What’s Inside the Cisco Wireless Solution?

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What’s Inside the Cisco Wireless Solution? Cisco is dedicated to delivering the world’s most versatile and reliable wireless network. From access points to controllers to mobility development, location, and analytics, Cisco provides an industry-leading wireless solution, end to end. You get the tools required to achieve RF excellence and security, including:

  • High-throughput transmissions from the access network through the core
  • Subsecond failover for uninterrupted application availability and greater productivity
  • The ability to see and prioritize wireless application traffic so each app gets the resources it needs
  • Ruggedization for harsh environments, outdoor deployments, and the IoT
  • Unified wired and wireless management
  • Mobile app development platforms, location tracking, analytics, and more
Cisco Wireless Portfolio Overview
Cisco Aironet Access Points  

802.11ac Wave 2

802.11ac Wave 1



Outdoor and Rugged


WLAN Controllers*



Standalone Appliances

Integrated with Ethernet switches/WAN routers (Unified Access)

Virtual Hypervisor-based Controllers

Embedded in Access Points











Mobility Platforms/Tools



Cisco Radio Resource Management (RRM)

Cisco Mobility Express

Cisco Hyperlocation Solution

Cisco Mobility Services Engine (MSE)

Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX)

Cisco Enterprise Mobility Services Platform (EMSP)

Cisco Prime Infrastructure


Wireless Security



Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (wIPS)

• Wireless Security and Location Module (WSLM)

Identity Services Engine


*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.

Learn more: Benefits of Migrating to Latest Cisco Aironet Access Points
Main Cisco Wireless Products Overview

What’s inside the 802.11ac solution from Cisco? Read the popular 802.11ac products and main Cisco Wireless Products as follows.

Best in class 802.11ac Wave 2 access point

Learn more: Aironet 2800 vs. Aironet 3800 SERIES ACCESS POINTS
Low cost high performance-Cisco Wave 2 Aironet 1815 Series

  • Comprised of four separate low-cost, sleek APs
  • Minimizing total cost of ownership while delivering advanced features
  • Easy to deploy and manage with Cisco mobility express
  • Integrated Bluetooth low energy radio*

Ideal for small to medium sized indoor deployments

  1. Indoor: AIR-AP1815i-x-K9/K9C
  2. High power: AIR-AP1815m-x-K9/K9C
  3. Wall plate: AIR-AP1815w-x-K9/K9C
  4. Teleworker: AIR-AP1815t-x-K9
Low cost high performance-Cisco Wave 2 Aironet 1815 Series

Learn more: Which Aironet 1815 Model Is Right for You?
Cisco Aironet outdoor access points portfolio
Industry’s best 802.11ac outdoor access point series

Learn more: 802.11ac Wave 2 for the Outdoors
Cisco Aironet controller portfolio
Positioned to capture the 802.11ac Wave 2 transition

Learn more: Introduction to the Latest Cisco Wireless Controllers
Cisco Wireless Controller deployment mode compatibility comparison
Deployment modes
Mobility express Flex connect Centralized OfficeExtend
Cisco Aironet 1815/1830/1850 Series Access Points ● (1815t)
Cisco Aironet 2800/3800 Series Access Points
Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Outdoor Access Points *1
Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller
Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller
Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller
Cisco 8500 Series Wireless Controller

*1 Cisco Aironet 1560 Series are to be supported in future software release.

Mobility express Simplifying wireless deployments

WLAN express setup wizard

  • Simplified user interface
  • Over-The-Air no cable needed
  • Basic employee and a guest WLAN
  • Improved guest captive-portal

Cisco best practices ON by default

  • Internet only guest access controls
  • Application visibility
  • Clean air and intrusion detection
  • Band select
  • Radio resource management
  • Client profiling
  • Bonjour service directory
  • Best practice default settings

CMX cloud Native support for mobility express AND Meraki

*1 Cisco Aironet 3600/3700 Series are planned to support 11ac Wave2 via addition of a module.

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