Cisco® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Aironet 340 Series Bridge, Base Station and 4800 Series. The last day to order the Cisco Aironet 340 Series Bridge, Base Station and 4800 Series is February 28, 2002. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco Aironet 340 Series Bridge, Base Station and 4800 Series. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Aironet 340 Series Bridge, Base Station and 4800 Series
End-of-Life Announcement Date
The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.
February 28, 2002
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
February 28, 2002
Last Date of Support: HW
The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.
February 28, 2007
HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by this Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
4800 Series 11Mbps DSSS Ethernet Access Point w/128-bit WEP
802.11b 100 mW AP w/Line Pwr, Dual RP-TNC, ETSI Cnfg
802.11b 100 mW AP w/Line Pwr, Dual RP-TNC, TELEC Cnfg
340 Series 11Mbps DSSS Br., 100mW Output w/128-bit WEP
340 BR 110/220V Power Supply Spare for Bridge, no line cord
Product Migration Options
The Cisco Aironet 350 Series Bridge is the suggested replacement for the Cisco Aironet 340 Series Bridge. The Cisco Aironet 350 Series Bridge has many superior features, including inline power and plenum ratability. Please note, however, that the Cisco IOS® Software-compatible Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) of the Cisco Aironet 350 Series Bridge is not backward compatible with the proprietary Cisco Aironet 340 Series Bridge STP. For existing Cisco Aironet 340 Series point-to- multipoint installations where additional bridges may be required, please note the last order date for Cisco Aironet 340 Series bridges is February 28, 2002. In addition, the replacement Cisco Aironet 350 Series bridge is not currently certified in the following countries: Mexico, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Peru. Certification for all these countries except China is, however, expected prior to the general end-of-sale date. Cisco will not end-of-sale the Cisco Aironet 340 Series Bridge for these countries until the Cisco Aironet 350 Series Bridge is certified.
The Cisco Aironet 340 Series Access Point, AIR-AP342E2C, is the suggested alternative for the Cisco Aironet 340 Series Base Station. Please note, however, that the Cisco Aironet 340 Series Access Point feature set is not identical to that of the Cisco Aironet 340 Series Base Station, which provides a Network Access Translator (NAT) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server that are not offered by the Cisco Aironet 340 Series Access Point. Using the Cisco Aironet 340 Series Access Point in place of the Cisco Aironet 340 Series Base Station will require a separate routing device in certain applications.
When it was launched in 1998, the Cisco Aironet 4800 Series represented the state-of-the-art in 802.11b wireless LANs. Today, the Cisco Aironet 350 Series represents that same market leadership. Now in general availability, the Cisco Aironet 350 Series provides superior functionality and better pricing than the legacy Cisco Aironet 4800 line of products and is an ideal replacement product line for the Cisco Aironet 4800 Series.
Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the end-of-sale product through Cisco's Authorized Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units of the end-of-sale product are available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about the refurbished equipment program, go to: http://www.cisco.com/web/ordering/ciscocapital/refurbished/index.html