Cisco 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Points
|Next-generation wireless for the
Customers pay for purchases with their smartphones. Schoolchildren
• Prepare for an increasingly wireless
Performance boosts, end to end
One key part of Wave 2 802.11ac technology that helps keep your organization ahead of the capacity
crunch is Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO). MU-MIMO allows an access point to transmit to multiple clients
at the same time, instead of sending data to a single client at a time. These parallel transmissions improve
RF efficiency when client devices also support 802.11ac Wave 2.
With MU-MIMO in use, each client device gets the amount of airtime it’s supposed to have based on the
technology supported – 802.11ac Wave 2, Wave 1, 802.11n, or an older version of the standard. So the
limitation of one lower-speed client no longer slows overall downlink throughput for others.
Cisco wireless solutions go beyond the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard with innovations and features accessible via these
wireless devices, so your organization can optimize the user experience and beef up network security
and scale for a mobile-first world. Cisco DNA™ assists you in managing the health of your network by
providing a 360-degree contextual view of the user, applications, and the overall network itself.
Cisco DNA Assurance supplies you with the knowledge that your infrastructure is performing up to its
capacity. If an issue arises, DNA Assurance allows you to get to the right place (240+ events trigger
dynamic packet capture) at the right time (go back to up to 14 days to view the actual problem) with the
right action (guided remediation based on 9000 different Cisco wireless Technical Assistance Center cases). And DNA spans both your wired and wireless networks.
Cisco® Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) continues the consolidation of wired and wireless into one
network as it makes use of just one policy throughout the entirety of your network, increasing business
agility and scale. This simplified operation realizes that it’s not just mobile devices connecting to the
network, but IoT devices as well, and makes provisions that separate IoT devices from your missioncritical
With Wave 2’s extra wireless capacity and spectrum efficiency, you want to be sure that wireless
traffic doesn’t face a bottleneck when it hits your wired LAN infrastructure. So Cisco offers the endto-end
infrastructure support and services you need to avoid network traffic jams. Our Cisco Catalyst®
Multigigabit switches support 1-Gbps, 2.5-Gbps, 5-Gbps, and 10-Gbps speeds on existing Gigabit
Ethernet cabling to accommodate your increasing Wi-Fi traffic over time and future higher-speed access
point connections. And our latest wireless LAN controllers support up to 10 times the throughput of earlier
Cisco WLAN controllers.
Wireless is the first line of defense, so protect your access, assets, and airwaves. Cisco wireless 802.11ac Wave 2
access points secure the network while predicting and responding to issues and threats faster.
With the assurance built into Cisco 802.11ac Wave 2 access points, you get the guarantee that the
infrastructure is doing what you intended it to do. From isolating and replicating issues to providing the
resolution, you can be sure that your access points are working for you.