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Table Of Contents

Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Lightweight Outdoor Mesh Access Point Mounting Instructions

Unpacking the Access Point

Package Contents

Tools and Materials

Warnings and Safety Information

Safety Information

FCC Safety Compliance Statement

Safety Precautions

Installation Guidelines

Site Surveys

Before Beginning the Installation

Becoming Familiar with Access Point Installation Components

Adding Access Point MAC Addresses to the Controller Filter List

Enabling Zero Touch Configuration on the Controller

Configuring a Root Access Point

Mounting the Access Point

Installation Options

Access Point Mounting Orientations

Mounting the Access Point on a Vertical or Horizontal Surface

Roof-Overhang Installation

Mounting the Access Point on a Pole

Grounding the Access Point

Streetlight Pole Installations

What to Do Next

Related Publications

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Finding the Product Serial Number


Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Lightweight Outdoor Mesh Access Point Mounting Instructions


This document explains how to mount the Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Lightweight Outdoor Mesh Access Point (hereafter called the access point). For additional information, refer to the Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Lightweight Outdoor Mesh Access Point Hardware Installation Guide. This document contains these sections:

Unpacking the Access Point

Warnings and Safety Information

Installation Guidelines

Mounting the Access Point

Related Publications

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Unpacking the Access Point


Note When you are unpacking the access point, do not remove the foam blocks attached to the antenna connectors. The foam protects the antenna connectors during installation.


Follow these steps to unpack the access point:


Step 1 Open the shipping container and carefully remove the contents.

Step 2 Return all packing materials to the shipping container and save it.

Step 3 Ensure that all items listed in Package Contents are included in the shipment. If any item is damaged or missing, notify your authorized Cisco sales representative.


Package Contents

Each access point package contains the following items:

Access point with mounting plate attached

Cisco product documentation, translated safety warnings, registration and feedback cards

Grounding lug with screw and lock washer

Tools and Materials

To install the access point you will need the following:

Open and box-end wrenches or socket set and ratchet

Customer-supplied 10-AWG copper ground wire

Ground lug (Panduit PN-10-6R-2K) and screw with lock washer (supplied)

Customer supplied crimping tool for the ground lug (Panduit PN-10-6R-2K)

Optional power injector (AIR-PWRINJ1500=)

Optional Ethernet cable

150-ft (45.72-m) Ethernet cable (AIR-ETH1500-150=)

Other lengths (user supplied)

Optional AC power cord

15-ft (4.6-m) power cord (AIR-CORD1500-15NA=) for use in the US and Canada.

40-ft (12.2-m) power cord (AIR-CORD1500-40NA=) for light pole installations in the US and Canada.

40-ft (12.2-m) power cord (AIR-CORD1500-40UE=) for use outside the US and Canada. One end of the power cord is terminated with an access point AC power connector and the other end is unterminated.

4-ft (1.2-m) streetlight power tap adapter (AIR-PWR-ST-LT-TAP=) for light pole installations in the US and Canada.

Optional pole mount kit (AIR-ACCPMK1500=)

External antennas, 2.4 and 5 GHz (refer to the Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Lightweight Outdoor Mesh Access Point Hardware Installation Guide )

Optional ladder, power lift, rope, or other tools as required

Warnings and Safety Information

The translated versions of all safety warnings are provided in the translated safety warning document that shipped with your access point.


Warning IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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. Use the statement number provided at the end of each warning to locate its translation in the translated safety warnings that accompanied this device. Statement 1071
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS



Warning Do not operate the unit near unshielded blasting caps or in an explosive environment unless the device has been modified to be especially qualified for such use. Statement 364



Warning This equipment must be externally grounded using a customer-supplied ground wire before power is applied. Contact the appropriate electrical inspection authority or an electrician if you are uncertain that suitable grounding is available. Statement 366



Warning Read the installation instructions before connecting the system to the power source. Statement 1004



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


Safety Information

Follow the guidelines in this section to ensure proper operation and safe use of the access point.

