Small Business 100, 300 and 500 Family of APs
Cisco's Small Business series of wireless access points are Linux-based units intended as entry-level 802.11n Wi-Fi APs for small offices. Many models in the Cisco Small Business line of wireless access points work with Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which makes it possible to set up, control and troubleshoot a cluster of access points from one device via an intuitive web browser tool. All models include Power over Ethernet (POE) and feature Quality of Service (QoS), rogue AP detection, and bridge mode for wirelessly connecting to a second Ethernet LAN.
Cisco Small Business Wireless APs provide easy, affordable and secure Wi-Fi networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified Wi-Fi network experts offer online or onsite integration and debugging services to assist your organization to plan, configure, update, optimize, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business wireless access point environments of any scale or architecture. Progent's Cisco wireless controller experts can also help you to integrate your Wi-Fi environment with your wired network and cloud-hosted resources to build an enterprise connectivity solution that is simple to manage and expand. Progent also offers affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to assist you to determine the most efficient selection, placement and configuration of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points to accommodate your unique office layout, construction, and expected workloads.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 AP is a wall-mountable, single-radio 2.4GHz device able to support 16 802.11b/g/n clients, has a Fast Ethernet interface, permits up to 4 access pointss and 40 active wireless clients in a cluster, and can handle throughput of up to 300 Mbps. The Cisco WAP125 is a value-priced desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi access point that includes a 1xGE LAN port with Power over Ethernet, provides performance up to 867 Mbps, supports 10 active users, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management platform for simple deployment and management. Cisco's Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n wireless access point that can handle 16 active wireless clients per radio for a total of up to 32 clients, includes a GE interface, and delivers throughput of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 does not allow AP clustering. Cisco's WAP150 is an entry-level Wave 1 dual-radio 802.11ac/n wireless access point that features a one Gbit Power over Ethernet port and can support 16 clients from each radio with 867 Mbps performance for AC devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. The Cisco WAP1501 allows 4 access points for each cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP321 AP is a wall-mountable selectable-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n device with support for 80 active wireless clients in an 8-AP cluster. The Cisco WAP321 includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and can deliver throughput of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. Cisco's Small Business WAP351 is a dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n wireless access point with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and can support 32 wireless clients per radio for a total of up to 64 active clients, and deliver throughput of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 AP does not allow clustering. Cisco's WAP361 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11ac AP that includes a 5 x Gb Ethernet LAN switch, can support 32 active WLAN clients on each radio, and offers 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. The Cisco WAP361 supports 8 access points per cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-band AP that works with 802.11a/b/g/n as well as the latest 802.11ac wireless networking standard. The WAP371 includes a GE interface, can support 32 active clients on each radio, and eight APs per cluster.
Cisco's WAP561 Wireless-N Dual Radio access point features one GE interface and dual radios that deliver 450 Mbps performance for each radio, support 64 devices per radio, and allow 16 access points for each cluster. Cisco's WAP551 is similar to the WAP 561 but has a single selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). Cisco's WAP571 and WAP571E (the weather-proof outside version) are dual-band 2.4/5 GHz Wireless-AC/N wireless access points that feature two Gb Ethernet interfaces with link aggregation, 3x3 MIMO, and up to 1.9 Gbps performance with 1300 Mbps on 11ac and 600 Mbps over 802.11n. Both access points support 32 clients per radio and 16 APs on each cluster.
How Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Small Business Wireless APs
Progent can provide cost-effective remote or onsite help from a Cisco-certified CCIE network expert to assist you to plan, install, administer, optimize, upgrade or troubleshoot a wireless environment that incorporates Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs. Progent can assist you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business devices or move efficiently to Cisco's current lineup of Wave 2 wireless APs based on the 802.11ac specification. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can assist you to determine whether your Wi-Fi network calls for Cisco Wi-Fi controller appliances or can be managed 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 Wi-Fi access points to handle your client density, offer the RF coverage you require, and keep up with your critical applications. Progent's network security experts can assist your organization to design, implement and validate a security and compliance strategy that covers network policies, remote network and endpoint monitoring, and streamlined management. Progent's disaster preparedness consultants and business continuity planning experts can help you to build fault-tolerance and recoverability into your Cisco product implementations to optimize the uptime of your converged wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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