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The Cisco® Catalyst® 9117 Access Points are the next generation of enterprise access points. They are resilient, secure, and intelligent.

Hyperconnectivity with steady performance in demanding environments. Exponential growth of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and next-generation applications. Advanced persistent security threats. All of these require a wireless network that provides resiliency and superior connectivity, integrated security with advanced classification and containment, and hardware and software innovations to automate, secure, and simplify networks. Updating your wireless infrastructure to one that will meet these needs is paramount for today’s digital business. The new generation of Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points, with high-performance Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capabilities and innovations in RF performance, security, and analytics, enables end-to-end digitization and helps accelerate the rollout of business services by delivering beyond Wi-Fi.

The Cisco Catalyst 9117 Access Points deliver several features of Wi-Fi 6 while offering high data rates.

Key features:

     Wi-Fi 6 compatible

     Three radios: 2.4 GHz (4x4), 5 GHz (8x8), and BLE

     OFDMA and MU-MIMO

     Multigigabit support

     Internal antenna

     Available with optional embedded wireless controller

The Cisco Catalyst 9117 Access Points support both Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) and Multiuser Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MU-MIMO), delivering more predictable performance for advanced applications and IoT. Additionally, with up to 5 Gbps with NBASE-T and IEEE 802.3bz Ethernet compatibility, the Cisco Catalyst 9117 can seamlessly offload network traffic without any bottlenecks. With Cisco’s Multigigabit technology, you can use your existing Category 5e or 6 cabling to achieve speeds up to 5 Gbps, allowing for higher throughputs with minimum cost.

Table 1.             Features and benefits

Feature

Benefits

802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)

The IEEE 802.11ax emerging standard, also known as High-Efficiency Wireless (HEW) or Wi-Fi 6, builds on 802.11ac. It will deliver a better experience in typical environments and more predictable performance for advanced applications such as 4K or 8K video, high-density, high-definition collaboration apps, all-wireless offices, and IoT. 802.11ax is designed to use both the 2.4-Ghz and 5-GHz bands, unlike the 802.11ac standard.

802.11ac Wave 2 support

Provides a connection rate of up to 3.5 Gbps—significantly higher than rates offered by today’s high-end 802.11ac access points.

OFDMA

OFDMA-based scheduling splits the bandwidth into smaller chunks called Resource Units (RUs), which can be allocated to individual clients only in the downlink direction to reduce overhead and latency.

MU‑MIMO technology

Supporting eight spatial streams, MU-MIMO enables access points to split spatial streams between client devices, to maximize throughput.

Target wake time

A new power savings mode called Target Wake Time (TWT) allows the client to stay asleep and to wake up only at prescheduled (target) times to exchange data with the AP. This offers significant energy savings for battery-operated devices, up to 3x to 4x compared to 802.11n and 802.11ac.

Embedded Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller

The Catalyst 9120 Wi-Fi 6 access points is available with a built-in controller. The Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller on Catalyst 9100 Access Points provides an easy-to-deploy and manage option that does not require a physical appliance. The control resides on the access point so there is no added footprint or complexity. And, because it uses Catalyst 9800 code, it’s easy to migrate your network as your needs grow.

Multigigabit Ethernet support

Provides uplink speeds of 5 Gbps, in addition to 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps. All speeds are supported on Category 5e cabling for an industry first, as well as 10GBASE-T (IEEE 802.3bz) cabling.

Bluetooth 5.0

Integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.0 radio to enable IoT use cases such as location tracking and wayfinding.

Apple Features

Apple and Cisco have partnered to create an optimal mobile experience for iOS devices on corporate networks based on Cisco technologies. Using new features in iOS 10, in combination with the latest software and hardware from Cisco, businesses can now more effectively use their network infrastructure to deliver an enhanced user experience across all business applications.

At the center of the collaboration is a unique handshake between the Cisco WLAN and Apple devices. This handshake enables the Cisco WLAN to provide an optimal Wi-Fi roaming experience to Apple devices. Additionally, the Cisco WLAN trusts Apple devices and gives priority treatment for business-critical applications specified by the Apple device. This feature is also known as Fast Lane.

Note:       Features available in a future releases - Cisco Mobility Express, Target Wake Time, BSS Coloring, Downlink OFDMA

Resilient - steady performance in demanding environments

Networks infrastructure that upgrade to Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax, enabled devices will get upto 4x capacity boost needed to support the additional devices connected to the network as well as the data that they generate. 802.11ax will offer multi-gigabit performance which will feature a seamless connectivity with higher throughput compared to the 802.11ac standard. This means you’ll see your network performance run smoother. With support for BSS coloring, the new standard eases high device dense deployments by allowing simultaneous transmissions, ultimately increasing network capacity, customer interactions, and value-add services.

Wi-Fi 6, with better coordination of transit time to and from devices, will also bring about a reduction in latency and a greater reliability allowing for hundreds of devices per access point. This allows for IoT devices to be reliably deployed at scale. And an overall improved user experience will be seen as well, as 802.11ax will improve device battery life of devices such as smartphones, tablets and IoT when compared to prior standards. For more details about 802.11ax please check Cisco’s Technical Whitepaper on 802.11ax.

