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Cisco Aironet 1520 Series Outdoor Mesh Access Point Mounting Instructions

Table Of Contents

Cisco Aironet 1520 Series Outdoor Mesh
Access Point Mounting Instructions

Unpacking the Access Point

Package Contents

Tools and Materials that You Supply

Pole Installation

Cable Strand Installation

Hazardous Location Installations

Warnings

Safety Information

FCC Safety Compliance Statement

Safety Precautions

Avoiding Damage to Radios in a Testing Environment

Installation Guidelines

Site Surveys

Before Beginning the Installation

Becoming Familiar with Access Point Installation Components

Antenna Connector Locations

Adding the Access Point MAC Addresses to the Controller Filter List

Configuring a RAP

Configuring a Bridge Group Name

Mounting the Access Point

Installation Options

Access Point Mounting Orientation

Mounting the Access Point on a Wall

Mounting the Access Point on a Pole

Assembling the Pole Clamp Bracket and the Mounting Bracket

Pole Mounting

Cable Strand Mounting

Opening the Access Point Hinged Cover

Closing the Access Point Hinged Cover

Using the Reset Button

Reboot the Access Point

Disabling Backup Battery Power

Grounding the Access Point

Connecting a Fiber-Optic Cable to the Access Point

Powering the Access Point

Connecting a 1520 Series Power Injector

Connecting an Ethernet Cable to the Access Point

Connecting Streetlight AC Power

Connecting an AC Power Cable to the Access Point

Connecting a DC Power Cable to the Access Point

Connecting a Cable POC Power to the Access Point

Installing the Access Point in Hazardous Locations

Required Tools and Materials

Warnings

Compliance

Compliance Label

Mounting the Access Point

Routing and Connecting Ground, AC Power, and Ethernet Backhaul Cables

Installing the PG-13 1/2 NPT Conduit Adapters

Opening the Access Point Hinged Cover

Connecting Ground and AC Power

Closing the Access Point Hinged Cover

Connecting the Ethernet Backhaul Cable

Performing Maintenance

Removing the Access Point from Service

Conducting Periodic Inspections

What to Do Next

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Cisco Aironet 1520 Series Outdoor Mesh
Access Point Mounting Instructions


This document describes warnings, safety information, and mounting information needed during the installation of your Cisco Aironet 1520 series outdoor mesh access point (hereafter called access point). This document contains the following sections:

Unpacking the Access Point

Tools and Materials that You Supply

Warnings

Safety Information

Avoiding Damage to Radios in a Testing Environment

Installation Guidelines

Mounting the Access Point

Grounding the Access Point

Connecting a Fiber-Optic Cable to the Access Point

Powering the Access Point

Installing the Access Point in Hazardous Locations

What to Do Next

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Unpacking the Access Point


Note If you are mounting the access point in a hazardous location, refer to the "Installing the Access Point in Hazardous Locations" section, which contains additional requirements and procedures you must follow.


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 the Package Contents section 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

Cisco product documentation and translated safety warnings

Grounding lug with two screws and lock washers

Three liquid tight adapters

Two-pin DC power connector

Ground lug (Panduit PLCD6-10A-L) and screws with lock washers


Note The hazardous location version of the access point is a specially modified orderable unit that ships with two PG-13 1/2 NPT conduit adapters and a grounding lug with screw and lock washers.


Tools and Materials that You Supply

Ground lug crimping tool (Panduit CT-720 with CD-720-1 die)

6-AWG copper ground wire

13 mm box-end wrench or socket set

Adjustable wrench, 22 mm socket, or Sealcon S-2200-WR socket wrench

Small flat screwdriver for DC power connector

Optional power injector (AIR-PWRINJ1500-2=)

Optional AC power cord

40-ft (12.2-m) power cord (AIR-CORD-R3P-40NA=) for light pole installations in the US and Canada

4-ft (1.2-m) streetlight power tap adapter (AIR-PWR-ST-LT-R3P=) for light pole installations in the US and Canada

40-ft (12.2-m) power cord (AIR-CORD-R3P-40UE) for light pole installations in Europe

Antennas, 2.4 and 5 GHz

Optional pole mount kit (AIR-ACCPMK1520=)

Optional strand mount kit (AIR-ACCSMK1520=)

Optional banding strap tool (BAND IT) (AIR-BAND-INST-TL=)

Optional fiber-optic 100BASE-BX10-U SFP, fiber-optic take-up reels, and liquid tight adapter (GLC-FE-100BX-URGD=)

Optional outdoor-rated fiber-optic cable with 0.20 to 0.35 in. (0.51 to 0.89 cm) diameter

Optional shielded outdoor-rated Ethernet (CAT5e or better) cable with 0.20 to 0.35 in
(0.51 to 0.89 cm) diameter

Optional Ethernet RJ-45 connector and installation tool

Optional shielded outdoor-rated DC power cable with 0.20 to 0.35 in. (.0.51 to 0.89 cm) diameter

Optional cable Stinger connector

Optional ground rod, as required by local regulations

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

Pole Installation

To install the access point on a vertical or horizontal metal, wood, or fiberglass pole, you need the following additional material and tools:

Pole mount kit (AIR-ACCPMK1520=)

Pole clamp bracket

Two gusset strap brackets

One mounting bracket

Twelve hex bolts (M8 x16)

One M8 flange nut

Six M8 flat washers

Ten M8 split lock washers

Two stainless steel mounting straps

Customer supplied banding strap tool (BAND IT)—(AIR-BAND-INST-TL=)

Customer supplied 13-mm and box-end wrench or socket set

Customer supplied adjustable wrench, 22 mm socket, or Sealcon S-2200-WR socket wrench

Cable Strand Installation

To install the access point on a cable strand, you need the following additional parts:

Cable strand mount kit (AIR-ACCSMK1520=)

Strand mounting bracket

Strand clamp bracket

Four cable clamps

Four M8 flange nuts

Four hex bolts (M8 x16)

Four M8 split lock washers and six M8 flat washers

Customer supplied 13-mm box-end wrench or socket set

Customer supplied adjustable wrench, 22 mm socket, or Sealcon S-2200-WR socket wrench

Hazardous Location Installations

To install the access point in a hazardous location, you need the following additional parts:

Two Cisco supplied PG-13 1/2 NPT conduit adapters

One Cisco supplied grounding lug with screw and lock washers

Customer supplied 13-mm box-end or socket set

Customer supplied adjustable wrench, 22 mm socket, or Sealcon S-2200-WR socket wrench

Customer-supplied #1 Phillips or standard screwdriver

Customer supplied appropriate lengths of 1/2 NPT rigid metal conduit

Customer supplied wire strippers

Customer supplied ground lug crimping tool (Panduit CT-720 with CD-720-1 die)

See the "Installing the Access Point in Hazardous Locations" section for detailed information and procedures.

Warnings

Translated versions of all safety warnings are available in the safety warning document that shipped with your access point.

See "Installing the Access Point in Hazardous Locations" section for warnings that apply to hazardous location installations.


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 The AC power supply has double pole/neutral fusing. Statement 188

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

Warning Class 1 laser product. Statement 1008

Warning There is the danger of explosion if the battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions. Statement 1015

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

Warning To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunication line cord. Statement 1023

Warning This unit might have more than one power supply connection. All connections must be removed to de-energize the unit. Statement 1028

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

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

Warning When installing or replacing the unit, the ground connection must always be made first and disconnected last. Statement 1046.

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 using a suitable service disconnect.

For additional important safety instructions for AC power cords, refer to the AC Power Cords for Cisco Aironet 1520 Series Outdoor Mesh Access Points document that shipped with your AC power cords.

For safety and to achieve a good installation, please read and follow these safety precautions:

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.

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, do not 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.

Avoiding Damage to Radios in a Testing Environment

The radios on outdoor units (bridges) have higher transmit power levels than radios on indoor units (access points). When you test high power radios in a link, you must avoid exceeding the receiver's maximum receive input level. At levels above the normal operating range, packet error rate (PER) performance is degraded. At even higher levels, the receiver can be permanently damaged. To avoid receiver damage and PER degradation, you can use one of the following techniques:

Separate the omnidirectional antennas by at least 2 ft (0.6 m) to avoid receiver damage or by at least 25 ft (7.6 m) to avoid PER degradation.


