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Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Point Data Sheet

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Text Box:  Performance with Investment Protection●	Up to nine times faster than 802.11a/g networks●	Backward-compatible with 802.11a/b/g clients●	M-Drive technology optimizes RFFlexible Platform●	Versatile RF coverage with external antennas●	Supports both 2.4-GHZ and 5-GHz modulesRugged Metal Housing and Extended Operating Temperature●	Ideal for factories, warehouses, and other industrial environments●	UL 2043 plenum rated for above ceiling installation options or suspended from drop ceilingsSecure Interoperability●	802.11n compliant●	Intel Connect with Centrino CertifiedSimplified Network Management●	Controller-based or standalone deployment optionsSecure Connections●	Supports rogue access point detection and denial of service attacks●	Management frame protection detects malicious users and alerts network administratorsGreater Network Capacity●	Dynamic frequency selection 2 (DFS-2) compliant

The Cisco® Aironet® 1250 Series is an enterprise-class 802.11n access point designed for challenging RF environments. A dual-band rugged indoor access point, the 1250 Series supports data rates of up to 600 Mbps to provide users with reliable and predictable coverage for high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications.

RF Excellence

Building on the Cisco Aironet heritage of RF excellence, the 1250 Series delivers industry-leading performance for secure and reliable wireless connections. Enterprise-class silicon and optimized radios deliver a robust mobility experience using Cisco M-Drive technology, which includes:

ClientLink improves reliability and coverage for legacy clients

BandSelect improves 5-GHz client connections in mixed client environments

VideoStream uses multicast to improve rich-media applications

All of these features ensure the best possible end-user experience on the wireless network.
Cisco also offers the industry's broadest selection of 802.11n antennas, delivering optimal coverage for a variety of deployment scenarios.
The Cisco Aironet 1250 Series is a component of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, which can scale up to 18,000 access points with full Layer 3 mobility across central or remote locations on the enterprise campus, in branch offices, and at remote sites. The Cisco Unified Wireless Network is the industry's most flexible, resilient, and scalable architecture, delivering secure access to mobility services and applications and offering the lowest total cost of ownership and investment protection by integrating seamlessly with the existing wired network.

Power Options

With a Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) interface, the Cisco Aironet 1250 Series offers the flexibility of inline as well as local power options. The Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Point can be powered by a Cisco Ethernet switch, a power injector, or a local power supply. The number of radio modules determines which Cisco Ethernet switch can power the Aironet 1250 Series Access Point.

Powering the Aironet 1250 Series Access Point with 802.3af Power over Ethernet

The Aironet 1250 Series Access Point with one RM1252 radio module installed requires 12.95W, which is within the 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard. Any Cisco switch supporting 802.3af may be used to power the Aironet 1250 Series Access Point with one RM1252 radio module installed. This is ideal for businesses that chose to only deploy on a single frequency (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz). A single radio provides optimum performance with approximately 300 Mbps maximum PHY data rate. Customers who deploy dual-band, 802.11n radios and power the 1250 Series using standard 802.3af will have more reliable and predictable coverage than that provided by traditional 802.11a/g networks; however, operation will be limited to a single transmitter per radio with maximum PHY data rates of 150 Mbps instead of 300 Mbps per radio. Customers with a significant investment in 802.11 a/b/g client devices that have low-to-medium bandwidth needs but high-reliability requirements will benefit the most from this type of deployment scenario.

Powering the Aironet 1250 Series Access Point with Cisco Enhanced PoE

Cisco Enhanced PoE was designed for customers who want to install new PoE-enabled technologies that require greater than 15.4W per port to function at full capability, such as wireless technology based on the IEEE 802.11n standard. Cisco Enhanced PoE provides the full power requirements for dual-radio modules and eliminates the need to run an additional cabling drop or insert a separate power injector. Support for Enhanced PoE is currently available on a variety of Cisco Catalyst ® switching platforms. For more information on Enhanced PoE, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/switches/epoe.html.

Product Specifications

Table 1 lists the product specifications for Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Points.

