Connect your Ethernet devices to Wi-Fi Network securely, reliably and efficiently
BR-500AC is the first commercially available 802.11ac wave2 2x2 MU-MIMO dual-band Ethernet to Wi-Fi bridge supporting WPA3-Enterprise Wi-Fi security. Leveraging advanced features of 802.11ac wave2 standard, BR-500AC securely, reliably, and efficiently connects any Ethernet device to your wireless network enabled by a recent Wi-Fi access point.
The BR-500AC allows any Ethernet-enabled device to join a secure wireless network with industry-leading security, including Wi-Fi Enhanced Open and WPA3-Enterprise with the most commonly used EAP types. Incorporating advanced features of 802.11ac wave2 such as MU-MIMO, the BR-500AC provides efficient wireless network with recent access points. Silex's proprietary wireless radio driver enhanced from Qualcomm's driver provides a reliable wireless connection required by commercial use where the reliability counts. Install Ethernet devices wirelessly in a place where running cable is complicated.
The BR-500AC supports two connection topologies, a single client mode, and a multi-client mode. The BR-500AC seamlessly bridges an Ethernet device to 802.11ac wave2 wireless network in the single client mode. It can also bridge up to 16 Ethernet devices connected through a network hub to the wireless network.
The BR-500AC provides the latest Wi-Fi WPA security, WPA3, in conjunction with 802.1X authentication to offer WPA3-Enterprise wireless network security. For users who need PSK authentication, the BR-500AC also supports WPA3-Personal with the SAE method.
The BR-500AC supports fast-roaming to add not only wireless connectivity but also mobility to an Ethernet device. The BR-500AC is the perfect solution for a medical cart and mobile workstation.
The BR-500AC with MU-MIMO capable access point improves the Wi-Fi network efficiency by utilizing spatial streaming to access multiple MU-MIMO stations concurrently. The BR-500AC also supports WME (Wireless Multimedia Extensions) to prioritize the Ethernet device's packets to the Wi-Fi network for QoS.
The BR-500AH supports MAC address filtering. You can secure your home network using MAC addresses, unique identifiers found on every device. When you enable MAC address filtering, only devices you've enabled can be paired with the bridge and the network. It helps secure your network.
The configuration of the BR-500AC is easy and quick through its integrated configuration web page or AMC Manager®. Even when you need a bunch of device configurations to install a number of the BR-500AC with a particular need, Silex will work with you to satisfy your unique requirement.
RJ-45 Connector x 1 10Base-T / 100Base-TX / 1000Base-T (Auto-detection)
Dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wave2 2x2 MU-MIMO
Authentication: WPA3-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA/WPA2-Enterprise, WPA3-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA/WPA2-Personal, Open
Encryption: WEP, AES, Auto
(US2/US) CH1 - CH11
(US2) W52, W53, W56, W58
(US) W52, W53, W56*, W58
(EU) W52, W53, W56**
W52: 36, 40, 44, 48
W53: 52, 56, 60, 64
W56: 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 144
W58: 149, 153, 157, 161, 165
* BR-500AC-US disables channel 120 - 128 to comply with Canadian regulation.
** Channel 144 is disabled for EU SKU
Push switch x 1
Power, WLAN, Status
-10 ~ + 50°C
20 ~ 90% RH
0 ~ + 40°C
20% ~ 80% RH (non-condensing)
|Max # of Clients||
12V DC Jack (EIAJ Class4)
|Regulatory Compliance||FCC Class B, ICES Class B, CE Class B, VCCI Class B, RoHS|
|Supported software||AMC Manager®|
110mm x 109mm x 27mm
Fast roaming is enabled when Wi-Fi authentication is WPA2.
Click on the Software Application to download the latest software file for your product.
*Patched for FragAttacks.
Please unzip the downloaded file. The firmware update manual is in the archive. You can update the firmware through AMC Manager.
Warranty and RMA's