cisco Catalyst 9100 License
New Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points are compatible with Wifi-6 technology which is becoming more common than before. Wifi-6 or 801.11ax couples the speed and freedom of Gigabit Ethernet with the predictability and reliability that we find in radio frequencies.
Wifi-6 enables access points to have more clients connected to them in high density situations and have a better quality of experience for these clients. It also empowers some next generation advanced applications like IoT,4K video and etc. All 9100 access points supports all benefits 802.11ax and are the next generation access points.
Cisco RF ASIC
The key feature of 9120 is the Cisco RF ASIC which is integrated software defined radio that has the capability to provide next-generation RF features and advanced Clean Air. It supports various type of new technologies.
Today 9100 Cisco APs are providing the leadership in RF innovation by extending Cisco intent-based networking.
Cisco DNA term-based licenses are needed with the purchase of Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points (except when connection to the AireOS controllers with sufficient number of perpetual AP/C1 licenses). Note: DNA licenses are required for connecting any access point to the Catalyst 9800 Series Controllers, DNA Center.
These access points support three types of Cisco DNA Licenses: Cisco DNA Essentials, Cisco DNA Advantage, and Cisco DNA Premier. Cisco DNA subscription licenses have to be purchased for a 3-, 5-, or 7-year subscription term. Upon expiration of the Cisco DNA license, the Cisco DNA features will expire, whereas Network Essentials and Network Advantage features will remain.
For this, you will need to ensure that a Smart Account is already set up. Moreover, Network Essentials or Network Advantage licenses are deposited into that Smart Account and controllers are registered to that Cisco Smart Account.