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Cisco Aironet 1815m Series Access Points Data Sheet

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Ideal for networks in dense buildings, the Cisco Aironet® 1815m Access Points bring a higher power option and full slate of Cisco® high-performance functions to the enterprise environment.

Product overview

With more transmit power than the other access points in its family, the Cisco Aironet 1815m Series supports a larger coverage area with fewer access points. In addition, the 1815m delivers industry-leading wireless performance with support for the latest Wi-Fi standard, the IEEE’s new 802.11ac Wave 2 standard. The 1815m Series extends support to a new generation of Wi-Fi clients, such as: smartphones, tablets, and high-performance laptops that have integrated 802.11ac Wave 1 or Wave 2 support.

With the increased coverage area, 802.11ac Wave 2 support, and the functions and features of an enterprise-level access point, the 1815m fully meets the growing requirements of wireless networks by delivering a better user experience (Figure 1).

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Figure 1.           

Cisco Aironet 1815m

Features and benefits

By adhering to the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard, the 1815m Series provides a data rate of up to 867 Mbps on the 5-GHz radio. This rate 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, allowing for 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 the form of network connectivity because of 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 1815m Series delivers industry-leading performance with highly secure and reliable wireless connections, providing a robust mobility end-user experience.

Table 1 lists the features and benefits of the Cisco Aironet 1815m.

Table 1.             Cisco Aironet 1815m

Feature

Benefit

Higher Tx power

With more than 3 dB (twice the transmit power) than the 1815i, the 1815m can penetrate walls and doors, making it ideal for deployment in hotels, dorm rooms, or other dense building locations.

MU-MIMO

Multiuser (MU) Multiple-input, Multiple-output (MU-MIMO) allows simultaneous data transmission of data 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 transmission was typically referred to as single-User MIMO (SU-MIMO).

Cisco Mobility Express Solution

Flexible deployment mode through the Mobility Express Solution is ideal for small to medium-sized deployments that require 50 or fewer access points. Easy setup allows deployment of the 1815m Series on networks without a physical controller.

Integrated Bluetooth 4.1

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

Prominent feature, differentiator, and capability

     Increased wireless performance: The Aironet® 1815m Series Access Points support 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 functions, 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 1815m Series allows wired access through a single RJ-45 10/100/1000 autodetection port. It supports full operation modes using Power over Ethernet (PoE) 802.3af power.

     Mounting: These sleek access points with a small form factor are designed with flexible mounting options in mind, with support for placement on either ceilings or walls.

Product specifications

Table 1 lists the general specifications for the Cisco Aironet 1815m Series Access Points, and Table 2 lists the RF specifications.

Table 2.             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 8.5 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

  2 x 2 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, and 54 Mbps

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

27 dBm (500 mW)

24 dBm (250 mW)

21 dBm (125 mW)

18 dBm (63 mW)

15 dBm (32 mW)

12 dBm (16 mW)

9 dBm (8 mW)

6 dBm (4 mW)

5 GHz

24 dBm (250 mW)

21 dBm (125 mW)

18 dBm (63 mW)

15 dBm (32 mW)

12 dBm (16 mW)

9 dBm (8 mW)

6 dBm (4 mW)

3 dBm (2 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 4 dBi

Interfaces

  1 x 10/100/1000BASE-T autosensing (RJ-45), Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  Management console port (RJ-45)

Indicators

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

Dimensions (W x L x H)

  Access point (without mounting bracket): 6 x 6 x 1.3 in. (150.8 x 150.8 x 33mm)

Weight

  Access point without mounting bracket or any other accessories: 1.01 lb (460 grams)

Environmental

  Operating

   Temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)

   Humidity: 10% to 90% (noncondensing)

   Max. altitude: 9,843 ft (3,000m) @ 40’C

  Nonoperating (storage and transportation)

   Temperature: –22° to 158°F (–30° to 70°C)

   Humidity: 10% to 90% (noncondensing)

   Max. altitude: 15,000 ft (4,500m) @ 25’C

System

  1-GB DRAM
  256-MB flash memory
  710-MHz quad-core

Input power requirements

  802.3af or 802.3at power

Powering options

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

Power draw

  Max power draw is 13.9W with 100 meters Category 5 cable

Physical security

  Torx security screw, included with the access point

Mounting

  Included with the access point: mounting bracket AIR-AP-BRACKET-8

Accessories

  Mounting bracket: AIR-AP-BRACKET-8= (available as spare)
  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, 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 (EAP-GTC)

   EAP-Subscriber Identity Module (EAP-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, modulation, 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 (1815m)

 

Spatial Streams

2.4-GHz Radio

5-GHz Radio

Total TX Power (dBm)

RX Sensitivity (dBm)

Total TX Power (dBm)

RX Sensitivity (dBm)

802.11/11b

1 Mbps

1

27

–100

11 Mbps

1

27

–91

802.11a/g

6 Mbps

1

27

–95

24

–93

24 Mbps

1

27

–89

24

–86

54 Mbps

1

25

–79

24

–77

802.11n HT20

MSC0

1

27

–94

24

–92

MSC4

1

27

–84

24

–81

MSC7

1

25

–76

23

–74

MSC8

2

27

–93

24

–91

MSC12

2

27

–82

24

–79

MSC15

2

25

–74

23

–72

802.11n HT40

MCS0

1

 

 

24

–89

MCS4

1

 

 

24

–78

MCS7

1

 

 

23

–71

MCS8

2

 

 

24

–88

MCS12

2

 

 

24

–76

MCS15

2

 

 

23

–69

802.11ac VHT20

MCS0

1

 

 

24

–92

MCS4

1

 

 

24

–81

MCS7

1

 

 

21

–74

MCS8

1

 

 

20

–70

MCS0

2

 

 

24

–91

MCS4

2

 

 

24

–79

MCS7

2

 

 

21

–72

MCS8

2

 

 

20

–68

802.11ac VHT40

MCS0

1

 

 

24

–89

MCS4

1

 

 

24

–78

MCS7

1

 

 

21

–71

MCS8

1

 

 

20

–67

MCS9

1

 

 

20

–65

MCS0

2

 

 

24

–88

MCS4

2

 

 

24

–76

MCS7

2

 

 

21

–69

MCS8

2

 

 

20

–65

MCS9

2

 

 

20

–63

802.11ac VHT80

MCS0

1

 

 

24

–86

MCS4

1

 

 

23

–75

MCS7

1

 

 

21

–68

MCS8

1

 

 

20

–64

MCS9

1

 

 

20

–61

MCS0

2

 

 

24

–85

MCS4

2

 

 

23

–73

MCS7

2

 

 

21

–66

MCS8

2

 

 

20

–62

MCS9

2

 

 

20

–59

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 1815m Series Access Points. To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page. To download software, visit the Cisco Software Center.

Table 4.             Ordering Information

Product Name

Part Number

Cisco Aironet 1815m Series

  AIR-AP1815m-x-K9: Cisco Aironet 1815M Series, Reg Domain x
  AIR-AP1815m-x-K9C: Cisco Aironet 1815M Series with Mobility Express, Reg Dom. x

   Regulatory domains: (x = regulatory domain)

   For Mobility Express, part number AIR-AP1815m-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 1815m Series Access Points come 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 helps ensure that software media is defect-free for 90 days. For more details, visit: https://www.cisco.com/go/warranty.

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