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1532e AP using a AIR-ANT2588P3M-N antenna


Does an ant2588P3M-N antenna work with a AIR-CAP1532e-k-9 AP? If so, what ports on the antenna correspond with the external ports on the 1532e AP? The only documentation I have found was the Cisco Aironet 2.4-GHz/5-GHz 8-dBi Directional Antenna (AIR-ANT2588P3M-N) link, but it references using with a Cisco 1552E AP.



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the 1530 serie data sheet reports the AIR-ANT2588P3M-N as supported option

on many antenna, you may find colour coded connectors black = 2,4GHz, blue 5GHz , orange=dual-band




Integrated dual-band, mixed polarized omnidirectional antenna radome (1530i)

◦   3 dBi (2.4 GHz), 5 dBi (5 GHz)

  • External dual-band omnidirectional antennas

◦   AIR-ANT2547VG-N (4dBi, 2.4 GHz; 7 dBi, 5 GHz)

  • External dual-band directional antennas

◦   AIR-ANT2588P3M-N= (8 dBi, 2.4 and 5 GHz)

  • External single-band antennas

◦   2.4 GHz

◦   AIR-ANT2450V-N (5 dBi, omni)

◦   AIR-ANT2480V-N (8 dBi, omni)

◦   AIR-ANT2413P2M-N= (13 dBi, dual polarized patch)

◦   5 GHz

◦   AIR-ANT5180V-N (8 dBi, omni)

◦   AIR-ANT5114P2M-N= (14 dBi, dual polarized patch)

For antenna details, please refer to the Antenna webpage:

AP 1532E/I Deployment Guide


The AP 1532E has four antenna ports with N-Type connectors, two at the top of the access point and two at the bottom of the access point. When in Dual band mode, the bottom antenna ports (port 1 and port 2) are used for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Antennas that support multiple bands are called Dual Radiating Element (DRE), they contain dual radiating elements for both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band inside the antenna.


Cisco Aironet Antennas and Accessories Reference Guide

the antenna has three N-type connectors. It can be used with the outdoor access points and has no cable attachments.


-> these two documents combined: looks like this can be directly attached to the access point, and one of the connectors is not used


Cisco's Installation instructions say to connect thre wires to the 2588 antenna however they say to connect B to port 6 while the 1532 AP only has 4 antenna connections.   Does the 2588 require three antenna cables or will two connected to ports 1 and 2 work in dual band mode ?


Antenna Cable Information

The antenna is to be used with the Cisco 1552E access point. The port-to-port designations are as follows: port A of the antenna must be connected to port 4 of the access point, port B of the antenna must be connected to port 6 of the access point, and port C of the antenna must be connected to port 5 of the access point.

Hi Dubanski, you better have started a new thread instead of hijacking a thread from 2018!


System Requirements : This antenna is designed for outdoor use with any Cisco Aironet access point that requires three (3) dual-band antennas.

yes it will work with 2 antenna's connected, but the radiation pattern documented is based on using three!

so the pattern will change when using only 2.


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