Aironet 1231

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May 7th, 2008

The information is not clear to me. We have a couple of Cisco Wireless access point that we just bought. After running an EoS/EoL report using CiscoWorks, they show up on the list like "Cisco Aironet 1210 Access Point" as a device that has announce End of Sales. Why?? I thought we bought 1231's.

If I login to the device and execute show version, I get this information:

Product/Model Number: AIR-AP1231G-A-K9

but if I execute "show inventory", I get the following information:

NAME: "AP1210", DESCR: "Cisco Aironet 1200 Series Access Point"

PID: , VID: , SN: FTX0821J156.

So, do I have a 1231 Series? or do I have a 1210??? or what do I have???

I have this problem too.
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Sushil Kumar Katre Fri, 05/09/2008 - 20:48


I completely agree with what Rob stated.

Here's my version -

Basically 1200 AP was designed in a modular fasion, just like routers. You get the router chassis and then install modules like WIC, VWIC etc.

1200 APs were designed in a similar fasion - 1210 chassis and the radio modules - 802.11b, 802.11g or 802.11a.

So 1231G access point is provided to you as a bunde of the 1210 chassis and 802.11g module.

This is the reason why they share the same OID.

AIR-AP1210 - part number for the chassis.

AIR-MP21G-x-K9 - part number for G radio Module.

AIR-RM21A-x-K9/AIR-RM22A-x-K9 - part number for A radio module.

AIR-AP1231G-x-K9 - bundled part number for chassis and module.

Hope this clarifies.

-> Sushil


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