AIR-ANT2524DW-R Wireless is the Cisco dual band antennas, providing 2.4 GHz, 2 dBi/5 GHz, 4 dBi Dipole and RP-TNC. This describes the Cisco Aironet high-performance, dual-band dipole antenna, and provides specifications and mounting instructions. The antenna operates in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands, and is designed for use with Cisco Aironet 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio products with dual-band reverse-polarity TNC (RP-TNC) antenna ports. The antenna has a nominal gain of 2 dBi in the 2.4 GHz frequency band and 4 dBi in the 5 GHz frequency band. The AIR-ANT2524Dx-R antennas covered in this document are electrically the same but differ physically by the color of the radome, which is specified by the product part number. The AIR-ANT2524DW-RS antenna includes self-identifying circuitry.
The antenna has an articulated base that can be rotated 360 degrees at the connection point and from 0 to 90 degrees at its joint.
The AIR-ANT2524DW-RS antenna includes circuitry to enable self identification of the antenna by the Cisco Catalyst 91xx Series access points. The self identifying function is indicated by a purple band on the antenna. Ensure this antenna is connected to Port A on the AP, which is also designated by purple text around the RP-TNC connector. This antenna has a built-in EEPROM that can be read by the AP to automatically configure the antenna type and gain in the Wireless LAN Controller.