Cisco Small Business Series of Wireless Access Points
Cisco's Small Business 100, 300 and 500 family of wireless access points are Linux-powered units designed as entry-level wireless APs for light workloads. Most models in the Cisco Small Business portfolio of APs work with Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which allows you to configure, control and troubleshoot a group of wireless access points from a single device via an intuitive web browser tool. All models include Power over Ethernet (POE) and provide QoS, rogue access point awareness, and bridging for wirelessly connecting to a second Ethernet LAN.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi Access Points provide simple, affordable and secure wireless connectivity
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified Wi-Fi network experts can provide online or onsite integration and troubleshooting support to help you to plan, implement, update, tune, administer and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business wireless AP environments of any scale or topology. Progent's Cisco wireless controller experts can also assist you to integrate your Wi-Fi ecosystem with your wired network and cloud-based resources to build an enterprise connectivity solution that is easy to administer and scale. Progent also can provide affordable wireless site surveys to assist you to determine the most efficient selection, placement and configuration of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs to accommodate your unique office layout, construction, and expected workloads.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 Wireless-N AP is a wall-mountable, single-band 2.4GHz device that can support 16 802.11n clients, has a 10/100 Ethernet port, permits up to 4 AP devices and 40 wireless clients in a cluster, and can handle data rates of up to 300 Mbps. Cisco's WAP125 is a general-purpose desktop 802.11ac wireless access point that features a one Gbit LAN port with Power over Ethernet, provides performance up to 867 Mbps, handles 10 active clients, and works with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for simple setup and control. The Cisco WAP131 is a desktop dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n AP able to support 16 active clients on each radio for a total of up to 32 wireless clients, features a Gigabit Ethernet LAN interface, and can support sustained data rates of up to 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 does not allow AP clustering. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 is an entry-level Wave 1 dual-radio AC/n wireless access point that includes a one Gbit Poe port and can handle 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps throughput for AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 allows four APs per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP321 Wireless-N AP is a wallmount single-band (2.4 or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n unit with support for up to 80 wireless clients in an 8-device cluster. The Cisco WAP321 has a GE port and can support a sustained data rate of 300 Mbps for the selected radio. The Cisco Small Business WAP351 is a dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n AP with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and can handle 32 active wireless clients on each radio for a total of up to 64 clients, and support a sustained data rate of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 access point does not support clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 is a dual-radio Wireless-AC/N wireless access point that includes a 5 x Gb Ethernet LAN switch, can support 32 clients per radio, and delivers 867 Mbps throughput for wireless AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. Cisco's WAP361 supports 8 WAP361 access points per cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable Small Business WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-band AP that supports 802.11n as well as the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. The WAP371 Wireless-AC/N has a Gigabit Ethernet interface, can handle up to 32 active clients on each radio, and 8 access points per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP561 Wireless-N Dual Radio Selectable Band wireless access point features one Gigabit Ethernet port and dual radios (2.4 and 5.0 GHz) that deliver 450 Mbps throughput per radio, support 64 devices for each radio, and allow 16 access points for each cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is like Cisco's WAP 561 but has a single selectable band. The Cisco WAP571 and WAP571E (the ruggedized outside model) are dual-radio 802.11ac Wave 1 access points incorporating two fixed 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports with link aggregation (LAG), 3x3 MIMO, and up to 1.9 Gbps throughput with 1300 Mbps over 802.11ac and 600 Mbps over 802.11n. Both units support 32 clients per radio and 16 APs on each cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP581 Wireless-AC Dual Radio Wave 2 AP complies with the Wi-Fi 5 specification and offers 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO to deliver 2.8 Gbps throughput at 5 GHz and 0.6 Gbps on the 2.4-GHz radio for a total maximum throughput of 2.4 Gbps. The Small Business WAP581 includes a fixed 2.5G Ethernet interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port with 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE). The WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 AP can handle up to 200 connective users, a maximum of 50 active client users for each radio, 16 APs per cluster, and 960 active client users per cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wireless APs
Progent can provide cost-effective online or onsite support from a certified CCIE network expert to help your organization to design, install, manage, tune, upgrade or repair a Wi-Fi network that incorporates Cisco Small Business wireless access points. Progent can help you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business devices or move smoothly to Cisco's latest generation of Wave 2 wireless APs based on the 802.11ac specification. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can help you to determine whether your wireless deployment should include Cisco wireless controller hardware or can be configured and maintained with software tools.
Progent's online and onsite Wi-Fi site surveys can assist you to identify the most appropriate selection and location of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points to support your user volume, provide the RF coverage you need, and deal with your critical applications. Progent's cybersecurity consultants can help you to design, implement and validate a security and compliance strategy that covers policy enforcement, remote network monitoring, and unified management. Progent's disaster preparedness consultants and business continuity consultants can assist your organization to build fault-tolerance and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to maximize the uptime of your seamless wired/wireless infrastructure.
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