Netgear WAC505 Insight Managed Smart Cloud Wireless Access Point

The NETGEAR® Insight Managed Wireless Access Point WAC505 delivers high performance WiFi and high client density for enterprises requiring ubiquitous and reliable wireless for all business applications. The WAC505 is managed by NETGEAR Insight app, for a more intuitive and innovative support, with no need for extra management hardware. The WAC505 features Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) to achieve aggregate speeds up to 1.2 Gbps, option to configure as or Access Point modes, and comes with two Ethernet ports, a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) 1Gb LAN port and a WAN port. WAC505 comes with market-leading 5-year hardware warranty.



  • Easy setup and management – Use the Insight Cloud Portal to log-in, manage, troubleshoot, and monitor your network from anywhere (free mobile app or premium desktop GUI)
  • High speed, density and coverage – 2×2 Dual Band 802.11ac Wave 2
  • Maximize performance – Multi-gigabit WiFi throughput (up to 1.2 Gbps) with Gigabit Ethernet port
  • 802.3af Power over Ethernet – Simplfy deployment and flexibility
  • Business Class Security – WPA, WPA2, and rogue AP detection

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One-touch wireless connectivity & management with NETGEAR Insight app

  • Instant in-app discovery & set-up
  • Local and Cloud monitoring and management
  • Remote access and multi-device configuration
  • No additional Cloud controller, appliance, network manager, or PC/server is necessary
  • QR code initial configuration for instant installation

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Includes Guest Facebook WiFi check-in

  • Easy guest check-in to your business
  • Gain insight on your clients and business
  • Get more attention to your business
  • Instant set-up

Superior performance with 802.11ac Wave 2

  • Dual band concurrent operation between 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency ranges
  • Maximum performance with multi-gigabit throughput (up to 1.2 Gbps)
  • Multi-User MIMO enable concurrent wireless transmit and receive with multiple clients
  • Improves coverage for multiple users in dense environment

Flexible deployment with Power over Ethernet and accessories

  • Standard based 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Access Point mode for multiple WAC505 for mid-size office environment
  • Ceiling and wall mount for ease of placement

Technical Specifications


  • IEEE 802.11ac specification
  • IEEE 802.11ac 2.0 specification
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11a

Frequency Band

  • 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent operation

Maximum Theoretical Throughput

  • 300Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • 867Mbps (5GHz)

Maximum Number of Clients

  • 200

Deployment options

  • Standalone
  • Netgear Insight app management

Access Point

  • Internal Antenna Gain: 3 dBi (2.4 GHz) / 6 dBi (5 GHz)

Advanced Wireless

  • WDS Point-to-point wireless bridge mode
  • WDS Point-to-multipoint wireless bridge mode


  • WiFi Protected Access Pre-shared Key (WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK)
  • MAC Address filtering
  • 4 BSSIDs per Radio


  • Yes

Routing Function

  • Yes

802.11e WMM

  • (Wireless multimedia mode) for QoS

Simultaneous Bridge/Client Association

  • Yes


  • Power adapter (not included): 12V DC, 2.5A;
  • Power consumption: 9.3W

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 6.89 x 6.49 x 1.38in (175 x 165 x 35mm)
  • Weight: 0.53lb (256g)


  • Desktop standable
  • Ceiling and wall mountable (mount included)

Physical Interfaces

  • One 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) ports with Auto Uplink® (Auto MDI-X) supporting IEEE 802.3af or 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE)


  • Five (5) LED: Power, Link/ACT, LAN, 2.4GHz, 5GHz

Default Reset

  • Yes

Operating Temperature

  • 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)

Storage Temperature

  • -4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)

Operating Relative Humidity

  • 10-90%

Storage Humidity

  • 5-95%


  • @ 25°C > 978,210 Hours

Package Contents

  • Insight Managed Smart Cloud Wireless Access Point (WAC505)

Safety Certification

  • FCC, CE (EN60950)

Optional Support

  • PMB0351: 5 years OnCall 24×7
  • PMB0331: 3 years OnCall 24×7
  • PMB0311: 1 year OnCall 24×7

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