Secure infrastructure

Trustworthy systems built with Cisco Trust Anchor Technologies provide a highly secure foundation for Cisco products. With The Catalyst 9100 Series, these technologies enable hardware and software authenticity assurance for supply chain trust and strong mitigation against man-in-the-middle attacks that compromise software and firmware. Trust Anchor capabilities include:

     Image signing: Cryptographically signed images provide assurance that the firmware, BIOS, and other software are authentic and unmodified. As the system boots, the system’s software signatures are checked for integrity.

     Secure Boot: Cisco Secure Boot technology anchors the boot sequence chain of trust to immutable hardware, mitigating threats against a system’s foundational state and the software that is to be loaded, regardless of a user’s privilege level. It provides layered protection against the persistence of illicitly modified firmware.

     Cisco Trust Anchor module: A tamper-resistant, strong cryptographic, single-chip solution provides hardware authenticity assurance to uniquely identify the product so that its origin can be confirmed to Cisco. This provides assurance that the product is genuine.

Intelligence for proactive insights and analytics

With multi-RF support paramount for IoT devices and expanded ecosystem partnerships, the Catalyst 9100 portfolio provides unprecedented visibility from mobile devices on Cisco network. Enabling digitization with Cisco DNA Architecture, Catalyst 9100 portfolio further Cisco RF innovations for securing air with real-time telemetry, guided remediation, and optimization for Wi-Fi and IOT networks. The Cisco Catalyst 9100 series access points can support advanced spectrum intelligence, device analytics and network assurance.

Aesthetically redesigned for next generation enterprise

The Catalyst 9100 series access points are built from the ground-up, with new aerodynamic look and smooth finish, integrating RF excellence and next generation technologies to provide the best-in-class wireless experience without compromise. While packing several high performance features, the hardware is re-designed to deliver higher efficiencies in a more compact form-factor to make visually appealing Wi-Fi deployments commonplace.

Cisco DNA Support

Pairing the Cisco Catalyst 9117 Access Points with the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA) allows for a total network transformation. Cisco DNA allows you to truly understand your network with real-time analytics, quickly detect and contain security threats, and easily provide networkwide consistency through automation and virtualization.

Cisco DNA with Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) is the network fabric that powers business. It is an open and extensible, software-driven architecture that accelerates and simplifies your enterprise network operations. The programmable architecture frees your IT staff from time-consuming, repetitive network configuration tasks so they can focus instead on innovation that positively transforms your business. By decoupling network functions from the hardware, you can build and manage your entire wired and wireless network from a single user interface. SD-Access enables policy-based automation from edge to cloud with foundational capabilities. These include:

     Simplified device deployment

     Unified management of wired and wireless networks

     Network virtualization and segmentation

     Group-based policies

     Context-based analytics

The Cisco Catalyst 9117 Access Points support Software-Defined Access, Cisco’s leading enterprise architecture.

Working together, the Cisco Catalyst 9117 and Cisco DNA offer such features as:

     Cisco DNA Spaces

     Cisco Identity Services Engine

     Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance

     And much more

The result? Your network stays relevant, becomes digital ready, and is the lifeblood of your organization.

Product specifications

Item

Specification

Part numbers

Cisco Catalyst 9117AXI Access Point: Indoor environments, with internal antennas

  C9117AXI-x: Cisco Catalyst 9117

Cisco Catalyst 9117AXI Access Point: Indoor environments, with internal antennas, with embedded wireless controller

  C9117AXI-EWC-x: Cisco Catalyst 9117

Regulatory domains: (x = regulatory domain)

Customers are responsible for verifying approval for use in their individual countries. To verify approval and to identify the regulatory domain that corresponds to a particular 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

Software

  Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 8.9 or later
  Cisco IOS ® XE Software Release 16.11 or later

Supported wireless LAN controllers

  Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers
  Cisco 3500, 5520, and 8540 Series Wireless Controllers, and Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller

802.11n version 2.0 (and related) capabilities

  8x8 MIMO with four spatial streams for 5-GHz band
  4x4 MIMO with four spatial streams for 2.4-GHz band
  Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC)
  20- and 40-MHz channels
  PHY data rates up to 600 Mbps (40 MHz with 5 GHz)
  Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
  Cyclic Shift Diversity (CSD) support

802.11ac

  8x8 downlink MU-MIMO with eight spatial streams
  MRC
  802.11ac beamforming
  20-, 40-, 80, and 160-MHz channels
  PHY data rates up to 3.5 Gbps at 5 GHz
  Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
  CSD support

802.11ax

  8x8 MIMO with eight spatial streams for 5-GHz band
  4x4 MIMO with four spatial streams for 2.4-GHz band
  Downlink OFDMA
  TWT
  MRC
  802.11ax beamforming
  20-, 40-, 80, and 160-MHz channels
  PHY data rates up to 5 Gbps at 5 GHz
  Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
  CSD support

