Small Business Family of Wireless Access Points
Cisco's Small Business family of access points are Linux-based devices designed as entry-level Wi-Fi solutions for small offices. Most models in Cisco's Small Business portfolio of APs support Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which allows you to set up, control and troubleshoot a group of wireless access points from one device via a simple web browser interface. All models include Power over Ethernet and feature QoS, rogue AP detection, and bridging for wirelessly connecting to a second network.
Cisco Small Business Wireless APs offer easy, affordable and secure wireless networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE Wi-Fi network consultants offer online or on-premises configuration and debugging support to assist your organization to plan, configure, upgrade, tune, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business wireless AP environments of any scale or architecture. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can also help you to combine 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, placement and setup of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to accommodate your unique office design, construction, and expected workloads.
The Cisco Small Business WAP121 Access Point is a wall-mountable, single-radio 2.4GHz unit able to support 16 active 802.11b/g/n wireless clients, has a Fast Ethernet port, allows up to 4 access pointss and 40 active clients in a cluster, and can handle sustained data rates of 300 Mbps. The Cisco WAP125 is a value-priced desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi access point that features a 1xGE LAN port with Power over Ethernet, delivers throughput up to 867 Mbps, supports 10 active clients, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for simple configuration and management. The Cisco Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n access point that can handle 16 active clients per radio for up to 32 clients, includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN interface, and delivers sustained data rates of up to 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 Wireless-N does not support AP clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 is a value-priced Wave 1 dual-radio 802.11ac/n access point that includes a 1xGE Power over Ethernet port and can support 16 clients from each radio with 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 supports 4 APs per cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 AP is a wall-mountable selectable-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n device that can handle 80 active clients sharing an 8-AP cluster. The WAP321 includes a Gigabit Ethernet interface and can support throughput of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. The Cisco WAP351 is a dual-radio 802.11n 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 per radio. The WAP351 AP does not allow clustering. The Cisco Small Business WAP361 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz Wireless-AC/N access point that features a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, allows 32 active WLAN clients per radio, and delivers 867 Mbps throughput for wireless AC devices and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n clients. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 supports 8 access points for each cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable Small Business WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio AP that supports 802.11a/b/g/n and the latest 802.11ac wireless networking specification. The WAP371 includes a Gigabit Ethernet interface, can handle as many as 32 wireless clients per radio, and 8 APs per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP561 Wireless-N Selectable Band AP includes one 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and two concurrent radios that offer 450 Mbps throughput per radio, support 64 clients for each radio, and allow 16 wireless access points per cluster. Cisco's WAP551 is similar to Cisco's WAP 561 but features a single selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). The Cisco Small Business WAP571 and WAP571E (the ruggedized outside version) are dual-band Wireless-AC/N access points incorporating two integrated Gigabit Ethernet LAN interfaces with link aggregation (LAG), and as high as 1.9 Gigabit/sec throughput with 1300 Mbps on 11ac and 600 Mbps on 11n. Both units can handle 32 clients per radio and 16 access points on each cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP581 Wireless-AC Wave 2 Wireless Access Point complies with the Wi-Fi 5 standard and offers 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO technology to provide 2.8 Gbps data rates at 5 GHz and 0.6 Gbps at 2.4 GHz for an aggregate max data rate of 2.4 Gbps. The Small Business WAP581 has a fixed 2.5G Ethernet interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port with 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE). Cisco's WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 AP can handle up to 200 connective client users, a maximum of 50 active client users for each radio, 16 APs for each cluster, and 960 active users per cluster.
How Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Small Business Wireless APs
Progent offers affordable online or on-premises support from a certified CCIE network infrastructure consultant to help you to plan, install, manage, tune, upgrade or troubleshoot a Wi-Fi network that incorporates Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points. Progent can help you manage and debug legacy Cisco Small Business devices or migrate smoothly to Cisco's current generation of Wave 2 wireless APs based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can help you to determine whether your Wi-Fi network should include Cisco wireless controller hardware or can be configured and maintained with software-based utilities.
Progent's remote 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 density, offer the RF coverage you need, and keep up with your most demanding workloads. Progent's certified cybersecurity consultants can assist you to plan, deploy and test a compliant security strategy that covers policy enforcement, remote network and endpoint monitoring, and centralized management. Progent's disaster preparedness experts and business continuity experts can help you to build fault-tolerance and recoverability into your Cisco product implementations to optimize the productivity of your converged wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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