Note These distances assume free space path loss and are conservative estimates. Required separation distances for damage and performance degradation levels in actual deployments are less if conditions are not non line-of-sight.


Reduce the configured transmit power to the minimum level.

Use directional antennas, and keep them away from each other.

Cable the radios together using a combination of attenuators, combiners, or splitters to achieve a total attenuation of at least 60 dB.

For a radiated test bed, the following equation describes the relationships among transmit power, antenna gain, attenuation, and receiver sensitivity:

txpwr + tx gain + rx gain - [attenuation due to antenna spacing] < max rx input level
Where:
txpwr = Radio transmit power level
tx gain = transmitter antenna gain
rx gain = receiver antenna gain
 
   

For a conducted test bed, the following equation describes the relationships among transmit power, antenna gain, and receiver sensitivity:

txpwr - [attenuation due to coaxial components] < max rx input level

Caution Under no circumstances should you connect the antenna port from one access point to the antenna port of another access point without using an RF attenuator. If you connect antenna ports, you must not exceed the maximum survivable receive level of 0 dBm. Never exceed 0 dBm, or damage to the access point can occur. Using attenuators, combiners, and splitters having a total of at least 60 dB of attenuation ensures that the receiver is not damaged and that PER performance is not degraded.

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


Note To calculate path loss and to determine how far apart to install access points, consult a radio frequency (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 .

Become familiar with the access point installation components (see the hardware installation guide).

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. 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)

Pole mount installation (see Figure 2)

Strand mount installation (see Figure 3)

Streetlight power tap installation (see Figure 4)


Note The illustrations in this document show all available connections for the access point. Unused connections are capped with a connector plug to ensure the access point's watertight integrity. liquid tight adapters are provided for connector openings, which can be installed before or after deploying the access point. The illustrations do not show antenna port 5, which is reserved for future use.


Figure 1 Components in a Typical Access Point Installation

1

Building roof-overhang

6

Ground

2

Shielded outdoor-rated Ethernet
(CAT5e or better) cable1

7

AC power cord2

3

Water drip loop

8

Power injector3

4

6-AWG copper grounding wire1

9

Shielded Ethernet (CAT5e or better) 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 Pole Mount Installation

1

Stainless steel mounting straps
(part of pole mount kit)

4

2.4-GHz antennas1

2

2.4-GHz antenna1

5

Pole (wood, metal, or fiberglass)
2 to 16 in. (5.1 to 40.6 cm) diameter

3

5-GHz antenna1

6

Mounting bracket (part of pole mount kit)

1 Illustration shows antennas for an access point with two radios.


Figure 3 Cable Strand Mounting

1

Clamp bracket with cable clamps
(part of strand mount kit)

5

Cable bundle

2

5-GHz antenna1

6

Fiber-optic connection2

3

2.4-GHz antennas1

7

Cable POC power input3

4

Strand support cable

8

Strand mount bracket
(part of strand mount kit)

1 Illustration shows antennas for an access point with two radios.

2 Liquid tight connector not shown.

3 Stinger connector shown is user supplied.


Figure 4 Streetlight Power Tap Adapter Installation

1

Outdoor light control

3

6-AWG copper grounding wire

2

Streetlight power tap adapter

   

Antenna Connector Locations

The access point is manufactured in three configurations, cable, pole mount, and mesh. These configurations support specific locations for the access point antennas as shown in Table 1.

Table 1 Antenna Locations for Each Access Point Configuration1

Antenna Port
Access Point Configurations
Cable
Pole Mount and Mesh

1

2.4-GHz antenna connector (RX)

5-GHz antenna connector (TX/RX)

2

5-GHz antenna connector (TX/RX)

-2

3

2.4-GHz antenna connector (TX/RX)

2.4-GHz antenna connector (RX)

4

-2

2.4-GHz antenna connector (RX)

5

-2

-2

6

-1

2.4-GHz antenna connector (TX/RX)

1 Antenna locations specified for a two-radio access point.

2 Reserved for future use. A plug is installed.


Figure 5 shows the antenna port locations viewed from the hinged cover side.

Figure 5 Antenna Port Locations

Adding the Access Point MAC Addresses to the Controller Filter List

Before installing your access points, configure your controller by adding the MAC addresses of the access points to the filter list. MAC address filtering is enabled by default. This enables the controller to respond to the listed access points. 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.


Note The access point MAC address is located on the bottom of the unit. When two MAC addresses are shown, use the top MAC address.


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.


Configuring a RAP

The access point defaults to the MAP radio role. One or more of your access points must be reconfigured as 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 GUI:


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 appears in the AP Name list.

Step 3 Double-click your access point's name.

Step 4 Find Mesh Information, 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 from your controller, and close your web browser.


Configuring a Bridge Group Name

The bridge group name (BGN) controls the association of the access points to a RAP. BGNs can be used to logically group the radios to avoid different networks on the same channel from communicating with each other. This setting is also useful if you have more than one RAP in your network in the same area.

If you have two RAPs in your network in the same area (for more capacity), we recommend that you configure the two RAPs with the same BGN, but on different channels.

The BGN is a string of ten characters maximum. A factory-set bridge group name (NULL VALUE) is assigned during manufacturing. It is not visible to you, but allows new access point radios to join a network of new access points. The BGN can be reconfigured from the Controller CLI and GUI. After configuring the BGN, the access point reboots.

The BGN should be configured very carefully on a live network. You should always start from the farthest node (last node) from the RAP and move towards the RAP. If you start configuring the BGN in a different location, then the access points beyond this point (farther away) are dropped, as they have a different BGN.

To configure the BGN for the access points using the GUI, follow these steps:


Step 1 Log into your controller using a web browser.

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

Step 3 Double-click on an access point's name.

Step 4 Find Mesh Information, and enter the new BGN in the Bridge Group Name field.

Step 5 Click Apply.

Step 6 Repeat Steps 2 through 5 for each access point.

Step 7 Log out from 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.


Caution All mounting methods on any wall surface is subject to the acceptance of local jurisdiction.

Installation Options

There are two optional installation kits:

Pole mount kit—used for pole, wall, or streetlight installations

Strand mount kit—used for cable strand installations


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 To provide inline PoE, you must use the power injector (AIR- PWRINJ1500-2=) specified for the access point. Other power injectors, PoE switches, and 802.3af power sources do not provide adequate power, which might 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 Orientation

Mounting the Access Point on a Wall

Mounting the Access Point on a Pole

Cable Strand Mounting

Access Point Mounting Orientation

When installing an access point on a horizontal or vertical surface, you must ensure that the access point is oriented with the LED indicators pointing down (see Figure 2, Figure 3, and Figure 4). This positioning allows the LEDs to be visible to someone on the ground below the access point.

You must also ensure the access point is mounted with the hinged access cover facing out.


Note Omnidirectional antennas are vertically polarized and should be mounted vertically.


Mounting the Access Point on a Wall

The optional pole mount kit contain a mounting bracket for wall mounting. You can use the mounting bracket as a template to mark the positions of the mounting holes for your installation. You then install the mounting plate, and attach the access point when you are ready. Table 2 lists the material that you will need to provide in addition to the pole mount kit.

Table 2 Material Needed to Mount Access Point to a Vertical Wall

Materials Required
In Kit

Ground lug and screws (provided with access point)
Crimping tool for ground lug, Panduit CT-720 with
CD-720-1 die (http://onlinecatalog.panduit.com)
Four M8 or 5/16 in. (31 mm) screws
Four wall anchors (specified for wall material)
Drill bit for wall anchors
Electric drill and standard screwdriver
#6-AWG ground wire
Shielded outdoor-rated Ethernet (CAT5e or better) cable
Grounding block
Grounding rod
13-mm box-end wrench or socket set

Yes
No

No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No



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

To mount the access point on a vertical wall, follow these instructions:


Step 1 Use the mounting bracket as a template to mark four screw hole locations on your mounting surface. See Figure 6 for the mounting bracket screw hole locations. You can optionally use the individual mounting holes or the mounting slots.


