ETTING TARTED UIDE Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Outdoor Mesh Access Points INCLUDING LICENSE AND WARRANTY Revised February 20, 2013 P/N: 78-19963-02 About this Guide Introduction to the Access Point Unpacking the Access Point Configurations Becoming Familiar With the Access Point...
Detailed configuration information can also be found in the Cisco wireless LAN controller documentation for the controller and software release you are using. These and other documents, such as the Cisco Aironet 1550 Data Sheet, are available on Cisco.com. Follow these steps to access these documents: Browse to http://www.cisco.com.
Only antennas provided by Cisco for use with the product should be installed. The use of any other antennas may cause damage to the access points or violate regulatory emission limits and will not be supported by Cisco.
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Introduction to the Access Point The Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Outdoor Mesh Access Point (hereafter called the access point or AP) is a ruggedized outdoor access point designed for service in mesh networks. The 1550 series leverages 802.11n technology with integrated radio and internal/external antennas. The 1550 outdoor platform consists of Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) WLAN radios and integrated spectrum intelligence (Clean Air).
Watertight cable glands for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) ports (depending on the 1552 access point • model, 2 or 3 cable glands are provided) Cisco product documentation and translated safety warnings • Optional Equipment Depending on what you ordered, the following optional equipment may be part of your shipment: •...
Configurations There are two radio configurations for the 1552 AP radio, the 2 GHz MIMO radio and the 5 GHz MIMO radio. The 2GHz MIMO radio operates in 2.4 GHz ISM band. It supports channels 1-11 in US, 1-13 in Europe, and 1-13 in Japan.The 5GHz MIMO radio operates in the UNII-2 band (5.25 – 5.35 GHz), the UNII-2 Extended/ETSI band (5.47 –...
Taiwan For the latest details and accurate listing of country homologation, refer to “Table 3. 802.11abgn Mesh Access Points” on the Wireless-LAN-Compliance-Status page at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5679/ps5861/product_data_sheet0900aecd80 537b6a.html#wp9005628 Becoming Familiar With the Access Point The following illustrations show identify the access point connections. Before you begin the installation process, use these illustrations to familiarize yourself with the access point.
Figure 1 Access Point Bottom Connectors - Models AIR-CAP1552E-x-K9, AIR-CAP1552EU-x-K9, and AIR-CAP1552H-x-K9 Antenna port 4 Fiber port Antenna port 5 PoE-out port Antenna port 6 LEDs (Status, Up Link, RF1, RF2) AC power connector for model PoE-in port AIR-CAP1552H-x-K9 only AC power connector for model AIR-CAP1552E/EU-x-K9 only Antenna ports 1, 2 and 3 are not shown in...
Figure 2 Access Point Top Connectors - Model AIR-CAP1552EU-x-K9 Antenna port 1 Antenna port 3 Antenna port 2 Figure 3 Access Point Left Side Connectors - Models AIR-CAP1552E-x-K9, AIR-CAP1552EU-x-K9, and AIR-CAP1552H-x-K9 Console Port Not used...
Figure 4 Access Point Bottom Connectors - Model AIR-CAP1552I-x-K9 AC Connector LEDs (Status, Up Link, RF1, RF2) Not used Ethernet backhaul connector Console port Figure 5 Access Point Bottom and Left Side Connectors - Model AIR-CAP1552C-x-K9 and AIR-CAP1552CU-x-K9 (1552C shown) F-Connector adapter (splitter) for cable Console port (optional)
Figure 8 shows the access point DC power connector and ground lug. Figure 8 Access Point DC Power Connector and Ground Lug (All Models) DC power port Bracket mounting nut Bracket mounting hole Ground lug location Radio Operation The 1552 access point 802.11b/g/n radio is used primarily for local access and its 802.11a/n radio for wireless backhaul in the Mesh.
Figure 9. The 1552E and 1552H models must always be operated with the three external antennas attached. When using the Cisco Aironet AIR-ANT2547V-N Dual-Band Omnidirectional Antenna, the 2.4- and 5-GHz antennas connect directly to the access point, as shown in Figure 10.
Figure 10 Access Point Dual-Band Omnidirectional Antennas - Installed Only on Models AIR-CAP1552E-x-K9 and AIR-CAP1552H-x-K9 Antenna connected to antenna port 4 (Type-N Antenna connected to antenna port 6 (Type-N connector) (TX/RX) connector) (TX/RX) Antenna connected to antenna port 5 (Type-N connector) (RX only)
Note combination of the amplification of the signal and the antenna gain. The access point has been designed to operate with the Cisco provided antennas. Integrated Antenna Option The 1552C and 1552I models use the Integrated Low Profile Dual-Band 2.4/5 GHz Dipole Antenna Array.
