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Compare Indoor Access Points

Cisco Catalyst 9115

Cisco Catalyst 9117

Catalyst 9120

Aironet 1815

Aironet 2800

Aironet 3800

Aironet 4800

500 Access Points

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Key Features

Wi-Fi standards802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax*802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax-prestandard802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax*802.11a/b/g/n/acW2802.11a/b/g/n/acW2802.11a/b/g/n/acW2802.11a/b/g/n/acW2802.11n/ac802.11n/ac802.11n/ac
Target deploymentSmall or midsize enterpriseSmall or midsize enterpriseEnterpriseSmall or midsize enterpriseMidsize to large enterprise requiring advanced featuresMidsized to large enterprise requiring mission-critical trafficLarge enterprise organizations requiring mission-critical trafficSmall to midsize businessesSmall to midsize businessesSmall or home office

Radio Specifications

Antenna typeInternal and externalInternalInternal, external and professionalInternal Internal (2802i); external (2802e)Internal (3802i); external (3802e, 3802p)InternalInternalInternalInternal
Modularity supportUSBUSBUSB--Yes----
Number of radiosThree ( 2.4GHz, 5GHz, BLE)Three ( 2.4GHz, 5GHz, BLE)5 GHz (4x4) Flexible radio with 2.4 or 5 GHz (4x4), Cisco RF ASIC, and IoT ready Dual (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)Dual (XOR and 5 GHz)Dual (XOR and 5 GHz)Four (2 x XOR, 5GHz, and BLE) Single radio (WAP551) or dual radio (WAP561), orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)WAP 361/3712 x WAP 150/131; 1 x WAP 121
Cisco RF ASIC Yes
Combined maximum data rate5 Gbps5 Gbps5 Gbps1 Gbps5 Gbps5 Gbps5 Gbps1 Gbps300 Mbps300 Mbps
MIMO radio design: number of spatial streams4x4:4 MU-MIMO8x8:8 MU-MIMO4x4:4 MU-MIMO2x2:2 MU/SU-MIMO4x4:3 MU/SU-MIMO4x4:3 MU/SU-MIMO4x4:3 MU/SU-MIMO3x3 MIMO with 3 spatial streams2x2:2 for 5 GHz and 2x2:2 for 2.4 GHz (WAP 361); 3x3:3 for 5 GHz and 2x2:2 for 2.4 GHz (WAP371)2x2:2 MIMO
Channel width20 MHz (2.4 GHz); 20/40/80/160 MHz (5 GHz)20 MHz (2.4 GHz); 20/40/80/160 MHz (5 GHz)20 MHz (2.4GHz) 20/40/80/160 MHz (5GHz)20 MHz (2.4 GHz); 20/40/80 MHz (5 GHz)20 MHz (2.4 GHz); 20/40/80/160 MHz (5 GHz)20 MHz (2.4 GHz); 20/40/80/160 MHz (5 GHz)20 MHz (2.4 GHz); 20/40/80/160 MHz (5 GHz)20 MHz (2.4 GHz); 20/40 MHz (5 GHz)2.4 GHz and 5 GHz2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
Concurrent MU-MIMO4842333---
Maximum clients5005005004004004004001286432
Controller-less Access PointWith Mobility Express*With Mobility Express*With Mobility Express*With Mobility ExpressWith Mobility ExpressWith Mobility ExpressWith Mobility Express---
Ethernet support2.5G mGig5G mGig2.5GE mGigUp to 3 x 1 GE2 x GE1 x multigigabit; 1 x GE1 x multigigabit; 1 x GE2 x GE (WAP571/571E); 1 x GE, 802.3af/at (WAP561)802.3af/at (WAP 361, 371, 351); 802.3af (WAP 321)802.3af (WAP 121); 802.3af/at (WAP 150/131)
USB portYesYesYesYes for 1815tYesYesYes---
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)BLE 5.0BLE 5.0BLE 5.0Yes for all models except 1815t--Yes---

Software and Security

Beam formingStandards-basedStandards-basedStandards-basedTransmit Beam Forming (TxBF)ClientLink 4.0 and Transmit Beam Forming (TxBF)ClientLink 4.0 and Transmit Beam Forming (TxBF)ClientLink 4.0 and Transmit Beam Forming (TxBF)---
RF interference avoidanceSpectrum Intelligence*-Spectrum Intelligence*-Yes, CleanAirYes, CleanAirYes, CleanAir---
VideoStreamYesYesYesYesYesYesYes---
Band SelectYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Rogue access point detectionYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Adaptive Wireless Intrusion Protection System (wIPS)YesYesYes-YesYesYes---
OfficeExtendYesYesYesYes for 1815t------
FlexConnectYesYesYesYesYesYesYes---
Mobility ExpressYes*Yes*Yes*Yes for all models except 1815tYesYesYes---

Power and Environment

Power optionsPoE 802.3at, PoE 802.3af, Cisco power injectorPoE 802.3bt , PoE 802.3at, PoE 802.3af, Cisco power injectorPoE 802.3 at, PoE 802.3 bt, PoE 802.3 af, Cisco power injectorPoE or AC/DC (1815t)802.3at PoE+AC/DC, 802.3at PoE+, Universal PoEAC/DC, 802.3at PoE+, Universal PoEIEEE 802.3af Ethernet switch Cisco SB-PWR-INJ2-xx POE power: 802.3af/at Limited support for 48V DC power Optional 12V or 48V DC power adapter; 802.3af/at PoE; SB-PWR-12V2A-xx, SB-PWR-48V-xx, or SB-PWR-INJ2-xx injector p/n12V power adapter Included; 802.3af PoE; SB-PWR-INJ2-xx injector p/n
Temperature range0-50C for internal ant -20-50C for external ant0-50C0-50c for internal ant, -20-50c for external ant0 to 40°C0 to 40°C (2802i); -20 to 50°C (2802e)0 to 40°C (3802i); -20 to 50°C (3802e)0 to 40°C0 to 40°C0 to 50°C0 to 40°C
Limited Lifetime WarrantyYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes