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Cisco Aironet 1300 Series Lightweight Outdoor Access Point Mounting Instructions

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Package Contents

Safety Warnings

All Installations

Outdoor and DC Power Source Installations

DC Power Source Installations

Safety Precautions

Typical Access Point Installation Components

Deploying Lightweight Access Points on the Wireless Network

Choosing a Mounting Location

Signal Path Distance

Antenna Polarization

Signal Path Clearance

Physical Site Inspection

Contact Information and Access Permissions

Physical Site

Cable Routes

Lightning Arrestor

Mounting the Access Point

Required Tools and Fasteners

Tools

Cables

Fasteners

Window Mounting

General Guidelines

Mounting Above a Suspended Ceiling

Wall or Ceiling Mounting Bracket

Mounting the Access Point

Mounting the Power Injector on the Access Point

Connecting the Cables

Rooftop or Wall Mount

Mounting the Access Point

Routing the Cables

Tower Mount

Mounting the Access Point

Routing the Cables for Lightning Protection

Routing the Cables Normally

Mast Mount

Preparing the Mast

Mounting the Access Point

Routing Mast Cables

Raising the Mast and Connecting Cables

Applying Coax Seal Tape

Assembling the Mounting Hardware

Assembling the Rooftop Mount

Attaching the Housing Bracket to the Access Point

Attaching the Mounting Bracket

Rooftop Support or Small Mast Diameters

Mounting the Access Point on a Support

Activating the Lightweight Access Point

Manually Configuring Controller Information Using the Lightweight Access Point CLI

Connecting to the Console Serial Port

Configuring Controller Information

Clearing Manually Entered Controller Information

Manually Resetting the Lightweight Access Point to Defaults

Using a DC Power Source

Electrical Load-Dump Protection

DC Power Cable and Connector

Inline Power Fuse

Coax Cable Lengths

Environments Providing 12 VDC Power

Environments Providing 24 VDC Power

Environments Providing 40 VDC Power

Environments Providing 110 VAC Power

Related Documentation

Locating the Product Serial Number

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Cisco Aironet 1300 Series Lightweight Outdoor Access Point Mounting Instructions


June 2006

Contents

This document explains how to mount the Cisco Aironet 1300 Series Lightweight Outdoor Access Point (Model number: AIR-LAP1310G) and contains the following sections:

Introduction

System Requirements

Safety Warnings

Safety Precautions

Choosing a Mounting Location

Mounting the Access Point

Activating the Lightweight Access Point

Using a DC Power Source

Using a DC Power Source

Related Documentation

Locating the Product Serial Number

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Introduction

The Cisco Aironet 1300 Series Lightweight Outdoor Access Point (hereafter called an access point) is designed for indoor or outdoor installations, providing differing antenna gains as well as coverage patterns. These access points are part of the Cisco Integrated Wireless Network Solution and require no manual configuration before they are mounted. The access point is automatically configured by a Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (herafter called a controller) using the Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP).

Operating in the 2.4-GHz band (2.400 to 2.497 GHz), using the IEEE 802.11g standard, the access point delivers 1 to 54 Mbps data rates without the need for a license. Using a controller, you can configure the radio settings.

In the Cisco Centralized Wireless LAN architecture, access points operate in the lightweight mode (as opposed to autonomous mode). The access points associate to a controller. The controller manages the configuration, firmware, and control transactions such as 802.1x authentication. In addition, all wireless traffic is tunneled through the controller.

LWAPP is an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) draft protocol that defines the control messaging for setup and path authentication and run-time operations. LWAPP also defines the tunneling mechanism for data traffic.

In an LWAPP environment, a lightweight access point discovers a controller by using LWAPP discovery mechanisms and then sends it an LWAPP join request. The controller sends the access point an LWAPP join response allowing the access point to join the controller. When the access point is joined, the access point downloads its software if the versions on the access point and controller do not match. After an access point joins a controller, you can reassign it to any controller on your network.

LWAPP secures the control communication between the access point and controller by means of a secure key distribution, utilizing X.509 certificates on both the access point and controller.

The access point is available with an integrated antenna or with external antenna connectors. When using a access point with an integrated antenna, you must choose a mounting location with a clear path to the remote antenna and orient the access point so that the antenna is positioned for maximum signal strength. The mounting brackets in the optional installation kit has adjustment slots that facilitate the positioning process. When using a access point with an external antenna, mount the access point in a convenient location near the external antenna. Each external antenna has its own mounting instructions.


Note To meet regulatory restrictions, the external antenna access point and the external antenna must be professionally installed. The network administration or other IT professional responsible for installing and configuring the unit is a suitable professional installer. Following installation, access to the unit should be password protected by the network administrator to maintain regulatory compliance.


System Requirements

The access point system consists of a weather-proof unit, a power injector, a grounding block, and optional external antennas. The access point and external antennas are typically mounted outdoors, the grounding block is installed at the building entrance, and the power injector and the power module are installed indoors. This document describes the access point mounting procedures only. For information about other components, see the "Related Documentation" section.

Package Contents

Each access point package contains these items:

Access point unit (integrated antenna or external antenna configuration)

Power injector (LR2) unit

Power module and AC power cord

Quick Start Guide: Cisco Aironet Lightweight Access Points

Product mounting instructions (this document)

Translated safety warnings document

Read Me document

Cisco product registration and documentation feedback cards

The optional roof mount kit contains these items:

One roof-wall mount

Two dual-coax cables [20 ft (6.1 m) and 50 ft (15.2 m)]

Multi-function mount (consisting of a access point bracket and a mast bracket)

Two tower clamps (U-bolts) with four nuts and washers

Four bolts and washers for securing the access point bracket to the mast bracket

Four bolts for securing the access point bracket to the unit

Grounding block and mounting screws

Ground lug for the access point, two hex nuts, and two washers

Weatherproofing kit (consisting of Coax Seal and electrical joint compound)

The optional wall mount kit (for indoor use) contains these items:

Wall mount bracket with 4 mounting bolts and washers

Two sub-mini RG-59 coax cables (12 in. or 30.5 cm)

Safety Warnings

Translated versions of all the safety warnings are provided in the access point box and in Appendix A, "Translated Safety Warnings" section of the Cisco Aironet 1300 Series Outdoor Access Point/Bridge Hardware Installation Guide.

