Data Sheet
Cisco Aironet 1260 Series Access Point
Performance and Flexibility for Challenging RF Environments
● Nine times faster than 802.11a/g networks
● ClientLink improves reliability and coverage for legacy clients
● BandSelect improves 5-GHz client connections in mixed client
environments
● VideoStream uses multicast to improve rich-media
applications
Rugged Metal Housing and Extended Operating Temperature
● Ideal for factories, warehouses, and other industrial
environments
● Supports external antennas for a variety of RF environments
and deployment scenarios
● UL 2043 plenum-rated for above ceiling installation options or
suspended from drop ceilings
®
®
Cisco Aironet 1260 Series wireless access points provide
reliable and predictable 802.11n wireless coverage for indoor
environments. These enterprise-class access points deliver
up to nine times the throughput of 802.11a/g networks for
rich-media applications. Designed specifically for challenging
environments, the 1260 Series supports external antennas
and a broad operating-temperature range.
RF Excellence
Easy Installation and Power Efficient
● 802.11n performance with existing PoE switches
● Sleek design blends into a variety of indoor environments
Easy-to-Install, Multipurpose Mounting Bracket
● Designed for easy replacement of existing access points
● Locks for theft protection
Simplified Network Management
● Controller-based
Secure Connections
● Supports rogue access point detection and denial-of-service
attacks
● Management frame protection detects malicious users and
alerts network administrators
Building on the Cisco Aironet heritage of RF excellence, the
1260 Series delivers industry-leading performance for secure
and reliable wireless connections. Enterprise-class silicon
and optimized radios deliver a robust mobility experience
using Cisco M-Drive technology, which includes:
●
ClientLink improves reliability and coverage for legacy
clients
●
Greater Network Capacity
● Dynamic frequency selection 2 (DFS-2) compliant
BandSelect improves 5-GHz client connections in
mixed client environments
●
VideoStream uses multicast to improve rich-media
applications
All of these features ensure the best possible end-user experience on the wireless network.
Cisco also offers the industry’s broadest selection of 802.11n antennas, delivering optimal coverage for a variety of
deployment scenarios.
The Cisco Aironet 1260 Series is a component of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, which can scale up to 18,000
access points with full Layer 3 mobility across central or remote locations on the enterprise campus, in branch
offices, and at remote sites. The Cisco Unified Wireless Network is the industry’s most flexible, resilient, and
scalable architecture, delivering secure access to mobility services and applications and offering the lowest total cost
of ownership and investment protection by integrating seamlessly with the existing wired network.
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Product Specifications
Table 1 lists the product specifications for Cisco Aironet 1260 Series Access Points.
Table 1.
Product Specifications for Cisco Aironet 1260 Series Access Points
Item
Part Numbers
Specification
Cisco Aironet 1260 Series Access Point
Controller-based access point
Indoor, challenging environments, with external antennas
● AIR-LAP1262N-x-K9 - Dual-band controller-based 802.11 a/g/n
● AIR-LAP1261N-x-K9 - Single-band controller-based 802.11 g/n (Available late 2010)
● AIR-LAP1262N-xK910 - Eco-pack (dual-band 802.11a/g/n) 10 quantity access points
SMARTnet Services
● CON-SNT-LAP1262x - SMARTnet 8x5xNBD 1260 Series access point (dual-band 802.11 a/g/n)
● CON-SNT-LAP1261x - SMARTnet 8x5xNBD 1260 Series access point (single-band 802.11 g/n)
● CON-SNT-LAP1262x - SMARTnet 8x5xNBD 10 quantity eco-pack 1260 Series access point (dual-band 802.11a/g/n)
Cisco Wireless LAN Services
● AS-WLAN-CNSLT - Cisco Wireless LAN Network Planning and Design Service
● AS-WLAN-CNSLT - Cisco Wireless LAN 802.11n Migration Service
● AS-WLAN-CNSLT - Cisco Wireless LAN Performance and Security Assessment Service
Regulatory domains: (x = regulatory domain)
Customers are responsible for verifying approval for use in their individual countries. To verify approval and to identify the
regulatory domain that corresponds to a particular country, please visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/aironet/compliance
Not all regulatory domains have been approved. As they are approved, the part numbers will be available on the Global
Price List.
