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Cisco Aironet 1815t Series Access Points Data Sheet

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Perfect for the teleworker or for a micro-branch deployment, this easy-to-install OfficeExtend access point provides secure wired and wireless access for organizations with employees who work from home.

Product overview

The Cisco® Aironet® 1815t Access Point (Figure 1) offers a highly secure enterprise wired and wireless connection to the home, micro-branch, or any type of remote sites. No longer will geography or the elements play a role in delaying productivity, as the 1815t extends the corporate network to teleworkers, mobile workers, and even micro-sites. The access points connect to the home or on-site broadband Internet access and establish a highly secure tunnel to the corporate network. This tunnel allows remote employees access to data, voice, video, and cloud services for a network experience consistent with that at the corporate office. The 1815t supports highly secure access to corporate data and personal connectivity for teleworkers’ home devices, with segmented home traffic.

Cisco Aironet 1815t Access Point

Figure 1.       

Cisco Aironet 1815t Access Point

Features and benefits

The Cisco Aironet 1815t helps improve workforce productivity, business resiliency, and job flexibility while reducing travel costs and carbon emissions. The 1815t targets commercial, enterprise, and service provider networks across all industries. Employees who need reliable and consistent access to networked business services at home, and micro-branches where remote workers require the same network connectivity as at the corporate site, are both excellent candidates for the 1815t.

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 work, but should enable a high-performance experience. The 1815t delivers industry-leading performance, with highly secure and reliable wireless connections that provide a robust, mobile end-user experience.

Cisco User Defined Network, a feature available in Cisco DNA Center, allows IT to give end users control of their very own wireless network partition on a shared network. End users can then remotely and securely deploy their devices on this network. Perfect for university dormitories or extended hospital stays, Cisco User Defined Network grants both device security and control, allowing each user to choose who can connect to their network. (Available second half of calendar year 2020.)

The Wi-Fi 6 readiness dashboard is a new dashboard in the Assurance menu of Cisco DNA Center. It will look through the inventory of all devices on the network and verify device, software, and client compatibility with the new Wi-Fi 6 standard. After upgrading, advanced wireless analytics will indicate performance and capacity gains as a result of the Wi-Fi 6 deployment. This is an incredible tool that will help your team define where and how the wireless network should be upgraded. It will also give you insights into the access point distribution by protocol (802.11 ac/n/abg), wireless airtime efficiency by protocol, and granular performance metrics.

Table 1.        Features and benefits

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).

Real-time service extender

Extends real-time services such as voice, wireless, video, and data to remote locations that have no IT staff. No longer will geography or climate be the reason for lost work hours. Working at home is now like being at the office.

Robust security

Using the same profile as at the corporate office, the Aironet 1815t establishes a secure Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) connection between the access point and the controller to offer remote WLAN connectivity.

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.

Increased wireless performance

The Aironet 1815t 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 1815t allows wired access via a single RJ-45 10/100/1000 auto detection port. The access points come with three local Gigabit Ethernet ports and one uplink Gigabit Ethernet port, allowing for a variety of connections.

Mounting

The 1815t can be configured at the corporate office and shipped, for a simple install at the remote office. The integrated antennas optimize wireless coverage when resting on a desk.

Product specifications

Table 2 lists the specifications for the Cisco Aironet 1815t Access Point. Table 3 lists the RF specifications.

Table 2.        Specifications

Item

Specification

Authentication and security

  Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3), WPA2, WPA
  802.1X, RADIUS Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
  802.11r
  802.11i

Software

  Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software with AireOS Wireless Controllers Release 8.5.103/85CCO or later

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 Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

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

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
  5.250 to 5.350 GHz; 4 channels
  5.725 to 5.825 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)
  Three 10/100/1000BASE-T ports (local Ethernet ports), including one PoE out port:

  PoE out provides 802.3af when access point is powered by Cisco local power supply (AIR-PWR-D=)

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): 6 x 4 x 1.5 in (152.4 x 101.6 x 37.7mm)

Weight

  Access point without mounting bracket or any other accessories: 13 oz (365 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

  512 MB DRAM
  128 MB flash
  710 MHz quad-core

Input power requirements

  44 to 52V DC

Power draw

  8.5W (no PoE out and no USB)

PoE output

  802.3af: 15.4W at port

Physical security

  Kensington lock slot

Accessories

  Physical security kit: AIR-SEC-50= (sold separately), with 50 pcs. security screws used to secure the access point onto wall-mounting bracket, 50 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, WPA3, 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 3.        RF specifications

Transmit power and receive sensitivity (1815t)

 

 

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 4 provides ordering information for the Cisco Aironet 1815t Access Point. To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering homepage. To download software, visit the Cisco Software Center.