All Installations


Warning This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar with standard practices for preventing accidents. (To see translations of the warnings that appear in this publication, refer to the appendix "Translated Safety Warnings.") Statement 84



Warning Do not operate your wireless network device near unshielded blasting caps or in an explosive environment unless the device has been modified to be especially qualified for such use.
Statement 245B



Warning In order to comply with international radio frequency (RF) exposure limits, dish antennas should be placed at a minimum of 8.7 inches (22 cm) from the bodies of all persons. Other antennas should be placed a minimum of 7.9 inches (20 cm) from the bodies of all persons. Statement 246



Warning Do not work on the system or connect or disconnect cables during periods of lightning activity. Statement 1001



Warning This product relies on the building's installation for short-circuit (overcurrent) protection. Ensure that the protective device is rated not greater than: 15A
Statement 1005



Warning This equipment must be grounded. Never defeat the ground conductor or operate the equipment in the absence of a suitably installed ground conductor. Contact the appropriate electrical inspection authority or an electrician if you are uncertain that suitable grounding is available. Statement 1024



Warning Ultimate disposal of this product should be handled according to all national laws and regulations. Statement 1040



Warning Do not locate the antenna near overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can come into contact with such circuits. When installing the antenna, take extreme care not to come into contact with such circuits, as they may cause serious injury or death. For proper installation and grounding of the antenna, please refer to national and local codes (e.g. U.S.:NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, Article 810, in Canada: Canadian Electrical Code, Section 54).
Statement 1052


Outdoor and DC Power Source Installations

The following warning applies to outdoor and DC power source installations:


Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment. Statement 1030


DC Power Source Installations

The following warnings apply to DC power source installations:


Warning A readily accessible two-poled disconnect device must be incorporated in the fixed wiring.
Statement 1022



Warning Connect the unit only to DC power source that complies with the safety extra-low voltage (SELV) requirements in IEC 60950 based safety standards. Statement 1033


Safety Precautions


Note To meet regulatory restrictions, the external antenna access point unit and the external antenna must be professionally installed. The network administration or other IT professional responsible for installing and configuring the unit is a suitable professional installer. Following installation, access to the unit should be password protected by the network administrator to maintain regulatory compliance.


Each year hundreds of people are killed or injured when attempting to install an antenna. In many of these cases, the victim is aware of the danger of electrocution, but does not take adequate steps to avoid the hazard.

For your safety, and to help you properly install hardware, please read and follow these safety precautions. They may save your life!

1. If you are installing an antenna for the first time, for your own safety as well as others, seek assistance from a person with skills and knowledge related to the construction and operation of electrical equipment and has received safety training on the hazards involved.

2. Keep safety as well as performance in mind when selecting your installation site Remember: electric power lines and phone lines look alike. Always assume that overhead lines are very dangerous.

3. Call your electric power company. Tell them your plans, and ask them to look at your proposed installation. This is a reasonable request considering the danger.

4. Plan your installation carefully and completely before you begin. Successful raising of a mast or tower is largely a matter of coordination. Assign each person a specific task, and ensure that they know what to do and when to do it. Put one person in charge of the operation to issue instructions and watch for signs of trouble.

5. When installing your antenna, remember:

a. Do not use a metal ladder.

b. Do not work on a wet or windy day.

c. Do dress properly—shoes with rubber soles and heels, gloves, long sleeved shirt or jacket.

6. If the assembly starts to fall, get away from it and let it fall. Remember, the antenna, mast, cable, and metal guy wires are excellent conductors of electrical current and may touch power lines.

7. If any part of the antenna system comes in contact with a power line, don't touch it or try to remove it yourself. Call your local power company. They can remove it safely.

If an accident occurs with the power lines, call for qualified emergency help immediately.

Typical Access Point Installation Components

The access point is designed to be installed in an indoor or outdoor environment, typically on a wall, tower, or tall building. A typical installation diagram is shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1 Typical Installation Diagram


Note Ground wires must comply with Sections 810 and 820 of the National Electrical Code and Section 54 of the Canadian Electrical Code.



Warning This equipment must be grounded. Never defeat the ground conductor or operate the equipment in the absence of a suitably installed ground conductor. Contact the appropriate electrical inspection authority or an electrician if you are uncertain that suitable grounding is available. Statement 1024



Caution To ensure correct installation and grounding, install the access point in compliance with your local and national electrical codes: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70, National Electrical Code (U.S.); Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, CSA 22.1 (Canada); and if local or national electrical codes are not available, refer to IEC 364, Part 1 through 7 (other countries).


Note The ground block and grounding wire are not required when both the access point and the antenna are mounted in a sheltered indoor environment.


Deploying Lightweight Access Points on the Wireless Network

Prior to beginning the actual lightweight access point deployment, perform these tasks:

Ensure that a site survey has been performed.

Ensure that your network infrastructure devices are operational and properly configured.

Ensure that your controllers are connected to switch trunk ports.

Ensure that your switch is configured with untagged access ports for connecting your access points.

Ensure that a DHCP server with Option 43 configured is reachable by your access points or manually configure the controller information in the access point (for additional information, refer to the Cisco Aironet 1300 Series Outdoor Access Point/Bridge Hardware Installation Guide).

Choosing a Mounting Location

Choosing a good mounting location for the access point is important because it affects the reliability of the wireless link and maximum data rates it can support. The most important considerations are distance between wireless devices and clearance from obstacles. The mounting location can be a wall, ceiling, the top or side of a building, or on a tower providing a clear unobstructed line-of-sight to the wireless devices.

With the integrated antenna access point configuration, the location must allow the access point to be oriented in the proper direction.

With the external antenna access point configuration, the external antenna must be located within line-of-sight of the wireless devices. The access point can be located in a convenient location that minimizes the cable length to the antenna.


Note To meet regulatory restrictions, the external antenna access point and the external antenna must be professionally installed. The network administration or other IT professional responsible for installing and configuring the unit is a suitable professional installer. Following installation, access to the unit should be password protected by the network administrator to maintain regulatory compliance.


Signal Path Distance

In an environment without obstacles in the signal path, the maximum operating distance depends primarily on the type of antennas and the free space loss between the access point and wireless devices. Make sure your proposed mounting site is within range of the wireless devices.


Note When operating as an access point, the maximum communication distance is approximately 1 mile.


Antenna Polarization

The integrated antenna radiates and receives vertically polarized radio signals. Polarization helps reduce interference because the antenna tends to reject cross-polarized signals from other sources.


Note For the multi-point links, Cisco recommends that you use vertical polarization on all antennas; however, on point-to-point links you can also use horizontal polarization on both ends of the link. To operate correctly, the antennas at each end of the wireless link should have the same polarization.


The following lightweight access point antenna is vertically polarized:

5.2-dBi omni-directional antennas

The following lightweight access point antennas can be vertically or horizontally polarized depending on their mounting orientation:

10-dBi a yagi antennas

9-dBi patch wall-mount antenna

Signal Path Clearance

A radio beam travels from the access point to another in a straight line. Therefore, the path between the antennas must be free of major obstacles. The effects of obstacles and terrain, both along and near the path, have a significant bearing on the propagation of radio signals and can cause both interference and signal cancellation.