Software
● Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 7.0 or later
802.11n Version 2.0
(and Related)
Capabilities
● 2x3 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) with two spatial streams
● Maximal ratio combining (MRC)
● Legacy beamforming
● 20- and 40-MHz channels
● PHY data rates up to 300 Mbps
● Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (Tx/Rx), A-MSDU (Tx/Rx)
● 802.11 dynamic frequency selection (DFS)
● Cyclic shift diversity (CSD) support
Data Rates Supported
802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 Mbps
802.11g: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 Mbps
802.11n data rates (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz):
1
MCS Index
2
GI = 800 ns
GI = 400 ns
20-MHz Rate (Mbps)
40-MHz Rate (Mbps)
20-MHz Rate (Mbps)
40-MHz Rate (Mbps)
0
6.5
13.5
7.2
15
1
13
27
14.4
30
2
19.5
40.5
21.7
45
3
26
54
28.9
60
4
39
81
43.3
90
5
52
108
57.8
120
6
58.5
121.5
65
135
7
65
135
72.2
150
1
MCS Index: The Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) index determines the number of spatial streams, the modulation, the
coding rate, and data rate values.
2
GI: A guard interval (GI) between symbols helps receivers overcome the effects of multipath delays.
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Item
Frequency Band and
20-MHz Operating
Channels
Specification
8
13
27
14.4
30
9
26
54
28.9
60
10
39
81
43.3
90
11
52
108
57.8
120
12
78
162
86.7
180
13
104
216
115.6
240
14
117
243
130
270
15
130
270
144.4
300
A (A Regulatory Domain):
● 2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
N (N Regulatory Domain):
● 2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
● 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
● 5.500 to 5.700 GHz, 8 channels
(excludes 5.600 to 5.640 GHz)
● 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels
● 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
● 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels
C (C Regulatory Domain):
● 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
● 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels
E (E Reg Domain):
● 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
● 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
● 5.500 to 5.700 GHz, 8 channels
(excludes 5.600 to 5.640 GHz)
I (I Regulatory Domain):
● 2.412 to 2.472 GHz, 13 channels
● 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
K (K Regulatory Domain):
● 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
Q (Q Regulatory Domain):
● 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
● 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
● 5.500 to 5.700 GHz; 11 channels
S (S Regulatory Domain):
● 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
● 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
● 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels
T (T Regulatory Domain):
● 2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
● 5.280 to 5.320 GHz; 3 channels
● 5.500 to 5.700 GHz, 11 channels
● 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels
● 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
● 5.500 to 5.620 GHz, 7 channels
● 5.745 to 5.805 GHz, 4 channels
Note: Customers are responsible for verifying approval for use in their individual countries. To verify approval and to identify the regulatory domain that
corresponds to a particular country, please visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/aironet/compliance.
Maximum Number of
Nonoverlapping
Channels
2.4 GHz
● 802.11b/g:
5 GHz
● 802.11a:
◦ 20 MHz: 3
● 802.11n:
◦
◦ 20 MHz: 21
● 802.11n:
20 MHz: 3
◦
20 MHz: 21
◦
40 MHz: 9
Note: This varies by regulatory domain. Refer to the product documentation for specific details for each regulatory domain.
