Cisco Small Business Family of Wireless Access Points
Cisco's Small Business series of access points are Linux-based devices intended as entry-level Wi-Fi APs for light workloads. Most models in Cisco's Small Business family of access points support Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which allows you to configure, manage and troubleshoot a cluster of wireless access points from a single AP through a simple browser-based interface. All models include Power over Ethernet (POE) and feature Quality of Service (QoS), rogue access point awareness, and bridge mode for wirelessly connecting to a second Ethernet LAN.
Cisco Small Business Wireless Access Points offer simple, cost-effective and secure wireless connectivity
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified Wi-Fi network infrastructure experts offer remote or onsite integration and debugging services to assist your organization to plan, configure, update, optimize, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access point environments of any scale or architecture. Progent's Cisco wireless controller experts can also help you to combine your wireless ecosystem with your wired network and cloud-based resources to create an enterprise-wide connectivity solution that is simple to manage and scale. Progent also can provide affordable wireless site surveys to assist you to decide the most efficient selection, placement and configuration of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points to accommodate your specific workplace layout, building structure, and expected network traffic.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 Wireless-N Access Point is a wall-mountable, single-radio 2.4GHz device that can support 16 802.11n wireless clients, has a Fast Ethernet interface, allows up to 4 access pointss and 40 active clients per cluster, and supports throughput of up to 300 Mbps. The Cisco WAP125 is an entry-level desktop 802.11ac wireless AP that features a 0/100/1000 Ethernet LAN port with Power over Ethernet, delivers throughput as high as 867 Mbps, handles 10 active users, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for easy deployment and management. The Cisco Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n access point able to support 16 active clients on each radio for up to 32 clients, includes a Gigabit Ethernet LAN interface, and delivers sustained data rates of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 does not support AP clustering. The Cisco WAP150 is an entry-level Wave 1 dual-radio 802.11ac/n wireless access point that includes a 1xGE Power over Ethernet (PoE) port and can support up to 16 clients from each radio with 867 Mbps throughput for AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 supports 4 access points per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP321 Access Point is a wall-mountable single-band (2.4 or 5 GHz) 802.11n unit that can handle up to 80 wireless clients in an 8-AP cluster. The WAP321 features a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and can support sustained throughput of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. The Cisco Small Business WAP351 is a dual-radio 802.11n wireless access point with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and can handle 32 active clients on each radio for up to 64 clients, and deliver sustained throughput of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 AP does not allow clustering. The Cisco WAP361 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11ac access point that features a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, can support 32 active WLAN clients per radio, and delivers 867 Mbps throughput for 802.11ac devices and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n clients. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 supports 8 WAP361 access points for each cluster. Cisco's wallmount WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-band device that supports 802.11a/b/g/n as well as the new 802.11ac wireless networking specification. The WAP371 Wireless-AC/N has a Gigabit Ethernet port, can handle as many as 32 active clients per radio, and 8 access points per cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP561 Wireless-N Dual Radio access point includes a Gigabit Ethernet port and dual concurrent radios that offer 450 Mbps throughput per radio, support 64 clients per radio, and allow up to 16 access points per cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is similar to the WAP 561 but has a single selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). The Cisco Small Business WAP571 and WAP571E (a weather-proof outdoor model) are dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11ac Wave 1 APs that feature two integrated Gigabit Ethernet interfaces with link aggregation (LAG), and up to 1.9 Gigabit/sec performance with 1300 Mbps over 11ac and 600 Mbps over 11n. Both wireless access points can handle 32 active WAN clients per radio and 16 access points per cluster.
Cisco's WAP581 Wireless-AC Wave 2 AP complies with the Wi-Fi 5 standard and offers 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO technology to deliver 2.8 Gbps throughput on the 5.0-Ghz radio and 0.6 Gbps at 2.4 GHz for a total maximum data rate of 2.4 Gbps. The Small Business WAP581 includes an integrated 2.5G Ethernet interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN interface with 802.3at PoE. The WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 access point can handle up to 200 connective users, up to 50 active client users per radio, 16 APs for each cluster, and 960 active users per cluster.
How Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Small Business Wireless APs
Progent can provide affordable online or onsite support from a Cisco-certified CCIE network infrastructure consultant to help your organization to plan, install, manage, tune, update or troubleshoot a Wi-Fi environment that incorporates Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs. Progent can help you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business devices or move efficiently to Cisco's current generation of Wave 2 Wi-Fi access points based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can assist you to determine whether your wireless network calls for Cisco Wi-Fi controller appliances or can be managed with software-based utilities.
Progent's online and on-premises Wi-Fi site surveys can help your organization to identify the most appropriate selection and location of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points to support your user volume, offer the coverage you need, and deal with your critical workloads. Progent's cybersecurity experts can help you to plan, deploy and test a compliant security strategy that covers network policies, remote network and endpoint monitoring, and streamlined management. Progent's disaster recovery experts and business continuity experts can assist you to incorporate fault-tolerance and recoverability into your Cisco product implementations to optimize the uptime of your converged wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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