When choosing a site, consider the effects of the following common obstacles:

Trees and large plants

A tree directly in the path can totally block the signal. With clearance above the trees there are usually no secondary effects, but you should allow for future tree growth.

Man-made obstacles

A large round container such as a gas storage reservoir or water tower that is partially in the path causes some blocking. These obstacles may also reflect some energy, which can interfere with other receivers. Square or rectangular objects in or near the path have rectangular surfaces that can block and diffract signals over and around them.

Internal building obstacles

When mounting the access point in an indoor location, the signal can be block obstructions, such as walls, office cublicles, steel file cabinets, metal ducts, and metal shelving. These obstacles can also reflect some energy, which can interfere with radio receivers.

For tower installations, you may need to climb the tower to the proposed mounting location to verify a clear path to the other site. If trees are in the line of signal propagation, leave extra clearance above them for future growth into the signal path.

Physical Site Inspection

Perform a visual inspection of the site to ascertain and document the physical characteristics of the site and to ensure that all requirements are met for the proper installation and operation of the system.

Contact Information and Access Permissions

Make sure the following general requirements are met before beginning the installation:

Validate customer-provided information, such as site contact names and telephone numbers.

Examine the building (tenant) lease to verify or establish building roof or tower rights. If available, use layout drawings to evaluate the feasibility of modifications or special permits that might be necessary.

For a tower-mounted installation, find out if the owner, operator, or landlord requires a professional or certified tower climber to do the work.

Physical Site

Make sure the following physical site requirements are met before beginning the installation:

Identify the roof area, wall, or tower for mounting the access point.

Determine the access area, such as a stairway or a ladder.

Identify existing equipment installations and assess the condition of proposed towers or mounting structures.

Assess environmental conditions, such as temperature, ventilation, and humidity.

Cable Routes

Make sure the following cable route requirements are met before beginning the installation:

Identify cable routes, building entry points, and any special routing or support requirements (conduits, bracing, cable trays, safety structures, and so on). Make sure the total cable length between the access point and the power injector is no greater than 100 meters.

Identify necessary floor, roof, or wall penetrations and specify the locations.

Document existing grounding system and connection requirements for new equipment.

Refer to these electrical codes for your local regulations:

NFPA 70 (US National Electrical Code)

Canadian Electrical Code, Part1, CSA 22.1

IEC 364, Part 1 through 7 for other countries


Caution To prevent damage to the access point or power injector, connect all coax cables from the power injector to the access point and connect the power jack to the power injector before applying power.

Lightning Arrestor

In outdoor antenna installations, your antenna and access point can be damaged by surges that develop on the antenna and cable from close lightning strikes. You can use a lightning arrestor (such as AIR-ACC-3354) to help protect your access point system from static electricity and lightning-induced surges; however, an arrestor will not prevent damage from a direct lightning hit.

A lightning arrestor is a 50-ohm transmission line with a gas discharge tube positioned between the center conductor and ground. This gas discharge tube changes from an open circuit to a short circuit almost instantly (100 nanoseconds) in the presence of voltage and energy surges, providing a path to ground for the energy surge.

A lightning arrestor should be installed between your outdoor antenna and the access point. You should connect a 6 AWG copper wire from the arrestor to a good earth ground.

Mounting the Access Point

This section describes how to mount the access point and position the antenna and contains the following topics:

Required Tools and Fasteners

Window Mounting

Wall or Ceiling Mounting Bracket

Rooftop or Wall Mount

Tower Mount

Mast Mount

Applying Coax Seal Tape

Assembling the Mounting Hardware

Attaching the Mounting Bracket

Rooftop Support or Small Mast Diameters

Mounting the Access Point on a Support

Personnel installing the access point must understand wireless installation techniques and grounding methods.


Note To meet regulatory restrictions, the external antenna access point unit and the external antenna must be professionally installed. The network administration or other IT professional responsible for installing and configuring the unit is a suitable professional installer. Following installation, access to the unit should be password protected by the network administrator to maintain regulatory compliance.


These procedures focus on general mounting and cable-routing topics. For information about assembling the mounting hardware, see the "Assembling the Mounting Hardware" section.

Required Tools and Fasteners

This section describes the required tools, cables, and fasteners.

Tools

Mounting the access point requires the following tools:

7-mm, 8-mm, and 13-mm wrench or socket for mult-function mount

Two 7/16 wrenches or sockets for roof mount

Crimping tool for F-connectors that accommodates RG6/U cable (http://www.tessco.com)

Crimping tool for ground lug, Panduit CT-1004 or equivalent (http://onlinecatalog.panduit.com)

You may also require tools for user-supplied hardware or fasteners.

Cables

Cisco recommends the following types of coaxial cable for the access point-to-power injector connections:

Table 1 Recommended Coaxial Cable Types

Cable Type
Belden Part #
Times Fiber Part #
Channel Master Part #

RG6

9077

2360-T660-VB or
2560-T690-VB

9539

RG59/U

1426A

02345-T5953-VB

9540

RG59/U

1505A

02183-T5967-VB

-

RG11/U

8213

02362-T1153-VB

-


Fasteners

Identify requirements for special hardware or fasteners that are not supplied in the installation kit. For example, it might be necessary to secure the access point to an unusually large-diameter pipe or odd-shaped structural member that the supplied mounting bracket cannot accommodate.

The rooftop or wall mounting bracket requires the following user-provided fasteners:

Wooden structure—four 1/4 x 1 inch (minimum) lag bolts

Hollow walls—four 1/4-20 x 2 3/4 molly anchors

Concrete structure—four 1/4 x 1 3/4 inch (minimum) bolts with concrete anchors

The wall or ceiling mounting bracket requires the following user-provided fasteners:

Wooden structure—three 1/4 x 1 inch (minimum) lag bolts

Hollow walls—three 1/4-20 x 2 3/4 molly anchors

Concrete structure—three 1/4 x 1 3/4 inch (minimum) bolts with concrete anchors


Note For the user-provided fasteners, you must use the appropriate drill size recommended by your fastener vendor.


Pole or tower mounting requires U bolts that fit the pole or mast in use. One source is One source is McMaster-Carr's web site.

Document all the necessary tools, parts, brackets, hardware and accessories that are required for the installation and make sure you have them all before starting.

Window Mounting

When you are deploying a wireless access point link through a window, the window glass can introduce significant signal loss. Typical losses range from 5 to 15 dB per window, depending upon the type of glass. Deployment planning should take this extra loss into account conservatively when planning antenna gains and power settings. A thorough site survey is critical for deployments that require penetration through windows.

