Cisco® Aironet® 1200 Series access points deliver the investment protection, versatility, and
enterprise-class features demanded by wireless LAN customers. It is designed specifically for
challenging environments like factories, warehouses, and large retail establishments that require
the antenna versatility associated with connectorized antennas, as well as a rugged metal
enclosure and a broad operating temperature range.
The Cisco Aironet 1200 Series meets the needs of today’s applications and protects future
network infrastructure investments. The modular design of the 1200 Series provides a highperformance
802.11g configured access point that allows for either single- or dual-radio
configuration. While the 802.11g-configured access point meets the needs of most customers and
applications that may not have a current need for 802.11a, an easy 802.11a upgrade kit is
available, to increase scalability and performance with complete backward compatibility for legacy
The Cisco Aironet 1200 Series is a component of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, 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 1200 Series extends the security, scalability, reliability, ease of
deployment, and manageability available in wired networks to the wireless LAN.
The Cisco Aironet 1200 Series is available in two versions: unified or autonomous. Unified access
points operate with the Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP) and work in conjunction with
Cisco wireless LAN controllers and the Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS). When configured
with LWAPP, the Cisco Aironet 1200 Series can automatically detect the best-available Cisco
wireless LAN controller and download appropriate policies and configuration information with no
manual intervention. Autonomous access points are based on Cisco IOS® Software and may
optionally operate with the CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine (WLSE). Autonomous
access points, along with the CiscoWorks WLSE, deliver a core set of features and may be fieldData
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upgraded to take advantage of the full benefits of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network as
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