CISCO AIRONET 802.11A/B/G WIRELESS PCI ADAPTER

CISCO AIRONET 802.11A/B/G WIRELESS PCI ADAPTER
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CISCO AIRONET 802.11A/B/G WIRELESS PCI ADAPTER
®
®
The Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless PCI Adapter provides high-performance 54-Mbps connectivity in the 2.4- and 5-GHz
bands.
Whether configured to support single 802.11b coverage, single 802.11g coverage, single 802.11a coverage, dual-mode 802.11a/g coverage, or
trimode 802.11a/b/g coverage, the Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless PCI Adapter is Wi-Fi compliant and combines the freedom of wireless
connectivity with 802.11i/ Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) encryption for the performance, security, and manageability that businesses require
(Figure 1).
The low-profile form factor and two-meter cable length provide significant flexibility for installation in low-profile devices, such as slim desktops
and point-of-sale (POS) devices. For versatility, both a low profile and a standard profile bracket frame are included with the adapter. The attached
dual-band, 2.4/5-GHz, 1-dBi effective gain antenna has a two-meter cable that enables optimal placement for maximum performance.
Figure 1. The Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless PCI Adapter
ENTERPRISE-CLASS SECURITY SOLUTION
Designed with enterprise-class security requirements in mind, the Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless PCI Adapter uses the 802.1X standard for
port-based network access. A full array of Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) types for user-based authentication, together with enterprise
caliber Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption, provide full 802.11i support. The adapter supports WPA2—the Wi-Fi Alliance
certification for interoperable, standards-based wireless LAN security.
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The Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless PCI Adapter supports the most common 802.1X authentication types, including EAP-Flexible
Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP-FAST), Cisco LEAP, EAP-Transport Layer Security (EAP-TLS), Protected Extensible Authentication
Protocol-Generic Token Card (PEAP-GTC), and PEAP-Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol version 2 (PEAP-MSCHAPv2). A
wide selection of RADIUS servers, such as the Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) and Cisco Access Registrar server, can be used for
enterprise-class centralized user management that includes:
• Strong, mutual authentication to help ensure that only legitimate clients associate with legitimate and authorized network RADIUS servers via
authorized access points
• Dynamic per-user, per-session encryption keys that automatically change on a configurable basis to protect the privacy of transmitted data
• Stronger encryption keys provided by Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) enhancements such as message integrity check (MIC), per-packet
keys via initialization vector hashing, and broadcast key rotation
• RADIUS accounting records for all authentication attempts
• IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 AES support
For more information on wireless security, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/aironet/security.
ENHANCED CLIENT NETWORK MANAGEMENT FEATURES
A new and improved set of client utilities includes the Cisco Aironet Desktop Utility, System Tray Utility, and Client Administration Utility.
Together, these utilities provide an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) for easy configuration, monitoring, and management of the Cisco Aironet
802.11a/b/g Wireless PCI Adapter. Enhanced client network management features include:
• Profile manager—Allows users to create specific profile settings for various environments, making it simple for telecommuters and business
travelers to move from one environment to another (Figure 2).
• Customized profile settings—Lets users individually select the channel, service set identifier (SSID), Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) key, and
authentication method for different locations.
• Cisco LEAP authentication status screen—Provides status updates regarding the Cisco LEAP authentication process.
• Auto-selection of profiles, including those configured for EAP authentication, provides automatic selection of established profiles without
requiring storage of the EAP username and password in the profile.
• System tray icon—Provides easy access to wireless LAN connection information and one-click access to common actions, such the manual
selection a profile or turning the radio on or off.
• Cisco Aironet Client Monitor—Provides a subset of Cisco Aironet Desktop Utility features, such as status information about the client adapter and
access to basic tasks (selecting a profile, for example). This application runs from the system tray icon.
• Troubleshooting utility—Provides step-by-step details on the process of connecting to an access point, as well as highlights on why a connection
failed (Figure 3).
• Support for the most popular enterprise operating systems—Windows XP and Windows 2000.
