Finding MIMO – Cisco’s 802.11N products are here!

by Carissa

Finding MIMO – Cisco’s 802.11N products are here!

by Carissa

by Carissa

Have a need for faster wireless access? Cisco is now offering 802.11n Access Points capable of speeds as fast as 300 Mbps over both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio frequencies. This is accomplished using MIMO (pronounced “mee-moh”) or Multiple Input, Multiple Output technology for enhanced reliability.

The following are highlights regarding the two current 802.11n Access Point models from Cisco.


 

Aironet 1140 Series

 

  • Indoor access point
  • Integrated 2.4 GHZ & 5 GHz antennas
  • Gigabit Ethernet connection required
  • Currently only available in LWAPP mode

    Aironet 1250 Series

  • Indoor Rugged access point
  • First enterprise-class access point to support IEEE 802.11n draft 2.0 standard
  • 3 RP-TNC external antenna connectors per frequency
  • Gigabit Ethernet connection required
  • Available in LWAPP or IOS mode


    With new technology comes new responsibility – and often new questions. Below are a few of those you may find yourself or your co-workers asking:What about my current Cisco wireless infrastructure?
    No need to worry about incompatibilities with your current WLAN the 802.11n APs from Cisco are fully backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g!Can I simply upgrade my current Cisco 1100/1200 Series AP to 802.11n?
    Unfortunately, current access points are not upgradeable to 802.11n.Will my current Cisco Wireless LAN Controller support 802.11n?
    Absolutely! We may need to install the latest WLC software, but 802.11n is supported!Could I build a wireless bridge using the Cisco 1250 AP?
    Yes, the 1250 can be configured for bridging in autonomous mode. This would provide a quick ROI when compared to monthly circuit costs.For those readers that enjoy geeking-out or just reading up on the technical specifications of new products, you’ll definitely want to take a look at the following: 802.11n: The Next Generation of Wireless PerformanceIf you think the new 802.11n speeds are for you, contact your Keller Schroeder Senior Account Manager to learn more or discuss the benefits of implementing 802.11n technology within your environment.

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