and OpenVPN with speeds up to 300Mbps.
  • 1M packet/sec routing & 10Gbps aggregate switching power.
  • 3G/4G-LTE wireless uplink via USB dongle.
  • Web interface to centrally monitor provision the entire network.

Download The GWN7000 Datasheet Here


Where are the Best Places to Deploy?

The GWN7600 Series is suitable for small offices, multi-floor offices, and multiple branch offices. See the suggested setup for each of the deployment scenarios:


  • Small office: Use the same SSID and access credentials across all Access Points
  • Multi-floor office: Use multiple APs and SSIDs depending on how many floors the building has.
  • Multiple branch offices: Have multiple GWN7610s or GWN7600s linked through VPN (provided by the router).


Want to Learn More?

Download our full GWN series guide by filling out the form below! Also, join our upcoming GWN series technical training webinar on April 5th 2:00pm3:00pm to learn how you can manage the APs through the router’s interface, and much more. Register now!