For additional information on a window mounting bracket, refer to the following URL:

http://www.terra-wave.com/shop/above-ceiling-tile-mounting-bracket-with-adjustable-height-p-665.html

General Guidelines

Many types of window glass allow radio signals to pass through easily while some types greatly restrict radio signals. These are some general guidelines for operating through window glass:

Avoid glass with metallic content or metallic coatings

Avoid glass with conductive gas between the panes

Avoid glass with embedded wire

Select windows at roughly the same height at both ends

Select windows with the least thickness

Ensure that radio signal quality tests are conducted through the glass before finalizing the site selection

Mounting Above a Suspended Ceiling

The access point can be mounted above a suspended ceiling in environmental air space using the wall or ceiling mounting bracket (refer to the "Wall or Ceiling Mounting Bracket" section).


Note The access point and power injector have adequate fire resistance and low smoke-producing characteristics to make them suitable for operation in a building's environmental air space (such as above suspended ceilings) in accordance with Section 300-22(C) of the National Electrical Code (NEC).



Note When mounting the access point or power injector in a building's environmental air space, you must use coax and Ethernet cables suitable for operation in environmental air space in accordance with Section 300-22(C) of the National Electrical Code (NEC).



Note The power module is not rated for mounting above suspended ceilings.


Wall or Ceiling Mounting Bracket

The access point supports a wall or ceiling mounting bracket that can be used only with the external antenna access point unit (see Figure 2). The bracket can be used indoors only.

Installing the access point on a wall or ceiling includes the following subtasks:

1. Mounting the unit

2. Routing the cables (normal)

3. Activating the link

Figure 2 Access Point with Wall or Ceiling Mounting Bracket

Mounting the Access Point

To mount the external antenna access point unit using the wall or ceiling mounting bracket, follow these steps:


Step 1 Choose a mounting location for the access point. For more information, see "Choosing a Mounting Location" section.

Step 2 Find a solid mounting position for the mounting bracket, such as a stud or main building member on a building wall or ceiling. It may be necessary to utilize a stud finder to find a wooden structural member.

Step 3 Place the mounting bracket on the access point as shown in Figure 2 and snap into position. The bracket has an opening that corresponds to the shape of the access point with a flat cut-out segment that corresponds to the access point connector area.


Note The bracket support feet must be positioned towards the front of the access point.


Step 4 Mount the access point using the following user-provided hardware:

Wooden structure—three 1/4 x 1 inch (minimum) lag bolts

Hollow walls—three 1/4-20 x 2 3/4 molly anchors

Concrete structure—three 1/4 x 1 inch (minimum) bolts with concrete anchors


Note Examine the structure to ensure that the mounting location is not deteriorating or weak. You are responsible for ensuring that the mounting location can adequately support the access point.


Step 5 Tighten the bolts to secure the access point mounting bracket to the wall or ceiling.


Mounting the Power Injector on the Access Point

When using the wall or ceiling mounting bracket, you can mount the power injector directly on the access point mounting lugs (see Figure 3) using the hardware included with the bracket.


Note When mounted together, the access point and power injector must be mounted in a sheltered indoor environment.


Figure 3 Mounting the Power Injector on the Access Point

The following hardware used to mount the power injector on the access point is supplied with the wall or ceiling mounting bracket kit:

Four hex head bolts with serrated flange (M6x1x10 mm)

Four washers

Two short sub-mini RG-59 coax cables (12 in.)

Tighten the bolts to secure the power injector to the access point. Torque bolts to 6 to 8 ft-lbs.

Connecting the Cables

This procedure explains how to connect the cables and how to ground the access point:


Step 1 Connect the two short coax cables to the power injector and to the access point.


Caution To prevent damage to the access point or power injector, connect all coax cables from the power injector to the access point and connect the power jack to the power injector before applying power.

Step 2 Find the building's grounding electrode system and then connect the access point ground lug to it using
6 AWG copper wire. Use a crimping tool to crimp the wire to the ground lug. For more information about attaching the ground lug to the access point, see Step 3 and Step 4 in the "Attaching the Housing Bracket to the Access Point" section. See Figure 11 for the ground lug location.


Warning This equipment must be grounded. Never defeat the ground conductor or operate the equipment in the absence of a suitably installed ground conductor. Contact the appropriate electrical inspection authority or an electrician if you are uncertain that suitable grounding is available. Statement 1024



Note The grounding block and grounding wire are not required when mounting both the access point and the antenna in a sheltered indoor environment.



Rooftop or Wall Mount

The mounting kit has a rooftop mounting bracket that is suitable for flat roofs, sloping roofs, and outdoor walls. Mounting the access point on a rooftop or wall includes the following subtasks:

1. Mounting the access point

2. Routing the cables

This warning applies to outdoor installations.


Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment. Statement 1030


Mounting the Access Point

To mount the access point on a rooftop or wall, follow these steps:


Step 1 Choose a mounting location for the access point. If you are using the integrated antenna, the mounting location must provide a clear signal path to the remote access point. For more information, see "Choosing a Mounting Location" section.

Step 2 Find a solid mounting position for the base bracket, such as a stud or main building member on a roof or external wall. It may be necessary to utilize a stud finder to find wooden structural members.

Step 3 Assemble the rooftop mount. For more information, see the "Assembling the Rooftop Mount" section.

Step 4 Mount the rooftop bracket at the mounting location using the following user-provided hardware:

Wooden structure—four 1/4 x 2 inch (minimum) lag bolts

Concrete structure—four 1/4 x 1 inch (minimum) bolts with concrete anchors

Figure 4 shows the rooftop mast assembly:

Figure 4 Roof-Mount Mast

Make sure that the mounting pole is vertical. You can rotate the foot of the bracket to adjust the vertical position for wall or sloped-roof mounting locations.

Step 5 Tighten the bolts to secure the mounting pole to the mounting foot. Torque nuts to 12 to 14 ft-lb.

Step 6 Attach the access point to the vertical section of the pole using the supplied brackets and hardware. For more information, see the "Assembling the Mounting Hardware" section.

Figure 5 shows the access point mounted on the rooftop mast:

Figure 5 Roof-Mount Assembly

Step 7 Point the antenna as accurately as possible in the direction of the remote antenna. The integrated antenna is correctly positioned when the flat face of the radome faces the remote antenna.


Routing the Cables

This procedure explains how to route the power injector cables from the access point to a grounding block. The grounding block should be installed at the building entry point.

To route and connect cables, follow these steps:


Step 1 Unspool two 75-ohm cables the full length from the access point to the grounding block, laying them out straight without kinks. Do not cut the cables until you know the total required length between the access point and grounding block.

