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With a sleek design and small form factor, the Cisco Aironet 1815w Access Point brings a full slate of Cisco high-performance functionality to multiple-dwelling-unit deployments.

Product overview

The Cisco® Aironet® 1815w Access Point (Figure 1) offers a compact, wall plate–mountable access point, ideal for hospitality, cruise ships, residential halls, or other multiple-dwelling-unit deployments.

Packing 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless standards support and Gigabit Ethernet wired connectivity into a sleek device, the 1815w is built to take full advantage of existing cabling infrastructure while blending into the visual footprint. This combination provides best-in-class performance while reducing total cost of ownership.

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Figure 1.           

Cisco Aironet 1815w Access Point

Features and benefits

By adhering to the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard, the 1815w provides a data rate of up to 867 Mbps on its 5-GHz radio. This exceeds the data rates offered by access points that support the 802.11n standard. It also enables a total aggregate dual-radio data rate of up to 1 Gbps. This provides the necessary foundation for enterprise and service provider networks to stay ahead of the performance expectations and needs of their wireless users.

In recent years corporate users have increasingly preferred wireless access as their form of network connectivity, due to its convenience. With this shift, there is an expectation that wireless should not slow down users’ day-to-day activities, but should enable a high-performance experience while allowing users to move about freely. The 1815w delivers industry-leading performance with highly secure and reliable wireless connections that provide a robust, mobile end-user experience.

Feature

Benefit

MU-MIMO

Multiuser (MU) Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) allows simultaneous data transmission to multiple 802.11ac Wave 2–capable clients to improve the client experience. Prior to MU-MIMO, 802.11n and 802.11ac Wave 1 access points could transmit data to only one client at a time. This was typically referred to as Single-User MIMO (SU-MIMO).

Gigabit Ethernet ports

Three local Gigabit Ethernet ports are available to securely connect wired devices to the network. Traffic from wired devices can be tunneled back to a wireless LAN controller (for compatible controllers) or be locally switched by the access point. One of these Ethernet ports can also provide Power over Ethernet (PoE) out to power a device such as an IP phone or a security camera.

Cisco Mobility Express solution

Flexible deployment through the Cisco Mobility Express solution is ideal for small to medium-sized deployments that require 50 or fewer access points. Easy setup allows the 1815w to be deployed on networks without a physical controller.

Integrated Bluetooth 4.1

Integrated Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) 4.1 radio for location and asset tracking (future availability).

Increased wireless performance

The Aironet 1815w access point supports the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 standard for higher performance, greater access, and higher-density networks. With simultaneous dual radios and dual band with 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO functionality, this access point can handle the increasing number of high-bandwidth devices that will soon become a common part of the network.

Wired access

The 1815w allows wired access via a single RJ-45 10/100/1000 auto detection port. It supports full operation modes using PoE 802.3af power. The 1815w comes with three local Gigabit Ethernet ports, one uplink Gigabit Ethernet port, and one passive pass-through RJ-45 port, allowing for a variety of connections.

Mounting

This sleek access point with a small form factor is designed with flexible mounting options in mind. You can mount it directly on the wall or to numerous global wall junction standards. The access point is also easy to install.

Product specifications

Table 1 lists the specifications for the Cisco Aironet 1815w Access Point. Table 2 lists the RF specifications.

Table 1.             Specifications

Item

Specification

Authentication and security

  Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2)
  802.1X, RADIUS Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA)
  802.11r
  802.11i

Software

  Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software with AireOS Wireless Controllers Release 8.4 or later
  Cisco Mobility Express

Supported WLAN Controllers

  Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controllers, Cisco 3500 Series Wireless Controllers, Cisco Wireless Controller Module for ISR G2, Cisco Wireless Services Module 2 (WiSM2) for Catalyst ® 6500 Series Switches, Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controllers, Cisco Flex ® 7500 Series Wireless Controllers, Cisco 8500 Series Wireless Controllers, Cisco 9800 series Wireless Controllers,
  Cisco Mobility Express

Maximum clients

  Maximum number of associated wireless clients: 200 per Wi-Fi radio, in total 400 clients per access point

