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The Cisco® Catalyst® 9120 Series Access Points are the next generation of enterprise access points. They are resilient, secure, and intelligent.

We are more dependent on our wireless networks than ever before. Additional devices connect to the network every year and the Cisco Catalyst 9120 Series Access Points will provide a seamless experience anywhere for everyone. Going beyond the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard, the Catalyst 9120 provides integrated security, resiliency and operational flexibility as well as increased network intelligence.

Extending Cisco’s intent-based network and perfect for networks of all sizes, the Catalyst 9120 scales to the growing demands of IoT while fully supporting the latest innovations and new technologies. Not only that, but the Catalyst 9120 is the leaders in performance, security and analytics.

The Catalyst 9120 Series Access Points, paired with Cisco DNA, are enterprise-class products that will address your current and future needs. These access points are the first step in updating your network and are able to take better advantage of all of the features and benefits that Wi-Fi 6 provides.

Key features:

     Wi-Fi 6 certifiable

     Four radios: 5 GHz (4x4) Flexible radio with 2.4 or 5 GHz (4x4), Unified RF Engine, and IoT ready (BLE, Zigbee, Thread and other multiprotocol 802.15.4 devices)

     OFDMA and MU-MIMO

     Multigigabit support

     Internal, external antenna and also external antenna for professional installations

The Cisco Catalyst 9120 Series 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 2.5 Gbps with NBASE-T and IEEE 802.3bz Ethernet compatibility, the Cisco Catalyst 9120 Series 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 2.5 Gbps, allowing for higher throughputs with minimum cost. And with different antenna choices, you’re able to decide which option works best for you.

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.

Cisco RF ASIC

Cisco RF ASIC is a fully integrated Software Defined Radio (SDR) that can perform advanced RF spectrum analysis and delivers features like CleanAir, Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS), Fast Locate*, DFS detection. (* - Future)

Uplink/downlink OFDMA

OFDMA-based scheduling splits the bandwidth into smaller chunks called resource units (RUs), which can be allocated to individual clients in both the downlink and uplink directions to reduce overhead and latency.

MU‑MIMO technology

Supporting four 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 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 access point. This offers significant energy savings for battery-operated devices, up to 3x to 4x compared to 802.11n and 802.11ac.

Intelligent Capture

Intelligent Capture probes the network and provides Cisco DNA Center with deep analysis. The software can track over 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.

Flexible Radio Assignment

Allows the access points to intelligently determine the operating mode of serving radios based on the RF environment. The access points can operate in the following modes:

  2.4-GHz and 5-GHz mode: One radio will serve clients in 2.4-GHz mode, while the other serves clients in 5-GHz mode.
  Dual 5-GHz mode: Both radios inside the access point operate on the 5-GHz band, maximizing the benefits of Wi-Fi 6 and increasing client device capacity.

Dual 5-GHz radio support

Enables both radios to operate in 5-GHz client serving mode, allowing an industry-leading 5.2 Gbps (2 x 2.6 Gbps) over-the-air speeds while increasing client capacity.

Smart antenna connector

An intelligent second physical antenna connector is included on Catalyst 9120 Access Points with an external antenna. This connector provides advanced network design flexibility for high-density and large open-area environments such as auditoriums, convention centers, libraries, cafeterias, and arenas/stadiums, allowing two sets of antennas to be connected and active on a single access point.

Cisco Mobility Express

Mobility Express is designed for networks of all sizes, including small and medium-sized businesses and distributed enterprises. It provides industry-leading wireless LAN technology without the need for a physical controller or additional licenses.

Multigigabit Ethernet support

Provides uplink speeds of 2.5 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

Integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5 radio to enable IoT use cases such as location tracking and wayfinding.

Container support for applications

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 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, Uplink/downlink OFDMA, Cisco Intelligent Capture

Resilient - Steady Performance in Demanding Environments

Networks infrastructure that upgrade to Wi-Fi 6 enabled devices will get up to four times the capacity boost needed to support the additional devices connected to the network as well as the data that they generate. Wi-Fi 6 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. BSS coloring allows the limited channels in the 2.4 GHz to have better spectral re-use benefiting IoT and 2.4 GHz clients.

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 Wi-Fi 6 will improve device battery life of devices such as smartphones, tablets and IoT when compared to prior standards. For more details about Wi-Fi 6 please check Cisco’s Technical Whitepaper on Wi-Fi 6.

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.

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 redesigned 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 9120 Series 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 9120 Series Access Points support Software-Defined Access, Cisco’s leading enterprise architecture.

Working together, the Cisco Catalyst 9120 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.

