|Model||Cisco Aironet 1815W|
|Access Point Type||Indoor Access Point|
|Wi-Fi standards||802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wave2|
|Target deployment||Small or midsize enterprise|
|Number of radios||Dual (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)|
|Combined maximum data rate||1 Gbps|
|MIMO radio design: number of spatial streams||2x2:2 MU/SU-MIMO|
|Channel width||20 MHz (2.4 GHz); 20/40/80 MHz (5 GHz)|
|Maximum clients (Recommend)||40|
|Controller-less Access Point||Support (Mobility Express)|
|Ethernet support||Up to 3 x 1 GE|
|Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)||Yes|
|Beam forming||Transmit Beam Forming (TxBF)|
|RF interference avoidance||-|
|Rogue access point detection||Yes|
|Wireless Intrusion Protection System (wIPS)||-|
|Temperature range||0 to 40°C|
The Cisco® Aironet® 1815w Access Point (Figure 1) offers a compact, wall plate–mountable access point, ideal for hospitality, cruise ships, residential halls, or other multiple-dwelling-unit deployments.
Packing 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless standards support and Gigabit Ethernet wired connectivity into a sleek device, the 1815w is built to take full advantage of existing cabling infrastructure while blending into the visual footprint. This combination provides best-in-class performance while reducing total cost of ownership.
Features and Benefits
By adhering to the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard, the 1815w provides a data rate of up to 867 Mbps on its 5-GHz radio. This exceeds the data rates offered by access points that support the 802.11n standard. It also enables a total aggregate dual-radio data rate of up to 1 Gbps. This provides the necessary foundation for enterprise and service provider networks to stay ahead of the performance expectations and needs of their wireless users.
In recent years corporate users have increasingly preferred wireless access as their form of network connectivity, due to its convenience. With this shift, there is an expectation that wireless should not slow down users’ day-to-day activities, but should enable a high-performance experience while allowing users to move about freely. The 1815w delivers industry-leading performance with highly secure and reliable wireless connections that provide a robust, mobile end-user experience.
Multiuser (MU) multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) allows simultaneous data transmission to multiple 802.11ac Wave 2–capable clients to improve the client experience. Prior to MU-MIMO, 802.11n and 802.11ac Wave 1 access points could transmit data to only one client at a time. This was typically referred to as single-user MIMO (SU-MIMO).
Gigabit Ethernet ports
Three local Gigabit Ethernet ports are available to securely connect wired devices to the network. Traffic from wired devices can be tunneled back to a wireless LAN controller (for compatible controllers) or be locally switched by the access point. One of these Ethernet ports can also provide Power over Ethernet (PoE) out to power a device such as an IP phone or a security camera.
Cisco Mobility Express solution
Flexible deployment through the Cisco Mobility Express solution is ideal for small to medium-sized deployments that require 50 or fewer access points. Easy setup allows the 1815w to be deployed on networks without a physical controller.
Integrated Bluetooth 4.1
Integrated Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) 4.1 radio for location and asset tracking (future availability).
Increased Wireless Performance
The Aironet 1815w access point supports the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 standard for higher performance, greater access, and higher-density networks. With simultaneous dual radios and dual band with 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO functionality, this access point can handle the increasing number of high-bandwidth devices that will soon become a common part of the network.
The 1815w allows wired access via a single RJ-45 10/100/1000 auto detection port. It supports full operation modes using PoE 802.3af power. The 1815w comes with three local Gigabit Ethernet ports, one uplink Gigabit Ethernet port, and one passive pass-through RJ-45 port, allowing for a variety of connections.
This sleek access point with a small form factor is designed with flexible mounting options in mind. You can mount it directly on the wall or to numerous global wall junction standards. The access point is also easy to install.