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Juniper AP12 Access Point
802.11ax Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth LE and IoT Integrates Mist AI for AX

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The wall plate AP12 access point driven by Mist AI automates network operations and boosts Wi-Fi performance. It’s optimized for environments that require easy, flexible deployment and the simultaneous support of multiple devices. It supports an aggregate data rate up to 1.8 Gbps concurrently on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz radios. Managed by Juniper Mist™ Cloud Architecture, the AP12 access point delivers unprecedented user experiences at a lower cost for branch office, remote worker, school dormitory, and hotel room environments.

Juniper AI-Driven Network

Juniper brings true innovation to the wireless space with the world’s first AI-driven wireless LAN (WLAN).

The Juniper AI-Driven Enterprise makes Wi-Fi predictable, reliable, and measurable with unprecedented visibility into the user experience through customizable service level expectation (SLE) metrics. Time-consuming manual IT tasks are replaced with AI-driven proactive automation and self-healing, lowering Wi-Fi operational costs and saving substantial time and money.

All operations are managed via our open and programmable microservices architecture, which delivers maximum scalability and performance while also bringing DevOps agility to wireless networking and location services.

The Juniper Mist Cloud Architecture

Juniper’s Mist AI leverages a cloud-native microservices architecture that delivers unparalleled agility, scale, and resiliency to your network. An AI engine lowers OpEx and delivers insights by using data science to analyze large amounts of rich metadata collected from Juniper Access Points.

Juniper Mist Edge

Juniper Mist Edge is an on-premises appliance that runs a tunnel termination service. Juniper APs offer a flexible data plane. Traffic can be broken out locally, or tunneled to Juniper Mist Edge. There are many use cases the Juniper Mist Edge solves, including seamless mobility in large campus environments, tunneling of guest traffic to a DMZ, IoT segmentation, and teleworker.


High Performance Wi-Fi

The AP12 access point is a tri-radio 2x2:2SS 802.11ax access point with maximum data rates of 1,200 Mbps in the 5GHz band and 575 Mbps in the 2.4GHz band. The integrated 3rd radio functions as a network, location, and security sensor, a synthetic test client radio, as well as a spectrum monitor.

By adding 802.11ax Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO), and BSS Coloring technologies, performance is boosted to unprecedented levels to support new bandwidthhungry applications and soaring device densities.

AI for AX

With the new features that 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) introduces to boost performance and efficiency, configuring and operating an access point has has grown more complex. Juniper is applying its industry-leading Mist AI for AX technology to automate these features, optimize BSS Coloring, improve data transmission scheduling within OFDMA and MU-MIMO, and assign clients to the best radio to boost overall network performance.

Boosts Spectral Efficiency

OFDMA improves spectral efficiency so that an increasing density of devices can be supported on the network. This is especially helpful as IoT devices join the network; they use smaller data packets than mobile devices, which increases network load and contention. Additionally, BSS Coloring improves the coexistence of overlapping BSSs and allows spatial reuse within channels by reducing packet collisions. This helps you improve spectral efficiency for dense networks in which channel reuse is increasing.

Automatic RF optimization

Radio Resource Management automates dynamic channel and power assignment, taking Wi-Fi and external sources of interference into account with its dedicated sensor radio. The AI engine continuously monitors coverage and capacity SLE metrics to learn and optimize the RF environment. The learning algorithm uses hysteresis on a 24-hour window to conduct a sitewide rebalancing for optimal channel and power assignment.

Unprecedented Insight and Action

A dedicated, dual-band third radio collects data for Juniper’s patent-pending Proactive Analytics and Correlation Engine (PACE), which uses machine learning to analyze user experience, correlate problems, and automatically detect their root cause. These metrics are used to monitor SLEs and provide proactive recommendations to ensure problems don’t occur (or are fixed as quickly as possible when they do). This radio also functions as a synthetic test client to proactively detect and mitigate network anomalies.

Dynamic Packet Capture

The Juniper Mist platform automatically captures packets and streams them to the cloud when major issues are detected. This saves IT time and effort and eliminates the need for truck rolls with sniffers to reproduce and capture data for troubleshooting.

Marvis Virtual Conversational Assistant

Marvis is a natural language processing (NLP)-based assistant with a Conversational Interface to understand user intent and goals, simplifying troubleshooting and the collection of network insights. It uses AI and data science to proactively identify issues, determine the root causes and scope of impact, and gain insights into your network and user experiences. It eliminates the need to manually hunt through endless dashboards and CLI commands.

Effortless, Cloud-Based Setup and Updates

The AP12 access point automatically connects to the Juniper Mist cloud, downloads its configuration, and joins the appropriate network. Firmware updates are retrieved and installed automatically, ensuring that the network is always up to date with new features, bug fixes, and security updates.

Premium Analytics

Juniper Mist Wi-Fi Assurance, User Engagement, and Asset Tracking services include a base analytics capability for analyzing up to 30 days of data, which enables you to simplify the process of extracting network insights across your enterprise. If you require dynamic insights like motion paths and other thirdparty data and would like the option of customized reports, the Juniper Mist Premium Analytics service is available as an additional subscription.

Improves Battery Efficiency for IoT Devices

By incorporating the 802.11ax target wake time (TWT) capability and Bluetooth 5.0, AP32 access points help extend the battery life of IoT devices, particularly as additional ones join the network.