Receive Sensitivity
802.11b (Complementary
Code Keying [CCK])
802.11g (non HT20)
802.11a (non HT20)
-92 dBm @ 6 Mb/s
-93 dBm @ 6 Mb/s
-101 dBm @ 1 Mb/s
-92 dBm @ 9 Mb/s
-93 dBm @ 9 Mb/s
-98 dBm @ 2 Mb/s
-92 dBm @ 12 Mb/s
-92 dBm @ 12 Mb/s
-92 dBm @ 5.5 Mb/s
-90 dBm @ 18 Mb/s
-90 dBm @ 18 Mb/s
-89 dBm @ 11 Mb/s
-86 dBm @ 24 Mb/s
-87 dBm @ 24 Mb/s
-84 dBm @ 36 Mb/s
-84 dBm @ 36 Mb/s
-79 dBm @ 48 Mb/s
-79 dBm @ 48 Mb/s
-78 dBm @ 54 Mb/s
-79 dBm @ 54 Mb/s
5-GHz
2.4-GHz
5-GHz
802.11n (HT20)
802.11n (HT20)
802.11n (HT40)
-92 dBm @ MCS0
-93 dBm @ MCS0
-91 dBm @ MCS0
-90 dBm @ MCS1
-91 dBm @ MCS1
-89 dBm @ MCS1
-88 dBm @ MCS2
-89 dBm @ MCS2
-87 dBm @ MCS2
-85 dBm @ MCS3
-86 dBm @ MCS3
-83 dBm @ MCS3
-82 dBm @ MCS4
-83 dBm @ MCS4
-80 dBm @ MCS4
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Item
Maximum Transmit
Power
Specification
-77 dBm @ MCS5
-78 dBm @ MCS5
-75 dBm @ MCS5
-76 dBm @ MCS6
-77 dBm @ MCS6
-74 dBm @ MCS6
-74 dBm @ MCS7
-75 dBm @ MCS7
-72 dBm @ MCS7
-92 dBm @ MCS8
-87 dBm @ MCS8
-86 dBm @ MCS8
-90 dBm @ MCS9
-87 dBm @ MCS9
-85 dBm @ MCS9
-87 dBm @ MCS10
-85 dBm @ MCS10
-84 dBm @ MCS10
-85 dBm @ MCS11
-83 dBm @ MCS11
-80 dBm @ MCS11
-82 dBm @ MCS12
-79 dBm @ MCS12
-77 dBm @ MCS12
-77 dBm @ MCS13
-75 dBm @ MCS13
-72 dBm @ MCS13
-75 dBm @ MCS14
-73 dBm @ MCS14
-71 dBm @ MCS14
-74 dBm @ MCS15
-72 dBm @ MCS15
-70 dBm @ MCS15
2.4 GHz
● 802.11b
5 GHz
● 802.11a
◦ 23 dBm with 2 antennas
● 802.11g
◦ 20 dBm with 2 antennas
● 802.11n non-HT duplicate mode
◦ 20 dBm with 2 antennas
● 802.11n (non-HT duplicate mode)
◦ 20 dBm with 2 antennas
● 802.11n (HT20)
◦ 20 dBm with 2 antennas
● 802.11n (HT20)
◦ 20 dBm with 2 antennas
● 802.11n (HT40)
◦
20 dBm with 2 antennas
◦
20 dBm with 2 antennas
Note: The maximum power setting will vary by channel and according to individual country regulations. Refer to the product documentation for specific
details.
Available Transmit
Power Settings
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
23 dBm (200 mW) CCK Only
20 dBm (100 mW)
20 dBm (100 mW)
17 dBm (50 mW)
17 dBm (50 mW)
14 dBm (25 mW)
14 dBm (25 mW)
11 dBm (12.5 mW)
11 dBm (12.5 mW)
8 dBm (6.25 mW)
8 dBm (6.25 mW)
5 dBm (3.13 mW)
5 dBm (3.13 mW)
2 dBm (1.56 mW)
2 dBm (1.56 mW)
-1 dBm (0.78 mW)
-1 dBm (0.78 mW)
Note: The maximum power setting will vary by channel and according to individual country regulations. Refer to the product documentation for specific
details.
External Antenna (sold
separately)
Cisco offers the industry’s broadest selection of 802.11n antennas delivering optimal coverage for a variety of deployment
scenarios.