FCC Safety Compliance Statement

The FCC, with its action in ET Docket 96-8, has adopted a safety standard for human exposure to RF electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC-certified equipment. When used with approved Cisco Aironet antennas, Cisco Aironet products meet the uncontrolled environmental limits found in OET-65 and
ANSI C95.1, 1991. Proper operation of this radio device according to the instructions in this publication results in user exposure substantially below the FCC recommended limits.

Safety Precautions


Warning In order to comply with radio frequency (RF) exposure limits, the antennas for this product should be positioned no less than 6.56 ft (2 m) from your body or nearby persons. Statement 339



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



Warning This equipment has been designed for connection to TN and IT power systems. Statement 1007



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



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, because they may cause serious injury or death. For proper installation and grounding of the antenna, please refer to national and local codes (for example, U.S.:NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, Article 810, Canada: Canadian Electrical Code, Section 54). Statement 1052



Caution No serviceable parts inside. Do not open.


Caution Double pole/neutral fusing. The power supply has two fuses and might have live circuits even when one fuse has blown. Statement 82.


Note For additional important safety instructions for AC power cords, refer to the AC Power Cords for Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Outdoor Mesh Access Points document that shipped with your AC power cords.


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

For safety, and to help you achieve a good installation, please read and follow these safety precautions. They may save your installer's life!

1. Select your installation site with safety, as well as performance in mind. Remember: electric power lines and phone lines look alike. For safety, assume that any overhead line can kill.

2. Call your electric power company. Tell them your plans and ask them to come look at your proposed installation. This is a small inconvenience considering your installer's life is at stake.

3. Plan your installation carefully and completely before you begin. Successful raising of a mast or tower is largely a matter of coordination. Each person should be assigned to a specific task, and should know what to do and when to do it. One person should be in charge of the operation to issue instructions and watch for signs of trouble.

4. When installing the access point and antennas, 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, rubber gloves, long sleeved shirt or jacket.

5. Use a rope to lift the access point. If the assembly starts to drop, get away from it and let it fall.

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

If an accident should occur call for qualified emergency help immediately.

Installation Guidelines

Because the access point is a radio device, it is susceptible to common causes of interference that can reduce throughput and range. Follow these basic guidelines to ensure the best possible performance:

For information on planning and initially configuring your Cisco Mesh network, refer to the Deployment Guide: Cisco Mesh Networking Solution.

Perform a site survey before beginning the installation.

Install the access point in an area where structures, trees, or hills do not obstruct radio signals to and from the access point.

The access points can be installed at any height, but best throughput is achieved when all the access points are mounted at the same height.


Note Cisco recommends installing the access points no higher than 40 feet to allow support for wireless clients on the ground.



Note To calculate the path loss and to determine how far apart to install access points, consult an RF planning expert.


Site Surveys

Every network application is a unique installation. Before installing multiple access points, you should perform a site survey to determine the optimum use of networking components and to maximize range, coverage, and network performance.

Consider the following operating and environmental conditions when performing a site survey:

Data rates—Sensitivity and range are inversely proportional to data bit rates. The maximum radio range is achieved at the lowest workable data rate. A decrease in receiver sensitivity occurs as the radio data increases.

Antenna type and placement—Proper antenna configuration is a critical factor in maximizing radio range. As a general rule, range increases in proportion to antenna height. However, do not place the antenna higher than necessary, because the extra height also increases potential interference from other unlicensed radio systems and decreases the wireless coverage from the ground.

Physical environment—Clear or open areas provide better radio range than closed or filled areas.

Obstructions—Physical obstructions such as buildings, trees, or hills can hinder performance of wireless devices. Avoid locating the devices in a location where there is an obstruction between the sending and receiving antennas.

Before Beginning the Installation

Before you begin the installation process:

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 1500 Series Lightweight Outdoor Mesh Access Point Hardware Installation Guide).

