With a sleek design and small form factor, the Cisco Business 145AC Access Point brings a full slate of Cisco high-performance functionality to in-room or office deployments where a mixture of wired and wireless devices is used.
The Cisco® Business 145AC Access Point (Figure 1) is a compact, wall plate–mountable access point, ideal for in-room or office deployments requiring connectivity for both wired and wireless devices.
Incorporating support for 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless standards and Gigabit Ethernet wired connectivity into a sleek device, the Cisco Business 145AC is built to take full advantage of in-wall cabling infrastructure while blending into the visual footprint. This combination provides deployment flexibility while offering best-in-class performance.
By adhering to the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard, the Cisco Business 145AC Access Point delivers a data rate of up to 867 Mbps on its 5-GHz radio. This exceeds the data rates offered by access points that support the 802.11n standard. It also enables a total aggregate dual-radio data rate of up to 1 Gbps, providing the necessary foundation for small business and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to stay ahead of the performance expectations and needs of their wireless users.
In recent years, small businesses, enterprises, and managed service providers alike have increasingly preferred wireless access as the principal form of network connectivity. Along with this shift, there is an expectation that wireless should enable a high-performance experience. The Cisco Business 145AC Access Point delivers industry-leading performance with highly secure and reliable wireless connections, for a robust, mobile end-user experience.
Increased wireless performance
The Cisco Business 145AC Access Point supports the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 standard for higher performance, greater access, and higher-density networks. With simultaneous dual radios and dual bands with 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO functionality, this access point can handle the increasing number of high-bandwidth devices that will soon become a common part of the network.
Cisco Business Mobile app
The Cisco Business 145AC Access Point is managed by the Cisco Business Mobile app, an intuitive client application that simplifies traditional challenges associated with wireless network deployment, right from your mobile device. You can extend your network by adding new mesh extenders and automating wireless network activation in minutes.
A robust management capability dynamically changes network configuration such as enabling guest access. Network usage, traffic patterns, and network throughput can be closely monitored, providing a real-time snapshot; this not only provides peace of mind, it virtually ensures optimal user experience. The Cisco Business Mobile app is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
The Cisco Business 145AC Access Point allows wired access via a single Gigabit Ethernet port. It supports full operation modes using PoE 802.3af power. The 145AC comes with three local Gigabit Ethernet ports, one uplink Gigabit Ethernet port, and one passive pass-through RJ-45 port, allowing for a variety of connections.
This compact access point is designed with flexible mounting options in mind. You can mount it directly on the wall or to numerous global wall junction standards. It is easy to install, and the mounting hardware is included.
Authentication and security
Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 and 3 (WPA2 and WPA3)
802.1X, RADIUS Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
802.11r and 802.11i
Maximum number of associated wireless clients: 200 per Wi-Fi radio, for a total of 400 clients per access point
Max # of Mesh Extenders
Maximum number of associated Cisco Business mesh extenders: 25 per Access Point, up to 8 hops
2x2 single-user/multi-user MIMO with two spatial streams, up to 867 Mbps
20-, 40-, and 80-MHz channels
Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
2.4 GHz, Up to 20 dBm, gain 2 dBi
5 GHz, Up to 20 dBm, gain 3 dBi
1x Gigabit Ethernet uplink (10/100/1000BASE-T autosensing), PoE
3x Gigabit Ethernet local ports (10/100/1000BASE-T), including one PoE out port: PoE out provides 802.3af (Class 0) when access point is powered by 802.3at, or no output when powered by 802.3af
One passive pass-through port, RJ-45 (back to bottom)
1 GB DRAM / 256 MB flash / 710-MHz quad-core processor
8.5W (maximum, without PoE out)
Status LED indicates boot loader status, association status, operating status, boot loader warnings, boot loader errors
802.3af/at Ethernet switch; a Cisco Business switch with PoE is recommended
Optional Cisco Business PoE injector (CB-PWRINJ-xx)
Bracket is included with the access point
Torx security screw, included with the access point
Kensington lock slot to lock device to mounting bracket
(W x L x H)
Access point (without mounting bracket):
3.5 x 5.5 x 1.25 in. (89 x 140 x 31.5 mm)
Access point (without accessories):
10 oz (280 g)
Cisco Business limited lifetime hardware warranty
Free software updates, no service contract required