Cisco Small Business Family of APs
Cisco's Small Business family of APs are Linux-powered units engineered as entry-level 802.11n Wi-Fi solutions for small offices. Many versions in the Cisco Small Business line of wireless access points support Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which allows you to configure, manage and repair a cluster of access points from one device via an intuitive browser-based tool. All versions support Power over Ethernet (POE) and provide QoS, rogue access point awareness, and bridge mode for wirelessly connecting to a second network.
Cisco Small Business Wireless APs provide simple, cost-effective and secure wireless networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE Wi-Fi network experts can provide online or onsite integration and debugging services to assist your organization to design, implement, update, tune, manage and debug Cisco Small Business wireless AP deployments of any size or architecture. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can also help you to combine your Wi-Fi environment with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-hosted resources to create a seamless enterprise connectivity foundation that is easy to manage and expand. Progent also can provide affordable wireless site surveys to help you to determine the most appropriate selection, placement and configuration of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to work with your specific workplace layout, construction, and expected network traffic.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 Wireless-N AP is a wall-mountable, single-band 2.4GHz unit able to support 16 802.11n clients, has a Fast Ethernet port, permits up to four access pointss and 40 active clients in a cluster, and can handle throughput of 300 Mbps. Cisco's Small Business WAP125 is a general-purpose desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi AP that includes a Gigabit Ethernet port with 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 Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n AP able to handle 16 wireless clients on each radio for up to 32 clients, features a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, and can support throughput of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 does not support AP clustering. Cisco's WAP150 is a general-purpose Wave 1 dual-radio 802.11ac/n wireless access point that features a 1xGE Power over Ethernet port and can support 16 clients from each radio with 867 Mbps throughput for 802.11ac clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. The Cisco WAP1501 supports 4 access points per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP321 Access Point is a wall-mountable single-band (2.4 or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n device that can handle up to 80 active wireless clients sharing an 8-AP cluster. The Cisco WAP321 has a Gigabit Ethernet port and can support throughput of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. The Cisco Small Business WAP351 is a dual-radio 802.11n AP that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and can handle 32 active wireless clients per radio for up to 64 clients, and support a sustained data rate of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP351 AP does not allow clustering. The Cisco WAP361 is a dual-radio 802.11ac Wave 1 wireless access point that features a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN switch, allows 32 clients on each radio, and offers 867 Mbps throughput for wireless AC devices and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n devices. Cisco's WAP361 supports eight WAP361 access points for each 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 new 802.11ac IEEE specification. The WAP371 includes a GE port, can support as many as 32 active clients per radio, and eight access points per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP561 Wireless-N Dual Radio Selectable Band wireless access point includes a GE LAN interface and dual concurrent radios (2.4 and 5.0 GHz) that offer 450 Mbps performance for each radio, support 64 devices for each radio, and allow up to 16 APs for each cluster. Cisco's 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 ruggedized outside version) are dual-band 802.11ac Wave 1 wireless access points that feature two Gb Ethernet interfaces with link aggregation (LAG), 3x3 MIMO, and up to 1.9 Gigabit/sec throughput with 1300 Mbps over 802.11ac and 600 Mbps on 802.11n. Both wireless access points support 32 clients on each radio and 16 WAP371 wireless access points on each cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wireless Access Points
Progent can provide cost-effective online or onsite support from a Cisco-certified CCIE network infrastructure consultant to assist your organization to design, deploy, administer, optimize, update or repair a Wi-Fi network that incorporates Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs. Progent can assist you manage and debug legacy Cisco Small Business APs or move efficiently to Cisco's latest lineup of Wave 2 Wi-Fi APs based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can help you to determine whether your wireless deployment should include Cisco Wi-Fi controller appliances or can be configured and maintained with software tools.
Progent's remote and on-premises wireless site surveys can assist your organization to determine the most efficient selection and placement of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to support your user density, provide the RF coverage you need, and keep up with your critical applications. Progent's certified cybersecurity experts can help your organization to design, implement and validate a security and compliance strategy that covers policy enforcement, remote network and endpoint monitoring, and centralized management. Progent's disaster recovery experts and business continuity planning experts can assist you to incorporate fault-tolerance and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to optimize the productivity of your seamless wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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