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Cisco Access Point and Wireless Controller Selector

Quickly find the Cisco access points and wireless controllers that meet your Wi-Fi needs. Answer a few simple questions, and our selector tool will help you choose. With increased mobility and an explosion of IoT devices, expectations for network security and speed have never been higher. Cisco access points and intelligent controllers provide radio-frequency excellence for high-density environments while meeting the 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) and 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) wireless standards. 

Explore our access points, wireless controllers, and software-based APs to find products for nearly any deployment, large or small. Looking for other types of wireless products? Learn more about our portfolio in the Cisco Wireless section.

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Mobility Express Mobility Express
  • Manages small and midsize networks
  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • Enables Fast IT
  • Embeds a virtual WLAN controller into an access point
Catalyst 9800 Embedded Wireless on Switch Catalyst 9800 Embedded Wireless on Switch
  • Is ideal for SD-Access-enabled distributed branches and small campuses.
Catalyst 9800-CL Catalyst 9800-CL
  • Deployments in private or public (AWS) cloud
  • Up to 6000 access points and 64,000 clients
  • Hot patching, time saving, and hitless upgrades
  • Advanced, on-demand telemetry
Aironet 1572EAC Aironet 1572EAC
  • Maximum allowable radiated RF power
  • 1.3-Gbps (5 GHz) wireless LAN RF data rates
  • High-gain antennas
  • DOCSIS 3.0
Aironet 1815w Aironet 1815w
  • Small to medium networks specifically for multi-dwelling units
  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • Mobility Express and controller based
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 4.1 radio
Cisco Aironet 1815 Series Cisco Aironet 1815 Series
  • Small to medium networks
  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • Mobility Express and controller based
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 4.1 radio
Catalyst 9800-80 Catalyst 9800-80
  • Large campus and service provider deployments
  • Up to 6000 access points, 64,000 clients, and 80-Gbps throughput
  • Hot patching, time saving, and hitless upgrades
  • Advanced, on-demand telemetry​
Aironet 1815t Aironet 1815t
  • Small to medium networks specifically for remote offices
  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • Mobility Express and controller based
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 4.1 radio
Aironet 1540i Aironet 1540i
  • Internal antennas
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 compliant
  • Supports MU-MIMO
  • Supports Mobility Express
Aironet 1562D Aironet 1562D
  • Dual radios: 2.4 and 5 GHz
  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • Supports MU-MIMO
  • Single- or dual-band antenna ports
Catalyst 9115 Series Catalyst 9115 Series
  • ∙ Small to medium networks
  • Wi-Fi 6 certified
  • Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Multigigabit support
Aironet 1562E Aironet 1562E
  • Dual radios: 2.4 and 5 GHz
  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • Supports MU-MIMO
  • Single- or dual-band antenna ports
Catalyst 9800-40 Catalyst 9800-40
  • Small to medium-sized campus deployments
  • Up to 2000 access points, 32,000 clients, and 40-Gbps throughput
  • Hot patching, time saving, and hitless upgrades
  • Advanced, on-demand telemetry
Aironet 1572EC/IC Aironet 1572EC/IC
  • Maximum allowable radiated RF power
  • 1.3-Gbps (5 GHz) wireless LAN RF data rates
  • High-gain antennas
  • DOCSIS 3.0
Aironet 1815i Aironet 1815i
  • Small to medium networks
  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • Mobility Express and controller based
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 4.1 radio
Aironet 1830 Series Aironet 1830 Series
  • Small to medium networks
  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • Mobility Express and controller based
  • Supports flexible deployment
Catalyst 9117 Catalyst 9117
  • ∙ Small to medium networks
  • Wi-Fi 6 compatible
  • Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Multigigabit support
Aironet 1562I Aironet 1562I
  • Dual radios: 2.4 and 5 GHz
