Cisco Aironet 2600 Series Access Point

The new Cisco® Aironet® 2600 Series Access Point delivers the most advanced features in its class – with great performance, functionality, and reliability at a great price. The 802.11n based Aironet 2600 Series includes 3×4 MIMO, with three spatial streams, plus Cisco CleanAir™, ClientLink 2.0™, and VideoStream technologies, to help ensure an interference-free, high-speed wireless application experience. Second only to the Cisco Aironet 3600 Series in performance and features, the Aironet 2600 Series sets the new standard for enterprise wireless technology.

Designed with rapidly evolving mobility needs in mind, the Aironet 2600 Series access point is packed with more Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)-enhancing functionality than any other access point at its price point. The new Cisco Aironet 2600 Series sustains reliable connections at higher speeds farther from the access point than competing solutions resulting in more availability of 450-Mbps data rates. Optimized for consumer devices, the Aironet 2600 Series accelerates client connections and consumes less mobile device battery power than competing solutions.

  • RF Excellence
  • Based on 802.11n with 3 x 4 MIMO technology with three spatial streams to sustain 450 Mbps rates over a greater range for more capacity and reliability than competing access points
  • Cisco ClientLink 2.0 technology for better downlink performance and range for all mobile devices and better battery life on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets
  • Cisco CleanAir technology for proactive, intelligent spectrum intelligence to combat performance problems due to RF interference
  • Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty, including 10-day advance hardware replacement
  • Both controller based and standalone version available.
Item Specification
Part Numbers The Cisco Aironet 2600i Access Point: Indoor environments with internal antennas

• AIR-CAP2602I-x-K9: Dual-band controller-based 802.11a/g/n

• AIR-CAP2602I-xK910: Eco-pack (dual-band 802.11a/g/n) 10 quantity access points

• AIR-SAP2602I-x-K9: Dual-band autonomous 802.11a/g/n

• AIR-SAP2602I-x-K95: Eco-pack (dual-band 802.11a/g/n) 5 quantity access points

The Cisco Aironet 2600e Access Point: Indoor, challenging environments with external antennas

• AIR-CAP2602E-x-K9: Dual-band controller-based 802.11a/g/n

• AIR-CAP2602E-xK910: Eco-pack (dual-band 802.11a/g/n) 10 quantity access points

• AIR-SAP2602E-x-K9: Dual-band autonomous 802.11a/g/n

• AIR-SAP2602E-x-K95: Eco-pack (dual-band 802.11a/g/n) 5 quantity access points

Cisco SMARTnet® Service for the Cisco Aironet 2600i Access Point with internal and External antennas

• CON-SNT-y – SMARTnet 8x5xNBD 2600i/e access point (dual-band 802.11 a/g/n)

(e.g. CON-SNT-C262IE for AP2600 internal antenna for E Domain)

Cisco Wireless LAN Services

• AS-WLAN-CNSLT – Cisco Wireless LAN Network Planning and Design Service

• AS-WLAN-CNSLT – Cisco Wireless LAN 802.11n Migration Service

• AS-WLAN-CNSLT – Cisco Wireless LAN Performance and Security Assessment Service

Regulatory Domains: (x = regulatory domain)

Customers are responsible for verifying approval for use in their individual countries. To verify approval and to identify the regulatory domain that corresponds to a particular country, visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/aironet/compliance.

Not all regulatory domains have been approved. As they are approved, the part numbers will be available on the Global Price List.

