Dual 11n WiFi access point, client, repeater & MESH point for railways

EOL_US_3NOTE : WLn-RailBox has reached the end of its life cycle (to know more about its different deadlines click here).
The recommended replacement product is : RailBox. Your sales representative is at your disposal for any questions.



  • Single or dual radio 11 a/b/g/n (MIMO 3T3R), up to 450 Mbps (radio bit rate)
  • MESH, WMM QoS, multiple SSID and centralized RADIUS security supported
  • Supports DFS and TPC
  • Auto-sensing Gigabit 10/100/1000 Base TX auto MDI/MDIX network interface
  • DC insulated power supply input (+24VDC to +110VDC) or PoE+ IEEE 802.3at
  • Shock & vibration proof, rugged aluminum enclosure, IP66 seal rating


WLn-RailBox is a rugged device designed for railway and light rail applications. It can be mounted in trains, subways, trams for positive train control (PTC), fare collection, maintenance, remote management, wayside and track monitoring and in any equipment that requires robustness like forklifts, trailers, tractors, cranes, rotating machinery, for material handling, real-time information transmission and inventory management.


The device relies on the multi-streams MIMO technology that contributes to an expanded coverage, higher data throughput and increased radio link reliability.


WLn-RailBox supports 802.1x/RADIUS for a centralized management of all security policies. It incorporates a firewall, has advanced frame filtering functions and supports VLAN, WMM QoS functions to ensure network traffic segmentation and data prioritization (video, voice, entertainment...).


It fulfills the most severe requirements in terms of operating environment: from -20°C to +70°C, shock and vibration proof, protection against dust and water projections (IP66).


WLn-RailBox is certified for railway applications (EN 50155 [IEC 60571] / EN 50121-3-2 / EN 50121-4).


Technical characteristics



Ethernet link


2-port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 auto-sensing, waterproof ultra-lock 8-point M12 X-coded connectors (CAT-6A) plug & play mode & auto MDI/MDIX cross-over



WiFi network



1 or 2 radios compliant to the IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, MIMO 3T3R, 2.4 / 5 GHz standards




Radio data rate



450 Mbps (3 streams)



Operating frequencies


ISM : 2.4-2.483 GHz (up to 14 channels)
UNII : 5.15-5.25 GHz (up 4 channels)
UNII-2 : 5.25-5.35 GHz (up to 4 channels)
UNII-2 ext : 5.470-5.725 GHz (up to 11 channels)
UNII-3 : 5.725-5.825 GHz (up to 4 channels)
Supports DFS and TPC




Output power



Transmitter +20 dBm nominal






Receiver -92 dBm for IEEE 802.11 a/g/n and -95 dBm for IEEE 802.11b



Antennas connections



3 or 6 QMA connectors for the WiFi (no antenna provided)














64/128 bits WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, IEEE 802.1x (centralized RADIUS authenticator & supplicant), MAC addresses filtering, SSID broadcast control




WiFi Modes


Access point to build a WiFi network infrastructure, client to connect any Ethernet equipments to this network, repeater, MESH point (IEEE 802.11s), infrastructure, AD-HOC, client router, WMM QoS, multicast, VPN, dynamic routing and firewall modes are fully supported, fast roaming (less than 30 ms), redundancy (VRRP)







Built-in WEB interface, the setup of the device is achieved using any web browser, SNMP agent, ACKSYS NDM, C-Key (save / restore configuration key)




Operating systems



Windows, Linux, UNIX as well as any operating system supporting TCP/IP






LEDs signaling radio quality, activity and status, Link 10/100/1000 and activity for the LAN port




Power supply



+24VDC to +110VDC EN 50155 nominal, 1500V insulation, dual input (ultra-lock waterproof M12 connector 4-pole A-coded)
or PoE + (IEEE 802.3at) power supply with ground lug






16W typical power consumption (dual radio)




Dimensions & weight


Compact shockproof rugged aluminum enclosure, (L: 80 x l: 175 x h: 57 mm), 840g
Removable fixing plate : 4-point fixing plate with ground lug (L: 80 x l: 225 x h: 4 mm), 200g







EN 301489-17 & EN 61000-6-2 (CEM), IP66 seal rating,
EN 50155 (IEC 60571), EN 50121-3-2, EN 50121-4 (railways ground & rolling stock)







Operating temperature: -25°C to +70°C (HR 0-99%) or extended -40°C to +75°C, storage: -40°C to +80°C




Version Download

WaveOS firmware upgrade package, release notes
It is recommended to save your configuration to a PC prior to upgrade the firmware



WaveOS : Download the user guide


Bootloader upgrade : concerns only WLn-RailBox/xx with a 2.4.6 firmware or a prior one
Warning : upgrading the bootloader involves a potential risk for your product. If the upgrade is interrupted, the product will be out of order, and you will need to return your product to Acksys



Version Download
WaveManager : Deployment & centralized management software for WaveOS-based WiFi products, Windows and Linux platforms


Supplementary catalog (graphic resources): download required

Download the user guide


EOL_US_3NOTE : WLn-RailBox has reached the end of its life cycle (to know more about its different deadlines click here).
The recommended replacement product is : RailBox. Your sales representative is at your disposal for any questions.


References to order





Single or Dual WiFi Access Point, Ethernet Bridge, Repeater & MESH point (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n) for automotive applications, +24VDC to +110VDC nominal insulated, shipped with 2 meters of Ethernet RJ45 cable, 2 meters power cable and a fixing plate (already mounted)



/R (radio) coding:
/1 = 1 x WiFi
/2 = 2 x WiFi


[P]: Same as above with POE+ IEEE 802.3at Power Supply, no power cable is shipped with this model