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Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

Prep your network to handle a lot more devices

Make sure your wireless network is ready to meet tomorrow’s business needs. Stay flexible and keep up with bandwidth demands from the growing number of wireless devices and applications. Our best-in-class 3800 Series access points support the latest Wi-Fi standard -- 802.11ac Wave 2.

Compare Aironet 3800 models

Choose from three NGFW 3800 Series models. Need help selecting a model? Let our experts help.

Aironet 3800i AP

  • 802.11ac Wave 2 support
  • MU-MIMO 4x4, 3 spatial streams
  • Flexible radio assignment
  • Internal antenna

Aironet 3800e AP

  • 802.11ac Wave 2 support
  • MU-MIMO 4x4, 3 spatial streams
  • Flexible radio assignment
  • External antenna

Aironet 3800p AP

  • 802.11ac Wave 2 support
  • MU-MIMO 4x4, 3 spatial streams
  • Flexible radio assignment
  • Ideal for stadiums, arenas, convention centers

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Features and benefits

Better performance

The 3800 Series supports 802.11ac Wave 2, which includes multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO). Multiple data streams can travel from the access point to Wave 2-supported devices. 

Networking for the digital era

Networks are getting more complex. When you combine the 3800 with Cisco's Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA), you can transform your network so your organization can move faster.

Higher speed, lower cabling costs

The 3800 Series supports multigigabit Ethernet (mGig), with existing Cat 5e, Cat 6, and 10GBASE-T (Cat 6A) cabling.

Flexible deployment modes

The 3800 supports both controller-based and Cisco Mobility Express controllerless deployments for large networks and enterprise-class performance.

More efficiency with Cisco HDX

High-Density Experience (HDX) gives the 3800 Series top-of-the-line network efficiency.

Support for high-density traffic in real time

Your wireless network can get hit hard with unexpected traffic. The 3800 access points’ dual radios automatically adjust.

Explore our Cisco Aironet access point modules

  • Ready your wireless network for the future
  • Create apps with a third-party developer platform
  • Get help from the Cisco DevNet community
  • Use with mobility IoT for access-point solutions

Solutions for your wireless and mobility needs

Connect with customers

Use Cisco DNA Spaces to deliver personalized location-based experiences.

Empower your staff

Use BYOD and let employees work securely the way they want with fewer demands on IT.

Upgrade your network

Get more speed, capacity, and reliability for business-critical applications our 802.11ac.

Move up to multigigabit

Prepare your access switches for 802.11ac Wave 2 with Cisco Catalyst multigigabit technology.


Services for access points

Wireless LAN, Meraki Full Stack Advanced, Mobility Experience, Cisco DNA Assurance and more - we have your wireless and mobility service needs covered. See your 4 steps to a new era in networking.

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