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Cisco Catalyst 9105AX Series Access Points Data Sheet

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Cisco Catalyst 9105 Series Access Points

The Cisco® Catalyst® 9105 Series Access Points are the most versatile next generation access point in enterprise grade. They are resilient, secure, and intelligent.

Extending Cisco’s intent-based network and perfect for networks of all sizes, the Catalyst 9105 Access Points scale to meet the growing demands of IoT while fully supporting the latest innovations and new technologies. The Catalyst 9105 come in different mounting options: the Catalyst 9105i which can be mounted to the ceiling using a specifically designed mounting bracket or can be placed on the desk. The Catalyst 9105w is specifically designed to be mounted to the wall and is ideal for hospitality, residence halls and other multi-dwelling units.

With the emergence of many Wi-Fi compliant and IOT devices, most are connected over Wi-Fi. Since most apps are network dependent, bandwidth intensive and latency sensitive, we are more dependent on the wireless network than ever before. An increasing numbers of devices connect to the network every year, ranging from high-performance client devices to low-bandwidth IoT devices, which puts your current network at risk for slower speeds. The Catalyst 9105 Access Points provide a seamless experience anywhere for everyone, with high scaling and unmatched performance in diverse network deployments. Going beyond the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax) standard, the Catalyst 9105 Access Points provides integrated security, resiliency, and operational flexibility as well as increased network intelligence.

With the Catalyst 9105 Access Points, you can secure remote workers or the micro-office. The Catalyst 9105 access point is perfect for teleworker deployment because of its small form factor and low power consumption. This easy-to-install teleworker access point provides secure wired and wireless access for organizations with employees who work from home. The Catalyst 9105 teleworker access points are bundled with necessary accessories for easy home deployment.

The Cisco Catalyst 9105 Series Access Points, paired with the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA), are enterprise-class products that will address both your current and future needs. They are the first step in updating your network to take better advantage of all of the features and benefits that Wi-Fi 6 provides.

Cisco User Defined Network, 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.

Table 1.           Features and benefits

Feature

Benefits

Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)

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

Uplink/downlink OFDMA

OFDMA-based scheduling splits the bandwidth into smaller frequency allocations called Resource Units (RUs), which can be assigned to individual clients in both the downlink and uplink directions to reduce overhead and latency.

Downlink MU‑MIMO technology

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

BSS coloring

Spatial reuse (also known as Basic Service Set [BSS] coloring) allows the access points and their clients to differentiate between BSSs, thus permitting more simultaneous transmissions.

Target Wake Time

A new power-saving 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 access point. This offers significant energy savings for battery-operated devices, up to 3x to 4x the savings achieved by 802.11n and 802.11ac.

Intelligent Capture

Intelligent Capture probes the network and provides Cisco DNA Center with deep analysis. The software can track more than 240 anomalies and instantaneously review all packets on demand, emulating the onsite network administrator. Intelligent Capture allows for more informed decisions on your wireless networks.

Application Hosting on Catalyst 9100 Access

Application Hosting on Catalyst 9100 Access Points helps future-proof and simplify IoT deployments by eliminating the need to install and manage overlay networks. Utilizing the USB interface, containerized applications and hardware modules can be deployed to reduce cost and complexity. Adding Cisco DNA Center provides workflows and deployment-wide application lifecycle management.

Bluetooth 5

Integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5 radio enables location-based use cases such as asset tracking, way finding or analytics.

Container support for applications

Container support enables edge computing capabilities for IoT applications on the host access point.

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 Apple iOS, 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.

For more details about Wi-Fi 6, see Cisco’s technical white paper on Wi-Fi 6.

For more details about C9105 feature support, see Cisco's Feature Matrix on Wi-Fi 6.

Secure infrastructure

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

     Image signing

     Secure Boot

     Cisco Trust Anchor module

Cisco DNA support

Pairing the Cisco Catalyst 9105 Series Access Points with 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. The Cisco Catalyst 9105 Series Access Points support SD-Access, Cisco’s leading enterprise architecture.

Working together, the Cisco Catalyst 9105 Series and Cisco DNA offer such features as:

     Cisco DNA Spaces

     Cisco Identity Services Engine

     Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance

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

Note:      For information about Cisco DNA, refer to Cisco DNA.

Product specifications

Item

Specification

Part numbers

Cisco Catalyst 9105AX Access Point: Indoor environments, with internal antennas

  C9105AXI-x: Cisco Catalyst 9105 Series

Cisco Catalyst 9105AX Access Point: Wall Plate, with internal antennas

  C9105AXW-x: Cisco Catalyst 9105 Series

Cisco Catalyst 9105AX Teleworker Access Point: Indoor environments, with internal antennas

  C9105AXIT-x: Cisco Catalyst 9105 Series

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 and/or regional price lists.