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Figure 2. Cisco Aironet Desktop Utility (Profile Management) Screen
A Cisco Aironet Client Adapter installation wizard for Windows is provided for easy installation of the client firmware, drivers, and utilities. The
wizard offers several installation offers—install client utilities and driver; install driver only; or make driver installation diskette(s). For ease of use,
the installation wizard image file is a self-extracting (.exe) file.
Figure 3. Troubleshooting Utility Screen
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FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Table 1 lists the features and benefits of the Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless PCI Adapter.
Table 1.
Product Features and Benefits
Feature
Benefit
Cisco Wireless
Security Suite
IEEE 802.1X support, including Cisco LEAP, PEAP-GTC, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, and EAP-TLS for mutual authentication
with dynamic per-user, per-session encryption keys via TKIP enhancements. Full support for WPA. Ready for IEEE
802.11i/WPA2 AES support.
Enhanced Client
Network Management
Features
Bundled with comprehensive, easy-to-use client network management utilities to provide a secure, intuitive, and
convenient way to manage and configure the adapter.
Cisco LEAP Single
Sign-on
Convenient option to use login credentials for LEAP sign-on on the user’s network, eliminating the need to enter a
second set of credentials.
Cisco Wireless
Domain Services
(WDS)
Cisco WDS is a collection of Cisco IOS® Software features that enhance wireless LAN client mobility and simplify
wireless LAN deployment and management. Cisco WDS includes radio management aggregation, fast secure roaming,
client tracking, and WAN link remote site survivability.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Table 2 lists product specifications for the Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless PCI Adapter.
Table 2.
Product Specifications
Feature
Description
Part Numbers
• AIR-PI21AG-A-K9
• AIR-PI21AG-E-K9
• AIR-PI21AG-J-K9
• AIR-PI21AG-W-K9
• AIR-PI21AG-A-K9-10 (10-unit bulk pack)
Regulatory domains:
• A=Americas
• E=ETSI
• J=TELEC (Japan)
• W=Rest-of-world
Customers are responsible for verifying approval for use in their individual countries. Please see
http://www.cisco.com/go/aironet/compliance to verify approval and to identify the regulatory domain that
corresponds to a particular country.
To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Website at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ordering/index.shtml.
Form Factor
Standard and low-profile Type II PCI
Interface
• Standard PCI interface
• PCI Rev. 2.3 compliant
Data Rates Supported
1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
Network Standard
IEEE 802.11a/b/g
Operating Voltage
3.3V (±0.3V)
LED
Status (green) and Activity (amber)
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Feature
Description
Media Access Protocol
Carrier-Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA)
Wireless Medium
802.11g:
• Direct Sequence-Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Orthogonal Frequency Divisional Multiplexing (OFDM)
802.11a:
• OFDM
Modulation
DSSS
• Differential Binary Phase Shift Keying (DBPSK) @ 1 Mbps
• Differential Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (DQPSK) @ 2 Mbps