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

Figure 6 Mounting Bracket for Wall Mounting

1

Access point quick mount notch

3

Mounting slots (allows bracket rotation)

2

Mounting holes

   

Step 2 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 3 Screw a M8 x16 bolt in the top support bolt hole on each side the access point (see Figure 7). Do not screw the bolt all the way in; leave approximately a 0.25 in. (0.635 cm) space.

Figure 7 Location of Access Point Top Support Bolt Hole

1

Ground lug location

3

Second bolt hole location

2

M8 x16 bolt
(supplied with pole mount kit)

   

Step 4 Position the two bolts on the access point into the quick mount notches on each side of the mounting bracket (see Figure 8). Ensure that the hinged door is facing out.

Figure 8 Access Point Hanging in Mounting Bracket

Step 5 Screw a M8 x16 bolt (with flat and lock washers) into the second bolt hole on each side of the access point.

Step 6 Ensure that the front of the access point is vertical, and tighten the four bolts to 13 to 15 ft lbs
(17.6 to 20.3 Nm).

Step 7 (Optional) When using the optional Cisco external omnidirectional antennas, connect them to the access point as shown in Figure 2. Hand-tighten the antennas to the access point.


Note Some access point configurations might support two or three of the 2.4-GHz antennas.


Step 8 Continue with the "Grounding the Access Point" section and the "Powering the Access Point" section.


Mounting the Access Point on a Pole

When installing an access point on a vertical pole, mast, or a streetlight pole, you should use the optional Cisco pole mount kit. The kit supports metal, wood, or fiberglass poles from 2 to 16 inches in diameter.

Assembling the Pole Clamp Bracket and the Mounting Bracket

When installing an access point on a pole, mast, or a streetlight, you should use the optional Cisco pole mount kit. The kit supports metal, wood, or fiberglass poles from 2 to 16 inches in diameter.

The pole mount kit contains several parts that you must assembled prior to mounting on a pole. First you need to assemble two strap brackets on the pole clamp bracket that are positioned for the pole diameter you are using to mount the access point. Figure 9 illustrates the pole diameter indicators and bolt holes on the pole clamp bracket.

Figure 9 Pole Clamp Bracket Adjustment Hole Locations

1

Pole size indicators

2 to 6 in.

6 to 11 in.

11 to 16 in.

2

Bolt holes for pole diameters
(11 to 16 inches indicated)


To assemble the pole clamp bracket, perform these steps:


Step 1 Position the strap brackets on the pole clamp bracket for the pole diameter you are using and secure each strap bracket with two M8 x16 bolts (with lock washers) (see Figure 10). Tighten the bolts to
13 to 15 ft lbs (17.6 to 20.3 Nm).

Figure 10 Assembled Pole Clamp Bracket and Strap Brackets

1

M8 x1.25x16 bolts (with lock washers)

3

Strap bracket
(shown positioned for 11 to 16 inch diameter pole)

2

Pole clamp bracket

   

Step 2 Screw the M8 nut onto the pole clamp bracket support bolt, and tighten just enough to prevent the bolt from falling off.

Step 3 Go to the "Pole Mounting" section.


Pole Mounting

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 LAP1522 model uses the 5-GHz radio for the Mesh backhaul Mesh connections. The 2.4-GHz radio is used for local wireless client access. The LAP1521 model uses the 2.4-GHz radio for both Mesh backhaul and local wireless client access.

To mount your access point on a vertical pole or streetlight pole, you need to install two metal bands around the pole to support the access point. This process requires extra tools and material not provided in the pole mount kit (see Table 3).

Table 3 Material Needed to Mount Access Point on a Pole

Mounting Method
Materials Required
In Kit

Vertical or streetlight pole

Two 0.75-in. (1.9 cm) stainless steel bands
Banding strap tool (BAND IT) (Cisco AIR-BAND-INST-TL=)
Ground lug (provided with access point)
Crimping tool for ground lug, Panduit CT-720 with CD-720-1 die (http://onlinecatalog.panduit.com)
#6 AWG Ground wire

Yes
No
Yes
No

No


To mount the access point onto a vertical pole or streetlight pole, follow these steps:


Step 1 Select a mounting location on the pole to mount the access point. You can attach the access point to any pole from 2 to 16 in. (5.1 to 40.6 cm) 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 2 For poles larger than 3.5 in. (8.9 cm), mount the pole clamp bracket assembly to a pole (see Figure 11) using two metal straps. Following the instructions provided with the banding strap tool (BAND IT) (AIR-BAND-INST-TL=), loop each metal strap twice through the slots on the strap bracket.


Caution Do not place the metal straps in the large open area between the pole clamp bracket and the strap brackets, because this does not properly secure the access point.

Figure 11 Clamp Bracket Assembly Mounted on Poles Larger than 3.5 in. (8.9 cm)

1

Pole clamp bracket

3

Metal mounting strap

2

Strap slot in strap bracket

4

Pole


Step 3 For pole diameters of 3.5 in. (8.9 cm) or less, mount the pole clamp bracket assembly to a pole using two metal straps looped through the space between the pole clamp bracket and the strap brackets (see Figure 12) to provide maximum holding strength for extreme environments. Following the instructions provided with the banding strap tool (BAND IT) (AIR-BAND-INST-TL=), loop each metal strap twice.

Figure 12 Metal Strap Open Space for 3.5 in. (8.9 cm) and Smaller Poles

1

Metal strap open space



Caution Do not place the metal straps in the large open area between the pole clamp bracket and the strap brackets, because this does not properly secure the access point.

Step 4 Position the pole clamp bracket on the pole as needed before tightening the metal bands.


Note When the metal bands are tightened to the full tension, the pole clamp bracket cannot be adjusted unless the metal bands are cut or disassembled.


Step 5 Tighten the metal bands using the banding strap tool (BAND IT) (Cisco AIR-BAND-INST-TL=), following the operating instructions in the box with the tool. Ensure the metal bands are as tight as possible.

Step 6 Place the mounting bracket onto the pole clamp bracket support bolt (see Figure 13).

Step 7 For vertical poles, position the mounting bracket as shown in Figure 13. For horizontal streetlight poles, rotate the mounting bracket 90o from the position shown in Figure 13.

Step 8 Install four M8 x16 bolts (with flat and lock washers) into the bolt holes.

Figure 13 Screw Hole Locations on the Mounting Bracket and Pole Clamp Bracket Assembly

1

Pole clamp bracket assembly

3

Bolt holes

2

Access point support bolt
(M8 flange nut not shown)

4

Mounting bracket


Step 9 Hand-tighten the bolts and the nut (do not overtighten).

Step 10 Adjust the top edge of the mounting bracket until it is horizontal and tighten the bolts and the flange nut (see Figure 13) to 13 to 15 ft lbs (17.6 to 20.3 Nm).


Note The mounting bracket can be adjusted up to 45o to compensate for tilted horizontal streetlight poles.


Step 11 Screw a M8 x16 bolt (without a flat or lock washer) in the top support bolt hole on each side the access point (see Figure 14). Do not screw the bolt all the way in. Leave a gap of approximately 0.25 in
(0.635 cm).

Figure 14 Location of Access Point Top Support Bolt Hole

1

Ground lug screw holes location

3

Second bolt hole location

2

M8 x16 bolt (without flat or lock washers)
(supplied with pole mount kit)

   

Step 12 Position the two bolts on the access point into the access point quick-mount notch on the mounting bracket (see Figure 15).


Note The access point should be positioned with the LEDs on the bottom to allow viewing from the ground and with the hinged cover facing out.


Figure 15 Access Point Hanging in Mounting Bracket

Step 13 Screw a M8 x16 bolt (with flat and lock washers) into the second bolt hole on each side of the access point (see Figure 15).

Step 14 Ensure the front of the access point is vertical, and tighten the four bolts to 13 to 15 ft lbs
(17.6 to 20.3 Nm).