  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • Supports MU-MIMO
  • Single- or dual-band antenna ports
Aironet 1540d Aironet 1540d
  • Directional antennas
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 compliant
  • Supports MU-MIMO
  • Supports Mobility Express
Aironet 3800 Series Aironet 3800 Series
  • High-density environments
  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • Mobility Express and controller based
  • Multigigabit Ethernet support
Aironet 1815m Aironet 1815m
  • Small to medium networks specifically for premium coverage
  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • Mobility Express and controller based
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 4.1 radio
3504 Wireless Controller 3504 Wireless Controller
  • Small to medium-sized businesses
  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • Deploys quickly with a simplified GUI
  • Supports existing cables with Cisco Multigigabit Ethernet
Aironet 1850 Series Aironet 1850 Series
  • Small to medium networks
  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • Mobility Express and controller based
  • Supports flexible deployment
Aironet 2800 Series Aironet 2800 Series
  • Medium to large enterprises
  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • Mobility Express and controller based
  • Innovations for high-density environments
DNA Center DNA Center
  • Cisco DNA Center is a complete software-based network automation and assurance solution. DNA Center enables networks to deploy faster and run smarter with reduced risk.
Catalyst 9120 Catalyst 9120
  • ∙ Medium to large enterprises
  • Wi-Fi 6 certified
  • Innovations for high-density environments
  • Multigigabit support
Aironet 4800 Aironet 4800
  • Real-time analytics, in-line security monitoring, and embedded Hyperlocation
  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • Four internal radios
  • Mobility Express deployment and controller based
6300 Series Embedded Services Access Point 6300 Series Embedded Services Access Point
  • Embed resilient Cisco Industrial IoT WiFi into your hardware
  • Extend intent-based networking to your solutions.
  • Cisco DNA Assurance for worry-free network management
Catalyst IW6300 Heavy Duty Series Access Point Catalyst IW6300 Heavy Duty Series Access Point
  • Industrial IoT wireless designed for Class I Division 2 hazardous locations locations
  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • Intelligence with intent-based networking to the IoT edge and IOx support
  • Cisco DNA Assurance for network management
IW3702 Access Point IW3702 Access Point
  • Industrial IoT, outdoor 802.11 ac wireless
  • Designed and certified for extreme environments
  • Rail, rolling stock, shock and vibration certified
Aironet 1840 Series Aironet 1840 Series
  • Small to medium networks
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 supported
  • Integrated BLE
  • Flexible deployment with Mobility Expres
Meraki MR84 Meraki MR84
  • Quad-radio, cloud-managed 4x4 MU-MIMO
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 access point
  • Designed for high-density, challenging RF environments with flexible installation in harsh outdoor conditions or indoor spaces
Meraki MR42 Meraki MR42
  • Quad-radio, cloud-managed 3x3 MU-MIMO
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 access point
  • Designed for next-generation deployments in offices, schools, hospitals, shops
Meraki MR20 Meraki MR20
  • Dual-radio, cloud-managed 2x2:2
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with MU-MIMO support
  • Designed for basic, very low-density deployments
Meraki MR86 Meraki MR86
  • Quad-radio, cloud-managed 4x4 MU-MIMO 802.11ax access point.
  • Designed for high-density environments with tough RF, with flexible installation in harsh outdoor conditions or indoor spaces.
Catalyst 9130 Catalyst 9130
  • ∙ High-density environments
  • Wi-Fi 6 certified
  • Four radios: 2.4 GHz (4x4), 5 GHz (8x8 and 4x4), Cisco RF ASIC, and BLE/IoT
  • Cisco Flexible Radio Assignment and Cisco CleanAir Technology
Catalyst 9800 Embedded Wireless on Switch Catalyst 9800 Embedded Wireless on Switch
  • ∙ Catalyst 9800 embedded on a Catalyst 9000 switch∙ Ideal for distributed branches and small campuses∙ Up to 200 APs and 4,000 clients∙ Hot patching, time saving and hitless upgrades
Catalyst 9105w Catalyst 9105w