Software Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 7.2.110 or later.
Supported Wireless LAN Controllers • Cisco 2500 Series, Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module (WLCM) on Cisco Services Ready Engine (SRE) for Integrated Services Router Generation 2 (ISR G2), Cisco Wireless Services Module 2 (WiSM2), Cisco 5500 Series, Cisco Flex 7500 Series
802.11n Version 2.0 (and Related) Capabilities • 3×4 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) with three spatial streams

• Maximal ratio combining (MRC)

• 802.11n and 802.11a/g beamforming

• 20- and 40-MHz channels

• PHY data rates up to 450 Mbps (40-MHz with 5 GHz)

• Packet aggregation: Aggregated MAC Protocol Data Unit (A-MPDU) (Tx/Rx), Aggregated MAC Protocol Service Unit (A-MSDU) (Tx/Rx)

• 802.11 dynamic frequency selection (DFS)

• Cyclic shift diversity (CSD) support

Data Rates Supported 802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 Mbps
802.11bg: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 Mbps
802.11n data rates (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz):
MCS Index GI = 800ns GI = 400ns
20-MHz Rate (Mbps) 40-MHz Rate (Mbps) 20-MHz Rate (Mbps) 40-MHz Rate (Mbps)
0 6.5 13.5 7.2 15
1 13 27 14.4 30
2 19.5 40.5 21.7 45
3 26 54 28.9 60
4 39 81 43.3 90
5 52 108 57.8 120
6 58.5 121.5 65 135
7 65 135 72.2 150
8 13 27 14.4 30
9 26 54 28.9 60
10 39 81 43.3 90
11 52 108 57.8 120
12 78 162 86.7 180
13 104 216 115.6 240
14 117 243 130 270
15 130 270 144.4 300
16 19.5 40.5 21.7 45
17 39 81 43.3 90
18 58.5 121.5 65 135
19 78 162 86.7 180
20 117 243 130 270
21 156 324 173.3 360
22 175.5 364.5 195 405
23 195 405 216.7 450
Frequency Band and 20-MHz Operating Channels A (A regulatory domain – FCC):

• 2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels

• 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels

• 5.500 to 5.700 GHz, 8 channels
(excludes 5.600 to 5.640 GHz)

• 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

C (C regulatory domain):

• 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels

• 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

E (E regulatory domain – ETSI):

• 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels

• 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels

• 5.500 to 5.700 GHz, 8 channels
(excludes 5.600 to 5.640 GHz)

I (I regulatory domain):

• 2.412 to 2.472 GHz, 13 channels

• 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels

K (K regulatory domain):

• 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels

• 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels

• 5.500 to 5.620 GHz, 7 channels

• 5.745 to 5.805 GHz, 4 channels

N (N regulatory domain – Non FCC):

• 2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels

• 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels

• 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

Q (Q regulatory domain):

• 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels

• 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels

• 5.500 to 5.700 GHz; 11 channels

R (R regulatory domain):

• 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels

• 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels

• 5,660 to 5,805 GHz, 7 channels

S regulatory domain):

• 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels

• 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels

• 5.500 to 5.700 GHz; 11 channels

• 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

T (T regulatory domain):

• 2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels

• 5.280 to 5.320 GHz; 3 channels

• 5.500 to 5.700 GHz, 8 channels
(excludes 5.600 to 5.640 GHz)

• 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

Z (Z regulatory domain):

• 2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels

• 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels

• 5.500 to 5.700 GHz, 8 channels
(excludes 5.600 to 5.640 GHz)

• 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

Note: Customers are responsible for verifying approval for use in their individual countries. To verify approval and to identify the regulatory domain that corresponds to a particular country, visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/aironet/compliance.
Maximum Number of Nonoverlapping Channels 2.4 GHz

• 802.11b/g:

– 20 MHz: 3

• 802.11n:

– 20 MHz: 3

5 GHz

– 802.11a:

– 20 MHz: 21

• 802.11n:

– 20 MHz: 21

– 40 MHz: 9

Note: This varies by regulatory domain. Refer to the product documentation for specific details for each regulatory domain.
Receive Sensitivity • 802.11b (CCK)

– -100 dBm @ 1 Mb/s

– -99 dBm @ 2 Mb/s

– -92 dBm @ 5.5 Mb/s

– -88 dBm @ 11 Mb/s

• 802.11g (non HT20)

– -91 dBm @ 6 Mb/s

– -91 dBm @ 9 Mb/s

– -91 dBm @ 12 Mb/s

– -90 dBm @ 18 Mb/s

– -87 dBm @ 24 Mb/s

– -85 dBm @ 36 Mb/s

– -80 dBm @ 48 Mb/s

– -78 dBm @ 54 Mb/s

• 802.11a (non HT20)