Step 2 Install F-connectors on the access point end of each cable and connect the cables to the access point. For outdoor locations, the cables should slope downward from the access point connectors so that moisture runs away from the access point during rainstorms. If necessary, form drip loops near the connectors.

Step 3 Dress the cables along the path from the access point to the grounding block. Secure the cables as you go using UV-stabilized Ty-Wraps or equivalent fasteners.

Step 4 Cut the cables to length, install F-connectors on the ends, and connect them to the grounding block.


Caution To prevent damage to the access point or power injector, connect all coax cables from the power injector to the access point and connect the power jack to the power injector before applying power.

Note The grounding block must be connected to the building's grounding electrode system by 14 AWG copper wire or larger.


Step 5 Find the building's grounding electrode system and then connect the access point ground lug to it using
6 AWG copper wire. Use a crimping tool to crimp the wire to the ground lug. For more information about attaching the ground lug to the access point, see Step 3 and Step 4 in the "Attaching the Housing Bracket to the Access Point" section. See Figure 11 for the ground lug location.


Caution To ensure correct installation and grounding, install the access point in compliance with your local and national electrical codes: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70, National Electrical Code (U.S.); Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, CSA 22.1 (Canada); and if local or national electrical codes are not available, refer to IEC 364, Part I through Part 7 (other countries).

Note Local code may require grounding of the rooftop mount.


Step 6 For outdoor locations, weather seal all coaxial connectors by wrapping them with the sealant tape provided with the installation kit. For more information, see the "Applying Coax Seal Tape" section.


Tower Mount

A professional installer must install the access point on a tower. A professional installer has skills and knowledge related to the construction, operation, and installation of electrical equipment and has received safety training on the hazards involved.

Installing the access point on a tower includes the following subtasks:

1. Mounting the access point

2. Routing the cables (normal or lightning protected)

3. Activating the link

This warning applies to outdoor access point installations.


Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment. Statement 1030


Mounting the Access Point

To mount the access point on a tower, follow these steps:


Step 1 Choose a mounting location on the tower for the access point. If you are using the integrated antenna, the mounting location must provide a clear signal path to the remote access point. For more information, see "Choosing a Mounting Location" section.

Step 2 Find a suitable mounting support or install a mounting pole for the access point. The mounting bracket accommodates poles from 1.25 to 2.75 inches (30.5 to 69.9 mm) in diameter; the supplied U bolts fit 1.25 to 1.75-inch poles only. You can find this type of hardware at http://www.rohnnet.com.

Step 3 Hoist the access point assembly to the mounting location. The mounting brackets have openings for hoisting the unit.

Step 4 Attach the access point to the mounting pole using appropriate hardware (see Figure 6). For more information, see the "Assembling the Mounting Hardware" section.

Step 5 Point the antenna as accurately as possible in the direction of the remote antenna. The integrated antenna is correctly positioned when the flat face of the radome faces the remote antenna.


Warning This equipment must be grounded. Never defeat the ground conductor or operate the equipment in the absence of a suitably installed ground conductor. Contact the appropriate electrical inspection authority or an electrician if you are uncertain that suitable grounding is available. Statement 1024

Caution To ensure correct installation and grounding, install the access point in compliance with your local and national electrical codes: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70, National Electrical Code (U.S.); Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, CSA 22.1 (Canada); and if local or national electrical codes are not available, refer to IEC 364, Part I through Part 7 (other countries).

Note Local code may require grounding of the tower mount.


Step 6 Find the building's grounding electrode system and then connect the access point ground lug to it using
6 AWG copper wire. Use a crimping tool to crimp the wire to the ground lug. For more information about attaching the ground lug to the access point, see Step 3 and Step 4 in the "Attaching the Housing Bracket to the Access Point" section. See Figure 11 for the ground lug location.


Routing the Cables for Lightning Protection

In areas where lightning strikes are common and when the access point is mounted high on the tower, ground the shields of the RG6 coaxial cables to the tower at regular intervals. This precaution helps protect the access point and power injector from lightning damage. The recommended spacing between grounds is 200 ft (60 m). In areas of especially high lightning risk, space the grounds even closer.


Note Be sure to comply with the tower owner's policies and local codes. Drilling into tower structures, damaging painted surfaces, or other alterations can affect the tower's long-term integrity.


To route and connect cables for lightning protection follow these steps:


Step 1 Mount grounding blocks to the tower at intervals of about 200 ft (60 m) along the cable route. Make sure each grounding block makes good electrical (metal-to-metal) contact with the tower.

Step 2 Cut cable segments for each interval and preinstall F-connectors.

Step 3 Secure the cable segments along the route using UV-stabilized Ty-Wraps or equivalent fasteners.

Step 4 Connect all cable segments. For outdoor installations, use drip loops at each point to assure that water runs away from the connectors.

Step 5 Proceed to the following procedure, starting from the lowest grounding block instead of from the access point.


Routing the Cables Normally

To route and connect power injector cables normally, follow these steps:


Step 1 Unspool two 75-ohm cables the full length of the tower, laying them out straight without kinks. Do not cut the cables until you know the total required length between the access point and grounding block.

Step 2 Install F-connectors on the cable ends before climbing the tower.

Step 3 Tie a rope near the end of the two cables, and secure it using black electrical tape. Make sure that the connectors do not support any cable weight.

Step 4 From the tower, use the rope to pull the cables up from the ground, making sure that they pass along a tower member where they can be securely fastened. Leave ample cable for a service loop at the access point.

Step 5 Secure the cables to the tower and along the route to the building grounding block using UV-stabilized Ty-Wraps or equivalent fasteners.


Warning This equipment must be grounded. Never defeat the ground conductor or operate the equipment in the absence of a suitably installed ground conductor. Contact the appropriate electrical inspection authority or an electrician if you are uncertain that suitable grounding is available. Statement 1024

Caution To prevent damage to the access point or power injector, connect all coax cables from the power injector to the access point and connect the power jack to the power injector before applying power.

Note The grounding block must be connected to the building's grounding system by 14 AWG copper wire or larger.


Step 6 Connect the cables to the access point (or lowest grounding block on the tower). The cables should slope downward so that moisture runs away from the connectors during rainstorms. If necessary, form drip loops near the connectors.

Step 7 Cut the cables to length, install F-connectors on the ends, and connect them to the grounding block.

Step 8 Weather seal all coaxial connectors by wrapping them with the sealant tape provided with the installation kit. For more information, see the "Applying Coax Seal Tape" section.


Mast Mount

Mounting the access point on a tall mast makes antenna positioning difficult because you cannot view the access point LEDs or adjust the antenna vertically. If possible, use a mast short enough so that you can reach the access point from a step ladder or other support. Otherwise, you may need to take down the mast to adjust the antenna position.

