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A42 Universal 802.11ac Wave 2 Cloud-Managed WiFi Access Point

£199.00 Ex Tax: $256.71
  • Brand: Open Mesh
  • Product Code: A42
  • Availability: Out Of Stock

Available Options

Plasma Cloud has developed firmware to support most of the Open Mesh access point range including the OM2P, OM2P-LC, OM2P-HS, OM5P-AC, MR1750, A40, A60, A42 and A62.

Take a look at our guide to see how to migrate your network settings, including an over the air unlock and reflash process - How to migrate your cloudtrax network to Plasma Cloud

A42: Wave 2 Cloud-managed WiFi

The A42 is a 2x2 universal 802.11ac Wave 2 cloud-managed WiFi access point with simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz radios and MU-MIMO. The A42 includes hardware watchdog, two Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB port. The A42 can be powered by standard 802.3af PoE or passive 18-24V PoE.


Water and dust resistant, the A Series can be set on a desktop, mounted to an ethernet wall plate (EU, UK, US), installed on a wall or T-rail ceiling or fastened to an outdoor wall or pole. A universal installation kit is included for deployments almost anywhere.


The A42 is cloud managed and includes a free license for CloudTrax, Open Mesh’s cloud-based network controller. Deploy access points in minutes and build, manage and monitor your network from anywhere.


Downloads: Datasheet  |  Quick Start Guide




High Performance
High Performance

The A42 is available in a 2x2, 300+867 Mbps MU-MIMO configuration for strong performance, especially in dense environments.

Universal Installation
Universal Installation

The A Series was carefully designed to be installed almost anywhere. Mount the A Series indoors or out with the included universal installation kit.

Cloud Managed
Cloud Managed

Includes a license for CloudTrax, Open Mesh’s cloud-based network controller. No on-site server or controller required.

User Insight
User Insight

With device fingerprinting, you'll know who is on your network in terms of device operating system, name, bandwidth used and more.

Mesh Enabled

Mesh technology enables access points to work together to form a self-organizing, self-healing wireless network.

Custom Brandable

From CloudTrax to hardware, brand the Open Mesh solution as your own. Learn more.

Standard PoE
Standard PoE

The A Series is PoE only and can be powered with standard 802.3af PoE or passive 18-24V PoE. Bundle with a PoE injector or S Series switch.

Multiple SSIDs
Multiple  SSIDs

Multiple SSIDs allow you to broadcast up to four unique networks, some “public” and some “private.”

Your Brand
Your Brand

Custom-branded splash pages automatically scale to fit any device, or use Facebook Wi-Fi to let users check-in to your page before using the web for free.

Outage Alerts
Outage Alerts

Automated outage alerts by email if any access point goes down and doesn’t come back up within an hour.

Custom Authentication
Custom authentication

Authenticate users with WPA2 or WPA-Enterprise security; charge for access, use vouchers and connect to your hotel PMS system1.

Bandwidth Management
Bandwidth Management

Set upload and download caps on each user and block individual abusive devices to ensure there is enough bandwidth available for everyone.


Built-in firewall prevents users on the public network from seeing each other or your wired network by default.

Mobile Apps
Mobile Apps

Build, manage and monitor your networks from anywhere with free iOS and Android applications.



  • The A Series is PoE only and does not include a power supply. The A42 can be powered with standard 802.3af PoE or passive 18-24V PoE. Bundle with a PoE injector or S Series switch.
  • A Series access points are backwards compatible with OM2P and most later OM Series devices (requires firmware upgrade) and MR600 and later MR Series devices, so you can run them on the same network. The A Series will not mesh with OM5P, but can run on the same network.


1 PMS integration is a partner service.
A Series Specification
Indoor/outdoor rating CE Marked for indoor/outdoor use, IP55
Speed (rated) 300 + 867 Mbps
2.4 GHz 2 stream, 802.11 b/g/n (max rate: 300 Mbps)
5 GHz 2 stream, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (max rate: 867 Mbps) Wave 2, MU-MIMO
Antenna Internal: 2 dual-band
Range 70' - 150' indoor (3-4 walls); 400' - 600' outdoor
WLAN Standard 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2
Users 50-100 per AP
Processor Qualcomm Dakota IPQ4018
Memory 256MB DRAM
Security WPA/WPA2 Personal, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, 802.1X RADIUS, captive portal, client isolation
Zero config, plug and play Yes
Self-forming, self-healing mesh with seamless roaming Yes
Hardware watchdog CPU Yes
Free cloud management Yes
Captive portal w/ bandwidth throttling, splash pages Yes
SSID to VLAN tagging Yes
Ports 2 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 USB
PoE Standard 802.3af or passive 18-24V
LEDs Tri-colour LED status indicator: Boot loader, Booting up, Firmware upgrade, CloudTrax Check-in failure, Key re-pair, Check-in succeeded, Orphan mode, Lonely mode and more
Temperature -20 - 50 C
Mounting Options Ethernet or junction box (EU, UK, US), solid wall, solid ceiling, t-rail ceiling, outdoor wall or pole (Universal installation kit included)
Size 6.5" x 6.5" x 1.2" | .85Lbs

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