Cisco Catalyst9117AX Dubai


Cisco Catalyst9117AX Dubai

This light weight Cisco Catalyst9117AX Dubai draws just 13W of power, which is one of the lowest consumption levels seen in enterprise grade access points.


Cisco Catalyst9117AX Access Point Dubai

The Cisco Catalyst9117AX Dubai Access Point supports both Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) and Multiuser Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MU-MIMO), delivering more predictable performance for advanced applications and IoT. Additionally, with up to 5 Gbps with NBASE-T and IEEE 802.3bz Ethernet compatibility, the Cisco Catalyst9117AX Dubai can seamlessly offload network traffic without any bottlenecks. With Cisco’s Multigigabit technology, you can use your existing Category 5e or 6 cabling to achieve speeds up to 5 Gbps, allowing for higher throughputs with minimum cost. The new generation of Cisco Catalyst9117AX Dubai Access Points, with high-performance Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capabilities and innovations in RF performance, security, and analytics, enables end-to-end digitization and helps accelerate the rollout of business services by delivering beyond   Wi-Fi.

Features :


The Cisco Catalyst9117AX Dubai features Uplink/Downlink Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), a technology borrowed from the mobile phone industry. OFDMA vastly improves upon the existing OFDM technology used in Wi-Fi APs. It allows multiple clients to share Wi-Fi channels. This feature can relieve congestion in crowded offices as 802.11 ax stations need not wait to get access to a full channel and instead share the channel with others and get things done.

OFDMA can make the whole WLAN efficient as clients devices with smaller loads that form the bulk of wireless communications can quickly transmit data. Though this feature can only be fully utilized in an environment having only 802.11ax clients, legacy clients can also experience an upside as the air will clear out quickly due to efficient communications happening in 802.11ax ecosystem.


Uplink(802.11ax)/Downlink MU-MIMO (2 streams per radio, total 4 streams) helps the AP to communicate with multiple clients simultaneously. This helps the stations to get quick access to the Cisco Catalyst9117AX Dubai, thereby increasing the number of clients that can be served by an AP. This feature generally improves airtime efficiency and speed for all the clients.

1024 QAM

The Cisco Catalyst9117AX Dubai Wi-Fi 6 AP can support 1024 QAM, which means faster data communications than currently possible. But to achieve such speeds, noise free environments will be needed along with closer ranges between access points and clients. Such requirements make it practically impossible to achieve the stated speeds in crowded environments that need constant Wi-Fi signal management.

BSS Coloring

This Cisco Catalyst9117AX Dubai wall plate AP supports BSS Coloring feature of the Wi-Fi 6 standard. BSS Coloring feature has been carried forward from the 802.11ah “Wi-Fi HaLow” standard and it identifies each access point in a WLAN with a unique identifier called ‘color’. This helps client stations to safely ignore communications in neighboring access points with a different color and below a threshold power level, and keep transmitting. This speeds up communications as clients need not stop data transfers to access points due to transmissions happening else where in the WLAN network in the same channel. This greatly helps to overcome limitations posed on wireless communications by existing co-channel interference safe guards.

Target Wake Time

Target Wake Time is another feature inspired from the 802.11ah IoT standard. This feature helps the Cisco Wi-Fi Dubai to wake up clients based on a pre-negotiated time interval to receive data. The clients can sleep during other times, helping them to save battery. This feature can greatly help customers choosing this access point for IoT applications.

Apple iOS Fast Lane

This feature, developed from the partnership between Cisco and Apple, helps iOS 10+ applications get priority in Wi-Fi communications. This provides better service levels to end users having Apple iOS products. This can help hospitality units using Cisco Catalyst9117AX Dubai wall plate AP to provide better Wi-Fi connectivity to customers using Apple devices and delight them.

Low Power Consumption

This light weight Cisco Catalyst9117AX Dubai draws just 13W of power, which is one of the lowest consumption levels seen in enterprise grade access points. Thus, 802.3af PoE supply is enough to run this device when there are no other devices powered through its USB or LAN port.

IoT Capabilities

This Cisco Wi-Fi Dubai AP has a dedicated on-board radio to support BLE 5.0 stations for IoT . This eliminates the need to deploy additional infrastructure for certain IoT services. It can be useful in environments where IoT need to be implemented in a cost effective way. The AP also provides container support for IoT applications.