Mounting the access point on a mast includes the following subtasks:

1. Preparing the mast

2. Mounting the access point

3. Routing mast cables

4. Raising the mast and connecting cables

This warning applies to outdoor installations.


Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment. Statement 1030


Preparing the Mast

To prepare the mast, follow these steps:


Step 1 Choose a mounting location for the mast. For more information, see the "Choosing a Mounting Location" section.

Step 2 Find a solid mounting position on the building for the mast mounting bracket, such as a stud or main building member on a roof or external wall. Use a stud finder, if necessary, to find wooden structural members.

Step 3 Find the mast-mounting hardware and guy wire.

Step 4 Find and install the guy line mounting points. A minimum of three, preferably four, guy lines should hold the mast in position.

Step 5 Measure the length of the guy lines by attaching the lines to the mast at their mounting point and unspooling them to the attachment points.

Step 6 Raise the mast to its vertical position and temporarily secure all guy lines to their mounting points.

Step 7 Ensure that the mast is vertical using a level on two sides (90 degrees apart) of the pole. Adjust guy lines as necessary and note their attachment points.

Step 8 Take down the mast.


Mounting the Access Point

To mount the access point on the mast, follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach the access point near the top of the mast.

If the mast is the same diameter as the rooftop support, you can use the supplied hardware. The mounting brackets accommodate a small mast (see Figure 6). For more information, see the "Assembling the Mounting Hardware" section.

Figure 6 Access Point Attached to a Small Mounting Pole

1

U bolt (2 supplied)

2

Small mast, 1.25 to 2.5 inches
(30.5 to 63.5 mm) in diameter


Step 2 Connect the ground lug on the access point to the mast using #6 gauge wire. Use a crimping tool to secure the wire to the ground lug. Use a mast clamp or tapped screws into the mast for the mast connections.


Routing Mast Cables

To route and connect cables, follow these steps:


Step 1 Unspool two 75-ohm cables the full length from the access point to the grounding block, laying them out straight without kinks. Do not cut the cables until you know the total required length between access point and grounding block.

Step 2 Install F-connectors on the access point end of each cable and connect the cables to the access point. The cables should slope downward from the access point connectors (when the mast is raised) so that moisture runs away from the access point during rainstorms. If necessary, form drip loops near the connector.

Step 3 Secure the cables to the mast using UV-stabilized Ty-Wraps or equivalent fasteners.

Step 4 Weather seal all coaxial connectors by wrapping them with the sealant tape provided with the installation kit. For more information, see the "Applying Coax Seal Tape" section.


Raising the Mast and Connecting Cables

To raise the mast and connect cables, follow these steps:


Step 1 Tilt the mast assembly to the upright position, set the mast in its mounting base clamp, orient the antenna in the direction of the remote antenna, and secure the guy wires.

Step 2 Tighten the mast clamp so the mast is secure but so that it can be rotated for final adjustments in positioning.


Warning This equipment must be grounded. Never defeat the ground conductor or operate the equipment in the absence of a suitably installed ground conductor. Contact the appropriate electrical inspection authority or an electrician if you are uncertain that suitable grounding is available. Statement 1024

Caution To ensure correct installation and grounding, install the access point in compliance with your local and national electrical codes: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70, National Electrical Code (U.S.); Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, CSA 22.1 (Canada); and if local or national electrical codes are not available, refer to IEC 364, Part I through Part 7 (other countries).

Step 3 Find the building's grounding electrode system and then connect the mast to it using 6 AWG copper wire. For more information about attaching the ground lug to the access point, see Step 3 and Step 4 in the "Attaching the Housing Bracket to the Access Point" section. See Figure 11 for the ground lug location.

Step 4 Dress the cables along the path from the mast to the grounding block. Secure the cables as you go using UV-stabilized Ty-Wraps or equivalent fasteners.


Caution To prevent damage to the access point or power injector, connect all coax cables from the power injector to the access point and connect the power jack to the power injector before applying power.

Note The grounding block must be connected to the building's grounding system by # 14 AWG copper wire or larger.


Step 5 Cut the cables to length, install F-connectors on the ends, and connect them to the grounding block.

Step 6 Weather seal all coaxial connectors by wrapping them with the sealant tape provided with the installation kit. For more information, see the "Applying Coax Seal Tape" section.


Applying Coax Seal Tape

You must weather seal all coaxial connections using the Coax-Seal tape provided in the mounting kit. Coax connections that are not properly sealed permit moisture to enter the connection, which leads to performance degradation or link problems.

The following connectors must be weather sealed:

F-connectors, located at the access point and each grounding block.

R-TNC antenna connectors, when using the access point with an external antenna.


Note Do not use only plastic electrical tape on the connectors because it deteriorates during long-term exposure to ultraviolet light and extreme weather.


To apply Coax Seal, follow these steps:


Step 1 Make sure that the coaxial cables, connectors, and the connector area are clean and dry.

Step 2 Peel the paper backing from a 10-inch length of Coax-Seal tape.

Step 3 Wrap each access point connector with the tape, starting at the coaxial cable, extending across the connector body, and finishing close the access point or grounding block. Overlap each turn at least 50 percent so there is a double thickness over all areas (see Figure 8).


Note To simplify removal of the connector in the future, you can first wrap the connector with a good grade of electrical tape before applying the Coax-Seal. You should tightly wrap the electrical tape and overlap each turn at least 25 percent for full coverage.


Figure 7 Coax Seal Tape Application

Step 4 Using your fingers, mold and form the Coax-Seal around the cable and connector to form a smooth surface. Make sure to squeeze out any air pockets (see Figure 8).

Figure 8 Coax Seal Tape after Forming into Shape

Step 5 Visually inspect the seal to make sure the entire connector area is completely covered. If you find gaps, apply additional Coax-Seal over the existing material and then mold it to shape.

Step 6 Repeat this procedure for each coaxial connection on the access point and grounding blocks.


Assembling the Mounting Hardware

The access point mounting hardware can accommodate tower, mast, or rooftop installations. The mounting hardware comprises the following key parts:

Housing brackets

Mounting bracket

Rooftop mount or wall mounting bracket

Assembling the Rooftop Mount

The rooftop mount or wall mounting bracket (see Figure 9) is used to mount your access point to a flat horizontal or vertical surface, such as a building roof or wall. You must assemble the rooftop mount before you can use it. Skip this section if you are not using the rooftop mount.

To assemble the mount, follow the instructions below:


Step 1 Place a washer on the long flanged hex bolt.

Step 2 Place the end of the mast pipe with the bolt holes into the base plate (see Figure 9).

Figure 9 Rooftop Support Bolt Locations

1

Long flanged hex bolt

3

Carriage bolt

2

Carriage bolt

 

Step 3 Align the holes in the mast pipe with the holes in the base plate.

