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Internal Radio-1242

Hi everybody,

Can you please tell me whether Cisco 1242 Access Point is having Internal Antenna or i have to connect External Antenna?

How to determine whether the AP is having internal antenna or not and how to find the value of the Internal antenna?

Please help me

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Re: Internal Radio-1242

The 1130 and 1140 Wireless AP series have internal antenna.

Data Sheet - Cisco Aironet 1130G Series IEEE 802.11G Access Point

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps6087/product_data_sheet0900aecd806351fc.html

Data Sheet - Cisco Aironet 1140 Series Access Point

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps10092/datasheet_c78-502793.html

A detailed information about the 1130 antennae can be found here:

Cisco Aironet Antennas and Accessories Reference Guide

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps7183/ps469/product_data_sheet09186a008008883b.html

Note: The 1130/1140 share the same (roughly) antennae feature.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Internal Radio-1242

1242 does not have internal antennas and you must use external antennas.

http://cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/1240/quick/guide/ap1240qs.html#wp41161

-Scott
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Re: Internal Radio-1242

The 1130 and 1140 Wireless AP series have internal antenna.

Data Sheet - Cisco Aironet 1130G Series IEEE 802.11G Access Point

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps6087/product_data_sheet0900aecd806351fc.html

Data Sheet - Cisco Aironet 1140 Series Access Point

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps10092/datasheet_c78-502793.html

A detailed information about the 1130 antennae can be found here:

Cisco Aironet Antennas and Accessories Reference Guide

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps7183/ps469/product_data_sheet09186a008008883b.html

Note: The 1130/1140 share the same (roughly) antennae feature.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Internal Radio-1242

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Re: Internal Radio-1242

Thanks for the rating.

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Re: Internal Radio-1242

How can the 1140 series support MIMO with just one g antenna ?

Integrated Antenna • 2.4 GHz, Gain 4.0 dBi, horizontal beamwidth 360°

• 5 GHz, Gain 3 dBi, horizontal beamwidth 360°

Draft 802.11n Version 2.0 (and Related) Capabilities • 2x3 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) with two spatial streams

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps10092/datasheet_c78-502793.html

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Re: Internal Radio-1242

Hi Ahmed,

The Cisco Aironet 1140-series utilizes two 2x3:2 MIMO radios, with one operating in the 2.4GHz band, and the other in the 5GHz band. This means each radio has two transmit antennas, three receive antennas and it supports a maximum of two spatial streams. Similarly, a 3x3:2 radio would utilize three transmit antennas, three receive antennas and support a maximum of two spatial streams. In terms of performance, radio configurations of 2x3:2 and 3x3:2 will be equivalent as their maximum speeds are capped at 300Mbps given the number of spatial steams are identical.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/technology/1140/deployment/guide/1140dep.html#wp998651

Hope this helps!

Rob

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Re: Internal Radio-1242

ok ....

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but according to the data sheet, it says that this access point has ONE 2.4 Ghz antenna and ONE 5 Ghz antenna.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps10092/datasheet_c78-502793.html

Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: Internal Radio-1242

Hi Ahmed,

I think this is just a terminology issue my friend :) We have done much research on the 1140's due to the fact that we will likely end up deploying 600+ of these models in the next 2 years. The info I linked earlier regarding the Antennas is most correct. The Data sheet that you linked does not actually say ONE 2.4Ghz and ONE 5Ghz, it says;

"Integrated Antenna

• 2.4 GHz, Gain 4.0 dBi, horizontal beamwidth 360°

• 5 GHz, Gain 3 dBi, horizontal beamwidth 360°"

The word ONE is not mentioned here but , Cisco could have worded this much better for sure :)

The same doc also notes this;

"Draft 802.11n Version 2.0 (and Related) Capabilities

• 2x3 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) with two spatial streams"

Hope this helps!

Rob

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Re: Internal Radio-1242

True. I guess I went over board with the assumption.

Now, tell me something , 1142 and 1252 have same capabilites when 1252 is used with both antennas. (ofcourse in 1252 you can use the antenna of your choice).

Is it only then that the 1252 needs other powering options (PoE+) or enhanced POE for powering right ?

Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: Internal Radio-1242

Hey Ahmed,

No worries my friend! PoE is one of the major differences between the two models as you nicely noted. There are some other ones that are highlighted in these docs;

Cisco Aironet 1140 Series and 1250 Series Access Point

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps6973/ps8382/prod_qas0900aecd806b7c82_ps10092_Products_Q_and_A_Item.html

802.11n Wireless Technology Overview

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps6973/ps8382/prod_brochure0900aecd806b8a92_ps10092_Products_Brochure.html

Hope this helps!

Rob

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Re: Internal Radio-1242

Hi

About antennas

1.Can I put the high gain AIR-ANT24120 antennas on it or only the ones which are supported ?

2. Can I put 2 AIR-ANT1728 on the 1242 . what role would a non dipole antenna play if 2 antenna are connected.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Internal Radio-1242

Hi Ahmed,

1. You can use AIR-ANT24120 or you can use 3rd party products. If you do use 3rd party kit, Cisco has the right to waive the warranty or TAC/RMA benefits if Cisco deems that the problem or damage was caused by the 3rd party kits.

2. You can use AIR-ANT1728.

Hope this helps.

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