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EU Directive 1999/5/EC - Compliance Information for the AIR-CAP1530 Series IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n Outdoor Access Points

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EU Directive 1999/5/EC - Compliance Information for the AIR-CAP1530 Series IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n Outdoor Access Points



Declaration of Conformity with Regard to the EU Directive
1999/5/EC (R&TTE Directive)

CE Marking

National Restrictions





Operating Frequency

Changing Output Power

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

EU Directive 1999/5/EC - Compliance Information for the AIR-CAP1530 Series IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n Outdoor Access Points

November 2013

This document contains compliance information for the Cisco AIR-CAP1530 Series Outdoor Access Point that is relevant to the European Union and other countries that have implemented the EU Directive 1999/5/EC.


This document contains these sections:

CE Marking

National Restrictions


Operating Frequency

Changing Output Power

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


The information in this document is applicable to the Cisco 1530 Series Outdoor Access Points that currently includes:



The 1530 Series dual-band access points operate in the 2400-2483 MHz and the 5470-5725 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 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

The following standards were applied during the assessment of the product against the requirements of the Directive 1999/5/EC:

EMC—EN 301.489-1 v1.8.1; EN 301.489-17 v2.1.1

Health & Safety—EN60950-1: 2005; EN 50385: 2002

Radio—EN 300 328 v 1.7.1; EN 301.893 v 1.5.1

Note The 5-GHz equipment employs a Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) mechanism which is required for operation in the 5 GHz frequency range.

CE Marking

The following CE mark is affixed to the equipment and its packaging:

National Restrictions

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





5150-53502 , 3








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 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 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 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 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 per maggiori dettagli.


The outdoor usage of the 2.4 GHz band requires an authorization from the Electronic Communications Office. Please check for more details.

2,4 GHz frekven?u joslas izmantošanai ?rpus telp?m nepieciešama at?auja no Elektronisko sakaru direkcijas. Vair?k inform?cijas:

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-CAP1532I-E-K9 uses an Integrated Low Profile Dual-Band 2.4-5 GHz Dipole Antenna Array. The antennas have a peak gain of about 3 dBi at 2.4 GHz and 5 dBi at 5 GHz.

The AIR-CAP1532E-E-K9 has a selection of antennas determined by the configuration of the product. The antennas can be mounted on a wall, pole and/or tower mounted. The follwing is the list of the external antennas supported:

Dual Band Antennas

AIR-ANT2547V-N (4/7 dBi, OMNI)

AIR-ANT2547VG-N (4/7dBi, OMNI)

AIR-ANT2588P3M-N= (8/8 dBi, dual polarized patch)

2.4 GHz Uni-Band Antennas

AIR-ANT2450V-N= (5 dBi, OMNI)

AIR-ANT2480V-N= (8 dBi, OMNI)

AIR-ANT2413P2M-N= (13 dBi, dual polarized patch)

5 GHz Uni-Band Antennas

AIR-ANT5180V-N (8 dBi, OMNI)

AIR-ANT5114P2M-N= (14 dBi, dual polarized patch)

See the "National Restrictions" section to identify the regulatory limit applicable in your country.

Operating Frequency

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-CAP1530 Series access points can only be changed using a Cisco Wireless LAN 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 1530 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 2 lists the corresponding conducted power levels for each of the controller power level settings.

Table 2 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.

Related Documentation

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 1530 Series Outdoor Access Point Hardware Installation Guide—describes the access point's hardware installation and specifications.

Getting Started Guide: Cisco Aironet 1530 Series Outdoor Access Point—provides a product overview and basic instructions for getting a 1530 series access point connected to a wireless LAN.

Channels and Maximum Power Settings for Cisco 1530 Series Outdoor Access Points—lists the 1530 series 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.

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This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section.