Cisco Small Business 100, 300 and 500 Family of APs
Cisco's Small Business family of access points are Linux-powered units intended as value-priced Wi-Fi APs for light workloads. Many models in Cisco's Small Business line of access points work with Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which makes it possible to set up, control and troubleshoot a group of wireless access points from a single device through a simple browser-based interface. All models support Power over Ethernet (POE) and feature QoS, rogue access point detection, and bridging for connecting to another network.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs offer simple, cost-effective and secure Wi-Fi networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified Wi-Fi network consultants offer online or onsite configuration and troubleshooting services to assist your organization to plan, configure, update, tune, administer and debug Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access point deployments of any size or topology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can also assist you to integrate your wireless ecosystem with your wired network and cloud-hosted resources to create an enterprise-wide connectivity foundation that is easy to manage and scale. Progent also offers affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to help you to decide the most appropriate selection, location and setup of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to accommodate your unique workplace layout, construction, and expected network traffic.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 AP is a wall-mountable, single-band 2.4GHz unit able to support 16 802.11b/g/n wireless clients, has a 10/100 Ethernet interface, allows up to 4 AP devices and 40 wireless clients per cluster, and supports sustained throughput of 300 Mbps. The Cisco Small Business WAP125 is an entry-level desktop 802.11ac wireless access point that features a one Gbit LAN port with Power over Ethernet, delivers performance up to 867 Mbps, supports 10 active users, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for easy deployment and control. Cisco's Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n wireless access point that can support 16 wireless clients on each radio for up to 32 clients, features a Gigabit Ethernet port, and can support throughput of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 Wireless-N does not support clustering. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 is a value-priced dual-radio AC/n AP that features a 1xGE Poe port and can handle up to 16 clients from each radio with 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. The Cisco WAP1501 allows 4 APs for each cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 Wireless-N AP is a wallmount selectable-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11n device that can handle 80 active clients sharing an 8-device cluster. The WAP321 features a Gigabit Ethernet port and can deliver sustained throughput of 300 Mbps for the selected radio. Cisco's WAP351 is a dual-radio 802.11n AP with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and can support 32 active wireless clients per radio for a total of up to 64 clients, and support sustained throughput of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP351 AP does not support clustering. The Cisco WAP361 is a dual-band 802.11ac Wave 1 AP that features a 5 x Gb Ethernet switch, allows 32 clients on each radio, and offers 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac clients and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n clients. The Cisco Small Business WAP361 supports eight WAP361 access points for each cluster. Cisco's wallmount Small Business WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio device that supports 802.11n and the new 802.11ac IEEE Wi-Fi standard. The WAP371 Wireless-AC/N has a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface, can handle 32 active clients on each radio, and eight APs per cluster.
The Cisco WAP561 802.11n Dual Radio Selectable Band AP includes a GE interface and dual concurrent radios that deliver 450 Mbps throughput per radio, support 64 devices for each radio, and allow 16 access points per cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is similar to the WAP 561 but has a single selectable band. The Cisco Small Business WAP571 and WAP571E (the weather-proof outdoor version) are dual-band 802.11ac Wave 1 wireless access points incorporating two fixed Gigabit Ethernet ports with link aggregation, 3x3 MIMO, and as high as 1.9 Gigabit/sec performance with 1300 Mbps over 802.11ac and 600 Mbps over 802.11n. Both devices can handle 32 clients per radio and 16 access points on each cluster.
Cisco's WAP581 Wireless-AC Dual Radio Wave 2 AP supports the 802.11ac standard and offers 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO to provide 2.8 Gbps data rates at 5 GHz and 600 Mbps on the 2.4-GHz radio for an aggregate top data rate of 2.4 Gbps. The Small Business WAP581 includes an integrated 2.5G Ethernet LAN interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN interface with 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE). Cisco's WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 access point supports as many as 200 connective client users, a maximum of 50 active client users per radio, 16 access points per cluster, and 960 active users per cluster.
How Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Small Business Wireless APs
Progent offers affordable remote or onsite support from a certified CCIE network infrastructure expert to assist you to plan, install, manage, optimize, upgrade or troubleshoot a Wi-Fi environment that includes Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points. Progent can help you manage and debug legacy Cisco Small Business devices or migrate smoothly to Cisco's latest generation of Wave 2 wireless access points based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can assist you to see whether your Wi-Fi network calls for Cisco Wi-Fi controller appliances or can be configured and maintained with software-based tools.
Progent's remote and onsite Wi-Fi site surveys can help you to determine the most appropriate selection and placement of Cisco Small Business wireless access points to support your user volume, offer the RF coverage you require, and deal with your critical applications. Progent's cybersecurity consultants can assist your organization to plan, implement and validate a security and compliance strategy that covers network policies, remote network and endpoint monitoring, and centralized management. Progent's disaster preparedness consultants and business continuity consultants can assist you to incorporate availability and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to maximize the productivity of your seamless wired/wireless infrastructure.
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