The Cisco Aironet 1240G 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 1240G 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 can 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 can be field-upgraded to take full advantage of the benefits of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network as requirements evolve. Designed for rugged environments and installations that require antenna versatility, the Cisco Aironet 1240G Series features antenna connectors for extended range or coverage versatility and more flexible installation options. Manufacturing applications, for example, can place WLANs in hazardous locations and remotely place antennas in those locations while securing the Cisco Aironet 1240G Series Access Points.
- Rugged Metal Housing
- Multipurpose and Lockable Mounting Bracket
- Support for both local and inline power, including IEEE 802.1af PoE
- Current support for 12 nonoverlapping channels, with potentially up to 23 channels
- 802.11g Radios: The access points provide 54 Mbps of capacity and compatibility with older 802.11b clients
- Hardware-assisted AES encryption: The access points provide high security without performance degradation
- Dual RP-TNC antenna connectors for 2.4-GHz radios: Antenna connectors support a variety of Cisco 2.4-GHz antennas, providing range and coverage versatility