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The Aironet 1832i Dual-Band 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor Access Point from Cisco is suitable for small and medium-sized networks that need high-speed, secure, and reliable Wi-Fi connectivity for consumer devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and high-performance laptops. It features 3 x 3 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology with two spatial streams when operating in single-user or multiuser MIMO mode, offering data rate of up to 867 Mbps on the 5 GHz radio. It also enables a total aggregate dual-radio data rate of up to 1 Gbps, providing the necessary foundation for enterprise and service provider networks to stay ahead of the performance and bandwidth expectations and needs of their wireless users.
The Aironet 1832i Access Point is factory-shipped with a lightweight AP software image, based on the Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) protocol, for joining a wireless controller. However, it can manually be converted onsite to have the Cisco Mobility Express software image via the firmware available from the Cisco website. Post conversion, the access point can be configured to operate as a master AP (with integrated wireless controller functionality) in a Cisco Mobility Express network. Other APs, referred to as subordinate APs, associate themselves with this master AP. The master AP operates as a WLC to manage and control the subordinate APs, besides operating as an AP to serve clients.
Supported Wireless LAN Controllers
Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controllers Cisco Wireless Controller Module for ISR G2 Cisco Wireless Services Module 2 (WiSM2) for Catalyst 6500 Series Switches Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controllers Cisco Flex 7500 Series Wireless Controllers Cisco 8500 Series Wireless Controllers Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller Cisco 5760 Series Wireless Controllers Cisco Catalyst 3650/3850 Series Switches with Integrated Controller
802.11ac Wave 2 with 3 x 3 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology with two spatial streams when operating in single-user or multiuser MIMO mode, offering data rate of up to 867 Mbps rates for high capacity and reliability.
Multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO) allows transmission of data to multiple 802.11ac Wave 2-capable clients simultaneously to improve client experience.
Transmit beamforming technology improves downlink performance to mobile devices, including one-and two-spatial-stream devices on 802.11ac, while improving battery life on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Flexible deployment mode through the Mobility Express Solution is ideal for small to medium-sized deployments that require 25 or fewer access points
Requires updating the software to Cisco Mobility Express, which is available from the Cisco website.
In the Box
Cisco Aironet 1832i Dual-Band 802.11ac Wave 2 Indoor Access Point with Lightweight AP Software
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Table of Contents
8.1 MR1 or later for the Cisco Aironet 1830 Series Access Points
Standalone mode supported via Cisco Mobility Express with controller function running on the access point
Version 2 and Related Capabilities:
3 x 3 MIMO with two spatial streams
Maximal ratio combining (MRC)
20 and 40 MHz channels
PHY data rates up to 300 Mbps (40 MHz with 5 GHz)
Packet Aggregation: A-MPDU (Tx/Rx), A-MSDU (Tx/Rx)
802.11 dynamic frequency selection (DFS)
Cyclic shift diversity (CSD) support
Wave 1 and 2 Capabilities:
3 x 3 MIMO with two spatial streams, single-user or multiuser MIMO
802.11ac beamforming (transmit beamforming)
20, 40, and 80 MHz channels
PHY data rates up to 867 Mbps (80 MHz in 5 GHz)
Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (Tx/Rx), A-MSDU (Tx/Rx)
Frequency Band and Operating Channels
2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
5.500 to 5.720 GHz; 12 channels
5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels