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EU Directive 1999/5/EC - Compliance Information for the AIR-LAP1520 Series Lightweight IEEE802.11 a/b/g Outdoor Mesh Access Points
This document contains compliance information for the Cisco AIR-LAP1520 Series Lightweight Outdoor Mesh Access Point and the AIR-RM1520 series radio modules that is relevant to the European Union and other countries that have implemented the EU Directive 1999/5/EC.
This document contains these sections:
The information in this document is applicable to the Cisco 1520 Series Lightweight Outdoor Mesh Access Points that currently includes:
•AIR-RM1520G-E-K9 (radio module)
•AIR-RM1520A-E-K9 (radio module)
The AIR-LAP1522 and AIR-LAP1524 Series are dual-band mesh access points that operate in the 2400- to 2483.5-MHz and the 5470- to 5725-MHz frequency range. The AIR-AP1521G-E-K9 only operates in the 2400- to 2483.5-MHz band. The AIR-RM1520G-E-K9 is a 2.4 GHz radio module and the AIR-RM1520A-E-K9 is a 5 GHz radio module.
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 Directive
1999/5/EC (R&TTE Directive)
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.
The following CE mark is 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 The AIR-LAP1521G-E-K9 operates only in 2400 - 2483.5 MHz band.
3 Dynamic Frequency Selection and Transmit Power Control is required in the 5250- to 5350-MHz and 5470- to 5725-MHz frequency range.
4 As these are outdoor products, the band 5150 - 5350 MHz is not applicable.
The following sections identify countries having additional requirements or restrictions than those listed in Table 1.
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 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 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 this wireless LAN product is operating within the boundaries of the owner's property, its use requires a "general authorization." Please check 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 richiede una "Autorizzazione Generale". Consultare http://www.sviluppoeconomico.gov.it/ per maggiori dettagli.
The outdoor usage of the 2.4 GHz band requires an authorization from the Electronic Communications Office. Please check http://www.esd.lv for more details.
2,4 GHz frekven?u joslas izmantošanai ?rpus telp?m nepieciešama at?auja no Elektronisko sakaru direkcijas. Vair?k inform?cijas: http://www.esd.lv.
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 AIR-LAP1520 Series products are equipped with N-type antenna connectors to allow the use of dedicated antennas for both the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz radio. The AIR-LAP1521G-E-K9 is a 2.4 GHz only product.
Table 2 list the antennas that can be used by this product. All antennas where assessed together with the equipment against the requirements of the R&TTE directive.
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.
Table 2 Dedicated External Antennas
Cisco Part Number
Frequency Band 1
Maximum Power Setting Antenna Description Controller Power LevelSetting (#) Value (dBm)
1 In France, the 2454 - 2483,5 MHz band cannot be used.
2 These antennas are not applicable to the AIR-LAP1521G-E-K9 as this is a 2.4 GHz only product.
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
The output power on the AIR-LAP1520 Series 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).
Note See the Cisco WLAN Controller Configuration Guide for your wireless LAN controller for more details on how to configure your access point using the web-browser interface.
Note Administrator privileges on your controller might be required in order to change access point settings.
The access point must be registered with your controller before you can make any configuration changes.
Follow these steps to change the 1520 series access point's output power to meet local regulations using a controller:
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 and choose 802.11a/n or 802.11b/g/n under Access Points / Radios . A list of associated access points appears.
Step 5 Choose the desired access point from the displayed list and click Configure from the drop down arrow. The radio configuration page appears.
Step 6 Scroll 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 5).
Table 3 lists the corresponding conducted power levels for each of the controller power level settings.
Table 3 Conducted Power Level Settings for 2.4- and 5-GHz Radios
Controller Power Level Setting (#) Corresponding Power Level (dBm) 2.4 GHz 5 GHz
Step 8 Click Apply.
Step 9 Close your Internet browser.
These documents provide information about the controllers and access points:
•Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Installation and Configuration Guide—describes installation, configuration, and logging into Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers.
•Cisco Aironet 1520 Series Outdoor Mesh Access Point Hardware Installation Guide—describes the access point's hardware installation and specifications.
•Quick Start Guide: Cisco Aironet 1520 Series Outdoor Mesh Access Point—provides a product overview and basic instructions for getting a 1520 series access point connected to a wireless LAN.
•Channels and Maximum Power Settings for Cisco Aironet Lightweight Access Points—lists the 1520 series mesh access point IEEE 802.11b/g (2.4-GHz) and IEEE 802.11a (5-GHz) channels and the maximum power levels supported by the world's regulatory domains.
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.
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 1520 Series Access Point documents, click Cisco Aironet 1520 Series under Outdoor Wireless.
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.
This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section.
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