Cisco Mobility Express

Deliver Enterprise-Class Wireless Access

Designed with small and medium-sized networks in mind, Mobility Express provides industry-leading technology for your employees and customers

What Mobility Express does

Sets up in under 10 minutesSets up in under 10 minutes

Presents an over-the-air wizard to configure up to 25 access points per controller.

Grows as you growGrows as you grow

Increases scalability without replacing access points. You just add a controller.

Simplifies operationsSimplifies operations

Easily manages and troubleshoots your network using advanced software-based functions.

Gives you advanced featuresGives you advanced features

Activates best-practice settings by default and supports presence-based analytics.

Where you can use it

K-12 education

Use innovative learning tools and bring a large-school experience to smaller sites.


Connect to customers through loyalty applications and offer revenue-generating services.


Accept mobile payments and offer your services to customers everywhere.

Empowering students who think differently

Enterprise Networking Case Study: Chartwell School

Enterprise Networking Case Study Chartwell SchoolEmpowering Students Who Think Differently

Company: Chartwell School

Industry: K-12 Education

Location: Seaside, California

Company Size: 95 Students


Chartwell School serves students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia. Its staff wanted to upgrade Internet speed and build a new wireless network that could effectively support high-bandwidth learning tools, multi-device connectivity, and newer cloud-based teaching solutions.



Chartwell rapidly deployed an 802.11ac Wave 2 WLAN that easily handles the increase in bandwidth and supports wireless multitasking, collaboration, and distance learning. Students can access cloud-based applications, such as reading achievement software, both at school and home. Chartwell now has a solution to support its strategic vision for learning.

How to deploy it

In three easy steps, set up an enterprise-class Wi-Fi network in a small or medium-sized business. Or get industry-leading functionality, including guest access and RF parameter optimization, with our advanced settings. The choice is yours.

Set up
Using an 1830 or 1850 access point, connect to an available DHCP server from a laptop, smartphone, or tablet.
From a web browser or Cisco wireless app, use the setup wizard and confirm your settings. The controller reboots automatically.
Keeping your access point connected to the server, use the browser or wireless app to monitor your network from your chosen device.

Choose the right access point

Cisco Aironet 1850 Series

Features and Capabilities

Cisco Aironet 1850 Series Access Points deliver industry-leading performance. They support the new generation of Wi-Fi clients, as well as prior generations of 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi clients. Examples include smartphones, tablets, and laptops that include integrated 802.11ac Wave 1 or Wave 2 support.

The Aironet 1850 Series offers customers:

Flexible deployment modes.

  • Controller-based deployments support small and medium networks
  • Integrated and external antenna models are available for various deployment environments
  • For solutions of up 25 access points, Cisco Mobility Express Solution provides an easy to set up solution that does not require a controller appliance

Better Wi-Fi coverage and performance with the latest Wi-Fi technology.

  • Supports 802.11ac Wave 2 (dual radio, 80 MHz channel size) and 4X4 MIMO

Improved client performance with multi-user multiple input and multiple output (MU-MIMO).

  • Get MU-MIMO with three spatial streams for 802.11ac Wave 2 clients
  • Transmit beam-forming for a better client experience

Fast offload to a wired network.

The 1850 Series provides two Gigabit Ethernet ports to support Link Aggregation Group (LAG).

Cisco Aironet 1830 Series

Gigabit Wi-Fi Has Fully Arrived

Redesign your enterprise wireless LAN to support the explosion of mobile devices. Cisco's cost-effective enterprise access point supports the latest Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ac Wave 2.

Designed for small and medium-sized networks, the Aironet 1830 Series meets the growing requirements of wireless networks and delivers a better user experience.

The Aironet 1830 Series offers customers:

Flexible deployment modes.

  • Cisco Mobility Express Solution is an easy-to-deploy solution for up 25 access points that does not require a controller appliance
  • Controller-based deployments support small and medium-sized networks that exceed 25 access points

Better Wi-Fi coverage and performance with the latest Wi-Fi technology.

  • Supports 802.11ac Wave 2 (dual radio, 80 MHz channel size) and 3x3 multiple input and multiple output (MIMO)

Improved client performance with multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO).

  • Get MU-MIMO with two spatial streams for 802.11ac Wave 2 clients
  • Transmit beamforming for a better client experience

Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller

Features and Capabilities

A component of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, the Virtual Wireless Controller provides real-time, centralized communications between Cisco Aironet Access Points, the Cisco Prime Infrastructure, and the Cisco Mobility Services Engine

Designed for organizations with virtualization initiatives, and for small to medium enterprise deployments, the Virtual Wireless Controller offers:

  • Centralized wireless network visibility and control for up to 200 branch locations
  • Ability for IT managers to configure, manage, and troubleshoot up to 3000 access points and 32000 clients via FlexConnect
  • Secure guest access, rogue detection for Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, and in-branch (locally switched) Wi-Fi voice and video
  • Reliable connectivity with the Cisco FlexConnect solution for branch network
  • Protection of access points connected to remote controllers from branch WAN failures; wireless clients remain connected with access to local resources

The Virtual Wireless Controller is a part of the complete Wireless Controller family, all offering:

  • The flexibility to centrally configure wireless policy, management, or security settings on remote access points through centralized provisioning and management.
  • Wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) capabilities
  • Centrally-defined policy enforcement across wired and wireless networks and integration with Cisco Identity Services Engine
  • Support for advanced mobility technologies, including FlexConnect, Cisco ClientLink, VideoStream, and Cisco CleanAir technology
    • CleanAir technology provides both real-time and historical information about RF interference impacting network performance across controllers
    • ClientLink further increases the throughput and performance of all client types

View the wireless controllers portfolio At-a-Glance to understand the wide array of Cisco controllers that can support wireless functions in organizations of all sizes, from branch offices to small and medium business to large campus and service provider environments.

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