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EU Directives 1999/5/EC & 93/42/ECC: Compliance Information for the Cisco Aironet 1250 Series IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Products
This document contains compliance information for the Cisco AIR-(L)AP1250 Series Access Points and the AIR-RM125x radio modules that is relevant to the European Union (EU) and other countries that have implemented the EU Directive 1999/5/EC and/or EU Directive 93/42/EC.
This document contains these sections:
The information in this document is applicable to the Cisco Aironet 1250 series wireless LAN products that currently includes the AIR-(L)AP1252G-E-K9 2.4 GHz access point, the AIR-(L)AP1252AG-E-K9 dual band (2.4- and 5- GHz) access point, the AIR-RM1252G-E-K9 2.4-GHz radio module, and the AIR-RM1252A-E-K9 5-GHz radio module.
The equipment operates in the 5150- to 5350-MHz and 5470- to 5725-MHz frequency range, and depending on the product configuration, also in the 2400- to 2483.5-MHz frequency range.
National regulations may require that operations be limited to portions of the frequency ranges identified above and/or at reduced power levels. See the "National Restrictions" section for complete details.
Declaration of Conformity with Regard to the EU Directives
This declaration is only valid for configurations (combinations of software, firmware and hardware) supported or provided by Cisco Systems for use within the EU. The use of software or firmware not supported or provided by Cisco Systems may result in the equipment no longer being compliant with the regulatory requirements.
Note The full declaration of conformity for this product can be found in the Declarations of Conformity and Regulatory Information section of the appropriate product hardware installation guide, which is available on Cisco.com. See the "Obtaining Documents from Cisco.com" section for instructions for downloading these documents.
The following standards were applied during the assessment of the product against the requirements of the Directive 1999/5/EC:
•Radio: EN 301.893 and EN 300 328
•EMC: EN 301 489-1 and EN 301 489-17
•Safety: EN 60950 and EN 50385
Note The 5-GHz equipment employs a Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) mechanism which is required for operation in the 5-GHz frequency range.
For the Cisco Aironet AIR-(L)AP1252G-E-K9, AIR-(L)AP1252AG-E-K9, AIR-RM1252G-E-K9, or AIR-RM1252A-E-K9, the following CE mark, Notified Body number and Class-2 identifier are affixed to the equipment and its packaging:
In the majority of the EU and other European Countries, the 2.4- and 5-GHz bands have been made available for the use of wireless LANs. Table 1 provides an overview of the regulatory requirements in general applicable for the 2.4- and 5-GHz bands.
Later in this section you will find an overview of countries in which additional restrictions or requirements or both are applicable.
The requirements for any country may evolve. Cisco recommends that you check with the local authorities for the latest status of their national regulations for both the 2.4- and 5-GHz wireless LANs.
Table 1 Overview of Regulatory Requirements for Wireless LANs
Frequency Band (MHz) Max Power Level
(EIRP) 1 (mW)
Indoor ONLY Indoor and Outdoor
1 Effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP).
2 Dynamic Frequency Selection and Transmit Power Control is required in the 5250- to 5350-MHz and 5470- to 5725-MHz frequency range.
3 The AIR-(L)AP1252G-E-K9 and the AIR-RM1252G-E-K9 operate only in 2400 - 2483.5 MHz band.
In Denmark, the band 5150 - 5350 MHz is also allowed for outdoor usage.
I Danmark må frekvensbåndet 5150 - 5350 også anvendes udendørs.
For 2.4 GHz, the output power is restricted to 10 mW EIRP when the product is used outdoors in the band 2454 - 2483,5 MHz. There are no restrictions when used indoors or in other parts of the 2,4 GHz band. Check http://www.arcep.fr/ for more details.
Pour la bande 2,4 GHz, la puissance est limitée à 10 mW en p.i.r.e. pour les équipements utilisés en extérieur dans la bande 2454 - 2483,5 MHz. Il n'y a pas de restrictions pour des utilisations en intérieur ou dans d'autres parties de la bande 2,4 GHz. Consultez http://www.arcep.fr/ pour de plus amples détails.
This product meets the National Radio Interface and the requirements specified in the National Frequency Allocation Table for Italy. Unless operating within the boundaries of the owner's property, the use of this 2.4 GHz Wireless LAN product requires a `general authorization'. Please check with http://www.sviluppoeconomico.gov.it/ for more details.
Questo prodotto è conforme alla specifiche di Interfaccia Radio Nazionali e rispetta il Piano Nazionale di ripartizione delle frequenze in Italia. Se non viene installato all'interno del proprio fondo, l'utilizzo di prodotti Wireless LAN a 2.4 GHz richiede una "Autorizzazione Generale". Consultare http://www.sviluppoeconomico.gov.it/ per maggiori dettagli.
Note Although Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are not EU member states, the EU Directive 1999/5/EC has also been implemented in those countries.
Note The regulatory limits for maximum output power are specified in EIRP. The EIRP level of a device can be calculated by adding the gain of the antenna used (specified in dBi) to the output power available at the connector (specified in dBm).
The 1250 series wireless LAN products are equipped with reversed polarity TNC antenna connectors to allow the use of dedicated (external) antennas available from Cisco.
