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The Linksys Business LAPAC1200C Dual-Band Cloud Wireless Access Point lets you easily control your network anytime, and from anywhere, using Cloud Manager. With the cloud license included, Cloud Manager offers a centralized management solution that is truly affordable.** This browser-based cloud management system takes the hassle out of managing multiple access points, sites, and customers. The simple interface displays real-time status of all your networks as well as helpful statistics on each access point.

Linksys LAPAC1200C


  • Remote Access: Monitor your networks from anywhere at any time
  • Network Insight: View real-time statistics on network activity and health
  • Centralized Management: Manage multiple sites from a centralized platform
  • Extensive Scalability: Scale your networks by adding thousands of access points and devices
  • Zero-Touch Provisioning: Access points automatically connect and configure when activated, allowing for rapid deployment
  • Global Map View: Worldwide view of accounts and their networks, sites, devices, and clients + alerts within the map
  • Search Box: Easily search for Networks or Access Points by name.
Network Map
Network Overview


  • Easy to Use: Simple and responsive web-based interface with no software to download or costly training needed
  • Network-as-a-Service: Ideal for services managing multiple accounts and networks
  • Cost Efficiency: Reduce cost of on-site management using the cloud
  • Cloud License: 5 years included at no additional cost**
  • Easy Deployment: Zero-touch provisioning allows for faster deployment of Linksys access points without having to be on-site


The LAPAC1200C Access Point allows centralized management via Cloud Manager to reduce the cost and complexity of managing multiple wireless access points. By enabling you to establish and manage all of your access points from an easy to use dashboard and a single pane of glass, this feature greatly streamlines administration and can save hours of technical labor.

By providing alerts and real-time statistics, Cloud Manager helps network administrators anticipate potential network issues without the need for on-site monitoring and troubleshooting. You can also use Cloud Manager to configure multiple access points simultaneously and centralize management of network security policies.

Network Client List

Linksys Access Point in an office


The LAPAC1200C Access Point leverages the latest Wireless-AC technology to ensure faster WiFi speeds and increased productivity for your entire office. The wireless access point features dual wireless bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) and delivers combined speeds of up to 1.17 Gbps* to support high-bandwidth activities such as video conferencing and cloud storage syncing.


Control and customize guest WiFi access with captive portal. The portal routes users to a special web page for authentication before they are allowed to access the Internet. Ideal for cafés, lobbies, and other WiFi hotspots, this feature helps protect both your guests and your business from unwanted access.

Video conference in a café
Brick and Mortar Store


Thanks to its PoE+ (Power over Ethernet Plus) capabilities, the LAPAC1200C Wireless Access Point can draw both power and data from a single Ethernet cable. There is no need for a separate power adapter or nearby electrical outlet: simply connect the LAPAC1200C to a PoE+-enabled switch or PoE injector, and the access point can function using just one Ethernet cable.


To ensure that your company's data is secure, the LAPAC1200C Wireless-AC Access Point is equipped with an array of business-class security features. The wireless access point gives your business full control over access rights with WPA2 Pre-shared Key, WPA2 Enterprise and Captive Portal Authentication. Rogue AP Detection helps administrators identify authorized access points across the network, while MAC address filtering provides an additional layer of protection.

