The AIR-AP1242AG-A-K9 product is basically a Cisco Aironet Access Point. The AIR tells us that it is an Aironet product. The AP1242AG number tells us the model of the access point as well as the series which is 1240AG series.
The Cisco AIR-AP1242AG-A-K9 Aironet Access Point is a special access point designed by Cisco Systems to display unimaginable performance and quality at an affordable price. It offers WLAN access at the lowest of costs thus reducing cost of ownership of the business. This device has a built in antenna that allows coverage in all directions making sure that WLAN access is available to all at the office. A special mounting bracket is used to easily fit this device to either the ceiling or wall of the office wherever it is needed. Cisco designed intrusion prevention system is available for further security of the business network as this device provides malware protection, VPN for remote access protection and superior firewall capabilities. It also supports AES 128 encryption for added security of the office network. This access point has a variable transmit power setting that can be tuned to adjust to the distance of users. If a user is far away than increasing the transmit power will enable the user to connect to the WLAN.
This Cisco Aironet Access Point due to its enhanced features is best utilized in enterprise class businesses and corresponding branch offices. It is ideally used by small sized organizations or schools for their network.
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