Cisco Small Business Series of Access Points
Cisco's Small Business 100, 300 and 500 series of APs are Linux-powered units intended as value-priced wireless APs for light workloads. Many models in Cisco's Small Business line of APs support Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which allows you to set up, control and troubleshoot a cluster of access points from one device through a simple web browser tool. All of the models support Power over Ethernet and feature QoS, rogue AP awareness, and bridge mode for connecting to a second network.
Progent's Cisco CCIE wireless network infrastructure consultants offer online or onsite integration and debugging support to assist your organization to plan, configure, update, tune, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access point deployments of any size or architecture. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can also help you to integrate your Wi-Fi environment with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-hosted resources to build an enterprise-wide connectivity solution that is simple to administer and expand. Progent also can provide affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to assist you to decide the most appropriate selection, placement and setup of Cisco Small Business wireless access points to accommodate your unique workplace design, building structure, and expected workloads.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 AP is a wallmount, single-radio 2.4GHz device able to handle 16 802.11b/g/n clients, includes a Fast Ethernet port, permits up to 4 access pointss and 40 active wireless clients per cluster, and supports throughput of 300 Mbps. The Cisco WAP125 is a value-priced desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi AP that features a 1xGE port with Power over Ethernet (PoE), delivers performance up to 867 Mbps, handles 10 active clients, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for easy deployment and control. Cisco's Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11n access point that can handle 16 active clients on each radio for a total of up to 32 clients, features a GE interface, and delivers sustained data rates of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 Wireless-N does not support AP clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 is an entry-level dual-radio 802.11ac/n wireless access point that features a 1xGE Power over Ethernet port and can handle 16 clients from each radio with 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 supports four APs per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP321 Wireless-N AP is a wallmount selectable-band (2.4 or 5 GHz) 802.11n unit that can handle up to 80 wireless clients in an 8-AP cluster. The Cisco WAP321 has a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and can deliver sustained throughput of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. Cisco's WAP351 is a dual-radio 2.4/5 GHz 802.11n AP that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can support 32 active clients on each radio for a total of up to 64 active clients, and deliver a sustained data rate of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP351 access point does not support clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 is a dual-band Wireless-AC/N wireless access point that includes a 5 x Gb Ethernet switch, allows 32 clients on each radio, and delivers 867 Mbps throughput for wireless AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. Cisco's WAP361 allows eight access points for each cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-band AP that supports 802.11n and the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. The WAP371 Wireless-AC/N has a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface, can handle 32 active clients on each radio, and eight access points for each cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP561 802.11n Dual Radio Selectable Band wireless access point features one Gigabit Ethernet port and two concurrent radios (2.4 and 5.0 GHz) that deliver 450 Mbps throughput for each radio, can handle 64 clients per radio, and allow up to 16 APs for each cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is like the WAP 561 but has a single radio selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). Cisco's WAP571 and WAP571E (a ruggedized outside model) are dual-band 802.11ac Wave 1 APs that feature two integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces with link aggregation, 3x3 MIMO, and as high as 1.9 Gbps performance with 1300 Mbps over 802.11ac and 600 Mbps on 802.11n. Both APs support 32 clients per radio and 16 APs per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP581 Wireless-AC Dual Radio Wave 2 Access Point complies with the 802.11ac standard and offers 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO to provide 2.8 Gbps throughput at 5 GHz and 0.6 Gbps on the 2.4-GHz radio for a total top data rate of 2.4 Gbps. The Small Business WAP581 has an integrated 2.5G Ethernet port and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN interface with 802.3at PoE. The WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 access point supports up to 200 connective client users, up to 50 active client users per radio, 16 access points for each cluster, and 960 active client users for each cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wireless Access Points
Progent offers cost-effective remote or on-premises support from a certified CCIE network infrastructure expert to help your organization to plan, deploy, administer, optimize, update or troubleshoot a wireless environment 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 wireless access points based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's certified 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 utilities.
Progent's remote and on-premises Wi-Fi site surveys can assist your organization to determine the most efficient selection and placement of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs to support your client volume, offer the RF coverage you require, and deal with your critical workloads. Progent's network security consultants can help you to design, deploy and validate a security and compliance strategy that covers network policies, remote network and endpoint monitoring, and centralized management. Progent's disaster recovery experts and business continuity planning consultants can help you to build availability and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to optimize the uptime of your converged wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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