Ideal for smaller networks, the Cisco® Business 150AX Access Point brings a full slate of Cisco high-performance functionality to the business environment at an affordable price point.
The Cisco Business 150AX Access Point delivers industry-leading wireless performance with support for the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard, IEEE’s 802.11ax (Figure 1). It also meets the growing flexibility of wireless networks by introducing mesh technology which enables scalable expansion of the network where network cabling may not exist—all while delivering a simple user experience, deployable with the Cisco Business Mobile app or the integrated WebUI.
The 150AX access point extends coverage and capacity to Wi-Fi clients such as smartphones, tablets, and high-performance laptops that have integrated Wi-Fi 6 capabilities, while being backwards compatible with the previous 802.11ac Wave 1 or Wave 2 standards.
Features and benefits
By adhering to the 802.11ax standard, the Cisco Business 150AX Access Point delivers a data rate of up to 1.2 Gbps on its 5-GHz radio. This exceeds the data rates offered by access points that support the 802.11ac Wave 1 and Wave 2 standards. It also enables a total aggregate dual-radio data rate of up to 1 Gbps, providing the necessary foundation to stay ahead of the performance expectations and needs of wireless users.
In recent years, small businesses have increasingly preferred wireless access as the principal form of network connectivity. Along with this shift, there is an expectation that wireless should enable a high performance experience. The Cisco Business 150AX Access Point delivers industry-leading performance for highly secure and reliable wireless connections, for an optimal end-user experience.
Table 1 lists the features and benefits of the Cisco Business 150AX Access Point.
Features and benefits
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
The IEEE 802.11ax emerging 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 IoT. Wi-Fi 6 is designed to use both the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz bands, unlike the 802.11ac standard.
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.
Downlink MU-MIMO technology
Supporting two spatial streams, MU-MIMO enables access points to split spatial streams between client devices to maximize throughput.
Easily deploy and manage multiple Cisco Business Wireless CBW150AX access points and CBW151AXM mesh extenders as one entity, without a physical controller or licensing, using your favorite web browser with the integrated WebUI or using your mobile device with the Cisco Business Mobile app.
Optional multisite remote management is available through the Cisco Business Dashboard, which is free to use for up to 25 devices
Mesh technology support
Easily enhance your wireless coverage and capacity without network cabling and Ethernet switches. Mix and match Cisco Business Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Extenders and/or Access Points to extend seamless Wi-Fi coverage throughout your business or workplace.
Integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5 radio [for future use]
Flexible deployment models supporting multiple concurrent use cases required by small businesses, including point of sale systems, surveillance cameras, secure guest access, and more.
Optional Cloud-based Security
Cisco Umbrella offers a cloud-based security service to protect your business and connected wireless users, devices, and guests. The seamless integration enables content filtering, blocks malware and phishing attacks and is always up-to-date.
Increased wireless performance and coverage, featuring mesh technology
The Cisco Business 150AX Access Point supports the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard for higher performance, greater coverage, and higher-density networks. With simultaneous dual radios and dual bands with 802.11ax functionality, this access point can handle the increasing number of high-bandwidth devices and applications that will soon become a common part of the network.
Integrated mesh technology enables deployment flexibility that is simple and secure. You can easily expand coverage and capacity using Cisco Business Wi-Fi 6 wireless access points and mesh extenders, which include models that can be placed on a desktop, or plugged directly into an AC electrical outlet.
Cisco Business Mobile app
The Cisco Business 150AX Access Point can be easily deployed and managed with your favorite mobile device using the Cisco Business Mobile app. This intuitive mobile application dramatically simplifies the traditional challenges associated with wireless network deployment, all without having to be an IT or networking expert. You can easily extend your network by adding new mesh extenders using Quick Response (QR) codes and wireless network activation in minutes. A robust management capability dynamically changes network configuration such as enabling secure guest access. Network usage, traffic patterns, and network throughput can be closely monitored, providing a real-time snapshot; this not only provides peace of mind, it virtually ensures optimal user experience. The Cisco Business Mobile app is available on app stores for both iPhone and Android devices.
Power over Ethernet injector (included in select country-specific models)
The Cisco Business 150AX Access Point features a single Gigabit Ethernet uplink port and is powered by a passive Power over Ethernet injector. Injector is included in box for select country-specific models (this injector is not supported with other Cisco Business Access Point Models). Please visit ordering section for more information.
This sleek, compact access point is designed with flexible mounting options in mind. You can mount it directly on the ceiling (primary orientation) or a vertically on a wall (secondary orientation). It is easy to install, and the necessary mounting hardware is included.
Authentication and security
Wi-Fi Protected Access - with WPA2 or WPA3, including WPA2-Entperprise authentication
802.1X, RADIUS Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
Segmentation via VLANs (up to 16)
802.11r and 802.11i
Guest network can also authenticate against a Social Login account: Google and Facebook
Maximum clients : Maximum number of associated wireless clients: 200 per Wi-Fi radio, for a total of 400 clients per access point, or 1000 in a system
Maximum # of Access Points :
Recommended up to 25
Max # of Mesh Extenders
Maximum number of associated Cisco Business mesh extenders: 25 per Access Point, up to 8 hops
A group of access points and mesh extenders comprised of only CBW150AX and CBW151AXM devices may be managed as a single entity.
CBW150AX access points must not be installed on the same management network and CBW140AC or CBW240AC access points.
CBW150AX and CBW151AXM devices are supported by Cisco Business Dashboard versions 2.4.1 and higher.
2x2 downlink MU-MIMO with two spatial streams
20-, 40-, 80- channels
PHY data rates up to 1.488 Gbps (80 MHz with 5 GHz and 20 MHz with 2.4 GHz)
Packet aggregation: A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
2x2 single-user/multi-user MIMO with two spatial streams, up to 867 Mbps in 5GHz
20-, 40-, and 80-MHz channels
Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
Authentication with 802.1X or MAC filtered
Dynamic VLAN or per port
Traffic locally switched or tunneled back to Master AP