Step 4 Insert the long flanged hex bolt and washer into the upper holes on the base plate and through the mast pipe (see Figure 9).

Step 5 Place a washer and hex nut on the end of the long flanged hex bolt and hand-tighten.

Step 6 Position the mast pipe and base plate as shown in Figure 9.

Step 7 Align the lower square hole in the mast pipe with the semi-circular cut-out on the base plate.

Step 8 Place the carriage bolt into the square hole on the inside of the mast pipe.

Step 9 Place a washer and hex nut on the end of the carriage bolt and hand-tighten.

Step 10 Repeat Steps 8 and 9 for the other square hole.

You have completed the assembly of your rooftop or wall mount. To mount your rooftop or wall mount, please refer the "Mounting the Access Point" section.


Attaching the Housing Bracket to the Access Point

To attach the housing bracket to the access point, follow these steps:


Step 1 Before attempting to attach the housing bracket, refer to Figure 10.

Figure 10 Housing Bracket Attachment

1

Housing bracket

3

Hang pin

2

Hex bolt with serrated flange

4
 

Step 2 Attach the housing bracket to the housing using four hex bolts. Torque bolts to 8 to 10 ft-lb.

Step 3 Apply a thin layer of electrical joint compound to the access point at the ground lug location (See Figure 11).

Figure 11 Ground Lug Attachment Point

1

Threaded mounting studs for the ground lug


Step 4 Attach the supplied ground lug to the two threaded mounting studs on the access point using the two supplied locking Hex nuts. Torque the nuts to 10 to 12 in-lb.


Note Do not remove the two factory installed lock nuts on the mounting studs.



Note After you install the access point on its support, connect this ground to the building ground using
6 AWG wire.



Attaching the Mounting Bracket

The mounting bracket is suitable for rooftop, mast, or tower supports. How you attach the mounting bracket to the support depends on the mast diameter, as follows:

Mast Type
Mast Diameter
Mast Attachment

Rooftop support
or small mast

1.25 to 2.75 in.
(30.5 to 69.9 mm)

Attach the mast to the mounting bracket between the bracket and access point (see Figure 12)


Rooftop Support or Small Mast Diameters

Use this procedure to attach the mounting bracket to the rooftop support or to a mast with a diameter between 1.25 and 2.75 inches (30.5 to 69.9 mm). For masts other than the rooftop support, use U bolts that fit the mast in use.

To attach the mounting bracket to the rooftop support or small mast, follow these steps:


Step 1 Position the mounting bracket next to the mounting pole so that the arrow on the bracket points up.

Figure 12 Mounting Bracket Assembly for Rooftop Support

1

U bolt

4

Hex nut

2

Mounting bracket

5

Roof mounting mast

3

Flat washer

6

Hang pin slot


Step 2 Attach the mounting bracket to the mast using two U bolts and four nuts and washers.


Note If you are using the integrated antenna, loosely tighten the U bolts so you can adjust the access point horizontally for antenna positioning.



Mounting the Access Point on a Support

This warning applies to outdoor installations:


Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment. Statement 1030


To attach the access point to a support, follow these steps:


Step 1 Mount the housing bracket to the mounting bracket by sliding the hang pins on the housing bracket into the hang pin slots on the mounting bracket. The connectors should face downward (See Figure 13).

Figure 13 Mounting the Access Point to the Support

1

Hex bolt with serrated flange and washer (4 locations)


Step 2 Secure the housing bracket to the support bracket with four hex bolts and flat washers.


Note If you are using the integrated antenna, loosely tighten the U bolts so you can adjust the access point horizontally for antenna positioning.


Step 3 Roughly position the integrated antenna by pointing the flat face of the access point toward the site of the remote access point.

Step 4 After aligning the antenna, tighten all mounting bolts to 6 to 10 ft-lbs.


Activating the Lightweight Access Point

Prior to activating the lightweight access points, ensure the following:

Your network infrastructure devices are operational and properly configured.

Your controllers are connected to switch trunk ports.

Your switch is configured with untagged access ports for connecting your access points.

A DHCP server with Option 43 configured is reachable by your access points or that the access points are configured with controller information. For additonal information, refer to the Cisco Aironet 1300 Series Outdoor Access Point/Bridge Hardware Installation Guide and the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Configuration Guide.

To activate an access point, follow these steps:


Step 1 Ensure that the dual coax cables are connected to the access point connectors.

Step 2 Ensure that proper grounding is connected to the access point.

Step 3 Ensure that lightning arrestors are connected for externally mounted access points.

Step 4 Ensure that the dual coax cables are connected to the power injector.

Step 5 Connect the power plug from the power module to the power injector.

Step 6 Connect an Ethernet LAN cable to the power injector.

Step 7 Plug the power module AC cable into an AC power outlet.


Manually Configuring Controller Information Using the Lightweight Access Point CLI

In a new installation, when your lightweight access point is unable to reach a DHCP server, you can manually configure needed controller information using the access point CLI.


Note The CLI commands in this section can be used only on a lightweight access point that is not associated to a controller.


The static information configured with the CLI commands are used by the access point to connect with a controller. After connecting with the controller, the controller reconfigures the access point with new controller settings, however, the static access point IP address and Gateway IP address continue to be used.

Connecting to the Console Serial Port

To access the access point CLI interface, you can connect a PC to the power injector console serial port using a DB-9 to RJ-45 serial cable.


Note On lightweight access points, you can only use the CLI interface when the access point is not associated with a controller.


Follow these steps to open the CLI by connecting to the console serial port:


Step 1 Connect a nine-pin, female DB-9 to RJ-45 serial cable to the RJ-45 serial port on the power injector and to the COM port on your PC. Figure 14 shows the power injector's console serial port connector.

Figure 14 Console Serial Port Connector

1

Console serial port connector (RJ-45 connector)

 


Note The Cisco part number for the DB-9 to RJ-45 serial cable is AIR-CONCAB1200. Browse to http://www.cisco.com/go/marketplace to order a serial cable.


Step 2 Set up a terminal emulator to communicate with the access point. Use the following settings for the terminal emulator connection: 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control.

Step 3 When the terminal emulator is activated, press Enter. An Enter Network Password window appears.

Step 4 Enter your username in the User Name field. The default username is Cisco.

Step 5 Enter the access point password in the Password field and press Enter. The default password is Cisco.

When the CLI activates, you can enter CLI commands.


Configuring Controller Information

Use these Exec mode CLI commands to manually configure controller information on a new access point:

lwapp ap ip address <IP address> <subnet mask>

lwapp ip default-gateway IP-address

lwapp controller ip address IP-address

lwapp ap hostname name

Where name is the access point name on the controller.