802.11ac

  2x2 single-user/multiuser MIMO with two spatial streams
  Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC)
  20-, 40-, and 80-MHz channels
  PHY data rates up to 866.7 Mbps (80 MHz on 5 GHz)
  Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (Tx/Rx), A-MSDU (Rx)
  802.11 Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
  Cyclic Shift Diversity (CSD) support

Ethernet ports

  Authentication with 802.1X or MAC filtered
  Dynamic VLAN or per port
  Traffic locally switched or tunneled back to wireless LAN controller

Bluetooth (future Availability)

  Integrated Bluetooth 4.1 (including BLE) radio
  Maximum transmit power: 4 dBm
  Antenna gain: 2 dBi

Data rates supported

802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps

 

802.11b/g: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps

 

802.11n data rates on 2.4 GHz:

 

MCS Index1

GI2 = 800 ns

GI = 400 ns

 

20-MHz Rate (Mbps)

20-MHz Rate (Mbps)

 

0

6.5

7.2

 

1

13

14.4

 

2

19.5

21.7

 

3

26

28.9

 

4

39

43.3

 

5

52

57.8

 

6

58.5

65

 

7

65

72.2

 

8

13

14.4

 

9

26

28.9

 

10

39

43.3

 

11

52

57.8

 

12

78

86.7

 

13

104

115.6

 

14

117

130

 

15

130

144.4

 

802.11ac data rates on 5 GHz:

MCS Index

Spatial Streams

GI = 800 ns

GI = 400 ns

 

 

20-MHz Rate (Mbps)

40-MHz Rate (Mbps)

80-MHz Rate (Mbps)

20-MHz Rate (Mbps)

40-MHz Rate (Mbps)

80-MHz Rate (Mbps)

0

1

6.5

13.5

29.3

7.2

15

32.5

1

1

13

27

58.5

14.4

30

65

2

1

19.5

40.5

87.8

21.7

45

97.5

3

1

26

54

117

28.9

60

130

4

1

39

81

175.5

43.3

90

195

5

1

52

108

234

57.8

120

260

6

1

58.5

121.5

263.3

65

135

292.5

7

1

65

135

292.5

72.2

150

325

8

1

78

162

351

86.7

180

390

9

1

180

390

200

433.3

0

2

13

27

58.5

14.4

30

65

1

2

26

54

117

28.9

60

130

2

2

39

81

175.5

43.3

90

195

3

2

52

108

234

57.8

120

260

4

2

78

162

351

86.7

180

390

5

2

104

216

468

115.6

240

520

6

2

117

243

526.5

130

270

585

7

2

130

270

585

144.4

300

650

8

2

156

324

702

173.3

360

780

9

2

360

780

400

866.7

Maximum number of non-overlapping channels

A (A regulatory domain):

  2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
  5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
  5.500 to 5.700 GHz; 8 channels
(excludes 5.600 to 5.640 GHz)
  5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

B (B regulatory domain):

  2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
  5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
  5.500 to 5.720 GHz; 12 channels
  5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

C (C regulatory domain):

  2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
  5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

D (D regulatory domain):

  2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
  5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
  5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

E (E regulatory domain):

  2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
  5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
  5.500 to 5.700 GHz; 8 channels
(excludes 5.600 to 5.640 GHz)

F (F regulatory domain):

  2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
  5.745 to 5.805 GHz; 4 channels

G (G regulatory domain):

  2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
  5.745 to 5.865 GHz; 7 channels

H (H regulatory domain):

  2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
  5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
  5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

I (I regulatory domain):

  2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
  5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels

K (K regulatory domain):

  2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
  5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
  5.500 to 5.620 GHz; 7 channels
  5.745 to 5.805 GHz; 4 channels

N (N regulatory domain):

  2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
  5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
  5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

Q (Q regulatory domain):

  2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
  5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
  5.500 to 5.700 GHz; 11 channels

R (R regulatory domain):

  2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
  5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
  5.660 to 5.700 GHz; 3 channels
  5.745 to 5.805 GHz; 4 channels

S (S regulatory domain):

  2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
  5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
  5.500 to 5.700 GHz; 11 channels
  5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

T (T regulatory domain):

  2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
  5.280 to 5.320 GHz; 3 channels
  5.500 to 5.700 GHz; 8 channels
(excludes 5.600 to 5.640 GHz)
  5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

Z (Z regulatory domain):

  2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
  5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
  5.500 to 5.700 GHz; 8 channels
(excludes 5.600 to 5.640 GHz)
  5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

Note: This varies by regulatory domain. Refer to the product documentation for specific details for each regulatory domain.

