Cisco Catalyst 9115AXE Access Point

MX80774 Catalyst 9115AXE Access Point
MX80774 Catalyst 9115AXE Access Point

Product Info

The Cisco® Catalyst® 9115AX Series with Wi-Fi 6is the next generation of enterprise access points. They are resilient, secure, and intelligent.

Hyperconnectivity with steady performance in demanding environments. Exponential growth of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and next-generation applications. Advanced persistent security threats. All of these require a wireless network that provides resiliency and superior connectivity, integrated security with advanced classification and containment, and hardware and software innovations to automate, secure, and simplify networks. Updating your wireless infrastructure to one that will meet these needs is paramount for today’s digital business. The new generation of Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points, with high-performance Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capabilities and innovations in RF performance, security, and analytics, enables end-to-end digitization and helps accelerate the rollout of business services by delivering beyond Wi-Fi.

The Cisco Catalyst 9115AX Series Access Points are enterprise-class products that will address your current and future needs. They are the first step to updating your network to take better example of all of the features and benefits that Wi-Fi 6 provides.

Key features:

  • Wi-Fi 6 certifiable
  • Three radios: 2.4 GHz (4x4), 5 GHz (4x4), and BLE
  • OFDMA and MU-MIMO
  • Multigigabit support
  • Internal and external antenna support
  • Available with optional embedded wireless controller

The Cisco Catalyst 9115AX Series Access Points support both Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) and Multiuser Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MU-MIMO), delivering more predictable performance for advanced applications and IoT. Additionally, with up to 2.5 Gbps with NBASE-T and IEEE 802.3bz Ethernet compatibility, the Cisco Catalyst 9115AX Series can seamlessly offload network traffic without any bottlenecks. With Cisco’s Multigigabit technology, you can use your existing Category 5e or 6 cabling to achieve speeds up to 5 Gbps, allowing for higher throughputs with minimum cost. And with two different antenna choices, you’re able to decide which option works best for you.

With the 9115AX Series, you can secure remote workers or the micro-office. Any Cisco Aironet or Catalyst access point can function as an OfficeExtend access point (OEAP). With an OEAP, an employee at home or in a temporary micro-office will have access to the corporate SSID and the corporate network without the need to set up a VPN or have any advanced technical know-how.

Cisco User Defined Network, a feature available in Cisco DNA Center, allows IT to give end users control of their very own wireless network partition on a shared network. End users can then remotely and securely deploy their devices on this network. Perfect for university dormitories or extended hospital stays, Cisco User Defined Network grants both device security and control, allowing each user to choose who can connect to their network. (Available second half of calendar year 2020.)

The Wi-Fi 6 readiness dashboard is a new dashboard in the Assurance menu of Cisco DNA Center. It will look through the inventory of all devices on the network and verify device, software, and client compatibility with the new Wi-Fi 6 standard. After upgrading, advanced wireless analytics will indicate performance and capacity gains as a result of the Wi-Fi 6 deployment. This is an incredible tool that will help your team define where and how the wireless network should be upgraded. It will also give you insights into the access point distribution by protocol (802.11 ac/n/abg), wireless airtime efficiency by protocol, and granular performance metrics.

Features

  • 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
    The IEEE 802.11ax emerging standard, also known as High-Efficiency-Wireless (HEW) or Wi-Fi 6, builds on 802.11ac. It will deliver a better experience in typical environments and more predictable performance for advanced applications such as 4K or 8K video, high-density, high-definition collaboration apps, all-wireless offices, and IoT. 802.11ax is designed to use both the 2.4-Ghz and 5-GHz bands, unlike the 802.11ac standard.
  • Uplink/downlink OFDMA
    OFDMA-based scheduling splits the bandwidth into smaller chunks called Resource Units (RUs), which can be allocated to individual clients in both the downlink and uplink directions to reduce overhead and latency.
  • MU-MIMO technology
    Supporting four spatial streams, MU-MIMO enables access points to split spatial streams between client devices, to maximize throughput.
  • BSS coloring
    Spatial reuse (also known as Basic Service Set [BSS] coloring) allows the Access Points (APs) and their clients to differentiate between BSSs, thus permitting more simultaneous transmissions.
  • Target wake time
    A new power savings mode called Target Wake Time (TWT) allows the client to stay asleep and to wake up only at prescheduled (target) times to exchange data with the AP. This offers significant energy savings for battery-operated devices, up to 3x to 4x compared to 802.11n and 802.11ac.
  • Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller
    The 9115AX Wi-Fi 6 access points are available with a built-in controller. The Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller on Catalyst 9100 Access Points provides an easy-to-deploy and manage option that does not require a physical appliance. The control resides on the access point, so there is no added footprint or complexity. And because it uses Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series code, it’s easy to migrate your network as your needs grow.
  • Multigigabit Ethernet support
    Provides uplink speeds of 2.5 Gbps, in addition to 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps. All speeds are supported on Category 5e cabling for an industry first, as well as 10GBASE-T (IEEE 802.3bz) cabling.
  • Bluetooth 5.0
    Integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.0 radio to enable IoT use cases such as location tracking and wayfinding.
  • Apple features
    Apple and Cisco have partnered to create an optimal mobile experience for iOS devices on corporate networks based on Cisco technologies. Using new features in iOS 10, in combination with the latest software and hardware from Cisco, businesses can now more effectively use their network infrastructure to deliver an enhanced user experience across all business applications.
    At the center of the collaboration is a unique handshake between the Cisco WLAN and Apple devices. This handshake enables the Cisco WLAN to provide an optimal Wi-Fi roaming experience to Apple devices. Additionally, the Cisco WLAN trusts Apple devices and gives priority treatment for business-critical applications specified by the Apple device. This feature is also known as Fast Lane.

