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Cisco WAP150 Wireless-AC/N Dual Radio Access Point with PoE
Faster Wi-Fi, Highly Secure Connectivity, Do-It-Yourself Installation

Cisco WAP150 Wireless-AC/N Dual Radio Access Point with PoE

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  • Provides cost-effective 802.11ac connectivity with speed up to 1.2 Gbps
  • Gigabit Ethernet LAN interface with Power over Ethernet (PoE) can enable flexible installation
  • A captive portal can enable highly secure guest access with customized roles and rights
  • Single Point Setup requires no controller, for easy, cost-effective deployment of multiple access points
  • Works right out of the box with easy installation and a simple web-based configuration and wizard

Product Overview

In today’s dynamic business environment, employees are becoming more mobile and collaborative than ever. To stay productive, they need dependable, business-class access to network applications throughout the office. Cisco® WAP150 Wireless-AC/N Dual Radio Access Points provide a simple, cost-effective way to extend more secure, high-performance mobile networking to your employees and guests, so they can stay connected anywhere in the office. This flexible solution lets you connect dozens of employees, and can scale to accommodate additional users and changing business needs.

The WAP150 access point uses concurrent dual-band radios for improved coverage on mobile devices. Gigabit Ethernet LAN interfaces with Power over Ethernet (PoE) support flexible installation and can reduce cabling and wiring costs. Intelligent quality-of-service (QoS) features let you prioritize bandwidth-sensitive traffic for voice over IP (VoIP) and video applications.

To provide highly secure guest access to visitors and other users, WAP150 access points support a captive portal with multiple authentication options and the ability to configure rights, roles, and bandwidth. A customized guest login page lets you present a welcome message and access details, and reinforces your brand with company logos.

The WAP150 Wireless-AC/N Dual Radio Access Point is easy to set up and use, with intuitive wizard-based configuration to get you up and running in minutes. An attractive design with flexible mounting options allows the access points to blend well into any small business environment.

To enhance reliability and safeguard sensitive business information, WAP150 access points support both Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Personal and Enterprise, encoding all your wireless transmissions with powerful encryption. In addition, 802.1X RADIUS authentication helps keep unauthorised users out.

Designed to scale smoothly as your organization grows, the access point features controller-less Single Point Setup, which simplifies the deployment of multiple access points without additional hardware. With WAP150 access points, you can extend business-class wireless networking to employees and guests anywhere in the office, with the flexibility to meet new business needs for years to come.

Figure 1 shows a typical wireless access point configuration. Figures 2 and 3 show the product’s front and back panels, respectively.

Figure 1. Typical Wireless Access Point Configuration

Figure 2. Front Panel of a WAP150 Wireless-AC/N Dual Radio Access Point with PoE


Figure 3. Back Panel of a WAP150 Wireless-AC/N Dual Radio Access Point with PoE

Features and Benefits:

  • The concurrent dual-band radio supports up to 1.2 Gbps for increase capacity and coverage
  • Single Point Setup, a controller-less technology, simplifies the deployment and management of multiple access points, without requiring additional hardware
  • The Gigabit Ethernet LAN interface can enable a high-speed uplink to the wired network
  • Robust security, including WPA2, 802.1X with RADIUS secure authentication, and rogue access point detection, helps protect sensitive business information
  • A captive portal support supports highly secure, customized guest access with multiple rights and roles
  • Simple installation and an intuitive web-based configuration and wizard can enable fast, simple deployment and setup in minutes
  • Support for PoE powered device (PD) can enable easy installation without expensive additional wiring
  • Sleek design with multiple internal antennas
  • Versatile mounting can enable installation on a ceiling, wall, or desktop
  • Intelligent QoS prioritizes network traffic to help keep critical network applications running at top performance
  • Workgroup Bridge mode lets you expand your network by wirelessly connecting to a second Ethernet network
  • Support for IPv6 lets you deploy future networking applications and operating systems without costly upgrades
  • Limited lifetime hardware warranty provides peace of mind

Technical Specifications:

Table 1 lists the specifications, package contents, and minimum requirements for the WAP150 access point.

