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General

TypeIndoorIndoorOutdoorIndoorIndoor
Ruggedized design--IP66--
Width9.0 in9.05 in9.05 in9.05 in9.05 in
Depth9.0 in9.05 in7.87 in0.98 in0.98 in
Height1.5 in1.57 in1.96 in9.05 in9.05 in
Weight3.0 lb1.71 lb2.97 lb1.5 lb1.4 lb
LocalizationCanada, United StatesCanada, United StatesCanada, United StatesCanada, United StatesCanada, United States

Memory

Maximum installed RAM256 MB256 MB256 MB64 MB64 MB
Maximum installed flash memory128 MB128 MB128 MB32 MB32 MB

Networking

Form factorABS plasticABS plasticABS plasticABS plasticABS plastic
Connectivity technologyWireless-AC, Wave 2Wireless-ACWireless-ACWirelessWireless
Data transfer rateUp to 2.8 Gbps1300+600 Mbps1300+600 Mbps450 Mbps per radioUp to 450 Mbps
Data link protocolIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/acIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/acIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/acIEEE 802.11a/b/g/nIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
DFS supportYesYesYesYes (E band only)Yes (E band only)
Spread spectrum methodOFDM, DSSSOFDM, DSSSOFDM, DSSSOFDM, DSSSOFDM, DSSS
Remote management protocolSNMPv3, HTTP, HTTPSSNMPv3, HTTP, HTTPSSNMPv3, HTTP, HTTPSSNMP 1/2/3, HTTP, HTTPS, SSHSNMP 1/2/3, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH
Network/transport protocolDHCP, BonjourDHCP, BonjourDHCP, BonjourDHCP, BonjourDHCP, Bonjour
Number of radios22221
Frequency band2.4 GHz and 5 GHz2.4 GHz and 5 GHz2.4 GHz and 5 GHz2.4 GHz and 5 GHz2.4 GHz or 5 GHz
MIMO4x4 MU-MIMO (5 GHz); 3x3 MIMO (2.4 GHz)3x3:3 for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz3x3:3 for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz3x33x3
Maximum active WLAN clients64 per radio64 per radio64 per radio64 per radio64 per radio
APs supported per cluster1616161616
Status indicatorsOne LED: Power, WLAN, LANOne LED: Power, WLAN, LANOne LED: Power, WLAN, LANPower, WLAN, LANPower, WLAN, LAN
FeaturesDHCP support, load balancing, VLAN support, syslog support, email alerts, IPv6 support, Wireless Distribution System (WDS) support, firmware upgradable, wall mountable, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) support, Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support, access control list (ACL) support, quality of service (QoS), RADIUS support, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), multiple SSID support, wireless bridge mode, IPv4 support, rogue access point detection, captive portal, RF spectrum analysis, Single Point SetupDHCP support, load balancing, VLAN support, syslog support, email alerts, IPv6 support, Wireless Distribution System (WDS) support, firmware upgradable, wall mountable, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) support, Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support, access control list (ACL) support, quality of service (QoS), RADIUS support, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), multiple SSID support, wireless bridge mode, IPv4 support, rogue access point detection, captive portal, RF spectrum analysis, Single Point SetupDHCP support, load balancing, VLAN support, syslog support, email alerts, IPv6 support, Wireless Distribution System (WDS) support, firmware upgradable, wall mountable, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) support, Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support, access control list (ACL) support, quality of service (QoS), RADIUS support, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), multiple SSID support, wireless bridge mode, IPv4 support, rogue access point detection, captive portal, RF spectrum analysis, Single Point SetupDHCP support, load balancing, VLAN support, syslog support, email alerts, IPv6 support, Wireless Distribution System (WDS) support, firmware upgradable, wall mountable, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) support, Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support, access control list (ACL) support, quality of service (QoS), RADIUS support, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), Multiple SSID support, wireless bridge mode, IPv4 support, rogue AP detection, Single Point SetupDHCP support, load balancing, VLAN support, Syslog support, emails alert, IPv6 support, Wireless Distribution System (WDS) support, firmware upgradable, wall mountable, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) support, Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support, access control list (ACL) support, quality of service (QoS), RADIUS support, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), Multiple SSID support, wireless bridge mode, IPv4 support, rogue AP detection, Single Point Setup
Roaming802.11r (when supported by driver)802.11r (when supported by driver)802.11r (when supported by driver)802.11r (when supported by driver)802.11r (when supported by driver)
Encryption algorithmWPA, WPA2WPA, WPA2WPA, WPA2WPA, WPA2WPA, WPA2
Authentication methodRADIUS, Radio Service Set ID (SSID)RADIUS, Radio Service Set ID (SSID)RADIUS, Radio Service Set ID (SSID)RADIUS, Radio Service Set ID (SSID)RADIUS, Radio Service Set ID (SSID)
Compliant standardsIEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.11d, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.11i, IEEE 802.11e, IEEE 802.11n, Wi-Fi Protected SetupIEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.11d, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.11i, IEEE 802.11e, IEEE 802.11n, Wi-Fi Protected SetupIEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.11d, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.11i, IEEE 802.11e, IEEE 802.11n, Wi-Fi Protected SetupIEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.11d, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.11i, IEEE 802.11e, IEEE 802.11n, Wi-Fi Protected SetupIEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.11d, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.11i, IEEE 802.11e, IEEE 802.11n, Wi-Fi Protected Setup