Table 4.        Ordering information

Product name

Part number

Cisco Aironet 1815t

  AIR-AP1815t-x-K9: Dual-band, controller-based 802.11a/g/n/ac, Wave 2

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.

Cisco Wireless LAN Services

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For more details, visit: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/wireless/service-listing.html.

Cisco Wireless LAN Services

    AS-WLAN-CNSLT: Cisco Wireless LAN Network Planning and Design Service

    AS-WLAN-CNSLT: Cisco Wireless LAN 802.11n Migration Service

    AS-WLAN-CNSLT: Cisco Wireless LAN Performance and Security Assessment Service

Licensing

In order to connect any access points to the controller, Cisco DNA software subscriptions are required. To be entitled to connect to a Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller, the access point requires a Cisco DNA subscription license.

Determining license requirements for access points connecting to Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

Figure 2.       

Determining license requirements for connecting to Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

Access points connecting to a Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series controller have new and simplified software subscription packages.

They can support three tiers of Cisco DNA software: Cisco DNA Essentials, Cisco DNA Advantage or Cisco DNA Premier.

Cisco DNA software subscriptions provide Cisco innovations on the access point. They also include perpetual Network Essentials and Network Advantage licensing options, which cover wireless fundamentals such as 802.1X authentication, Quality of Service (QoS), and Plug and Play (PnP); telemetry and visibility; and Single Sign-On (SSO), as well as security controls.

Cisco DNA subscription software has to be purchased for a 3-, 5-, or 7-year subscription term. If not renewed by the end of the term, Cisco DNA features will expire, whereas Network Essentials and Network Advantage features will remain.

For the full feature list of Cisco DNA Software, including the perpetual Network Essentials and Network Advantage, please see the feature matrix: https://www.cisco.com/c/m/en_us/products/software/dna-subscription-wireless/en-sw-sub-matrix-wireless.html?oid=porew018984.

Two modes of licensing are available

      Smart Licensing (SL): Simplifies and adds flexibility to licensing. It is:

    Simple: Procure, deploy, and manage licenses easily. Devices self-register, removing the need for Product Activation Keys (PAKs).

    Flexible: Pool license entitlements in a single account. Move licenses freely through the network, wherever you need them.

    Smart: Manage your license deployments with real-time visibility into ownership and consumption.

      Specific License Reservation (SLR) is a feature used in highly secure networks. It provides a method for customers to deploy a software license on a device (product instance) without communicating usage information to Cisco. There is no communication with Cisco or a satellite. The licenses are reserved for every controller. It is node-based licensing.

Four levels of license are supported on the Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers. The controllers can be configured to function at any one of the four levels

      Cisco DNA Essentials: At this level the Cisco DNA Essentials feature set will be supported.

      Cisco DNA Advantage: At this level the Cisco DNA Advantage feature set will be supported.

      NE: At this level the Network Essentials feature set will be supported.

      NA: At this level the Network Advantage feature set will be supported.

Cisco DNA Premier is a bundle with ISE licenses and Cisco DNA Spaces Extend. It is inclusive of Cisco DNA Advantage, so at this level the Cisco DNA Advantage feature set will be supported. For customers who purchase Cisco DNA Essentials, Network Essentials will be supported and will continue to function even after term expiration. And for customers who purchase Cisco DNA Advantage or Cisco DNA Premier, Network Advantage will be supported and will continue to function even after term expiration.

Initial bootup of the controller will be at the Cisco DNA Advantage level.

For questions, contact the Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers Licensing mailer group at ask-catalyst9800licensing.

Warranty information

The Cisco Aironet 1815t 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.

Find warranty information on Cisco.com at the Product Warranties page.

Cisco environmental sustainability

Information about Cisco’s environmental sustainability policies and initiatives for our products, solutions, operations, and extended operations or supply chain is provided in the “Environment Sustainability” section of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.

Reference links to information about key environmental sustainability topics (mentioned in the “Environment Sustainability” section of the CSR Report) are provided in the following table:

Table 5.        Links to sustainability information

Sustainability topic

Reference

Information on product material content laws and regulations

Materials

Information on electronic waste laws and regulations, including products, batteries, and packaging

WEEE compliance

Sustainability inquiries

Contact: csr_inquiries@cisco.com

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