AWK-6222 Series

Industrial IEEE 802.11a/b/g IP68 dual-radio wireless AP/bridge/client

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Note: The AWK-6222 series is being phased out. The phase out period is August 4, 2016, to May 4, 2017. Last buy orders must be received before April 4, 2017. The recommended replacement product is the AWK-6232. Please contact your Moxa sales representative if you have further questions.

Features and Benefits  

  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g compliant
  • Dual-radio design for 2.4 GHz and/or 5 GHz bands
  • Supports client-based Turbo Roaming and redundant roaming
  • Rugged IP68-rated housing and -40 to 75°C operating temperature


Looking for a high-bandwidth solution?

Our AWK-6232 series complies with the IEEE 802.11n standard to fulfill the requirements of high-bandwidth wireless applications with up to 300 Mbps wireless data rate. Check out the AWK-6232 series product page for more information.



The AWK-6222 outdoor wireless AP/bridge/client avoids interruptions in WLAN transmissions with its dual 2.4/5 GHz RF modules, which allow two independent wireless connections over different frequencies. To maximize wireless and wired network availability, the AWK-6222 can incorporate Ethernet redundancy using RSTP, and power redundancy using dual DC power inputs and PoE. In addition, the AWK-6222 is housed in an IP68 metal casing with M12 connectors for total protection against dust, water, vibration, and other environmental effects. This rugged unit supports seamless roaming to achieve ultra-reliable and redundant wireless networks under challenging outdoor, mobile conditions. These industrially hardened features let you set up a rock-solid WLAN to ensure that your entire network will always be in service. The AWK-6222 is compliant with the industrial standards and approvals, covering operating temperature, power input voltage, surge, ESD and vibration.

Redundancy to Increase System Reliability 

  • PoE and dual DC power inputs
  • Dual-radio design with 2.4 and/or 5 GHz dual-band operation for redundant WLAN connections
  • Redundant roaming for fast and stable handoff
  • Ethernet redundancy via RSTP

Features for Critical Environments 

  • IP68-rated metal housing and -40 to 75°C wide operating temperature
  • Long-distance wireless transmission over 10 km
  • Anti-vibration M12 design and waterproof/dust-tight RJ45 connectors
  • Wall, DIN rail, and pole mounting options for versatile outdoor installation

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WLAN Interface
Standards IEEE 802.11a/b/g for Wireless LAN
IEEE 802.11i for Wireless Security
IEEE 802.3 for 10BaseT(X)
IEEE 802.3u for 100BaseT(X)
IEEE 802.3af for Power-over-Ethernet
IEEE 802.1D for Spanning Tree Protocol
IEEE 802.1w for Rapid STP
IEEE 802.1Q for VLAN
Spread Spectrum and Modulation (typical) • DSSS with DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK
• OFDM with BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM
• 802.11b: CCK @ 11/5.5 Mbps, DQPSK @ 2 Mbps,
DBPSK @ 11 Mbps
• 802.11a/g: 64QAM @ 54/48 Mbps, 16QAM @ 36/24 Mbps,
QPSK @ 18/12 Mbps, BPSK @ 9/6 Mbps
Operating Channels (central frequency) US:
2.412 to 2.462 GHz (11 channels)
5.18 to 5.24 GHz (4 channels)
2.412 to 2.472 GHz (13 channels)
5.18 to 5.24 GHz (4 channels)
2.412 to 2.472 GHz (13 channels, OFDM)
2.412 to 2.484 GHz (14 channels, DSSS)
5.18 to 5.24 GHz (4 channels for W52)
Security • SSID broadcast enable/disable
• Firewall for MAC/IP/Protocol/Port-based filtering
• 64-bit and 128-bit WEP encryption, WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise (IEEE 802.1X/RADIUS, TKIP and AES)
Transmission Rates 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
TX Transmit Power 802.11b:
Typ. 23±1.5 dBm @ 1 to 11 Mbps
Typ. 20±1.5 dBm @ 6 to 24 Mbps, Typ. 19±1.5 dBm @ 36 Mbps, Typ. 18±1.5 dBm @ 48 Mbps, Typ. 17±1.5 dBm @ 54 Mbps
Typ. 18±1.5 dBm @ 6 to 24 Mbps, Typ. 16±1.5 dBm @ 36 to 48 Mbps, Typ. 15±1.5 dBm @ 54 Mbps
RX Sensitivity 802.11b:
-97 dBm @ 1 Mbps, -94 dBm @ 2 Mbps, -92 dBm @ 5.5 Mbps, -90 dBm @ 11 Mbps
-93 dBm @ 6 Mbps, -91 dBm @ 9 Mbps, -90 dBm @ 12 Mbps, -88 dBm @ 18 Mbps, -84 dBm @ 24 Mbps, -80 dBm @ 36 Mbps, -76 dBm @ 48 Mbps, -74 dBm @ 54 Mbps
-90 dBm @ 6 Mbps, -89 dBm @ 9 Mbps, -89 dBm @ 12 Mbps, -85 dBm @ 18 Mbps, -83 dBm @ 24 Mbps, -79 dBm @ 36 Mbps, -75 dBm @ 48 Mbps, -74 dBm @ 54 Mbps
Protocol Support
AP-only Protocols ARP, BOOTP, DHCP, STP/RSTP (IEEE 802.1D/w)
Default Antennas 2 dual-band omni-directional antennas, 5 dBi at 2.4 GHz, 2 dBi at 5 GHz, N-type (male)
RJ45 Ports 2, 10/100BaseT(X), auto negotiation speed, F/H duplex mode, and auto MDI/MDI-X connection
Connector for External Antennas N-type (female)
Console Port RS-232 (waterproof RJ45-type)
Reset Present
Alarm Contact (digital output, M12 female connector) 1 relay output with current carrying capacity of 1 A @ 24 VDC
Digital Inputs (M12 female connector) 2 electrically isolated inputs
• +13 to +30 V for state “1”
• +3 to -30 V for state “0”
• Max. input current: 8 mA
Physical Characteristics
Housing Metal, IP68 protection
Weight 1.8 kg
Dimensions 224 x 148 x 67 mm (8.82 x 5.82 x 2.62 in)
Installation Wall mounting (standard), DIN-Rail mounting (optional), pole mounting (optional)
Environmental Limits
Operating Temperature -40 to 75°C (-40 to 167°F)
Storage Temperature -40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F)
Ambient Relative Humidity 5% to 100% (non-condensing)
Power Requirements
Input Voltage 12 to 48 VDC, redundant dual DC power inputs or 48 VDC Power-over-Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af compliant)
Connector M12 male connector with A-coding
Power Consumption 12 to 48 VDC, 1.066 to 0.312 A
Reverse Polarity Protection Present
Standards and Certifications
Safety UL 60950-1, EN 60950-1
Hazardous Location