Interfaces
● 10/100/1000BASE-T autosensing (RJ-45)
● Management console port (RJ-45)
Indicators
● Status LED indicates boot loader status, association status, operating status, boot loader warnings, and boot loader
errors
Dimensions (W x L x H)
● Access point (without mounting bracket): 8.7 x 8.7 x 1.84 in. (22.1 x 22.1 x 4.7 cm)
Weight
● 2.3 lbs (1.04 kg)
Environmental
● Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -40 to 185°F (-4 0 to 85°C)
● Operating temperature: -4 to +131°F (-20 to +55°C)
● Operating humidity: 10 to 90 percent (noncondensing)
System Memory
● 128 MB DRAM
● 32 MB flash
Input Power
Requirements
● AP1260: 44 to 57 VDC
● Power Supply and Power Injector: 100 to 240 VAC; 50 to 60 Hz
Powering Options
● 802.3af Ethernet Switch
● Cisco AP1260 Power Injectors (AIR-PWRINJ4=)
● Cisco AP1260 Local Power Supply (AIR-PWR-B=)
Power Draw
● AP1260: 12.95 W
Note: When deployed using Power over Ethernet (PoE), the power drawn from the power sourcing equipment will be
higher by some amount dependent on the length of the interconnecting cable. This additional power may be as high as
2.45W, bringing the total system power draw (access point + cabling) to 15.4W.
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Item
Specification
Warranty
Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty
Compliance Standards
● Safety:
◦
UL 60950-1
◦
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
◦
UL 2043
◦
IEC 60950-1
◦
EN 60950-1
● Radio approvals:
◦
FCC Part 15.247, 15.407
◦
RSS-210 (Canada)
◦
EN 300.328, EN 301.893 (Europe)
◦
ARIB-STD 33 (Japan)
◦
ARIB-STD 66 (Japan)
◦
ARIB-STD T71 (Japan)
◦
AS/NZS 4268.2003 (Australia and New Zealand)
◦
EMI and susceptibility (Class B)
◦
FCC Part 15.107 and 15.109
◦
ICES-003 (Canada)
◦
VCCI (Japan)
◦
EN 301.489-1 and -17 (Europe)
◦
EN 60601-1-2 EMC requirements for the Medical Directive 93/42/EEC
● IEEE Standard:
◦ IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE 802.11n 2.0, IEEE 802.11h, IEEE 802.11d
● Security:
◦
802.11i, Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), WPA
◦
802.1X
◦
Advanced Encryption Standards (AES), Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP)
● EAP Type(s):
◦
Extensible Authentication Protocol-Transport Layer Security (EAP-TLS)
◦
EAP-Tunneled TLS (TTLS) or Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol Version 2 (MSCHAPv2)
◦
Protected EAP (PEAP) v0 or EAP-MSCHAPv2
◦
Extensible Authentication Protocol-Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP-FAST)
◦
PEAPv1 or EAP-Generic Token Card (GTC)
◦
EAP-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM)
● Multimedia:
◦
™
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM )
● Other:
◦
FCC Bulletin OET-65C
◦
RSS-102
Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty
This Cisco Aironet 1260 Series Access Point comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty that provides full warranty
coverage of the hardware for as long as the original end user continues to own or use the product. The warranty
includes 10-day advance hardware replacement and ensures that software media is defect-free for 90 days.For
more details, visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/warranty.
Service and Support
Cisco and Cisco Wireless LAN Specialized Partners offer a broad portfolio of end-to-end services based on proven
methodologies for planning, designing, implementing, operating, and optimizing the performance of a variety of
secure voice and data wireless network solutions, technologies, and strategies. Cisco Wireless LAN Specialized
Partners bring application expertise to help deliver a secure enterprise mobility solution with a low total cost of
ownership. For more information about Cisco 802.11n planning and deployment services, visit:
http://www.cisco.com/go/wirelesslanservices.
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For More Information
For more information about the Cisco Aironet 1260 Series, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/wireless or contact your
local account representative.
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