Cisco Industrial Routers and Industrial Wireless Antenna Guide

Cisco Industrial Routers and Industrial Wireless Antenna Guide
Cisco Industrial Routers and Industrial
Wireless Access Points Antenna Guide
This document provides the descriptions and installation instructions for wireless antennas supported on the Cisco Industrial Series Routers. This
guide is not intended to replace existing hardware installation guides, software configuration guides, or other sources of information that are product
specific. Instead, this guide is intended to provide a single source of antenna information and supported platforms for the Industrial Routers and
Industrial Wireless Access Points.
Antennas might be installed into the host router prior to delivery or ordered separately as a field-replaceable unit.
This chapter covers the following topics:

Overview

Antennas

Currently Supported Antennas

RF Cables and Accessories

Safety Precautions

Installation Requirements

General Installation Instructions for Mounting Antennas

Obtaining Technical Assistance
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Additional Information
Overview
Deciding which antenna to use involves many factors such as coverage area, maximum distance, indoor location, outdoor location, and antenna
height.
When antennas are used indoors, the building construction, ceiling height, and internal obstructions must be considered. In outdoor environments,
obstructions such as trees, vehicles, buildings, and hills must be considered. Distance is the primary factor when using outdoor-wireless
communications; however, coverage area also becomes important when you are using wireless client devices to communicate with the wireless
device.
Antennas
This guide is designed to provide detailed information for each antenna that can be used for Cisco Industrial Routers and Industrial Wireless Access
Points. It details deployment and design, limitations and capabilities, and basic theories of antennas. This document also contains information about
the Cisco antennas and accessories, as well as installation scenarios, and technical specifications and diagrams of the available antennas. Read all
of the safety precautions before you begin and installation.
The Antennas section is in three parts:
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Currently Supported Antennas
These are the antennas that are currently fully supported for deployments.

Planned EOS Antennas
These are the antennas that are planned to reach their End Of Service. They are not recommended for new deployments.

EOS Antennas
These are antennas that have reached their End Of Service.
The following tables list the currently supported antennas, planned EOS, and EOS antennas for Cisco Industrial Routers and Industrial Wireless
Access Points.
Currently Supported Antennas
All of the currently supported antennas are broken down by functional groups. They are:

