Small Business 100, 300 and 500 Series of Access Points
Cisco's Small Business 100, 300 and 500 family of wireless access points are Linux-powered devices intended as value-priced Wi-Fi solutions for light workloads. Most versions in Cisco's Small Business family of APs support Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which makes it possible to configure, manage and troubleshoot a group of access points from one device through an intuitive web browser tool. All of the models support Power over Ethernet (POE) and feature QoS, rogue access point detection, and bridging for wirelessly connecting to a second Ethernet LAN.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs provide easy, affordable and secure wireless networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE Wi-Fi network infrastructure experts can provide online or on-premises configuration and troubleshooting support to help your organization to design, implement, update, tune, manage and debug Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access point deployments of any size or topology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can also help you to integrate your Wi-Fi ecosystem with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-based resources to build a seamless enterprise-wide connectivity solution that is simple to manage and expand. Progent also offers affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to assist you to decide the most appropriate selection, placement and configuration of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs to accommodate your specific office layout, building structure, and expected workloads.
The Cisco Small Business WAP121 Access Point is a wall-mountable, single-radio 2.4GHz unit able to support 16 active 802.11n wireless clients, includes a Fast Ethernet port, permits up to four access pointss and 40 wireless clients per cluster, and can handle throughput of 300 Mbps. The Cisco WAP125 is a general-purpose desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi access point that includes a one Gbit LAN port with Power over Ethernet (PoE), delivers throughput as high as 867 Mbps, handles 10 active clients, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management platform for easy deployment and control. Cisco's WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n AP that can handle 16 active wireless clients on each radio for a total of up to 32 wireless clients, features a GE port, and can support sustained data rates of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 does not support clustering. Cisco's WAP150 is a general-purpose Wave 1 dual-radio AC/n access point that includes a one Gbit Power over Ethernet (PoE) port and can handle 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 allows four APs for each cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP321 Wireless-N Access Point is a wallmount selectable-band (2.4 or 5 GHz) 802.11n device that can handle up to 80 wireless clients sharing an 8-AP cluster. The Cisco WAP321 has a Gigabit Ethernet interface and can support a data rate of 300 Mbps for the selected radio. Cisco's WAP351 is a dual-radio 802.11n access point with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and can handle 32 wireless clients per radio for up to 64 active clients, and support a data rate of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 does not support clustering. Cisco's WAP361 is a dual-band 802.11ac Wave 1 wireless access point that features a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, allows 32 active WLAN clients on each radio, and offers 867 Mbps throughput for 802.11ac clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. The Cisco WAP361 supports eight WAP361 access points for each cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable Small Business WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-band AP that works with 802.11a/b/g/n and the new 802.11ac IEEE Wi-Fi specification. The WAP371 Wireless-AC/N has a Gigabit Ethernet port, can handle 32 active wireless clients on each radio, and eight access points for each cluster.
Cisco's WAP561 Wireless-N Dual Radio wireless access point features one Gigabit Ethernet interface and two concurrent radios (2.4 and 5.0 GHz) that deliver 450 Mbps performance per radio, support 64 devices per radio, and allow up to 16 APs per cluster. Cisco's WAP551 is like Cisco's WAP 561 but has a single selectable band. Cisco's WAP571 and WAP571E (a ruggedized outdoor version) are dual-radio Wireless-AC/N wireless access points that feature two fixed Gigabit Ethernet LAN interfaces with link aggregation, 3x3 MIMO, and up to 1.9 Gbps performance with 1300 Mbps over 11ac and 600 Mbps on 11n. Both APs support 32 clients on each radio and 16 wireless access points on each cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP581 Wireless-AC Dual Radio Wave 2 Access Point complies with the 802.11ac Wi-Fi 5 standard and features 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO technology to deliver 2.8 Gbps data rates on the 5.0-Ghz radio 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 LAN interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port with 802.3at Power over Ethernet. The WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 access point can handle as many as 200 connective users, a maximum of 50 active users per radio, 16 access points for each cluster, and 960 active client users for each cluster.
How Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Small Business Wireless APs
Progent can provide cost-effective online or on-premises help from a certified CCIE network consultant to assist you to plan, deploy, administer, tune, update or troubleshoot a Wi-Fi network that incorporates Cisco Small Business wireless APs. Progent can assist you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business APs or move efficiently to Cisco's current lineup of Wave 2 Wi-Fi APs based on the 802.11ac specification. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can assist you to see whether your Wi-Fi deployment should include Cisco wireless controller appliances or can be managed with software-based tools.
Progent's online and on-premises wireless site surveys can help your organization to identify the most appropriate selection and location of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs to handle your client volume, offer the coverage you need, and keep up with your most demanding workloads. Progent's certified network security consultants can help you to design, implement and validate a compliant security strategy that covers network policies, remote network monitoring, and unified management. Progent's disaster recovery experts and business continuity planning consultants can help you to incorporate availability and recoverability into your Cisco product implementations to optimize the productivity of your converged wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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