• Complementary Code Keying (CCK) @ 5.5 and 11 Mbps
OFDM
• BPSK @ 6 and 9 Mbps
• QPSK @ 12 and 18 Mbps
• 16-Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) @ 24 and 36 Mbps
Frequency Bands
• 64-QAM @ 48 and 54 Mbps
• 2.40 to 2.4897 GHz
• 5.15 to 5.35 GHz (FCC UNII 1 and UNII 2)
• 5.725 to 5.85 GHz (FCC UNII 3)
• 5.15 to 5.35 GHz (ETSI)
• 5.47 to 5.725 (ETSI)
• 5.15 to 5.25 GHz (Japan)
Delay Spread
• 350 ns @ 1 Mbps
• 300 ns @ 2 Mbps
• 200 ns @ 5.5 Mbps
• 400 ns @ 6 Mbps
• 250 ns @ 9 Mbps
• 130 ns @ 11 Mbps
• 250 ns @ 12 Mbps
• 220 ns @ 18 Mbps
• 160 ns @ 24 Mbps
• 100 ns @ 36 Mbps
• 90 ns @ 48 Mbps
• 70 ns @ 54 Mbps
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Feature
Description
Receive Sensitivity 802.11g
(typical)
• –94 dBm @ 1 Mbps
• –93 dBm @ 2 Mbps
• –92 dBm @ 5.5 Mbps
• –86 dBm @ 6 Mbps
• –86 dBm @ 9 Mbps
• –90 dBm @ 11 Mbps
• –86 dBm @ 12 Mbps
• –86 dBm @ 18 Mbps
• –84 dBm @ 24 Mbps
• –80 dBm @ 36 Mbps
• –75 dBm @ 48 Mbps
• –71 dBm @ 54 Mbps
Receive Sensitivity 802.11a
(typical)
5150 to 5250 MHz
5250 to 5350 MHz
5725 to 5805 MHz
5.470 to 5.725 GHz
• –87 dBm @ 6 Mbps
• –89 dBm @ 6 Mbps
• –84 dBm @ 6 Mbps
• –87 dBm @ 6 Mbps
• –87 dBm @ 9 Mbps
• –89 dBm @ 9 Mbps
• –84 dBm @ 9 Mbps
• –87 dBm @ 9 Mbps
• –87 dBm @ 12 Mbps
• –89 dBm @ 12 Mbps
• –84 dBm @ 12 Mbps
• –87 dBm @ 12 Mbps
• –87 dBm @ 18 Mbps
• –85 dBm @ 18 Mbps
• –83 dBm @ 18 Mbps
• –87 dBm @ 18 Mbps
• –82 dBm @ 24 Mbps
• –82 dBm @ 24 Mbps
• –82 dBm @ 24 Mbps
• –82 dBm @ 24 Mbps
• –79 dBm @ 36 Mbps
• –79 dBm @ 36 Mbps
• –79 dBm @ 36 Mbps
• –79 dBm @ 36 Mbps
• –74 dBm @ 48 Mbps
• –74 dBm @ 48 Mbps
• –72 dBm @ 48 Mbps
• –74 dBm @ 48 Mbps
• –72 dBm @ 54 Mbps
• –72 dBm @ 54 Mbps
• –65 dBm @ 54 Mbps
• –72 dBm @ 54 Mbps
Available Transmit Power
Settings
802.11b/g:
802.11a:
• 20 dBm (100 mW) @ 1, 2, 5.5, and 11 Mbps
• 16 dBm (40 mW) @ 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 Mbps
(Maximum power setting will
vary according to individual
country regulations.)
• 18 dBm (63 mW) @ 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, and
• 14 dBm (25 mW) @ 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, and 36 Mbps
24 Mbps
• 13 dBm (20 mW) @ 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54
• 17 dBm (50 mW) @ 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24,
and 36 Mbps
Mbps
• 11 dBm (13 mW) @ 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54
• 15 dBm (30 mW) @ 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24,
36, and 48 Mbps
Mbps
• 10 dBm (10 mW) @ 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54
• 13 dBm (20 mW) @ 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24,
Mbps
36, 48, and 54 Mbps
• 10 dBm (10 mW) @ 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24,
36, 48, and 54 Mbps
Power Consumption
Steady State
Transmit:
Receive:
Standby:
802.11a
554 mA maximum
318 mA maximum
203 mA average
802.11b
539 mA maximum
327 mA maximum
203 mA average
802.11g
530 mA maximum
282 mA maximum
203 mA average
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Feature
Description
Range
Indoor (typical)
802.11a
802.11b/g
(Typical with Cisco Aironet
802.11a/b/g Wireless CardBus
Adapter at maximum transmit
power communicating with a
Cisco Aironet 1231 Access
Point configured with a 2.2-dBi
dipole antenna for 802.11b/g,
and a 6-dBi gain patch for
802.11a.)
