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2602 vs 1042 APs

We have 1042 APs through our head office. We have several 2602 APs spare. Would we gain anything by swapping them over, is there much of a difference for performance?

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Yes, performance wise 1042 is

Yes, performance wise 1042 is 2x2:2 (ie two tx & two rx antenna with 2 spatial stream support) & max you can get 300Mbps PHY rate.

On the other hand 2602 is 3x4:3 (ie 3 tx & 4 rx antenna with 3 spatial stream support) & max you can get 450Mbps PHY rate.

You can refer this for more details.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/wireless/buyers-guide.html#~indoor

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/wireless/aironet-1140-series/data_sheet_c78-609338.html

When replacing make sure your WLC has compatible software version for these AP (if you are running 7.4.121.0 or 7.6.130.0 that should be fine)

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/compatibility/matrix/compatibility-matrix.html

HTH

Rasika

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VIP Purple

Yes, performance wise 1042 is

Yes, performance wise 1042 is 2x2:2 (ie two tx & two rx antenna with 2 spatial stream support) & max you can get 300Mbps PHY rate.

On the other hand 2602 is 3x4:3 (ie 3 tx & 4 rx antenna with 3 spatial stream support) & max you can get 450Mbps PHY rate.

You can refer this for more details.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/wireless/buyers-guide.html#~indoor

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/wireless/aironet-1140-series/data_sheet_c78-609338.html

When replacing make sure your WLC has compatible software version for these AP (if you are running 7.4.121.0 or 7.6.130.0 that should be fine)

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/compatibility/matrix/compatibility-matrix.html

HTH

Rasika

**** Pls rate all useful responses ****

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