Cisco WAP125 Wireless-AC Dual-Band Desktop Access Point

Cisco WAP125 Wireless-AC Dual-Band Desktop Access Point

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Product Description

Enhance your office's productivity providing fast and reliable 802.11ac wireless network connectivity with the WAP125 Wireless-AC Dual-Band Desktop Access Point from Cisco. Designed for low-profile desktop mounting, this access point is built to deliver up to 867 Mb/s at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies for connected devices such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, and more. It can be powered either via PoE through its Gigabit Ethernet LAN port when connected to a compatible device or using the included AC power adapter. Quickly configure and manage the WAP125 using the Cisco FindIT Network Management platform, setting up guest networks and more. With intelligent Quality-of-Service (QoS) features, you can prioritize bandwidth-sensitive traffic for Voice over IP (VoIP) and video applications. Your wireless connection is secured with WPA/WPA2 encryption. For added peace of mind, the WAP125 includes a limited lifetime warranty.

Cisco FindIT Network Management

The Cisco FindIT Network Management platform is designed to allow you to proactively manage your compatible devices instead of simply reacting to events. With it, you can configure system information, wireless networks, virtual LANs, and Ethernet switching in a single interface while monitoring network performance through a customizable dashboard, and more.


     Provides cost-effective 802.11ac/n connectivity for 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz clients with speeds up to 867 Mbps

     Gigabit Ethernet LAN interface with Power over Ethernet (PoE) enables flexible installation

     Secure guest WiFi access with 3rd party cloud managed guest WiFi services support

     Works right out of the box with easy installation and deployment

     Cisco Umbrella integration to protect wireless devices from malware and phishing

     Supported by the new Cisco® FindIT Network Management platform for easy management and control

     Provides peace of mind with a limited lifetime hardware warranty


Product overview

In today’s dynamic business environment, employees are becoming more mobile and collaborative than ever. Businesses are now depending on cloud applications like Office 365 or Gmail. To stay productive, they need reliable, and fast wireless network to access mission critical applications with no delays. The Cisco WAP125 Wireless-AC Dual Band Desktop Access Point with PoE provide a simple, cost-effective and secure wireless networking to your employees and guests, so they can have the best experience to stay connected anywhere in the office. This flexible solution lets you connect dozens of employees, and can scale to accommodate additional users and changing business needs.

The WAP125 access point uses concurrent dual-band radio for improved coverage on mobile devices. A Gigabit Ethernet LAN interface with PoE supports flexible installation and can reduce cabling and wiring costs. Intelligent Quality-of-Service (QoS) features let you prioritize bandwidth-sensitive traffic for Voice over IP (VoIP) and video applications.

To provide highly secure guest WiFi access to visitors and other users, the WAP125 access point supports a captive portal with multiple authentication options and the ability to configure rights, roles, and bandwidth. A customized guest login page lets you present a welcome message and access details, and reinforces your brand with company logos. The WAP125 access point also offers support for 3rd party cloud managed guest WiFi services allowing you to control internet access for guests and give your customers a better guest WiFi experience.

The WAP125 access point is easy to set up and use, with intuitive and mobile friendly wizard-based configuration to get you up and running in minutes. An attractive, compact design with integrated stand allows the access point to be placed on a desk or other flat surface.

To enhance reliability and safeguard sensitive business information, the WAP125 access point supports both Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Personal and Enterprise, encoding all your wireless transmissions with powerful encryption. In addition, 802.1X RADIUS authentication helps keep unauthorized users out.

The WAP125 access point is now integrated with Cisco Umbrella to protect employee and guest WiFi against web threats such as malware, ransomware and more.

Figure 1 shows a typical wireless access point configuration. Figures 2 and 3 show the product’s front and back panels, respectively.


Figure 1.           

Typical wireless access point configuration


Figure 2.           

Front panel


Figure 3.           

Back panel


     The single radio supports both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz, with speeds up to 867 Mbps for increased capacity and coverage

     The Gigabit Ethernet LAN interface can enable a high-speed uplink to the wired network

     Robust security, including WPA2, 802.1X with RADIUS secure authentication, and rogue access point detection, helps protect sensitive business information

     A captive portal supports secure, customized guest access with multiple rights and roles

     Simple installation and an intuitive web-based configuration wizard enable fast, simple deployment and setup in minutes

     Support for PoE makes installation easy without expensive additional wiring

     Support Plug and Play feature for mass deployments, when using FindIT network management platform

     Sleek design with multiple internal antennas and integrated stand

     Intelligent QoS prioritizes network traffic to help keep critical network applications running at top performance

     Workgroup Bridge mode lets you expand your network by wirelessly connecting to a second Ethernet network

     Support for Cisco FindIT Network Management platform offers easy management and control





IEEE 802.11ac, 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.3af, 802.3u, 802.1X (Security Authentication), 802.1Q (VLAN), 802.1D (Spanning Tree), 802.11i (WPA2 security), 802.11e (wireless QoS), IPv4 (RFC 791), IPv6 (RFC 2460)

Cabling type

Category 5e or better


Internal antennas optimized for installation on desktop

Led indicators

1 multifunction LED

Operating system


Physical Interfaces


10/100/1000 Ethernet, with support for 802.3af /at PoE, power port for AC adapter (included)