Cellular 2G/3G/4G Antennas

GPS/GNSS Antennas
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WPAN, ISM, and LoraWAN Antennas
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Wimax Antennas
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Wi-Fi Antennas
—
Single Band 2.4GHz Antennas
—
Single Band 5GHz Antennas
—
Dual Band 2.4GHz + 5GHz Antennas
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Cellular 2G/3G/4G Antennas
Part Number / Description
Frequency
Antenna Gain
Products Where
Supported
Cisco 4G/3G Omnidirectional Dipole Antenna
(4G-LTE-ANTM-D).
4G LTE 698-960,
1710-2170,
2500-2700 MHz.
2 dBi
IR829
CGR 1000
The 4G-LTE-ANTM-D omnidirectional dipole antenna is
designed for indoor use with Cisco 4G and Cisco 3G wireless
Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISRs G2) and
Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Cards (EHWICs).
Connected Grid
Modules
Cisco Cellular and GPS 3-in-1 Vehicle Mount and Fixed
Infrastructure Antenna (ANT-3-4G2G1-O).
4G LTE 698-960,
1448-1511,
1710-2400,
Cellular 3-in-1 Vehicle Mount and Fixed Infrastructure Antenna, 2500-2700 MHz.
with three ports and two elements.
2.6 dBi typical, 3.8 dBi
IR800
maximum @ 698 to 960 MHz
3.8 dBi typical, 4.3 dBi
maximum @ 1448 to 1551
MHz
4.6 dBi typical, 5.5 dBi
maximum @ 1710 to 2700
MHz
Cisco Cellular 2-in-1 Vehicle Mount and Fixed Infrastructure
Antenna (ANT-2-4G2-O).
Two port antenna with two elements.
Dual 4G Omni
designed to cover the
698-960 and
1710-2700 MHz
cellular bands and one
GPS element.
2.6 dBi typical, 3.8 dBi
IR800
maximum @ 698 to 960 MHz
3.8dBi typical, 4.3dBi
maximum @ 1448 to 1511
MHz
4.6 dBi typical, 5.5dBi
maximum @ 1710 to 2700
MHz
Cisco Outdoor Omnidirectional Antenna for 2G/3G/4G Cellular 4G LTE 698-960,
(ANT-4G-OMNI-OUT-N).
1448-1511,
1710-2400,
Outdoor Omnidirectional Antenna for 2G/3G/4G Cellular
2500-2700 MHz
antenna is designed to cover domestic
LTE700/Cellular/PCS/AWS/MDS, WiMAX 2300/2500, and
GSM900/GSM1800/UMTS/LTE2600 bands.
1.5 dBi @ 698 to 960 MHz
Cisco Multiband Panel Outdoor 4G MIMO Antenna
(ANT-4G-PNL-OUT-N).
698 to 960 MHz @ 8.0 to 10.0 IR800
dBi
CGR 1000
1710 to 2170 MHz @ 6.0 to
Connected Grid
8.5 dBi
Modules
2200 to 2400 MHz @ 6.5 to
9.5 dBi
4G LTE 698-960,
1710-2400,
2500-2700 MHz.
Multiband Panel Outdoor 4G MIMO dual-port antenna designed
to cover cellular 4G bands.
IR800
3.5 dBi @ 1710 to 2700 MHz CGR 1000
Connected Grid
Modules
2500 to 2700 MHz @ 8.5 to
9.5 dBi
Cisco Multiband Indoor 4G Volcano Antenna
(ANT-4G-CM-IN-TNC).
698 to 960 MHz, 1575 1 dBi @ 698 to 960 MHz
MHz, and 1710 to
2 dBi @ 1575 MHz
2700 MHz.
Multiband Indoor 4G Ceiling-mount Volcano Antenna.
3 dBi @ 1710 to 2700 MHz
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Connected Grid
Modules
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Part Number / Description
Frequency
Antenna Gain
Cisco 5-in-1 Vehicle Mount and Fixed Infrastructure Antenna
(ANT-5-4G2WL2G1-O).
4G LTE 698-960,
1448-1511,
1710-2400,
2500-2700 MHz.
2.4 dBi typical, 2.9 dBi
IR829
maximum @ 698 to 960 MHz
Transportation omnidirectional 5-element antenna for 2G, 3G,
4G cellular, GPS, and dual-band WiFi 2.4 GHz and 5GHz.
Products Where
Supported
4.2dBi typical, 4.8dBi
maximum @ 1448-1511 MHz
4.9 dBi typical, 6.5 dBi
maximum @ 1710 to 2700
MHz
ANT-MP2-I-OUT-M and ANT-MP2-I-O-SS-M Antenna and
Cable Kits.
4G LTE 698-960,
1710-2170,
2300-2700 MHz.
For 4G cellular use you need the ANT-MP2-I-O-SS-M antenna
kit. The kit has qty 2 antennas and cables needed for Main and
Aux cellular ports.
0.9 dBi typical, 2.8 dBi
CGR1240
maximum @ 698 to 960 MHz
Connected Grid
3.0 dBi typical, 4.3 dBi
Modules
maximum @ 1710 to 2700
MHz
ANT-MP2-I-OUT-M is for 915 MHz WPAN, and only has a
single antenna and cable in the kit.
4.0dBi typical, 5.0dBi
maximum @ 2300-2700 MHz
Designed for direct mounting on the CGR1240 and have an
MCX connector.
Cisco Integrated 4G Low-profile Outdoor Saucer Antenna
(ANT-4G-SR-OUT-TNC).
Integrated 4G Low-profile Outdoor Saucer Antenna.
Cisco Aironet Omnidirectional Antennas AIR-ANT2450V-N,
AIR-ANT2450VG-N, AIR-ANT2450V-N-HZ, and
AIR-ANT2450HG-N.
4G LTE 698-960,
1447-1511,
1710-2170,
2500-2700 MHz.
0.8 dBi @ 698 to 960 MHz
2400-2500 MHz
2 dBi @ 2.4 GHz
0.2 dBi @ 1710 to 2700 MHz CGR 1000
Connected Grid
Modules
4 dBi @ 5 GHz
Omnidirectional antennas designed for outdoor use with Cisco
Aironet Outdoor Access Points.
Cisco 3G/4G LTE and LTEA Omnidirectional Dipole Antenna
(LTE-ANTM-D).
698-960, 1448-1511,
and 1710-2690 MHz
Omnidirectional dipole antenna is designed for indoor use with
Cisco 4G and Cisco 3G wireless Integrated Services Routers
Generation 2 (ISRs G2) and Enhanced High-Speed WAN
Interface Cards (EHWICs).
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IR829
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GPS/GNSS Antennas
Part Number / Description
Frequency
Antenna Gain
Cisco 5-in-1 Vehicle Mount and Fixed Infrastructure Antenna
(ANT-5-4G2WL2G1-O).
4G LTE 698-960, 1448-1511,
1710-2400, 2500-2700 MHz.
2.4 dBi typical,
IR829
2.9 dBi maximum
@ 698 to 960
MHz
Transportation omnidirectional 5-element antenna for 2G, 3G,
4G cellular, GPS, and dual-band WiFi 2.4 GHz and 5GHz.
Products Where
Supported
4.2dBi typical,
4.8dBi maximum
@ 1448-1511
MHz
4.9 dBi typical,
6.5 dBi maximum
@ 1710 to 2700
MHz
Cisco GPS Antenna (ANT-GPS-OUT-TNC).
GPS active.
4.0 dBi minimum
@ Zenith
GPS antenna, integrated 15' LMR-100 cable with
RA-TNC(male).
Cisco 4G Indoor/Outdoor Active GPS Antenna
(GPS-ACT-ANTM-SMA).
CGR 1000
Connected Grid
Modules
GPS
4 dBi
IR800
Part Number / Description
Frequency
Antenna Gain
Products Where
