Cisco Aironet 3800, the Newest Best-in-Class Access Point

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Cisco Aironet 3800, the newest best-in-class access point, addresses the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard and deliver innovations to help large-size enterprises succeed.

It makes your wireless network ready to meet today’s business needs, with the flexibility to adapt as your goals evolve.

Introducing new Wave 2 support for mission-critical networks

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For organizations paving the way for the new 802.11ac Wave 2 standard, the Cisco Aironet 3800 Series is the perfect solution. 

For large enterprise organizations that rely on Wi-Fi to engage with customers, the 3800 Series is a hands-off product that’s intelligent enough to make decisions based on end-device activities and usage. This automation allows you to devote time to other pressing matters, secure in the knowledge that your Wi-Fi network is performing to its utmost potential.

Features and Benefits of Cisco Aironet 3800 Series APs

Features and Benefits of Cisco Aironet 3800 Series APs

The Aironet 3800 Series extends 802.11ac speed and features to a new generation of smartphones, tablets, and high-performance laptops, providing a greater end-user experience. Whether your project involves wholesale changes to your current wireless network or upgrading your legacy Wi-Fi deployments (802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wave 1 deployments), the Aironet 3800 Series can handle the job.

The Aironet 3800 Series supports 802.11ac Wave 2, providing a theoretical connection rate of up to 5.2 Gbps—that’s roughly four times the rate offered by today’s high-end 802.11ac access points. The boost helps you stay ahead of the performance and bandwidth expectations of today’s mobile worker, who usually uses multiple Wi-Fi devices instead of just one. As such, users are adding proportionally larger traffic loads to the wireless LAN, which has outpaced Ethernet as the default enterprise access network.

More about the Specifications of Cisco Aironet 3800 APs you can read the full data sheet here:


Compare Indoor 802.11ac Wave 2 APs

Compare Indoor 802.11ac Wave 2 APs

Cisco Aironet 802.11ac G2 Series Indoor Access Points 1850 Series 2800 Series 3800 Series
Wi-Fi standards 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)
Ideal for Small and midsize enterprises Midsize to large enterprises that require advanced features Midsize to large enterprises that require mission-critical traffic
Site type Small, Midsize office, school or warehouse Midsize office, school, or warehouse Midsize to large warehouse, large office, school, or stadiums and aenas
Application performance profile 802.11ac migration High client density environments
Comprehensive security
802.11ac Wave 2 migration
High client density enviornments
HD voice and video
Comprehensive security
802.11ac Wave 2 migration
Future-proof modularity N/A Yes
Crowded areas      
Number of radios Dual (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz) Dual (XOR and 5 GHz) Dual (XOR and 5 GHz)
Max data rate 5GHz 1.7 Gbps    
MIMO radio design: spatial streams 4 x 4:4 (SU-MIMO),
4 x 4:3 (MU-MIMO)
4×4:3 MU/SU-MIMO 4×4:3 MU/SU-MIMO
Client count/ClientLink client count 200/- 400/256 400/256
Autonomous access point option With Mobility Express With Mobility Express * With Mobility Express *
Beam forming Transmit beam forming (TxBF) ClientLink 4.0 and transmit beam forming (TxBF) ClientLink 4.0 and transmit beam forming (TxBF)
CleanAir 2.0 Spectrum Analysis*    
VideoStream Yes Yes Yes
BandSelect Yes Yes Yes
Rogue access point detection Yes Yes Yes
Adaptive wireless intrusion protection system (wIPS) Yes Yes Yes
(Integrated- antenna models only)
Yes* Yes* Yes*
FlexConnect Yes* Yes Yes
Power 802.3at PoE+, Enhanced PoE 802.3af (1852i: full radio functionality, disabled AUX & USB, 1852e: 5Ghz full radio functionality, 2.4GHz radio shifts to 2×3, disabled AUX & USB) 802.3at PoE+ 802.3at PoE+, Unversal PoE
Temperature range 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 1850i: Internal
1850e: External
2802i: Internal
2802e: External
3802i: Internal
3802e: External
3802p: External
Limited lifetime warranty Yes Yes Yes

*Planned for future support



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