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Brocade Mobility 5181 Series Outdoor Access Point

Brocade Mobility 5181 Series Outdoor Access Point
  • Donor or Provider: Brocade
  • Platform: Multiple platforms
  • Format: Hardware
  • Product ID: HW-48440
  • Availability: Discontinued

More informations about this product


The BR-AP5181-13040-US is a 5181 Series outdoor wireless access point for use in the Brocade Wireless Controller System. It can be mounted outdoors on a wall or ceiling or attached to a pole.

This donation provides:

  • One BR-AP5181-13040-US access point
  • One set of RJ-45 cable connectors
  • Three antenna dust covers
  • Two connector cover AP67 jacks
  • Documentation: One install guide and WEEE regulatory addendum

Benefits for Organizations

If you have network administration experience or hire a consultant, you can use this product to:

  • Grant wireless network access to staff and guests in an outdoor environment
  • Create a wireless network with other Brocade access points with or without a wireless LAN controller

Major Capabilities

  • Rugged design: The access point can withstand wind, rain, and extreme temperatures. It includes integrated lightning arrestors and surge protection.
  • Automatic configuration: When connected to a Brocade wireless LAN controller, the access point will automatically download all configuration parameters and any necessary firmware updates.
  • Power over Ethernet: The built-in power supply receives power and transfers data through a single CAT-5 Ethernet cable.

Additional Equipment Required

This access point does not include antennas, but external antennas can be purchased separately. See the Enterprise Wireless LAN Antenna Specification Guide for a list of compatible antennas.

Each access point requires a power injector or power tap to use Power over Ethernet. Brocade recommends the Mobility 5181 Access Point Power Tap (part number BR-APPSBIAS518101R), designed specifically for outdoor deployments.

If installing the Mobility 5181 Access Point in an outdoor area prone to high winds and rain, Brocade recommends the Mobility 5181 Access Point Heavy Weather Kit (part number BR-KT-5181-HW-01R).

To mount the Mobility 5181 Access Point access point to a pole, a Mobility 5181 Access Point Mounting Kit (part number BR-KT-5181-WP-01R) is required. This kit contains the brackets and accessories required to mount the access point to a pole or wall.

Note: The equipment listed here is not available directly through Brocade because this product has reached end-of-life status. However, this equipment can be obtained through online technology product providers.

Product Specifications

Wireless standards:
2.4 GHz/5.2 GHz
10/100 Base-T
Maximum data rate:
54 Mbit/sec
Maximum concurrent clients:
Operating temperature:
-22°F to 131°F (-30°C to 55°C)
Wind survivability:
Greater than 170 mph (without antenna)
WEP 40/128 (RC4); KeyGuard; WPA-TKIP; WPA2-CCMP (AES); WPA2-TKIP
VPN gateway:
DES, 3DES, AES 128/192/256-bit
Java-based web user interface, human-readable config file import/export, command-line interface, SSH, HTTP/S, MIB, programmable SNMP v1/v2c/v3 trap support

For more information, see the Mobility 5181 Series access point data sheet and product reference guide.

No Support or Warranty

This product has reached end-of-life and is no longer supported by Brocade.

A warranty is not included with this product. If this product arrives damaged or defective, please contact TechSoup within the first 90 days of receipt for a replacement product.

No Expedited Shipping

Although expedited shipping may be offered at check-out, this product will only be shipped via standard ground shipping. If this product is requested along with other products, everything in the request will be shipped via standard ground shipping.

Choose Carefully

The administrative fee for this product is not refundable, and the product cannot be exchanged unless damaged or defective. Exchanges due to damage or malfunction during the first 90 days are processed by TechSoup as detailed in the confirmation email.

Obtaining This Product

When your request has been approved, you will receive a confirmation email from TechSoup. Your product will be delivered within 15 business days.

System Requirements

  • Antennas (four antennas recommended)
  • For Power over Ethernet — Power Injector, Power Tap, or any 802.3af midspan device for each access point
  • For web-based management — Java-enabled web browser with Adobe Flash Player

Rules, Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Quantity: Organizations may request up to 10 products per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
  • Budget: Organizations with annual operating budgets of $20 million or less are eligible to receive this donation.
  • Nonprofits and libraries only: Products in this program are available only to qualifying nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designation and to public libraries. Public libraries must either have valid 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or be listed in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) database.
  • Organization types: The following organization types are not eligible to request products in the program.
    • Business and professional organizations
    • Mutual organizations
    • Employee or membership benefit organizations
    • Sports, athletic, and social clubs
    • Advocacy groups
    • Organizations with a primary focus on inner city and community activities, civil rights activities, litigation and legal aid activities, or legislative and political activities
    • Religious organizations without a secular community designation. A secular designation is defined as an organization separate from the church or religious organization that provides services to people regardless of their religious beliefs and does not propagate a belief in a specific faith.
  • Territories: Organizations in U.S. territories may not request products in this program.
  • Terms of service: Organizations that request Brocade products must agree to any applicable terms of service.
  • Anti-discrimination policy: Organizations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this program. Organizations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive products in this program.
  • Case study: Recipient organizations must be willing and able to provide information to Brocade for the purposes of creating a case study or testimonial on this program.
  • Product distribution:
    • Products will be distributed under this program to qualifying organizations only, not to individuals.
    • Recipient organizations may not transfer or resell Brocade products.