Supported
Cisco Outdoor 5dBi Omni Antenna for 863-928 MHz WPAN,
LoRaWAN, and ISM (ANT-LPWA-DB-O-N-5).
863-928 MHz
5.2 dB @
863-876 MHz
CGR 1000
Active GPS antenna that can be physically connected to the
Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) and Cisco 4G
Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Cards (EHWICs) to
receive GPS broadcasts from satellites.
WPAN, ISM, and LoraWAN Antennas
5dBi Outdoor Omni-directional Antenna for the Cisco WPAN,
LoRaWAN, ISM modules and routers.
5.3 dB @
902-928 MHz
Connected Grid
Modules
IR500
Cisco WPAN Dipole Antenna (ANT-WPAN-OD-OUT-N).
902 - 928 MHz ISM band.
Omnidirectional, vertically polarized single-port antenna
designed to cover the 863-928 MHz frequency bands for
worldwide ISM operation.
WPAN 860-928 MHz.
Cisco Outdoor Omni Antenna for 900 MHz WPAN
(ANT-WPAN-OM-OUT-N).
WPAN 915MHz.
1.5 dBi maximum IR500
4 dBi
CGR 1000
Connected Grid
Modules
Outdoor Omnidirectional Antenna for the 900 MHz WPAN
module. Uses a N-connector and requires a mast-mounted
outdoor antenna.
IR500
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Part Number / Description
Frequency
Antenna Gain
Products Where
Supported
Cisco WPAN Yagi Antenna (ANT-WPAN-Y-OUT-N).
WPAN 860-928 MHz.
9 dBi typical, 10
dBi maximum
IR500
4G LTE 698-960, 1710-2170,
2300-2700 MHz.
0.9 dBi typical,
CGR1240
2.8 dBi maximum
Connected Grid
@ 698 to 960
Modules
MHz
Directional, linearly polarized, mast mount antenna with a
Pigtail with N female connector.
ANT-MP2-I-OUT-M and ANT-MP2-I-O-SS-M Antenna and
Cable Kits.
For 4G cellular use you need the ANT-MP2-I-O-SS-M antenna
kit. The kit has qty 2 antennas and cables needed for Main and
Aux cellular ports.
3.0 dBi typical,
4.3 dBi maximum
@ 1710 to 2700
MHz
ANT-MP2-I-OUT-M is for 915 MHz WPAN, and only has a
single antenna and cable in the kit.
Designed for direct mounting on the CGR1240 and have an
MCX connector.
4.0dBi typical,
5.0dBi maximum
@ 2300-2700
MHz
Wimax Antennas
Part Number / Description
Frequency
Antenna Gain
Products Where
Supported
Outdoor Panel Antenna for WiMAX 1.8, 2.5, and 3.8 GHz.
WiMAX 3.8 GHz.
18 dBi
CGR 1000
Outdoor Panel Antenna for WiMAX is designed to cover
frequencies from 1.8 to 3.x GHz and support the Cisco CGR
1240 and the 1120 routers.
Connected Grid
Modules
Wi-Fi Antennas
NOTE: Cisco has the broadest selection of WiFi antennas in the industry. Not all antennas / router combinations are supported or tested. For detailed
information about antennas supported please check the router product page.
Additional information can be found at:
Cisco Aironet Antennas and Accessories Reference Guide
Wi-Fi Antennas come in 3 different categories:
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Single Band 2.4GHz Antennas
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Single Band 5GHz Antennas
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Dual Band 2.4GHz + 5GHz Antennas
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Single Band 2.4GHz Antennas
Part Number / Description
Frequency
Antenna Gain
Products Where
Supported
Cisco Aironet 2.4-GHz 13-dBi Directional Antenna
(AIR-ANT2413P2M-N).
WiFi 2.4G
13 dBi
IW3702
2.4 GHz
6.5 dBi
IR829
2.4–2.5 GHz
5.2 dBi
IR829
Part Number / Description
Frequency
Antenna Gain
Products Where
Supported
Cisco Aironet 5-GHz 14-dBi Directional Antenna
(AIR-ANT5114P2M-N).
WiFi 5G
14 dBi
IW3702
5 GHz
6 dBi
IR829
5 GHz
4 dBi
IR829
2-Element Patch Array designed for use with Cisco Aironet
access points and bridges but can be used with any 2.4-GHz
Cisco Aironet radio device that uses an N-male connector.
Cisco Aironet 6.5-dBi Diversity Patch Antenna
(AIR-ANT2465P-R).
Diversity patch antenna designed for use with Cisco Aironet
access points and bridges but can be used with any 2.4-GHz
Cisco Aironet radio device that utilizes an RP-TNC connector.
Cisco Aironet Omni-Directional Mast Mount Antenna
(AIR-ANT2506).
Omni-directional mast mount antenna, designed for WLAN
applications and is typically mounted indoors or outdoors on a
mast. The antenna is compatible with Cisco Aironet radio
products utilizing a reverse polarity TNC (RP-TNC) connector.
Single Band 5GHz Antennas
2-Port Directional antenna with N-type connectors designed for
use in outdoor environments.
Cisco Aironet 6-dBi Omnidirectional Antenna
(AIR-ANT5160V-R).
Ruggedized high-performance colinear antenna that operates in
the 5-GHz frequency range and is designed for use in large rooms
or vaulted areas where extended coverage is needed.
Cisco Aironet 4-dBi Omnidirectional Antenna
(AIR-ANT5140V-R).
Designed specifically for use with pre-802.11n and 802.11n
3-antenna access points. The antenna operates in the 5-GHz
frequency range and is designed for use only in an indoor office
environment. The antenna assembly consists of three radiating
elements, each fed with its own coaxial cable.
Dual Band 2.4GHz + 5GHz Antennas
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Part Number / Description
Frequency
Antenna Gain
Cisco Dual Port, Dual Band Vehicle Mount and Fixed
Infrastructure WLAN Antenna (ANT-2-WLAN-D-O).
WiFi 2.4G/5G.
4.0 dBi typical,
IR829
5.1 dBi maximum
@ 2400 to 2500
MHz
Dual Port, Dual Band Outdoor Vehicle Mount and Fixed
Infrastructure WLAN Antenna, omnidirectional, vertically
polarized, 2x2 MIMO, integrated 3 foot long LMR-240 cables
with RP-TNC plug connectors.
Cisco Aironet Four-Port Dual-Band Polarization-Diverse
Antenna (AIR-ANT2513P4M-N).
Products Where
Supported
6.5 dBi typical,
7.0 dBi maximum
@ 4900 to 5875
MHz
WiFi 2.4G / 5G
13 dBi
IW3702
Cisco Aironet Four-Element, MIMO, Dual-Band Ceiling Mount WiFi 2.4G/5G
