We bought two Cisco Aironet 1252 AP.
To my horror, the AP doesnt ship with a power supply cable by default! ....Cisco expects people to have PoE switches, WOW!
Then by default the AP ships with two radio modules, which requires 18.5W power. A normal Catalyst can max provide 15.4W, so by default AP will keep warning of low power.
Solution - disable one radio module. Disabling from software cli didnt help, we we had to phycially break and separate the AP into two, removing the 5GHz module.
Isn't is STUPID not to ship a power adapter along the box?? how can there be a default expectation that people will have PoE switches..
There is no defautl external antenna with the AP which implies that the inbuilt antenna is strong enough to provide some level of decent signal. But in reality the signal really sucks. It doesnt even connect between two rooms.
We tried to connect an external antenna from an older Cisco 1250 series AP, though the antenna fits it, it doesnt make different to the signal.
Question to the forum:
Is the signal problem faced by everyone without an external antenna? Is it mandatory to get external antenna or this dumb thing can be made to work with the default shipped equipment? I have a PoE switch luckliy to pwer it on, i already have removed the 5Ghz module to keep the power level sufficient. I have played around with the config, changing the power level to max etc, no respite.
CCIE#19804 (SP, Sec)