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Cisco AIR-ANT2566P4W-R Aironet Antenna MIMO 4-Element New

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AIR-ANT2566P4W-R Aironet 3600E 4 Ports 2.4GHZ/5GHZ Directional 6 Decibels relative to isotropic (DBI) Dual-Band Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) 4-Element Antenna with Reverse Polarity-Threaded Neill Concelman (RP-TNC) Connector | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Product Overview of the Cisco Aironet Antenna

In the realm of wireless communication, the choice of antennas plays a crucial role in ensuring optimal signal strength and reliability. Cisco, a renowned name in networking solutions, offers the AIR-ANT2566P4W-R Aironet Antenna, designed to enhance wireless connectivity. This delves into the features, specifications, and applications of the Cisco AIR-ANT2566P4W-R, with a focus on its MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) 4-element configuration for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies.

Unveiling MIMO TechnologyMIMO

MIMO technology is a cornerstone of modern wireless communication systems. It involves the use of multiple antennas at both the transmitter and receiver ends to improve data throughput and reliability. The acronym stands for Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output, reflecting the simultaneous transmission of multiple data streams.

Significance of MIMO in Cisco AIR-ANT2566P4W-R

The Cisco AIR-ANT2566P4W-R Aironet Antenna is equipped with a 4-Element MIMO configuration. This means it has four separate elements, each capable of transmitting and receiving signals independently. The incorporation of MIMO technology in this antenna brings forth advantages such as increased data transfer rates, better coverage, and improved signal quality.

Dual-Band Capabilities: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHzFrequency Bands Explained

Wireless networks operate on specific frequency bands, and the Cisco AIR-ANT2566P4W-R caters to two significant ones – 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.

2.4 GHz Band

The 2.4 GHz band is a widely used frequency for Wi-Fi networks. It provides extended coverage but may be prone to interference from other devices using the same frequency, such as microwaves and cordless phones.

5 GHz Band

The 5 GHz band offers faster data rates and is less congested than the 2.4 GHz band. It is particularly beneficial in environments with multiple wireless networks.

Seamless Dual-Band Operation

The AIR-ANT2566P4W-R's ability to operate on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands ensures flexibility and adaptability to diverse networking scenarios. This dual-band capability is especially advantageous in mitigating interference and optimizing performance.

Key Features of Cisco AIR-ANT2566P4W-RMIMO Technology: Enhancing Connectivity in a Multifaceted World

At the core of the AIR-ANT2566P4W-R lies the revolutionary MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology. MIMO is the backbone of high-performance wireless communication, enabling the antenna to establish rapid and reliable connections. The essence of MIMO lies in its ability to utilize multiple radio frequency signals concurrently, facilitating communication with multiple wireless devices simultaneously. This not only enhances network efficiency but also significantly boosts overall performance.

MIMO Technology in Action

Traditional antennas communicate with one device at a time, leading to potential bottlenecks and reduced efficiency. MIMO, on the other hand, breaks this barrier by allowing the AIR-ANT2566P4W-R to communicate with multiple devices concurrently. This breakthrough technology translates into faster data rates, reduced latency, and a more responsive wireless network.

Increased Range and Coverage: Breaking the Boundaries

The AIR-ANT2566P4W-R's 4-element design is a testament to its commitment to providing users with unparalleled wireless experiences. The strategic arrangement of elements within the antenna contributes to a substantial increase in both range and coverage. Users can now connect to the wireless network from greater distances, breaking free from the constraints imposed by conventional antennas.

Breaking Down the 4-Element Design

Each element within the antenna serves a specific purpose, collectively contributing to the extended range and coverage. By intelligently distributing the workload among these elements, the antenna ensures that dead spots are minimized, offering a seamless and uninterrupted wireless experience.

Improved Reliability: Navigating the Challenges of Wireless Environments

In the unpredictable realm of wireless networking, reliability is non-negotiable. The AIR-ANT2566P4W-R is meticulously crafted to provide robust and reliable wireless connectivity. This commitment translates into a noticeable reduction in the risk of signal dropouts and lost connections, offering a stable foundation for mission-critical applications and services.

Building Robust Connections

Wireless environments are often rife with interference and obstacles that can disrupt connectivity. The AIR-ANT2566P4W-R employs advanced technologies to mitigate these challenges, ensuring that the signal remains steadfast even in the face of adverse conditions. This enhanced reliability is a game-changer for businesses and organizations relying on a resilient wireless infrastructure.

