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EU Directives 1999/5/EC & 93/42/EEC: Compliance Information for Cisco Aironet AIR-(L)AP1131AG-E-K9 and AIR-(L)AP1242AG-E-K9 Products
This document contains compliance information for wireless LAN products which are intended to be placed on the market within the European Union, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Turkey and other countries that have implemented the EU Directive 1999/5/EC and/or EU Directive 93/42/EEC
This document contains these sections:
The information in this document is applicable to the Cisco Aironet AIR-(L)AP1131AG-E-K9 and the AIR-(L)AP1242AG-E-K9.
The equipment operates in the 2,4 and the 5 GHz bands.
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, including antennas) provided and/or supported by Cisco Systems for use within the European Union, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Turkey or other countries that have implemented the EU Directives.
Declaration of Conformity with Regard to the EU Directive 93/42/EEC (MDD)
This device complies with the EMC requirements of the Medical Device Directive (MDD) 93/42/EEC. When installed in a medical environment, the equipment shall only be powered using PoE (Power over Ethernet).
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 Directives 1999/5/EC and 93/42/EEC:
•Radio: EN 301 893 and EN 300 328
•EMC: EN 301 489-1 and EN 301 489-17
•Safety: EN 60950 and EN 50385
For the Cisco Aironet AIR-(L)AP1131AG-E-K9 and the AIR-(L)AP1242AG-E-K9, the following CE mark and Class-2 identifier are affixed to the equipment and its packaging.
Intended Use of the Equipment
The equipment is wireless LAN equipment that operates in the 2400- to 2483.5-MHz band, and in the 5150- to 5350-MHz and 5470- to 5725-MHz bands.
Note This equipment is for indoor use only!
The maximum power level (EIRP) when operating in the 2.4 GHz band is 100 mW or 20 dBm.
The maximum power level (EIRP) when operating in the 5150-5350 MHz GHz band is 200 mW or 23 dBm.
The maximum power level (EIRP) when operating in the 5470-5725 MHz GHz band is 1000 mW or 30 dBm
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 dual band Wireless LAN product AIR-(L)AP1131AG-E-K9 has integrated antennas which cannot be removed or which are not user accessible.
The dual-band Wireless LAN product AIR-(L)AP1242AG-E-K9 is equipped with with reversed polarity TNC antenna connectors for the use of dedicated antennas available from Cisco.
Table 1 lists the 2.4-GHz antennas that can be used with this equipment, and Table 2 lists the 5-GHz antennas that can be used. All antennas were assessed together with the equipment against the requirements of the R&TTE directive. It is 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 "Intended Use of the Equipment" section to identify the regulatory limits for each frequency band.
Table 1 2.4-GHz Dedicated (external) Antennas and Maximum Allowed Conducted Power Settings
Cisco Part Number
Antenna Gain (dBi) Maximum Conducted Power Setting (dBm)
(see note 1 )
POS diversity dipole
Ceiling mounted omni
Mast mounted omni
Wall mounted patch
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).
Changing Output Power
AIR-AP1131AG-E-K9 and AIR-AP1242AG-E-K9
Connect your PC to the access point's Ethernet port and follow these steps to change the output power to meet the local regulations.
Step 1 Open your Internet browser. You must use Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x or later.
Step 2 Enter the access point's IP address in the browser address line and press Enter. An Enter Network Password screen appears.
Step 3 Enter the username and password and press Enter. The Summary Status page appears.
Note The default username and password are both Cisco. They are case-sensitive.
Step 4 In the Network Interfaces section, select the radio you want to change. The status page for that radio appears.
Step 5 Select the Settings tab. The Settings page appears.
Step 6 Scroll down to the Transmitter Power section.
Step 7 Select the appropriate power level. Table 3 lists the output power levels (conducted) for the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz bands.
Table 3 Available Output Power Levels
802.11b/g 2.4-GHz Radio (dBm) 802.11a 5-GHz Radio
Step 8 Click Apply.
Note See the hardware installation guide or the quick start guide for your product for more details on how to connect your PC to the access point and on how to configure your access point using the web-browser interface.
AIR-LAP1131AG-E-K9 and AIR-LAP1242AG-E-K9
The output power on the AIR-LAP1131AG-E-K9 and the AIR-LAP1242AG-E-K9 access points can be changed only using a Cisco Wireless LAN Controller.
Note See the WLC configuration guide for more details on how to to configure your access point using the web-browser interface.
Follow these steps to change the AIR-LAP1131AG-E-K9 or the AIR-LAP1242AG-E-K9 access point's output power to meet local regulations:
Step 1 Connect your access point to the Ethernet network to register with your controller.
Step 2 Open your Internet browser. You must use Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0.2800 or later.
Step 3 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 4 Enter the username and password and press Enter. The controller's summary page appears.
Note The username and password are case-sensitive.
Step 5 Click Wireless > Access Point > 802.11a Radios or 802.11b/g Radios > Cisco APs > Configure. The radio settings page appears.
Step 6 Scroll down to the Tx Power Level Assignment field, and select Global or Custom.
•Global—indicates that the radio output power is globally controlled by settings in the controller's global RF parameters section.
•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).
Based on the configured antenna gain, the configured channel, and the configured power level, the actual transmit power at the access point can be reduced so that the specific country regulations are not exceeded. Table 4 lists the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller power settings and the output power levels for the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz bands.
Table 4 Available Output Power Levels
Cisco Wireless LAN ControllerTx Power Settings 1 802.11b/g 2.4-GHz Radio (dBm) 802.11a 5-GHz Radio
1 The Tx Power Level setting of 1 represents the maximum conducted power setting for the access point. Each subsequent power level (such as 2, 3, 4, etc) represents approximately a 3-dBm reduction in transmit power from the previous power level.
Step 8 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 Cisco's Software Center:
For Cisco Aironet access point documents, click Cisco Aironet 1130AG Series, Cisco Aironet 1200 Series, or Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series in the Wireless LAN Access section.
Step 2 For Cisco Wireless LAN Controller documents, click Cisco 4400 Series Wireless LAN Controllers or Cisco 2000 Series Wireless LAN Controllers.
Step 3 Select the appropriate document.
Note The AIR-RM21/22 radio modules are covered in the Cisco Aironet 1200 series documents.
Note If you still have questions regarding the compliance of these products or you cannot find the information you are looking for, please send an email to Cisco at firstname.lastname@example.org
These documents provide information about the controllers and access points:
•Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Configuration Guide—describes installation, configuration, and logging into Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers.
•Cisco Aironet lightweight access point hardware installation guides—describe the access point's hardware installation and specifications.
This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section.
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