Table 1. Product Specifications for Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Points

Item

Specification

Part Numbers

Access point platform with pre-installed radio modules:

• AIR-AP1252AG-x-K9 802.11a/g/n 2.4/5-GHz Standalone AP; 6 RP-TNC
• AIR-AP1252G-x-K9 802.11g/n 2.4-GHz Standalone AP; 3 RP-TNC
• AIR-LAP1252AG-x-K9 802.11a/g/n 2.4/5-GHz Unified AP; 6 RP-TNC
• AIR-LAP1252G-x-K9 802.11g/n 2.4-GHz Unified AP; 3 RP-TNC

Individual components:

• AIR-AP1250= Standalone AP Platform (no radio modules); Spare
• AIR-LAP1250= Unified AP Platform (no radio modules); Spare
• AIR-RM1252A-x-K9= 802.11a/n 5-GHz Radio Module; 3 RP-TNC
• AIR-RM1252G-x-K9= 802.11g/n 2.4-GHz Radio Module; 3 RP-TNC
• AIR-AP1250MNTGKIT= 1250 Series Ceiling, Wall Mount Bracket kit- Spare

Eco-pack:

• AIR-LAP1252-x-K9-5 Eco-pack 802.11a/g/n 2.4/5 GHz Unified AP-5 qty (A, E, N Reg domains only)
• AIR-AP1252-N-K9-5 Eco-pack 802.11a/g/n 2.4/5 GHz Standalone AP-5 qty (N Reg domain only)
Customers are responsible for verifying approval for use in their individual countries. To verify approval and to identify the regulatory domain that corresponds to a particular country, please visit http://www.cisco.com/go/aironet/compliance.

Software

• Cisco IOS ® Software Release 12.4(21a)JA or later (Standalone Mode)
• Cisco IOS Software Release 12.4(10b) JDD or later (Unified Mode)
• Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 7.0 or later.

802.11n Capabilities

• 2x3 MIMO with two spatial streams
• Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC)
• 20-and 40-MHz channels
• PHY data rates up to 300 Mbps
• Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (Tx/Rx), A-MSDU (Tx/Rx)
• 802.11 DFS (Bin 5)
• Cyclic Shift Diversity (CSD) support

Data Rates Supported

802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 Mbps

802.11g: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 Mbps

802.11n data rates (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz):

MCS Index1

GI2 = 800ns

GI = 400ns

20-MHz Rate (Mbps)

40-MHz Rate (Mbps)

20-MHz Rate (Mbps)

40-MHz Rate (Mbps)

0

6.5

13.5

7.2

15

1

13

27

14.4

30

2

19.5

40.5

21.7

45

3

26

54

28.9

60

4

39

81

43.3

90

5

52

108

57.8

120

6

58.5

121.5

65

135

7

65

135

72.2

150

8

13

27

14.4

30

9

26

54

28.9

60

10

39

81

43.3

90

11

52

108

57.8

120

12

78

162

86.7

180

13

104

216

115.6

240

14

117

243

130

270

15

130

270

144.4

300

Frequency Band and 20-MHz Operating Channels

A (A Regulatory Domain):

• 2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
• 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
• 5.500 to 5.700 GHz, 8 channels (excludes 5.600 to 5.640 GHz)
• 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

C (C Regulatory Domain):

• 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
• 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

E (E Reg Domain):

• 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
• 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
• 5.500 to 5.700 GHz, 8 channels

I (I Regulatory Domain):

• 2.412 to 2.472 GHz, 13 channels
• 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels

K (K Regulatory Domain):

• 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
• 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
• 5.500 to 5.620 GHz, 7 channels
• 5.745 to 5.805 GHz, 4 channels

N (N Regulatory Domain):

• 2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
• 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
• 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

P (P Regulatory Domain):

• 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
• 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels

S (S Regulatory Domain):

• 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
• 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
• 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

T (T Regulatory Domain):

• 2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
• 5.280 to 5.320 GHz; 3 channels
• 5.500 to 5.700 GHz, 11 channels
• 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

Note: This varies by regulatory domain. Refer to the product documentation for specific details for each regulatory domain.

Maximum Number of Non-Overlapping Channels

2.4 GHz

• 802.11b/g:
• 20 MHz: 3
• 802.11n:
• 20 MHz: 3

5 GHz

• 802.11a:
• 20 MHz: 21
• 802.11n:
• 20 MHz: 21
• 40 MHz: 9

Note: This varies by regulatory domain. Refer to the product documentation for specific details for each regulatory domain.

