Cisco Small Business Series of Wireless Access Points
Cisco's Small Business 100, 300 and 500 family of APs are Linux-powered devices engineered as value-priced wireless solutions for small offices. Many versions in Cisco's Small Business line of APs support Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which allows you to set up, manage and repair a cluster of wireless access points from a single device via an intuitive browser-based interface. All models include Power over Ethernet and provide Quality of Service (QoS), rogue AP awareness, and bridging for wirelessly connecting to a second network.
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified wireless network consultants can provide remote or on-premises integration and troubleshooting support to help your organization to plan, implement, upgrade, tune, manage and debug Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi AP deployments of any size or topology. Progent's Cisco wireless controller experts can also assist you to combine your Wi-Fi ecosystem with your wired network and cloud-based resources to build a seamless enterprise-wide connectivity foundation that is simple to manage and scale. Progent also can provide affordable wireless site surveys to help you to determine the most efficient selection, placement and configuration of Cisco Small Business wireless access points to accommodate your specific office layout, building structure, and anticipated workloads.
The Cisco Small Business WAP121 AP is a wall-mountable, single-radio 2.4GHz device that can support 16 active 802.11n clients, includes a Fast Ethernet interface, allows up to four AP devices and 40 wireless clients per cluster, and supports throughput of up to 300 Mbps. The Cisco WAP125 is an entry-level desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi AP that includes a 1xGE port with PoE, delivers throughput as high as 867 Mbps, handles 10 active clients, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management platform for easy setup and management. Cisco's WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11n AP able to handle 16 active wireless clients per radio for up to 32 clients, includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, and can support sustained data rates of up to 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 does not allow clustering. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 is a value-priced Wave 1 dual-radio AC/n AP that includes a 1xGE Power over Ethernet (PoE) port and can support up to 16 clients from each radio with 867 Mbps throughput for 802.11ac clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 supports four APs for each cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 Wireless-N Access Point is a wallmount single-band (2.4 or 5 GHz) 802.11n unit with support for up to 80 wireless clients sharing an 8-device cluster. The Cisco WAP321 features a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface and can support throughput of 300 Mbps for the selected radio. The Cisco Small Business WAP351 is a dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n wireless access point with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can support 32 active clients per radio for up to 64 clients, and deliver throughput of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 access point does not support clustering. Cisco's WAP361 is a dual-radio 802.11ac access point that features a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, allows 32 active WLAN clients per radio, and offers 867 Mbps throughput for wireless AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. The Cisco WAP361 supports eight access points per cluster. Cisco's wallmount WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio device that supports 802.11n and the new 802.11ac wireless networking specification. The WAP371 Wireless-AC/N has a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, can handle up to 32 active wireless clients per radio, and 8 access points per cluster.
Cisco's WAP561 Wireless-N Selectable Band AP features one 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN interface and two concurrent radios that offer 450 Mbps performance per radio, can handle 64 devices for each radio, and allow 16 APs for each cluster. Cisco's WAP551 is like the WAP 561 but has a single radio selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). The Cisco WAP571 and WAP571E (a weather-proof outside version) are dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11ac APs that feature two integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN interfaces with link aggregation, and up to 1.9 Gigabit/sec performance with 1300 Mbps on 11ac and 600 Mbps on 802.11n. Both access points can handle 32 clients per radio and 16 access points per cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP581 Wireless-AC Wave 2 Wireless Access Point supports the 802.11ac standard and offers 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO to deliver 2.8 Gbps throughput at 5 GHz and 600 Mbps at 2.4 GHz 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 LAN interface with 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE). The WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 AP supports as many as 200 connective users, a maximum of 50 active client users for each radio, 16 APs per cluster, and 960 active client users for each cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi Access Points
Progent can provide cost-effective online or onsite help from a certified CCIE network infrastructure expert to help you to design, install, manage, optimize, upgrade or repair a Wi-Fi network that includes Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs. Progent can assist you manage and debug legacy Cisco Small Business APs or move smoothly to Cisco's current generation of Wave 2 Wi-Fi APs based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can assist you to see whether your Wi-Fi deployment calls for Cisco Wi-Fi controller hardware or can be configured and maintained with software-based tools.
Progent's remote and onsite wireless site surveys can assist you to determine the most appropriate selection and placement of Cisco Small Business wireless access points to support your user density, provide the coverage you require, and deal with your critical applications. Progent's cybersecurity consultants can help you to plan, implement and test a compliant security strategy that includes network policies, remote network and endpoint monitoring, and centralized management. Progent's disaster recovery consultants and business continuity planning experts can assist you to incorporate fault-tolerance and recoverability into your Cisco product implementations to maximize the productivity of your seamless wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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