This product bulletin describes the content and delivery information for Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.4(10B)JA supporting Cisco® Aironet® 1400 Series Outdoor Wireless Bridges, Cisco Aironet 1300 Series Outdoor Access Points and Bridges, and Cisco Aironet 1250AG, 1240AG, and 1130AG Series Access Points. This release contains new features as well as enhancements to previous features.
This release also provides support for the new Cisco Aironet 1250 Series, a modular access point that provides the industry's best wireless performance and enhanced services with support for the 802.11n draft 2.0 standard and Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MIMO) technologies.
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.4(10B)JA is available as a free software upgrade. Figure 1 displays the release train and recommended migration path for Cisco IOS Software Release 12.4(10B)JA. Due to memory limitations, only bug fixes are provided for the Cisco Aironet 1100, 1200, and 1230 Series Access Points.
Figure 1. Release Train and Recommended Migration Path for Cisco IOS Software Release 12.4(10B)JA
New Features in Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.4(10B)JA
Table 1 lists new features in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.4(10B)JA. These features are supported in the platforms noted.
Table 1. New Cisco IOS Software Features in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.4(10B)JA
Cisco Aironet 1100 Series Access Points
Cisco Aironet 1130AG and 1130G Series Access Points
Cisco Aironet 1200 Series Access Points
Cisco Aironet 1230 Series Access Points
Cisco Aironet 1240AG and 1130G Series Access Points
Cisco Aironet 1250AG and 1250G Series Access Points
Cisco Aironet 1300 Series Access Points and Bridges
Cisco Aironet 1400 Series Wireless Bridges
IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0
Regulatory Domain Update for JAPAN
The symbol "X" in Table 1 means this feature was newly supported on the Cisco Aironet 1200 and 1230 Series Access Points in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.4(10B)JA.
The symbol "*" means this feature was supported in the Cisco Aironet 1130 and 1240 Series Access Points beginning with Cisco IOS Software Release 12.4(3G)JA.
The symbol "-" means this feature is not supported in Cisco IOS Software.
Feature Description for Cisco IOS Software Release 12.4(10B)JA
Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Point
The Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Point is the industry's first business-class access point based on the IEEE 802.11n draft 2.0 standard. It provides reliable and predictable WLAN coverage to improve the end-user experience for both existing 802.11a/b/g clients and new 802.11n clients. The access point offers combined data rates of up to 600 Mbps to meet the most rigorous bandwidth requirements. Users can now rely on wireless networks to deliver a similar experience to wired networks, providing mobile access to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications, irrespective of their location.
The Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Point is a next-generation wireless solution with unparalleled throughput and improved reliability and predictability for wireless connectivity. The robust Cisco Aironet 1250 Series is a modular platform designed to be easily field-upgradable to support a variety of wireless capabilities. This modularity allows businesses to deploy existing wireless technologies today with the confidence that their network investment will extend to support emerging and future wireless technologies.
Table 2 lists part numbers and domains for the Cisco Aironet 1250AG and 1250G Series Access Points.
Table 2. Cisco Aironet 1250AG and 1250G Series Access Points
802.11a/g/n-d2.0 2.4/5-GHz Mod Auto AP; 6 RP-TNC
802.11g/n-d2.0 2.4-GHz Mod Auto AP; 3 RP-TNC
Regulatory Domain Update for Japan
This release supports the U regulatory domain for the W52 frequency set (channels 36, 40, 44, and 48) in Japan for the Cisco Aironet 1200 and 1230 Series. This support was added for the Cisco Aironet 1130 and 1240 Series in Cisco IOS Software Release 12.4(3G)JA, which shipped previously. Cisco access points specified for this new domain ship with a U domain radio. Installed J domain access points are automatically upgraded to U domain status with this release.