Receive Sensitivity

802.11b

-90 dBm @ 1 Mb/s

-89 dBm @ 2 Mb/s

-87 dBm @ 5.5 Mb/s

-85 dBm @ 11 Mb/s

802.11g

-87 dBm @ 6 Mb/s

-86 dBm @ 9 Mb/s

-83 dBm @ 12 Mb/s

-82 dBm @ 18 Mb/s

-81 dBm @ 24 Mb/s

-80 dBm @ 36 Mb/s

-75 dBm @ 48 Mb/s

-74 dBm @ 54 Mb/s

802.11a

-86 dBm @ 6 Mb/s

-85 dBm @ 9 Mb/s

-82 dBm @ 12 Mb/s

-81 dBm @ 18 Mb/s

-80 dBm @ 24 Mb/s

-79 dBm @ 36 Mb/s

-74 dBm @ 48 Mb/s

-73 dBm @ 54 Mb/s

2.4-GHz

802.11n (HT20)

-86 dBm @ MC0

-85 dBm @ MC1

-84 dBm @ MC2

-83 dBm @ MC3

-80 dBm @ MC4

-75 dBm @ MC5

-74 dBm @ MC6

-73 dBm @ MC7

-86 dBm @ MC8

-85 dBm @ MC9

-84 dBm @ MC10

-83 dBm @ MC11

-80 dBm @ MC12

-75 dBm @ MC13

-74 dBm @ MC14

-73 dBm @ MC15

 

5-GHz

802.11n (HT20)

-85 dBm @ MC0

-84 dBm @ MC1

-83 dBm @ MC2

-82 dBm @ MC3

-79 dBm @ MC4

-74 dBm @ MC5

-73 dBm @ MC6

-72 dBm @ MC7

-85 dBm @ MC8

-84 dBm @ MC9

-83 dBm @ MC10

-82 dBm @ MC11

-79 dBm @ MC12

-74 dBm @ MC13

-73 dBm @ MC14

-72 dBm @ MC15

5-GHz

802.11n (HT40)

-85 dBm @ MC0

-84 dBm @ MC1

-83 dBm @ MC2

-79 dBm @ MC3

-76 dBm @ MC4

-71 dBm @ MC5

-70 dBm @ MC6

-69 dBm @ MC7

-85 dBm @ MC8

-84 dBm @ MC9

-83 dBm @ MC10

-79 dBm @ MC11

-76 dBm @ MC12

-71 dBm @ MC13

-70 dBm @ MC14

-69 dBm @ MC15

Maximum Transmit Power

2.4GHz

• 802.11b
• 23 dBm with 1 antenna
• 802.11g
• 20 dBm with 1 antenna
• 802.11n (HT20)
• 17 dBm with 1 antenna
• 20 dBm with 2 antennas

5GHz

• 802.11a
• 17 dBm with 1 antenna
• 802.11n non-HT duplicate (802.11a duplicate) mode
• 17 dBm with 1 antenna
• 802.11n (HT20)
• 17 dBm with 1 antenna
• 20 dBm with 2 antennas
• 802.11n (HT40 )
• 17 dBm with 1 antenna
• 20 dBm with 2 antennas

Note: The maximum power setting will vary by channel and according to individual country regulations. Refer to the product documentation for specific details.

Available Transmit Power Settings

2.4GHz

23 dBm (200 mW)

20 dBm (100 mW)

17 dBm (50 mW)

14 dBm (25 mW)

11 dBm (12.5 mW)

8 dBm (6.25 mW)

5 dBm (3.13 mW)

2 dBm (1.56 mW)

-1 dBm (0.78 mW)

5GHz

20 dBm (100 mW)

17 dBm (50 mW)

14 dBm (25 mW)

11 dBm (12.5 mW)

8 dBm (6.25 mW)

5 dBm (3.13 mW)

2 dBm (1.56 mW)

-1 dBm (0.78 mW)

Note: The maximum power setting will vary by channel and according to individual country regulations. Refer to the product documentation for specific details.

Antenna Connectors

• 2.4-GHz: 3 RP-TNC connectors
• 5-GHz: 3 RP-TNC connectors

Interfaces

• 10/100/1000BASE-T autosensing (RJ-45)
• Management console port (RJ45)

Indicators

• Status LED indicates operating state, association status, error/warning condition, boot sequence, and maintenance status.
• Ethernet LED indicates activity over the Ethernet, status.
• Radio LED indicates activity over the radio, status.

