Cisco Aironet 1200 Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide, OL-8370-04
Access Point Specifications
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Access Point Specifications

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Access Point Specifications


Access Point Specifications


This appendix provides technical specifications for the 1200 series access point (see Table C-1).


Note The lightweight access points (models: AIR-LAP1231G and AIR-LAP1232AG) do not support the 802.11b radio or the RM20A radio module.


Table C-1 Access Point Specifications 

Category
Access Point with 802.11b or 802.11g Radio
Access Point with 802.11a Radio Module

Size

6.56 in. W x 7.23 in. D x 1.66 in. H
16.67 cm W x 18.36 cm D x 4.22 cm H

With the antenna in the patch position (RM20A or RM21A):

6.56 in. W x 8.04 in. D x 2.21 in. H
16.67 cm W x 20.42 cm D x 5.61 H

With the RM22A radio module:

6.56 in. W x 8.76 in. D x 1.66 in. H
16.67 cm W x 22.25 cm D x 4.22 cm H

Status Indicators

Three indicators on the top panel: Ethernet traffic, status, and radio traffic.

Connectors

Base unit:

Back panel (left to right): Left RP-TNC antenna connector; power connector (for plug-in AC power module); RJ-45 connector for 10BASE-T or 100BASE-T Ethernet connections; upside down RJ-45 connector for serial connections; right RP-TNC antenna connector.

Front Panel: Card Bus connector used for an 802.11a radio module.

RM22A radio module:

Left and right RP-TNC antenna connectors

Input Voltage

48 VDC nominal. Operational up to 60 VDC. Voltage higher than 60 VDC can damage the unit.

Input Power

With 802.11b radio:

6.0 W (typical)

With 802.11g radio:

6.2 W (typical)

With RM20A radio module:

8.0 W (typical)

With 802.11b radio and RM20A radio module:

10.0 W (typical)

With 802.11g radio and RM20A radio module:

10.2 W (typical)

With RM21A or RM22A radio module:

9.5 W (typical)

With 802.11b radio and (RM21A or RM22A) radio module:

11.2 W (typical)

With 802.11g radio and (RM21A or RM22A) radio module:

11.4 W (typical)

Operating Temperature

Base unit with 802.11b or 802.11g radio:

-4 to 131oF (-20 to 55oC)

1200 series power injector:

32 to 104oF (0 to 40oC)

Access point (with two radios):

-4 to 122oF (-20 to 50oC)

1200 series power injector:

32 to 104oF (0 to 40oC)

Storage Temperature

-13 to 158oF (-25 to 70oC)

Weight

Without mounting bracket:

1.6 lbs (0.73 kg) with 802.11b or 802.11g radio
1.87 lbs (0.85 kg) with RM20A or RM21A radio module
1.97 lbs (0.89 kg) with RM20A or RM21A radio module and 802.11b or 802.11g radio
1.83 lbs (0.83 kg) with RM22A radio module
1.93 lbs (0.88 kg) with RM22A radio module and 802.11b or 802.11g radio

Power Output

Autonomous access points:

With 802.11b radio:

100, 50, 30, 20, 5, or 1 mW

With 802.11g radio:

100, 50, 30, 20, 5, or 1 mW
(at 1, 2, 5.5, and 11 Mbps)

30, 20, 10, 5, or 1 mW
(at 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 48, and 54 Mbps)

Lightweight access points:

At 1, 2, 5.5, and 11 Mbps

100 mW (20 dBm)
50 mW (17 dBm)
25 mW (14 dBm)
10 mW (11 dBm)
5 mW (8 dBm)
3 mW (5 dBm)
1 mW (2 dBm)
0.5 mW (-1 dBm)

At 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 48, and 54 Mbps

30 mW (15 dBm)
15 mW (12 dBm)
8 mW (9 dBm)
4 mW (6 dBm)
2 mW (2 dBm)
1 mW (-1 dBm)

(Depending on the regulatory domain in which the access point is installed)

Autonomous access points:

RM20A radio module:

16 dBm
13 dBm
10 dBm
7 dBm

RM21A radio module or RM22A radio module:

17 dBm
15 dBm
14 dBm
11 dBm
10 dBm
8 dBm
5 dBm
2 dBm
-1 dBm

Lightweight access points:

RM21A radio module or RM22A radio module:

17 dBm
14 dBm
11 dBm
8 dBm
5 dBm
2 dBm
-1 dBm

Note These values are based on the FCC peak measurement method as defined in
FCC 15.407 (A)(4)

(Depending on the regulatory domain in which the access point is installed)

Antenna

A diversity system with two RP-TNC connectors for external antennas (Cisco antennas are sold separately).

RM20A radio module:

A diversity system consisting of two integrated 4.5 dBi omnidirectional gain antennas or two integrated 6 dBi directional gain antennas depending on the positioning of the antenna assembly.

RM21A radio module:

A diversity system consisting of a dipole array providing 5 dBi omnidirectional gain or 9 dBi directional gain depending on the positioning of the antenna assembly.