Note The default Enable password is Cisco.


Clearing Manually Entered Controller Information

When you need to move your access point to a different location in your network, you must clear the manually entered controller information to allow your access point to associate with a different controller.


Note This command requires the controller-configured Enable password to enter the CLI EXEC mode.


You can use these EXEC mode CLI commands to clear or remove the manually entered controller information:

clear lwapp ap ip address

clear lwapp ip default-gateway

clear lwapp controller ip address

clear lwapp ap hostname

Manually Resetting the Lightweight Access Point to Defaults

You can manually reset your lightweight access point to default settings using this EXEC mode CLI command:

clear lwapp private-config


Note This command requires the controller configured Enable password to enter the CLI EXEC mode.


Using a DC Power Source

The access point can be powered from a DC power source using the optional LR2T power injector. The following sections identify the maximum cable length that can be supported in these environments using a few different coax cable types.

When choosing cables other than those shown in the following examples, take care to ensure that the RF characteristics of the new cable meets or exceeds the RF characteristics of the cable examples up to
500 MHz. Also, be sure to use good quality cable connectors and grounding blocks such that the DC resistive losses associated with all the connections "combined" are less than 0.2 ohms.


Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment. Statement 1030



Note The Cisco Aironet Power Injector LR2T must be used with a DC power source.


Electrical Load-Dump Protection

In battery power systems, a load-dump occurs when the battery is disconnected from the charging system while supplying power, and the devices connected to the battery system must dissipate the very large energy transient that is produced. For example, this situation can occur if the battery cables are loose or in a service shop where a mechanic accidentally removes the battery cable while the engine is running.

In order to comply with the transportation vehicle load-dump requirements specified in SAE 1211 and SAE1455 standards, you must use an external load-dump protection device. This device must be connected to the power cable between your vehicle's battery system and the power injector.

You must install an external load-dump protection device in all vehicle systems that can experience a load-dump and that are supplying +24 VDC (or above) to the power injector.

For more information on load-dump protection devices, refer to Appendix I of the Cisco Aironet 1300 Series Outdoor Access Point/Bridge Hardware Installation Guide.

DC Power Cable and Connector

When using a DC power source, you are responsible for providing the power cable, fuse, and power connector used for the power injector. The power injector requires an external power supply capable of supplying 13 W of power at a typical vehicle battery voltage: +12 VDC, +24 VDC, or +40 VDC. For the power cable, the positive voltage is connected to the center pin and the return is connected to the external barrel of the power plug.


Warning A readily accessible two-poled disconnect device must be incorporated in the fixed wiring.
Statement 1022



Warning Connect the unit only to DC power source that complies with the safety extra-low voltage (SELV) requirements in IEC 60950 based safety standards. Statement 1033



Caution Only a qualified electrician or service person should make and install the power cable with in-line fuse supplying DC-power to the power injector.


Caution To prevent damage to the access point or power injector, connect all coax cables from the power injector to the access point and connect the power jack to the power injector before applying power.

The power plug has a screw-on cap to secure the power cable to the power injector. The mating power plug is a Switchcraft 760K (see Figure 15).

Figure 15 Power Plug

Inline Power Fuse

When you mount the access point in a vehicle, an inline power fuse must be used in the positive (+) power line going to the power injector.


Note The inline power fuse must be listed and certified to the appropriate safety standards for the country where the access point is installed.


Table 2 provides the inline power fuse requirements:

Table 2 Inline Power Fuse Requirement

Vehicle Power Source
Inline Fuse (Slow-blow)

+12 VDC

1.7 A

+24 VDC

600 mA

+37.5 VDC

360 mA

+40 VDC

335 mA


Coax Cable Lengths

In some DC power source environments, the voltage supplied to the power injector can vary depending on the operating load. The following sections indicate the maximum coax cable lengths that can be supported using several typical coax cables.

To determine the maximum coax cable length supported for a different coax cable, you can use the coax cable length calculator utility at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/go/aironet/coax_length_utility

Environments Providing 12 VDC Power

Table 3 indicates the maximum cable length that can be supported by several coax cables when using a +12 VDC power source.

Table 3 Maximum Cable Length for Environments Providing 12 VDC Power

Cable Parameters
RG-6/U
Belden 9077
RG-59/U
Belden 1426A
RG-59/U
Belden 1505A
RG-11/U
Belden 8213

Minimum voltage available at power injector (volts)

10

10

10

10

Maximum cable length (meters)

7.5

22

20

75


Environments Providing 24 VDC Power

Table 4 indicates the maximum cable length that can be supported by several coax cables when using a +24 VDC power source.

Table 4 Maximum Cable Length for Environments Providing 24 VDC Power

Parameters
RG-6/U
Belden 9077
RG-59/U
Belden 1426A
RG-59/U
Belden 1505A
RG-11/U
Belden 8213

Minimum voltage available at power injector (volts)

18

18

18

18

Maximum cable length (meters)

100

100

100

100


Environments Providing 40 VDC Power

Table 5 indicates the maximum cable lengths that can be supported by several coax cables when using a +40 VDC power source.

Table 5 Maximum Cable Lengths for Environments Providing 40 VDC Power

Cable Parameters
RG-6/U
Belden 9077
RG-59/U
Belden 1426A
RG-59/U
Belden 1505A
RG-11/U
Belden 8213

Minimum voltage available at power injector (volts)

32

32

32

32

Maximum cable length (meters)

100

100

100

100


Environments Providing 110 VAC Power

Table 6 indicates the maximum cable lengths that can be supported by several coax cables when using 110 VAC power source.

Table 6 Maximum Cable Lengths for Environments Providing 110 VAC Power

Cable Parameters
RG-6
Belden 1828D
RG-59/U
Belden 1426A
RG-59/U
Belden 1505A
RG-11/U
Belden 8213

Minimum voltage available at power injector (volts)

43

43

43

43

Maximum cable length (meters)

100

100

100

100


Related Documentation

The following documents provide additional information about the access point:

Cisco Aironet 1300 Series Outdoor Access Point/Bridge Hardware Installation Guide

Quick Start Guide: Cisco Aironet Lightweight Access Points

Release Notes for Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and Lightweight Access Points

Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Configuration Guide

Locating the Product Serial Number

The access point serial number is located on the bottom of the enclosure (refer to Figure 16).

Figure 16 Location of Access Point Serial Number Label

The access point serial number label contains the following information:

Model number, such as AIR-LAP1310G

Serial number, such as S/N: VDF0636XXXX (11 alphanumeric digits)

MAC address, such as MAC: 00abc65094f3 (12 hexadecimal digits)

Location of manufacture, such as Made in Singapore

You need your product serial number when requesting support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center.

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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