Cisco Catalyst 9163E Series Access Points

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The Cisco Catalyst™ 9163E Wi-Fi 6E access point is designed with a weatherized and robust enclosure, helping ensure uninterrupted wireless access in even the most challenging outdoor environments. As part of the Cisco Catalyst 9160 Series, the 9163E offers the flexibility to choose between on-premises and cloud management with the ability to change at any time, giving you the freedom to network your way.

This next-generation access point is specifically designed to extend your Wi-Fi 6E network outdoors, catering to a wide range of use cases from campus environments and municipal Wi-Fi to stadiums, airport hangars, and everything in between. This access point is not only reliable and secure but also highly flexible and intelligent, adapting to your network requirements seamlessly.

The Cisco Catalyst 9163E Wi-Fi 6E access point is equipped with three client serving 2x2 radios, one IoT radio, and tri-band scanning radio. It offers a wide range of advanced features, tailored to meet any outdoor Wi-Fi requirements. And with options for a variety of external antennas, the Catalyst 9163E provides the flexibility to expand your 6-GHz wireless coverage according to your specific needs.

Perfect for organizations that require extended 6-GHz Wi-Fi coverage outside, the Catalyst 9163E combines high-density coverage with fast and dependable connectivity to address even the most demanding outdoor scenarios.

The access point includes a built-in GPS antenna to report location data to Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) services that enable standard power and outdoor operation. Standard power allows for increased range in both indoor and outdoor deployments, unlocking the full potential of 6-GHz Wi-Fi. By using the 6-GHz band, the 9163E access point neutralizes interference, minimizes latency, and provides wider channels and more spectrum, resulting in higher bandwidth to address today’s most crucial wireless requirements.*

By combining the industry-leading Catalyst hardware platform with your choice of on-premises or cloud management this access point delivers an unparalleled network experience. If your organization seeks a solution to provide an exceptional outdoor Wi-Fi experience, the Cisco Catalyst 9163E Access Point is the optimal choice.

*Note: 6GHz operation is dependent on local regulatory approval. 6GHz will be enabled for outdoor use when regulatory approval has been received.


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 Save mode allows the access point to reduce its power consumption by shutting off radios during off-hours and weekends – while still 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.

CleanAir Pro

Cisco CleanAir® Pro applies Cisco’s industry-leading RF interference detection and classification to the 2.4-GHz, 5-GHz, and 6-GHz bands.

Client steering

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

Uplink MU-MIMO is supported on the 6GHz band only. Multiuser multiple input, multiple output (MU-MIMO) enables the access points to split spatial streams between client devices to maximize throughput.


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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 750 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 MIMO with two spatial streams
  • MRC
  • 802.11ac beamforming
  • 20-, 40-, 80-, channels
  • PHY data rates up to 867Mbps (2x2 80MHz 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
  • 1024-QAM
  • 2x2 downlink MU-MIMO with two spatial streams (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 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