Cisco Small Business Series of Access Points
Cisco's Small Business family of wireless access points are Linux-based devices designed as value-priced wireless APs for light workloads. Most versions in the Cisco Small Business family of APs work with Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which allows you to configure, manage and troubleshoot a group of wireless access points from a single device through an intuitive web browser interface. All of the models support POE and feature QoS, rogue AP detection, and bridging for connecting to a second Ethernet LAN.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs provide easy, cost-effective and secure wireless networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified wireless infrastructure experts can provide remote or on-premises integration and troubleshooting support to assist your organization to plan, configure, update, tune, manage and debug Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi AP environments of any size or topology. Progent's Cisco wireless controller experts can also assist you to integrate your Wi-Fi ecosystem with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-hosted resources to build an enterprise connectivity foundation that is easy to manage and expand. Progent also offers affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to assist you to determine the most appropriate selection, location and setup of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs to accommodate your specific workplace design, construction, and anticipated network traffic.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 Access Point is a wall-mountable, single-radio 2.4GHz device able to handle 16 802.11n wireless clients, has a Fast Ethernet interface, permits up to four AP devices and 40 active clients per cluster, and can handle data rates of up to 300 Mbps. The Cisco Small Business WAP125 is an entry-level desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi access point that features a Gigabit Ethernet LAN port with PoE, delivers performance as high as 867 Mbps, supports 10 active users, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management platform for simple configuration and control. Cisco's Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n wireless access point able to support 16 active clients on each radio for a total of up to 32 clients, features a Gigabit Ethernet LAN interface, and delivers throughput of up to 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 Wireless-N does not support AP clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 is a value-priced Wave 1 dual-radio AC/n wireless access point that features a one Gbit Power over Ethernet (PoE) port and can support up to 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps throughput for 802.11ac devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 allows four APs for each cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 model is a wallmount single-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n unit that can handle up to 80 active clients sharing an 8-device cluster. The WAP321 features a GE port and can deliver throughput of 300 Mbps for the selected radio. Cisco's Small Business WAP351 is a dual-radio 802.11n wireless access point that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can support 32 active wireless clients on each radio for up to 64 clients, and support throughput of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 AP does not support clustering. The Cisco WAP361 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz Wireless-AC/N wireless access point that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, allows 32 clients per radio, and offers 867 Mbps performance for wireless AC devices and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n clients. Cisco's WAP361 supports 8 access points for each cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio device that works with 802.11n and the new 802.11ac wireless networking specification. The WAP371 includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, can handle up to 32 active clients on each radio, and 8 APs per cluster.
The Cisco WAP561 802.11n Dual Radio Selectable Band access point features one 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface and dual concurrent radios that offer 450 Mbps performance per radio, can handle 64 clients for each radio, and allow up to 16 wireless access points per cluster. The Cisco 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 (a weather-proof outdoor version) are dual-band 802.11ac wireless access points incorporating two integrated Gigabit Ethernet interfaces with link aggregation (LAG), and as high as 1.9 Gbps throughput with 1300 Mbps over 11ac and 600 Mbps on 802.11n. Both APs can handle 32 active WAN clients per radio and 16 APs on each cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP581 Wireless-AC Wave 2 AP supports the 802.11ac Wi-Fi 5 standard and offers 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO to provide 2.8 Gbps throughput on the 5.0-Ghz radio and 600 Mbps on the 2.4-GHz radio for an aggregate max data rate of 2.4 Gbps. The WAP581 has an integrated 2.5G Ethernet LAN interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port with 802.3at Power over Ethernet. The WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 AP supports as many as 200 connective client users, up to 50 active client users for each radio, 16 access points per cluster, and 960 active client users for each cluster.
How Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs
Progent offers cost-effective remote or onsite support from a Cisco-certified CCIE network consultant to assist your organization to plan, deploy, manage, tune, upgrade or troubleshoot a wireless network that includes Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points. Progent can help you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business devices or migrate efficiently to Cisco's current lineup of Wave 2 wireless access points based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can help you to determine whether your wireless deployment should include Cisco wireless controller hardware or can be configured and maintained with software utilities.
Progent's online and on-premises Wi-Fi site surveys can help you to determine the most efficient selection and placement of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to handle your user volume, offer the coverage you need, and keep up with your most demanding applications. Progent's cybersecurity experts can help you to plan, deploy and validate a security and compliance strategy that includes network policies, remote network and endpoint monitoring, and streamlined management. Progent's disaster preparedness experts and business continuity experts can help you to build availability and recoverability into your Cisco product implementations to optimize the productivity of your seamless wired/wireless infrastructure.
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