The low profile integrated antennas are attached to the bottom of a Cisco access point. The 1552C comes with the option of a C-bracket for strand mounting. The 1552C mesh access point chassis mounting brackets and low profile antenna all fit within the 30 cm vertical right-of-way for cable strand-mounted equipment.
The selection of the antenna is determined in the configuration of the product. Depending on the 1552 models selected, the antennas can be mounted on a pole and/or cable strand mounted. Refer to the Cisco Aironet 1550 Outdoor Mesh Access Point Hardware Installation Guide for detailed information on mounting the antennas.
Warning Connect the unit only to DC power source that complies with the Safety Extra-Low Voltage (SELV) requirements in IEC 60950 based safety standards Statement 1033 The 1550 series access point can be connected to more than one power source. The access point detects available input sources and switches to the preferred power source using the following prioritization: •...
In the cable configuration, the cable modem is activated only when the access point is powered Note by POC or external 12 VDC power. When using only PoE power, the cable modem is deactivated. Three AC power cord options are available: •...
Warning To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunication line cord. Statement 1023 The Ethernet cable must be a shielded outdoor rated Category 5e (CAT5e) or better cable. The access point senses the Ethernet and power signals and automatically switches internal circuitry to match the cable connections.
For detailed installation information about the fiber option, see the Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Outdoor Mesh Access Point Hardware Installation Guide. Configuration information can be found in the controller configuration guide of the controller you are using.
When the access point does not have a wired Ethernet connection to the controller (through a switch), the radio role is called a MAP. The MAPs have a wireless connection (through the backhaul interface) to other MAPs and finally to a RAP which has an Ethernet connection through a switch to the controller.
Figure 14 Access Point Point-to-Point Bridging Example (5 GHz) Point-to-Multipoint Bridging The access points can be used as a RAP to connect multiple remote MAPs with their associated wired networks. By default this capability is turned-off for all access points. To support Ethernet bridging, you must enable bridging on the controller for each access point.
Point-to-Multipoint Mesh Network The access point is typically deployed in a mesh network configuration. In a typical mesh deployment, one or more RAPs have a wired network connection through a switch to a controller. Other remote MAPs without wired network connections use the backhaul feature to optimally link to a RAP that is connected to the wired network.
Follow these basic guidelines to ensure the best possible performance: • For information on planning and initially configuring your Cisco mesh network, refer to the Cisco Wireless Mesh Access Points, Design and Deployment Guide, Release 7.0. These documents are available on cisco.com.
Site Surveys Cisco recommends that you perform a site survey before installing the equipment. A site survey reveals problems that can be resolved before the network is operational. Because 802.11a/b/g/n operates in an unlicensed spectrum, there may be sources of interference from other 802.11a wireless devices (especially in multi-tenant buildings) that could degrade your 802.11 signals.
To avoid receiver damage and PER degradation, you can use one of the following techniques: • Separate the omnidirectional antennas by at least 2 ft (0.6 m) to avoid receiver damage or by at least 25 ft (7.6 m) to avoid PER degradation. •...
For additional installation, mounting and safety information for the outdoor mesh access Note point, see the Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Outdoor Mesh Access Point Hardware Installation Guide, which is available on Cisco.com, and Safety Warnings for Cisco Aironet 1520 Series Outdoor Mesh Access Points , which accompanies this guide.
Open your web-browser and enter the IP address of your wireless LAN controller. Be sure to Step 1 precede the IP address with https://. A login screen appears. Enter your username and password. The default case-sensitive username and password are Step 2 admin and admin.
Enter the MAC address of the access point in the MAC Address field. You can also use the Step 5 config macfilter add command to add a MAC filter entry to the controller. Select a WLAN ID or Any WLAN from the WLAN ID pop-up menu. Step 6 Step 7 Enter a description (32 characters maximum) of the access point in the Description field.
Additional information about Microsoft DHCP Option 43 is available on Cisco.com at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_configuration_example09186a0080871 4fe.shtml DHCP Option 43 server implementation information for Cisco IOS is available at cisco.com at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/technology/controller/deployment/guide/dep.html#wp106 8287 In DHCP Option 43, you should use the IP address of the controller management interface.
• Value: List of WLC management interfaces Configuring Option 43 for Cisco 1000, 1500, and 1550 Series Access Points To configure DHCP Option 43 for Cisco 1000, 1500, and 1550 series access points in the embedded Cisco IOS DHCP server, follow these steps: Enter configuration mode at the Cisco IOS CLI.
Configuring Option 43 for Cisco 1100, 1130, 1200, 1240, 1250, 1300, 1520, and 1550 Series Access Points To configure DHCP Option 43 for Cisco 1100, 1130, 1200, 1240, 1250, 1300, 1520, and 1550 series access points in the embedded Cisco IOS DHCP server, follow these steps: Enter configuration mode at the Cisco IOS CLI.
