Cisco Aironet AIR-AP1815M-D-K9 Access Point

Cisco Aironet 1815M Series , Reg Domain D

Category : Wireless
Brand : Cisco
Model : AIR-AP1815M-D-K9


Ideal for networks in dense buildings, the Cisco Aironet® 1815m Access Point brings a higher power option and full slate of Cisco® high-performance functions to the enterprise environment.

Product overview

With more transmit power than the other access points in its family, the Cisco Aironet 1815m supports a larger coverage area with fewer access points. In addition, the 1815m delivers industry-leading wireless performance with support for the latest Wi-Fi standard, the IEEE’s new 802.11ac Wave 2 standard. The 1815m extends support to a new generation of Wi-Fi clients, such as smartphones, tablets, and high-performance laptops that have integrated 802.11ac Wave 1 or Wave 2 support.

With the increased coverage area, 802.11ac Wave 2 support, and the functions and features of an enterprise-level access point, the 1815m fully meets the growing requirements of wireless networks by delivering a better user experience (Figure 1).

Features and benefits

By adhering to the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard, the 1815m provides a data rate of up to 867 Mbps on the 5-GHz radio. This rate 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, allowing for 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 the form of network connectivity because of its convenience. With this shift, there is an expectation that wireless should not slow down users’ day-to-day work, but should enable a high-performance experience. The 1815m delivers industry-leading performance with highly secure and reliable wireless connections, providing a robust mobility end-user experience.

With the 1815m, you can secure remote workers or the micro-office. Any Cisco Aironet or Catalyst access point can function as an Office Extend Access Point (OEAP). With an OEAP, an employee at home or in a temporary micro-office will have access to the corporate SSID and the corporate network without the need to set up a VPN or have any advanced technical know-how.

Cisco User Defined Network, a feature available in Cisco DNA Center, allows IT to give end users control of their very own wireless network partition on a shared network. End users can then remotely and securely deploy their devices on this network. Perfect for university dormitories or extended hospital stays, Cisco User Defined Network grants both device security and control, allowing each user to choose who can connect to their network. (Available second half of calendar year 2020.)

The Wi-Fi 6 readiness dashboard is a new dashboard in the Assurance menu of Cisco DNA Center. It will look through the inventory of all devices on the network and verify device, software, and client compatibility with the new Wi-Fi 6 standard. After upgrading, advanced wireless analytics will indicate performance and capacity gains as a result of the Wi-Fi 6 deployment. This is an incredible tool that will help your team define where and how the wireless network should be upgraded. It will also give you insights into the access point distribution by protocol (802.11 ac/n/abg), wireless airtime efficiency by protocol, and granular performance metrics.

Higher Tx power : With more than 3 dB (twice the transmit power) than the 1815i, the 1815m can penetrate walls and doors, making it ideal for deployment in hotels, dorm rooms, or other dense building locations.

MU-MIMO : Multiuser (MU) Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) allows simultaneous data transmission of data 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 transmission was typically referred to as Single-User MIMO (SU-MIMO).

Cisco Mobility Express Solution : Flexible deployment mode through the Mobility Express Solution is ideal for small to medium-sized deployments that require 50 or fewer access points. Easy setup allows deployment of the 1815m on networks without a physical controller.

Integrated Bluetooth 4.1 : Integrated Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) 4.1 radio will be used for location and asset tracking (future availability).

Prominent feature, differentiator, and capability

Increased wireless performance: The Aironet® 1815m 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 functions, this access point can handle the increasing number of high-bandwidth devices that will soon become a common part of the network.

Wired access: The 1815m allows wired access through a single RJ-45 10/100/1000 autodetection port. It supports full operation modes using Power over Ethernet (PoE) 802.3af power.

Mounting: These sleek access points with a small form factor are designed with flexible mounting options in mind, with support for placement on either ceilings or walls.

