Cisco Aironet 1300 Series Outdoor Access Point or Bridge
that provides high-speed and cost-effective wireless connectivity between multiple fixed or mobile networks and
clients. Building a metropolitan-area wireless infrastructure with the Cisco Aironet 1300 Series provides deployment
personnel with a flexible, easy-to-use solution that meets the security requirements of wide-area networking
professionals. The Cisco Aironet 1300 Series can be deployed as an autonomous access point or bridge, providing
intelligent network services as a standalone device. Alternatively, the Cisco Aironet 1300 Series can be deployed as
part of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, managed centrally by a Cisco wireless LAN controller.
The Cisco Aironet 1300 Series supports the 802.11g standard—providing 54-Mbps data rates with a proven, secure
technology while maintaining full backward compatibility with legacy 802.11b devices. It is delivered in a compact,
rugged enclosure for deployment in outdoor environments, and is available in two versions. The Cisco Aironet 1300
Series with integrated antenna can be quickly installed to provide a LAN bridge to a remote site or multiple sites. The
1300 Series with antenna connectors supports a variety of Cisco 2.4-GHz antennas, providing range and coverage
The Cisco Aironet 1300 Series is available either as part of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network or as an autonomous
access point or bridge. The Cisco Unified Wireless Network is a comprehensive solution that delivers an integrated,
end-to-end wired and wireless network. Using the radio and network management features of the Cisco Unified
Wireless Network for simplified deployment, the Cisco Aironet 1300 Series extends the security, scalability,
reliability, ease of deployment, and manageability available in wired networks to the wireless LAN. Unified access
points operate with the Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP) and work in conjunction with Cisco wireless LAN
controllers and the Wireless Control System (WCS). When configured with LWAPP, the Cisco Aironet 1300 Series
can automatically detect the best-available Cisco wireless LAN controller and download appropriate policies and
configuration information with no hands-on intervention.
Autonomous access points are based on Cisco IOS
Wireless LAN Solution Engine (WLSE). Autonomous access points, along with the WLSE, deliver a core set of
features and may be field-upgraded to take advantage of the full benefits of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network as
requirements evolve. As an autonomous access point or bridge, the Cisco Aironet 1300 Series may be configured to
operate as a wireless access point, bridge, or a workgroup bridge.
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1300 Series Outdoor Access Point or Bridge (Figure 1) is an 802.11g access point and bridge
Cisco Aironet 1300 Series
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