Specifications

Model Number C9115AXE-A
Device Type Indoor Access Point, challenging environments, with external antennas
Software Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 8.9 or later
Cisco IOS ® XE Software Release 16.11 or later
Supported wireless LAN controllers Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers
Cisco 3500, 5520, and 8540 Series Wireless Controllers and Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller
802.11n version 2.0 (and related) capabilities 4x4 MIMO with four spatial streams
Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC)
802.11n and 802.11a/g beamforming
20- and 40-MHz channels
PHY data rates up to 890 Mbps (40 MHz with 5 GHz and 20 MHz with 2.4 GHz)
Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
802.11 Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
Cyclic Shift Diversity (CSD) support
802.11ac 4x4 downlink MU-MIMO with four spatial streams
MRC
802.11ac beamforming
20-, 40-, 80-, and 160-MHz channels
PHY data rates up to 3.47 Gbps (160 MHz with 5 GHz)
Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
802.11 DFS
CSD support
802.11ax 4x4 downlink MU-MIMO with four spatial streams
Uplink/downlink OFDMA
TWT
BSS coloring
MRC
802.11ax beamforming
20-, 40-, 80-, and 160-MHz channels
PHY data rates up to 5.38 Gbps (160 MHz with 5 GHz and 20 MHz with 2.4 GHz)
Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
802.11 DFS
CSD support
Integrated antenna 2.4 GHz, peak gain 3 dBi, internal antenna, omnidirectional in azimuth
5 GHz, peak gain 4 dBi, internal antenna, omnidirectional in azimuth
External antenna (sold separately) Cisco Catalyst 9115AXE Access Points are certified for use with antenna gains up to 6 dBi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
Cisco offers the industry's broadest selection of antennas, delivering optimal coverage for a variety of deployment scenarios
Number of Ports 1 x 100, 1000, 2500 Multigigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) – IEEE 802.3bz
Management console port (RJ-45)
USB 2.0 (enabled via future software)
Indicators Status LED indicates boot loader status, association status, operating status, boot loader warnings, and boot loader errors
   
System memory 2048 MB DRAM
1024 MB flash
   
Available transmit power settings 2.4 GHz
- 23 dBm (200 mW)
- 20 dBm (100 mW)
- 17 dBm (50 mW)
- 14 dBm (25 mW)
- 11 dBm (12.5 mW)
- 8 dBm (6.25 mW)
- 5 dBm (3.13 mW)
- 2 dBm (1.56 mW)
- -1dBm (0.79mW)
- -4dBm (0.39mW)

5 GHz
- 23 dBm (200 mW)
- 20 dBm (100 mW)
- 17 dBm (50 mW)
- 14 dBm (25 mW)
- 11 dBm (12.5 mW)
- 8 dBm (6.25 mW)
- 5 dBm (3.13 mW)
- 2 dBm (1.56 mW)
- -1dBm (0.79mW)
- -4dBm (0.39mW)

Frequency band and 20-MHz operating channels A (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

B (B regulatory domain):
- 2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
- 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
- 5.500 to 5.700 GHz; 11 channels
- 5.745 to 5.865 GHz; 7 channels

C (C regulatory domain):
- 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
- 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

D (D regulatory domain):
- 2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
- 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
- 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

E (E regulatory domain):
- 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
- 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
- 5.500 to 5.700 GHz; 8 channels (excludes 5.600 to 5.640 GHz)

F (F regulatory domain):
- 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
- 5.250 to 5.350 GHz; 4 channels
- 5.725 to 5.825 GHz; 4 channels

G (G regulatory domain):
- 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
- 5.745 to 5.865 GHz; 7 channels

H (H regulatory domain):
- 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
- 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
- 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

