Data Sheet
Cisco Aironet 3500 Series Access Point
Indoor Access Points
Cisco Aironet® 3500i Model
● Sleek design with internal antennas
● Ideal for carpeted offices
Cisco Aironet 3500e Model
● Rugged metal housing and extended operating temperature
● Ideal for factories, warehouses, and other indoor industrial
environments
● Versatile RF coverage with external antennas
● UL 2043 plenum-rated for above-ceiling installation options or
suspended from drop ceilings
Self-Healing and Self-Optimizing Wireless
● Classify over 20 different types of interference, including non-WiFi interference within 5 to 30 seconds
● Automatic remedial action and less manual intervention
Troubleshooting Forensics for Faster Interference Resolution
and Proactive Action
● Spectrum Expert Connect provides real-time, raw spectrum data
to help with difficult-to-diagnose interference problems
● Air Quality Index provides a snapshot of network performance
and the impact of interference
● Historic interference information for back-in-time analysis and
faster problem solving
● 24 x 7 monitoring with remote access reduces travel and speeds
resolution
Robust Security and Policy Enforcement
● Industry’s first access point with non-Wi-Fi detection for offchannel rogues
● Supports rogue access point detection and detection of denial-ofservice attacks
● Management frame protection detects malicious users and alerts
network administrators
● Set policies to prohibit devices that interfere with the Wi-Fi
network or jeopardize network security
®
®
Cisco Aironet 3500 Series Access Points with Cisco
CleanAir technology are the industry’s first 802.11n
access points to create a self-healing, self-optimizing
wireless network. CleanAir technology is a systemwide
feature of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network that
improves air quality by detecting RF interference that
other systems can’t recognize, identifying the source,
locating it on a map, and then making automatic
adjustments to optimize wireless coverage. These
innovative access points provide the highest-performance
802.11n connectivity for mission-critical mobility. By
intelligently avoiding interference, the 3500 Series offers
performance protection for 802.11n networks to help
ensure reliable application delivery.
RF Excellence
Building on the Cisco Aironet heritage of RF excellence,
the 3500 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
●
BandSelect improves 5-GHz client connections in mixed client environments
●
VideoStream uses multicast to improve rich-media applications
All of these features help 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.
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Scalability
The Cisco Aironet 3500 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.
Product Specifications
Table 1 lists the product specifications for Cisco Aironet 3500 Series Access Points.
Table 1.
Product Specifications for Cisco Aironet 3500 Series Access Points
Item
Part Numbers
Specification
Cisco Aironet 3500 Series Access Point
Controller-Based Access Point
The Cisco Aironet 3500i mode - Indoor environments, with internal antennas
● AIR-CAP3502I-x-K9 - Dual-band controller-based 802.11a/g/n
● AIR-CAP3501I-x-K9 - Single-band controller-based 802.11g/n
● AIR-CAP3502I-xK910 - Eco-pack (dual-band 802.11a/g/n) 10 quantity access points
The Cisco Aironet 3500e mode - Indoor, challenging environments, with external antennas
● AIR-CAP3502E-x-K9 - Dual-band controller-based 802.11a/g/n
● AIR-CAP3501E-x-K9 - Single-band controller-based 802.11g/n
● AIR-CAP3502E-xK910 - Eco-pack (dual-band 802.11a/g/n) 10 quantity access points
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Cisco SMARTnet Services for the Cisco Aironet 3500i model with internal antennas
● CON-SNT-CAP352Ix - SMARTnet 8x5xNBD 3500i access point (dual-band 802.11 a/g/n)
● CON-SNT-CAP351Ix - SMARTnet 8x5xNBD 3500i access point (single-band 802.11 g/n)
● Qty(10) CON-SNT-CAP352Ix - SMARTnet 8x5xNBD 10 quantity eco-pack 3500i access point (dual-band 802.11a/g/n)
SMARTnet Services for the Cisco Aironet 3500e model with external antennas
● CON-SNT-CAP3502x - SMARTnet 8x5xNBD 3500e access point (dual-band 802.11 a/g/n)
● CON-SNT-CAP3501x - SMARTnet 8x5xNBD 3500e access point (single-band 802.11 g/n)
● Qty(10) CON-SNT-CAP3502x - SMARTnet 8x5xNBD 10 quantity eco-pack 3500e 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
802.11n Version 2.0
(and Related)
Capabilities
Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 7.0 or later.
● 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 = 800ns
GI = 400ns
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.
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Item
Frequency Band and
20-MHz Operating
Channels
Specification
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
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 regulatory 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
2
802.11b (CCK)
802.11g (non HT20)
802.11a (non HT20)
-101 dBm @ 1 Mb/s
-92 dBm @ 6 Mb/s
-93 dBm @ 6 Mb/s
-98 dBm @ 2 Mb/s
-92 dBm @ 9 Mb/s
-93 dBm @ 9 Mb/s
GI: A guard interval (GI) between symbols helps receivers overcome the effects of multipath delays.
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Item
Maximum Transmit
Power
Specification
-92 dBm @ 5.5 Mb/s
-92 dBm @ 12 Mb/s
-92 dBm @ 12 Mb/s
-89 dBm @ 11 Mb/s
-90 dBm @ 18 Mb/s
-90 dBm @ 18 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
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
-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
5-GHz
◦ 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.
Integrated Antenna
● 2.4 GHz, Gain 4 dBi, internal Omni, horizontal beamwidth 360°
● 5 GHz, Gain 3 dBi, internal Omni, horizontal beamwidth 360°
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, 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)
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Item
Specification
Environmental
Cisco Aironet 3500i
● Nonoperating (storage) temperature: -22 to 185°F (-3 0 to 85°C)
● Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
● Operating humidity: 10 to 90% percent (noncondensing)
Cisco Aironet 3500e
● 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
● AP3500: 44 to 57 VDC
● Power Supply and Power Injector: 100 to 240 VAC; 50 to 60 Hz
Powering Options
● 802.3af Ethernet Switch
● Cisco AP3500 Power Injectors (AIR-PWRINJ4=)
● Cisco AP3500 Local Power Supply (AIR-PWR-B=)
Power Draw
● AP3500: 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.
Warranty
Compliance Standards
Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty
● 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)
◦
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
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Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty
This Cisco Aironet 3500 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.
Cisco Wireless LAN Services
Seamlessly integrate mobile services and take full advantage of the systemwide capabilities of the Cisco Unified
Wireless Network with services from Cisco and our partners. Better utilize the self-healing, self-optimizing features
built into the silicon-level intelligence of CleanAir technology and the increased performance of the 802.11n standard
while simplifying the transition to these new technologies. For more details, visit
http://www.cisco.com/go/wirelesslanservices.
For More Information
For more information about the Cisco Aironet 3500 Series, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/wireless or contact your
local account representative.
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