Become familiar with the access point installation components (see the "Becoming Familiar with Access Point Installation Components" section).

Add the MAC addresses of the access points to the controller's filter list (see the "Adding Access Point MAC Addresses to the Controller Filter List" section).

Enable automatic configuration of access points on the controller (see the "Enabling Zero Touch Configuration on the Controller" section).

Becoming Familiar with Access Point Installation Components

The access point is designed to be installed in an indoor or outdoor environment, such as an interior wall or ceiling or the exterior roof overhang of a tall building or a streetlight pole.


Note When the access point is installed in an indoor environment, the attached antennas must also be installed indoors.


Carefully review the following figures to become familiar with the system components, connectors, indicators, cables, system interconnection, and grounding:

Components in a typical access point installation (see Figure 1)

Access point connectors (see Figure 2)

Streetlight power tap installation (see Figure 3)

Figure 1 Components in a Typical Access Point Installation

1

Building roof-overhang

6

Ground

2

Outdoor rated shielded Ethernet cable1

7

AC power cord2

3

Water drip loop

8

Power injector3

4

10-AWG copper grounding wire1

9

Ethernet (CAT 5) cable1

5

Ground rod1

10

Controller (through a switch)

1 User supplied.

2 The safety ground wire in the AC power cord must have a ground path to a grounding rod.

3 The shielded Ethernet cable has a ground path through the power injector and the safety ground wire in the AC power cord.



Warning Installation of the equipment must comply with local and national electrical codes. Statement 1074


Figure 2 Access Point Connectors

1

5.8-GHz antenna bracket

4

Ethernet (PoE) connector (MS3112P14-12P)

2

Vent (do not remove)

5

AC power connector (MS3112P14-5P)

3

2.4-GHz antenna connector (Type-N)

6

5.8-GHz antenna connector (Type-N)


Figure 3 illustrates the streetlight power tap adapter installation.

Figure 3 Streetlight Power Tap Adapter Installation

1

Outdoor light control

3

10-AWG copper grounding wire

2

Streetlight power tap adapter

   

Adding Access Point MAC Addresses to the Controller Filter List

Prior to installing your access points, configure your controller by adding the MAC addresses of the access points to the filter list and enable Zero Touch Configuration. This enables the controller to respond to the listed access points and transfer the Bridge Shared Secret Key to each access point. The secret key is required for the access points to communicate with other access points in the same bridge group upon installation. Follow these steps to add a MAC filter entry on the controller:


Step 1 Log into your controller using a web browser.

Step 2 Choose SECURITY > MAC Filtering > New.

Step 3 Enter the MAC address of the access point to the MAC Filter list; for example, 00:0B:91:21:3A:C7.

Step 4 Select a WLAN ID or Any WLAN from the WLAN ID pop-up menu.

Step 5 Enter a description (32 characters maximum) of the access point in the Description field; for example, Fisher_Street_00.0B.91.21.3A.C7 shows the location and MAC address of the access point.

Step 6 Choose an interface from the Interface Name pop-up menu and click Apply.

Step 7 Repeat Steps 2 to 6 to add other access points to the list.

Step 8 Log out of your controller and close your web browser.


Enabling Zero Touch Configuration on the Controller

Follow these steps to enable automatic configuration of access points on the controller:


Step 1 Log into your controller using a web browser.

Step 2 Choose WIRELESS > MESH.

Step 3 Check Enable Zero Touch Configuration.


Note If you do not specify a new bridging shared secret key and key format, the default or the existing configured value is used.


Step 4 [Optional] Choose a key format by clicking the down arrow in the Key Format field.

Step 5 [Optional] Enter a new secret key and confirm the entry.

Step 6 Click Apply.


Note You can also use the controller CLI command config network zero-config to enable automatic configuration.


Step 7 Log out from your controller and close your web browser.