Product Specifications

Item

Specification

Part numbers

Cisco Catalyst 9120I Access Point: Indoor environments, with internal antennas

  C9120AXI-x: Cisco Catalyst 9120 Series

Cisco Catalyst 9120E Access Point: Indoor, challenging environments, with external antennas

  C9120AXE-x: Cisco Catalyst 9120 Series

Cisco Catalyst 9120P Access Point: Indoor, professional installations

  C9120AXP-x: Cisco Catalyst 9120 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.

Cisco Wireless LAN Services

Software

  Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 8.9.x or later
  Cisco IOS ® XE Software Release 16.11 with AP Device Pack, 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

  4x4 MIMO with four spatial streams
  Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC)
  802.11n and 802.11a/g beamforming
  20- and 40-MHz channels
  PHY data rates up to 890 Mbps (40 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 Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
  Cyclic Shift Diversity (CSD) support

802.11ac

  4x4 downlink MU-MIMO with four spatial streams
  MRC
  802.11ac beamforming
  20-, 40-, 80-, and 160-MHz channels
  PHY data rates up to 3.47 Gbps (160 MHz with 5 GHz)
  Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
  802.11 DFS
  CSD support

802.11ax

  4x4 downlink MU-MIMO with four spatial streams
  Uplink/downlink OFDMA
  TWT
  BSS coloring
  MRC
  802.11ax beamforming
  20-, 40-, 80-, and 160-MHz channels
  PHY data rates up to 5.38 Gbps (160 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

Integrated antenna

Flexible radio (either on 2.4GHz or on 5GHz)

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

Dedicated 5GHz radio

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

External antenna (sold separately)

  Cisco Catalyst 9120E Access Points are certified for use with antenna gains up to 6 dBi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
  Cisco Catalyst 9120P Access Points) are certified for use with antenna gains up to 13 dBi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) with the AIR-ANT2513-P4M-N= antenna
  Cisco offers the industry's broadest selection of antennas, delivering optimal coverage for a variety of deployment scenarios
  Supports Self-Identifiable Antennas (SIA) on one RP-TNC port

Smart Antenna Connector

  Available on the 9120E and on the 9120P only
  Compact multi RF connector with DART interface
  Requires the AIR-CAB002-DART-R= 2 ft smart antenna connector when used with antennas with RP-TNC connector
  Required when running the flexible radio as either a second 5-GHz serving radio or a Wireless Security Monitoring radio

Interfaces

  1x 100, 1000, 2500 Multigigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) – IEEE 802.3bz
  Management console port (RJ-45)
  USB 2.0 @ 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 brackets): C9120I: 8.5 x 8.5 x 1.7” (21.6 x 21.6 x 4.3 cm), C9120E and C9120P: 8.5 x 8.05x 2.0 (21.6 x 21.6 x 5.1 cm)”

Weight

Cisco Catalyst 9120I

  2.87 lbs (1.3 kg)

Cisco Catalyst 9120E/P

  3 lbs (1.36 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)

Power draw

Catalyst 9120AXI

PoE Power Consumption

2.4-GHz radio

5-GHz radio

Link speed

USB

LLDP

802.3at (PoE+)

4x4

4x4

2.5G

Y

25.5W

Catalyst 9120AXE / 9120AXP

PoE Power Consumption

2.4-GHz radio

5-GHz radio

Link speed

USB

LLDP

802.3at (PoE+)

4x4

4x4

2.5G

Y

25.5W

Catalyst 9120AXI / 9120AXE / 9120AXP

PoE Power Consumption

2.4-GHz radio

5-GHz radio

Link speed

USB

LLDP

802.3af

PoE

1x1

1x1

1G

N

13.4W

802.3af

PoE

2x2

N

1G

N

13.4W

802.3af

PoE

N

2x2

1G

N

13.4W

Environmental

Cisco Catalyst 9120AXI

  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.

Note: When the ambient operating temperature exceeds 40°C, the access point will shift from 4x4 to 2x2 on both the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radios, uplink Ethernet will downgrade to 1 Gigabit Ethernet; however, the USB interface will remain enabled

Cisco Catalyst 9120AXE and 9120AXP

  Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -22° to 158°F (-30° to 70°C)
  Nonoperating (storage) altitude test: 25˚C, 15,000 ft.
  Operating temperature: -4° to 122°F (-20° to 50°C)
  Operating humidity: 10% to 90% (noncondensing)
  Operating altitude test: 40˚C, 9843 ft.

