US 10,893,575 B1
Modular wireless access point
Thomas Paul Spivey, Pleasanton, CA (US)
Assigned to Cisco Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA (US)
Filed by Cisco Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA (US)
Filed on Dec. 3, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/701,457.
Int. Cl. H04W 88/08 (2009.01); H01Q 1/24 (2006.01); H01Q 1/22 (2006.01); H04B 1/40 (2015.01)
CPC H04W 88/08 (2013.01) [H01Q 1/2266 (2013.01); H01Q 1/246 (2013.01); H04B 1/40 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A wireless access point comprising:
a housing that defines a plurality of externally-facing apertures;
a radio module that is removably coupled to one of the externally-facing apertures of the housing and includes one or more antennas;
a motherboard module that is removably coupled to one of the externally-facing apertures of the housing and includes a motherboard that controls the one or more antennas of the radio module; and
a power supply module that is removably coupled to one of the externally-facing apertures of the housing and supplies power to the motherboard and radio modules,
wherein each of the radio module, the motherboard module, and the power supply module is removably coupled to one of the externally-facing apertures of the housing such that at least a portion of each of the radio module, the motherboard module, and the power supply module is exposed to an outside of the housing.