Omni-Directional Antenna (AIR-ANT2524V4C-R).
2.4-GHz band: 2
dBi
IW3702
Four-element, MIMO, dual-band antenna designed for
ceiling-mounting in an indoor environment.
5-GHz band: 4
dBi
Four-port polarization-diverse patch array with an articulating
mount for use on flat surfaces and masts and is adjustable in both
the horizontal and vertical planes. Designed for use in indoor and
outdoor environments with Cisco Aironet 3702P and 1570 series
access points.
Cisco Aironet Dual-Band MIMO Wall-Mounted
Omnidirectional Antenna (AIR-ANT2544V4M-R).
WiFi 2.4G/5G
Dual-Band MIMO Wall-Mounted Omnidirectional Antenna
designed for indoor or outdoor use.
Cisco Aironet Dual-Band Omni-Directional Antenna
(AIR-ANT2547V-N, AIR-ANT2547V-N-HZ, and
ANT2547VG-N).
2.4-GHz band: 4
dBi
IW3702
5-GHz band:
4 dBi
WiFi 2.4G/5G
4-dBi @
2400–2483 MHz
IW3700
IR829
7-dBi @
5250–5875 MHz
Dual-band omni-directional antennas designed for outdoor use
with Cisco Aironet Outdoor Access Points.
Cisco Aironet 2.4-GHz/5-GHz MIMO 4-Element Patch Antenna WiFi 2.4G/5G
(AIR-ANT2566P4W-R).
6 dBi in both
bands
IW3702
4-Element Patch Antenna designed for indoor and outdoor use.
Cisco 5-in-1 Vehicle Mount and Fixed Infrastructure Antenna
(ANT-5-4G2WL2G1-O).
4G LTE 698-960, 1448-1511,
1710-2400, 2500-2700 MHz.
Transportation omnidirectional 5-element antenna for 2G, 3G,
4G cellular, GPS, and dual-band WiFi 2.4 GHz and 5GHz.
2.4 dBi typical,
IR829
2.9 dBi maximum
@ 698 to 960
MHz
4.2dBi typical,
4.8dBi maximum
@ 1448-1511
MHz
4.9 dBi typical,
6.5 dBi maximum
@ 1710 to 2700
MHz
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Part Number / Description
Frequency
Antenna Gain
Products Where
Supported
Cisco Aironet Dual-band Dipole Antenna
(AIR-ANT2524DB-R, AIR-ANT2524DG-R, and
AIR-ANT2524DW-R).
WiFi 2.4G/5G
2dBi @ 2.4 GHz
IW3702
4dBi @ 5. GHz
(Supports the
AIR-ANT2524DW-R
)
High-performance, dual-band dipole antenna designed for use
with Cisco Aironet 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio products with
dual-band reverse-polarity TNC (RP-TNC) antenna ports.
IR829
(Supports the
AIR-ANT2524DB-R)
Cisco Aironet 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Dual-Band
Polarization-Diverse Directional Array Antenna
(AIR-ANT2566D4M-R).
2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
6 dBi
IR829
IW3702
Dual-Band Polarization-Diverse Directional Array Antenna. It is
a four-port polarization-diverse array that operates over the
2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands. It ships with an articulating
mount for use on flat surfaces and masts, and is adjustable in both
horizontal and vertical planes.
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Planned EOS Antennas
Table 1
Planned EOS Antennas
Part Number / Description
Frequency
Gain
Products Where
Supported
Cisco 4G Indoor Ceiling-Mount Omnidirectional Antenna
(4G-ANTM-OM-CM).
4G LTE 698-960, 1710-2170,
2500-2700 MHz.
1 and 1.5 dBi @
700–960 MHz
IR800
CGR 1000
1.7 and 3.2 dBi @
1700–2200 MHz Connected Grid
Modules
3 and 4 dBi @
2500–2700 MHz
Designed for use with Cisco 3G cellular Enhanced High-Speed
WAN Interface Cards (EHWICs) and is compatible with Cisco
3G cellular products using a threaded Neill-Concelman (TNC)
Male connector.
Cisco Multi-purpose Integrated Antenna
(ANT-MP-INT-OUT-M).
3G 806-960, 1710-2170,
2300-2700 MHz.
Multi-purpose integrated monopole antenna, chassis-mounted,
omnidirectional, includes non-integrated coaxial cable. No cable
(option class).
2.8-dBi @ 06 to
960 MHz
3.5-dBi @
1710-2170 MHz
CGR 1000
Connected Grid
Modules
4-dBi @
2300-2700 MHz
Cisco Indoor Swivel-mount Dipole Antenna
(ANT-4G-DP-IN-TNC).
4G LTE 698-960, 1710-2400,
2500-2700 MHz.
0.5 dBi @ 698 to
960 MHz)
IR800
CGR 1000
2.2 dBi @ 1710 to
Connected Grid
2700 MHz
Modules
Indoor Swivel-mount Dipole 3G/4G Antenna supported on the
Connected Grid Router 1120 and is designed to support
Cellular/PCS/AWS/MDS, WiMAX 2100/2300/2500/2600 and
global GSM900/GSM1800/UMTS/LTE2600 bands.
EOS Antennas
Table 2
EOS Antennas
Part Number / Description
Frequency
Gain
Products Where
Supported
Outdoor Panel Antenna for WiMAX 1.8, 2.5, and 3.8 GHz.
WiMAX 1.8, 2.5, GHz.
16 +/- 1 dBi
CGR 1000
Outdoor Panel Antenna for WiMAX 1.8, 2.5, and 3.8 GHz
ANT-WM-INT-OUT-M
Connected Grid
Modules
3.3-3.8 GHz
N/A
Connected Grid
Modules for
CGR1240
3G 806-960, 1710-2170 MHz.
10 dBi @806 to
960 MHz
CGR 1000
(Similar to ANT-MP2-I-O-SS-M, except covering 3.3-3.6 GHz)
Cisco Multiband Panel Outdoor 3G Antenna
(ANT-3G-PNL-OUT-N).
Connected Grid
11 dBi @ 1710 to Modules
2170 MHz
Multiband Panel Outdoor 3G antenna designed to cover cellular
3G bands.
RF Cables and Accessories
The following is a list of some of the more commonly used cables and accessories with the industrial routers and industrial wireless access points.
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Cables
The following tables provide information for the cables supported by Cisco.
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N(m) to N(m) RF cables
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N(m) to QMA(m) RF cables
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N(m) to RPTNC(jack) RF cables
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N(m) to RPTNC(plug) RF cables
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RPTNC(plug)-STR to RPTNC(jack)-STR
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N(m) to TNC(m) RF cable
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TNC(m) to TNC(f) RF cable
Cellular Antenna Extension Bases
The following tables provide information for the Extension Bases supported by Cisco.

