Cisco Small Business Family of APs
Cisco's Small Business 100, 300 and 500 series of access points are Linux-based units intended as value-priced 802.11n Wi-Fi solutions for small offices. Many versions in Cisco's Small Business portfolio of APs work with Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which makes it possible to set up, control and repair a cluster of wireless access points from a single AP through an intuitive web browser tool. All models include POE and feature QoS, rogue AP awareness, and bridging for wirelessly connecting to another Ethernet LAN.
Cisco Small Business Wireless APs provide easy, affordable and secure wireless connectivity
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified Wi-Fi infrastructure experts can provide online or onsite configuration and troubleshooting services to help you to plan, implement, upgrade, tune, administer and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business wireless access point environments of any scale or topology. Progent's Cisco wireless controller experts can also assist you to integrate your wireless ecosystem with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-hosted resources to create an enterprise connectivity solution that is easy to manage and expand. Progent also can provide affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to help you to determine the most appropriate selection, location and setup of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs to work with your unique office layout, construction, and expected network traffic.
The Cisco Small Business WAP121 AP is a wall-mountable, single-radio 2.4GHz unit able to handle 16 active 802.11n wireless clients, includes a Fast Ethernet interface, allows up to 4 AP devices and 40 active clients in a cluster, and supports data rates of 300 Mbps. The Cisco Small Business WAP125 is a value-priced desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi access point that includes a one Gbit LAN port with Power over Ethernet, delivers performance up to 867 Mbps, supports 10 active users, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management platform for simple configuration and control. The Cisco Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n access point able to handle 16 wireless clients on each radio for up to 32 wireless clients, includes a Gigabit Ethernet interface, and delivers sustained data rates of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 Wireless-N does not support AP clustering. The Cisco WAP150 is a general-purpose Wave 1 dual-radio 802.11ac/n wireless access point that features a 1xGE 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 WAP1501 supports four APs per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP321 AP is a wall-mountable single-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11n unit that can handle 80 wireless clients sharing an 8-device cluster. The WAP321 has a GE interface and can support a data rate of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. Cisco's Small Business WAP351 is a dual-radio 2.4/5 GHz 802.11n access point with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can support 32 active clients per radio for up to 64 clients, and deliver a sustained data rate of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 AP does not support clustering. Cisco's WAP361 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz Wireless-AC/N wireless access point that features a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN switch, allows 32 clients per radio, and offers 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. The Cisco WAP361 supports eight WAP361 access points per cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-band device that supports 802.11n as well as the latest 802.11ac IEEE Wi-Fi standard. The WAP371 Wireless-AC/N has a GE interface, can handle up to 32 active wireless clients per radio, and 8 APs for each cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP561 Wireless-N Selectable Band access point includes one 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN interface and dual radios (2.4 and 5.0 GHz) that deliver 450 Mbps performance per radio, can handle 64 devices for each radio, and allow 16 access points per cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is like Cisco's WAP 561 but has a single selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). Cisco's Small Business WAP571 and WAP571E (the weather-proof outdoor version) are dual-band Wireless-AC/N access points that feature two Gb Ethernet interfaces with link aggregation, and up to 1.9 Gbps performance with 1300 Mbps on 802.11ac and 600 Mbps on 802.11n. Both access points can handle 32 clients per radio and 16 APs per cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wireless APs
Progent can provide affordable remote or on-premises support from a Cisco-certified CCIE network infrastructure consultant to assist your organization to design, install, administer, tune, update or repair a Wi-Fi network that includes Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi 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 Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can help you to see whether your Wi-Fi network calls for 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 assist you to determine the most appropriate selection and placement of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points to handle your client volume, offer the RF coverage you require, and keep up with your critical workloads. Progent's certified cybersecurity consultants can assist you to design, deploy and validate a compliant security strategy that covers policy enforcement, remote network monitoring, and streamlined management. Progent's disaster preparedness experts and business continuity experts can help you to incorporate fault-tolerance and recoverability into your Cisco product implementations to optimize the uptime of your seamless wired/wireless infrastructure.
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