Table 1. Specifications for the WAP150 Access Point

Specifications Description
Standards IEEE 802.11ac, 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.3af, 802.3u, 802.1X (security authentication), 802.1Q (VLAN), 802.1D (Spanning Tree), 802.11i (WPA2 security), 802.11e (wireless QoS), IPv4 (RFC 791), IPv6 (RFC 2460)
Ports LAN Gigabit Ethernet auto-sensing
Cabling type Category 5e or better
Antennas Internal antennas optimized for installation on a wall or ceiling
LED indicators 1 multifunction LED
Operating system Linux
Physical Interfaces
Ports 10/100/1000 Ethernet, with support for 802.3af /at PoE, power port for AC adapter (included)
Buttons Reset button, power on/off push button
Lock slot Slot for Kensington lock
Physical Specifications
Physical dimensions (W x D x H) 5.31 x 5.31x 1.5 in. (135 x 135 x 38 mm)
Weight 0.77lb or 350g
Network Capabilities
VLAN support Yes
Number of VLANs 1 management VLAN plus 8 VLANs for SSIDs
802.1X supplicant Yes
SSID-to-VLAN mapping Yes
Auto-channel selection Yes
Spanning tree Yes
Load balancing Yes
  • Yes
  • IPv6 host support
  • IPv6 RADIUS, syslog, Network Time Protocol (NTP)
Layer 2 802.1Q-based VLANS, 8 active VLANs plus 1 management VLAN
WPA, WPA2 Yes, including Enterprise authentication
Access control Yes, management access control list (ACL) plus MAC ACL
Secure management HTTPS
SSID broadcast Yes
Rogue access point detection Yes
Mounting and Physical Security
Multiple mounting options Desktop or Wall
Physical security lock Kensington lock slot
Quality of Service
QoS Wi-Fi Multimedia and Traffic Specification (WMM TSPEC), client QoS
Wireless throughput Up to 1.2 Gbps data rate (real-world throughput will vary)
Recommended user support Up to 64 connective users, 10 active users per radio
Multiple-Access Point Management
Single Point Setup Yes
Number of access points per cluster 4
Active clients per cluster 120
Web user interface Built-in web user interface for easy browser-based configuration (HTTP, HTTPS)
Management protocols Web browser, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v3, Bonjour
Remote management Yes
Event logging Local, remote syslog, email alerts
Network diagnostics Logging and packet capture
Web firmware upgrade Firmware upgradable through web browser, imported or exported configuration file
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) DHCP client
IPv6 host Yes
HTTP redirect Yes
Frequency Dual concurrent radios (2.4 and 5 GHz)
Radio and modulation type Dual radio, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
WLAN 802.11n/ac 2x2 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) with 2 spatial streams at 5 GHz 2x2 MIMO with 2 spatial streams at 2.4 GHz 20-, 40-, and 80-Mhz channels for 802.11ac 20- and 40-Mhz for 802.11n PHY data rate up to 1.2 Gbps 802.11 dynamic frequency selection (DFS)
Data rates supported


  • 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6, 11, 5.5, 2, and 1 Mbps
  • 802.11n: 6.5 to 300 Mbps ◦ 20-MHz bandwidth: MCS 0-15 for supported data rates ◦ 40-MHz bandwidth: MCS 0-15 for supported data rates
  • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 867 Mbps ◦ 20-MHz bandwidth: MCS 0-9 for supported data rates ◦ 40-MHz bandwidth: MCS 0-9 for supported data rates ◦ 80-MHz bandwidth: MCS 0-9 for supported data rates
Frequency band and operating channels

A/B Regulatory Domain

  • 2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
  • 5.180 to 5.240 GHz; 4 channels
  • 5.260 to 5.320 GHz; 4 channels
  • 5.500 to 5.700 GHz; 8 channels
  • 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels E Regulatory Domain:
  • 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
  • 5.180 to 5.240 GHz; 4 channels
  • 5.260 to 5.320 GHz; 4 channels
  • 5.500 to 5.700 GHz; 8 channels

C Regulatory Domain:

  • 2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
  • 5.180 to 5.240 GHz; 4 channels
  • 5.260 to 5.320 GHz; 4 channels
  • 5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels K Regulatory Domain:
  • 2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
  • 5.180 to 5.240 GHz; 4 channels
  • 5.260 to 5.320 GHz; 4 channels
  • 5.500 to 5.620 GHz; 7 channels
  • 5.745 to 5.805 GHz; 4 channels
Non-overlapping channels