Integrated antenna

  2.4 GHz, peak gain 4 dBi, internal antenna, omnidirectional in azimuth
  5 GHz, peak gain 6 dBi, internal antenna, omnidirectional in azimuth

Interfaces

  1x 100, 1000, 2500, 5000 Multigigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) – IEEE 802.3bz
  Management console port (RJ-45)
  USB 2.0 with up to 3.75W (enabled via future software)

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 and mounting features): 8.70 x 8.70 x 1.94 in. (22 x 22 x 4.93 cm)
  Access point (without mounting bracket): 8.70 x 8.70 x 2.19 in. (22 x 22 x 5.56 cm)

Weight

  3.02 lb (1.4 kg)

Input power requirements

  802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), 802.3bt Cisco Universal PoE (Cisco UPOE+, Cisco UPOE ®)
  Cisco power injector, AIR-PWRINJ6=
  802.3af PoE
  Cisco power injector, AIR-PWRINJ5= (Note: This injector supports only 802.3af)

Note: When 802.3af PoE is the source of power, both 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radios will be reduced to 2x2 and Ethernet downgraded to 2.5 Gbps; in addition, the USB port will be off.

Power draw

802.3bt Cisco UPoE+ Cisco UPoE Full Feature

 

Power source

Power type

2.4-GHz
radio

5-GHz
radio

Link speed

USB

LLDP

 

802.3bt Cisco

UPoE+, Cisco

UPoE

PoE

4x4

8x8

5 Gbps

Y

28.9W

 

802.3at Full Feature*

 

Power source

Power type

2.4-GHz
radio

5-GHz
radio

Link speed

USB

LLDP

 

802.3at

PoE

4x4

8x8

5 Gbps

N

25.4W

 

802.3af Reduced Feature

 

Power source

Power type

2.4-GHz
radio

5-GHz
radio

Link speed

USB

LLDP

 

802.3af

PoE

2x2

2x2

2.5 Gbps

N

13.5W

* USB port can be enabled, but the 5-GHz radio will be reduced to 4x4.

Environmental

  Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -22° to 158°F (-30° to 70°C)
  Nonoperating (storage) altitude test: 25˚C, 15,000 ft.
  Operating temperature: 32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C)
  Operating humidity: 10% to 90% (noncondensing)
  Operating altitude test: 40˚C, 9843 ft.

System memory

  2048 MB DRAM
  1024 MB flash

DFS

  802.11 dynamic frequency selection (DFS)

Warranty

Limited lifetime hardware warranty

Available transmit power settings

2.4 GHz

  23 dBm (200 mW)
  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)
  -4 dBm (0.4 mW)
  -6 dBm (0.25 mW)

5 GHz

  26 dBm (400 mW)
  23 dBm (200 mW)
  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)
  -4 dBm (0.4 mW)

Frequency band and 20-MHz operating 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 5.700 GHz; 11 channels
  5.745 to 5.865 GHz; 7 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 5,825 GHz; 8 channels
(excludes 5.700 to 5.745 GHz)

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
  5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
  5.500 to 5.700 GHz; 12 channels
  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: Customers are responsible for verifying approval for use in their individual countries. To verify approval and to identify the regulatory domain that corresponds to a particular country, visit https://www.cisco.com/go/aironet/compliance.

Maximum number of nonoverlapping channels

2.4 GHz

  802.11b/g:
   20 MHz: 3
  802.11n:
   20 MHz: 3
  802.11ac/ax:
   20 MHz: 3

5 GHz

  802.11a:
   20 MHz: 26 FCC, 16 EU
  802.11n:
   20 MHz: 26 FCC, 16 EU
   40 MHz: 12 FCC, 7 EU
  802.11ac/ax:
   20 MHz: 26 FCC, 16 EU
   40 MHz: 12 FCC, 7 EU
   80 MHz: 5 FCC, 3 EU
   160 MHz 2 FCC, 1 EU