10.126.126.2 and 10.127.127.2. The type is f1(hex). The length is 2 * 4 = 8 = 08 (hex). The IP addresses translate to 0a7e7e02 and 0a7f7f02. Assembling the string then yields f1080a7e7e020a7f7f02. The resulting Cisco IOS command added to the DHCP scope is listed below:...
Any changes or modification to the product (including the use of non-Cisco antennas specified for this model) provided not expressly approved by Cisco could void the user’s authority to operate this device.
VCCI Statement for Japan Warning This is a Class B product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference from Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). If this is used near a radio or television receiver in a domestic environment, it may cause radio interference.
Guidelines for Operating Cisco Aironet Access Points in Japan This section provides guidelines for avoiding interference when operating Cisco Aironet access points in Japan. These guidelines are provided in both Japanese and English. Japanese Translation 03-6434-6500 English Translation This equipment operates in the same frequency bandwidth as industrial, scientific, and medical devices such as microwave ovens and mobile object identification (RF-ID) systems (licensed premises radio stations and unlicensed specified low-power radio stations) used in factory production lines.
Material Safety Law prohibits the use of UL-certified cables (that have the “UL” shown on the code) for any other electrical devices than products designated by CISCO. The use of cables that are certified by Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law (that have “PSE” shown on the code) is not limited to CISCO-designated products.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Cisco Aironet Access Points are certified to the requirements of RSS-210. The use of this device in a system operating either partially or completely outdoors may require the user to obtain a license for the system according to the Canadian regulations.
The following standards were applied: EMC—EMC-EN 301.489-1 v1.8.1; EN 301.489-17 v2.1.1 Health & Safety—EN60950-1: 2005; EN 50385: 2002 Radio—EN 300 328 v 1.7.1; EN 301.893 v 1.5.1 The conformity assessment procedure referred to in Article 10.4 and Annex III of Directive 1999/5/EC has been followed.
This equipment is intended to be used in all EU and EFTA countries. Outdoor use may be Note restricted to certain frequencies and/or may require a license for operation. For more details, contact Cisco Corporate Compliance. The product carries the CE Mark: Declaration of Conformity for RF Exposure United States This system has been evaluated for RF exposure for Humans in reference to ANSI C 95.1 (American...
8.1 to 14 dbi. Administrative Rules for Cisco Aironet Access Points in Taiwan This section provides administrative rules for operating Cisco Aironet access points in Taiwan. The rules for all access points are provided in both Chinese and English. Chinese Translation...
English Translation Administrative Rules for Low-power Radio-Frequency Devices Article 12 For those low-power radio-frequency devices that have already received a type-approval, companies, business units or users should not change its frequencies, increase its power or change its original features and functions. Article 14 The operation of the low-power radio-frequency devices is subject to the conditions that no harmful interference is caused to aviation safety and authorized radio station;...
Figure 18 Reglatory Information for Brazil Portuguese Translation Este equipamento opera em caráter secundário, isto é, não tem direito a proteção contra interferência prejudicial, mesmo de estações do mesmo tipo, e não pode causar interferência a sistemas operando em caráter primário. English Translation This equipment operates on a secondary basis and consequently must accept harmful interference, including interference from stations of the same kind.
• The Troubleshooting section of this guide • The troubleshooting section of the Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Outdoor Mesh Access Point Hardware Installation Guide • The Troubleshooting a Mesh Network troubleshooting guide found on cisco.com at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps8368/prod_troubleshooting_guides_list.html...
IP packets. Layer 3 operation is scalable and is recommended by Cisco. Unless it has a static IP address, a Layer 3 access point on a different subnet than the controller requires a DHCP server on the access point subnet and a route to the controller.
Checking the LEDs Four LEDs, located between the PoE-In and PoE-Out connectors, monitor the status of the access point power, uplinks, and radios. Figure 19 identifies and describes the LED functions. Table 2 provides additional LED signal information. Figure 19 Access Point LEDs –Shown on the Bottom of Model AIR-CAP1552E-x-K9 RF-2 LED—Status of the 5 GHz MIMO Uplink LED—Ethernet, cable, or fiber status...
This is within the normal range of the LED manufacturer’s specifications and is not a defect. See the Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Outdoor Mesh Access Point Hardware Installation Guide for a detailed description of the LEDs and additional troubleshooting tips.
Misconfigured Access Point IP address IP address misconfiguration can occur when you are re-addressing a segment of your mesh network and you start at the mesh access point connected to the wired network (RAP). To avoid this problem, always start the IP addressing changes from the farthest access point and work your way back to the root access point.
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