Step 15 When using the optional Cisco external omnidirectional antennas, connect them to the access point as shown in Figure 2. Hand-tighten the antennas to the access point.

Step 16 Continue with the "Grounding the Access Point" section and the "Powering the Access Point" section.


Cable Strand Mounting

When mounting the access point on a cable strand, you must use the optional strand mount kit. The kit contains several parts that you should assemble before mounting on a cable strand. To install the access point to a cable strand, you need to perform these operations:

Attach cable clamps to the clamp bracket

Attach the strand bracket to the access point

Attach the clamp bracket to the fiber or cable strand

Attach the strand bracket (with access point) to the clamp bracket

Attach antennas

Attach a ground wire

Connect cables and power to the access point


Note The access point must be installed on a cable strand by a professional cable installer.


To mount the access point preform these steps:


Step 1 Install two cable clips, a flat washer, and a M8 flange nut on each clamp support bolt on the front of the clamp bracket (see Figure 16). You should only hand-tighten the nuts sufficiently to prevent them from falling off.

Figure 16 Clamp Bracket with Cable Clamps

1

Cable strand bracket

2

Two cable clamps, flat washer, and M8 flange nut.


Step 2 Attach the strand bracket to the access point using two M8 x16 bolts (with flat and lock washers) on each side of the access point (see Figure 17). Only hand-tighten the bolts.


Note When attached to the cable strand, the access point must be vertically adjusted before the final tightening of the bolts.


Figure 17 Strand Bracket Attached to Access Point

1

Strand bracket

3

Second M8 x16 bolt (with flat and lock washers)

2

First M8 x16 bolt
(with flat and lock washers)

   

Step 3 Place the clamp bracket on the strand support cable (see Figure 18). On each cable support bolt, ensure that one cable clamp is placed on each side of the support cable (see Figure 20). Tighten the two M8 flange nuts to 13 to 15 in. lbs (17.6 to 20.3 Nm).

Figure 18 Clamp Bracket Attached to Cable Strand

1

Two cable clips, flat washer, and a M8 flange nut on each cable support bolt


Figure 19 Location of Strand Clips

1

Strand clamp bracket

5

Fiber or cable bundle

2

Flat washer

6

Cable clip

3

M8 flange nut

7

Cable clip

4

Strand support cable

 


Note The strand support cable might have to be pulled away from the fiber or cable bundle. Be sure to resecure the cable as necessary.



Note The strand support cable and the mounting hardware provide grounding for the access point.


Step 4 Select the appropriate hole pair (see Figure 20) for the orientation of the cable strand where you will mount your access point.

The strand bracket contains several support hole pairs that allows the user to mount the access point onto cable strands that are horizontal or sloped (see Figure 20). Depending on the orientation of the cable strand, the access point is supported by these hole pairs:

H fixed hole pair used for a horizontal cable strand.

R fixed and R adjustable hole pair used for a cable strand sloping up to the right.

L fixed and L adjustable hole pair used for a cable strand sloping up to the left.

Figure 20 Strand Bracket Support Holes

1

R fixed and adjustable support holes

3

H fixed support holes

2

L fixed and adjustable support holes

   

Step 5 Insert the two support bolts located on back of the clamp bracket (see Figure 21) into the strand bracket support hole pairs for your strand orientation. Screw two M8 flange nuts on the support bolts, and tighten to 13 to 15 in. lbs (17.6 to 20.3 Nm).

Figure 21 Attaching Strand Bracket to Clamp Bracket

1

Left support bolt and M8 flange nut

3

Strand bracket

2

Right support bolt and M8 flange nut

   

Step 6 When using the optional Cisco external omnidirectional antennas, connect them to the access point as shown in Figure 22.

Figure 22 Access Point Mounted to Cable Strand

1

Clamp bracket with cable clamps
(part of strand mount kit)

5

Cable strand (only one strand shown)

2

5-GHz antenna1

6

Fiber-optic cable connection

3

2.4-GHz antennas1

7

Cable POC power input

4

Support cable

8

Strand mount bracket
(part of strand mount kit)

1 Illustration shows antennas for an access point with two radios.


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


Opening the Access Point Hinged Cover

You need to open the access point hinged cover when you are performing these operations:

Installing a cable POC Stinger connector

Installing fiber-optic SFP module and fiber cable take-up reels

To open the access point hinged cover, follow these steps:


Step 1 Use 0.5-in. (13-mm) box-end wrench or socket set to unscrew the six bolts on the front cover of the unit. Only unscrew the bolts about 2 turns until they are easily turned by hand, do not remove the bolts.

Step 2 The cover is hinged on the bottom. Carefully open the cover and swing it down.


Note If the cover does not swing open easily, carefully loosen the hinge bolts again.


Figure 23 Access Point Front View

1

M8 x32 bolts

2

Cover hinge M8 x32 bolts



Closing the Access Point Hinged Cover

To close the access point cover, follow these steps:


Step 1 When closing the access point cover, be careful not to pinch internal wires.

Step 2 Carefully position the cover flush with all sides of the access point, then slowly hand-tighten each bolt.

Step 3 When all bolts are hand-tightened, use a 13 mm closed-end wrench or socket to partially tighten the bolts in the tightening sequence shown in Figure 24. Tighten each bolt to 3 to 4 ft lbs (0.34 to 0.45 Nm).

Step 4 Repeat Step 3 using the same tightening sequence to fully tighten each bolt to 6 to 7 ft lbs
(0.68 to 0.79 Nm).

Figure 24 Hinged Cover Bolt Tightening Sequence


Using the Reset Button

The access point has a reset button located on the bottom of the unit (see Figure 25). The reset button is recessed in a small hole that is sealed with a screw and a rubber gasket. The reset button can be used to perform these functions:

Reset the access point—press the reset button for less than 10 seconds.

Disable battery backup power—press the reset button for more than 10 seconds.

Figure 25 Reset Button Location

1

Reset button location


Reboot the Access Point

To reboot (power cycle) the access point, follow these steps:


Step 1 Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the reset button screw. Be careful not to loose the screw.

Step 2 Use a straighten paperclip, and push the reset button for less than 10 seconds. This causes the access point to reboot (power cycle), all LEDs turn off for approximately 5 seconds and then the LEDs reactivate.

Step 3 Replace the reset button screw, and use a Phillips screwdriver to tighten to 22 to 24 in. lbs
(2.49 to 2.71 Nm).


Disabling Backup Battery Power

To disable battery backup power, follow these steps:


Step 1 Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the reset button screw. Be careful not to loose the screw.

Step 2 Use a straighten paper clip and push the reset button for greater than 10 seconds.

When the access point is only battery powered, this causes the access point to reboot and then disable the backup battery power. The LEDs turn off for approximately 5 seconds, reactivate for approximately 5 seconds, and then turn off and stay off.

When the access point has battery power and another power source, this causes the access point to reboot, then disable the battery and continue operating from the second power source. The LEDs turn off for approximately 5 seconds and then reactivate.


Note If your access point does not contain a battery backup unit, the access point will only reboot.



Note The battery backup unit is reactivated when the access point is rebooted (power cycled) again.


Step 3 Replace the reset button screw, and use a Phillips screwdriver to tighten to 22 to 24 in. lbs
(2.49 to 2.71 Nm).


Grounding the Access Point

The access point must be grounded prior to connecting power.


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

Note When the access point is cable strand mounted, the strand support cable and the mounting hardware provide grounding for the access point.


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 6-AWG copper ground wire, strip the insulation as required for the grounding lug.

Step 2 Use the appropriate crimping tool to crimp the bare 6-AWG copper ground wire to the supplied grounding lug (Panduit PLCD6-10A-L).

Step 3 Open the electrical joint compound (supplied), and apply a liberal amount over the metal surface where the ground strap screw holes are located (see Figure 14).

Step 4 Connect the grounding lug to the access point grounding screw holes (see Figure 14) using the supplied two Phillips head screws (M4 x10 mm) with lock washers. Tighten the grounding screw to
22 to 24 in. lbs (2.49 to 2.71 Nm).