Employees working on Laptops

Linksys Cloud Manager for Access Points

  • Linksys Cloud Manager for Access Points

  • Dashboard Overview

  • How to Set Up a Network, Access Point, and SSID

  • How to Set Up a Guest Portal

  • Assigning Management Roles

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Technical Specs
  • Model Name:
  • Key Features:
    • Multiple SSIDs (8)
    • VLAN Support
    • Number of VLANs (8)
    • SSID to VLAN Mapping
    • Dynamic Channel Selection
    • Captive Portal with Splash Page
    • WPA2 PSK, WPA2 Enterprise
    • WPA, WPA2
    • Client Blocking per SSID (20 Clients per SSID)
    • Rogue AP Detection
    • Wireless Client Isolation
    • Bandwidth Limit per SSID
    • Band Steering
    • Real-time Bandwidth Statistics
    • Management Interface
    • Event Notification
    • Network Diagnostics
  • Network Standards:
    • IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, 802.3, 802.3u, and 802.3at
    • WMM - Wireless Multimedia Prioritization
    • Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) IEEE 802.3at
  • Radio Frequency Bands:
    2.4GHz and 5GHz (Concurrent)
  • Ports:
    • 1 x Gigabit LAN Port with IEEE 802.3at PoE+
    • 1 x 12V/1.5A power port
  • LEDs:
    1 x System LED
  • Buttons:
    Reset Button
  • MIMO:
  • Antenna Type:
    Internal PCBA Antenna
  • Antenna Gain:
    1.7dBi @2.4G, 1.9dBi @5G
  • RF Transmit Power:
    High Power PA
  • Radio Frequency Channels:
    • 2.412 to 2.462 GHz: 11 channels
    • 5.180 to 5.240 GHz: 4 channels
    • 5.745 to 5.825 GHz: 5 channels
  • Receive Sensitivity:
    • 2.4GHz = 802.11b @ 11Mbps: -85dBm, 802.11g @54Mbps: -73dBm, 802.11n 20MHz @MCS7: -67dBm, 802.11n 40MHz @MCS7: -65dBm
    • 5GHz = 802.11a @54Mps: -73dBm, 802.11n 20MHz @MCS7: -70dBm, 80211n 40MHz @MCS7: -68dBm, 802.11ac 20MHz @MCS8: -66dBm, 80211ac 40MHz @MCS9: -61dBm, 802.11ac 80MHz @MCS9: -58dBm
  • Maximum Power Consumption:
  • Dimensions (LxWxH):
    9.57 x 9.33 x 1.72 inches
  • Weight:
  • Operating Temperature:
    0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
  • Storage Temperature:
    -20° to 70°C (-4° to 158°F)
  • Operating Humidity:
    10% to 85% non-condensing
  • Storage Humidity:
    10% to 90% non-condensing
  • Mounting:
    • Ceiling
    • Wall
  • Security Features:
    • Multiple SSIDs (8)
    • SSID Broadcast
    • SSID to VLAN Mapping (8)
    • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA Mixed, WPA2) Personal and Enterprise
    • Wireless Client Isolation
    • Client Blocking per SSID (20 per SSID)
    • Rogue AP Detection
  • Security Lock:
    Kensington Security Lock
  • Quality Of Service:
    • WMM
    • Bandwidth Management per SSID
  • Regulatory Compliance:
    FC, CE
  • Advanced Features:
    • Band Steering
    • IPv6 Interface
    • Dual Image Support
    • Captive Portal with Splash Page
  • Event Notification:
    Remote Syslog, and Email Alert
  • Warranty and Support:
    Limited Lifetime Warranty (applies in all countries except: France, Germany and Spain - 5 year warranty and Australia New Zealand - 2 year warranty.)
  • Centralized Management System:
    Cloud (via Web Browser)
Package Contents
  • One Access Point
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Ethernet Cable
  • AC Power Adapter
  • CD with Documentation
  • Mounting Bracket
  • Mounting Kit Screws
  • Ceiling Mount Back plate
  • Drilling Layout Template


