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Cisco 3201 802.11b/g Wireless Mobile Interface Card

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The Cisco® 3201 Wireless Mobile Interface Card (WMIC) for the Cisco 3200 Series Rugged ISR provides integrated 802.11b/g wireless WAN or LAN capabilities. Designed in the same ruggedized, compact PC/104-Plus form factor as other Cisco 3200 Series interface cards, the Cisco 3201 WMIC is designed to be integrated as part of a Cisco 3200 Series rugged router solution, eliminating the need to use external 802.11b/g bridges or access points. The integrated WMIC provides access to a mobile network in vehicles or to outdoor wireless infrastructure.

The Cisco 3200 Series Rugged ISRs (see Figure 1) offer organizations such as public safety, homeland security, and transportation agencies the following key solution benefits:

• A rugged router in a modular compact design, suited to create mobile networks in and around vehicles

• Standards-based connectivity for a wide range of wireless technologies, including 802.11b/g, 4.9 GHz, third-generation (3G) cellular networks, and satellite, upgradable to future wireless technologies

• Always-on wireless access for vehicle networks, with easy mobility through Mobile IP regardless of location or movement

• Advanced IP services through standards-based Cisco IOS® Software, offering robust network security, reliability, quality of service (QoS), and remote management functions

• Rugged enclosure from Cisco or options for third-party enclosures

Refer to the Cisco 3200 Series Rugged ISR data sheets for more information about networking solutions using the Cisco 3200 Series routers: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps272/products_data_sheets_list.html
Figure 1 shows a Cisco 3230 Rugged ISR card bundle with a Cisco 3201 WMIC.

Figure 1. Cisco 3200 Series Rugged ISR Interface Cards with an 802.11b/g WMIC

Table 1 provides features and benefits of the Cisco 3201 WMIC. Table 2 shows part numbers, and Table 3 provides product specifications.

Table 1. Features and Benefits of the Cisco 3201 WMIC

Feature

Benefit

Integration with the Cisco 3200 Series Rugged ISRs

• Eliminates the need for external 2.4-GHz 802.11b/g LAN or WAN devices
• Simplifies hardware and power design for in-vehicle networks and outdoor wireless infrastructure
• Provides an important component of a Cisco 3200 Series router solution that combines Layer 2 and Layer 3 wireless networking

Rugged, compact form factor

• Built with industrial-grade components in the PC/104-Plus architecture
• Extended temperature range of -40º to +85ºC
• Meets MIL-STD-810F and SAE standards
• Stacks on other Cisco 3200 interface cards, sharing a common power supply

Configurable as an access point, bridge, or workgroup bridge (client)

• Configurable as a workgroup bridge or universal workgroup bridge, providing interoperability with standards-based 802.11b/g access points, including the Cisco 1500 Series Outdoor Mesh Access Points
• Software configuration allows flexibility in the function of the WMIC's capabilities

Table 2. Cisco 3201 WMIC Part Numbers

Part Number

Description

The Cisco 3201 WMIC is sold mainly as part of a Cisco 3200 Series product bundle or as a spare card. For additional information, refer to the Cisco 3200 Series ordering brochure: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps272/prod_brochure0900aecd803fabbf.html

C3201WMIC-A-K9=

Cisco 3201 802.11b/g WMIC for operation in most of the Americas

C3201WMIC-TPAK9=

Cisco 3201 802.11b/g WMIC with thermal plates for operation in most of the Americas

C3201WMIC-E-K9=

Cisco 3201 802.11b/g WMIC for operation in most of Europe

C3201WMIC-TPEK9=

Cisco 3201 802.11b/g WMIC with thermal plates for operation in most of Europe

C3201WMIC-J-K9=

Cisco 3201 802.11b/g WMIC for operation in Japan (30 mW output power)

C3201WMIC-TPJK9=

Cisco 3201 802.11b/g WMIC with thermal plates for operation in Japan (30 mW output power)

C3201WMIC-J10-K9=

Cisco 3201 802.11b/g WMIC for operation in Japan (10 mW output power)

C3201WMIC-TPJ10K9=

Cisco 3201 802.11b/g WMIC with thermal plates for operation in Japan (10 mW output power)

Table 3. Product Specifications for the Cisco 3201 WMIC

Feature

Description

 

Data Rates Supported

1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 Mbps

 

Network Standard

IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g

 

Frequency Band

2.4 to 2.497 GHz

 

Network Architecture Types

Vehicular mobile networks, outdoor wireless infrastructure

 

Media Access Protocol

Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA)

 

Modulation

Wireless modulation 802.11b

Direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS):

• Differential Binary Phase Shift Keying (DBPSK) at 1 Mbps
• Differential Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (DQPSK) at 2 Mbps
• Complementary Code Keying (CCK) at 5.5 and 11 Mbps

Wireless modulation 802.11g

Orthogonal frequency divisional multiplexing (OFDM):

• BPSK at 6 and 9 Mbps
• QPSK at 12 and 18 Mbps
• 16-quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) at 24 and 36 Mbps
• 64-QAM at 48 and 54 Mbps
 

Operating Channels

North America: 11; ETSI: 13; Japan: 14

 

Nonoverlapping Channels

3 (United States)

 

Receive Sensitivity

• 1 Mbps: -94 dBm
• 2 Mbps: -91 dBm
• 5.5 Mbps: -89 dBm
• 11 Mbps: -85 dBm
• 6 Mbps: -90 dBm
• 9 Mbps: -89 dBm
• 12 Mbps: -86 dBm
• 18 Mbps: -84 dBm
• 24 Mbps: -81 dBm
• 36 Mbps: -77 dBm
• 48 Mbps: -73 dBm
• 54 Mbps: -72 dBm
 

