Cisco Small Business 100, 300 and 500 Family of Access Points
Cisco's Small Business family of access points are Linux-powered units engineered as entry-level wireless solutions 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, control and troubleshoot a cluster of wireless access points from one AP via a simple browser-based tool. All models include POE and provide Quality of Service (QoS), rogue access point detection, and bridging for wirelessly connecting to a second Ethernet LAN.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi Access Points offer easy, affordable and secure wireless connectivity
Progent's Cisco CCIE Wi-Fi network experts can provide remote or on-premises configuration and debugging services to help you to plan, implement, update, tune, administer and debug Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access point deployments of any scale or topology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can also assist you to integrate your Wi-Fi ecosystem with your wired network and cloud-based resources to create a seamless enterprise connectivity solution that is easy to manage and expand. Progent also offers affordable wireless site surveys to help you to determine the most appropriate selection, placement and configuration of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs to work with your unique office design, construction, and expected workloads.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 Wireless-N Access Point is a wallmount, single-band 2.4GHz device able to handle 16 802.11n clients, has a Fast Ethernet interface, permits up to 4 AP devices and 40 active clients in a cluster, and can handle sustained data rates of up to 300 Mbps. Cisco's Small Business WAP125 is a general-purpose desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi AP that includes a 1xGE LAN port with Power over Ethernet (PoE), 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. Cisco's Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11n AP able to support 16 wireless clients per radio for up to 32 clients, features a GE port, and delivers throughput of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 does not allow AP clustering. The Cisco WAP150 is a value-priced dual-radio 802.11ac/n AP that features a 1xGE Power over Ethernet port and can support 16 clients from each radio with 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. Cisco's WAP1501 allows four APs per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP321 AP is a wall-mountable single-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n unit with support for up to 80 wireless clients in an 8-device cluster. The WAP321 includes a GE port and can support a data rate of 300 Mbps for the selected radio. Cisco's WAP351 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11n access point that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can handle 32 wireless clients per radio for a total of up to 64 clients, and deliver throughput of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 access point does not allow clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 is a dual-radio Wireless-AC/N AP that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, allows 32 clients per radio, and offers 867 Mbps throughput for 802.11ac clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 allows eight WAP361 access points per cluster. Cisco's wallmount WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio AP that supports 802.11a/b/g/n as well as the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. The WAP371 includes a Gigabit Ethernet port, can support as many as 32 active wireless clients on each radio, and 8 access points per cluster.
Cisco's WAP561 802.11n Dual Radio Selectable Band access point includes a Gigabit Ethernet port and dual radios that offer 450 Mbps performance per radio, support 64 devices per radio, and allow up to 16 wireless access points for each cluster. Cisco's WAP551 is like the WAP 561 but features a single selectable band. The Cisco WAP571 and WAP571E (a ruggedized outdoor model) are dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11ac access points incorporating two integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports with link aggregation (LAG), and as high as 1.9 Gigabit/sec throughput with 1300 Mbps over 11ac and 600 Mbps on 11n. Both access points can handle 32 active WAN clients on each radio and 16 APs on each cluster.
Cisco's WAP581 Wireless-AC Dual Radio Wave 2 Wireless Access Point supports the 802.11ac standard and features 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO technology to deliver 2.8 Gbps data rates at 5 GHz and 0.6 Gbps on the 2.4-GHz radio for an aggregate maximum data rate of 2.4 Gbps. The WAP581 includes an integrated 2.5G Ethernet port and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface with 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE). Cisco's WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 access point can handle as many as 200 connective users, a maximum of 50 active users per radio, 16 access points for each cluster, and 960 active client users for each cluster.
How Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Small Business Wireless APs
Progent can provide cost-effective online or on-premises support from a certified CCIE network consultant to help your organization to design, install, administer, optimize, update or repair a Wi-Fi environment that incorporates Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points. Progent can help you manage and debug legacy Cisco Small Business devices or move smoothly to Cisco's latest lineup of Wave 2 wireless access points based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can help you to see whether your wireless deployment calls for Cisco wireless controller appliances or can be managed with software-based tools.
Progent's online and onsite Wi-Fi site surveys can assist you to determine the most appropriate selection and placement of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to support your client density, offer the coverage you need, and deal with your most demanding workloads. Progent's certified cybersecurity experts can help you to plan, implement and validate a security and compliance strategy that covers network policies, remote network and endpoint monitoring, and streamlined management. Progent's disaster preparedness experts and business continuity consultants can assist you to incorporate fault-tolerance and recoverability into your Cisco product implementations to optimize the productivity of your converged wired/wireless infrastructure.
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