Generally, Cisco Aironet 802.11n G2 access points include Cisco Aironet 3600, Aironet 2600, Aironet 1600 Series, Cisco Aironet 700w, 700 Series, and Cisco Aironet 600 Series OfficeExtend.
All Cisco Aironet 802.11n access points support:
•A limited lifetime hardware warranty
•5- or 10-unit Eco-Pack bundles with a single, easy-to-open carton that streamlines the staging and installation process and reduces packaging waste by 50 percent
Cisco has true enterprise-class RF technology designed to maximize 802.11n performance. Cisco technologies such as Cisco CleanAir Express, Cisco ClientLink 2.0, and Cisco VideoStream, plus optimized access point radios and antennas, improve performance regardless of where client devices are located.
The benefits of deploying Cisco Aironet access points with a Cisco Unified Wireless Network extend from investment protection and future-proofing to better scalability and reliability of the enterprise network.
Designed with rapidly evolving mobility needs in mind, Cisco offers several 802.11n-based access points for small and midsized networks. The Cisco Aironet 1600 Series is an entry-level access point with advanced features. With the Aironet 1600 Series, customers can modernize their network to handle today’s explosion of more clients, applications, and bandwidth demands. The Cisco Aironet 700 Series offers a compact dual-radio 802.11n access point ideal for value-minded customers.
Cisco Aironet 802.11n G2 Series Indoor Access Point Comparison
From Left to Right: Cisco 600 Series, 700W, 1600 Series, 2600 Series, and 3600 Series
Cisco Aironet 1600 Series: Enterprise Class
The Cisco Aironet 1600 Series is an entry-level, enterprise-class 802.11n-based access point designed to address the wireless connectivity needs of small and midsize enterprise networks.
•With at least six times the throughput of existing 802.11a/g networks, the 1600 Series offers the performance advantage of 802.11n enterprise-class performance with 3 x 3 MIMO technology with two spatial streams
• Cisco CleanAir Express for proactive spectrum intelligence to address RF interference problems
•Cisco ClientLink 2.0 for better downlink performance and range and longer battery life on mobile devices
•The 1600 Series includes standard 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE)
•The 1600i model has integrated antennas for typical office deployments
• The 1600e model is for RF-challenging indoor environments and requires external dual-band antennas.
Cisco Aironet 2600 Series: Mission-Critical
The Cisco Aironet 2600 Series Access Point is BYOD-optimized for connectivity to any client device. Second only to the Cisco Aironet 3600 Series in performance and features, the Cisco Aironet 2600 Series sets the new standard for enterprise wireless technology. This mission-critical access point delivers Cisco’s RF excellence features such as Cisco CleanAir and ClientLink 2.0 technology for any small, medium-sized, and large enterprise network.
•Delivers the most advanced features in its class, with great performance,functionality, and reliability at a great price
• Includes 802.11n-based 3 x 4 MIMO with three spatial streams
• Includes Cisco CleanAir, ClientLink 2.0, and VideoStream technologies to help ensure an interference-free, high-speed wireless application experience
•Supports standard 802.3af PoE
•The 2600i model has integrated antennas for typical office deployments
•The 2600e model is for RF challenging indoor environments and requires external dual-band antennas.
Cisco Aironet 3600 Series: Best in Class
The Cisco Aironet 3600 Series Access Point delivers the highest level of 802.11n performance. It is the industry’s first and only 802.11n 4 x 4 MIMO access point with three spatial streams. It offers an expansion capability for emerging technologies such as 802.11ac or advanced services such as a Wireless Security Module or Cisco’s 3G Small Cell Module. The 3600 Series offers better 802.11n coverage and security in dense-client networks that support applications such as HD video streaming.
• The Cisco Aironet 3600 Series Access Point also supports Cisco ClientLink 2.0, which optimizes performance for tablets, smartphones, and laptops. Supports standard 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches the 3600i model features integrated antennas for typical office deployments.
•The 3600e model is for challenging indoor RF environments and supports external dual-band antennas.
Cisco Aironet 802.11n G2 Series Indoor Access Point Comparison, Details & Features
|Cisco Aironet 802.11n G2 Series Indoor Access Points||600 Series||700W Series||1600 Series||2600 Series||3600 Series|
|Wi-Fi standards||802.11a/b/g/n||802.11 a/b/g/n||802.11a/b/g/n||802.11a/b/g/n||802.11a/b/g/n/ac|
|Ideal for||Remote worker||Hospitality, university residence halls||Small or midsize enterprises, midmarket||Small, midsize, large enterprises and mid-market||Midsize or large enterprises|
|Site type||Home||Multidwelling units||Indoor office, small warehouse||Indoor office, medium-sized warehouse||Large office, midsize or large warehouse|
|Application performance profile||Consumer data
|In-room wired and wireless access device,
designed to be mounted on wall junction boxes
|Any Device/BYOD optimized
RF interference mitigation
|High client density
WSM (Wireless Security Module)
or 3G Small Cell
Or 802.11ac Wave 2* Module
|Number of radios||Dual (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz)||Dual (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz)||Dual (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz)||Dual (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz)||Tri Radios
2.4GHz for 802.11g/n
5GHz for 802.11a/n
5GHz 802.11ac Module for 802.11a/n/ac
|Max data rate||300 Mbps||300 Mbps||300 Mbps||450 Mbps||1.3 Gbps (with 802.11ac module)|
|MIMO radio design: spatial streams||2 x 3:2||2 x 2:2||3 x 3:2||3 x 4:3||802.11n: 4 x 4:3
802.11ac: 3 x 3:3
|Client count/ClientLink client count||15
No ClientLink support
|100 wireless and 4 wired;
no ClientLink support
802.11ac Module: 50/7 (ECBF)
|Autonomous access point option||–||Yes*||Yes||Yes||Yes|
ECBF with 802.11ac clients
|Rogue access point detection||–||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Adaptive wireless intrusion protection system (wIPS)||–||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
(Integrated- antenna models only)
|Power||100 to 240 VAC,
|802.3at/af, AC adapter,
PoE out on one port
|802.3af, AC adapter||802.3af, AC adapter||802.11n: 802.3af, AC adapter
802.11ac*: Enhanced PoE,
802.3at or Universal PoE (UPOE)
|Temperature range||0 to 40°C||0 to 40°C||1600i: 0 to 40°C
1600e: -20 to 50°C
|2600i: 0 to 40°C
2600e: -20 to 55°C
|3600i: 0 to 40°C
3600e: -20 to 55°C
3600p: -20 to 55°C
3600p: External (US only)
|Limited lifetime warranty||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
*Planned for future support
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