AP41 Access Point

Highest Performance Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® LE and IoT


Mist has brought true innovation to the wireless space with the world’s first AI-driven Wireless LAN (WLAN).

The Mist Learning WLAN makes Wi-Fi predictable, reliable and measurable with unprecedented visibility into the user experience through customizable Service Level Expectation (SLE) metrics. Time consuming manual IT tasks are replaced with AI-driven proactive automation and self-healing, lowering Wi-Fi operational costs and saving substantial time and money.

Mist also brings enterprise-grade Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) and IoT together so businesses can increase the value of their wireless networks through personalized location services, such as wayfinding, proximity notifications, and asset location. With Mist’s patented virtual BLE (vBLE) technology, no battery beacons or manual calibration are required.

All operations are managed via Mist’s open and programmable microservices cloud architecture. This delivers maximum scalability and performance while also bringing DevOps agility to wireless networking and location services.


The Mist Cloud leverages a microservices architecture in order to bring unparalleled agility, scale and resiliency to your network. It leverages an AI engine to lower OpEx and deliver unprecedented insight by using data science to analyze large amounts of rich metadata collected from Mist Access Points.


The Mist enterprise-grade access point family consists of the: (a) AP43 Series that supports 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth LE and IoT; (b) the AP21, AP41 and AP61 Series that support 802.11ac Wave 2, Bluetooth LE and IoT; (c) the BT11 that supports Bluetooth LE. These access points are all built on a real-time microservices platform and are managed by the Mist Cloud.

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AP61 AP43 AP41 AP21 BT11
Deployment Outdoor Indoor Indoor Indoor Indoor
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11ac
(Wi-Fi 6)
Wi-Fi Tri-Radio Yes Yes Yes
Antenna Options Internal/
Internal Internal
Virtual Bluetooth LE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IoT Interface Yes Yes
IoT Sensors Humidity
Warranty 1 Year Limited



Wi-Fi Assuarance

For IT and NOC Teams

  • Predictable and measurable Wi-Fi
  • Service Level Expectations (SLE)
  • WxLAN Policy Fabric for Role-Based Access
  • Customizable Guest Wi-Fi Portal
  • AI-Driven Radio Resource Management

Marvis Virtual Assistant

For IT Helpdesk Teams

  • AI-Powered Virtual Network Assistant
  • Natural Language Processing Interface
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Per-Client SLE Visibility and Enforcement
  • Data Science Driven Root Cause Analysis


Mobile Engagement

For Digital Experience Teams

  • Accurate (1-3m) Turn-by-turn Navigation
  • Sensor Fusion with Dead Reckoning
  • Unsupervised Machine Learning
  • Virtual Beacons with Custom Notifications
  • Mobile SDK for iOS and Android

Asset Visibility

For Process & Resource Improvement Teams

  • Identify Assets by Name and View Location
  • Zonal/Room Accuracy for 3rd Party Tags
  • Historical Analytics for Asset Tags
  • Telemetry for Asset Tags (temp., motion, …)
  • APIs for Viewing Assets and Analytics


Premium Analytics

For Network Teams

  • Base features are included with Wi-Fi Assurance,
    Mobile Engagement, and Asset Visibility Subscriptions
  • End-to-end Network Visibility
  • Orchestrated Networking and Application
    Performance Queries
  • Simplified Network Transparency

Premium Analytics

For Business Teams

  • Base features are included with Wi-Fi Assurance, Mobile
    Engagement, and Asset Visibility Subscriptions
  • Customer Segmentation and Reporting Based on Visitor Telemetry
  • Customized* Dwell and 3rd Party Reporting for Traffic
    and Trend Analysis
  • Correlate Customer-Guest Traffic and Trend Analysis

*Mist Premium Analytics service subscription
is needed.


High Performance Wi-Fi

The AP41 Series is a tri-radio 4×4 Access Point with maximum data rates of 1,730 Mbps in the 5GHz band and 800 Mbps in the 2.4GHz band. The 3rd radio functions as a network, location, and security sensor as well as a spectrum monitor.

The AP41 Series is available with internal and external antenna models.

High accuracy indoor location

The AP41 has a 16-element Virtual Bluetooth LE (vBLE) antenna array controlled from the Mist Cloud. Passive antennas enhance the power of a single transmitter and produce directional beams to accurately detect distance and location with 1 to 3 meter accuracy. With Mist’s patented vBLE technology, you can deploy an unlimited amount of virtual beacons in your physical environment without requiring battery powered BLE beacons.

Unprecedented insight and action

A dedicated dual band radio collects data for Mist’s patentpending Proactive Analytics and Correlation Engine (PACE), which leverages machine learning to analyze user experience, correlate problems and automatically detect the root cause of problems. These metrics are used to monitor service level expectations and provide proactive recommendations to ensure problems don’t occur (or are fixed as quickly as possible when they do).

