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New –B Domain for Cisco Aironet Access Points

-A Domain Access Points Discontinued  
Effective 06/02/2016, Cisco announced the end of US sales for all –A Domain Access Points.  What are your options?  

  1. Call Comstar.and take advantage of the great price performance of -A Domain AP's.  We have in stock for immediate shipment Genuine Cisco Excess recertified and previously installed –A domain Cisco Access points, including the popular AIR-CAP3702I-A-K9 and AIR-CAP2702I-A-K9 802.11ac high performance Access Points.
  2. Upgrade to WLAN Controller software 8.0.133.0 to support the new –B domain. 
FAQ  
  1. Can I still use -A domain AP's in my network?
    • Yes.  Cisco AP's and WLC's that are in the -A domain category can continue to operate and even coexist with -B domain devices without any issues (per Cisco 8.0.133.0 release notes and Cisco Mobility Blog "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" by Jim Florwick).
  2. What are the new capabilities in the new -B Domain AP's?
    • Use of 3 new channels in the 5Ghz band (120, 124, and 128).
    • Increased power levels and outdoor use now allowed for UNII 1 channels
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Background and Timeline  
  1. 3/31/14 – FCC Rules Order 14-30 Adopted.
  2. 4/01/16 – Cisco announcement of new –B Domain Access Points.
  3. 4/19/16 – Cisco general release of WLAN Controller software 8.0.133.0.
  4. 5/01/16 – Last day to order -A Domain AP's (orders restricted after this date).
  5. 6/02/16 – Deadline for Cisco shipment of all new  –A Domain AP's.
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