2.4 GHz

  • 802.11b/g ◦ 20 MHz: 3
  • 802.11n ◦ 20 MHz: 3

5 GHz

  • 802.11a ◦ 20 MHz: 21
  • 802.11n ◦ 20 MHz: 21 ◦ 40 MHz: 9
  • 802.11ac ◦ 20 MHz: 21 ◦ 40 MHz: 9 ◦ 80 MHz: 4
Wireless isolation Wireless isolation between clients
External antennas None
Internal antennas Internal Fixed Planar inverted-F antenna (PIFA)
Antenna gain in dBi Maximum antenna gain of 3.61 dBi on 2.4 GHz Maximum antenna gain of 3.85 dBi on 5 GHz
Wireless distribution system (WDS) Yes
Fast roaming Yes
Multiple SSIDs 8
Wireless VLAN map Yes
WLAN security Yes
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) Yes, with unscheduled automatic power save
Operating Modes
Access point Access point mode, WDS Bridging, Workgroup Bridge mode
Power options IEEE 802.3af Ethernet switch Cisco Power Injector - SB-PWR-INJ2-xx AC adapter - SB-PWR-12V/1.5A power adapter in a box POE power Peak power: 9.5Watts


  • UL 60950-1
  • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
  • IEC 60950-1
  • EN 60950-1 Radio approvals:
  • FCC Part 15.247, 15.407
  • RSS-210 (Canada)
  • EN 300.328, EN 301.893 (Europe)
  • AS/NZS 4268.2003 (Australia and New Zealand) EMI and susceptibility (Class B):
  • FCC Part 15.107 and 15.109
  • ICES-003 (Canada)
  • EN 301.489-1 and -17 (Europe)
Operating temperature 0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
Storage temperature -20° to 70°C (-4° to 158°F)
Operating humidity 10% to 85% noncondensing
Storage humidity 5% to 90% noncondensing
System memory 256 MB RAM 128 MB flash
Package Contents
  • WAP150 Wireless-AC/N Dual Radio Access Point
  • Power adapter 12V1.5A
  • Quick-start guide
  • Ethernet network cable
Minimum Requirements
  • Switch or router with PoE support, PoE injector, or AC power adapter
  • Web-based configuration: Java-enabled web browser
Access point Limited lifetime

Table 2. Cisco WAP150 Wireless-AC/N Access Point RF Performance Table

Maximum Transmit Power (dBm) Per Chain Receiver Sensitivity (dBm) Per Chain
2.4GHz - 802.11b
1 Mbps 16.0 +/- 1.5 -98.0
11 Mbps 16.0 +/- 1.5 -90.0
2.4GHz - 802.11g
6 Mbps 14.0 +/- 1.5 -90.0
54 Mbps 14.0 +/- 1.5 -75.0
2.4GHz - 802.11n HT20
  14.0 +/- 1.5 -90.0
MCS7/15 14.0 +/- 1.5 -74.0
2.4GHz - 802.11n HT40
MCS0/8 13.0 +/- 1.5 -88.0
MCS7/15 13.0 +/- 1.5 -71.0
5GHz - 802.11a
6 Mbps 16.0 +/- 1.5 -91.0
54 Mbps 16.0 +/- 1.5 -77.0
5GHz - 802.11n HT20
MCS0/8 15.0 +/- 1.5 -91.0
MCS7/15 15.0 +/- 1.5 -74.0
5GHz - 802.11n HT40
MCS0/8 15.0 +/- 1.5 -87.0
MCS7/15 15.0 +/- 1.5 -71.0
5GHz - 802.11ac HT20
MCS0 14.0 +/- 1.5 -91.0
MCS8 14.0 +/- 1.5 -69.0
5GHz - 802.11ac HT40
MCS0 14.0 +/- 1.5 -87.0
MCS9 14.0 +/- 1.5 -64.0
5GHz - 802.11ac HT80
MCS0 14.0 +/- 1.5 -88.0
MCS9 14.0 +/- 1.5 -61.0

Note: This table shows the maximum capability of the hardware. The transmit power may be reduced to comply with local regulatory requirements.


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