I (I regulatory domain):
- 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
- 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels

K (K regulatory domain):
- 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
- 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
- 5.500 to 5.620 GHz; 7 channels
- 5.745 to 5.805 GHz; 4 channels

N (N regulatory domain):
- 2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
- 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
- 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

Q (Q regulatory domain):
- 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
- 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
- 5.500 to 5.700 GHz; 11 channels

R (R regulatory domain):
- 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
- 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
- 5.660 to 5,825 GHz; 8 channels (excludes 5.700 to 5.745 GHz)

S (S regulatory domain):
- 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
- 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
- 5.500 to 5.700 GHz; 11 channels
- 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

T (T regulatory domain):
- 2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
- 5.180 to 5.320 GHz; 8 channels
- 5.500 to 5.700 GHz; 12 channels
- 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

Z (Z 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

Maximum number of nonoverlapping channels 2.4 GHz
802.11b/g:
- 20 MHz: 3

802.11n:
- 20 MHz: 3

802.11ax:
- 20MHz:3 5 GHz

802.11a:
- 20 MHz: 26 FCC, 16 EU

802.11n:
- 20 MHz: 26 FCC, 16 EU
- 40 MHz: 12 FCC, 7 EU

802.11ac/ax:
- 20 MHz: 26 FCC, 16 EU
- 40 MHz: 12 FCC, 7 EU
- 80 MHz: 5 FCC, 3 EU
- 160 MHz 2 FCC, 1 EU

   
Input power requirements 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), 802.3bt Cisco Universal PoE (Cisco UPOE+, Cisco UPOE ®)
Cisco power injector, AIR-PWRINJ6=
802.3af PoE
Cisco power injector, AIR-PWRINJ5= (Note: This injector supports only 802.3af)

Note: When 802.3af PoE is the source of power, both 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radios will be reduced to 2x2 and Ethernet downgraded to 1 Gigabit Ethernet. In addition, the USB port will be off.

Power draw 802.3at PoE: 21.4 W
802.3af PoE: 13 W
   
Safety IEC 60950-1
EN 60950-1
UL 60950-1
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
AS/NZS 60950-1
UL 2043
Class III equipment
Emissions CISPR 32 (rev. 2015)
EN 55032 (rev. 2012/AC:2013)
EN 55032 (rev. 2015)
EN61000-3-2 (rev. 2014)
EN61000-3-3 (rev. 2013)
KN61000-3-2
KN61000-3-3
AS/NZS CISPR 32 Class B (rev. 2015)
47 CFR FCC Part 15B
ICES-003 (rev. 2016 Issue 6, Class B)
VCCI (V3)
CNS (rev. 13438)
KN-32
TCVN 7189 (rev. 2009)
Immunity CISPR 24 (rev. 2010)
EN 55024/EN 55035 (rev. 2010)
Emissions and immunity EN 301 489-1 (v2.1.1 2017-02)
EN 301 489-17 (v3.1.1 2017-02)
QCVN (18:2014)
KN 489-1
KN 489-17
EN 60601 (1-1:2015)
Radio EN 300 328 (v2.1.1)
EN 301 893 (v2.1.1)
AS/NZS 4268 (rev. 2017)
47 CFR FCC Part 15C, 15.247, 15.407
RSP-100
RSS-GEN
RSS-247
China regulations SRRC
LP0002 (rev 2018.1.10)
Japan Std. 33a, Std. 66, and Std. 71
RF safety EN 50385 (rev. Aug 2002)
ARPANSA
AS/NZS 2772 (rev. 2016)
EN 62209-1 (rev. 2016)
EN 62209-2 (rev. 2010)
47 CFR Part 1.1310 and 2.1091
RSS-102
IEEE standards IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3ab
IEEE 802.3af/at
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
IEEE 802.11h, 802.11d
Security 802.11i, Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3), WPA2, WPA
802.1X
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) types EAP-Transport Layer Security (TLS)
EAP-Tunneled TLS (TTLS) or Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol Version 2 (MSCHAPv2)
Protected EAP (PEAP) v0 or EAP-MSCHAPv2
EAP-Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP-FAST)
PEAP v1 or EAP-Generic Token Card (GTC)
EAP-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM)
   
Temperature Operating: -20 to 50° C (-4 to 122° F)
Nonoperating: -30 to 70° C (-22 to 158° F)
Operating Humidity Operating: 10 - 90% Noncondensing
Nonoperating: N/A
Altitude Operating: 40°C, 9843 ft.
Nonoperating: 25°C, 15,000 ft.
   
Form Factor N/A
Dimensions Access point (without mounting brackets): 8.0 x 8.0 x 1.7 in. (20.3 x 20.3 x 4.3 cm)
Weight 2.43 lb (1.1 kg)