Small Business 100, 300 and 500 Family of Access Points
Cisco's Small Business series of access points are Linux-powered units intended as value-priced 802.11n Wi-Fi solutions for light workloads. Most models in Cisco's Small Business portfolio of wireless access points support Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which allows you to configure, control and repair a cluster of wireless access points from a single AP via a simple web browser tool. All versions include Power over Ethernet (POE) and provide Quality of Service (QoS), rogue AP awareness, and bridge mode for wirelessly connecting to another network.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi Access Points offer easy, affordable and secure Wi-Fi networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE wireless network consultants offer online or on-premises configuration and debugging support to assist your organization to plan, configure, update, tune, administer and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business wireless AP environments of any size or architecture. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can also assist you to integrate your Wi-Fi environment with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-hosted resources to create a seamless enterprise connectivity foundation that is simple to administer and scale. Progent also offers affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to help you to determine the most efficient selection, location and setup of Cisco Small Business wireless access points to accommodate your unique office layout, construction, and expected workloads.
The Cisco Small Business WAP121 AP is a wall-mountable, single-band 2.4GHz unit that can support 16 active 802.11b/g/n wireless clients, has a Fast Ethernet port, allows up to 4 AP devices and 40 active wireless clients per cluster, and can handle sustained throughput of up to 300 Mbps. Cisco's Small Business WAP125 is an entry-level desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi AP that includes a Gigabit Ethernet port with Power over Ethernet (PoE), delivers performance up to 867 Mbps, handles 10 active users, and works with Cisco's FindIT Network Management platform for simple deployment and management. The Cisco WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n access point that can support 16 active clients on each radio for up to 32 clients, includes a GE LAN interface, and can support throughput of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 does not allow clustering. The Cisco WAP150 is a general-purpose dual-radio AC/n access point that features a 1xGE Power over Ethernet port and can handle 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps throughput for 802.11ac clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. Cisco's WAP1501 supports 4 APs for each 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 up to 80 active wireless clients sharing an 8-AP cluster. The WAP321 includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface and can deliver sustained throughput of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. Cisco's WAP351 is a dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n wireless access point with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can support 32 wireless clients per radio for up to 64 active clients, and deliver sustained throughput of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 AP does not allow clustering. The Cisco WAP361 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz Wireless-AC/N access point that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, allows 32 active WLAN clients on each radio, and offers 867 Mbps throughput for wireless AC devices and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n clients. The Cisco Small Business WAP361 allows eight WAP361 access points per cluster. Cisco's wallmount WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-band device that works with 802.11a/b/g/n and the latest 802.11ac IEEE Wi-Fi standard. The WAP371 Wireless-AC/N has a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, can handle 32 wireless clients on each radio, and eight APs for each cluster.
Cisco's WAP561 802.11n Dual Radio Selectable Band access point includes a GE interface and two radios that deliver 450 Mbps performance for each radio, support 64 clients for each radio, and allow up to 16 access points per cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is like the WAP 561 but has a single radio selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). Cisco's WAP571 and WAP571E (the ruggedized outside version) are dual-radio 802.11ac Wave 1 APs that feature two Gb Ethernet ports with link aggregation, and as high as 1.9 Gigabit/sec throughput with 1300 Mbps over 802.11ac and 600 Mbps over 11n. Both devices can handle 32 active WAN clients per radio and 16 WAP371 access points per cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs
Progent offers cost-effective online or onsite help from a Cisco-certified CCIE network infrastructure consultant to assist you to design, install, administer, tune, update or repair a Wi-Fi environment that incorporates Cisco Small Business wireless access points. Progent can assist you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business devices or move efficiently 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 help you to determine whether your Wi-Fi deployment should include Cisco Wi-Fi controller hardware or can be configured and maintained with software-based tools.
Progent's online and on-premises wireless site surveys can help you to determine the most efficient selection and location of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to support your client density, offer the RF coverage you require, and keep up with your most demanding workloads. Progent's certified cybersecurity experts can help you to design, deploy and test a compliant security strategy that covers policy enforcement, remote network monitoring, and unified management. Progent's disaster preparedness consultants and business continuity consultants can help your organization to build fault-tolerance and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to optimize the uptime of your seamless wired/wireless infrastructure.
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