Cisco Small Business Family of Wireless Access Points
Cisco's Small Business series of APs are Linux-based units engineered as value-priced Wi-Fi APs for light workloads. Most versions in the Cisco Small Business line of wireless access points support Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which makes it possible to set up, control and repair a cluster of access points from one AP via an intuitive browser-based tool. All of the versions support POE and provide Quality of Service (QoS), rogue AP detection, and bridging for connecting to a second network.
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Progent's Cisco CCIE Wi-Fi network experts offer remote or on-premises integration and troubleshooting services to assist your organization to design, implement, update, tune, manage and debug Cisco Small Business wireless AP deployments of any scale 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 a seamless enterprise-wide connectivity solution that is simple to administer and scale. Progent also can provide affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to assist you to decide the most efficient selection, placement and setup of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to work with your unique workplace design, construction, and expected workloads.
The Cisco Small Business WAP121 Access Point is a wallmount, single-radio 2.4GHz device that can handle 16 active 802.11n wireless clients, includes a Fast Ethernet port, allows up to 4 access pointss and 40 active clients per cluster, and supports data rates of 300 Mbps. Cisco's WAP125 is a general-purpose desktop 802.11ac wireless AP that features a Gigabit Ethernet port with Power over Ethernet (PoE), provides performance up to 867 Mbps, handles 10 active clients, and works with Cisco's FindIT Network Management platform for easy setup and control. Cisco's WAP131 is a desktop dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11n access point that can handle 16 active clients on each radio for up to 32 clients, includes a GE interface, and delivers throughput of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 Wireless-N does not allow AP clustering. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 is a general-purpose Wave 1 dual-radio AC/n AP that includes a one Gbit Power over Ethernet (PoE) port and can handle up to 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps performance for AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. The Cisco WAP1501 allows four APs per cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 Wireless-N AP is a wallmount selectable-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n device that can handle 80 active wireless clients in an 8-device cluster. The WAP321 includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and can deliver a data rate of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. The Cisco Small Business WAP351 is a dual-radio 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n AP that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch 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 does not allow clustering. Cisco's WAP361 is a dual-radio 802.11ac Wave 1 AP that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN switch, allows 32 clients per radio, and offers 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac clients and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n devices. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 supports eight WAP361 access points for each cluster. Cisco's wallmount Small Business WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio device that supports 802.11n as well as the latest 802.11ac IEEE Wi-Fi specification. The WAP371 Wireless-AC/N has a Gigabit Ethernet interface, can support as many as 32 active clients per radio, and eight APs per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP561 Wireless-N Dual Radio Selectable Band access point features one GE LAN interface and two concurrent radios that offer 450 Mbps throughput for each radio, can handle 64 devices for each radio, and allow 16 wireless access points per cluster. Cisco's WAP551 is like Cisco's WAP 561 but has a single radio selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). The Cisco Small Business WAP571 and WAP571E (the weather-proof outdoor model) are dual-radio Wireless-AC/N access points incorporating two fixed Gigabit Ethernet ports with link aggregation, 3x3 MIMO, and up to 1.9 Gbps throughput with 1300 Mbps over 802.11ac and 600 Mbps over 802.11n. Both wireless access points can handle 32 clients per radio and 16 access points per cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP581 Wireless-AC Wave 2 Wireless Access Point complies with the 802.11ac Wi-Fi 5 specification and features 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO to provide 2.8 Gbps data rates at 5 GHz and 600 Mbps at 2.4 GHz for a total maximum throughput of 2.4 Gbps. The WAP581 has an integrated 2.5G Ethernet port and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface with 802.3at Power over Ethernet. The WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 access point supports as many as 200 connective users, up to 50 active client users for each radio, 16 APs per cluster, and 960 active users per cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wireless Access Points
Progent can provide affordable remote or onsite help from a Cisco-certified CCIE network infrastructure expert to help you to plan, deploy, administer, optimize, update or troubleshoot a wireless environment that incorporates Cisco Small Business wireless APs. Progent can help you manage and debug legacy Cisco Small Business APs or migrate smoothly to Cisco's latest generation of Wave 2 Wi-Fi access points based on the 802.11ac specification. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can help you to see whether your wireless deployment should include Cisco wireless controller hardware or can be managed with software-based tools.
Progent's online and onsite Wi-Fi site surveys can help you to determine the most appropriate selection and location of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to handle your user volume, provide the coverage you require, and keep up with your most demanding workloads. Progent's network security consultants can help you to plan, deploy and test a security and compliance strategy that covers policy enforcement, remote network monitoring, and centralized management. Progent's disaster preparedness experts and business continuity planning consultants can help your organization to build availability and recoverability into your Cisco product implementations to maximize the uptime of your converged wired/wireless infrastructure.
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