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

Compliance standards

  Safety:
   IEC 60950-1
   EN 60950-1
   AS/NZS 60950.1
   UL 60950-1
   CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
   UL 2043
   Class III equipment
  Emissions:
   CISPR 32 (rev. 2015)
   EN 55032 (rev. 2012/AC:2013)
   EN 55032 (rev. 2015)
   EN61000-3-2 (rev. 2014)
   EN61000-3-3 (rev. 2013)
   KN61000-3-2
   KN61000-3-3
   AS/NZS CISPR 32 Class B (rev. 2015)
   47 CFR FCC Part 15B
   ICES-003 (rev. 2016 Issue 6, Class B)
   VCCI (V3)
   CNS (rev. 13438)
   KN-32
   TCVN 7189 (rev. 2009)
  Immunity:
   CISPR 24 (rev. 2010)
   EN 55024/EN 55035 (rev. 2010)
  Emissions and immunity:
   EN 301 489-1 (v2.1.1 2017-02)
   EN 301 489-17 (v3.1.1 2017-02)
   QCVN (18:2014)
   KN 489-1
   KN 489-17
   EN 60601 (1-1:2015)
  Radio:
   EN 300 328 (v2.1.1)
   EN 301 893 (v2.1.1)
   AS/NZS 4268 (rev. 2017)
   47 CFR FCC Part 15C, 15.247, 15.407
   RSP-100
   RSS-GEN
   RSS-247
   China regulations SRRC
   LP0002 (rev 2018.1.10)
   Japan Std. 33a, Std. 66, and Std. 71
   EMI and susceptibility (Class B)
  RF safety:
   EN 50385 (rev. Aug 2002)
   ARPANSA
   AS/NZS 2772 (rev. 2016)
   EN 62209-1 (rev. 2016)
   EN 62209-2 (rev. 2010)
   47 CFR Part 1.1310 and 2.1091
   RSS-102
  IEEE standards:
   IEEE 802.3
   IEEE 802.3ab
   IEEE 802.3af/at/bt
   IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
   IEEE 802.11h, 802.11d
  Security:
   802.11i, Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), WPA
   802.1X
   Advanced Encryption Standard (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 (EAP-FAST)
   PEAP v1 or EAP-Generic Token Card (GTC)
   EAP-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM)

Data rates supported

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

 

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

 

802.11n data rates on 2.4 GHz (only 20 MHz) and 5 GHz

 

MCS Index[1]

GI[2] = 800 ns

GI = 800 ns

GI = 400 ns

GI = 400 ns

 

 

20-MHz rate (Mbps)

40-MHz rate (Mbps)

20-MHz rate (Mbps)

40-MHz rate (Mbps)

 

0

6.5

13.5

7.2

15

 

1

13

27

14.4

30

 

2

19.5

40.5

21.7

45

 

3

26

54

28.9

60

 

4

39

81

43.3

90

 

5

52

108

57.8

120

 

6

58.5

121.5

65

135

 

7

65

135

72.2

150

 

8

13

27

14.4

30

 

9

26

54

28.9

60

 

10

39

81

43.3

90

 

11

52

108

57.8

120

 

12

78

162

86.7

180

 

13

104

216

115.6

240

 

14

117

243

130

270

 

15

130

270

144.4

300

 

16

19.5

40.5

21.7

45

 

17

39

81

43.3

90

 

18

58.5

121.5

65

135

 

19

78

162

86.7

180

 

20

117

243

130

270

 

21

156

324

173.3

360

 

22

175.5

364.5

195

405

 

23

195

405

216.7

450

 

24

26

54

28.9

60

 

25

52

108

57.8

120

 

26

78

162

86.7

180

 

27

104

216

115.6

240

 

28

156

324

173.3

360

 

29

208

432

231.1

480

 

30

234

486

260

540

 

31

260

540

288.9

600

 

802.11ac data rates (5 GHz):

 

MCS
Index

Spatial streams

GI = 800 ns

GI = 400 ns

 

 

 

20-MHz rate (Mbps)

40-MHz rate (Mbps)

80-MHz rate (Mbps)

160-MHz rate (Mbps)

20-MHz rate (Mbps)

40-MHz rate (Mbps)

80-MHz rate (Mbps)

160-MHz rate (Mbps)

 

0

1

6.5

13.5

29.3

58.5

7.2

15

32.5

65

 

1

1

13

27

58.5

117

14.4

30

65

130

 

2

1

19.5

40.5

87.8

175.5

21.7

45

97.5

195

 

3

1

26

54

117

234

28.9

60

130

260

 

4

1

39

81

175.5

351

43.3

90

195

390

 

5

1

52

108

234

468

57.8

120

260

520

 

6

1

58.5

121.5

263.3

526.5

65

135

292.5

585

 

7

1

65

135

292.5

585

72.2

150

325

650

 

8

1

78

162

351

702

86.7

180

390

780

 

9

1

-

180

390

780

-

200

433.3

866.7

 

MCS
Index

Spatial streams

GI = 800 ns

GI = 400 ns

 

 

 

20-MHz rate (Mbps)

40-MHz rate (Mbps)

80-MHz rate (Mbps)

160-MHz rate (Mbps)

20-MHz rate (Mbps)

40-MHz rate (Mbps)

80-MHz rate (Mbps)

160-MHz rate (Mbps)

 

0

2

13

27

58.5

117

14.4

30

65

130

 

1

2

26

54

117

234

28.9

60

130

260

 

2

2

39

81

175.5

351

43.3

90

195

390

 

3

2

52

108

234

468

57.8

120

260

520

 

4

2

78

162

351

702

86.7

180

390

780

 

5

2

104

216

468

936

115.6

240

520

1040

 

6

2

117

243

526.5

1053

130

270

585

1170

 

7

2

130

270

585

1170

144.4

300

650

1300

 

8

2

156

324

702

1404

173.3

360

780

1560

 

9

2

-

360

780

1560

-

400

866.7

1733.4

 

MCS
Index

Spatial streams

GI = 800 ns

GI = 400 ns

 

 

 

20-MHz rate (Mbps)

40-MHz rate (Mbps)