Step 5 If necessary, strip the other end of the ground wire, and connect it to a reliable earth ground such as a grounding rod (see Figure 2), an appropriate grounding point on a metal streetlight pole that is grounded (see Figure 31), or a grounded cable on a cable strand.


Connecting a Fiber-Optic Cable to the Access Point

The fiber-optic kit (GLC-FE-100BX-URGD=) enables the access point to support fiber-optic network connections. The kit contains these parts:

100BASE-BX10-U rugged SFP module

Single strand fiber bidirectional optical transceiver

1.3/1.5 micro-meter wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) function

125-Mb/s data rates

Single mode LC receptacle

Eight screws

Two small take-up reels

Two large take-up reels

One liquid tight adapter—accepts a cable diameter of 0.20 to 0.35 in. (0.51 to 0.89 cm)


Warning Class 1 laser product. Statement 1008

Note You need a customer supplied outdoor-rated fiber-optic cable with an LC connector. The cable diameter must be 0.20 to 0.35 in. (0.52 to 0.89 cm) in diameter.


To connect a fiber-optic cable to the access point, follow these steps:


Step 1 Ensure that all power sources have been disconnected from the access point.


Warning This unit might have more than one power supply connection. All connections must be removed to de-energize the unit. Statement 1028

Note If your access point contains a backup battery pack, you must depress the reset button for
10 seconds or more (see the "Disabling Backup Battery Power" section).


Step 2 Open the hinged cover (see the "Opening the Access Point Hinged Cover" section for instructions).

Step 3 For cable strand deployments, remove the SCTE 5/8 plug (item 1 in Figure 26) using a 13 mm wrench or socket. For all other deployments, remove the fiber-optic connector plug (item 5 in Figure 26) using an adjustable wrench, the 22 mm socket, or the Sealcon S-22-WR wrench.

Step 4 Place the two large reels with the small reels on top as shown in Figure 26.

Step 5 Align the screw holes in the large and small reels, and insert four attachment screws in each of the reel pairs. Tighten the screws to 3 to 4 in. lbs (0.34 to 0.45 Nm).

Step 6 Remove the plug from the end of the SFP module, and insert the module into the SFP receptacle (see Figure 26).

Figure 26 Fiber-Optic Cable Components

1

SCTE 5/8 plug

4

Four screws for each reel assembly

2

SFP module slot

5

Fiber-optic connector plug

3

Fiber reels (large reel with small reel on top)

   

Step 7 Loosen the round end of the liquid tight connector by turning counterclockwise, but do not remove (see Figure 27).

Figure 27 Liquid -Tight Adapter

1

Thread end

2

Round end


Step 8 Carefully screw the threaded end of the adapter into the access point and hand-tighten.

Step 9 Use an adjustable wrench, the 22 mm socket, or the Sealcon S-2200-WR wrench to tighten the threaded end of the adapter to 6 to 7 ft lbs ( 8.1 to 9.5 Nm).

Step 10 Carefully remove approximately 1 to 2 ft (30.5 cm) of the external jacket from the fiber-optic cable, exposing the inner strand.

Step 11 Carefully insert the fiber-optic LC cable connector into the rounded end of the liquid tight adapter (see Figure 27), and push through the adapter.

Step 12 Wrap excess fiber-optic cable around the take-up reels in a figure 8 pattern.

Step 13 Insert the fiber-optic LC cable connector into the SFP module.

Step 14 Use an adjustable or open-end wrench to tighten the round end of the adapter to 2.7 to 3.2 ft lbs
(3.66 to 4.34 Nm).

Step 15 Close the hinged cover (see the "Closing the Access Point Hinged Cover" section).


Powering the Access Point

The access point can be powered by one of these methods:

PoE—56 VDC

Connecting a 1520 Series Power Injector

AC power

100 to 480 VAC—Connecting Streetlight AC Power

120 VAC—Connecting an AC Power Cable to the Access Point

External 12 VDC

Connecting a DC Power Cable to the Access Point

POC—40 to 90 VAC (Quasi-AC)

Connecting a Cable POC Power to the Access Point

Connecting a 1520 Series Power Injector

The power injector provides 56 VDC to the access point over the Ethernet cable and supports a total end-to-end Ethernet cable length of 100 m (328 ft) from the switch to the access point.


Note The cable from the power injector to the access point (PoE-in port) must be at least 10 ft (3.05 m) long.



Note The PoE-out port is disabled when the access point is powered by the power injector.


When your access point is powered by an optional power injector, follow these steps to complete the installation:


Step 1 Before applying PoE to the access point, ensure the access point is grounded (see the "Grounding the Access Point" section.

Step 2 Review Figure 2 to identify the components needed for the installation.


Note The 1520 power injector can only be used in an indoor environment.


Step 3 Connect a CAT5e or better Ethernet cable from your wired LAN network to the power injector.


Warning To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunication line cord. Statement 1023

Use only the 1520 power injector (AIR-PWRINJ1500-2) 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 4 Ensure that the antennas are connected and that a ground is attached to the access point before you apply power to the access point.

Step 5 Connect a shielded outdoor-rated Ethernet (CAT5e or better) cable between the power injector and the access point's PoE-in connector (see Figure 28).

Step 6 Connect the Ethernet cable to the access point PoE-in port (see "Connecting an Ethernet Cable to the Access Point" section).

Step 7 Continue with the "What to Do Next" section.


Connecting an Ethernet Cable to the Access Point

You need to supply these:

Shielded outdoor-rated Ethernet (CAT5e or better) cable with 0.2 to 0.35 in. (0.51 to 0.89 cm) diameter


Note The Ethernet cable from the power injector to the access point must be at least 10 ft
(3.05 m) long. The PoE-out port is disabled when the access point is powered by the power injector.


RJ-45 connector and installation tool

Adjustable wrench

To connect the shielded Ethernet cable to the access point, follow these steps:


Step 1 Disconnect power to the power injector, and ensure all power sources to the access point are turned-off.


Warning This unit might have more than one power supply connection. All connections must be removed to de-energize the unit. Statement 1028

Note If your access point contains a backup battery pack, you must press the reset button for 10 seconds or more (see the "Disabling Backup Battery Power" section).


Step 2 Ensure a 6 AWG ground wire is connected to the access point (see the "Grounding the Access Point" section).

Step 3 Use an adjustable wrench, a 22 mm socket, or the Sealcon S-2200-WR wrench to remove the Ethernet connector plug from the access point (see Figure 28 for the location).

Figure 28 Location of Ethernet Liquid -Tight Adapters

1

PoE-out port

2

PoE-in port


Step 4 Loosen the round end of the liquid tight adapter by turning counterclockwise, but do not remove (see Figure 29).

Figure 29 Liquid Tight Adapter

1

Thread end

2

Round end


Step 5 Insert the unterminated end of the Ethernet cable into the round end of the liquid tight adapter (see Figure 29), and pull several inches of cable through the adapter.

Step 6 Install an RJ-45 connector on the unterminated end of the Ethernet cable using your Ethernet cable installation tool.


Warning To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunication line cord. Statement 1023

Step 7 Carefully insert the RJ-45 cable connector into the Ethernet port opening on the access point, and connect to the internal Ethernet connector (see Figure 30).

Figure 30 Inserting RJ-45 Connector into the Ethernet Port Opening in Case

1

Liquid tight adapter

3

RJ-45 connector

2

Ethernet port opening in access point case

4

Shielded outdoor-rated Ethernet (CAT5e or better) cable


Step 8 Slide the liquid tight adapter towards the access point, and screw the threaded end of the adapter into the access point, and hand-tighten.

Step 9 Use an adjustable wrench, a 22 mm socket, or a Sealcon S-2200-WR wrench to tighten the threaded end of the adapter to 6 to 7 ft lbs (8.1 to 9.5 Nm).

Step 10 Use an adjustable wrench and tighten the round end of the adapter to 2.7 to 3.2 ft lbs (3.66 to 4.34 Nm).

Step 11 Ensure that the antennas are connected to the access point before you apply power to the access point.