Dynamic Debugging

Constantly monitor services running on the AP12 model and send alerts whenever a service behaves abnormally. Dynamic debugging relieves IT of having to worry about an AP going offline or any services running on it becoming unavailable.


AP12 Access Point Specifications
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), including support for OFDMA, 1024-QAM, MU-MIMO, Target Wake Time (TWT), and Spatial Frequency Reuse (BSS Coloring).
Backwards compatibility with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Combined Highest Supported Data Rates 1.8 Gbps
2.4 GHz 2x2 : 2 802.11b/g/n up to 400 Mbps data rate;
2x2 : 2 802.11ax up to 575 Mbps data rate
5 GHz 2x2 : 2 802.11ax up to 1,200 Mbps data rate
MIMO Operation Two spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 1,200 Mbps wireless data rate to individual 2x2 HE80
Two spatial stream Multi User (MU) MIMO for up to 1,200 Mbps wireless data rate to up to four MUMIMO-capable client devices simultaneously
Dedicated Third Radio 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual-band WIDS/WIPS, spectrum analysis, synthetic client and location analytics radio
Internal Antennas 2.4GHz omnidirectional antennas with 3 dBi peak gain
5GHz omnidirectional antennas with 6 dBi peak gain
Bluetooth 5.0 Omnidirectional Bluetooth antenna
Supports superbeacon mode with iBeacon and Eddystone
Beam Forming Transmit Beamforming and Maximal Ratio Combining
Power Options 802.3af/at PoE
Dimensions 150 x 100 x 40 mm (5.9 x 3.9 x 1 in)
Weight 0.6 kg (1.3 lbs) excluding mount and accessories
Operating Temperature Internal antenna: 0° to 40° C
Operating Humidity 10% to 90% maximum relative humidity, noncondensing
Operating Altitude 3,048 m (10,000 ft)
Failures (MTBF) Indoor MTBF in hours is 804,043*
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Includes a TPM for infrastructure security
I/O Ports and Accessories
Ethernet0 10/100/1000Base-T, RJ45; PoE PD
Ethernet1 10/100/1000Base-T; RJ45 PoE Out class 2 (requires . 3at power)
Ethernet2-3 10/100/1000BaseT, RJ45
Passthru Passthru
Reset Reset to the factory default settings
Indicators One multi-color status LED

Services Available for the Juniper AP12

Wi-Fi Cloud Services

  • Juniper Mist Wi-Fi Assurance
    • For IT and NOC Teams
      • Predictable and Measurable Wi-Fi
      • Service-Level Expectation (SLE) Support
      • WxLAN Policy Fabric for Role-Based Access
      • Customizable Guest Wi-Fi Portal
      • Radio Resource Management
  • Marvis Virtual Assistant
    • For IT Helpdesk Teams
      • AI-Powered Virtual Network Assistant
      • Natural Language Processing Conversational Interface
      • Anomaly Detection
      • Client SLE Visibility and Enforcement
      • Data Science-Driven Root-Cause Analysis

Bluetooth Cloud Services

  • Juniper Mist Asset Visibility
    • For Process and Resource Improvement Teams
      • Identification of Assets by Name and View Location
      • Zonal/Room Accuracy for Third-Party Tags
      • Historical Analytics for Asset Tags
      • Telemetry for Asset Tags (temperature, motion, and other data)
      • APIs for Viewing Assets and Analytics

Analytics Cloud Services

  • Juniper Mist Premium Analytics
    • For Network Teams
      • Baseline Analytics Features Come Included with Wi-Fi Assurance, Mobile Engagement, and Asset Visibility Subscriptions
      • End-to-End Network Visibility
      • Orchestrated Networking and Application Performance Queries
      • Simplified Network Transparency
    • For Business Teams
      • Baseline Analytics Features Come Included with Wi-Fi Assurance, Mobile Engagement, and Asset Visibility Subscriptions
      • Customer Segmentation and Reporting Based on Visitor Telemetry
      • Customized* Dwell and Third-Party Reporting for Traffic and Trend Analysis
      • Correlated Customer-Guest Traffic and Trend Analysis

*Based on Telcordia SR-332 issue 3, Method I, Case 3 and measured at temperature of 25°C (77°F) for indoor access points, and 65°C (149°F) for outdoor access points.


The table below compares the supported major functions of the Juniper Wi-Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 6 access points to help in selecting the most appropriate model(s).

  AP63 AP45 AP43 AP34 AP33 AP32 AP12
Deployment Outdoor Indoor Indoor Indoor Indoor Indoor Indoor Wall Plate/Desk Mount
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) 4x4 : 4SS 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6 ) 4x4 : 4SS 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6 ) 4x4 : 4SS 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6 ) 4x4 : 4SS 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
5GHz: 4x4 : 4SS
2.4GHz: 2x2 :2SS
802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
5GHz: 4x4 : 4SS
2.4GHz: 2x2 : 2SS
802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) 2x2 : 2SS
Wi-Fi Radios Dedicated third radio Dedicated fourth radio Dedicated third radio Dedicated fourth radio Dedicated third radio Dedicated third radio Dedicated third radio
Antenna Options Internal/External Internal/External Internal/External Internal Internal Internal/External Internal
Virtual BLE - - -
IoT Interface - - - - - -
IoT Sensors - Temperature,
Temperature - - -
Warranty One Year Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime
Frequencies Supported 2.4GHz

Antenna Patterns:

AP12 Wi-Fi Antenna Plots

AP12 Omni BLE Antenna Plots


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