Configuring a Root Access Point

The access point defaults to the non-root access point (hereafter called a MAP) radio role. One or more of your access points must be reconfigured as a root access point (hereafter called a RAP). The RAPs connect to a wired Ethernet link through a switch to the controller. The MAPs use their wireless backhaul interface to connect to a RAP to reach the controller.

Follow these steps to configure a RAP on the controller:


Step 1 Log into your controller using a web browser.

Step 2 Click Wireless. When your access point associates to the controller, your access point's name is visible in the AP Name list.

Step 3 Find your access point's name and click Detail.

Step 4 Find Bridging Instructions and choose Root AP by clicking the drop down arrow in the AP Role field.

Step 5 Click Apply.

Step 6 Repeat Steps 2 through 5 for each RAP.

Step 7 Log out of your controller and close your web browser.


Mounting the Access Point

This section provides instructions for installing your access points. Personnel installing the access point must understand wireless access points and bridging techniques and grounding methods.

Installation Options

There are two common installation methods: a roof-overhang or wall installation using the access point mounting plate (supplied) or a pole installation using the optional pole mount kit.


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



Warning Installation of the equipment must comply with local and national electrical codes. Statement 1074



Caution When the product is installed outside of the building, and the DC power/Ethernet connection is used, this cabling should be installed in accordance with the requirements of a Class 2 circuit, as detailed in Article 725 of the National Electric Code (NEC). Such requirements include, but are not limited to, routing the Class 2 cabling away from AC power lines and AC building wiring, and limiting the exposed cable runs external to the building to less than 140 ft (42m) - or is directly buried or in underground conduit, where a continuous metallic cable shield or a continuous metallic conduit containing the cable is bonded to each building grounding electrode system. If such installation methods are not followed, the cabling must be installed according to the requirements for telecommunication circuits (TNV) as detailed in Article 800, which includes requirements for a Listed primary protector upon entering the building, and limits the installation to only Listed networking equipment designed to accommodate telecommunication interfaces.


Caution To provide inline PoE, you must use the power injector (AIR- PWRINJ1500=) specified for the access point. Other power injectors, PoE switches, and 802.3af power sources may not provide adequate power, which may cause the access point to malfunction and cause over-current conditions at the power source. You must ensure that the switch port connected to the access point has PoE turned off.

Refer to these sections for installation details.

Access Point Mounting Orientations

Mounting the Access Point on a Vertical or Horizontal Surface

Roof-Overhang Installation

Mounting the Access Point on a Pole

Streetlight Pole Installations

Access Point Mounting Orientations

When installing an access point on a horizontal or vertical surface, you must ensure that the access point is correctly oriented.


Caution When mounting the access point in a horizontal position, you must position the side with the 2.4-GHz antenna connector facing down (see Figure 4). When you are mounting the access point in a vertical position, you must position the access point with the 5-GHz antenna connector facing up (see Figure 5). This positioning is required to prevent water intrusion into the unit from the vent. You must ensure that the vent is not obstructed by anything.

Figure 4 Preferred Horizontal Orientation

1

5-GHz antenna connector

3

2.4-GHz antenna connector (this side down)

2

5-GHz antenna cable

 

Figure 5 illustrates the access point vertical orientation.

Figure 5 Optional Vertical Orientation

1

5-GHz external antenna connector

3

This end must be down

2

2.4-GHz external antenna connector

 


Note Omnidirectional antennas must be mounted vertically.


Mounting the Access Point on a Vertical or Horizontal Surface

To mount the access point on a vertical or horizontal surface such as a wall or a roof-overhang, use the supplied mounting plate. For the correct access point mounting orientations, refer to the "Access Point Mounting Orientations" section.


Step 1 The mounting plate is attached to the access point by two carriage bolts. Refer to Figure 6 for the location of the carriage bolts securing the mounting plate.

Figure 6 Access Point Mounting Plate and Carriage Bolts

1

Mounting plate

3

Grounding screw hole

2

Carriage bolts

   

Step 2 Remove the nuts and washers from the carriage bolts and remove the carriage bolts.

