Small Business Family of Wireless Access Points
Cisco's Small Business series of APs are Linux-based units designed as entry-level Wi-Fi solutions for small offices. Many models in the Cisco Small Business portfolio of APs support Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which makes it possible to set up, manage and repair a group of access points from a single device via an intuitive web browser interface. All models support POE and feature QoS, rogue AP awareness, and bridge mode for connecting to another Ethernet LAN.
Cisco Small Business Wireless Access Points provide easy, cost-effective and secure Wi-Fi networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE Wi-Fi network experts can provide remote or onsite configuration and debugging support to assist your organization to plan, configure, upgrade, tune, administer and debug Cisco Small Business wireless AP environments of any size or architecture. Progent's Cisco wireless controller experts can also help you to combine your wireless environment with your wired network and cloud-hosted resources to create an enterprise connectivity foundation that is simple to manage and scale. Progent also offers affordable wireless site surveys to assist you to decide the most appropriate selection, placement and configuration of Cisco Small Business wireless access points to work with your unique office layout, building structure, and expected network traffic.
The Cisco Small Business WAP121 Wireless-N AP is a wall-mountable, single-radio 2.4GHz unit able to support 16 802.11n wireless clients, includes a Fast Ethernet interface, permits up to 4 access pointss and 40 active wireless clients per cluster, and can handle throughput of up to 300 Mbps. The Cisco Small Business WAP125 is an entry-level desktop 802.11ac wireless AP that features a Gigabit Ethernet LAN port with Power over Ethernet, delivers performance up to 867 Mbps, handles 10 active users, and works with Cisco's FindIT Network Management platform for simple configuration and management. The Cisco WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11n AP that can support 16 active wireless clients per radio for a total of up to 32 wireless clients, includes a Gigabit Ethernet interface, and delivers sustained data rates of up to 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 Wireless-N does not support clustering. The Cisco WAP150 is an entry-level Wave 1 dual-radio 802.11ac/n access point that features a 1xGE Power over Ethernet (PoE) port and can support 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps performance for AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 allows four APs for each cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 model is a wallmount single-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11n unit with support for up to 80 active clients sharing an 8-device cluster. The WAP321 features a Gigabit Ethernet interface and can deliver a sustained data rate of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. Cisco's Small Business WAP351 is a dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n AP with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can support 32 wireless clients per radio for up to 64 clients, and support throughput of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP351 access point does not allow clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 is a dual-radio Wireless-AC/N wireless access point that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN switch, allows 32 clients on each radio, and offers 867 Mbps performance for wireless AC devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. The Cisco Small Business WAP361 supports 8 access points for each cluster. Cisco's wallmount Small Business WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-band device that supports 802.11a/b/g/n and the latest 802.11ac wireless networking specification. The WAP371 includes a Gigabit Ethernet port, can support 32 active clients on each radio, and eight APs for each cluster.
The Cisco WAP561 Wireless-N Selectable Band AP features a Gigabit Ethernet port and dual radios (2.4 and 5.0 GHz) that offer 450 Mbps performance for each radio, can handle 64 clients per radio, and allow up to 16 wireless access points for each cluster. Cisco's WAP551 is similar to the WAP 561 but features a single selectable band. Cisco's WAP571 and WAP571E (the ruggedized outside model) are dual-radio 802.11ac access points that feature two integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports with link aggregation (LAG), and up to 1.9 Gigabit/sec performance with 1300 Mbps on 802.11ac and 600 Mbps on 11n. Both units can handle 32 active WAN clients on each radio and 16 access points on each cluster.
Cisco's WAP581 Wireless-AC Wave 2 AP supports the 802.11ac Wi-Fi 5 standard and features 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO to provide 2.8 Gbps data rates on the 5.0-Ghz radio and 600 Mbps at 2.4 GHz for an aggregate top data rate of 2.4 Gbps. The Small Business WAP581 includes a fixed 2.5G Ethernet interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN interface with 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE). The WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 access point can handle up to 200 connective client users, up to 50 active users per radio, 16 access points per cluster, and 960 active users for each cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs
Progent can provide affordable online or on-premises help from a Cisco-certified CCIE network infrastructure consultant to help your organization to design, install, manage, tune, upgrade or repair a Wi-Fi environment that includes Cisco Small Business wireless APs. Progent can help you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business APs or move efficiently to Cisco's current generation of Wave 2 wireless access points based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can assist you to determine whether your wireless network calls for Cisco wireless controller appliances or can be configured and maintained with software-based tools.
Progent's online and on-premises wireless site surveys can help your organization to determine the most efficient selection and placement of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs to support your user density, provide the coverage you require, and deal with your most demanding applications. Progent's cybersecurity experts can assist your organization to plan, deploy and test a compliant security strategy that covers network policies, remote network and endpoint monitoring, and streamlined management. Progent's disaster recovery consultants and business continuity experts can assist you to build availability and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to optimize the productivity of your converged wired/wireless infrastructure.
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