Antenna

TypeInternal integratedInternal integratedInternal integratedInternal integratedInternal integrated
Antennas444105
DirectivityDipole antennasDipole antennasDipole antennasDipole antennasDipole antennas
Gain level3.61 dBi on 2.4 GHz; 6.23 dBi on 5 GHz1.99 dBi maximum on 2.4 GHz; 1.28 dBi max on 5 GHz2.98 dBi maximum on 2.4 GHz; 3.55 dBi max on 5 GHz3.7-5.0 dBi3.7-5.0 dBi

Expansion/Connectivity

Interfaces2 x network/power: 1 x Ethernet 10BASE-T/1000BASE-TX RJ-45; 1 x Ethernet 2.5G (multigigabit)2 x network/power: Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX RJ-452 x network/power: Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX RJ-451 x network/power: Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T RJ-451 x network/power: Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T RJ-45

Miscellaneous

Cables included1 x network cable1 x network cable1 x network cable1 x network cable1 x network cable
Mounting kitIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Compliant standardsSafety: ● UL 60950-1 ● CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 ● IEC 60950-1 ● EN 60950-1 Radio approvals: ● FCC Part 15.247, 15.407 ● RSS-210 (Canada) ● EN 300.328, EN 301.893 (Europe) ● AS/NZS 4268.2003 (Australia and New Zealand) EMI and susceptibility (Class B): ● FCC Part 15.107 and 15.109 ● ICES-003 (Canada) ● EN 301.489-1 and -17 (Europe)Safety: ● UL 60950-1 ● CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 ● IEC 60950-1 ● EN 60950-1 Radio approvals: ● FCC Part 15.247, 15.407 ● RSS-210 (Canada) ● EN 300.328, EN 301.893 (Europe) ● AS/NZS 4268.2003 (Australia and New Zealand) EMI and susceptibility (Class B): ● FCC Part 15.107 and 15.109 ● ICES-003 (Canada) ● EN 301.489-1 and -17 (Europe)Safety: ● UL 60950-1 ● CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 ● IEC 60950-1 ● EN 60950-1 Radio approvals: ● FCC Part 15.247, 15.407 ● RSS-210 (Canada) ● EN 300.328, EN 301.893 (Europe) ● AS/NZS 4268.2003 (Australia and New Zealand) EMI and susceptibility (Class B): ● FCC Part 15.107 and 15.109 ● ICES-003 (Canada) ● EN 301.489-1 and -17 (Europe)Safety: ● UL 60950-1 ● CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 ● IEC 60950-1 ● EN 60950-1 Radio approvals: ● FCC Part 15.247, 15.407 ● RSS-210 (Canada) ● EN 300.328, EN 301.893 (Europe) ● AS/NZS 4268.2003 (Australia and New Zealand) EMI and susceptibility (Class B): ● FCC Part 15.107 and 15.109 ● ICES-003 (Canada) ● EN 301.489-1 and -17 (Europe)Safety: ● UL 60950-1 ● CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 ● IEC 60950-1 ● EN 60950-1 Radio approvals: ● FCC Part 15.247, 15.407 ● RSS-210 (Canada) ● EN 300.328, EN 301.893 (Europe) ● AS/NZS 4268.2003 (Australia and New Zealand) EMI and susceptibility (Class B): ● FCC Part 15.107 and 15.109 ● ICES-003 (Canada) ● EN 301.489-1 and -17 (Europe)

Power

Power over Ethernet (PoE)802.3af/at802.3af/at802.3af/at802.3af802.3af
PowerPoE and AC (48V)PoEPoEPoEPoE
Voltage required48V----

Software and support

Operating systemLinuxLinuxLinuxLinuxLinux
Mean time between failures (MTBF)---127643.28192517.64
WarrantyLimited lifetime warrantyLimited lifetime warrantyLimited lifetime warrantyLimited lifetime warrantyLimited lifetime warranty
Support typeCisco Small Business Support CenterCisco Small Business Support CenterCisco Small Business Support CenterCisco Small Business Support CenterCisco Small Business Support Center
ServiceCisco Small Business Support ServiceCisco Small Business Support ServiceCisco Small Business Support ServiceCisco Small Business Support ServiceCisco Small Business Support Service

Environment

Minimum temperature32°F32°F32°F32°F32°F
Maximum temperature104°F104°F104°F104°F104°F
Humidity range10-85% (noncondensing)10-85% (noncondensing)10-85% (noncondensing)10-85% (noncondensing)10-85% (noncondensing)