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AP1230AG vs AP1130AG

I have about 50 AP1200 series, and have been lately buying the AP1230AG. I've got to buy another 12 to go into dorm areas now, how do I choose between the AP1130AG and AP1230AG ?

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Re: AP1230AG vs AP1130AG

or AP1240 I guess. is there a performance diffence between the three? (1130, 1230, 1240?)

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Re: AP1230AG vs AP1130AG

The 1130 has an advantage the the A/B/G antennas are built-in. It's low profile and great for mounting just above a ceiling tile. They are not however as rugged as the 1200 series. They are made of plastic (But plenum rated) and require 802.3af power (Your older 6500 modules that suppoer Cisco power will provide power to the AP, but not enough to turn on the radios).

I've been going with the 1131's for office space and 1231 (Now 1242's) for garages, warehouses, and areas that may need something a little more sturdy.

The wattage of the radios is the same as far as I recall off hand. If you're using security features, it's nice not having to put external A and b/g antennas on a 1231/42 if you only intend to use b/g.

Re: AP1230AG vs AP1130AG

If you need antenna flexibility or AP robustness then the 1200 series are the way to go, otherwise 1130AG's are OK. One other point that I've been advised of; the 1230 series have less flash/RAM than the 1240's and may not be able to take future IOS versions (how far in the future I don't know though!)

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