Cisco Small Business 100, 300 and 500 Series of APs
Cisco's Small Business family of wireless access points are Linux-powered units designed as value-priced 802.11n wireless APs for light workloads. Most versions in the Cisco Small Business portfolio of APs support Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which allows you to configure, control and troubleshoot a cluster of access points from a single device via a simple browser-based interface. All of the models include Power over Ethernet (POE) and provide Quality of Service (QoS), rogue access point detection, and bridging for wirelessly connecting to a second network.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs provide easy, cost-effective and secure Wi-Fi networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified wireless network experts offer online or on-premises configuration and debugging support to help your organization to plan, configure, update, optimize, administer and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi AP environments of any scale or topology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can also assist you to combine your wireless environment with your wired network and cloud-based resources to create a seamless enterprise connectivity solution that is simple to administer and scale. Progent also offers affordable wireless site surveys to assist you to determine the most efficient selection, placement and configuration of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points to work with your specific office design, building structure, and expected workloads.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 Wireless-N Access Point is a wall-mountable, single-band 2.4GHz device able to handle 16 active 802.11b/g/n wireless clients, includes a 10/100 Ethernet interface, permits up to 4 AP devices and 40 active clients in a cluster, and supports sustained data rates of up to 300 Mbps. The Cisco Small Business WAP125 is a value-priced desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi AP that includes a one Gbit port with PoE, provides throughput up to 867 Mbps, supports 10 active clients, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management platform for simple setup and control. The Cisco WAP131 is a desktop dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11n access point that can handle 16 wireless clients per radio for up to 32 clients, features a Gigabit Ethernet interface, and delivers throughput of up to 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 does not allow AP clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 is a general-purpose Wave 1 dual-radio 802.11ac/n access point that features a 1xGE Poe port and can support 16 clients from each radio with 867 Mbps performance for AC devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 supports 4 access points per cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 model is a wall-mountable single-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n unit that can handle up to 80 active clients in an 8-device cluster. The Cisco WAP321 features a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and can support a sustained data rate of 300 Mbps for the selected radio. The Cisco WAP351 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n wireless access point with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can handle 32 wireless clients on each radio for a total of up to 64 active clients, and support a data rate of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 AP does not allow clustering. Cisco's WAP361 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz Wireless-AC/N AP that includes a 5 x Gb Ethernet LAN switch, allows 32 clients on each radio, and offers 867 Mbps throughput for wireless AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. The Cisco Small Business WAP361 supports eight WAP361 access points per cluster. Cisco's wallmount WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio device that works with 802.11a/b/g/n and the latest 802.11ac IEEE Wi-Fi standard. The WAP371 includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, can support 32 wireless clients on each radio, and eight access points for each cluster.
Cisco's WAP561 802.11n Selectable Band AP features one GE LAN interface and dual radios that deliver 450 Mbps performance per radio, can handle 64 clients per radio, and allow 16 access points for each cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is similar to the WAP 561 but features a single selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). The Cisco Small Business WAP571 and WAP571E (a weather-proof outdoor model) are dual-radio Wireless-AC/N APs that feature two Gb Ethernet ports with link aggregation (LAG), and up to 1.9 Gbps throughput with 1300 Mbps on 11ac and 600 Mbps on 802.11n. Both wireless access points can handle 32 clients per radio and 16 WAP371 wireless access points per cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wireless Access Points
Progent offers affordable online or onsite help from a Cisco-certified CCIE network expert to help you to design, deploy, manage, tune, update or repair a wireless environment that incorporates Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs. Progent can assist you manage and debug legacy Cisco Small Business devices or move smoothly to Cisco's current lineup of Wave 2 wireless access points based on the 802.11ac specification. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can help you to determine whether your wireless network calls for Cisco wireless controller appliances or can be managed with software-based tools.
Progent's online and onsite wireless site surveys can help you to determine the most appropriate selection and placement of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points to handle your client volume, offer the coverage you need, and keep up with your most demanding applications. Progent's network security consultants can help your organization to design, deploy and validate a security and compliance strategy that covers network policies, remote network monitoring, and unified management. Progent's disaster recovery experts and business continuity consultants can assist your organization to incorporate availability and recoverability into your Cisco product implementations to maximize the uptime of your converged wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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