Cisco Catalyst 9162 Series Access Points

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The Cisco Catalyst 9162 Series Access Points (APs) allow you to choose between on-premises and cloud management. These next generation APs are perfect for small to medium-sized deployments and support the new 6-GHz band for Wi-Fi. They are resilient, secure, and intelligent.

With the flexibility to choose between cloud and on-premises management, the Catalyst 9162 Series Access Points help protect your network investment and unlock the power of hybrid work. The Wi-Fi 6E-compliant access points take advantage of the 6-GHz band expansion to produce a network that is more reliable and secure, with higher throughput, more capacity, and less device interference. They come with three 2x2 radios and provide a host of cutting-edge features.

The Catalyst 9162 Series joins the industry’s leading network architecture (Catalyst) with the industry’s leading cloud IT platform (Meraki), for an unparalleled network experience. Organizations that need solutions to power hybrid work and allow their people to work anywhere at any time with elevated, secure, and connected experiences will find that the 9162 Series is the best choice.

With the Catalyst 9162 Series, you can change your network management whenever you want. For example, you can start with an on-premises deployment and later change to cloud-based management without the need to purchase and redistribute additional hardware.


Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)

The IEEE 802.11ax standard, also known as High-Efficiency Wireless (HEW) or Wi-Fi 6, builds on 802.11ac. It delivers a better experience in typical environments with more predictable performance for advanced applications such as 4K or 8K video; high-density, high-definition collaboration apps; all-wireless offices; and the Internet of Things (IoT). Wi-Fi 6E is Wi-Fi 6 “extended” into the 6-GHz frequency band.

AP power optimizations (AP Power Save mode)

AP power optimizations (AP Power Save mode) allow the access point to reduce its power consumption by, for example, shutting off radios during off-hours and weekends, while being smart enough to reengage all features should they be needed. This both saves power and reduces the carbon footprint of running a wireless network.

Cisco CleanAir Pro

CleanAir Pro extends Cisco’s industry-leading RF Interference detection and classification into the 6-GHz band.

Band steering

Band steering helps clients that are 6-GHz capable leave the 5-GHz radio and connect to the 6-GHz one. Wi-Fi 6E clients are automatically directed to connect to the 6-GHz radio to take advantage of the benefits that it offers and free up the 2.4- and 5-GHz radios for legacy clients.

Uplink/downlink OFDMA

Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA)-based scheduling splits the bandwidth into smaller frequency allocations called Resource Units (RUs), which can be assigned to individual clients in both the downlink and uplink directions to reduce overhead and latency.

Uplink/downlink MU‑MIMO technology

Supporting six spatial streams, multiuser multiple input, multiple output (MU-MIMO) enables the access points to split spatial streams between client devices to maximize throughput.

BSS coloring

Spatial reuse (also known as Basic Service Set [BSS] coloring) allows the access points and their clients to differentiate between BSSs, thus permitting more simultaneous transmissions.

Target Wake Time

Target Wake Time (TWT) allows the client to stay asleep and to wake up only at prescheduled (target) times to exchange data with the access point. This offers significant energy savings for battery-operated devices, up to three to four times the savings achieved by 802.11n and 802.11ac.

Intelligent Capture

Intelligent Capture probes the network and provides Cisco DNA Center with deep analysis. It can track more than 240 anomalies and instantaneously review all packets on demand, emulating the onsite network administrator. This feature allows for more informed decision making on your wireless network.

Application hosting

Application hosting helps simplify IoT deployments and ready them for the future by eliminating the need to install and manage overlay networks. Using the USB interface, containerized applications and hardware modules can be deployed to reduce cost and complexity. Adding Cisco DNA Center provides workflows and deployment-wide application lifecycle management.

Bluetooth 5.1

The integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.1 radio enables location-based use cases such as asset tracking, wayfinding, and analytics.


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802.11n version 2.0 (and related) capabilities
  • 2x2 MIMO with two spatial streams
  • Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC)
  • 802.11n and 802.11a/g
  • 20- and 40-MHz channels
  • PHY data rates up to 444.4 Mbps (40 MHz with 5 GHz and 20 MHz with 2.4 GHz)
  • Packet aggregation: Aggregate MAC Protocol Data Unit (A-MPDU) (transmit and receive), Aggregate MAC Service Data Unit (A-MSDU) (transmit and receive)
  • 802.11 Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
  • Cyclic Shift Diversity (CSD) support
  • 2x2 downlink MU-MIMO with two spatial streams
  • MRC
  • 802.11ac beamforming
  • 20-, 40-, and 80-MHz channels
  • PHY data rates up to 866.7 Mbps (2x2 80 MHz on 5 GHz)
  • Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
  • 802.11 DFS
  • CSD support
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) 3 support
  • 2x2 uplink/downlink MU-MIMO with two spatial streams (6 GHz)
  • 2x2 downlink MU-MIMO with two spatial streams (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
  • Uplink/downlink OFDMA
  • TWT
  • BSS coloring
  • MRC
  • 802.11ax beamforming
  • 20-, 40-, 80-, and 160-MHz channels (6 GHz)
  • 20-, 40-, and 80-MHz channels (5 GHz)
  • 20-MHz channels (2.4 GHz)
  • PHY data rates up to 3.9 Gbps (2x2 160 MHz on 6 GHz, 2x2 80 MHz on 5 GHz, and 2x2 20 MHz on 2.4 GHz)
  • Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
  • 802.11 DFS
  • CSD support
  • WPA3 support
System memory
  • 2048 MB DRAM
  • 1024 MB flash