Step 3 Remove the mounting plate from the access point.

Step 4 Use the mounting plate as a template to mark four screw hole locations on your mounting surface. See Figure 7 for the mounting plate screw hole locations.


Caution The mounting surface, attaching screws, and optional wall anchors must be able to support a 50 lbs (22.7 kg) static weight.

Figure 7 Mounting Plate Screw Hole Locations

1

Four locations


Step 5 Use four customer-supplied screws and optional screw anchors to attach the mounting plate to the mounting surface.


Note If necessary, use suitable screw anchors and an exterior-grade plywood backboard to mount the access point to stucco, cement, or drywall.


Step 6 Use the carriage bolts and the associated nuts and washers to reattach the access point to the mounting plate. Tighten the nuts to 61-71 in lbs (6.9 to 8.0 Nm).

Step 7 Continue with the "Roof-Overhang Installation" section.


Roof-Overhang Installation

When your access point is mounted on a roof overhang, follow these steps to complete the installation:


Step 1 Review Figure 1 to identify the components needed in the installation.

Step 2 Connect a Category 5 Ethernet cable from your wired LAN network to the optional power injector.


Caution When the product is installed outside of the building, and the DC power/Ethernet connection is used, this cabling should be installed in accordance with the requirements of a Class 2 circuit, as detailed in Article 725 of the National Electric Code (NEC). Such requirements include, but are not limited to, routing the Class 2 cabling away from AC power lines and AC building wiring, and limiting the exposed cable runs external to the building to less than 140 ft (42 m) - or is directly buried or in underground conduit, where a continuous metallic cable shield or a continuous metallic conduit containing the cable is bonded to each building grounding electrode system. If such installation methods are not used, the cabling must be installed according to the requirements for telecommunication circuits (TNV) as detailed in Article 800, which includes requirements for a Listed primary protector upon entering the building, and limits the installation to only Listed networking equipment designed to accommodate telecommunication interfaces.

Use only the specified power injector (AIR-PWRINJ1500=) for the access point. This power injector is designed to meet the power requirements of the access point and is a listed Class 2 Limited Power Source (LPS).


Tip To forward bridge traffic, add a switch between the power injector and controller. Refer to the Deployment Guide: Cisco Mesh Networking Solution for more information.


Step 3 Connect a Category 5 shielded Ethernet cable between the power injector and the access point's Ethernet connector (see Figure 2).


Note You should hand-tighten the Ethernet cable connector until the connector locks.



Warning Use the captive connector cap on the unused mil spec connector to prevent water intrusion and possible safety hazards. Statement 362


Step 4 When using the optional Cisco external omnidirectional antennas, connect them to the access point as shown in Figure 1. When using other Cisco external antennas, mount them as directed by the installation documentation that shipped with the antennas.

Step 5 When using optional third-party external antennas, mount and connect them as described in the installation documents that shipped with the antennas.

Step 6 Continue with the "Grounding the Access Point" section.


Mounting the Access Point on a Pole

When installing an access point on a pole or mast, you should use the optional Cisco pole mount kit. To mount the access point on a pole, perform these steps:


Step 1 From the pole mount kit, use four of the supplied short bolts, lock washers, and flat washers to attach the pole mount kit adjustment plate to the access point mounting plate as shown in Figure 8. Tighten the bolts to 15 to 20 ft. lbs
(20 to 27 Nm).

Figure 8 Adjustment Plate Attached to the Mounting Plate

Step 2 Select a mounting location. You can attach the access point to any pole from 1.66 to 3.35 inches in diameter.


Note If you will be using a streetlight power tap adapter, position the access point within 3 ft (1 m) of the outdoor light control.


Step 3 Loosely assemble the pole clamp components around the pole and thread the four long bolts into the clamp adjustment plate. Figure 9 shows the pole clamp attached to a pole with the clamp adjustment plate positioned on the bolts.

