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  • Product Overview

    This section provides an overview of Cisco Mobility Express.

    In this document, Mobility Express refers to the Cisco 1800 series Access Point which supports the controller functionality. It is referred to as primary AP.


    CiscoMobility Express is a software-based controller function integrated on Cisco 1800 seriesWave 2 Access Points. It is a simplified, low cost, feature rich WiFi architecture with enterprise level WLAN capability streamlined for small and mid-sized deployments.

    In a CiscoMobility Express network, Access Point (AP) running the wireless controller function is designated as the primary AP. The other Access Points which are managed by this primary AP are referred as Subordinate APs.

    The primary AP has two roles:

    1. It functions and operates as a wireless LAN controller to manage and control the Subordinate APs. The Subordinate APs operates as lightweight access points to serve clients.

    2. Primary AP operates as an Access Point to serve clients.

    For the list of supported primary and subordinate APs, see Supported Cisco Aironet Access Points , on page 2.

    Cisco Mobility Express supports central authentication, and local switching.Note

    • Supported Cisco Aironet Access Points , on page 2 • Supported Features, on page 3 • Cisco Mobility Express CLI Commands, on page 3 • Licenses , on page 3 • Software Release Numbers, on page 3 • Interoperability, on page 3

    Product Overview 1

  • Supported Cisco Aironet Access Points Access Points which support the Mobility Express controller function capability are listed in the following table:

    Table 1: Access Points supporting Mobility Access (Primary APs)

    Supported Model NumbersAccess Points supported as Primary AP

    • AIR-AP1852I-x-K9C

    • AIR-AP1852E-x-K9C

    Cisco Aironet 1850 Series

    • AIR-AP1832I-x-K9CCisco Aironet 1830 Series

    The model numbers that contain -x- is a placeholder for the actual letter indicating the model's regulatory domain. For more information on regulatory domains, see go aironet compliance.


    The Access Points which operate as subordinate APs are listed in the following table:

    Table 2: Access Points supported as Subordinates

    Supported Model NumbersAccess Points supported as Subordinate APs

    • AIR-CAP702I- x-K9Cisco Aironet 700i Series

    • AIR-CAP702W- x-K9Cisco Aironet 700w Series

    • AIR-CAP1602I-x-K9

    • AIR-CAP1602E-x-K9

    Cisco Aironet 1600 Series

    • AIR-CAP1702I- x-K9Cisco Aironet 1700 Series

    • AIR-AP1832I-x-K9C

    • AIR-AP1852I-x-K9C

    • AIR-AP1852E-x-K9C

    Cisco Aironet 1800 Series

    • AIR-CAP2602I-x-K9

    • AIR-CAP2602E-x-K9

    Cisco Aironet 2600 Series

    • AIR-CAP2702I-x-K9

    • AIR-CAP2702E-x-K9

    Cisco Aironet 2700 Series

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    Product Overview Supported Cisco Aironet Access Points

  • Supported Model NumbersAccess Points supported as Subordinate APs

    • AIR-CAP3602I-x-K9

    • AIR-CAP3602E-x-K9

    Cisco Aironet 3600 Series

    • AIR-CAP3702I-x-K9

    • AIR-CAP3702E-x-K9

    Cisco Aironet 3700 Series

    Supported Features See Supported features section in Release notes, release/notes/crn81mr2.html#12966 .

    Cisco Mobility Express CLI Commands Cisco Mobility Express maintains CLI command parity for supported features with existingWLCs. New CLI commands specific to Mobility Express operation have been added and are documented in its respective sections. For more details onMobility Express command reference for Release 8.2 see c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/controller/8-2/cmd-ref/b_cr82/b_cr82_chapter_01101.html

    Licenses There is no license requirement for Mobility Express.

    Software Release Numbers Cisco Mobility Express is supported from release. You can check the system information, using the command: (cisco controller) >show sysinfo Manufacturer's Name .................. Cisco systems Inc. Product Name ......................... Cisco controller Product version ......................

    Interoperability Cisco Mobility Express can interoperate with the following:

    Cisco Prime Infrastructure

    • PI Release 3.0.1 and later

    Connected Mobility Experiences (CMX)

    Product Overview 3

    Product Overview Supported Features

  • • Presence is supported on CMX Release 10.2 and later

    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

    • ISE Release 1.4 and later. 802.1x authentication is supported.

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    Product Overview Interoperability

    Product Overview Supported Cisco Aironet Access Points Supported Features Cisco Mobility Express CLI Commands Licenses Software Release Numbers Interoperability