Product specifications

  • Authentication and security
    • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3), WPA2, WPA
    • 802.1X, RADIUS Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
    • 802.11r
    • 802.11i
  • Software
    • Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software with AireOS Wireless Controllers Release 8.5.103/85CCO or later
    • Cisco Mobility Express
  • Supported WLAN controllers
    • Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controllers, Cisco 3500 Series Wireless Controllers, Cisco Wireless Controller Module for ISR G2, Cisco Wireless Services Module 2 (WiSM2) for Catalyst ® 6500 Series Switches, Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controllers, Cisco Flex ® 7500 Series Wireless Controllers, Cisco 8500 Series Wireless Controllers, Cisco 9800 series Wireless Controllers
    • Cisco Mobility Express
  • Maximum clients
    • Maximum number of associated wireless clients: 200 per Wi-Fi radio, in total 400 clients per access point
  • 802.11ac
    • 2 x 2 single-user/multiuser MIMO with two spatial streams
    • Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC)
    • 20-, 40-, and 80-MHz channels
    • PHY data rates up to 866.7 Mbps (80 MHz on 5 GHz)
    • Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (Tx/Rx), A-MSDU (Rx)
    • 802.11 Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
    • Cyclic Shift Diversity (CSD) support
  • Ethernet ports
    • Authentication with 802.1X or MAC filtered
    • Dynamic VLAN or per port
    • Traffic locally switched or tunneled back to wireless LAN controller
  • Bluetooth (future availability)
    • Integrated Bluetooth 4.1 (including BLE) radio
    • Maximum transmit power: 4 dBm
    • Antenna gain: 2 dBi
  • Maximum number of non-overlapping channels
    • D (D regulatory domain):
    • 2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
    • 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
    • 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels
    • Note: This varies by regulatory domain. Refer to the product documentation for specific details for each regulatory domain.
  • Available transmit power settings
    • 2.4 GHz
      • 27 dBm (500 mW)
      • 24 dBm (250 mW)
      • 21 dBm (125 mW)
      • 18 dBm (63 mW)
      • 15 dBm (32 mW)
      • 12 dBm (16 mW)
      • 9 dBm (8 mW)
      • 6 dBm (4 mW)
    • 5 GHz
      • 24 dBm (250 mW)
      • 21 dBm (125 mW)
      • 18 dBm (63 mW)
      • 15 dBm (32 mW)
      • 12 dBm (16 mW)
      • 9 dBm (8 mW)
      • 6 dBm (4 mW)
      • 3 dBm (2 mW)
    • Note: The maximum power setting will vary by channel and according to individual country regulations. Refer to the product documentation for specific details.
  • Integrated antennas
    • 2.4 GHz, gain 2 dBi
    • 5 GHz, gain 4 dBi
  • Interfaces
    • 1 x 10/100/1000BASE-T autosensing (RJ-45), Power over Ethernet (PoE)
    • Management console port (RJ-45)
  • Indicators
    • Status LED indicates boot loader status, association status, operating status, boot loader warnings, and boot loader errors
  • Dimensions (W x L x H)
    • Access point (without mounting bracket): 6 x 6 x 1.3 in. (150.8 x 150.8 x 33mm)
  • Weight
    • Access point without mounting bracket or any other accessories: 1.01 lb (460 grams)
  • Environmental
    • Operating
      • Temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
      • Humidity: 10% to 90% (noncondensing)
      • Max. altitude: 9,843 ft (3,000m) @ 40’C
    • Nonoperating (storage and transportation)
      • Temperature: –22° to 158°F (–30° to 70°C)
      • Humidity: 10% to 90% (noncondensing)
      • Max. altitude: 15,000 ft (4,500m) @ 25’C
  • System
    • 1-GB DRAM
    • 256-MB flash memory
    • 710-MHz quad-core
  • Input power requirements
    • 802.3af or 802.3at power
  • Powering options
    • 802.3af/at Ethernet switch
    • Optional Cisco power injectors (AIR-PWRINJ5=, AIR-PWRINJ6=)
  • Power draw
    • Max power draw is 13.9W with 100 meters Category 5 cable
  • Physical security
    • Torx security screw, included with the access point
  • Mounting
    • Included with the access point: mounting bracket AIR-AP-BRACKET-8
  • Accessories
    • Mounting bracket: AIR-AP-BRACKET-8= (available as spare)
    • Physical security kit: AIR-SEC-50= (sold separately), with 50 pcs. security screws used to secure the access point onto wall-mounting bracket, 50 pcs. RJ-45 caps and 2 pcs. unlock keys used to block physical access to Ethernet ports
  • Warranty
    • Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty