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The Aironet 1600 Series Access Point from Cisco is an entry-level 802.11n-based access point designed to address the wireless connectivity needs of small and medium-sized enterprise networks. It provides functionalities such as CleanAir Express for better cover through spectrum intelligence, and Clientlink 2.0 for entry level networks that have a mixed client base. The Aironet 1600 features 802.11n-based 3x3 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology with two spatial streams.
The Aironet 1600 provides six times the throughput of existing 802.11a/g networks. With an entry-level path to 802.11n migration, it can add capacity to the network for future growth for expanding applications and bandwidth. Chipsets and optimized radios deliver mobility experience with 802.11n with 3x3 MIMO technology, Radio resource management, CleanAir Express, Cisco ClientLink 2.0 technology, Cisco VideoStream technology, and Cisco BandSelect technology.
Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Technology
802.11n with 3x3 MIMO technology with two spatial streams, which sustains 300 Mb/s rates over a greater range for more capacity and reliability than competing access points
Radio Resource Management (RRM)
Automated self-healing optimizes the unpredictability of RF to reduce dead spots and helps to ensure high-availability client connections
Effectively detects RF interference and provides basic spectrum analysis capability, while simplifying ongoing operations
Cisco ClientLink 2.0 Technology
Improves downlink performance to all mobile devices including 802.11n, while improving battery life on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets
Cisco BandSelect Technology
Improves 5 GHz client connections in mixed client environments
Cisco VideoStream technology
Uses multicast to improve rich-media applications
The Aironet 1600 is a component of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, which can scale to 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.
Cisco Network Assistant
Cisco Network Assistant provides a centralized network view with a user-friendly GUI that simplifies configuration, management, and troubleshooting. Using the Cisco Network Assistant you can easily discover and initialize your network of stand-alone access points.
In the Box
Cisco Aironet 1600 Series Access Point with External Antennas
Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty
Table of Contents
3 x 3 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) with two spatial streams Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC) 20 and 40 MHz channels PHY data rates up to 300 Mb/s Packet Aggregation: A-MPDU (Tx/Rx), A-MSDU (Tx/Rx) 802.11 Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) (Bin 5) Cyclic Shift Diversity (CSD) support
Frequency Band and 20 MHz Operating Channels
A 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
Status LED indicates boot loader status, association status, operating status, boot loader warnings, boot loader errors
Operating Temperature: -4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C Storage Temperature: -22 to 158°F / -30 to 70°C Operating Humidity: 10 to 90% non-condensing Operating Altitude: 104°F / -40°C; 9,843 ft / 3,000 m Non-Operating Altitude: -13°F / -25°C 15,000 ft / 4,572 m
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, 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 Types: 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 AP-Generic Token Card (GTC) EAP-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Multimedia Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) Others FCC Bulletin OET-65C RSS-102
Dimensions (L x W x H)
8.7 x 8.7 x 1.8" (22.1 x 22.1 x 4.7 cm)
1.9 lb (0.9 kg)
Cisco Aironet 1600 Series Access Point with External Antennas Review