Extension Bases
Other Accessories
The following table provides information for other accessories supported by Cisco.
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Cisco Lightning Arrestors
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Table 3
N(m) to N(m) RF cables
Antenna Cable Type
Description
RF Loss
AIR-CAB002L240-N
N(m)-STR to N(m)-RALMR-240, 2ft RF cable
Type: Indoor Interconnect.
Not DB, CMR or CMP
0.2dB @ 0.7GHz
0.3dB @ 1.0GHz
0.4dB @ 1.7GHz
0.5dB @ 2.4GHz
0.8dB @ 5.8GHz
AIR-CAB005LL-N
N(m)-STR to N(m)-RALMR-400, 5ft RF cable
Type: outdoor DB (direct burial)
0.2dB @ 0.7GHz
0.3dB @ 1.0GHz
0.4dB @ 1.7GHz
0.5dB @ 2.4GHz
0.8dB @ 5.8GHz
CAB-L400-5-N-N
N(m)-STR to N(m)-RALMR-400, 5ft RF cable
Type: outdoor DB (direct burial)
0.2dB @ 0.7GHz
0.3dB @ 1.0GHz
0.4dB @ 1.7GHz
0.5dB @ 2.4GHz
0.8dB @ 5.8GHz
CAB-L400-5-N-NS
N(m)-STR to N(m)-STR LMR-400, 5ft RF cable
Type: outdoor DB (direct burial)
0.2dB @ 0.7GHz
0.3dB @ 1.0GHz
0.4dB @ 1.7GHz
0.5dB @ 2.4GHz
0.8dB @ 5.8GHz
AIR-CAB010LL-N
N(m)-STR to N(m)-RALMR-400, 10ft RF cable
Type: outdoor DB (direct burial)
0.4dB @ 0.7GHz
0.5dB @ 1.0GHz
0.7dB @ 1.7GHz
0.9dB @ 2.4GHz
1.5dB @ 5.8GHz
CAB-L400-20-N-N
N(m)-STR to N(m)-RALMR-400, 20ft RF cable
Type: outdoor DB (direct burial)
0.8dB @ 0.7GHz
1.0dB @ 1.0GHz
1.3dB @ 1.7GHz
1.6dB @ 2.4GHz
2.5dB @ 5.8GHz
AIR-CAB025HZ-N
N(m)-STR to N(m)-STRLMR-400,25ft RF cable
Type: outdoor DB (direct burial) with additional resistance to petrochemicals and oils
1.0dB @ 0.7GHz
1.2dB @ 1.0GHz
1.6dB @ 1.7GHz
2.0dB @ 2.4GHz
3.1dB @ 5.8GHz
CAB-L600-30-N-N
N(m)-STR to N(m)-RALMR-600, 30ft RF cable
0.8dB @ 0.7GHz
0.9dB @ 1.0GHz
1.3dB @ 1.7GHz
1.6dB @ 2.4GHz
2.6dB @ 5.8GHz
Type: outdoor DB (direct burial)
Table 4
N(m) to QMA(m) RF cables
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Antenna Cable Type
Description
RF Loss
CAB-L240-10-Q-N
N(m)-STR to QMA(m)-RALMR-240, 10ft RF cable
0.8dB @ 0.7GHz
0.9dB @ 1.0GHz
1.2dB @ 1.7GHz
1.5dB @ 2.4GHz
2.4dB @ 5.8GHz
Type: FR/CMR (Communication Cable Riser)
CAB-L240-15-Q-N
N(m)-STR to QMA(m)-RALMR-240, 15ft RF cable
Type: FR/CMR (Communication Cable Riser)
CAB-L240-20-Q-N
N(m)-STR to QMA(m)-RALMR-240, 20ft RF cable
Type: FR/CMR (Communication Cable Riser)
Table 5
1.1dB @ 0.7GHz
1.4dB @ 1.0GHz
1.8dB @ 1.7GHz
2.2dB @ 2.4GHz
3.5dB @ 5.8GHz
1.5dB @ 0.7GHz
1.8dB @ 1.0GHz
2.4dB @ 1.7GHz
2.9dB @ 2.4GHz
4.7dB @ 5.8GHz
N(m) to RPTNC(jack) RF cables
Antenna Cable Type
Description
RF Loss
CAB-L240-10-N-R
N(m)-RA to RPTNC(jack)-STRLMR-240, 10ft RF cable
1.5dB @ 2.4GHz
2.4dB @ 5.8GHz
Type: outdoor DB (direct burial)
CAB-L400-20-N-R
N(m)-RA to RPTNC(jack)-STRLMR-400, 20ft RF cable
1.6dB @ 2.4GHz
2.5dB @ 5.8GHz
Type: outdoor DB (direct burial)
Table 6
N(m) to RPTNC(plug) RF cables
Antenna Cable Type
Description
RF Loss
AIR-CAB005LL-R-N
N(m)-RA to RPTNC(plug)-STRLMR-240, 5ft RF cable
0.5dB @ 2.4GHz
0.8dB @ 5.8GHz
Type: outdoor DB (direct burial)
Table 7
RPTNC(plug)-STR to RPTNC(jack)-STR
Antenna Cable Type
Description
RF Loss
AIR-CAB005PL-R
RPTNC (plug)-STR to RPTNC (jack)-STRLMR-195, 5ft RF cable
1.1dB @ 2.4GHz
1.8dB @ 5.8GHz
Type: Plenum
AIR-CAB005LL-R
RPTNC (plug)-STR to RPTNC (jack)-STRLMR-400, 5ft RF cable
0.5dB @ 2.4GHz
0.8dB @ 5.8GHz
Type: outdoor DB (direct burial)
CAB-L400-10-R
RPTNC (plug)-RA to RPTNC (jack)-STRLMR-400, 10ft RF cable
0.8dB @ 2.4GHz
1.4dB @ 5.8GHz
Type: outdoor DB (direct burial)
AIR-CAB020LL-R
RPTNC (plug)-STR to RPTNC (jack)-STRLMR-400,20ft RF cable
Type: outdoor DB (direct burial)
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1.3dB @ 2.4GHz
2.5dB @ 5.8GHz
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Antenna Cable Type
Description
RF Loss
AIR-CAB050LL-R
RPTNC (plug)-STR to RPTNC (jack)-STRLMR-400, 50ft RF cable
3.4dB @ 2.4GHz
5.75dB @ 5.8GHz
Type: outdoor DB (direct burial)
AIR-CAB100ULL-R
RPTNC (plug)-STR to RPTNC (jack)-STRLMR-600, 100ft RF cable
4.4dB @ 2.4GHz
7.25dB @ 5.8GHz