Table 2 list the 2.4 GHz antennas that can be used by the AIR-(L)AP1252AG-E-K9, AIR-(L)AP1252G-E-K9 or AIR-RM1252G-E-K9 while Table 3 list the 5 GHz antennas that can be used by the AIR-(L)AP1252AG-E-K9 or AIR-RM1252A-E-K9. All antennas where assessed together with the equipment against the requirements of the R&TTE directive. The tables also list the maximum power setting for each of the antennas.
Depending on the country a different regulatory limit might be applicable. It is therefore the responsibility of the end user to select a power level that, together with the antenna, results in an eirp (radiated power) level that is below the applicable limit.
See the "National Restrictions" section to identify the regulatory limit applicable in your country.
Table 2 2.4-GHz Dedicated (external) Antennas and Maximum Allowed Conducted Power Settings
Cisco Part Number
Gain (dBi) 1 Antenna Gain
Maximum Power Setting (dBm) 2 Antenna Description
Diversity ceiling omni
Ceiling mount omni
1 The antenna gain mentioned does not include the cable loss. For all combinations, the total of power level, antenna gain and cable loss is equal to or below 20 dBm (eirp).
2 In France, when used outdoors within the 2454 - 2483,5 MHz band, the power setting shall be further reduced by
10 dB to limit the overall eirp to 10 dBm (10 mW).
3 Single enclosure with 2 antenna elements (Diversity).
4 Single enclosure with 3 antenna elements (MIMO).
Table 3 Dedicated (external) 5 GHz Antennas
Cisco Part Number
Gain (dBi) Maximum Power Setting (dBm) Antenna Description Indoors Outdoors 1
1 Outdoor operation is not allowed within 5150 - 5350 MHz.
2 Single enclosure with 3 antenna elements (MIMO).
3 Single enclosure with 2 antenna elements (Diversity)
The operating frequency in a Wireless LAN is determined by the access point. As such, it is important that the access point is correctly configured to meet the local regulations. See the "National Restrictions" section for the country specific operating frequency ranges.
Changing Output Power
In case of the AIR-RM1252G-E-K9 or AIR-RM1252A-E-K9 it is assumed that these modules have been mounted in an AIR-AP1250 or AIR-LAP1250 platform.
Autonomous Access Points
To change the output power of autonomous 1250 series access points (AIR-AP1252AG-E-K9, AIR-AP1252G-E-K9, or AIR-AP1250) follow these instructions:
Step 1 Use your web-browser to access your access point.
Note Administrator privileges may be required in order to change access point settings.
Step 2 When the Summary Status page displays, click Radio0-802.11N2GHz or Radio1-802.11N5GHz.
Step 3 On the radio status page, click Settings and the radio settings page displays.
Step 4 Click the desired output power level in the Transmitter Power (Current Power) field.
Step 5 Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Apply.
Step 6 Close your web-browser.
Lightweight Access Points
The output power on the AIR-LAP1252AG-E-K9, AIR-LAP1252G-E-K9, and AIR-LAP1250 access points can only be changed using a Cisco Wireless LAN 2100 or 4400 Series Controller, or the controllers on a Wireless Services Module (WiSM).
See the Cisco WLAN Controller Configuration Guide for your Wireless LAN Controller for more details on how to to configure your access point using the web-browser interface.
Note Administrator privileges might be required in order to change controller settings.
The access point must be registered with your controller before you can make any configuration changes.
To change the output power level of the lightweight access points using the 2100 or 4400 series controlllers, follow these instructions:
Step 1 Open your Internet browser. You must use Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0.2800 or a later release.
Step 2 Enter https://IP address (where IP address is the controller's IP address) in the browser address line and press Enter. A user login screen appears.
Step 3 Enter the username and password and press Enter. The controller's summary page appears.
Note The username and password are case-sensitive.
Step 4 Click Wireless > 802.11a/n Radios or 802.11b/g/n Radios and a list of associated access points appears.
Step 5 Choose the desired access point and click Configure. The radio settings page appears.
Step 6 Scroll down to the Tx Power Level Assignment field, and click Custom.
Custom indicates that the radio output power is manually controlled by the Tx Power Configuration setting field.
Step 7 In the Tx Power Level field, select the appropriate power level setting (1 to 8).
The Tx Power Level setting of 1 represents the maximum conducted power setting for the access point. Each subsequent controller power level (such as 2, 3, 4, etc.) represents approximately a 3-dBm reduction in transmit power from the previous power level.
Note Some lower controller Tx power levels might produce the same output power levels at the access point.
Step 8 Click Apply.
Step 9 Close your Internet browser.
Obtaining Documents from Cisco.com
Follow these steps to obtain any of the documentation mentioned in this document.
Step 1 Browse to this URL on Cisco.com:
Step 2 For Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Point documents, click Cisco Aironet 1250 Series under the Access Points.
Step 3 For Cisco Wireless LAN Controller documents, click Cisco 4400 Series Wireless LAN Controllers or Cisco 2100 Series Wireless LAN Controllers.
Step 4 The documents are available from the Support box.
These documents provide information about the controllers and access points:
•Cisco WLAN Controller Web Interface User Guide—describes the Web user interface that is built into each Cisco Wireless LAN Controller.
•Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Installation and Configuration Guide—describes installation, configuration, and logging into Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers.
•Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide—describes the access point's hardware installation and specifications.
•Quick Start Guide: Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Point—provides a product overview and basic instructions for getting a 1250 series access point connected to a wireless LAN.
Note If you still have questions regarding the compliance of these products or you can not find the information you are looking for, please send an email request to Cisco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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