– -92 dBm @ 6 Mb/s

– -92 dBm @ 9 Mb/s

– -92 dBm @ 12 Mb/s

– -92 dBm @ 18 Mb/s

– -89 dBm @ 24 Mb/s

– -86 dBm @ 36 Mb/s

– -81 dBm @ 48 Mb/s

– -79 dBm @ 54 Mb/s

2.4-GHz

– 802.11n (HT20)

– -91 dBm @ MCS0

– -90 dBm @ MCS1

– -90 dBm @ MCS2

– -88 dBm @ MCS3

– -85 dBm @ MCS4

– -80 dBm @ MCS5

– -78 dBm @ MCS6

– -75 dBm @ MCS7

– -90 dBm @ MCS8

– -90 dBm @ MCS9

– -89 dBm @ MCS10

– -86 dBm @ MCS11

– -82 dBm @ MCS12

– -78 dBm @ MCS13

– -77 dBm @ MCS14

– -75 dBm @ MCS15

– -90 dBm @ MCS16

– -89 dBm @ MCS17

– -87 dBm @ MCS18

– -84 dBm @ MCS19

– -81 dBm @ MCS20

– -76 dBm @ MCS21

– -75 dBm @ MCS22

– -74 dBm @ MCS23

5-GHz

– 802.11n (HT20)

– -92 dBm @ MCS0

– -91 dBm @ MCS1

– -90 dBm @ MCS2

– -87 dBm @ MCS3

– -84 dBm @ MCS4

– -80 dBm @ MCS5

– -78 dBm @ MCS6

– -75 dBm @ MCS7

– -92 dBm @ MCS8

– -90 dBm @ MCS9

– -88 dBm @ MCS10

– -85 dBm @ MCS11

– -81 dBm @ MCS12

– -77 dBm @ MCS13

– -76 dBm @ MCS14

– -74 dBm @ MCS15

– -91 dBm @ MCS16

– -89 dBm @ MCS17

– -86 dBm @ MCS18

– -83 dBm @ MCS19

– -80 dBm @ MCS20

– -75 dBm @ MCS21

– -74 dBm @ MCS22

– – 73 dBm @ MCS23

5-GHz

– 802.11n (HT40)

– -89 dBm @ MCS0

– -88 dBm @ MCS1

– -87 dBm @ MCS2

– -84 dBm @ MCS3

– -81 dBm @ MCS4

– -76 dBm @ MCS5

– -74 dBm @ MCS6

– -73 dBm @ MCS7

– -89 dBm @ MCS8

– -87 dBm @ MCS9

– -85 dBm @ MCS10

– -81 dBm @ MCS11

– -78 dBm @ MCS12

– -74 dBm @ MCS13

– -72 dBm @ MCS14

– -71 dBm @ MCS15

– -88 dBm @ MCS16

– -85 dBm @ MCS17

– -83 dBm @ MCS18

– -79 dBm @ MCS19

– -76 dBm @ MCS20

– -72 dBm @ MCS21

– – 70 dBm @ MCS22

– -69 dBm @ MCS23

Maximum Transmit Power 2.4 GHz

• 802.11b

– 22 dBm: 3 Antennas

• 802.11g

– 22 dBm: 3 Antennas

• 802.11n (HT20)

– 22 dBm: 3 Antennas

5 GHz

• 802.11a

– 23 dBm: 4 Antennas

• 802.11n (HT20)

– 23 dBm: 4 Antennas

• 802.11n (HT40)

– 23 dBm: 4 Antennas

Note: The maximum power setting will vary by channel and according to individual country regulations. Refer to the product documentation for specific details.
Available Transmit Power Settings 2.4 GHz

• 22 dBm (160 mW)

• 19 dBm (80 mW)

• 16 dBm (40 mW)

• 13 dBm (20 mW)