54 Mbps
45 ft (13 m)
90 ft (27 m)
18 Mbps
110 ft (33 m)
180 ft (54m)
11 Mbps
165 ft (50 m)
160 ft (48 m)
6 Mbps
300 ft (91 m)
1 Mbps
410 ft (124 m)
Outdoor (typical)
802.11a
802.11b/g
54 Mbps
100 ft (30 m)
250 ft (76 m)
18 Mbps
600 ft (183 m)
600 ft (183 m)
11 Mbps
1000 ft (304 m)
1000 ft (304 m)
6 Mbps
1300 ft (396 m)
1 Mbps
2000 ft (610 m)
Compliance
• UL 60950
Safety
• CSA 22.2 No. 60950
• IEC 60950
• EN 60950
• FCC Part 15.401-15.407
Radio Approvals
• RSS-210 (Canada)
• EN 301.893 (Europe)
• ARIB STD-T71 (Japan)
• AS 4268.2 (Australia)
• FCC Part 15.247
• RSS-210 (Canada)
• EN 300.328 (Europe)
• TELEC 33 and 66 (Japan)
AS/NZS 3548 (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)
• IEEE 802.11a/b/g
Other
• Cisco Compatible Wireless (based on Cisco Compatible Extensions v1.0 and v2.0)
• Wi-Fi
• WHQL
• FCC Bulletin OET-65C
• RSS-102
Power Management
Power management levels available:
• CAM (Constantly Awake Mode)
• Fast PSP (Power Save Mode)
• Max PSP (Maximum Power Savings)
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Feature
Description
Antenna
Integrated dual-band 2.4/5-GHz, 1-dBi, effective-gain antenna on a two-meter cable
Security Architecture Client
Authentication
Cisco Wireless Security Suite supporting WPA and WPA2, including:
Authentication
• 802.1X support, including Cisco LEAP, EAP-FAST, PEAP-GTC, PEAP-MSCHAPv2), and EAP-TLS to yield
mutual authentication and dynamic per-user, per-session encryption keys (WPA and WPA2)
• MAC address and standard 802.11 authentication mechanisms
Encryption
• AES-Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol (CCMP) encryption
(WPA2)
• TKIP encryption enhancements: key hashing (per-packet keying), message integrity check (MIC), and
broadcast key rotation via Cisco TKIP or WPA TKIP
• Support for static and dynamic IEEE 802.11 WEP keys of 40 and 128 bits
Drivers
Microsoft Windows XP and Windows 2000
Dimensions (WxH)
4.72 in. (119.9 mm) x 3.12205 in. (79.3 mm)
Weight
• Standard (frame) PCI with antenna: 3.64 oz. (103.2 g)
• Standard (frame) PCI without antenna: 1.92 oz. (54.7 g)
• Low-profile PCI with antenna: 3.43 oz. (97.5 g)
• Low-profile PCI without antenna: 1.72 oz. (49.0 g)
Environmental
Nonoperating (storage) temperature:
• 0 to 85°C
Operating temperature:
• 0 to 70°C
Humidity (noncondensing):
• 10 to 90 percent
Warranty
One year
Wi-Fi Certification
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Table 3 lists system requirements for the Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless CardBus Adapter.
Table 3.
System Requirements
Feature
Description
Compatible Interface
Standard and low-profile Type II PCI with standard PCI interface
Supported Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows XP and Windows 2000w
SERVICE AND SUPPORT
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combination of people, processes, tools, and partners, resulting in high levels of customer satisfaction. Cisco services help you protect your network
investment, optimize network operations, and prepare your network for new applications to extend network intelligence and the power of your
business. For more information about Cisco services, visit Cisco Technical Support Services or Cisco Advanced Services.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information about the Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless PCI Adapter, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/wireless or contact your local
account representative.
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San Jose, CA 95134-1706
USA
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Tel: 408 526-7660
Fax: 408 527-0883
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Cisco Systems, Inc.
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#28-01 Capital Tower
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Tel: +65 6317 7777
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