Small Business Series of Access Points
Cisco's Small Business family of access points are Linux-powered devices intended as value-priced Wi-Fi solutions for light workloads. Most versions in the Cisco Small Business line of APs support Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which allows you to set up, manage and repair a cluster of wireless access points from a single device via an intuitive browser-based interface. All of the models include Power over Ethernet (POE) and provide Quality of Service (QoS), rogue access point awareness, and bridging for wirelessly connecting to another network.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs offer easy, affordable and secure wireless connectivity
Progent's Cisco CCIE Wi-Fi network consultants can provide online or onsite integration and debugging services to assist your organization to plan, configure, update, optimize, administer and debug Cisco Small Business wireless AP environments of any scale or architecture. Progent's Cisco wireless controller consultants can also help you to integrate your wireless environment with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-hosted resources to build an enterprise-wide connectivity foundation that is easy to manage and expand. Progent also offers affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to assist you to determine the most efficient selection, location and setup of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to work with your specific workplace layout, construction, and expected network traffic.
The Cisco Small Business WAP121 Wireless-N AP is a wallmount, single-band 2.4GHz unit that can handle 16 active 802.11b/g/n clients, has a 10/100 Ethernet port, allows up to four AP devices and 40 active wireless clients in a cluster, and supports sustained data rates of 300 Mbps. Cisco's WAP125 is an entry-level desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi AP that includes a 1xGE LAN port with Power over Ethernet, delivers performance up to 867 Mbps, handles 10 active clients, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for easy configuration and management. The Cisco Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n wireless access point that can handle 16 active wireless clients on each radio for up to 32 clients, features a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface, and delivers sustained data rates of up to 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 does not support clustering. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 is a general-purpose Wave 1 dual-radio 802.11ac/n AP that includes a 1xGE Poe port and can handle 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps performance for AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. The Cisco WAP1501 supports four access points per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP321 model is a wallmount single-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n unit with support for up to 80 active clients in an 8-device cluster. The WAP321 features a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and can support throughput of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. The Cisco WAP351 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11n AP with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can support 32 active wireless clients on each radio for a total of up to 64 clients, and deliver a sustained data rate of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP351 AP does not allow clustering. Cisco's WAP361 is a dual-radio 802.11ac AP that features a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN switch, can support 32 clients per radio, and delivers 867 Mbps throughput for wireless AC devices and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n devices. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 allows eight WAP361 access points for each cluster. Cisco's wallmount WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio device that supports 802.11a/b/g/n and the new 802.11ac IEEE Wi-Fi specification. The WAP371 includes a Gigabit Ethernet port, can support 32 active clients on each radio, and eight access points per cluster.
The Cisco WAP561 Wireless-N Dual Radio wireless access point features one GE port and two concurrent radios (2.4 and 5.0 GHz) that offer 450 Mbps performance for each radio, can handle 64 clients for each radio, and allow up to 16 wireless access points for each cluster. Cisco's WAP551 is like the WAP 561 but has a single selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). Cisco's Small Business WAP571 and WAP571E (the ruggedized outside model) are dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11ac wireless access points incorporating two integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports with link aggregation, 3x3 MIMO, and up to 1.9 Gbps throughput with 1300 Mbps over 802.11ac and 600 Mbps over 11n. Both devices support 32 clients on each radio and 16 APs on each cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP581 Wireless-AC Wave 2 Wireless Access Point complies with the Wi-Fi 5 standard and features 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO technology to provide 2.8 Gbps data rates on the 5.0-Ghz radio and 0.6 Gbps at 2.4 GHz for an aggregate maximum throughput of 2.4 Gbps. The Small Business WAP581 has an integrated 2.5G Ethernet LAN interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port with 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE). The WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 AP supports as many as 200 connective client users, up to 50 active users for each radio, 16 APs for each cluster, and 960 active users per cluster.
How Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs
Progent offers affordable online or onsite support from a certified CCIE network infrastructure consultant to assist your organization to plan, deploy, manage, optimize, update or troubleshoot a wireless network that includes Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points. Progent can help you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business devices or migrate efficiently to Cisco's latest lineup of Wave 2 Wi-Fi access points based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can help you to determine whether your wireless network should include Cisco Wi-Fi controller hardware or can be managed with software utilities.
Progent's online and on-premises Wi-Fi site surveys can assist you to identify the most appropriate selection and location of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to support your client density, provide the coverage you require, and keep up with your critical applications. Progent's certified network security experts can assist you to design, implement and test a compliant security strategy that covers network policies, remote network monitoring, and centralized management. Progent's disaster preparedness experts and business continuity consultants can assist you to incorporate availability and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to optimize the uptime of your seamless wired/wireless infrastructure.
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