RM22A radio module:

A diversity system with two RP-TNC antenna connectors for external antennas (Cisco antennas are sold separately).

Frequency

2.400 to 2.497 GHz
(Depending on the regulatory domain in which the access point is installed)

RM20A radio module:

UNII 1—5.15 to 5.25 GHz
UNII 2—5.25 to 5.35 GHz

RM21A radio module or RM22A radio module:

UNII 1—5.15 to 5.25 GHz
UNII 2—5.25 to 5.35 GHz
UNII 3—5.725 to 5.850 GHz

(Depending on the regulatory domain in which the access point is installed)

Modulation

802.11b radio:

Complementary Code Keying (CCK)

802.11g radio:

CCK
OFDM

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM)

Subcarrier modulation

CCK (5.5 Mbps and 11 Mbps)
BPSK (1 Mbps, 6 Mbps and 9 Mbps)
QPSK (2 Mbps, 12 Mbps and 18 Mbps)
16-QAM (24 Mbps and 36 Mbps)
64-QAM (48 Mbps and 54 Mbps)

BPSK (6 Mbps and 9 Mbps)
QPSK (12 Mbps, 12 Mbps and 18 Mbps)
16-QAM (24 Mbps and 36 Mbps)
64-QAM (48 Mbps and 54 Mbps)

Data rates

802.11b radio:

1, 2, 5.5, and 11 Mbps

802.11g radio:

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

6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 Mbps

Typical Range

Indoor (across office cubicle walls):

802.11b radio:
(100 mW output power)

350 ft at 1 Mbps
150 ft at 11 Mbps

802.11g radio:
(100 mW output power)

410 ft ( 125.0 m) at 1 Mbps
270 ft ( 82.3 m) at 2 Mbps
220 ft ( 67.1 m) at 5.5 Mbps
160 ft ( 48.8 m) at 11 Mbps

(30 mW output power)

300 ft ( 91.4 m) at 6 Mbps
210 ft (67.1 m) at 12 Mbps
180 ft (54.9 m) at 18 Mbps
90 ft ( 27.4 m) at 54 Mbps

Outdoor:

802.11b radio
(100 mW output power):

2000 ft at 1 Mbps
800 ft at 11 Mbps

802.11g radio
(100 mW output power):

2000 ft (609.6 m) at 1 Mbps
1000 ft (304.8 m) at 11 Mbps

(30 mW output power)

1300 ft (396.2 m) at 6 Mbps
600 ft (182.9 m) at 18 Mbps
250 ft (76.2 m) at 54 Mbps

Note Using 2.2dBi antennas at the access point and the client adapter.

Indoor (across office cubicle walls):

RM20A radio modules:

165 ft (50.3 m) at 6 Mbps
130 ft (39.6 m) at 12 Mbps
110 ft (33.5 m) at 18 Mbps
45 ft (13.7 m) at 54 Mbps

Note Using 40mW output power with 6 dBi antennas at the access point and client adapter.

Outdoor:

RM20A radio modules:

1000 ft (304.8 m) at 6 Mbps
100 ft (30.5 m) at 54 Mbps

Note Using 40mW output power with 6 dBi antennas at the access point and client adapter.

Compliance

The 1200 series access point complies with UL 2043 for products installed in a building's environmental air handling spaces, such as above suspended ceilings.


Caution Only the fiber-optic power injector (AIR-PWRINJ-FIB) has been tested to UL 2043 for operation in a building's environmental air space; no other power injectors or power modules have been tested to UL 2043 and they should not be placed in a building's environmental air space, such as above suspended ceilings.

Note If you plan to mount the access point in environmental air space using a 802.11a radio, Cisco recommends that you mount the access point horizontally with its antennas pointing down. Doing so results in the access point complying with regulatory requirements for environmental air space with an 802.11a radio installed.

Safety

Designed to meet:

UL 1950 Third Edition

CSA 22.2 No. 950-95

IEC 60950 Second Edition, including Amendments 1-4 with all deviations

EN 60950 Second Edition, including Amendments 1-4

Designed to meet:

UL 1950 Third Edition

CSA 22.2 No. 950-95

IEC 60950 Second Edition, including Amendments 1-4 with all deviations

EN 60950 Second Edition, including Amendments 1-4

Radio Approvals

802.11b radio:

FCC Part 15.247
Canada RSS-210
Japan ARIB-STD-33B
EN 300.328
ARIB STD-66

802.11g radio:

FCC Parts 15.247, 15.205, 15.209
Canada RSS-210
Japan ARIB-STD-33B
Japan ARIB-STD-66
Europe EN-300.328

FCC Part 15.407
Canada RSS-210
Japan ARIB STD-T71
EN 301.893

EMI and Susceptibility

FCC Part 15.107 and 15.109 Class B
ICES-003 Class B (Canada)
EN 55022 B
EN 60601-1-2:2001
AS/NZS 3548 Class B
VCCI Class B
EN 55024
EN 301.489-1
EN 301.489-17

RF Exposure

OET-65C
RSS-102
ANSI C95.1