Step 12 Route your Ethernet cable, and cut off any excess cable.

Step 13 Install an RJ-45 connector on the unterminated cable end, and insert it into the power injector. For typical installation components see Figure 2.

Step 14 Turn on power to the power injector.


Connecting Streetlight AC Power

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 480-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.


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

Caution Before connecting or disconnecting a power cord, you must remove AC power from the power cord using a suitable service disconnect.

2. You must protect any AC power plugs and AC receptacles from water and other outdoor elements. You can use 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.

3. When you install the access point outdoors or in a wet or damp location, the AC branch circuit that powers the access point should have ground fault protection (GFCI), as required by Article 210 of the National Electrical Code (NEC).


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

For additional important safety instructions for AC power cords, refer to the AC Power Cords for Cisco Aironet 1520 Series Outdoor Mesh Access Points document that shipped with your AC power cords.

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


Step 1 Before beginning the installation, ensure the AC power to the streetlight pole is turned off.

Step 2 Turn off power to the AC power source at the designated circuits.


Warning This unit might have more than one power supply connection. All connections must be removed to de-energize the unit. Statement 1028

Caution For your safety, when connecting the access point AC power connector, always connect the access point end of the cable FIRST. When removing the AC power connector, always disconnect the access point end of the cable LAST.

If your access point contains a backup battery pack, you must press the reset button for 10 seconds or more (see the "Disabling Backup Battery Power" section.)

Step 3 When using the streetlight power tap adapter (AIR-PWR-ST-LT-R3P=), ensure that the access point is mounted within 3 ft (1 m) of the outdoor light control. For mounting instructions, refer to the "Mounting the Access Point on a Pole" section.

Step 4 Ensure a 6-AWG ground wire is attached to the access point (see Figure 31) and connected to the streetlight pole (for instructions see Grounding the Access Point).

Figure 31 Using the Streetlight Power Tap Adapter

1

Outdoor light control

3

6-AWG copper grounding wire

2

Streetlight power tap adapter

   

Step 5 Refer to Figure 31. The streetlight power tap adapter uses a 3-pronged LC-10 twist-lock adapter that is placed between the outdoor light control and its fixture. The LC-10 twist-lock adapter is designed to be used with LC-10 listed outdoor light controls operating at 100 to 480 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz.

Step 6 Disconnect the outdoor light control from its fixture.

Step 7 Verify that the voltage available at the fixture is between 100 and 480 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz.

Step 8 Turn off power to the fixture at the designated circuits.


Caution 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.


Note Ensure that your antennas are connected to the access point before you apply power to the access point.


Step 9 Connect the streetlight power tap adapter to the access point AC power connector, as shown in Figure 32. Hand-tighten the connector.

Figure 32 AC Power Connector

1

AC power connector


Step 10 Plug the streetlight power tap adapter into the outdoor light control fixture, as shown in Figure 31.

Step 11 Plug the outdoor light control into the streetlight power tap adapter.

Step 12 Ensure that the antennas are connected to the access point before you apply power to the access point.

Step 13 Turn on the power to the outdoor light control fixture at the designated circuits.


Connecting an AC Power Cable to the Access Point

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.


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

Caution Before connecting or disconnecting a power cord, you must remove AC power from the power cord using a suitable service disconnect.

2. You must protect any AC power plugs and AC receptacles from water and other outdoor elements. You can use 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.

3. When you install the access point outdoors or in a wet or damp location, the AC branch circuit that powers the access point should have 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 1520 Series Outdoor Mesh Access Points document that shipped with your AC power cords.


The access point supports this Cisco AC power cable:

40 ft (12.2 m) AC power cable (AIR-CORD-R3P-40NA=)

To connect an AC power cable to the access point, perform these steps:


Step 1 Prior to applying AC power, ensure the access point is grounded (see Grounding the Access Point).

Step 2 Turn off power to the AC power source at the designated circuits.


Warning This unit might have more than one power supply connection. All connections must be removed to de-energize the unit. Statement 1028

Caution When connecting the access point AC power connector, always connect the access point end of the cable first. When removing the AC power connector, always disconnect the access point end of the cable last.


Note If your access point contains a backup battery pack, you must press the reset button for 10 seconds or more (see the "Disabling Backup Battery Power" section).


Step 3 .Align the notch in the AC power cable connector with the key in the access point AC power connector, and push the cable connector into the access point connector (see Figure 32). When fully seated, rotate the cable connector ring clockwise until hand-tight.

Step 4 Ensure the antennas are connected to the access point before you apply power to the access point.

Step 5 Turn on the AC power at the designated circuits.


Connecting a DC Power Cable to the Access Point

When powering the access point with DC power, you must ensure that DC power can be conveniently removed from the unit. The power should not be removed by disconnecting the DC power connector on the unit.


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

To connect a DC power cable, you need to supply these tools and material:

Shielded outdoor-rated DC power cable with cable diameter of 0.20 to 0.35 in. (0.51 to 0.89 cm).

Internal DC terminal connector

Adjustable or open-end wrench

Small flat screw driver

To connect the DC power cable to the access point, follow these steps:


Step 1 Before connecting DC power to the access point, ensure that the ground is connected to the access point (see the "Grounding the Access Point" section.

Step 2 Turn off all power sources to the access point, including the DC power source.


Warning This unit might have more than one power supply connection. All connections must be removed to de-energize the unit. Statement 1028

Caution When installing DC power to the access point, always connect the access point end of the cable first When removing the DC power connector, always disconnect the access point end of the cable last.

If your access point contains a backup battery pack, you must press the reset button for 10 seconds or more (see the "Disabling Backup Battery Power" section.)

Step 3 Use an adjustable wrench, a 22 mm socket, or a Sealcon S-2200 -WR wrench to remove the plug in the DC power connector opening (see Figure 33 for the location of the DC power connector).

Figure 33 Location of the DC Power Liquid Tight Adapter

1

Ground lug screw holes

2

DC power connector with liquid tight adapter


Step 4 Loosen the round end of the liquid tight adapter by turning counterclockwise, but do not remove (see Figure 34).

Figure 34 Liquid Tight Adapter

1

Thread end

2

Round end



Note The liquid tight adapter accepts a cable diameter of 0.20 to 0.35 in. (0.51 to 0.89 cm).


Step 5 Insert a bare end of the DC power cable into the rounded end of the liquid tight adapter (see Figure 34), and pull approximately 6 inches of cable through the adapter.

Step 6 Strip the DC cable jacket back about 1 inch to expose the wires and strip the insulation about 3/8 in. (9.5 mm) from each wire.

Step 7 Insert each wire into the two-position terminal strip (supplied), and tighten each wire using a 0.1 in.
(0.25 cm) flat screw driver (see Figure 35).

Figure 35 Two-Position Terminal Strip

1

Securing screws

3

Wire opening for DC +

2

Wire opening for ground (DC return)

   

Step 8 Insert the two-position terminal strip into the DC power opening in the access point case, and carefully push the terminal strip into the internal connector (see Figure 36).

Figure 36 Inserting the Terminal Strip into the DC Power Opening in the Access Point Case

1

Two-position terminal strip

3

Liquid tight adapter

2

DC power cable

4

DC power opening in access point case


Step 9 Slide the liquid tight adapter towards the access point, and screw the threaded end of the adapter into the access point, and hand-tighten.

Step 10 Use an adjustable wrench, a 22 mm socket, or a Sealcon S-2200-WR wrench to tighten the threaded end of the adapter to 6 to 7 ft lbs (8.1 to 9.5 Nm).

Step 11 Use an adjustable or open-end wrench to tighten the round end of the adapter to 2.7 to 3.2 ft lbs (3.66 to 4.34 Nm).

Step 12 Ensure that the antennas are connected to the access point before you apply power to the access point.

Step 13 Turn on the DC power at the designated circuits.


Connecting a Cable POC Power to the Access Point

The cable configuration access point contains a cable modem an radio frequency (RF) splitter but does not contain a cable stinger connector. The cable stinger connector is customer supplied.


Note The access point uses the Scientific Atlanta DPC2100 cable modem board and the 4015821 RF splitter.