Type: outdoor DB (direct burial)
Table 8
N(m) to TNC(m) RF cable
Antenna Cable Type
Description
RF Loss
CAB-L400-20-TNC-N
TNC(m)-RA to N(m)-STRLMR-400, 20ft RF cable
0.8dB @ 0.7GHz
1.0dB @ 1.0GHz
1.3dB @ 1.7GHz
1.6dB @ 2.4GHz
Type: outdoor DB (direct burial)
CAB-L400-50-TNC-N
TNC(m)-RA to N(m)-STRLMR-400, 50ft RF cable
Type: outdoor DB (direct burial)
Table 9
1.9dB @ 0.7GHz
2.3dB @ 1.0GHz
3.1dB @ 1.7GHz
3.8dB @ 2.4GHz
TNC(m) to TNC(f) RF cable
Antenna Cable Type
Description
RF Loss
4G-CAB-LMR400-10
TNC(m)-RA to TNC(f)-STRLMR-400,10 RF cable
0.4dB @ 0.7GHz
0.5dB @ 1.0GHz
0.7dB @ 1.7GHz
0.8dB @ 2.4GHz
Type: outdoor DB (direct burial)
4G-CAB-ULL-20
TNC(m)-RA to TNC(f)-STRLMR-400,20 RF cable
Type: Plenum
4G-CAB-LMR240-25
TNC(m)-RA to TNC(f)-STRLMR-240,25ft RF cable
Type: Plenum
4G-CAB-LMR240-50
TNC(m)-RA to TNC(f)-STRLMR-240, 50ft RF cable
Type: Plenum
4G-CAB-ULL-50
TNC(m)-RA to TNC(f)-STRLMR-400, 50 RF cable
Type: Plenum
4G-CAB-LMR240-75
TNC(m)-RA to TNC(f)-STRLMR-240, 75 RF cable
Type: Plenum
Cellular Antenna Extension Bases
The following tables provide information for the Extension Bases supported by Cisco.
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0.8dB @ 0.7GHz
1.0dB @ 1.0GHz
1.3dB @ 1.7GHz
1.6dB @ 2.4GHz
1.9dB @ 0.7GHz
2.3dB @ 1.0GHz
3.0dB @ 1.7GHz
3.6dB @ 2.4GHz
3.7dB @ 0.7GHz
4.5dB @ 1.0GHz
5.9dB @ 1.7GHz
7.2dB @ 2.4GHz
1.9dB @ 0.7GHz
2.3dB @ 1.0GHz
3.1dB @ 1.7GHz
3.8dB @ 2.4GHz
5.5dB @ 0.7GHz
6.7dB @ 1.0GHz
8.8dB @ 1.7GHz
10.7dB @ 2.4GHz
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Table 10
Extension Bases
Extension Base PID
Description
RF Loss
4G-AE010-R
TNC(m)-STR to TNC(f)-STRLMR-195,10ft RF cable
1.1dB @ 0.7GHz
1.4dB @ 1.0GHz
1.8dB @ 1.7GHz
2.2dB @ 2.4GHz
Type: Plenum
Antenna extension bases
4G-AE015-R
TNC(m)-STR to TNC(f)-STRLMR-195,15ft RF cable
Type: Plenum
Antenna extension bases
1.7dB @ 0.7GHz
2.0dB @ 1.0GHz
2.6dB @ 1.7GHz
3.2dB @ 2.4GHz
Accessories
Table 11
Cisco Lightning Arrestors
Cisco PID
Connectors Type
Arrestor Type and Frequency Range (MHz)
CGR-LA-NM-NF
N(m)-STR to N(f)-STR
DC to 6000 MHz
GDT type
Supports active GNSS antennas, passes DC
ACC-LA-H-NM-NF
N(m)-STR to N(f)-STR
698 to 2700 MHz
High power, ultra low shunt impedance, HPF type
Does not pass DC, no support for active GNSS
antennas
CGR-LA-NF-NF
N(f)-STR to N(f)-STR
DC to 6000 MHz
GDT type
Supports active GNSS antennas, passes DC
AIR-ACC245LA-R
RPTNC(jack)-STR to RPTNC(jack)-STR
DC to 6000 MHz
GDT type
Passes DC, but the RPTNC connectors are not
commonly used with GNSS.
4G-ACC-OUT-LA
TNC(f)-STR to TNC(m)-STR
698 to 2700 MHz
HPF type, medium power
Does not pass DC, no support for active GNSS
ACC-LA-G-TM-TF
TNC(f)-STR to TNC(m)-STR
DC to 6000 MHz
GDT type
Supports active GNSS antennas, passes DC
Table 12
Cisco Coaxial Adapters
Cisco PID
Connectors Type
AIR-ACC370-NM-RF
N(m)-STR to RPTNC(jack)-STR
AIR-ACC370-NF-NF
N(f)-STR to N(f)-STR
ANT-ADPTR-Q-TNC
QMA(m)-STR to TNC(f)-STR
Safety Precautions
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WARNING: Do not locate the outdoor antenna near overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can come into contact
with such circuits. When installing the antenna, take extreme care not to come into contact with such circuits, as they may cause serious injury or
death. For proper installation and grounding of the antenna, please refer to national and local codes (for example, U.S.:NFPA 70, National Electrical
Code, Article 810, Canada:Canadian Electrical Code, Section 54). Statement 1052
Each year hundreds of people are killed or injured when attempting to install an antenna. In many of these cases, the victim was aware of the danger
of electrocution, but did not take adequate steps to avoid the hazard.
WARNING: For your safety, and to help you achieve a good installation, please read and follow these safety precautions. They may save your life!
For your safety, read and follow these safety precautions.