Available transmit power settings

2.4 GHz

20 dBm (100 mW)

17 dBm (50 mW)

14 dBm (25 mW)

11 dBm (12.5 mW)

8 dBm (6.25 mW)

5 dBm (3.13 mW)

2 dBm (1.56 mW)

-1 dBm (0.78 mW)

5 GHz

20 dBm (100 mW)

17 dBm (50 mW)

14 dBm (25 mW)

11 dBm (12.5 mW)

8 dBm (6.25 mW)

5 dBm (3.13 mW)

2 dBm (1.56 mW)

-1 dBm (0.78 mW)

Note: The maximum power setting will vary by channel and according to individual country regulations. Refer to the product documentation for specific details.

Integrated antennas

  2.4 GHz, gain 2 dBi
  5 GHz, gain 3 dBi

Interfaces

  1 x 10/100/1000BASE-T autosensing (RJ-45), Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  Management console port (4-pin connector)
  Three 10/100/1000BASE-T ports (local Ethernet ports), including one PoE out port:
   PoE out provides 802.3af (class 0) when access point is powered by 802.3at, or no output when powered by 802.3af
  One passive pass-through port RJ-45 (back to bottom)

Indicators

  Status LED indicates boot loader status, association status, operating status, boot loader warnings, boot loader errors

Dimensions
(W x L x H)

  Access point (without mounting bracket): 3.5 x 5.5 x 1.25 in (89 x 140 x 31.5 mm)

Weight

  Access point without mounting bracket or any other accessories: 10 oz (280 g)

Environmental

  Operating
   Temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
   Humidity: 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
   Max. altitude: 9843 ft (3,000 m) @ 40°C
  Non-operating (storage and transportation)
   Temperature: -22° to 158°F (-30° to 70°C)
   Humidity: 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
   Max. altitude: 15,000 ft (4,500 m) @ 25°C

System

  1 GB DRAM
  256 MB flash
  710 MHz quad-core

Powering options

  802.3af/at Ethernet switch
  Optional Cisco power injectors (AIR-PWRINJ5=, AIR-PWRINJ6=)

Power draw

  8.5W (maximum, without PoE out)

Physical security

  Torx security screw, included with the access point
  Kensington lock slot to lock device to mounting bracket.

Mounting

  Included with the access point: mounting bracket AIR-AP-BRACKET-W3

Accessories

  Mounting bracket: AIR-AP-BRACKET-W3= (available as spare)
  Spacer kit: AIR-AP1815W-KIT= (sold separately), includes spacer and RJ-45 jumper cable
  Physical security kit: AIR-SEC-50= (sold separately), with 50 pcs. security screws used to secure the access point onto wall-mounting bracket, 20 pcs. RJ-45 caps and 2 pcs. unlock keys used to block physical access to Ethernet ports

Warranty

Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty

Compliance

  Safety:
   UL 60950-1
   CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
   UL 2043
   IEC 60950-1
   EN 60950-1
  Radio approvals:
   FCC Part 15.247, 15.407
   RSS-247 (Canada)
   EN 300.328, EN 301.893 (Europe)
   ARIB-STD 66 (Japan)
   ARIB-STD T71 (Japan)
   EMI and susceptibility (Class B)
   FCC Part 15.107 and 15.109
   ICES-003 (Canada)
   VCCI (Japan)
   EN 301.489-1 and -17 (Europe)
   EN 50385
  IEEE standards:
   IEEE 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n, 802.11h, 802.11d
   IEEE 802.11ac
  Security:
   802.11i, WPA2, WPA
   802.1X
   AES
  Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) types:
   EAP-Transport Layer Security (TLS)
   EAP-Tunneled TLS (TTLS) or Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol Version 2 (MSCHAPv2)
   Protected EAP (PEAP) v0 or EAP-MSCHAPv2
   EAP-Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (FAST)
   PEAP v1 or EAP-Generic Token Card (GTC)
   EAP-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM)
  Multimedia:
   Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM)
  Other:
   FCC Bulletin OET-65C
   RSS-102
1 MCS Index: The Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) index determines the number of spatial streams, the modulation, and the coding rate and data rate values.
2 A guard interval (GI) between symbols helps receivers overcome the effects of multipath delay spreads.