System memory

  2048 MB DRAM
  1024 MB flash

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)
  -1dBm (0.79mW)
  -4dBm(0.39mW)

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)
  -1dBm (0.79mW)

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
  5.500 to 5.700 GHz; 11 channels
  5.745 to 5.865 GHz; 7 channels

E (E regulatory domain):

  2.412 to 2.4835; 13 channels
  5.150 to 5.350 GHz; 8 channels
  5.470 to 5.725 GHz; 8 channels

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 5.850 GHz; 11 channels
(excludes 5.480 to 5.640 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 5.850 GHz; 7 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
  802.11ax:
   20MHz: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
   UL 60950-1
   CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
   AS/NZS 60950-1
   UL 2043
   Class III equipment
  Emissions:
   CISPR 32 (rev. 2015)
   EN 55032 (rev. 2012/AC:2013)
   EN 55032 (rev. 2015)
   EN 55035 2010
   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 32:2016
   VCCI (V3)
   CNS (rev. 13438)
   KN-32
   KN-35
   KN 301 489-17
   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
  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 802.11 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

802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, and 11 Mbps

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

802.11n data rates on 2.4 GHz (only 20 MHz and MCS 0 to MCS 31): 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

43.4

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

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

 

MCS
Index

Spatial streams

GI = 3200 ns

 

 

 

20-MHz rate (Mbps)

40-MHz rate (Mbps)

80-MHz rate (Mbps)

160-MHz rate (Mbps)

 

 

 

 

0

1

3.9

7.2

15.3

30.6

 

 

 

 

1

1

14.4

29.7

61.2

122.4

 

 

 

 

2

1

21.6

44.1

91.8

183.6

 

 

 

 

3

1

29.7

58.5

122.4

244.8

 

 

 

 

4

1

44.1

88.2

183.6

367.2

 

 

 

 

5

1

58.5

117.0

244.8

489.6

 

 

 

 

6

1

65.7

131.4

275.4

551.7

 

 

 

 

7

1

72.9

146.7

306.0

612.9

 

 

 

 

8

1

88.2

175.5

367.2

735.3

 

 

 

 

9

1

97.2

195.3

407.7

816.3

 

 

 

 

10

1

109.8

219.6

459.0

918.9

 

 

 

 

11

1

121.5

243.9

510.3

1020.6

 

 

 

 

0

2

7.7

14.4

30.6

61.2

 

 

 

 

1

2

28.8

59.4

122.4

244.8

 

 

 

 

2

2

43.2

88.2

183.6

367.2

 

 

 

 

3

2

59.4

117.0

244.8

489.6

 

 

 

 

4

2

88.2

176.4

367.2

734.4

 

 

 

 

5

2

117.0

234.0

489.6

979.2

 

 

 

 

6

2

131.4

262.8

550.8

1103.4

 

 

 

 

7

2

145.8

293.4

612.0

1225.8

 

 

 

 

8

2

176.4

351.0

734.4

1470.6

 

 

 

 

9

2

194.4

390.6

815.4

1632.6

 

 

 

 

10

2

219.6

439.2

918.0

1837.8

 

 

 

 

11

2

243.0

487.8

1020.6

2041.2

 

 

 

 

0

3

11.6

21.6

45.9

91.8

 

 

 

 

1

3

43.2

89.1

183.6

367.2

 

 

 

 

2

3

64.8

132.3

275.4

550.8

 

 

 

 

3

3

89.1

175.5

367.2

734.4

 

 

 

 

4

3

132.3

264.6

550.8

1101.6

 

 

 

 

5

3

175.5

351.0

734.4

1468.8

 

 

 

 

6

3

197.1

394.2

826.2

1655.1

 

 

 

 

7

3

218.7

440.1

918.0

1838.7

 

 

 

 

8

3

264.6

526.5

1101.6

2205.9

 

 

 

 

9

3

291.6

585.9

1223.1

2448.9

 

 

 

 

10

3

329.4

658.8

1377.0

2756.7

 

 

 

 

11

3

364.5

731.7

1530.9

3061.8

 

 

 

 

0

4

15.5

28.8

61.2

122.4

 

 

 

 

1

4

57.6

118.8

244.8

489.6

 

 

 

 

2

4

86.4

176.4

367.2

734.4

 

 

 

 

3

4

118.8

234.0

489.6

979.2

 

 

 

 

4

4

176.4

352.8

734.4

1468.8

 

 

 

 

5

4

234.0

468.0

979.2

1958.4

 

 

 

 

6

4

262.8

525.6

1101.6

2206.8

 

 

 

 

7

4

291.6

586.8

1224.0

2451.6

 

 

 

 

8

4

352.8

702.0

1468.8

2941.2

 

 

 

 

9

4

388.8

781.2

1630.8

3265.2

 