If you are installing an antenna for the first time, for your own safety as well as others, seek professional assistance. Your Cisco sales
representative can explain which mounting method to use for the size and type antenna you are about to install.

Before you install an antenna, contact your Cisco account representative to explain which mounting method to use for the size and type of
antenna that you are about to install.

Find someone to help you—installing an antenna is often a two-person job.

Select your installation site with safety, as well as performance, in mind. Remember that electric power lines and phone lines look alike. For
your safety, assume that any overhead line can kill you.

Contact your electric power company. Tell them your plans and ask them to come look at your proposed installation.

Plan your installation carefully and completely before you begin. Each person involved in an installation should be assigned to a specific task,
and should know what to do and when to do it. One person should be in charge of the operation to issue instructions and watch for signs of
trouble.

When installing your antenna, follow these guidelines:
—
Do not use a metal ladder.
—
Do not work on a wet or windy day.
—
Do dress properly—wear shoes with rubber soles and heels, rubber gloves, and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket.

If the assembly starts to drop, move away from it and let it fall. Because the antenna, mast, cable, and metal guy wires are all excellent
conductors of electrical current, even the slightest touch of any of these parts to a power line completes an electrical path through the antenna
and the installer.

If any part of the antenna system should come in contact with a power line, do not touch it or try to remove it yourself. Call your local power
company to have it removed safely.

If an accident should occur with the power lines, call for qualified emergency help immediately.
Installation Requirements
This section describes the factors to consider when planning an installation:

Installation Location

Antenna Connections

Optimum Performance
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Installation Location
WARNING: Do not locate the outdoor antenna near overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can come into contact
with such circuits. When installing the antenna, take extreme care not to come into contact with such circuits, as they may cause serious injury or
death. For proper installation and grounding of the antenna, please refer to national and local codes (for example, U.S.:NFPA 70, National Electrical
Code, Article 810, Canada:Canadian Electrical Code, Section 54). Statement 1052
The location of the antenna is important. Objects such as metal columns, walls, and so on, reduce efficiency. Best performance is achieved when
antennas are mounted at the same height and in a direct line of sight with no obstructions. If this is not possible and reception is poor, you should
try different mounting positions to optimize reception.
If the antenna is designed to create an omnidirectional broadcast pattern, the antenna should be mounted clear of any obstructions to the sides of the
radiating element.
Antenna installation and replacement should only be performed at one of the following, certified location types:

Cisco DF facility

Customer premises field depot
Before installing your antenna, determine the optimum location for safety and performance. Follow these steps to determine a safe distance from
wires, power lines, and trees:
1. Measure the height of your antenna.
2. Add this length to the length of your tower or mast, then double this total for the minimum safe clearance distance from wires, power lines,
and trees.
CAUTION: If you are unable to maintain this safe distance, stop and get professional technical assistance for a mounting alternative.
Antenna Connections
Before you install or replace antennas, make sure the router is:

Powered off

Disconnected from all power sources

Removed from a pole-top installation
NOTE: Caps on the RF-connectors are installed to protect them from the environment. They must only be removed to install a chassis-mounted
antenna or external RF cable.
Optimum Performance
The higher your antenna is above the ground, the better it performs, generally. If your antenna is connected to the router with external RF cables, it
is good practice to install your antenna about 5 to 10 ft (1.5 to 3 m) above the roof line and away from all power lines and obstructions. If possible,
find a mounting place directly above your wireless device so that the lead-in cable can be as direct as possible.
Vehicle mounted antennas must be mounted on a flat surface on the roof away from any obstructions.
Antennas transmit and receive radio signals which are susceptible to RF obstructions and common sources of interference that can reduce throughput
and range of the device to which they are connected. Follow these guidelines to ensure the best possible performance:

Install the antenna vertically and mount it with the cables pointing towards the ground.