80-MHz rate (Mbps)

160-MHz rate (Mbps)

20-MHz rate (Mbps)

40-MHz rate (Mbps)

80-MHz rate (Mbps)

160-MHz rate (Mbps)

 

0

3

19.5

40.5

87.8

175.5

21.7

45

97.5

195

 

1

3

39

81

175.5

351

43.3

90

195

390

 

2

3

58.5

121.5

263.3

526.5

65

135

292.5

585

 

3

3

78

162

351

702

86.7

180

390

780

 

4

3

117

243

526.5

1053

130

270

585

1170

 

5

3

156

324

702

1404

173.3

360

780

1560

 

6

3

175.5

364.5

789.9

1579.5

195

405

877.5

1755

 

7

3

195

405

877.5

1755

216.7

450

975

1950

 

8

3

234

486

1053

2106

260

540

1170

2340

 

9

3

260

540

1170

2340

288.9

600

1300

2600.1

 

MCS
Index

Spatial streams

GI = 800 ns

GI = 400 ns

 

 

 

20-MHz rate (Mbps)

40-MHz rate (Mbps)

80-MHz rate (Mbps)

160-MHz rate (Mbps)

20-MHz rate (Mbps)

40-MHz rate (Mbps)

80-MHz rate (Mbps)

160-MHz rate (Mbps)

 

0

4

26

54

117

234

28.8

60

130

260

 

1

4

52

108

234

468

57.8

120

260

520

 

2

4

78

162

351

702

86.6

180

390

780

 

3

4

104

216

468

936

115.6

240

520

1040

 

4

4

156

324

702

1404

173.4

360

780

1560

 

5

4

208

432

936

1872

231.2

480

1040

2080

 

6

4

234

486

1053

2106

260

540

1170

2340

 

7

4

260

540

1170

2340

288.8

600

1300

2600

 

8

4

312

648

1404

2808

346.6

720

1560

3120

 

9

4

-

720

1560

3120

-

800

1733

3466.8

 

MCS
Index

Spatial streams

GI = 800 ns

GI = 400 ns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20-MHz rate (Mbps)

40-MHz rate (Mbps)

80-MHz rate (Mbps)

160-MHz rate (Mbps)

20-MHz rate (Mbps)

40-MHz rate (Mbps)

80-MHz rate (Mbps)

160-MHz rate (Mbps)

 

0

8

52

108

234.4

468

57.6

120

260

520

 

1

8

104

216

468

936

115.2

240

520

1040

 

2

8

156

324

702.4

1404

173.6

360

780

1560

 

3

8

208

432

936

1872

231.2

480

1040

2080

 

4

8

312

648

1404

2808

346.4

720

1560

3120

 

5

8

416

864

1872

3744

462.4

960

2080

4160

 

6

8

468

972

2106.4

4212

520

1080

2340

4680

 

7

8

520

1080

2340

4680

577.6

1200

2600

5200

 

8

8

624

1296

2808

5616

693.6

1440

3120

6240

 

9

8

 

1440

3120

6240

 

1600

3466.4

6933.6

 

802.11ax data rates (20 MHz on both 2.4- and 5-GHz bands and 40, 80, and 160 MHz only on 5-GHz band):

 

MCS
Index

Spatial streams

GI = 1600 ns

GI = 800 ns

 

 

 

20-MHz rate (Mbps)

40-MHz rate (Mbps)

80-MHz rate (Mbps)

160-MHz rate (Mbps)

20-MHz rate (Mbps)

40-MHz rate (Mbps)

80-MHz rate (Mbps)

160-MHz rate (Mbps)

 

0

1

4.3

8

17

34

4.3

9

18

36

 

1

1

16

33

68

136

17

34

72

144

 

2

1

24

49

102

204

26

52

108

216

 

3

1

33

65

136

272

34

69

144

282

 

4

1

49

98

204

408

52

103

216

432

 

5

1

65

130

272

544

69

138

288

576

 

6

1

73

146

306

613

77

155

324

649

 

7

1

81

163

340

681

86

172

360

721

 

8

1

98

195

408

817

103

207

432

865

 

9

1

108

217

453

907

115

229

480

961

 

10

1

122

244

510

1021

129

258

540

1081

 

11

1

135

271

567

1134

143

287

600

1201

 

0

2

8.6

16

34

68

8.6

18

36

72

 

1

2

32

66

136

272

34

68

144

288

 

2

2

48

98

204

408

52

104

216

432

 

3

2

66

130

272

544

68

138

288

564

 

4

2

98

196

408

816

104

206

432

864

 

5

2

130

260

544

1088

138

276

576

1152

 

6

2

146

292

612

1226

154

310

648

1298

 

7

2

162

326

680

1362

172

344

720

1442

 

8

2

196

390

816

1634

206

414

864

1730

 

9

2

216

434

906

1814

230

458

960

1922

 

10

2

244

488

1020

2042

258

516

1080

2162

 

11

2

270

542

1134

2268

286

574

1200

2402

 