Power supply

External 12V/1A DC power jack (Energy Star 2.0 compliant with Efficiency Level 6) and 802.3af/at PoE


Reset button, power on/off push button

Lock slot

Slot for Kensington lock



Physical Specifications

Physical dimensions
(W x D x H)

4.85 x 4.85 x 1.25 in. (123 x 123 x 31 mm)


0.67 lb (303 g)

Network Capabilities

VLAN support


Number of VLANs

1 management VLAN plus 8 VLANs for SSIDs

802.1X supplicant


SSID-to-VLAN mapping


Auto-channel selection


Spanning tree


Load balancing




  IPv6 host support
  IPv6 RADIUS, syslog, Network Time Protocol (NTP)

Layer 2

802.1Q-based VLANs, 8 active VLANs plus 1 management VLAN



Yes, including enterprise authentication

Access control

Yes, management Access Control List (ACL) plus MAC ACL

Secure management


SSID broadcast


Rogue access point detection


Mounting and Physical Security

Mounting options


Physical security lock

Kensington lock slot

Quality of Service


Wi-Fi Multimedia and Traffic Specification (WMM TSPEC), client QoS


Wireless throughput

Up to 867-Mbps data rate (real-world throughput will vary)

Recommended user support

Up to 64 connective users, 10 active users


Web user interface

Built-in web user interface for easy browser-based configuration (HTTP, HTTPS)


Management protocols

Web browser, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v3, Bonjour

Remote management


Event logging

Local, remote syslog, email alerts

Network diagnostics

Logging and packet capture

Web firmware upgrade

Firmware upgradable through web browser, imported or exported configuration file

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

DHCP client

IPv6 host


HTTP redirect




Dual bands (2.4 and 5 GHz)

Radio technologies

802.11b: Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum (DSSS)

802.11a/g/n/ac: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)

Modulation types

802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK

802.11a/g/n/ac: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM



2x2 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) with 2 spatial streams at 5 GHz

2x2 MIMO with 2 spatial streams at 2.4 GHz

20-, 40-, and 80-Mhz channels for 802.11ac

20 and 40 MHz for 802.11n

PHY data rate up to 867Mbps

Data rates supported


  54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6, 11, 5.5, 2, and 1 Mbps
  802.11n: 6.5 to 300 Mbps
   20-MHz bandwidth: MCS 0-15 for supported data rates
   40-MHz bandwidth: MCS 0-15 for supported data rates
  802.11ac: 6.5 to 867 Mbps
   20-MHz bandwidth: MCS 0-9 for supported data rates
   40-MHz bandwidth: MCS 0-9 for supported data rates
   80-MHz bandwidth: MCS 0-9 for supported data rates

Frequency band and operating channels

A/C Regulatory Domain:

  2.412 to 2.462 GHz; 11 channels
  5.180 to 5.240 GHz; 4 channels
  5.745 to 5.825 GHz; 5 channels

E/J Regulatory Domain:

  2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
  5.180 to 5.240 GHz; 4 channels

K Regulatory Domain:

  2.412 to 2.472 GHz; 13 channels
  5.180 to 5.240 GHz; 4 channels
  5.745 to 5.805 GHz; 4 channels

Non-overlapping channels

2.4 GHz

   20 MHz: 3
   20 MHz: 3

5 GHz

   20 MHz: 9
   20 MHz: 9
   40 MHz: 4
   20 MHz: 9
   40 MHz: 4
   80 MHz: 2

Wireless isolation

Wireless isolation between clients

External antennas


Internal antennas

Internal Fixed Planar Inverted-F Antenna (PIFA)

Antenna gain In dBi

Maximum antenna gain of 4.02 dBi on 2.4 GHz

Maximum antenna gain of 5.63 dBi on 5 GHz

Wireless Distribution System (WDS)


Fast roaming


Multiple SSIDs


Wireless VLAN map


WLAN security


Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM)

Yes, with unscheduled automatic power save

Operating Modes

Access point

Access Point mode, WDS Bridging, Workgroup Bridge mode


Power options

IEEE 802.3af Ethernet switch

Cisco Power Injector: SB-PWR-INJ2-xx

AC adapter included, 12V/1A

POE peak power: 6.5W



  UL 60950-1
  CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
  IEC 60950-1
  EN 60950-1

Radio approvals:

  FCC Part 15.247, 15.407
  RSS-210 (Canada)
  EN 300.328, EN 301.893 (Europe)
  AS/NZS 4268.2003 (Australia and New Zealand)

EMI and susceptibility (Class B):

  FCC Part 15.107 and 15.109
  ICES-003 (Canada)
  EN 301.489-1 and -17 (Europe)

Operating temperature

0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)

Storage temperature

-20° to 70°C (-4° to 158°F)

Operating humidity

10% to 85% noncondensing

Storage humidity

5% to 90% noncondensing

System memory

256 MB RAM

128 MB flash

Package Contents

  WAP125 Wireless-AC/N Dual Band Desktop Access Point
  Power adapter 12V/1A
  Quick-start guide
  Ethernet network cable

Minimum Requirements

  Switch/router with PoE support, PoE injector, or AC power adapter
  Web-based configuration: Web browser



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