Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® Aironet® 350 Series PCM and PCI client adapters. The last day to order the affected products is August 27, 2005. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until August 20, 2010. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected products. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g wireless CardBus or PCI adapters, which are backward-compatible with the Cisco Aironet 350 Series 802.11b client adapters and also provide support for 802.11a and 802.11g applications. Information about the replacement products can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4555/index.html
Table 3 provides information for migrating to the replacement products.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Aironet 350 Series PCM and PCI Client Adapters
The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.
May 27, 2005
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
August 27, 2005
Last Shipment Date
The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.
November 27, 2005
End of Software MaintenanceReleases Date
The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.
November 27, 2006
End of Routine Failure Analysis Date
The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.
November 27, 2006
End of New Service Attachment Date
For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.
November 27, 2006
End of Service Contract Renewal Date
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
November 27, 2009
Last Date of Support
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.
August 27, 2010
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by this Announcement
End-of-Sale ProductPart Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
Cisco Aironet 350 Series 802.11b PC Card with integrated antenna
Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless CardBus Adapter. Please note: The "x" in the part number is replaced with a country domain:
• A for FCC
• J for Japan
• E for ETSI
• W for Rest of World
Cisco Aironet 350 Series 802.11b PC Card with integrated antenna; 40-pack
The recommended replacements for Cisco Aironet 350 Series PCM and PCI client adapters are Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g wireless adapters, which provide high-performance, 54 Mbps connectivity in the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. Whether configured to support single 802.11b coverage, single 802.11g coverage, single 802.11a coverage, dual-mode 802.11a/g coverage, or trimode 802.11a/b/g coverage, the Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g wireless adapters are Wi-Fi-compliant and combine the freedom of wireless connectivity with the performance, security, and manageability that businesses require (Table 3).
Table 3. Product Comparisons
Cisco Aironet 350 Series PCM and PCI Client Adapters
Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless Adapters
802.11i/Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) v2
Cisco Compatible Extensions feature support
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 the Cisco TMP, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.