0

3

12.9

24

51

102

12.9

27

54

108

 

1

3

48

99

204

408

51

102

216

432

 

2

3

72

147

306

612

78

156

324

648

 

3

3

99

195

408

816

102

207

432

846

 

4

3

147

294

612

1224

156

309

648

1296

 

5

3

195

390

816

1632

207

414

864

1728

 

6

3

219

438

918

1839

231

465

972

1947

 

7

3

243

489

1020

2043

258

516

1080

2163

 

8

3

294

585

1224

2451

309

621

1296

2595

 

9

3

324

651

1359

2721

345

687

1440

2883

 

10

3

366

732

1530

3063

387

774

1620

3243

 

11

3

405

813

1701

3402

429

861

1800

3603

 

0

4

17.2

32

68

136

17.2

36

72

144

 

1

4

64

132

272

544

68

136

288

576

 

2

4

96

196

408

816

104

208

432

864

 

3

4

132

260

544

1088

136

276

576

1128

 

4

4

196

392

816

1632

208

412

864

1728

 

5

4

260

520

1088

2176

276

552

1152

2304

 

6

4

292

584

1224

2452

308

620

1296

2596

 

7

4

324

652

1360

2724

344

688

1440

2884

 

8

4

392

780

1632

3268

412

828

1728

3460

 

9

4

432

868

1812

3628

460

916

1920

3844

 

10

4

488

976

2040

4084

516

1032

2160

4324

 

11

4

540

1084

2268

4536

572

1148

2400

4804

 

0

8

34

64

136

-

34

72

144

-

 

1

8

128

264

544

-

136

272

576

-

 

2

8

192

392

816

-

208

416

864

-

 

3

8

264

520

1088

-

272

552

1152

-

 

4

8

392

784

1632

-

416

824

1728

-

 

5

8

520

1040

2176

-

552

1104

2304

-

 

6

8

584

1168

2448

-

616

1240

2592

-

 

7

8

648

1304

2720

-

688

1376

2880

-

 

8

8

784

1560

3264

-

824

1656

3456

-

 

9

8

864

1736

3624

-

920

1832

3840

-

 

10

8

976

1952

4080

-

1032

2064

4320

-

 

11

8

1080

2168

4536

-

1144

2296

4800

-

Transmit power and receive sensitivity

 

 

5-GHz radio

2.4-GHz radio

 

Spatial streams

Total transmit power (dBm)

Receive sensitivity (dBm)

Total transmit power (dBm)

Receive sensitivity (dBm)