Follow these instructions to connect a cable stinger connector to the access point:


Step 1 Before connecting cable POC power to the access point, ensure that the ground is connected to the access point (see the "Grounding the Access Point" section.

Step 2 Ensure that all power sources have been disconnected from the access point.


Warning This unit might have more than one power supply connection. All connections must be removed to de-energize the unit. Statement 1028

If your access point contains a backup battery pack, you must press the reset button for 10 seconds or more (see the "Disabling Backup Battery Power" section.)

Step 3 Open the hinged cover (see the "Opening the Access Point Hinged Cover" section for instructions).

Step 4 Pull out the RF splitter shunt (see Figure 37).

Step 5 Follow your cable company's procedures to measure the cable signal strength and possibly adjust signal attenuation externally to the access point or on the RF splitter (see Figure 37).


Note The cable modem MAC address is located on the bottom of the access point under the LEDs.


Step 6 Use an adjustable wrench to remove the cable connector plug (see Figure 37) from the access point.

Step 7 Locate the stinger set-screw on the RF splitter (see Figure 37).

Figure 37 Stinger Connector Location and RF Splitter Components

1

RF splitter attenuator

4

RF splitter shunt

2

Cable connector plug

5

RF splitter

3

Stinger set-screw

6

Cable modem


Step 8 Use a Phillips screw driver, and loosen, but be careful not to remove the set-screw.

Step 9 Cut the cable stinger connector's pin (see Figure 38) to 0.75 + 0.1 in. (1.91 + 0.25 cm).

Figure 38 Cable Stinger Connector Pin

1

Pin length is 0.75 + 0.1in. (1.91 + 0.25 cm).


Step 10 Insert the cable Stinger connector pin into the cable POC connector opening in the access point case.

Step 11 Screw the Stinger connector into the POC connector opening, and hand-tighten.

Step 12 Use an adjustable wrench to tighten the Stinger connector to6 to 7 ft lbs (8.1to 9.5 Nm).

Step 13 Use a Phillips screw driver to tighten the stinger set-screw on the RF splitter to 2.7 to 3.2 ft lbs
(3.66 to 4.34 Nm).

Step 14 Before connecting cable POC power to the access point, ensure that the antennas are attached to the access point.

Step 15 Connect or attach the cable company's POC cable to the Stinger connector according to their specifications.

Step 16 Turn on cable POC power.

Step 17 Reinsert the RF splitter shunt.

Step 18 Check the cable modem's Power and Cable LEDs and verify the cable modem receives power and registers to the cable network. The Power LED (fifth LED from the hinge) is green to indicate power is available.The Cable LED ( second LED from the hinge) should be blinking green to indicate scanning the cable network and green to indicate registered on the cable network.

Step 19 Close the hinged cover (see the "Closing the Access Point Hinged Cover" section).


Installing the Access Point in Hazardous Locations


Note This document does not provide specific procedures for installing conduit. You must ensure that your installation techniques and procedures comply with Class I, Division 2, Zone 2 hazardous location installation regulations for your geographic location.



Caution This product is rated only IP66 for hazardous location installations and IP67 for non-hazardous location installations.

The access point's hazardous location option complies with safety standards for Class I, Division 2, Zone 2 hazardous locations where ignitable concentrations of flammable gases, vapors, or liquids are not likely to exist under normal operation conditions).

When you select the hazardous location option as part of the ordering process, Cisco configures the system to contain the new components. Two conduit adaptors and assembly instructions placed in the shipping box provide information and assembly procedures. The hazardous location option configures the access point as follows:

The battery pack is removed because battery construction does not meet hazardous location requirements.

The AC power connections are moved to the inside of the access point by installing an AC entry board containing a terminal block. To comply with hazardous location requirements, AC power must be installed through rigid metal conduit to the terminal block.


Caution Do not use any form of sealant or gasket material when joining conduit components.


Caution The electrical rating for hazardous location installations has a lower voltage rating (100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1A) than a non-hazardous location installation (100-480 VAC).


Note To provide a proper seal, threaded conduit must be used to route the power and data cabling to the access point.


Two PG13 - 1/2 NPT adapters are provided. The adapters connect the conduit to the access point's AC power port and Ethernet backhaul port.

When used in hazardous locations, the access point is rated 100-240 VAC only.

This section describes the steps required to retrofit the access point and prepare it for installation in Class I, Division 2, Zone 2 hazardous locations.

Required Tools and Materials

See the "Hazardous Location Installations" section for a list of tools and materials you will need to install the access point.

Warnings


Warning Do not disconnect connections to this equipment unless power has been removed or you have verified that the area is nonhazardous. Secure any external connections that mate to this equipment by using screws, sliding latches, threaded connectors, or other means provided with this product. Substitution of components may impair suitability for Class I, Zone 2, Division 2. Statement 1062

Warning When used in a Class I, Zone 2, Division 2 hazardous location, this equipment must be mounted with a proper wiring method that complies with the governing electrical codes. Statement 1069

Warning If you connect or disconnect the console cable with power applied to the unit or any device on the network, an electrical arc can occur. This could cause an explosion in hazardous location installations. Be sure that power is removed or the area is nonhazardous before proceeding.

To verify unit operation, perform POST on the device in a nonhazardous location before installation. Statement 1080

Compliance

An access point complies with the following versions of hazardous location certifications:

IEC 60079-0: 2004

IEC 60079-15: 2005

CAN/CSA E60079-0: 2007

CAN/CSA E60079-15: 2002

UL 60079-0: Edition 4

UL 60079-15: Edition 1

EN 600079-0: 2006

EN 60079-15: 2006

Compliance Label

Figure 39 shows the access point hazardous location compliance label.

Figure 39 Hazardous Location Compliance Label

Table 4 interprets the information on the compliance label.

Table 4 Interpreting the Hazardous Compliance Label 

Label Marking
Description

Class I, Division 2,
Groups A, B, C, D

Defines the environment in which the access point can be used:

Class I—Environment containing flammable gases, vapors, or liquids

Division 2—Environmental classification used by the U.S. and Canada

Groups A, B, C, D—Gas identification for the U.S. and Canada:

A—Acetylene

B—Hydrogen

C—Ethylene

D—Propane

Class I, Zone 2, Group II

Defines the environment in which the access point can be used:

Class I—Environment containing flammable gases, vapors, or liquids

Zone 2—Environment classification used in North America

Group II—Gas identification for Zone II, which includes:

IIa—Propane

IIb—Ethylene

IIc—Acetylene & Hydrogen

II 3 G Ex nA II T5

Defines the environments in which the access point can be used in the European Union (EU):

Ex—EU explosive atmospheres symbol

II—Surface (non-minint) equipment

3—Equipment category, product designed to be capable of keeping within its operational parameters stated by the manufacturer based upon a normal level of protection for its intended use, considering areas in which explosive atmospheres caused by mixtures of air and gasses, vapors, and mists are unlikely to occur and if they do occur, do so infrequently for a short period of time only.

G—Type of flammable substances; gas/vapor/mist

Ex nA II T5—This marking is the same as the AEx line except for it is for the EU Ex certification.

AEx nA II T5

Defines parameters that the product complies with for U.S. Certification:

Ex—Denote explosive atmosphere

nA—Non-sparking

II—group II as defined previously

T5—Temperature code < 100 degrees C, maximum surface temperature

Ex nA II T5

This marking is the same as AEx line except it is for the Canada certification.

-40 < Ta < 55C

The operating temperature range for the access point in all countries.

Type 4, IP66

Defines the enclosure's degree of protection (Type 4 = indoor or outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against windblown dust and rain, splashing water, hose-directed water, and damage from external ice formation. IP66 = Dust tight, protected against powerful water jets.

CSA Certificate 1945576

CSA certification number


Mounting the Access Point

You can mount the access point using any of the mounting systems described in this document. Follow the instructions in the appropriate section or sections for the installation you intend to use.

Routing and Connecting Ground, AC Power, and Ethernet Backhaul Cables

After you have mounted the access point, you must route ground, AC power, and backhaul Ethernet cabling to the access point using rigid steel conduit.


