802.11n Industrial Client (ETSI)


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Recommended replacements: RLXIB-IHN-E

 The RadioLinx 802.11n Industrial Hotspot series provides enterprise-class technology, optimized for rugged industrial performance and easy deployment in the field. These 802.11n Hotspots use multiple-input/multiple-output (MIMO) technology supporting up to 3 antennas. This allows fast data rates up to 300Mbps with EtherNet/IP Requested Packet Interval (RPI) times as low as 2 ms.

The Industrial Client (RLXIB-ICN) provides connectivity to any third-party Access Point. It is also compatible with RadioLinx 802.11a/b/g radios. More than just a new 802.11 technology, the RLXIB-IHN family adds RADIUS security for centralized management of security policies, VLANs for network traffic segmentation, and data prioritization while continuing to include the industrial wireless features that have made previous Industrial Hotspots successful.

Features and Benefits

Enterprise Class Technology

300 Mbps RF Rates (MIMO)

  • Multicast, I/O & Produce/Consume messaging at packet rates <1ms
  • Video Monitoring & Automation Control Simultaneously


  • Separate Automation Networks & LAN Access
  • Allow Mobile Workers access to Network Resources

 Quality of Service

  • Prioritize Control Data, Video & Voice
  • Support for Voice over IP (VoIP) phones

RADIUS Security

  • Centralized Management of Wireless Security Policies

Rugged Industrial Performance

Ease of Deployment

  • Single webpage setup by field personnel
  • WirelessN Discovery Tool - view network topology, assign IP addresses for configuration, monitor network diagnostics, update radio firmware, and detect all 802.11 radios on the network, including third-party wireless devices
  • ProSoft Wireless Designer for planning and specifying wireless networks

Reliable I/O Message Delivery

  • Multicast I/O messages between PLCs transferred using wireless acknowledgements
  • IGMP Snooping & Multicast Filtering enhance reliability

 Industrial Grade

  • Usable in Class I, Division 2 hazardous locations
  • Designed for high vibration environments

-40°C to +75°C Operation

  • Operation in all outdoor conditions
  • Rugged construction withstands all operating environments


Frequency Band



(Varies by country)

2.412 to 2.462 GHz (FCC)2.412 to 2.472 GHz (ETSI)



5.150 to 5.250 GHz (FCC/ETSI)5.250 to 5.350 GHz (FCC/ETSI)5.470 to 5.725 GHz (FCC/ETSI)5.725 to 5.850 GHz (FCC)

36 - 4852 - 64100 - 140149 - 165


802.11n, 802.11a & 802.11g (Legacy)802.11h (DFS), 802.11i (RADIUS), 802.11e (QoS)802.1Q (VLAN), 802.3af (PoE), IGMPv2

Transmit Power (Programmable) *Subject to Regional Regulatory Limits

22 dBm @ MCS0, MCS8 (802.11an/gn)17 dBm @ MCS7, MCS15 (802.11an/gn)22 dBm @ 6 Mbps (802.11a/g)17 dBm @ 54 Mbps (802.11a/g)


Antenna Impact: 3 Antennas/ MIMO: Use values above 2 Antennas: Subtract 3 dB from values above1 Antenna: Subtract 5 dB from values above

Channel data rates (802.11n)

MCS0 – MCS15, 1-2 Channels & 1-2 Streams


1 Channel

2 Channels




7 Mbps

15 Mbps


1 Stream


72 Mbps

150 Mbps



14 Mbps

30 Mbps


2 Streams


144 Mbps

300 Mbps



Channel data rates (802.11a/g)

802.11a/g: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps

Receiver Sensitivity (Typical)

-92 dBm @ MCS0, MCS8 (802.11an/gn)-70 dBm @ MCS7, MCS15 (802.11an)-74 dBm @ MCS7, MCS15 (802.11gn)-92 dBm @ 6 Mbps (802.11an/gn)-74 dBm @ 54 Mbps (802.11a)-78 dBm @ 54 Mbps (802.11g)


WPA2 Enterprise – 802.11i AES w/ RADIUSWPA2 Personal – 802.11i AES w/ Passphrase Legacy WPA TKIP, WEP support & MAC ID filter



Extruded aluminum with DIN and panel mount


115 x 117 x 45 mm (W x H x D)4.5 x 4.6 x 1.75 inches

Ethernet Ports

One 10/100 Base-T connector, shielded RJ45IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x

Antenna Port

(3) RP-SMA connector


1.1 lbs (499g)

Operating Temperature

-40° C to +75° C


To 90% RH, non-condensing

External PowerPoE Injector

10 to 24 VDC802.3af PoE Powered Device

Average Power



ProSoft Wireless Designer (PSW-PWD) Datasheet 169.63 kB Last Modified 02/21/2013
RLXIB-ICN Dimension Drawings 132.23 kB Last Modified 02/22/2013
ProSoft Wireless Designer User Manual 1.32 MB Last Modified 02/22/2013
RLXIB-ICN Datasheet 91.97 kB Last Modified 11/08/2014
RLXIB-IHxN MIB 98.06 kB Last Modified 06/07/2010
RLXIB-ICN Setup Guide 712.62 kB Last Modified 03/30/2010
RLXIB-ICN User Manual 2.66 MB Last Modified 07/25/2013
ProSoft Wireless Designer (PSW-PWD) version 4.5.013 6.00 MB Last Modified 05/30/2014
WirelessN Discovery Tool v1.0.530 26.67 MB Last Modified 02/21/2013
RLXIB-IHN/ICN/IH2N(-W) Firmware v1.0.1-37s 7.04 MB Last Modified 06/12/2013




EX Certificate (ATEX Directive) 106.84 kB Last Modified 11/11/2013
Australian C-Tick Mark 56.55 kB Last Modified 12/05/2012
Australian C-Tick Mark - Declaration of Conformity 2.34 MB Last Modified 05/28/2013
CB Safety 32.95 kB Last Modified 08/27/2012
CE Mark 93.64 kB Last Modified 03/13/2013
FSB Notification 13.46 MB Last Modified 08/27/2012
GOST-R Declaration of Conformity 6.68 MB Last Modified 12/18/2012
Russian GOST-R 7.07 MB Last Modified 12/18/2012
Russian GOST-R (Mandatory) 11.49 MB Last Modified 12/18/2012
UL/cUL; Class 1, Div 2 637.08 kB Last Modified 09/15/2014
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