 

 

 

10

4

439.2

878.4

1836.0

3675.6

 

 

 

 

11

4

486.0

975.6

2041.2

4082.4

 

 

 

 

Transmit power and receive sensitivity

 

 

5-GHz radio

2.4-GHz radio flexible radio

5-GHz radio flexible radio

 

Spatial streams

Total transmit power (dBm)

Receive sensitivity (dBm)

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

-90

-

-

802.11a/g

6 Mbps

1

23

-96

23

-95

23

-96

24 Mbps

1

23

-86

23

-86

23

-86

54 Mbps

1

23

-77

23

-77

23

-77

802.11n HT20

MCS0

1

23

-96

23

-96

23

-96

MCS4

1

23

-85

23

-85

23

-85

MCS7

1

23

-78

23

-77

23

-78

MCS8

2

23

-93

23

-93

23

-94

MCS12

2

23

-81

23

-82

23

-82

MCS15

2

23

-74

23

-74

23

-75

MCS16

3

23

-92

23

-92

23

-92

MCS20

3

23

-80

23

-80

23

-81

MCS23

3

23

-73

23

-73

23

-73

MCS24

4

23

-91

23

-91

23

-91

MCS28

4

23

-74

23

-74

23

-74

MCS31

4

23

-72

23

-71

23

-72

802.11n HT40

MCS0

1

23

-95

-

-

23

-95

MCS4

1

23

-83

-

-

23

-83

MCS7

1

23

-75

-

-

23

-75

MCS8

2

23

-90

-

-

23

-91

MCS12

2

23

-79

-

-

23

-80

MCS15

2

23

-72

-

-

23

-72

MCS16

3

23

-89

-

-

23

-90

MCS20

3

23

-78

-

-

23

-78

MCS23

3

23

-70

-

-

23

-71

MCS24

4

23

-88

-

-

23

-88

MCS30

4

23

-71

-

-

23

-71

MCS31

4

23

-69

-

-

23

-69

802.11ac VHT20

MCS0

1

23

-96

-

-

23

-96

MCS4

1

23

-85

-

-

23

-85

MCS7

1

23

-77

-

-

23

-77

MCS8

1

23

-73

-

-

23

-74

MCS9

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

MCS0

2

23

-94

-

-

23

-94

MCS4

2

23

-81

-

-

23

-82

MCS7

2

23

-75

-

-

23

-75

MCS8

2

23

-71

-

-

23

-71

MCS9

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

MCS0

3

23

-92

-

-

23

-92

MCS4

3

23

-80

-

-

23

-80

MCS7

3

23

-74

-

-

23

-73

MCS8

3

23

-70

-

-

23

-70

MCS9

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

MCS0

4

23

-91

-

-

23

-91

MCS4

4

23

-79

-

-

23

-79

MCS7

4

23

-72

-

-

23

-72

MCS8

4

23

-68

-

-

23

-68

MCS9

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

802.11ac VHT40

MCS0

1

23

-95

-

-

23

-95

MCS4

1

23

-82

-

-

23

-82

MCS7

1

23

-75

-

-

23

-75

MCS8

1

23

-71

-

-

23

-71

MCS9

1

22

-70

-

-

22

-68

MCS0

2

23

-91

-

-

23

-91

MCS4

2

23

-79

-

-

23

-79

MCS7

2

23

-72

-

-

23

-72

MCS8

2

23

-68

-

-

23

-69

MCS9

2

22

-66

-

-

22

-68

MCS0

3

23

-90

-

-

23

-90

MCS4

3

23

-78

-

-

23

-78

MCS7

3

23

-70

-

-

23

-70

MCS8

3

23

-67

-

-

23

-67

MCS9

3

22

-65

-

-

22

-65

MCS0

4

23

-88

-

-

23

-88

MCS4

4

23

-77

-

-

23

-77

MCS7

4

23

-69

-

-

23

-69

MCS8

4

23

-65

-

-

23

-66

MCS9

4

22

-63

-

-

22

-64

802.11ac VHT80

MCS0

1

23

-91

-

-

23

-91

MCS4

1

23

-79

-

-

23

-79

MCS7

1

23

-72

-

-

23

-72

MCS8

1

23

-68

-

-

23

-68

MCS9

1

22

-66

-

-

22

-66

MCS0

2

23

-88

-

-

23

-88

MCS4

2

23

-76

-

-

23

-76

MCS7

2

23

-68

-

-

23

-69

MCS8

2

23

-65

-

-

23

-65

MCS9

2

22

-63

-

-

22

-64

MCS0

3

23

-86

-

-

23

-86

MCS4

3

23

-74

-

-

23

-74

MCS7

3

23

-67

-

-

23

-67

MCS8

3

23

-64

-

-

23

-64

MCS9

3

22

-62

-

-

22

-62

MCS0

4

23

-85

-

-

23

-85

MCS4

4

23

-73

-

-

23

-73

MCS7

4

23

-66

-

-

23

-66

MCS8

4

23

-62

-

-

23

-62

MCS9

4

22

-60

-

-

22

-61

802.11ac VHT160

MCS0

1

23

-85

 