Cisco Wireless LAN Services

Software

Catalyst 9105 AXI

  Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 8.10.MR3 or later
  Cisco IOS ® XE Software Release 17.3.1, or later

Catalyst 9105AXW

  Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 8.10MR3 or later
  Cisco IOS ® XE Software Release 17.3.1 or later

Supported wireless LAN controllers

  Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers
  Cisco 3504, 5520, and 8540 Wireless Controllers and Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller

802.11n version 2.0 (and related) capabilities

  2x2 MIMO with two spatial streams
  Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC)
  802.11n and 802.11a/g
  20- and 40-MHz channels
  PHY data rates up to 444.4 Mbps (40 MHz with 5 GHz and 20 MHz with 2.4 GHz)
  Packet aggregation: Aggregate MAC Protocol Data Unit (A-MPDU) (transmit and receive), Aggregate MAC Service Data Unit (A-MSDU) (transmit and receive)
  802.11 Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
  Cyclic Shift Diversity (CSD) support

802.11ac

  2x2 downlink MU-MIMO with two spatial streams
  MRC
  802.11ac beamforming
  20-, 40-, 80- MHz channels
  PHY data rates up to 866.7 Mbps (80 MHz with 5GHz)
  Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
  802.11 DFS
  CSD support
  WPA3 support

802.11ax

  2x2 uplink/downlink MU-MIMO with two spatial streams
  Uplink/downlink OFDMA
  TWT
  BSS coloring
  MRC
  802.11ax beamforming
  20-, 40-, 80- channels
  PHY data rates up to 1.488 Gbps (80 MHz with 5 GHz and 20 MHz with 2.4 GHz)
  Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
  802.11 DFS
  CSD support
  WPA3 support

Integrated antenna

Catalyst 9105AXW

  2.4 GHz: Peak gain 3 dBi, internal antenna
  5 GHz: Peak gain 5 dBi, internal antenna

Catalyst 9105AXI

  2.4 GHz: Peak gain 4 dBi, internal antenna, omnidirectional in azimuth
  5 GHz: Peak gain 5 dBi, internal antenna, omnidirectional in azimuth

Interfaces

Catalyst 9105AXW

  1x 100/1000/2500 Base-T (Ethernet) Uplink Interface
  3x 10/100/1000 Base-T (Ethernet) Downlink Interface (LAN1,LAN2 and LAN3, LAN1 supports 10.5W PSE Power Budget)
  Management console port (RJ-45)
  USB 2.0 at 4.5W
  Passthru Port

Catalyst 9105AXI

  1x 10/100/1000 Base-T (Ethernet) Uplink Interface
  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 brackets):

      C9105AXW: 3.54 x 6.3 x 1.3 in. (90 x 160 x 32.66 mm)

      C9105AXI: 5.9 x 5.9 x 1.18 in. (150 x 150 x 30 mm)

Weight

Cisco Catalyst 9105AXW

  0.8 lb. (373.2g)

Cisco Catalyst 9105AXI

  0.7 lb. (329.5g)

Input power requirements

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

Catalyst 9105AXI

PoE power

2.4-GHz radio

5-GHz radio

Link speed

802.3af (PoE)

2x2

2x2

1G

Catalyst 9105AXW

PoE power

2.4-GHz radio

5-GHz radio

Link speed

USB

LAN1 PSE

802.3af (PoE)

2x2

2x2

2.5G mGig

Disabled

Disabled

802.3at (PoE+)

2x2

2x2

2.5G mGig

Either USB or LAN1 PSE enabled.

Environmental

Cisco Catalyst 9105AXW

  Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -22° to 158°F (-30° to 70°C)
  Nonoperating (storage) altitude test: 25˚C, 15,000 ft (4600 m)
  Operating temperature: 32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C)
  Operating humidity: 10% to 90% (noncondensing)
  Operating altitude test: 40˚C, 9843 ft (3000 m)

Note: When the ambient operating temperature exceeds 40°C, the access point will shift from 2x2 to 1x1 on the 2.4 GHz radio and the USB interface and LAN1 PSE will be disabled.

Cisco Catalyst 9105AXI

  Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -22° to 158°F (-30° to 70°C)
  Nonoperating (storage) altitude test: 25˚C, 15,000 ft (4600 m)
  Operating temperature: 32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C)
  Operating humidity: 10% to 90% (noncondensing)
  Operating altitude test: 40˚C, 9843 ft.(3000 m)

Note: When the ambient operating temperature exceeds 40°C, the access point will shift from 2x2 to 1x1 on the 2.4 GHz radio.