WPA3 security and OEAP

WPA3 is the latest security standard approved by Wi-Fi Alliance for keeping Wi-Fi communications secure. WPA3 tackles the shortcomings of its predecessor WPA2 in encrypting data transfers and has been in use since 2018. WPA3 was a major update to Wi-Fi security after 14 years since WPA2 was launched in 2004.

Also this Cisco Wi-Fi Dubai can be operated in OEAP mode (Office Extend Access Point) for remote workers to securely connect with office network. This should be especially useful in the current COVID 19 pandemic situation where work from home has become the norm.

Technical Details

Part numbers Cisco Catalyst 9117AXI Access Point : Indoor environments, with internal antennas

  • C9117AXI-x : Cisco Catalyst 9117

Regulatory domains : (x = regulatory domain)

  • Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 8.9 or later
  • Cisco IOS XE Software Release 16.11 or later
Supported wireless LAN controllers
  • Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers
  • Cisco 3500, 5520, and 8540 Series Wireless Controllers and Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller
802.11n version 2.0 (and related) capabilities
  • 8×8 MIMO with four spatial streams for 5-GHz band
  • 4×4 MIMO with four spatial streams for 2.4-GHz band
  • Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC)
  • 20- and 40-MHz channels
  • PHY data rates up to 600 Mbps (40 MHz with 5 GHz)
  • Packet aggregation : A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
  • Cyclic Shift Diversity (CSD) support
  • 8×8 downlink MU-MIMO with eight spatial streams
  • MRC
  • 802.11ac beamforming
  • 20-, 40-, 80-, and 160-MHz channels
  • PHY data rates up to 3.5 Gbps at 5 GHz
  • Packet aggregation : A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
  • CSD support
  • 8×8 MIMO with eight spatial streams for 5-GHz band
  • 4×4 MIMO with four spatial streams for 2.4-GHz band
  • Downlink OFDMA
  • TWT
  • MRC
  • 802.11ax beamforming
  • 20-, 40-, 80-, and 160-MHz channels
  • PHY data rates up to 5 Gbps at 5 GHz
  • Packet aggregation : A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
  • CSD support
Integrated antenna
  • 2.4 GHz, peak gain 4 dBi, internal antenna, omnidirectional in azimuth
  • 5 GHz, peak gain 6 dBi, internal antenna, omnidirectional in azimuth
  • 1x 100, 1000, 2500, 5000 Multigigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) – IEEE 802.3bz
  • Management console port (RJ-45)
  • USB 2.0 with up to 3.75W (enabled via future software)
  • Status LED indicates boot loader status, association status, operating status, boot loader warnings, and boot loader errors
Dimensions (W x L x H)
  • Access point (without mounting bracket and mounting features) : 8.70 x 8.70 x 1.94 in. (22 x 22 x 4.93 cm)
  • Access point (without mounting bracket) : 8.70 x 8.70 x 2.19 in. (22 x 22 x 5.56 cm)
  • 3.02 lb (1.4 kg)
Input power requirements
  • 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), Cisco Universal PoE (Cisco UPOE )
  • Cisco power injector, AIR-PWRINJ6=
  • 802.3af PoE
  • Cisco power injector, AIR-PWRINJ5= (Note : This injector supports only 802.3af)

Note : When 802.3af PoE is the source of power, both 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radios will be reduced to 2×2 and Ethernet downgraded to 1 Gigabit Ethernet. In addition, the USB port will be off.

  • Non-operating (storage) temperature : -22° to 158°F (-30° to 70°C)
  • Non-operating (storage) altitude test : 25˚C, 15,000 ft.
  • Operating temperature : 32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C)
  • Operating humidity : 10% to 90% (noncondensing)
  • Operating altitude test : 40˚C, 9843 ft.

Note : When the ambient operating temperature exceeds 40°C, the access point will shift from 4×4 to 2×2 on both the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radios, uplink Ethernet will downgrade to 1 Gigabit Ethernet, and the USB interface will be disabled.

System memory
  • 2048 MB DRAM
  • 1024 MB flash
Warranty Limited lifetime hardware warranty