Keep the antenna away from metal obstructions such as heating and air-conditioning ducts, large ceiling trusses, building superstructures, and
major power cabling runs. If necessary, use a rigid conduit to lower the antenna away from these obstructions.
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
The density of the materials used in surrounding buildings’ construction impacts antenna signal strength. Consider the following
—
Signals penetrate paper and vinyl walls with little change to signal strength.
—
Signals penetrate only one or two solid and pre-cast concrete walls without degrading signal strength.
—
Signals penetrate three or four concrete and wood block walls without degrading signal strength.
—
Signals penetrate five or six walls constructed of drywall or wood without degrading signal strength.
—
Signals are likely to reflect off a thick metal wall and not penetrate it at all.
—
Signals are likely to reflect off a chain link fence or a wire mesh with spaces of 1 to 1-1/2 in (2.5 to 3.8 cm).

Microwave ovens and 2-GHz cordless phones can cause signal interference because they operate in the same frequency range as the WiFi
radios.

Before installing the antenna according to the installation procedures in the following chapters, you must complete these steps:
—
Remove any plug or connector that is installed in the antenna port.
—
Verify the correct antenna port for installation, based on the antenna model you are installing.

See the installation document for your router regarding the correct antenna port location. Antennas must be installed in the correct antenna port
for ease of installation and optimal performance.

Vehicle mounted antennas must be separated by at least 18 in (45 cm) to reduce interference between radios. A greater separation is preferred.
General Installation Instructions for Mounting Antennas
CAUTION: For outside installations, make sure you do not mount the antenna upside down or block the bottom of the antenna at the cable exit.
The correct mounting position is with the cable pointing down (towards the ground) so that any moisture will drain through the antenna drain holes.
The antenna ships with a yellow mounting instruction label temporarily attached to the antenna radome.
The following instructions are common to most mast mounted installations. For specific installation instructions for each antenna, see the antenna
data-sheet and the router hardware installation guide.
1. Assemble your new antenna on the ground or a level surface at the installation site.
2. Connect its coaxial cable while you are on the ground and attach the antenna to the mast.
3. Ensure that the mast does not fall as you raise or remove it. Use a durable non-conductive rope secured at each two foot level as the mast is
raised. Have an assistant tend the rope, ready to pull the mast clear of any hazards (such as power lines) should it begin to fall.
4. Use the mounting bracket provided with the antenna.
5. If the installation will use guy wires:
a. Install guy anchor bolts.
b. Estimate the length of guy wire and cut it before raising the mast.
c. Attach guy wires to a mast using guy rings.
6. Carefully connect the antenna and mast assembly to its mounting bracket and tighten the clamp bolts.
In the case of a a guyed (tall, thin mast) installation, you must have at least one assistant to hold the mast upright while the guy wires are attached
and tightened to the anchor bolts.
7. Attach a “DANGER” label at eye level on the mast.
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8. Install ground rods to remove any static electricity buildup and connect a ground wire to the mast and ground rod. Use ground rods designed
for that purpose, not a spare piece of pipe.
Unused Antenna Ports
Port plugs must be installed in any unused antenna ports.
The weatherproof caps on the connectors protect the router interior from environmental elements including water, heat, cold, and dust. They are
installed on unused ports before the router is shipped.
When you install a new antenna in a port with an N-connector:

Chassis-mounted antennas—Remove the weather proof cap before installing a chassis-mounted antenna.

External antennas—Remove weatherproof cap, then connect the supported Cisco cable to the connector.
Obtaining Technical Assistance
Cisco provides Cisco.com as a starting point for all technical assistance. Customers and partners can obtain documentation, troubleshooting tips,
and sample configurations from online tools by using the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) Web Site. Cisco.com registered users have
complete access to the technical support resources on the Cisco TAC Web Site.
Cisco.com is the foundation of a suite of interactive, network services that provides immediate, open access to Cisco information, networking
solutions, services, programs, and resources at any time, from anywhere in the world.
Cisco.com is a highly integrated Internet application and a powerful, easy-to-use tool that provides a broad range of features and services to help
you to:

Streamline business processes and improve productivity

Resolve technical issues with online support

Download and test software packages

Order Cisco learning materials and merchandise

Register for online skill assessment, training, and certification programs
You can self-register on Cisco.com to obtain customized information and service. To access Cisco.com, go to the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com
Additional Information
Antenna Information
For additional documentation, see the following:

For information about CGR modules, see:
www.cisco.com/go/cg-modules

For information on omnidirectional and directional antennas, see:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_tech_note09186a00807f34d3.shtml
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
Connected Grid Antennas Installation Guide
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/routers/connectedgrid/antennas/installing/cg_antenna_install_guide.html

Cisco IW3702 Access Point Getting Started Guide
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/outdoor_industrial/iw3702/hardware/install/guide/iw3702-gsg.html
Product Specific Guides for Industrial Routers

Cisco 809 Industrial Integrated Services Routers

Cisco 829 Industrial Integrated Services Routers

Cisco 1120 Connected Grid Router

Cisco 1240 Connected Grid Router

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers

Cisco 500 Series WPAN Industrial Routers

Cisco 900 Series Industrial Routers

Cisco Industrial Wireless 3700 Series
Cisco General Information

Access the most current Cisco documentation at:
http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/support/index.html

Access the Cisco website at:
http://www.cisco.com

Access international Cisco web sites at:
http://www.cisco.com/public/countries_languages.shtml
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