Wireless Deployment

Unanswered Question
Apr 28th, 2009

I want to build autonomous wireless N network with about 10 indoors AP and 3 Outdoors AP. I have Cisco 3560 PoE switchs. The network will have IP phones. Can you guide me to the right AP to buy.

I forgot to add that I need this deployment to be done ASAP. So much appreciated

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Leo Laohoo Tue, 04/28/2009 - 14:01

Try the following:

Cisco Product Advisor


For AP's that are geared up for 802.11N (Draft 2.0):

Data Sheet Cisco Aironet 1140 Series Access Point


Data Sheet Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Point Data Sheet


If you are going to choose the 1250, note that the Antennaes are optional. Here's some information regarding them.

Antenna Product Portfolio for Cisco Aironet 1250 Series Access Points


The AP1250, when operating with 2 radio modules on Autonomous IOS, requires a minimum of 18.5 watts (ePoE). So you'll need either a Power Injector or PoE switch that will support enhanced PoE such as the 3560-E or 3750-E.

802.11n Design and Deployment Guidelines


Hope this helps.

Rob Huffman Tue, 04/28/2009 - 15:09

Hey Leo,

Great post my friend! +5 points for this very detailed answer.



Leo Laohoo Tue, 04/28/2009 - 19:28

Hi Antonio,

Before you begin purchasing the necessary equipment, have you considered conducting a Wireless Site Survey?

With 10 Indoor AP's, would you consider for a Wireless LAN Controller? I'd recommend the WLC-4402-25.

Data Sheet Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers


afernandez0226 Wed, 04/29/2009 - 05:48

I am using AirMagne for the site survey. Right now I have not budge for the Wireless LAN Controller; so which model of indoor and outdoor AP can I use to build a Autonomous Wireless Network 802.11n with out using a Wireless LAN Controller.

Leo Laohoo Wed, 04/29/2009 - 16:49

Hi Antonio,

The AP's mentioned above are indoor AP's built for Draft N (2.0 Ratified). Unfortunately, the 1500/1520 and 1300 outdoor Meshed AP are only A/B/G only.

Data Sheets for the following:

Cisco Aironet 1524 Lightweight Outdoor Mesh Access Point


Cisco Aironet 1522 Lightweight Outdoor Mesh Access Point


Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Lightweight Outdoor Mesh Access Points


Cisco Aironet 1300 Series Outdoor Access Point/Bridge


Cisco Aironet 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Antennas and Accessories



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