Configuration and application
Combined with Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA), the Catalyst 9115 access points are corporate-class products, based on the Wi-Fi 6 standard. The new generation of Cisco access points with high-performance Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capabilities and innovations in efficiency, security, and RF analytics, enable comprehensive digitalization and help in quicker deployment of business services through delivery outside Wi-Fi. The Catalyst 9115 Series works perfectly in networks of any size and is a good solution for developing network structures. The unit adapts to growing requirements which is essential for IoT (Internet of Things) implementation, and simultaneously fully supports cutting-edge technology and innovation.
Key technical features
Catalyst 9115 Access Points work on Cisco IOS XE Software 16.11 or higher. They have PoE (Power over Ethernet) power supply. This series of APs offers integrated and external antennas, designed for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. The unit has 2048 MB of DRAM memory and 1024 MB of flash memory.
It features the following external interfaces:
- Multigigabit Ethernet 1×100/1000/2500 (RJ-45)
- RS-232 console interface through RJ-45
- USB 2.0 port
- Recovery button (enables partial or full recovery of system configuration)
The access point supports Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series wireless controllers and Cisco 3500, 5520, 8540 Series controllers, as well as Cisco virtual wireless controller.
The AP also supports the following operation modes:
- Local – default Cisco AP operation mode. In this mode, the unit serves clients.
- FlexConnect – in this mode, the data flow is switched locally and is not forwarded to the controller.
- Monitor – in this mode, the AP actively monitors radio waves to detect intrusions and fraudulent Access Points. Usually, the unit does not serve clients as well.
- Sniffer – in wireless Sniffer mode, the access point intercepts all packets sent through a given channel and forwards it to the station featuring the packet analyser.