• 10 dBm (10 mW)

• 7 dBm (5 mW)

• 4 dBm (2.5 mW)

5 GHz

• 23 dBm (200 mW)

• 20 dBm (100 mW)

• 17 dBm (50 mW)

• 14 dBm (25 mW)

• 11 dBm (12.5 mW)

• 8 dBm (6.25 mW)

• 5 dBm (3.13 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 Antenna • 2.4 GHz, Gain 4 dBi, internal omnidirectional, horizontal beamwidth 360°

• 5 GHz, Gain 4 dBi, internal omnidirectional, horizontal beamwidth 360°

External Antenna (SoldSeparately) • Certified for use with antenna gains up to 6 dBi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)

• Cisco offers the industry’s broadest selection of 802.11n antennas delivering optimal coverage for a variety of deployment scenarios

Interfaces – 10/100/1000BASE-T autosensing (RJ-45)

– Management console port (RJ-45)

Indicators • Status LED indicates boot loader status, association status, operating status, boot loader warnings, boot loader errors
Dimensions
(W x L x H)
– Access point (without mounting bracket): 8.69×8.69×2.11in. (22.1×22.1×5.4)
Weight • 2.3 lbs (1.04 kg) (2.7 lbs for external)
Environmental Cisco Aironet 2600i

– Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -22 to 158°F (-30 to 70°C)

– Nonoperating (storage) Altitude Test 25?C, 15,000 ft.

– Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

– Operating humidity: 10 to 90% percent (noncondensing)

– Operating Altitude Test: 40?C, 9843 ft.

Cisco Aironet 2600e

– Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -22 to 158°F (-30 to 70°C)

– Nonoperating (storage) Altitude Test: 25?C, 15,000 ft.

– Operating temperature: -4 to 131°F (-20 to 55°C)

– Operating humidity: 10 to 90 % (noncondensing)

– Operating Altitude Test: 40?C, 9843 ft.

System Memory • 256 MB DRAM

• 32 MB flash

Input Power Requirements • AP2600: 44 to 57 VDC

• Power Supply and Power Injector: 100 to 240 VAC; 50 to 60 Hz

Powering Options • 802.3af Ethernet Switch

• Cisco AP2600 Power Injectors (AIR-PWRINJ4=)

• Cisco AP2600 Local Power Supply (AIR-PWR-B=)

Power Draw – AP2600: 12.95W

Note: When deployed using Power over Ethernet (PoE), the power drawn from the power sourcing equipment will be higher by some amount depending on the length of the interconnecting cable. This additional power may be as high as 2.45W, bringing the total system power draw (access point + cabling) to 15.4W.

Warranty Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty
Compliance Standards – UL 60950-1

– CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1

– UL 2043

– IEC 60950-1

– EN 60950-1

– EN 50155

• Radio approvals:

– FCC Part 15.247, 15.407

– RSS-210 (Canada)

– EN 300.328, EN 301.893 (Europe)

– ARIB-STD 66 (Japan)

– ARIB-STD T71 (Japan)

– EMI and susceptibility (Class B)

– FCC Part 15.107 and 15.109

– ICES-003 (Canada)

– VCCI (Japan)

– EN 301.489-1 and -17 (Europe)

– EN 60601-1-2 EMC requirements for the Medical Directive 93/42/EEC

• IEEE Standard:

– IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11h, IEEE 802.11d

• Security:

– 802.11i, Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), WPA

– 802.1X

– Advanced Encryption Standards (AES), Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP)

• EAP Type(s):

– Extensible Authentication Protocol-Transport Layer Security (EAP-TLS)

– EAP-Tunneled TLS (TTLS) or Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol Version 2 (MSCHAPv2)

– Protected EAP (PEAP) v0 or EAP-MSCHAPv2

– Extensible Authentication Protocol-Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP-FAST)

– PEAPv1 or EAP-Generic Token Card (GTC)

– EAP-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM)

• Multimedia:

– Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM™)

• Other:

– FCC Bulletin OET-65C

– RSS-102

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