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NOTE: This product is no longer being sold.

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Upgrade your access points:

The Cisco Aironet 1850 Series extends support to a new generation of Wi-Fi clients that have integrated 802.11ac Wave 1 or Wave 2 support. 

Entry-level 802.11ac access points

The 1700 Series supports 802.11ac Wave 1. But if you're looking to expand your wireless network or deploy a new one, consider the next-generation Cisco Aironet 1850 Series. It supports the latest Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ac Wave 2, which doubles the performance of Wave 1. The 1850 Series is designed to meet the needs of small and medium-sized enterprise networks.

Explore the 1700 Series

Choose the best access point for you.

Features and benefits

Easy introduction to 802.11ac

The 1700 Series provides entry-level access points for small to midsize organizations at an attractive price for migrating to 802.11ac.

Wave 1 support

Gain up to three times more bandwidth than 802.11n networks with 3x3 multiple input and multiple output (MIMO) and two spatial streams.

Spectrum analysis

Cisco CleanAir Express Spectrum Intelligence detects RF interference and provides basic spectrum analysis capabilities while simplifying ongoing operations across 20-, 40-, and 80-MHz-wide channels.

Optimized access point roaming

Client devices are intelligently directed to the proper access points in their coverage range, offering the fastest data rate available as people move.


Solve problems faster, improve operational efficiency, and reduce your risk of downtime.

Why move to Wave 2?

See the top five reasons you need this technology. (PDF - 2.3 MB)