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Product Line: Cisco Aironet 1600 Series
Product Type: Access Point
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Product Description

The AIR-CAP1602E-A-K9 is a controller-based access point designed for small and medium-sized enterprise networks, supporting a dual-band configuration with 3 x 3 MIMO technology and two spatial streams. It operates within a -20 °C to 50 °C temperature range and a 10% to 90% humidity range, ensuring reliability across various environments. Key features include 256 MB DRAM, 32 MB flash memory, and a range of interfaces including 10/100/1000BASE-T Autosensing (RJ-45) and a management console port, with a maximum power draw of 12.95 W through an 802.3af Ethernet Switch.

FAQs for the AIR-CAP1602E-A-K9

  • What is the regulatory domain of the networking hardware?
  • A: The regulatory domain is A.

  • How many bands does the Type Controller Based hardware support?
  • A: It supports 2 bands.

  • What software is compatible with this device?
  • A: It is compatible with Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software and Cisco IOS® Software.

  • What is the minimum operating temperature for the Type Controller Based hardware?
  • A: The minimum operating temperature is -20 °C.

  • What types of interfaces are available on this device?
  • A: Interfaces include 10/100/1000BASE-T Autosensing (RJ-45) and a Management Console Port (RJ-45).

  • What is the size and weight of the Type Controller Based hardware?
  • A: The size is 8.7 x 8.7 x 1.84 inches and it weighs 1.9 lbs.

  • How much RAM and Flash Memory does it have?
  • A: It has 256 MB DRAM and 32 MB Flash Memory.

  • What is the power draw of the Type Controller Based hardware?
  • A: The power draw is 12.95 W.

  • What technology does it utilize for wireless communication?
  • A: It utilizes 3 x 3 MIMO with Two Spatial Streams technology.

  • What are the channel frequencies supported by the Type Controller Based hardware?
  • A: It supports 20 MHz and 40 MHz channel frequencies.

Product Review

The Cisco AIR-CAP1602E-A-K9 offers dual-band support and 3 x 3 MIMO technology, enhancing network capacity and coverage for small and medium-sized enterprise networks. However, with only 256 MB of DRAM and 32 MB of flash memory, its performance might lag behind newer models in high-demand scenarios. Additionally, its operational temperature range and power draw are adequate for most environments, though the requirement for an 802.3af Ethernet switch for power may limit deployment flexibility.


The Cisco AIR-CAP1602E-A-K9 is a controller-based access point designed to address the needs of small and medium-sized enterprise networks. With a focus on performance and scalability, this model is part of Cisco's acclaimed Aironet 1600 series, which is engineered to deliver enhanced throughput and coverage for a wide range of wireless network deployments. At the core of the AIR-CAP1602E-A-K9's hardware specifications is its dual-band capability, operating in both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies to support diverse client devices and applications. This flexibility ensures optimal performance by mitigating interference and providing more channels for wireless communication. The device is powered by Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software and Cisco IOS® Software, which are integral to its operation and management. These software platforms facilitate advanced features, security, and manageability, making the access point a reliable component in any network infrastructure. Key hardware features include: - Interfaces: Equipped with a 10/100/1000BASE-T Autosensing port (RJ-45) for Ethernet connectivity and a Management Console Port (RJ-45), allowing for flexible connectivity and management options. - Indicators: The status LED provides immediate visual feedback on the access point's operational status, including boot loader status, association, operating conditions, and error warnings. - Power Options: The device supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) through an 802.3af Ethernet switch, with a power draw of 12.95 W. It can also be powered through direct AC input ranging from 100 to 240 VAC and DC power input from 44 to 57 VDC. The AIR-CAP1602E-A-K9 is built to withstand a wide range of environmental conditions. It operates efficiently in temperatures ranging from -20 °C to 50 °C and can be stored in temperatures from -30 °C. The device's operational humidity is set at 10% non-condensing, with a non-operating humidity tolerance of up to 90% non-condensing, ensuring its durability in various environmental conditions. The access point's physical dimensions are 8.7 x 8.7 x 1.84 inches, and it weighs 1.9 lbs, making it compact and easy to deploy in a variety of settings without taking up excessive space. The internal hardware includes 256 MB of DRAM and 32 MB of flash memory, providing sufficient capacity for firmware and software operations, ensuring smooth and efficient functionality. In terms of wireless technology, the AIR-CAP1602E-A-K9 boasts a 3 x 3 MIMO with two spatial streams, allowing it to deliver higher throughput and more reliable connections. This technology also supports channel widths of 20 MHz and 40 MHz, optimizing bandwidth and accommodating more users and data-intensive applications. Overall, the Cisco AIR-CAP1602E-A-K9 is a versatile and efficient solution for businesses looking to deploy or upgrade their wireless network infrastructure. Its combination of powerful hardware, reliable software, and flexible deployment options make it a valuable asset for any organization seeking to improve its wireless connectivity and network performance.


Model NumberAIR-CAP1602E-A-K9
Produced byCisco
Operating ModeController Required
Compliance DomainA
Frequency Bands Supported2
Operating System CompatibilityCisco Unified Wireless Network Software, Cisco IOS® Software
Lowest Operating Temperature-20 °C
Highest Operating Temperature50 °C
Lowest Storage Temperature-30 °C
Operational Humidity Minimum10% (Non-Condensing)
Storage Humidity Maximum90% (Non-Condensing)
Connection Ports10/100/1000BASE-T Autosensing (RJ-45), Management Console Port (RJ-45)
Diagnostic IndicatorsStatus LED for boot loader status, connection status, operational status, boot loader warnings, boot loader errors
Dimensions (Width x Length x Height)8.7 x 8.7 x 1.84 Inches
Device Weight1.9 lbs
System Memory256 MB DRAM
Storage Capacity32 MB Flash
AC Power Requirement100 to 240 VAC; 50 to 60 Hz
DC Power Requirement44 to 57 VDC
Power Supply Method802.3af Ethernet Switch
Energy Consumption12.95 W
Intended UseNetworks in small to medium-sized businesses
Wireless Technology3 x 3 MIMO with 2 Spatial Streams
Supported Channel Bandwidth20 MHz and 40 MHz

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