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality AP From my testing with an iPhone and a laptop, this seems like a good quality device. Setup is easy, and there's lots of configurable options such as time schedules, guest portal access, etc. I setup the device in my basement and I was able to go all the way up to my 2nd floor and the signal did not weaken much. The POE option will be useful for when I do that. I may get a 2nd one and put it upstairs to help extend the range so I have a stronger signal throughout the house. The dual band capability is nice so that the older devices I have can also connect to it. I'm unable to test the handoff feature since I only have one device right now. So far I'm happy with this unit.
Date published: 2018-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Linksys AC1200 DUAL-BAND CLOUD ACCESS POINT The Good: Excellent Performance for an AP with no antennas Can be powered over POE or included AC Adapter Excellent speed and connectivity in my 3000+ SQFT home. Wall mountable which includes a template for wall mounting Easy for the non techy person to setup and great customization for the pro Can be administered via the cloud Excellent Network Overview & Device Details Great device for home or for the work environment The Cons: Slightly higher priced then other APs within the same form factor but requires less to work and bang for buck still a better purchase Does not include a POE injector (not a big deal to me) You loose some customization when cloud managed vs locally managed. My Thoughts: The Linksys AC1200 LAPAC1200 is one of the fastest, most powerful APs without multiple antennas which I have tested. I have a few different APs in my house because I like to purchase tech and continuously look for the fastest speeds on my network at home. I took a count on my AP and I have about 20+ wireless connected devices. These devices are made up of laptops, phones, tablets, and smart home devices. Even my fridge is connected to my network and is a central hub for my family calendar. One of the biggest challenges I have at home is supporting so many devices and after connecting all of these devices to this Linksys unit I was certainly impressed. Considering it doesn't have 8 antennas like my other AP my wife likes it way better than my 8 antenna unit. You know what they say, happy wife, happy life. Coverage: Utilizing a wifi-analyzer on my phone I first took a baseline of my existing setup to identify what kind of coverage I was receiving. As mentioned above my house is over 3000 SQFT. Once I baselined all the numbers I then switched over to the Linksys unit and found that the Linksys unit that doesn't have antennas wasn't too far off in regards to the reading for excellent connectivity. I then streamed some Netflix videos & prime video and I encountered no buffering. Keep in mind the AP is in my basement and I am in my bedroom which is the furthest point from my IDF closet. As mentioned above I did connect all my devices to the Linksys since I wanted to replicate the same load on my network. Results: Considering this router is a lot more appealing and fits in nicely with other wall mounted units (nest fire alarms etc) it doesn't look out of place like my other 8 antenna unit. The point I can supply power over POE is a major plus. I am going to end up mounting this on my first floor. Based on the coverage I received while this unit was in the basement I am confident I will have amazing coverage with the AP in it soon to be the new location on my first floor. It will end up covering my basement and my 2nd floor.
Date published: 2018-10-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unsecure! Do not buy this product if you want to keep public users off your LAN. The product claims to have client isolation to keep WiFi users from seeing other network resources, but even with this turned on, wireless users have full access to your LAN. The cloud management feature also does not include all the features that are visible in the local management of the device. Also just try calling into support, they will not even answer the phone or have anyone monitoring the online chat. I am returning the product.
Date published: 2019-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seamless design Disclosure: my initial setup was delayed due to the product not being whitelisted for the first week or so. Cloud manager is a great tool for these access points. It provides a lot of useful data that will come in handy when troubleshooting connections. PoE is a great to have if your network currentky supports it or are planning an upgrade. Fairly quick setup to the network. I did experience mediocre bandwidth when connected to this access point. I will need to spent some more time with that.
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Basic Review with observations This review is from the perspective of one who has utilized Meraki Cloud-managed AP's for several years. This AP was easy to setup without the Cloud-managed function enabled. It seems like every other high-end AP I have worked with. The Cloud-management setup was fraught with issues. Initially I created my account and when I was trying to add the device to my group it kept coming back as not found. I had trouble contacting Support and was bounced from one tech to another. The Help screen pointed to a bad page (404 error). Once I got to the correct support group, I relayed my issues and was assigned a Trouble Ticket#. The response back was approximately 2 days till I heard that the Serial#/MAC address hadn't been added to the Linksys device table. Once that had been corrected I was able to manage the device thru the Cloud. Compared to Meraki Management this appears to be a Rev 1 version. I'm sure that it will be enhanced as time goes by. I don't believe my client base would use this instead of Meraki AP's but it's possible that an organization without a resident IT professional would see the value in the simplified setup.
Date published: 2018-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow - I checked this unit as a solution to covering large areas with a strong signal. The first thing I noticed is the size, wow it's big. Then I checked out the features, out of the box the unit wanted to be managed via the cloud. Setting up the cloud account was fairly easy. Once I had an account selecting the unit was also very easy. I was impressed with the mounting options and the fact that they included a backing plate for mounting on ceiling tiles.
Date published: 2018-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Remote Management and solid performance. Setup of the AP out of the box was incredibly simple and straightforward. The cloud dashboard was easy to navigate and understand immediately. Once the AP was setup I tested it with multiple devices and found them all to perform consistently. Tested devices include iPhone XS Max, Dell laptop with AC wireless card (2x2), and Android phones. The AP itself is large physically, but includes hardware for various mounting configurations. The inclusion of a power adapter to locally power the AP is a plus. While the device supports PoE, the adapter does make it easier to locate the device for a quick or temporary install without having to worry so much about PoE port availability. Overall I would recommend this for anyone who desires a quick easy setup, and has a need for remote management without annual licensing to worry about.
Date published: 2018-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Cloud Manager Setup Setup was extremely easy and quick process. The Dashboard Overview was straight to the point. Range I set mine up in a 5000 sqft building that has just around 35 wireless devices running. At the farthest point I was still seeing a constant speed of 98Mbps Features I did enjoy the bandwidth controls. Because of the amount of devices at my location I like to control my guest usage. Overall I would say the unit is a 4.7 out of 5
Date published: 2018-10-05
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* Specifications are subject to change without notice. An active, customer-purchased Internet Service Provider broadband account is required for connection of this product and other connected devices to the Internet. Some devices may require additional wireless adapters or an Ethernet cable to connect. Maximum performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual performance may vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, speed, range and coverage. Performance depends upon many factors, conditions and variables, including building materials and construction, volume of network traffic, mix of wireless products used, interference and other adverse conditions. In order to achieve the best performance, this product must be used with compatible AC1200, AC1750 and AC2600 wireless devices. The standard transmission rates — LAPAC1200C: 866 Mbps (for 5 GHz radio), 300 Mbps (for 2.4 GHz), LAPAC1750C: 1300 Mbps (for 5 GHz radio), 450 Mbps (for 2.4 GHz) and LAPAC2600C: 1733 Mbps (for 5 GHz radio), 800 Mbps (for 2.4 GHz) — are the physical data rates. Actual data throughput will be lower and may depend on the mix of wireless products used and external factors. May require a software/firmware update available for download at linksys.com/support.
** License included for 5 years at no additional cost, after which an option to purchase the license for an additional 5 years is available.