AWK-6232 Series

Outdoor industrial IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n dual-radio wireless AP/bridge/client

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Features and Benefits 

  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compliant
  • Dual-radio design for 2.4 GHz and/or 5 GHz bands
  • M12 anti-vibration connectors
  • Industrial grade QoS (WMM) and VLAN supported
  • Supports client-based Turbo Roaming
  • Rugged IP68-rated housing and -40 to 75°C operating temperature


Moxa’s AWK-6232 3-in-1 outdoor wireless AP/bridge/client meets the growing need for faster data transmission speeds and wider coverage by supporting IEEE 802.11n technology with a net data rate of up to 300 Mbps per each radio module. The AWK-6232 provides a flexible and efficient way to deploy your wireless network with its dual 2.4/5 GHz RF modules, which allow two independent wireless connections over different frequencies. The AWK-6232 is compliant with the industrial standards and approvals, covering operating temperature, power input voltage, surge, ESD and vibration. In addition, the AWK-6232 is housed in an IP68 metal casing with M12 connectors for total protection against dust, water, vibration, and other environmental effects.

Improved Higher Data Rate and Bandwidth 

  • High-speed wireless connectivity with up to 300 Mbps data rate per each radio module
  • MIMO technology to improve the capacity of multiple data stream transmits and receives
  • Increased channel width with channel bonding technology

Features for Critical Environments 

  • IP68-rated metal housing and -40 to 75°C wide operating temperature
  • 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/n for Wireless LAN
IEEE 802.11i for Wireless Security
IEEE 802.3 for 10BaseT
IEEE 802.3u for 100BaseTX
IEEE 802.3ab for 1000BaseT
IEEE 802.3at for Power-over-Ethernet Plus
IEEE 802.1D for Spanning Tree Protocol
IEEE 802.1w for Rapid STP
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 @ 1 Mbps
• 802.11a/g: 64QAM @ 54/48 Mbps, 16QAM @ 36/24 Mbps,
QPSK @ 18/12 Mbps, BPSK @ 9/6 Mbps
• 802.11n: 64QAM @ 300 Mbps to BPSK @ 6.5 Mbps (multiple rates supported)
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
802.11n: 6.5 to 300 Mbps (multiple rates supported)
Transmitter Power 802.11b:
Typ. 18±1.5 dBm @ 1 to 11 Mbps
Typ. 18±1.5 dBm @ 6 to 24 Mbps,
Typ. 17±1.5 dBm @ 36 to 48 Mbps,
Typ. 15±1.5 dBm @ 54 Mbps
802.11n (2.4 GHz):
Typ. 14±1.5 dBm @ MCS15 20 MHz
Typ. 17±1.5 dBm @ 6 to 24 Mbps,
Typ. 16±1.5 dBm @ 36 to 48 Mbps,
Typ. 14±1.5 dBm @ 54 Mbps
802.11n (5 GHz):
Typ. 13±1.5 dBm @ MCS15 20 MHz,
Typ. 12±1.5 dBm @ MCS15 40 MHz
Receiver Sensitivity 802.11b:
-92 dBm @ 1 Mbps, -90 dBm @ 2 Mbps,
-88 dBm @ 5.5 Mbps, -84 dBm @ 11 Mbps
-87 dBm @ 6 Mbps, -86 dBm @ 9 Mbps,
-85 dBm @ 12 Mbps, -82 dBm @ 18 Mbps,
-80 dBm @ 24 Mbps, -76 dBm @ 36 Mbps,
-72 dBm @ 48 Mbps, -70 dBm @ 54 Mbps
802.11n (2.4 GHz):
-69 dBm @ MCS15 20 MHz,
-71 dBm @ MCS7 20 MHz
-87 dBm @ 6 Mbps, -86 dBm @ 9 Mbps,
-85 dBm @ 12 Mbps, -82 dBm @ 18 Mbps,
-80 dBm @ 24 Mbps, -76 dBm @ 36 Mbps,
-72 dBm @ 48 Mbps, -70 dBm @ 54 Mbps
802.11n (5 GHz):
-68 dBm @ MCS15 40 MHz, -69 dBm @ MCS15 20 MHz,
-70 dBm @ MCS7 40 MHz, -71 dBm @ MCS7 20 MHz
Protocol Support
Default Antennas 4 dual-band omni-directional antennas, 5 dBi at 2.4 GHz, 2 dBi at 5 GHz, N-type (male)
Connector for External Antennas N-type (female)
LAN Ports 2, 8-pin M12 A-coded (female), 10/100/1000BaseT(X), auto negotiation speed, F/H duplex mode, and auto MDI/MDI-X connection (female)
Console Port RS-232 (waterproof RJ45-type)
Reset Present
Alarm Contact (digital output) 8-pin M12 A-coded (male), 1 relay output with current carrying capacity of 1 A @ 24 VDC
Digital Inputs 8-pin M12 A-coded (male), 2 electrically isolated inputs• +13 to +30 V for state “1”
• +3 to -30 V for state “0”
• Max. input current: 8 mA
Device Management Wireless Search Utility, SNMP
Physical Characteristics
Housing Metal, IP68 protection
Weight 1699 g (3.75 lb)
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 95% (non-condensing)
Power Requirements
Input Voltage 12 to 48 VDC, redundant dual DC power inputs or 48 VDC Power-over-Ethernet plus (IEEE 802.3at compliant)
Input Current 1.5 A @ 12 VDC
Connector 5-pin M12 A-coded (male)
Power Consumption 18 W
Reverse Polarity Protection Present
Standards and Certifications
Safety UL 60950-1, EN 60950-1
EMC EN 55032/24
EMI CISPR 32, FCC Part 15B Class A
EMS IEC 61000-4-2 ESD: Contact: 8 kV; Air: 15 kV
IEC 61000-4-3 RS: 80 MHz to 1 GHz: 10 V/m
IEC 61000-4-4 EFT: Power: 4 kV; Signal: 2 kV
IEC 61000-4-5 Surge: Power: 2 kV; Signal: 1 kV
IEC 61000-4-6 CS: 10 V
IEC 61000-4-8
Radio EN 301 489-1/17, EN 300 328, EN 301 893, TELEC, FCC ID SLE-WAPN001
MTBF (mean time between failures)
Time 317,948 hrs
Standard Telcordia SR332
Warranty Period 5 years
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Available Models

  Model No. Description
AWK-6232-M12-US-T IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n IP68 dual-radio wireless AP/bridge/client, US band, -40 to 75°C operating temperature
AWK-6232-M12-EU-T IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n IP68 dual-radio wireless AP/bridge/client, EU band, -40 to 75°C operating temperature
AWK-6232-M12-JP-T IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n IP68 dual-radio 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
M12A-8PMM-IP68 Field-installation A-coded screw-in Gigabit Ethernet connector, 8-pin male M12 connector, IP68-rated
M12A-8PFF-IP68 Field-installation A-coded M12 screw-in 8-pin connector, female connector female PIN
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-NFNF-01 Surge arrestor, N-type (female) to N-type (female)
A-SA-NMNF-01 Surge arrester, N-type (female) to N-type (male)
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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