802.11/11b

1 Mbps

1

-

-

23

-98

11 Mbps

1

-

-

23

-89

802.11a/g

6 Mbps

1

23

-95

23

-94

24 Mbps

1

22

-88

22

-87

54 Mbps

1

21

-79

20

-78

802.11n HT20

MCS0

1

23

-95

23

-94

MCS4

1

22

-84

22

-84

MCS7

1

20

-77

20

-76

MCS8

2

23

-95

23

-94

MCS12

2

22

-83

22

-83

MCS15

2

20

-76

20

-75

MCS16

3

23

-94

23

-93

MCS20

3

22

-82

22

-82

MCS23

3

20

-75

20

-74

MCS24

4

23

-93

23

-92

MCS30

4

22

-81

22

-81

MCS31

4

20

-74

20

-73

802.11n HT40

MCS0

1

23

-93

-

-

MCS4

1

22

-82

-

-

MCS7

1

20

-75

-

-

MCS8

2

23

-92

-

-

MCS12

2

22

-81

-

-

MCS15

2

20

-74

-

-

MCS16

3

23

-91

-

-

MCS20

3

22

-80

-

-

MCS23

3

20

-73

-

-

MCS24

4

23

-90

-

-

MCS30

4

22

-79

-

-

MCS31

4

20

-72

-

-

802.11ac VHT20

MCS0

1

23

-95

-

-

MCS4

1

22

-86

-

-

MCS7

1

20

-79

-

-

MCS8

1

20

-75

-

-

MCS9

1

NA

NA

-

-

MCS0

2

23

-95

-

-

MCS4

2

22

-85

-

-

MCS7

2

20

-78

-

-

MCS8

2

20

-74

-

-

MCS9

2

NA

NA

-

-

MCS0

3

23

-95

-

-

MCS4

3

22

-84

-

-

MCS7

3

20

-77

-

-

MCS8

3

20

-73

-

-

MCS9

3

19

-72

-

-

MCS0

4

23

-94

-

-

MCS4

4

22

-83

-

-

MCS7

4

20

-76

-

-

MCS8

4

20

-72

-

-

MCS9

4

19

-71

-

-

802.11ac VHT40

MCS0

1

23

-94

-

-

MCS4

1

22

-83

-

-

MCS7

1

20

-77

-

-

MCS8

1

19

-73

-

-

MCS9

1

19

-71

-

-

MCS0

2

23

-93

-

-

MCS4

2

22

-82

-

-

MCS7

2

20

-76

-

-

MCS8

2

19

-72

-

-

MCS9

2

19

-70

-

-

MCS0

3

23

-92

-

-

MCS4

3

22

-81

-

-

MCS7

3

20

-75

-

-

MCS8

3

19

-71

-

-

MCS9

3

19

-69

-

-

MCS0

4

23

-91

-

-

MCS4

4

22

-80

-

-

MCS7

4

20

-74

-

-

MCS8

4

19

-70

-

-

MCS9

4

19

-68

-

-

802.11ac VHT80

MCS0

1

23

-91

-

-

MCS4

1

22

-80

-

-

MCS7

1

20

-73

-

-

MCS8

1

19

-69

-

-

MCS9

1

19

-67

-

-

MCS0

2

23

-90

-

-

MCS4

2

22

-79

-

-

MCS7

2

20

-72

-

-

MCS8

2

19

-68

-

-

MCS9

2

19

-66

-

-

MCS0

3

23

-89

-

-

MCS4

3

22

-78

-

-

MCS7

3

20

-71

-

-

MCS8

3

19

-67

-

-

MCS9

3

19

-65

-

-

MCS0

4

23

-88

-

-

MCS4

4

22

-77

-

-

MCS7

4

20

-70

-

-

MCS8

4

19

-66

-

-

MCS9

4

19

-64

-

-

802.11ac VHT160

MCS0

1

23

-88

-

-

MCS4

1

21

-78

-

-

MCS7

1

19

-71

-

-

MCS8

1

18

-67

-

-

MCS9

1

18

-65

-

-

MCS0

2

23

-87

-

-

MCS4

2

21

-77

-

-

MCS7

2

19

-70

-

-

MCS8

2

18

-66

-

-

MCS9

2

18

-64

-

-

MCS0

3

23

-86

-

-

MCS4

3

21

-76

-

-

MCS7

3

19

-69

-

-

MCS8

3

18

-65

-

-

MCS9

3

18

-63

-

-

MCS0

4

23

-85

-

-

MCS4

4

21

-75

-

-

MCS7

4

19

-68

-

-

MCS8

4

18

-64

-

-

MCS9

4

18

-62

-

-

802.11ax HE20

MCS0

1

23

-95

23

-94

MCS4

1

22

-86

22

-86

MCS7

1

20

-79

20

-79

MCS8

1

19

-76

19

-75

MCS9

1

19

-74

19

-73

MCS10

1

18

-71

17

-70

MCS11

1

18

-68

16

-67

MCS0

2

23

-95

23

-94

MCS4

2

22

-85

22

-85

MCS7

2

20

-78

20

-78

MCS8

2

19

-75

19

-74

MCS9

2

19

-73

19

-72

MCS10

2

18

-70

17

-69

MCS11

2

18

-67

16

-66

MCS0

3

23

-95

23

-94

MCS4

3

22

-84

22

-84

MCS7

3

20

-77

20

-77

MCS8

3

19

-74

19

-73

MCS9

3

19

-72

19

-71

MCS10

3

18

-69

17

-68

MCS11

3

18

-66

16

-65

MCS0

4

23

-94

23

-93

MCS4

4

22

-83

22

-83

MCS7

4

20

-76

20

-76

MCS8

4

19

-73

19

-72

MCS9

4

19

-71

19

-70

MCS10

4

18

-68

17

-67

MCS11

4

18

-65

16

-64

802.11ax HE40

MCS0

1

23

-94

 

 

MCS4

1

22

-84

 

 

MCS7

1

20

-76

 

 

MCS8

1

19

-73

 

 

MCS9

1

19

-71

 

 

MCS10

1

18

-68

 

 

MCS11

1

18

-65

 

 

MCS0

2

23

-93

 

 

MCS4

2

22

-83

 

 

MCS7

2

20

-75

 

 

MCS8

2

19

-72

 

 

MCS9

2

19

-70

 

 

MCS10

2

18

-67

 

 

MCS11

2

18

-64

 

 

MCS0

3

23

-92

 

 

MCS4

3

22

-82

 

 

MCS7

3

20

-74

 

 

MCS8

3

19

-71

 

 

MCS9

3

19

-69

 

 

MCS10

3

18

-66

 

 

MCS11

3

18

-63

 

 

MCS0

4

23

-91

 

 

MCS4

4

22

-81

 

 

MCS7

4

20

-73

 

 

MCS8

4

19

-70

 

 

MCS9

4

19

-68

 

 

MCS10

4

18

-65

 

 

MCS11

4

18

-62

 

 