Available transmit power settings (Max/Min)

  2.4 GHz

      20 dBm (100 mW)

      -7 dBm (0.2 mW)

  5 GHz

      20 dBm (100 mW)

      -7 dBm (0.2 mW)

Regulatory domains

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.

For information about regulatory domain support, refer to the Cisco Regulatory Domain White Paper.

Compliance

  Safety:

      IEC 60950-1

      EN 60950-1

      UL 60950-1

      IEC 62368-1

      EN 62368-1

      UL/CUL 62368 – 1

      CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1

      AS/NZS60950.1

      UL 2043 – Only for C9105AXI

      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-CISPR 32

      CNS (rev. 13438)

      KN-32

      QCVN 118:2018/BTTTT

  Immunity:

      CISPR 24 (rev. 2010)

      EN 55024 + AMD 1 (rev. 2010)

      EN 55035: 2017

      KN35

  Emissions and immunity:

      EN 301 489-1 (v2.1.1 2017-02)

      EN 301 489-17 (v3.1.1 2017-02)

      QCVN (18:2014)

      QCVN 112:2017/BTTTT

      KN 489-1

      KN 489-17

      EN 60601-1-2:2015

      EN 61000-6-1: 2007

  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

  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

      IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax

      IEEE 802.11h, 802.11d

  Security:

      802.11i, Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), WPA3

      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 (MSCHAP) v2

      Protected EAP (PEAP) v0 or EAP-MSCHAP v2

      EAP-Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP-FAST)

      PEAP v1 or EAP-Generic Token Card (GTC)

      EAP-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM)

Datarate/Transmit Power/ Receive sensitivity

  For information about Datarate, Transmit power and Receive Sensitivity, refer to Cisco RF details

Transmit power and receive sensitivity

 

 

 

5 GHz Radio

2.4 GHz Radio

 

Spatial streams

Number of active antennas

Total TX power (dBm)

RX sensitivity (dBm)

Total TX power (dBm)

RX sensitivity (dBm)

802.11/11b

1 Mbps

1

2

20

-99

11 Mbps

1

2

20

-91

802.11a/g

6 Mbps

1

2

20

-97

20

-93

24 Mbps

1

2

20

-89

20

-86

54 Mbps

1

2

20

-80

20

-78

802.11n HT20

MCS0

1

2

20

-96

20

-93

MCS15

2

2

20

-75

20

-73

802.11n HT40

MCS0

1

2

20

-93

MCS15

2

2

20

-72

802.11ac VHT20

MCS0

1

2

20

-96

MCS8

1

2

20

-74

MCS0

2

2

20

-94

MCS8

2

2

20

-71

MCS9

2

2

-

-

802.11ac VHT40

MCS0

1

2

20

-93

MCS9

1

2

20

-69

MCS0

2

2

20

-91

MCS9

2

2

20

-66

802.11ac VHT80

MCS0

1

2

20

-90

MCS9

1

2

20

-66

MCS0

2

2

20

-88

MCS9

2

2

20

-63

802.11ax HE20

MCS0

1

2

20

-96

20

-93

MCS11

1

2

19

-66

19

-64

MCS0

2

2

20

-95

20

-91

MCS11

2

2

19

-65

19

-63

802.11ax HE40

MCS0

1

2

20

-93

MCS11

1

2

19

-63

MCS0

2

2

20

-92

MCS11

2

2

19

-62

802.11ax HE80

MCS0

1

2

20

-90

MCS11

1

2

19

-60

MCS0

2

2

20

-89

MCS11

2

2

19

-59

 

Cisco C9105AXW Antenna Pattern_2.4 GHz (Azimuth & Elevation)

 

Cisco C9105AXW Antenna Pattern_5 GHz (Azimuth & Elevation)

 

Cisco C9105AXI Antenna Pattern_2.4 GHz (Azimuth & Elevation)

 

Cisco C9105AXI Antenna Pattern_5 GHz (Azimuth & Elevation)

Figure 1.               

Antenna profiles

Note:      For information about feature support, refer to the Cisco Catalyst 9100 Release Notes.

Licensing

For information about Licensing, refer to Cisco Wireless Licensing.

Warranty information

The Cisco Catalyst 9105 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 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 are below.

Information on product material content laws and regulations - Materials.

Information on electronic waste laws and regulations, including products, batteries, and packaging - WEEE compliance.

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