Modularity

• Number of radio module slots: 2
• Available radio modules

Part Number

Description

Maximum per AP1250 platform

AIR-RM1252A-x-K9

2.4 802.11a/n-d2.0 5-GHz Radio Module; 3 RP-TNC

1

AIR-RM1252G-x-K9

802.11g/n-d2.0 2.4-GHz Radio Module; 3 RP-TNC

1

Dimensions (W x L x H)

• AP (without mounting bracket): 8.12 x 9.52 x 2.35 in. (20.62 x 24.18 x 5.97 cm)
• AP (with mounting bracket): 8.12 x 9.52 x 2.75 in. (20.62 x 24.18 x 6.99 cm)

Weight

• AP with 2 radios installed: 5.1 lbs (2.31 kg)
• AP chassis: 2.1 lbs (0.95 kg)
• 2.4 GHz radio: 1.5 lbs (0.68 kg)
• 5 GHz radio: 1.5 lbs (0.68 kg)

Environmental

Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -40 to 185°F (-40 to 85°C)

Operating temperature: -4 to +131°F (-20 to +55°C)

Operating humidity: 10 to 90 percent (noncondensing)

System Memory

• 64 MB DRAM
• 32 MB flash

Input Power Requirements

• AP1250: 36 to 57 VDC
• Power Supply and Power Injector: 100 to 240 VAC; 50 to 60 Hz

Powering Options

• Cisco Catalyst switch port capable of sourcing 20W or greater
• Cisco AP1250 Power Injector (AIR-PWRINJ4)
• Cisco AP1250 Local Power Supply (AIR-PWR-SPLY1)
• 802.3af switch (AP1250 with single radio only)

Power Draw

• AP1250 with two RM1252 radio modules installed: 18.5W
• AP1250 with one RM1252 radio module installed: 12.95W

Note: For a 1250 Series Access Point with two radios, 18.5W is the maximum power required at the access point (powered device). When deployed using PoE, the power drawn from the power sourcing equipment will be higher by some amount dependent on the length of the interconnecting cable. This additional power may be as high as 1.5W, bringing the total system power draw (access point + cabling) to 20W. A similar consideration applies for a 1250 Series Access Point with one radio.

Warranty

Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty

Compliance

Standards

Safety:
• UL 60950-1
• CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
• UL 2043
• IEC 60950-1
• EN 60950-1
Radio approvals:
• FCC Part 15.247, 15.407
• RSS-210 (Canada)
• EN 300.328, EN 301.893 (Europe)
• ARIB-STD 33 (Japan)
• ARIB-STD 66 (Japan)
• ARIB-STD T71 (Japan)
• AS/NZS 4268.2003 (Australia and New Zealand)
• EMI and susceptibility (Class B)
• FCC Part 15.107 and 15.109
• ICES-003 (Canada)
• VCCI (Japan)
• EN 301.489-1 and -17 (Europe)
• EN 60601-1-2 EMC requirements for the Medical Directive 93/42/EEC
IEEE Standard
• IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11h, IEEE 802.11d
Security:
• 802.11i, Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), WPA
• 802.1X
• Advanced Encryption Standards (AES), Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP)
EAP Type(s):
• Extensible Authentication Protocol-Transport Layer Security (EAP-TLS)
• EAP-Tunneled TLS (TTLS) or Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol Version 2 (MSCHAPv2)
• Protected EAP (PEAP) v0 or EAP-MSCHAPv2
• Extensible Authentication Protocol-Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP-FAST)
• PEAPv1 or EAP-Generic Token Card (GTC)
• EAP-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM)
Multimedia:
• Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM )
Other:
• FCC Bulletin OET-65C
• RSS-102

Calculated Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)

380,000 hours

1MCS Index: The Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) index determines the number of spatial streams, the modulation, the coding rate, and data rate values.
2GI: A Guard Interval (GI) between symbols helps receivers overcome the effects of multipath delays.

Service and Support

Cisco and Cisco Wireless LAN Specialized Partners offer a broad portfolio of end-to-end services based on proven methodologies for planning, designing, implementing, operating, and optimizing the performance of your wireless network.
Cisco recommends the following services for the Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Points implementation:

Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty

This Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Point comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty that provides full warranty coverage of the hardware for as long as the original end user continues to own or use the product. The warranty includes 10-day advance hardware replacement and ensures that software media is defect-free for 90 days For more details, visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/warranty

Cisco Wireless LAN 802.11n Readiness Assessment Service

Prevent common challenges and reduce deployment costs by determining the readiness of your wired and wireless infrastructure.

Cisco Wireless LAN 802.11n Migration Service

Simplify the migration to high-performance, next generation 802.11n.

Cisco Wireless LAN Optimization Service

Evolve your 802.11n network to meet ever-changing network demands through planning and assessments, design, performance tuning, and ongoing support for system changes.
For more information about Cisco 802.11n planning and deployment services, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/wirelesslanservices.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco Aironet 1250 Series, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/wireless or contact your local account representative.