Delay Spread

• 1 Mbps: 500 ns
• 2 Mbps: 400 ns
• 5.5 Mbps: 300 ns
• 11 Mbps: 140 ns
• 6 Mbps: 300 ns
• 9 Mbps: 300 ns
• 12 Mbps: 300 ns
• 18 Mbps: 300 ns
• 24 Mbps: 240 ns
• 36 Mbps: 240 ns
• 48 Mbps: 120 ns
• 54 Mbps: 120 ns
 

Available Transmit Power Settings

802.11b:

• 100 mW (20 dBm)
• 50 mW (17 dBm)
• 30 mW (15 dBm)
• 20 mW (13 dBm)
• 10 mW (10 dBm)
• 5 mW (7 dBm)
• 1 mW (0 dBm)

Maximum power setting will vary according to individual country regulations.

802.11g:

• 30 mW (15 dBm)
• 20 mW (13 dBm)
• 10 mW (10 dBm)
• 5 mW (7 dBm)
• 1 mW (0 dBm)

Maximum power setting will vary according to individual country regulations

 

Range (typical @ 100-mW transmit power setting with
6 dBi diversity dipole antenna)

Outdoor:

• 0.5 mile (804 m) at 45 Mbps
• 1 mile (1609 m) at 11 Mbps
• 3 miles (4827 m) at 1 Mbps
 

Compliance

Operates license free under FCC Part 15 and complies as a Class B device; complies with DOC regulations; complies with ETS 300.328, FTZ 2100, and MPT 1349 standards; rugged version complies with UL 2043

 

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Compliance

MIB I and MIB II

 

Antenna

Antennas Supported for 2.4 GHz (Stationary)

 

ANT3549 PATCH

9 dBi

ANT1729 PATCH

6 dBi

ANT250 OMNI MAST

5.2 dBi

ANT24120OMNI MAST

12 dBi

ANT2410 YAGI

10 dBi

ANT1949 YAGI

13.5 dBi

ANT3338 DISH

21 dBi

Mobile Antennas Supported

 

BMAXC24503
Mobile MAG Mount

3 dBi

BMAXC24505
Mobile MAG Mount

5 dBi

BMAXC24003
Mobile MAG Mount

5 dBi

 

For more information on antennas, refer to the Cisco 3200 Series antenna brochure: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps272/prod_brochure_list.html

 

Workgroup Bridge

Allows the Cisco 3200 Series router to connect as a client device to Cisco 152x Mesh Access Points

 

Universal Workgroup Bridge

Allows the Cisco 3200 Series router to connect as a client device to standards-based 802.11b/g access points with the ability to use multiple profiles for various authentication types.

 

VLAN Support

Allows segmentation of up to 16 user groups, creating increased system flexibility by allowing differentiation of LAN policies and services, such as security and QoS, for different users.

 

Multiple Basic Secure Set Identifiers (BSSIDs)

Multiple BSSIDs provide up to 16 SSIDs to use with multiple VLANs.

 

Quality-of-Service (QoS) Support

Wireless Multimedia (WMM) as part of the 802.11e specification for wireless QOS. Prioritization of traffic for different application requirements to improve the voice and video user experience.

 

Security

Cisco Wireless Security Suite supporting Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and WPA2, including:

Authentication

• 802.1X support, including Cisco LEAP, Projected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP), Extensible Authentication Protocol Transport Layer Security (EAP-TLS) (Root-AP and Client), EAP Tunneled TLS (EAP-TTLS), EAP Subscriber Information Module (EAP-SIM), and EAP Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP-FAST)

Encryption

• WPA: Cisco TKIP or WPA TKIP
• WPA2: AES (802.11i)
 

Status Indicators

Signals for four status indicators (ETH, RF, INSTALL, and STATUS) to provide information concerning association status, operation, error or warning, firmware upgrade, configuration, network or modem, and radio status

 

Automatic Configuration Support

BOOTP and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

 

Remote Configuration Support

Telnet, HTTP, FTP, Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP), and SNMP

 

Local Configuration

Direct console port

 

Dimensions

• 3.775 in. wide x 0.937 in. high x 3.550 in. deep
• Height dimension includes component side height, board height, and the shroud height on the solder side
 

Weight

0.22 lb (0.102 kg)

 

Rugged Enclosure

The Cisco 3200 Series offers system bundles in a rugged enclosure. For details, see:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps272/products_data_sheet0900aecd8028e3a7.html

 

Environmental

• Operating temperature:* -40 to +85C (operating)
• Operating altitude: 15,000 ft
• Nonoperating temperature: -40° to +85°C
• Nonoperating altitude: 40,000 ft
 

Input Power Requirements

3.3V and 5.0V input required (same as the Cisco 3200 card stack)

 

Warranty

90 days

 

Wi-Fi Certification

 

* Immediate local ambient temperature around onboard components; system level external ambient operating temperature may vary depending on the enclosure and the thermal solution used.

Ordering Information

The Cisco 3201 WMIC was developed for the Cisco 3200 Series Rugged ISRs to provide integrated 802.11b/g wireless WAN or LAN capabilities. For additional information, refer to the Cisco 3200 Series ordering brochure: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps272/prod_brochure0900aecd803fabbf.html

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For More Information

For more information about the Cisco 3200 Series Rugged ISRs, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/3200 or contact your local Cisco account representative.