Aironet Wireless Communications

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Aironet Wireless Communications
Division
Industry Computer networking
Fate Acquired by Cisco Systems
Founded United States (1986)
Headquarters United States
Parent Cisco Systems

Cisco Aironet is a maker of wireless networking equipment currently operated as a division of Cisco Systems. It was started by ex-Marconi Wireless employees in 1986 as Telesystems SLW in Canada, right after the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opened up the ISM bands for spread spectrum license-free use. Telxon acquired Telesystems SLW in 1992,[1] and Aironet Wireless Communications was spun off from Telxon's RF Division in 1994. Cisco Systems acquired Aironet in 1999.

One of its pre-acquisition direct competitors was NCR and its successors (AT&T and Lucent), who sold the WaveLAN wireless networking technology.

Pre-acquisition Aironet products[edit]

  • ARLAN 900 MHz proprietary wireless networking
  • ARLAN 2.4GHz proprietary wireless networking

Cisco Era Aironet products[edit]

  • Aironet 700W Series[2]
    • Simultaneous dual band radio, 802.11n based, wall-plate-mountable, BandSelect, VideoStream, 4x Gb ethernet ports, one PoE port, requires a controller.[2]
  • Aironet 1100 Series (2009)[3][4]
    • 1130[5]
    • 1140 - 802.11n (2.4 GHz only), PoE, single port, ClientLink beam forming technology.[6]
      • End of Life: October 1, 2013.[7]
      • End of Software Updates: October 1, 2014.[7]
  • Aironet 1700 Series
  • Aironet 1850 Series
  • Aironet 1200 Series
  • Aironet 1300 Outdoor Access Point/Bridge[5]
  • Aironet 2600 Series
  • Aironet 2700 Series
  • Aironet 3500 Series
  • Aironet 3600 Series
  • Aironet 3700 Series

Cisco Aironet Compatible Wireless Controllers[edit]

  • Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller.[8]
  • Cisco 5520 Wireless LAN Controller.[8]
  • Cisco 2500 Wireless Controller.[8]
  • Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Telxon Corporation". fundinguniverse.com. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Cisco Aironet 700W Series - Products & Services". Cisco. Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  3. ^ "Cisco Aironet 1140 Series Access Point Data Sheet". Cisco. Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Miercom Lab Testing Summary Report January 2009" (PDF). Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Cisco IOS Software Configuration Guide for Cisco Aironet Access Points" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  6. ^ "Next-Generation Wireless Options" (PDF). Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Aironet 1140 Series". Cisco. Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  8. ^ a b c "Wireless LAN Controller". Cisco. Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  9. ^ "Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller - Products & Services". Cisco. Retrieved 2015-11-12. 

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