UL/cUL Class I Division 2, ATEX Zone 2

EMC EN 301 489-1/17, FCC Part 15 Subpart B, EN 55022/55024
Radio EN 300 328, EN 301 893, TELEC, FCC ID SLE-WAPA003
Note Please check Moxa’s website for the most up-to-date certification status.
MTBF (mean time between failures) 284,072 hrs
Warranty Period 5 years
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Available Models

  Model No. Description
AWK-6222-US-T IEEE 802.11a/b/g IP68 dual-RF wireless AP/bridge/ client, US band, -40 to 75°C operating temperature
AWK-6222-EU-T IEEE 802.11a/b/g IP68 dual-RF wireless AP/bridge/ client, EU band, -40 to 75°C operating temperature
AWK-6222-JP-T IEEE 802.11a/b/g IP68 dual-RF wireless AP/bridge/ client, JP band, -40 to 75°C operating temperature

Optional Accessories

Trial Software
  Model No. Description
MXview Industrial network management software designed for converged automation networks
Wireless Adaptor
  Model No. Description
A-ADP-RJ458P-DB9F-ABC01 RJ45-to-DB9 adaptor for the ABC-01
  Model No. Description
M12A-5P-IP68 Field-installable A-coded screw-in sensor connector, female
Wireless Antenna Cable
  Model No. Description
CRF-N0429N-3M N-type (male) to N-type (male), CFD400 cable, 3 m
A-CRF-NMNM-LL4-300 N-type (male) to N-type (male), LMR-400 Lite cable, 3 m
A-CRF-NMNM-LL4-600 N-type (male) to N-type (male), LMR-400 Lite cable, 6 m
A-CRF-NMNM-LL4-900 N-type (male) to N-type (male), LMR-400 Lite cable, 9 m
Wireless Connector Cap
  Model No. Description
A-CAP-WPRJ45-MC Metal cap with chain for RJ45 connector
A-CAP-N-M Metal cap to cover N-type connector
A-CAP-M12M-M Metal cap for M12 male connector
A-CAP-M12F-M Metal Cap for M12 Female Connector
Wireless AP Connector Cable
  Model No. Description
A-PLG-WPRJ Field-installation RJ-type plug
M12A-8PMM-IP68 Field-installation A-coded screw-in Gigabit Ethernet connector, 8-pin male M12 connector, IP68-rated
CBL-M12DFF4PRJ45-BK-10-IP67 M12-to-RJ45 Cat-5E UTP Ethernet cable with IP67-rated female 4-pin D-coded M12 connector
CBL-M12(FF5P)/Open-100 IP67 1-meter M12-to-5-pin power cable with IP67-rated female 5-pin A-coded M12 connector
Wireless AP Mounting Kit
  Model No. Description
WK-55 Wall Mounting Kit, 55mm High
PK-DC2DOF Pole Mounting Kit
DK-DC50131 Din-rail mounting kit
Wireless Terminating Resistor
  Model No. Description
A-TRM-50-NM Termination resistor, 50 ohms, N-type male
Surge Arrestor
  Model No. Description
A-SA-NMNF-01 Surge arrester, N-type (female) to N-type (male)
A-SA-NFNF-01 Surge arrestor, N-type (female) to N-type (female)
Wireless LAN Antennas
  Model No. Description
ANT-WDB-ANM-0609 2.4/5 GHz, dual-band omni-directional antenna, 6/9 dBi, N-type (male)
ANT-WSB-ANF-09 2.4 GHz,omni-directional antenna, 9 dBi, N-type (female)
ANT-WSB-PNF-12 2.4GHz, Directional/Panel antenna, 12dBi, N-type (female) connector
ANT-WSB-PNF-18 2.4 GHz, panel antenna, 18 dBi, N-type (female)
ANT-WDB-ANM-0502 2.4/5 GHz, dual-band omni-directional antenna, 5/2 dBi, N-type (male)
ANT-WDB-ANM-0407 2.4/5 GHz, dual-band omni-directional antenna, 4/7 dBi, N-type (male)
ANT-WDB-ANF-0609 2.4/5 GHz, dual-band omni-directional antenna, 6/9 dBi, N-type (female)
ANT-WDB-PNF-1518 2.4/5 GHz, dual-band panel antenna, 15/18 dBi, N-type (female)
ANT-WSB5-ANF-12 5 GHz, omni-directional antenna, 12 dBi, N-type (female)
ANT-WSB5-PNF-18 5 GHz, panel antenna, 18 dBi, N-type (female)
ANT-WDB-ANF-0407 Dual-band omni-directional antenna: 4 dB at 2.4 GHz and 7 dB at 5 GHz

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