Small Business Family of Access Points
Cisco's Small Business 100, 300 and 500 series of APs are Linux-powered devices engineered as value-priced Wi-Fi APs for light workloads. Many models in Cisco's Small Business family of access points work with Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which allows you to configure, manage and troubleshoot a group of wireless access points from a single device via a simple browser-based tool. All versions include Power over Ethernet and provide QoS, rogue AP awareness, and bridge mode for wirelessly connecting to another network.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs offer simple, cost-effective and secure Wi-Fi networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE Wi-Fi network experts can provide remote or onsite integration and debugging services to assist you to design, implement, update, optimize, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business wireless access point deployments of any scale or topology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can also help you to integrate your Wi-Fi environment with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-hosted resources to build an enterprise-wide 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 setup 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 AP is a wall-mountable, single-band 2.4GHz device able to support 16 active 802.11n clients, includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, permits up to 4 AP devices and 40 wireless clients per cluster, and can handle throughput of 300 Mbps. Cisco's Small Business WAP125 is a general-purpose desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi access point that features a one Gbit LAN port with PoE, delivers performance up to 867 Mbps, handles 10 active clients, and works with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for easy setup and management. Cisco's Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11n wireless access point able to handle 16 wireless clients on each radio for up to 32 wireless clients, includes a Gigabit Ethernet interface, and can support sustained data rates of up to 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 does not allow AP clustering. The Cisco WAP150 is a general-purpose Wave 1 dual-radio 802.11ac/n wireless access point that features a one Gbit Power over Ethernet (PoE) port and can handle up to 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 supports 4 access points per cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 model is a wallmount single-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11n unit that can handle 80 wireless clients sharing an 8-AP cluster. The Cisco WAP321 features a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface and can deliver a data rate of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. Cisco's WAP351 is a dual-band 802.11n access point with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and can handle 32 active wireless clients per radio for up to 64 clients, and support sustained throughput of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 AP does not allow clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 is a dual-radio Wireless-AC/N AP that features a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, allows 32 clients per radio, and delivers 867 Mbps performance for wireless AC devices and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n clients. The Cisco WAP361 allows eight access points for each cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable Small Business WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-band device that works with 802.11n as well as the latest 802.11ac IEEE specification. The WAP371 Wireless-AC/N has a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, can handle 32 active wireless clients per radio, and 8 APs per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP561 Wireless-N Dual Radio Selectable Band AP features one 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface and dual concurrent radios that offer 450 Mbps performance per radio, support 64 devices per radio, and allow 16 APs per cluster. Cisco's WAP551 is similar to Cisco's WAP 561 but features a single selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). The Cisco WAP571 and WAP571E (the ruggedized outside version) are dual-radio Wireless-AC/N wireless access points incorporating two fixed 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports with link aggregation, and as high as 1.9 Gbps throughput with 1300 Mbps over 11ac and 600 Mbps over 802.11n. Both devices support 32 active WAN clients per radio and 16 access points per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP581 Wireless-AC Wave 2 AP supports the Wi-Fi 5 standard and offers 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO to deliver 2.8 Gbps throughput on the 5.0-Ghz radio and 0.6 Gbps at 2.4 GHz for an aggregate maximum throughput of 2.4 Gbps. The WAP581 includes a fixed 2.5G Ethernet interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port with 802.3at Power over Ethernet. Cisco's WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 access point supports up to 200 connective users, a maximum of 50 active client users per radio, 16 access points per cluster, and 960 active client users per cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wireless Access Points
Progent offers cost-effective online or on-premises help from a Cisco-certified CCIE network consultant to assist you to design, deploy, administer, tune, update or troubleshoot a wireless environment that includes Cisco Small Business wireless access points. Progent can help you manage and debug legacy Cisco Small Business devices or migrate efficiently to Cisco's current generation of Wave 2 Wi-Fi APs based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can help you to determine whether your Wi-Fi network calls for Cisco wireless controller appliances or can be configured and maintained with software-based utilities.
Progent's remote and on-premises Wi-Fi site surveys can help your organization to determine the most efficient selection and placement of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to handle your client volume, offer the RF coverage you require, and deal with your critical applications. Progent's cybersecurity experts can help you to design, implement and test a compliant security strategy that covers network policies, remote network monitoring, and streamlined management. Progent's disaster recovery experts and business continuity consultants can assist you to build fault-tolerance and recoverability into your Cisco product implementations to maximize the productivity of your seamless wired/wireless infrastructure.
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