802.11ax HE80

MCS0

1

23

-91

-

-

MCS4

1

22

-81

-

-

MCS7

1

20

-74

-

-

MCS8

1

19

-70

-

-

MCS9

1

18

-68

-

-

MCS10

1

17

-65

-

-

MCS11

1

17

-63

-

-

MCS0

2

23

-90

-

-

MCS4

2

22

-80

-

-

MCS7

2

20

-73

-

-

MCS8

2

19

-69

-

-

MCS9

2

18

-67

-

-

MCS10

2

17

-64

-

-

MCS11

2

17

-62

-

-

MCS0

3

23

-89

-

-

MCS4

3

22

-79

-

-

MCS7

3

20

-72

-

-

MCS8

3

19

-68

-

-

MCS9

3

18

-66

-

-

MCS10

3

17

-63

-

-

MCS11

3

17

-61

-

-

MCS0

4

23

-88

-

-

MCS4

4

22

-78

-

-

MCS7

4

20

-71

-

-

MCS8

4

19

-67

-

-

MCS9

4

18

-65

-

-

MCS10

4

17

-62

-

-

MCS11

4

17

-60

-

-

802.11ax HE160

MCS0

1

23

-88

-

-

MCS4

1

22

-79

-

-

MCS7

1

18

-71

-

-

MCS8

1

18

-67

-

-

MCS9

1

17

-66

-

-

MCS10

1

16

-61

-

-

MCS11

1

16

-59

-

-

MCS0

2

23

-87

-

-

MCS4

2

22

-78

-

-

MCS7

2

18

-70

-

-

MCS8

2

18

-66

-

-

MCS9

2

17

-65

-

-

MCS10

2

16

-60

-

-

MCS11

2

16

-58

-

-

MCS0

3

23

-86

-

-

MCS4

3

22

-77

-

-

MCS7

3

18

-69

-

-

MCS8

3

18

-65

-

-

MCS9

3

17

-64

-

-

MCS10

3

16

-59

-

-

MCS11

3

16

-57

-

-

MCS0

4

23

-85

-

-

MCS4

4

22

-76

-

-

MCS7

4

18

-68

-

-

MCS8

4

18

-64

-

-

MCS9

4

17

-63

-

-

MCS10

4

16

-58

-

-

MCS11

4

16

-56

-

-

 

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Figure 1.           

Antenna Radiation Patterns for C9117AXI

Licensing and software packaging

The Cisco Catalyst 9100 Series requires mandatory Smart Licensing. This provides ease of use for Cisco DNA license management, consumption, and tracking. The Cisco Catalyst 9100 Series uses packaging that includes vastly simplified base network packages (Network Essentials and Network Advantage) and term-based software packages (Cisco DNA Essentials, Cisco DNA Advantage) as add-ons. The Cisco DNA packages, in addition to on-box capabilities, also unlock additional functionality in Cisco DNA Center, enabling controller-based software-defined automation and assurance in your network.

The Cisco Catalyst 9100 Series can support 3 types of Cisco DNA license: Cisco DNA Essentials, Cisco DNA Advantage and Cisco DNA Premier. The Cisco DNA licenses provide Cisco innovations on the AP. The Cisco DNA license also includes the Network Essentials and Network Advantage licensing options which cover wireless fundamentals such as 802.1x authentication, QoS, PnP etc, telemetry and visibility, SSO, as well as security controls. These Network essentials and Network advantage components are perpetual and is valid till the life of the AP. Cisco DNA subscription licenses have to be purchased for a 3-, 5-, or 7-year subscription term. However, upon expiry of Cisco DNA license, Cisco DNA features will expire, whereas network essentials and network advantage features will remain.

Note that it is not required to deploy Cisco DNA Center just to use one of the above packages. Refer to https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/products/collateral/software/one-wireless-subscription/q-and-a-c67-739601.pdf for additional details about the Essentials and Advantage packages.

For information about feature support please refer to the Cisco Catalyst 9100 Series Release Notes.

Managing Licenses with Smart Accounts

Creating Smart Accounts by using the Cisco Smart Software Manager (CSSM) enables you to order devices and licensing packages and also manage your software licenses from a centralized website. You can set up the Smart Account to receive daily email alerts and to be notified of expiring add-on licenses that you want to renew. A Smart Account is mandatory for Catalyst 9100 access points. For more information on Smart Account refer to https://www.cisco.com/go/smartaccounts.

Warranty information

The Cisco Catalyst 9117 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 ensures that software media are defect-free for 90 days. For more details, visit https://www.cisco.com/go/warranty.

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:

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

Cisco makes the packaging data available for informational purposes only. It may not reflect the most current legal developments, and Cisco does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that it is complete, accurate, or up to date. This information is subject to change without notice.

Cisco Services

With Cisco Services, you can achieve infrastructure excellence faster with less risk. From initial WLAN readiness assessment to implementation, full solution support and in-depth training, our services for the Cisco Catalyst 9117 Access Points provide expert guidance to help you successfully plan, deploy, manage, and support your new access points. With unmatched networking expertise, best practices, and innovative tools, Cisco Services can help you reduce overall upgrade, refresh, and migration costs as you introduce new hardware, software, and protocols into the network. With a comprehensive lifecycle of services, Cisco experts will help you minimize disruption and improve operational efficiency to extract maximum value from your Cisco DNA ready infrastructure.

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[1] MCS Index: The Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) index determines the number of spatial streams, the modulation, the coding rate, and data rate values.
[2] GI: A guard interval (GI) between symbols helps receivers overcome the effects of multipath delay spreads.

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