Compatibility with Cisco Wireless Solutions: A Seamless Integration Experience

In the pursuit of a cohesive wireless ecosystem, compatibility is paramount. The AIR-ANT2566P4W-R seamlessly integrates with Cisco Aironet wireless access points, routers, and bridges. This compatibility ensures that users can leverage the full potential of the antenna within their existing Cisco wireless networks without any complications.

Plug-and-Play Integration

The compatibility with Cisco wireless solutions extends beyond a mere technical aspect. The AIR-ANT2566P4W-R is designed for a plug-and-play integration experience, minimizing the complexities associated with adopting new hardware. This ensures that businesses can swiftly incorporate the antenna into their existing infrastructure, reaping the benefits without disruptions.

Cisco AIR-ANT2566P4W-R Aironet Antenna SpecificationsPhysical Characteristics

The physical design of the AIR-ANT2566P4W-R is engineered for durability and performance. It typically features a weather-resistant casing, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor installations. The antenna's dimensions, weight, and mounting options contribute to its versatility in deployment.

Gain and Beamwidth

Gain refers to the ability of an antenna to focus energy in a particular direction, influencing signal strength. The AIR-ANT2566P4W-R is known for its high gain, enhancing the reach of wireless signals. Additionally, understanding the antenna's beamwidth is crucial for determining the coverage area. The specifications of the AIR-ANT2566P4W-R in terms of gain and beamwidth are critical considerations for network planners and administrators.

Connector Type

The type of connector used in an antenna is a vital aspect when integrating it into a wireless network. Cisco AIR-ANT2566P4W-R commonly employs standard connectors compatible with Cisco's Aironet series and other networking equipment.

Applications and Use Cases

Enterprise Networks

In large enterprise environments, the Cisco AIR-ANT2566P4W-R proves to be a valuable asset. Its MIMO 4-Element configuration ensures reliable connectivity for a multitude of devices, supporting seamless communication within the organization.

Outdoor Deployments

With its weather-resistant design, the AIR-ANT2566P4W-R is suitable for outdoor installations. This makes it an ideal choice for extending wireless coverage to outdoor spaces, such as campuses, parks, and open-air facilities.

High-Density Environments

In areas with a high density of wireless devices, such as airports or stadiums, the MIMO technology in the AIR-ANT2566P4W-R becomes particularly beneficial. It allows for efficient handling of multiple connections simultaneously, preventing network congestion.

General Information about the Cisco AIR-ANT2566P4W-R
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# AIR-ANT2566P4W-R
  • Product Type: Antenna
Key Features
  • Category: Network Accessory - Antennas
  • Antenna Type: Dual-Band
  • Directivity: Directional
  • Placing/Mounting: Outdoor, Indoor
  • Frequency Bands: UHF, SHF
  • UHF Frequency Range: 2.40 GHz to 2.48 GHz
  • SHF Frequency Range: 5.15 GHz to 5.85 GHz
  • Antenna Gain: 6 dB
  • VSWR (Voltage Standing Wave Ratio): 2.0:1
MIMO 4-Element Antenna Details
  • Connector Type: RP-TNC
  • Cable Length: 914 mm
  • Impedance: 50 Ohm
  • Polarization: Linear
  • Protection Rating: IP54
Environmental Parameters
  • Min Operating Temperature: -22 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature: 158 °F
Network Applications
  • Wi-Fi
  • Gain: 6 dB
  • Mounting Types: Wall Mount, Pole Mount
  • Frequency Band Ranges:
  • 2.4 GHz to 2.48 GHz
  • 5.15 GHz to 5.85 GHz
  • Antenna Connector Type: Male RP-TNC
  • Cable Length: 914 mm
  • Impedance: 50 Ohm
  • Polarization: Linear
  • VSWR: 2:1
  • Protection Rating: IP54
  • Operating Temperature Range:
  • Min: -40 °C
  • Max: 70 °C
  • Application/Usage: Outdoor, Wireless Data Network
  • Additional Information: 3 ft. Plenum Cable

Overall, the Cisco AIR-ANT2566P4W-R Aironet Antenna stands out as a reliable solution for enhancing wireless connectivity in diverse environments. Its MIMO 4-Element configuration, dual-band capabilities, and robust design make it well-suited for a range of applications. Understanding its specifications, applications, and best practices for installation empowers network administrators to make informed decisions when implementing this antenna in their wireless networks. Whether deployed in enterprise settings, outdoor environments, or high-density areas, the Cisco AIR-ANT2566P4W-R plays a pivotal role in delivering consistent and high-performance wireless communication.

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