Cisco Wireless Portfolio Overview & Comparison

Cisco’s Wireless LAN Solution was widely provided for the business and organizations, such as from access points to controllers to mobility development, location, and analytics.

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In the following part we will share the Cisco’s amazing wireless solutions: the Cisco Wireless Portfolio.

Cisco Wireless Portfolio Overview

Cisco Aironet 802.11ac Wave

2 access point

 

• Aironet 3800 Series access points for best-in-class deployments

• Aironet 2800 Series access points for mission-critical deployments

• Aironet 1850 and 1830 Series access points for small to medium-sized deployments

• Aironet 1810w Series access points for deployments in multidwelling buildings

• Aironet 1810 Series OfficeExtend access points for remote office deployments

• Aironet 1560 Series access points for outdoor deployments

• Cisco Meraki cloud-managed access points for fast deployment and simplified administration

 

WLAN controllers*

 

• Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller, optimized for 802.11ac networks and ideal for large deployments

• Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller, optimized for 802.11ac networks and ideal for medium-sized deployments

• Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller for small and medium-sized deployments

• Cisco Mobility Express, a virtual controller embedded in Aironet access points, ideal for small to medium-sized businesses

• Controller modules, available in Cisco Catalyst 3650 and 3850 Series Switches and in Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches

Wireless platforms,  security, and

management tools

• Cisco Mobility Services Engine (MSE) allows you to deploy

location-based mobile services, strengthen security, and increase visibility into the network

• Cisco Enterprise Mobility Services Platform (EMSP)

helps you create and deploy context-aware experiences that engage

people on their mobile devices

• Cisco Prime Infrastructure enables IT departments to more effectively manage their networks and services

• Cisco Identity Services Engine simplifies the delivery of

consistent, highly secure access control across wired and wireless networks and remote VPN connections

• Cisco Adaptive Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (wIPS) embeds complete wireless threat detection and mitigation into the wireless network infrastructure

• Cisco Hyperlocation Module with Advanced Security provides 1- to 3-meter location accuracy of associated Wi-Fi clients

* Cisco WLAN controllers can operate in multiple modes. They function as both a Bonjour and Chromecast gateway and support the 802.11r/k/u/v/w/ac standards.

 

Cisco Wireless Solutions for Business and Organizations

Cisco wireless solution

 

• Cisco 802.11ac increases speed, capacity, and reliability to support business-critical applications.

• Cisco Mobility Express delivers enterprise-class wireless to small and medium-sized businesses.

• Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences helps you understand and engage with customers to make better business decisions.

• Cisco Unified Access offers a converged wired and wireless network that is simple, smart, and highly secure.

• BYOD gives employees the freedom to work the way they want while reducing IT complexity.

Cisco

wireless for

businesses and

organizations

 

• Retail: Grow your revenues with highly relevant content, and interact with customers in entirely new ways.

• Hospitality: Provide a next-generation travel experience for today’s digitally savvy guests.

• Education: Give students the freedom to learn anywhere, anytime, and with any device.

• Healthcare: Connect caregivers and staff to the medical information they need, when they need it.

 

Compare Cisco Wireless APs: Indoor 802.11ac Wave 2 AP

Cisco Aironet 802.11ac G2 Series Indoor Access Points 1810w Series 1810OEAP Series 1830 Series

1850 Series

2800 Series 3800 Series
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Wave 2) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Wave 2) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Wave 2) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Wave 2) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Wave 2) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Wave 2)
Targeted deployment size Multi-dwelling units Teleworkers or micro-branches Small or midsize enterprises Small and midsize enterprises Midsize to large enterprises that require advanced features Midsize to large enterprises that require mission-critical traffic
Modularity support No No No No No Yes
Number of radios Dual (2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz) Dual (2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz) Dual (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz) Dual (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz) Dual (XOR and 5 GHz) Dual (XOR and 5 GHz)
Combined data rate 1 Gbps 1 Gbps 1 Gbps 2 Gbps 5 Gbps 5 Gbps
MIMO radio design: number of spatial streams 2×2:2 MU/SU-MIMO 2×2:2 MU/SU-MIMO 3×3:2 MU/SU-MIMO 4 x 4:4 (SU-MIMO),
4 x 4:3 (MU-MIMO)
4×4:3 MU/SU-MIMO 4×4:3 MU/SU-MIMO
Channel width 2.4 GHz: 20 MHz 5 GHz: 20/40/80 MHz 2.4 GHz: 20 MHz 5 GHz: 20/40/80 MHz 2.4 GHz: 20 MHz 5 GHz: 20/40/80 MHz 2.4 GHz: 20 MHz 5 GHz: 20/40/80 MHz 2.4 GHz: 20 MHz 5 GHz: 20/40/80/160 MHz 2.4 GHz: 20 MHz 5 GHz: 20/40/80/160 MHz
Concurrent MU-MIMO users 2 2 2 3 3 3
Max client count 400 400 400 400 400 400
Max Client Count with Client Link enabled N/A N/A N/A N/A 256 256
Autonomous access point option With Mobility Express With Mobility Express With Mobility Express With Mobility Express With Mobility Express * With Mobility Express *
Ethernet support 1 x GbE uplink 3 x GbE downlink with 1 PoE out 1 x GbE uplink 3 x GbE downlink with 1 PoE out 1 x GE 2 x GE 1 x Multigigabit 1 x GE
USB port No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth low energy Integrated Integrated with USB dongle* with USB dongle* with USB dongle* with USB dongle*
Beam forming Transmit beamforming (Tx BF) Transmit beamforming (Tx BF) Transmit beamforming (TxBF) Transmit beamforming (TxBF) ClientLink 4.0 and transmit beamforming (TxBF) ClientLink 4.0 and transmit beamforming (TxBF)
RF interference avoidance Spectrum Analysis* Spectrum Analysis* Spectrum Analysis* Spectrum Analysis* CleanAir CleanAir
Video Stream Yes 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Wave 2) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Band Select Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rogue access point detection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adaptive wireless intrusion protection system (wIPS) Yes* 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Wave 2) Yes* Yes* Yes Yes
Office Extend Yes Yes Yes* Yes* Yes* Yes*
Flex Connect Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power AC/DC, 802.3at PoE+, Enhanced PoE
802.3af (full radio functionality, disabled PoE out)
AC/DC, 802.3at PoE+, Enhanced PoE
802.3af (full radio functionality, disabled PoE out)
AC/DC, 802.3at PoE+, Enhanced
PoE 802.3af (full radio functionality, disabled USB)
AC/DC, 802.3at PoE+, Enhanced PoE
802.3af (reduced capabilities USB and AUX port disabled, 1852e: 2.4GHz reduced to 3×4)
802.3at PoE+ AC/DC, 802.3at PoE+, Unversal PoE
Temperature range 0 to 40° C 0 to 40° C 0 to 40° C 1850i: 0 to 40° C
1850e: -20 to 50° C
2802i: 0 to 40° C
2802e: -20 to 50° C
3802i: 0 to 40° C
3802e: -20 to 50° C
3802p: -20 to 50° C
Antennas Internal only Internal only Internal only 1850i: Internal
1850e: External
2802i: Internal
2802e: External
3802i: Internal
3802e: External
3802p: External
Limited lifetime warranty Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

*Planned for future support

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