 

23

-85

MCS4

1

23

-73

 

 

23

-73

MCS7

1

23

-66

 

 

23

-66

MCS8

1

23

-62

 

 

23

-62

MCS9

1

22

-60

 

 

22

-60

MCS0

2

23

-82

 

 

23

-82

MCS4

2

23

-70

 

 

23

-70

MCS7

2

23

-63

 

 

23

-63

MCS8

2

23

-59

 

 

23

-59

MCS9

2

22

-57

 

 

22

-57

MCS0

3

23

-80

 

 

23

-80

MCS4

3

23

-69

 

 

23

-69

MCS7

3

23

-62

 

 

23

-62

MCS8

3

23

-58

 

 

23

-58

MCS9

3

-

-

 

 

 

 

MCS0

4

23

-78

 

 

23

-78

MCS4

4

23

-67

 

 

23

-67

MCS7

4

23

-59

 

 

23

-60

MCS8

4

23

-56

 

 

23

-56

MCS9

4

22

-54

 

 

22

-54

802.11ax HE20

MCS0

1

23

-95

23

-94

23

-95

MCS4

1

23

-83

23

-82

23

-82

MCS7

1

23

-76

21

-76

23

-76

MCS8

1

23

-72

21

-71

23

-72

MCS9

1

22

-70

21

-70

22

-71

MCS10

1

20

-67

19

-66

20

-66

MCS11

1

20

-64

19

-63

20

-64

MCS0

2

23

-92

23

-91

23

-92

MCS4

2

23

-80

23

-80

23

-80

MCS7

2

23

-74

21

-73

23

-74

MCS8

2

23

-69

21

-69

23

-70

MCS9

2

22

-68

21

-68

22

-68

MCS10

2

20

-64

19

-63

20

-65

MCS11

2

20

-61

19

-61

20

-61

MCS0

3

23

-90

23

-89

23

-90

MCS4

3

23

-79

23

-78

23

-79

MCS7

3

23

-72

21

-71

23

-72

MCS8

3

23

-68

21

-67

23

-68

MCS9

3

22

-67

21

-66

22

-67

MCS10

3

20

-63

19

-62

20

-63

MCS11

3

20

-60

19

-59

20

-60

MCS0

4

23

-88

23

-87

23

-88

MCS4

4

23

-77

23

-77

23

-77

MCS7

4

23

-70

21

-70

23

-70

MCS8

4

23

-66

21

-66

23

-67

MCS9

4

22

-64

21

-65

22

-65

MCS10

4

20

-62

19

-61

20

-62

MCS11

4

20

-59

19

-58

20

-59

802.11ax HE40

MCS0

1

23

-92

-

-

23

-93

MCS4

1

23

-80

-

-

23

-80

MCS7

1

23

-74

-

-

23

-74

MCS8

1

23

-70

-

-

23

-69

MCS9

1

22

-68

-

-

22

-68

MCS10

1

20

-65

-

-

20

-65

MCS11

1

20

-61

-

-

20

-61

MCS0

2

23

-89

-

-

23

-89

MCS4

2

23

-77

-

-

23

-78

MCS7

2

23

-70

-

-

23

-71

MCS8

2

23

-66

-

-

23

-67

MCS9

2

22

-65

-

-

22

-65

MCS10

2

20

-62

-

-

20

-62

MCS11

2

20

-59

-

-

20

-59

MCS0

3

23

-87

-

-

23

-87

MCS4

3

23

-76

-

-

23

-76

MCS7

3

23

-69

-

-

23

-69

MCS8

3

23

-65

-

-

23

-65

MCS9

3

22

-63

-

-

22

-63

MCS10

3

20

-60

-

-

20

-60

MCS11

3

20

-57

-

-

20

-57

MCS0

4

23

-85

-

-

23

-85

MCS4

4

23

-74

-

-

23

-74

MCS7

4

23

-67

-

-

23

-67

MCS8

4

23

-63

-

-

23

-64

MCS9

4

22

-61

-

-

22

-62

MCS10

4

20

-58

-

-

20

-58