  • Small to medium networks specifically for multi-dwelling units
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Controller based
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 4.1 radio
Meraki MR53 Series Meraki MR53 Series
  • Quad radio, cloud-managed 4x4:4
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with 160-MHz channels and MU-MIMO support
  • Designed for next-generation deployments in offices, schools, hospitals, shops, and hotels
  • High performance, enterprise-grade security, and simple management
Catalyst 9800-L Catalyst 9800-L
  • For small sized campus deployments with flexibility of copper or fiber uplinks
  • Up to 250 APs, 5000 clients and 5-Gbps throughput
  • Hot patching, time saving and hitless upgrades
  • Advanced, on-demand telemetry
Meraki MR46 Series Meraki MR46 Series
  • Cloud-managed 4x4:4 802.11ax access point that raises the bar for wireless performance and efficiency.
  • Designed for next-generation high-density deployments, the MR46 offers high throughput, enterprise-grade security, and simple management.
Catalyst 9800 Embedded Wireless on AP Catalyst 9800 Embedded Wireless on AP
  • Manages small and midsize networks
  • 802.11ax
  • Enables Fast IT
  • Embeds a virtual WLAN controller into an AP
Cisco DNA Center Cisco DNA Center
  • A complete software-based network automation and assurance solution
  • Enables networks to deploy faster and run smarter with reduced risk
Meraki MR56 Meraki MR56
  • Cloud-managed 8x8:8 802.11ax access point that raises the bar for wireless performance and efficiency.
  • Designed for next-generation high-density deployments, the MR56 offers high throughput, enterprise-grade security, and simple management.
Meraki MR33 Meraki MR33
  • Quad-radio, cloud-managed 2x2:2
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with MU-MIMO support
  • Designed for next-generation deployments in offices, schools, hospitals, shops
Meraki MR36 Meraki MR36
  • Cloud-managed 2x2:2 802.11ax access point that raises the bar for wireless performance and efficiency.
  • Designed for next-generation high-density deployments, the MR36 offers high throughput, enterprise-grade security, and simple management.
Catalyst 9105i Catalyst 9105i
  • Small to medium networks
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • EWC and controller based
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 4.1 radio
Meraki MR74 Meraki MR74
  • Quad-radio, cloud-managed 2x2 MIMO
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 access point
  • Designed for general purpose, next-generation deployments in harsh outdoor locations and industrial indoor conditions
Meraki MR76 Meraki MR76
  • Quad-radio, cloud-managed 2x2 MU-MIMO 802.11ax access point.
  • Designed for general purpose, next-generation deployments in harsh outdoor locations and industrial indoor conditions.
Meraki MR70 Meraki MR70
  • Ruggedized, dual-radio, cloud-managed 2x2:2
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with MU-MIMO support, IP67-rated with integrated omnidirectional antennas
  • Designed for athletic fields, garages, public gardens, space-constrained outdoor deployments, and emergency kits
Aironet 1572EC/IC Aironet 1572EC/IC
  • Maximum allowable radiated RF power
  • 1.3-Gbps (5 GHz) wireless LAN RF data rates
  • High-gain antennas
  • DOCSIS 3.0
IW3702 Access Point IW3702 Access Point
  • Industrial IoT, outdoor 802.11 ac wireless
  • Designed and certified for extreme environments
  • Rail, rolling stock, shock and vibration certified
Meraki Z3C Meraki Z3C
  • Enterprise-class firewall, VPN gateway, and router
  • Each model offers five GE ports
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless for connectivity
  • Designed to securely extend the power of Meraki cloud-managed networking to employees, IT staff, and executives working from home
6300 Series Embedded Services Access Point 6300 Series Embedded Services Access Point
  • Embed resilient Cisco Industrial IoT WiFi into your hardware
  • Extend intent-based networking to your solutions.
  • Cisco DNA Assurance for worry-free network management
Meraki MR30H Meraki MR30H
  • Dual radio, cloud-managed 2x2:2
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 wall-switch access point with MU-MIMO support
  • Designed for next-generation deployments in hotel rooms, universities