Figure 9 Pole Clamp and Clamp Adjustment Plate Mounted on a Pole

Step 4 Adjust the top edge of the pole clamp until it is horizontal and tighten the bolts to 15 to 20 ft lbs (20 to 27 Nm).


Note If you need longer bolts, purchase 3/8-16 bolts of the correct length for your installation. Also, the bolts can protrude up to 2 in (5 cm) and still allow the pole mount assembly to swivel and rotate.


Step 5 From the pole mount kit, use the two short bolts, lock washers, and flat washers to loosely attach the two adjustment plates as shown in Figure 10.


Note Do not over-tighten the bolts. You will need to adjust the access point orientation.


Figure 10 Access Point Attached to the Pole Clamp

Step 6 If necessary, rotate the access point until the top edge of the housing is horizontal, and tighten the two short bolts on the adjustment plates. Torque the bolts to 15 to 20 ft. lbs (20 to 27 Nm).

Step 7 Continue with the "Grounding the Access Point" section.


Grounding the Access Point


Warning This equipment must be externally grounded using a customer-supplied ground wire before power is applied. Contact the appropriate electrical inspection authority or an electrician if you are uncertain that suitable grounding is available. Statement 366



Warning Installation of the equipment must comply with local and national electrical codes. Statement 1074


In all outdoor installations and when powering the access point with AC power, you must follow these instructions to properly ground the case:


Step 1 If using insulated 10-AWG copper ground wire, strip the insulation as required for the grounding lug.

Step 2 Use the appropriate crimping tool to crimp the bare 10-AWG copper ground wire to the grounding lug (Panduit PN-10-6R-2K lug supplied).

Step 3 Connect the grounding lug to the access point grounding screw hole using the supplied philips head screw (6-32x1/4 stainless steel) with lock washer (McMaster-Carr 95345A458 or equivalent). The grounding screw hole is located on the mounting plate side of the access point case near the 5-GHz antenna connector (see Figure 6). Tighten the grounding screw to 7 to 8 in. lbs. Do not overtighten!

Step 4 If necessary, strip the other end of the ground wire and connect to a reliable earth ground, such as a grounding rod or an appropriate grounding point on a metal streetlight pole that is grounded (see Figure 1 and Figure 11).


Streetlight Pole Installations

The access point can be installed where power is available, without the need for a wired LAN connection. The access point uses intelligent wireless routing that is based on the Adaptive Wireless Path Protocol (AWPP). AWPP enables a remote access point to dynamically optimize the best route to the wired LAN network using another access point. The access point uses the 5-GHz radio for the backhaul Mesh connections to the wired LAN network. The 2.4-Ghz radio is used for local wireless client access.

The access point can be installed on a streetlight pole and powered from a streetlight outdoor light control using the optional streetlight power tap adapter.


Caution The access point can be powered by a light pole twist-lock outdoor light control that provides 100- to 240-VAC 50/60 Hz power. Do not connect to an outdoor light control powered by higher voltages.

When powering the access point with AC power other than the streetlight power tap adapter, you must ensure that the following conditions are observed:

1. AC power can be conveniently removed from the unit. The power should not be removed by disconnecting the AC power connector on the unit.


Caution A readily accessible service disconnect device must be incorporated in the fixed wiring. The disconnect device must open all of the phase conductors.

2. Any AC power plugs and AC receptacles must be protected from water and other outdoor elements. This may be accomplished by using a UL Listed waterproofing enclosure suitable for covering the AC receptacle and AC power plug that supplies power to the unit as described in Article 406 of the NEC. If the power cord goes through a metal cover, a bushing should be installed to prevent fraying of the power cord.

3. When the access point is installed outdoors or in a wet or damp location, the AC branch circuit that is powering the access point should be provided with ground fault protection (GFCI), as required by Article 210 of the National Electrical Code (NEC).