Note When you install the conduit, be sure to comply with the local electrical codes for your area.


The procedure is divided into five parts:

1. "Installing the PG-13 1/2 NPT Conduit Adapters" section

2. "Opening the Access Point Hinged Cover" section

3. "Connecting Ground and AC Power" section

4. "Closing the Access Point Hinged Cover" section

5. "Connecting the Ethernet Backhaul Cable" section

We recommend that you follow these steps in the sequence listed. Before you begin, you should refer to Figure 40 for AC power and ground installation details and to Figure 41 for Ethernet backhaul installation details.

Figure 40 Hazardous Location AC Power Installation


Note The Y-Bridge connector supports a 3-phase, 2-wire configuration, which supports high voltages and the requirement for a balance-line load in the system. A 277 VAC or 480 VAC input can be used to support the 120 and 240 input voltage. The live and neutral wires can be wired to either connector, it makes no difference to the input on the power supply.


Figure 41 Ethernet Backhaul Cable Installation

Installing the PG-13 1/2 NPT Conduit Adapters

Follow these steps to install the PG-13 1/2 NPT conduit adapters on your access point.


Step 1 Locate and remove two plugs in the upper left corner of the access point. See Figure 42.

Figure 42 Port Plugs to Remove

1

AC entry port plug

2

Ethernet backhaul port plug


Step 2 Start a PG-13 1/2 NPT conduit adapter into each threaded hole identified in Figure 42.


Caution To ensure a proper seal, make sure you have positioned an O-ring on the adapter threads.


Caution Do not use any type of pipe thread sealant or other gasket material. Doing so will invalidate the unit's hazardous location compliance certification.

Step 3 Tighten the adapters hand-tight to avoid damaging the O-ring seal.


Opening the Access Point Hinged Cover

You need to open the access point hinged cover to access the AC entry terminal block and the Ethernet backhaul port.

To open the access point hinged cover, follow these steps:


Step 1 Use 0.5-in. (13-mm) box-end wrench or socket set to unscrew the six bolts on the front cover of the unit. Only unscrew the bolts about 2 turns until they are easily turned by hand, do not remove the bolts.

Step 2 The cover is hinged on the bottom. Carefully open the cover and swing it down.


Note If the cover does not swing open easily, carefully loosen the hinge bolts again.


Figure 43 Access Point Front View

1

M8 x32 bolts

2

Cover hinge M8 x32 bolts



Connecting Ground and AC Power

Follow these steps to route and connect the ground and AC power cabling to the access point.


Warning When installing or replacing the unit, the ground connection must always be made first and disconnected last. Statement 1046

Caution Always install the ground wire before connecting the AC power leads.


Step 1 Open the access point hinged cover. See the "Opening the Access Point Hinged Cover" section for instructions.

Step 2 Using a Phillips head screwdriver loosen the three captive screws that secure the AC entry module cover.

Step 3 Remove the cover and set it aside.

Step 4 Route the AC power cable through the PG-13 1/2 NPT adapter serving the AC entry module.

Step 5 Using a wire stripper tool, remove the insulation from each wire. Remove only enough wire to provide a solid connection in the terminal block. The hot wires should have no bare wire exposed after the connection is made.

Step 6 Insert the ground wire into the provided ground lug and use a crimping tool to secure the connection.

Step 7 Install the ground lug and tighten the connection with a Phillips screwdriver. To prevent stripping the screw threads, do not overtighten.


Note Use the short screw (0.188 in. long, or 4.77 mm long) included in the Hazardous Location Mounting Kit (AIR-1520 HAZLOC KIT) to connect the ground lug to the chassis. Using one of the three longer screws (0.31 in. long, or 7.87 mm long) in the kit can damage the electronics under the connection point.


Step 8 Insert each hot wire into the AC entry terminal block.

Step 9 Using a Phillips screwdriver, tighten the terminal block set screws to secure the wires in the terminal block.

Step 10 Verify that no bare wire is exposed. If wire is exposed, remove it from the terminal block, adjust the length, and reinstall.

Step 11 Check your work.

Step 12 Reinstall the AC entry module top cover and tighten the captive screws. Do not overtighten.

Step 13 Close the access point's hinged cover. See the "Closing the Access Point Hinged Cover" section for details.

Step 14 Install the Ethernet backhaul cable. See the next section for instructions.


Closing the Access Point Hinged Cover

To close the access point cover, follow these steps:


Step 1 When closing the access point cover, be careful not to pinch internal wires.

Step 2 Carefully position the cover flush with all sides of the access point, then slowly hand-tighten each bolt.

Step 3 When all bolts are hand-tightened, use a 13 mm closed-end wrench or socket to partially tighten the bolts in the tightening sequence shown in Figure 44. Tighten each bolt to 3 to 4 ft lbs (0.34 to 0.45 Nm).

Step 4 Repeat Step 3 using the same tightening sequence to fully tighten each bolt to 6 to 7 ft lbs
(0.68 to 0.79 Nm).

Figure 44 Hinged Cover Bolt Tightening Sequence

Connecting the Ethernet Backhaul Cable

The Ethernet backhaul cable plugs into the port identified by call out 2 in Figure 42. Follow these steps to connect the Ethernet backhaul cable.


Step 1 Route the Ethernet cable through the PG-13 1/2 NPT serving the backhaul connection on the access point.

Step 2 Insert the cable's RJ-45 connector into the Ethernet connection in the access point. Make sure the connection is tight.

Step 3 Check your work.


Performing Maintenance

The access point requires minimal periodic or preventive maintenance as it has no moving parts, filters, lubricants, or mechanical contact components. However, when installed in a hzardous location, periodic inspections should be conducted in order to ensure that the access point is operating satisfactory. This section provides information about performing maintenance on an access point installed in a hazardous location.

Additional maintenance information can be found in Chapter 3 of the Cisco Aironet 1520 Series Outdoor Mesh Access Point Hardware Installation Guide and Troubleshooting a Mesh Network. These documents are available at cisco.com at the following URLs:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/1520/installation/guide/1520_ch3.html

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/1520/troubleshooting/guide/TrbleshtMesh.html


Warning Do not disconnect connections to this equipment unless power has been removed or you have verified that the area is nonhazardous. Secure any external connections that mate to this equipment by using screws, sliding latches, threaded connectors, or other means provided with this product. Substitution of components may impair suitability for Class I, Zone 2, Division 2. Statement 1062

Warning If you connect or disconnect the console cable with power applied to the unit or any device on the network, an electrical arc can occur. This could cause an explosion in hazardous location installations. Be sure that power is removed or the area is nonhazardous before proceeding.

To verify unit operation, perform POST on the device in a nonhazardous location before installation. Statement 1080

Warning When installing or replacing the unit, the ground connection must always be made first and disconnected last. Statement 1046

Removing the Access Point from Service

When removing an access point from service, make sure you remove power from the access point before opening the cover and disconnecting the AC input wiring. When removing the AC wiring, the ground connection should be the last to be disconnected.

Conducting Periodic Inspections

The access point should be inspected periodically to ensure normal and airtight operation in the hazardous location environment. Table 5 lists the inspection routines and their periodicity.

Table 5 Periodic Inspection Table

Inspection Routine
Periodicity

Inspect O-ring seals and exterior electrical connections for aging, corrosion, and low ground resistance.

Every 3 years

Inspect cover and liquid tight adapter gaskets for airtightness

Every 5 years


What to Do Next

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

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:

Selecting a backhaul channel when using the 4.9 MHz band

Reconfiguring the bridge group name

Related Documentation

These documents provide complete information about the access point

Release Notes for Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and Lightweight Access Points

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

Cisco Aironet 1520 Series Outdoor Mesh Access Point Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Configuration Guide

Channels and Maximum Power Settings for Cisco Aironet Lightweight Access Points

AC Power Cords for Cisco Aironet 1520 Series Outdoor Mesh Access Points

Translated Safety Warnings for Cisco Aironet 1520 Series Lightweight Outdoor Mesh Access Points

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