Dynamic packet capture

The Mist platform automatically captures packets and streams them to the cloud when major issues are detected. This saves IT time and effort and eliminates the need for truck rolls with sniffers to reproduce and capture data for troubleshooting.

Marvis Virtual Network Assistant

The NLP-based assistant, Marvis, simplifies troubleshooting and collection of insights for your network by leveraging AI and data science to proactively identify issues, determine the root causes and scope of impact and to gain insight into your network and users by eliminating the need to manually hunt through endless dashboards and CLI commands.

Effortless, Cloud-based Setup and Updates

The AP41 Series automatically connects to the Mist cloud, downloads its configuration, and joins the appropriate network. Firmware updates are retrieved and installed automatically, ensuring that the network is always up to date with new features, bug fixes, and security updates.

Dynamic debugging

Constantly monitor services running on the AP41 Series and send alerts whenever a service behaves abnormally. Dynamic debugging relieves IT of having to worry about an AP going offline or any services running on becoming unavailable.

Automatic RF optimization

Mist’s Radio Resource Management (RRM) automates dynamic channel and power assignment, taking Wi-Fi and external sources of interference into account with its dedicated sensor radio. The Mist AI engine continuously monitors the coverage and capacity SLE metrics to learn and optimize the RF environment. The RRM learning algorithm uses hysteresis on a 24 hour window to conduct a site-wide rebalancing for optimal channel and power assignment.

Wi-Fi Standard 802.11ac Wave 2 (backwards compatibility with 802.11a/b/g/n)
Combined Highest Supported Data Rates 2.5 Gbps
2.4 GHz 4x4:4 802.11b/g/n/ac up to 800 Mbps data rate
802.11ac for VHT capable clients
5 GHz 4x4:4 802.11a/n/ac Wave 2 up to 1,700 Mbps data rate
MIMO Operation Four spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 1,733 Mbps wireless data rate to individual 4x4 VHT80
Four spatial stream Multi User (MU) MIMO for up to 1,733 Mbps wireless data rate to up to three MU-MIMO capable client devices simultaneously
Dedicated Third Radio 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz dual-band WIDS/WIPS, spectrum analysis & location analytics radio
Internal Antennas
(AP41 only)
Four 2.4GHz omni-directional antennas with 4 dBi peak gain
Four 5GHz omni-directional antennas with 6 dBi peak gain
Bluetooth 16 Directional Antennae + 1 Omni Antenna Bluetooth Array
Beam Forming Transmit Beamforming and Maximal Ratio Combining
Power Options 802.3at PoE. 12V/3A DC power supply
Power Adaptor 100-240VAC, 50-60 Hz, input. 12V/3A DC output.
Dimensions 215 x 215 x 52 mm (8.46 x 8.46 x 2.05 in)
Weight 1.6 kg (3.53 lbs) excluding mount and accessories
Shipping Box Size (L x W x H): 285 x 268 x 86 mm (10.6 x 10.6 x 3.4 in)
Weight: 2.18 kg (4.82 lbs)
Boxes per carton: 8
Operating Temperature Internal antenna: 0° to 40° C
External antenna: -20° to 50° C
Operating Humidity 10% to 90% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
Operating Altitude 3,048m (10,000 ft)
Electromagnetci Emissions FCC Part 15 Class B
Reliability (MTBF) AP41: 1,243,955 hours (142 yrs) @ 25C; 748,877 hours (85 yrs) @ 40C
AP41E: 1,264,116 hours (144 yrs) @ 25C; 508,342 hours (58 yrs) @ 40C
Reset Reset to the factory default settings
USB USB2.0 support interface
12VDC Input for optional DC power supply
IoT 8-pin interface for digital I/O and analog input (0 to +5V)
Module 10/100/1000 BaseT RJ45; optional PoE PSE mode
Eth1 10/100/1000Base-T; RJ45
Eth0+PoE 10/100/1000 BaseT RJ45; supports 802.3at PoE PD
External Antennas
(AP41E only)
Four RP-SMA Plugs
Indicators One multi-color status LED
CE Mark
UL 60950-1
UL 2043
FCC Part 15.247, 15.407, 15.107, and 15.109
AP41BR1 Ceiling T-bar
AP41BR2 Ceiling Drywall
AP41BR3 ⅝" Threaded Rod
AP41BR4 2mm (¹∕16") Threaded Rod
US/FCC Domain AP41-US (Internal Antenna)
AP41E-US (External Antenna)
Rest of the World AP41-WW (Internal Antenna)
AP41E-WW (External Antenna)