Table 2.             RF Specifications

Transmit power and receive sensitivity (1815w)

 

 

2.4-GHz Radio

5-GHz Radio

Spatial Streams

Total TX Power (dBm)

RX Sensitivity (dBm)

Total TX Power (dBm)

RX Sensitivity (dBm)

802.11/11b

1 Mbps

1

17

-98

NA

NA

11 Mbps

1

17

-89

NA

NA

802.11a/g

6 Mbps

1

20

-94

17

-94

24 Mbps

1

20

-87

20

-87

54 Mbps

1

20

-78

18

-78

802.11n HT20

MSC0

1

20

-93

20

-93

MSC4

1

20

-83

18

-82

MSC7

1

20

-75

16

-75

MSC8

2

20

-90

20

-90

MSC12

2

20

-80

18

-79

MSC15

2

20

-72

16

-72

802.11n HT40

MSC0

1

 

 

20

-90

MSC4

1

 

 

18

-79

MSC7

1

 

 

16

-72

MSC8

2

 

 

20

-87

MSC12

2

 

 

18

-76

MSC15

2

 

 

16

-69

802.11ac VHT20

MSC0

1

 

 

20

-93

MSC4

1

 

 

18

-82

MSC7

1

 

 

16

-75

MSC8

1

 

 

15

-71

MSC0

2

 

 

20

-90

MSC4

2

 

 

18

-79

MSC7

2

 

 

16

-72

MSC8

2

 

 

15

-68

802.11ac VHT40

MSC0

1

 

 

20

-90

MSC4

1

 

 

18

-79

MSC7

1

 

 

16

-72

MSC8

1

 

 

15

-68

MSC9

1

 

 

15

-66

MSC0

2

 

 

20

-87

MSC4

2

 

 

18

-76

MSC7

2

 

 

16

-69

MSC8

2

 

 

15

-65

MSC9

2

 

 

15

-63

802.11ac VHT80

MSC0

1

 

 

20

-87

MSC4

1

 

 

18

-77

MSC7

1

 

 

16

-69

MSC8

1

 

 

15

-65

MSC9

1

 

 

15

-63

MSC0

2

 

 

20

-84

MSC4

2

 

 

18

-74

MSC7

2

 

 

16

-66

MSC8

2

 

 

15

-62

MSC9

2

 

 

15

-60

Note: The maximum power setting will vary by channel and according to individual country regulations. Refer to the product documentation for specific details.

Ordering information

Table 3 provides ordering information for the Cisco Aironet 1815w Access Point. To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page. To download software, visit the Cisco Software Center.

Table 3.             Ordering information

Product name

Part number

Cisco Aironet 1815w

  AIR-AP1815w-x-K9: Dual-band, controller-based 802.11a/g/n/ac, Wave 2
  AIR-AP1815w-x-K9C: Dual-band 802.11a/g/n/ac Wave 2 with default software Mobility Express
   Regulatory domains: (x = regulatory domain)
   For Mobility Express, part number AIR-AP1815w-x-K9C offers default software option Mobility Express

Customers are responsible for verifying approval for use in their individual countries. To verify approval that corresponds to a particular country or the regulatory domain used in a specific country, visit https://www.cisco.com/go/aironet/compliance.

Not all regulatory domains have been approved. As they are approved, the part numbers will be available on the Global Price List.

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Warranty information

The Cisco Aironet 1815w Access Point comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty that provides full warranty coverage of the hardware for as long as the original end user continues to own or use the product. The warranty includes 10-day advance hardware replacement and ensures that software media is defect-free for 90 days. For more details, visit: https://www.cisco.com/go/warranty.

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