What type of wireless product are you looking for?

  • AP Only
  • Controller Only
  • AP and Controller

Are you looking for a new AP or upgrading an existing one?

  • New
  • Upgrading

Are you looking for a new Controller or upgrading an existing one?

  • New
  • Upgrading

Is this an indoor or outdoor AP?

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

Which Cisco AP are you upgrading?

  • Cisco Aironet 1600
  • Cisco Aironet 2600
  • Cisco Aironet 3600
  • Cisco Aironet1700
  • Cisco Aironet 2700
  • Cisco Aironet3700

Which Cisco AP are you upgrading?

  • Cisco Aironet 1530
  • Cisco Aironet 1550

Which Cisco Controller are you upgrading?

  • Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller
  • Cisco 5500 Wireless Controller
  • Cisco 7500 Wireless Controller
  • Cisco 8500 Wireless Controller

Are you deploying an on-prem or a cloud-based solution?

  • On Premises
  • Cloud

Is this an indoor or outdoor deployment?

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

What is the size of your deployment?

  • Fewer than 200 APs
  • Between 201 and 2000 APs

Do you need analystics and troubleshooting?

  • Yes
  • No

What is the size of your deployment?

  • Fewer than 200 APs
  • Between 201 and 2000 APs
  • More than 2000 APs

Are you deploying a virtual or on-premises controller solution?

  • Controllerless
  • Cloud
  • On Premises

What is the size of your deployment?

  • Branch and Small Campus (51-200 APs)
  • Between 2001 and 2000 APs
  • More than 2000 APs

What is the size of your deployment?

  • Small Campus (fewer than 50APs)
  • Branch and Small Campus (51-200 APs)
  • Between 201 and 2000 APs
  • More than 2000 APs

Are you deploying an on-prem or a cloud-based solution?

  • On Premises
  • Cloud

What type of deployment?

  • Remote access or branch workplace
  • Multi-dwelling
  • Traditional
  • Small and medium business
  • Mission-critical enterprise
  • High density

What is the size of your deployment?

  • Less than 200 APs
  • Between 201 and 2000 APs

Cisco Aironet 1600

Tell us about your Indoor AP network type and size.

  • Remote access or branch workplace -- indoor AP
  • Multi-dwelling
  • Traditional -- indoor AP
  • Small and medium business -- indoor AP
  • Mission-critical enterprise -- indoor AP
  • High density -- indoor AP

Tell us about your Outdoor AP network type and size.

  • Up to 500 users -- outdoor AP
  • Up to 1500 users -- outdoor AP
  • More than 1500 users -- outdoor AP

Tell us about your Wireless Controller network type and size.

  • Up to 500 users -- wireless controller
  • Up to 1500 users -- wireless controller
  • More than 1500 users -- wireless controller

Cisco Aironet 2600

Cisco Aironet 3600

Cisco Aironet 1700

Cisco Aironet 2700

Cisco Aironet 3700

Cisco Aironet 1530

Cisco Aironet 1550

Cisco 2504 Wireless Controller

Cisco 5500 Wireless Controller

Cisco 7500 Wireless Controller

Cisco 8500 Wireless Controller

Remote access or branch workplace

Multi-dwelling

Small and medium business

Mission-critical enterprise

Fewer than 200 APs

Between 201 and 2000 APs

Yes

No

Fewer than 200 APs

Between 201 and 2000 APs

More than 2000 APs

Controllerless

Branch and Small Campus (51-200 APs)

Between 2001 and 2000 APs

More than 2000 APs

Small Campus (fewer than 50 APs)

Branch and Small Campus (51-200 APs)

Between 201 and 2000 APs

More than 2000 APs

Cloud

Remote access or branch workplace

Multi-dwelling

Small and medium business

Mission-critical enterprise

Fewer than 200 APs

Between 201 and 2000 APs

Do you need analytics and troubleshooting?

  • Yes
  • No

Yes

No

What type of deployment?

  • Remote access or branch workplace
  • Multi-dwelling
  • Small and medium business
  • Traditional
  • Mission-critical enterprise
  • High density