Note For additional important safety instructions for AC power cords, refer to the AC Power Cords for Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Outdoor Mesh Access Points document that shipped with your AC power cords.


To install an access point on a light pole, follow these steps:


Step 1 When using the streetlight power tap adapter (AIR-PWR-ST-LT-TAP=), ensure that the access point is mounted within 3 ft (1m) of the outdoor light control. For mounting instructions, refer to the "Mounting the Access Point on a Pole" section.

Step 2 Refer to Figure 11. The streetlight power tap adapter uses a 3-pronged UL773 twist-lock adapter that is placed between the outdoor light control and its fixture. The UL773 twist-lock adapter is designed to be used with UL773 listed outdoor light controls operating at 100-to 240-VAC, 50/60 Hz.

Step 3 Disconnect the outdoor light control from its fixture.

Step 4 Verify that the voltage available at the fixture is between 100 and 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz.

Step 5 Turn off power to the fixture at the designated circuits.


Caution For your safety, when installing the streetlight power tap adapter to the access point AC power connector, always connect the access point end of the cable FIRST. When removing the streetlight power tap adapter, always disconnect the access point end of the cable LAST.


Warning Use the captive connector cap on the unused mil spec connector to prevent water intrusion and possible safety hazards. Statement 362


Step 6 Move the protective cap from the 5-pin AC power connector to the 12-pin Ethernet connector because the Ethernet connector is not used in light pole deployments.

Step 7 Connect the streetlight power tap adapter to the access point AC power connector, as shown in Figure 11.


Note Hand-tighten the cable connector until it locks. No specific torque is required.



Warning Be very careful when connecting the streetlight adapter to Category 3 pole-top power. If you are not careful, you may electrocute yourself or fall. Statement 363


Step 8 Plug the streetlight power tap adapter into the outdoor light control fixture, as shown in Figure 11.

Figure 11 Using the Streetlight Power Tap Adapter

1

Outdoor light control

3

10-AWG copper grounding wire

2

Streetlight power tap adapter

   

Step 9 Plug the outdoor light control into the streetlight power tap adapter.

Step 10 Turn on the power to the outdoor light control fixture at the designated circuits.


Note When you power up a MAP that is not connected to a wired Ethernet network to the controller, the access point uses the Cisco Adaptive Wireless Path Protocol to bind to another MAP with the best path to the RAP connected to the wired network to a controller.


The access point sends a discovery request when powered up. If you have configured the access point in the controller correctly, the controller sends back a discovery response to the access point. When that happens, the access point sends out a join request to the controller and the controller responds with a join confirmation response. Then, the access point establishes an LWAPP connection to the controller and gets the shared secret configured on the controller under zero-touch configuration.


What to Do Next

Refer to the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Configuration Guide for more information on configuring, monitoring, and operating your access points. The following lists some of the configuration settings you might want to reconfigure:

Changing the bridge shared secret key to a non-default value

Selecting a backhaul channel when using the 4.9 MHz band

Disabling the Zero Touch Configuration feature

Related Publications

These documents provide complete information about the access point:

Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Lightweight Outdoor Mesh Access Point Hardware Installation Guide

Release Notes for Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and Lightweight Access Points

Quick Start Guide: Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Lightweight Outdoor Mesh Access Points

Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Configuration Guide

Click this link to browse to the Cisco Wireless documentation home page:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/

To browse to the access point documentation, click Cisco Aironet 1500 Series listed under "Outdoor Wireless."

To browse to the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller documentation, click Cisco 4400 Series Wireless LAN Controllers or Cisco 2000 Series Wireless LAN Controllers listed under "Wireless LAN Controllers."

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, 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

Finding the Product Serial Number

The access point serial number is on the right side of the housing (refer to Figure 12).

The access point serial number label contains the following information:

Model number, such as AIR-LAP1510AG-A-K9

Serial number, such as VDF0636XXXX (11 alphanumeric digits)

MAC address, such as 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.

Figure 12 Location of Serial Number Label