Small Business 100, 300 and 500 Series of Wireless Access Points
Cisco's Small Business series of wireless access points are Linux-based units designed as value-priced wireless APs for small offices. Most versions in the Cisco Small Business portfolio of wireless access points support Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which makes it possible to set up, control and troubleshoot a cluster of wireless access points from a single AP via a simple browser-based tool. All of the models support POE and feature QoS, rogue AP awareness, and bridging for connecting to another network.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs provide easy, affordable and secure wireless connectivity
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified Wi-Fi infrastructure experts can provide remote or on-premises configuration and debugging support to assist your organization to plan, implement, update, optimize, manage and debug Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access point environments of any size or topology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can also assist you to combine your wireless ecosystem with your wired network and cloud-hosted resources to build a seamless enterprise-wide connectivity foundation that is easy to manage and scale. Progent also offers affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to assist you to decide the most appropriate selection, placement and setup of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points to accommodate your specific office design, construction, and anticipated network traffic.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 Wireless-N AP is a wallmount, single-band 2.4GHz device that can handle 16 active 802.11b/g/n clients, includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, allows up to 4 access pointss and 40 active clients per cluster, and supports throughput of 300 Mbps. Cisco's WAP125 is a value-priced desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi AP that includes a 0/100/1000 Ethernet port with Power over Ethernet (PoE), provides throughput as high as 867 Mbps, supports 10 active clients, and works with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for easy setup and management. The Cisco WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n wireless access point able to support 16 active wireless clients per radio for up to 32 wireless clients, features a Gigabit Ethernet port, and can support sustained data rates of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 does not support clustering. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 is a value-priced Wave 1 dual-radio 802.11ac/n wireless access point that includes a one Gbit Poe port and can support 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps performance for AC devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 supports four access points per cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 Access Point is a wallmount single-band (2.4 or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n unit with support for up to 80 active wireless clients in an 8-device cluster. The WAP321 includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and can deliver throughput of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. Cisco's WAP351 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11n access point with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can support 32 active wireless clients per radio for up to 64 clients, and deliver throughput of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP351 access point does not allow clustering. Cisco's WAP361 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11ac AP that features a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, allows 32 active WLAN clients on each radio, and offers 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac clients and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n clients. The Cisco Small Business WAP361 allows eight WAP361 access points for each cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio AP that works with 802.11a/b/g/n and the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi specification. The WAP371 Wireless-AC/N has a GE port, can support up to 32 active wireless clients per radio, and eight access points per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP561 802.11n Dual Radio wireless access point features one 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface and two concurrent radios that deliver 450 Mbps throughput for each radio, support 64 clients for each radio, and allow 16 wireless access points per cluster. The Cisco 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 weather-proof outdoor model) are dual-band 802.11ac APs that feature two fixed 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces with link aggregation (LAG), and up to 1.9 Gigabit/sec performance with 1300 Mbps on 11ac and 600 Mbps over 802.11n. Both wireless access points can handle 32 clients on each radio and 16 wireless access points per cluster.
Cisco's WAP581 Wireless-AC Dual Radio Wave 2 AP 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 600 Mbps on the 2.4-GHz radio for a total max throughput of 2.4 Gbps. The WAP581 includes an integrated 2.5G Ethernet port and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface with 802.3at Power over Ethernet. The WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 access point supports up to 200 connective client users, a maximum of 50 active client users per radio, 16 APs 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 affordable remote or on-premises help from a Cisco-certified CCIE network consultant to assist your organization to design, deploy, administer, optimize, update or repair a Wi-Fi environment that includes Cisco Small Business wireless APs. Progent can assist you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business devices or move efficiently to Cisco's latest lineup of Wave 2 wireless APs based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can assist you to see whether your Wi-Fi network should include Cisco wireless controller appliances or can be configured and maintained with software-based utilities.
Progent's remote and onsite wireless site surveys can assist your organization to determine the most appropriate selection and placement of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs to handle your user volume, provide the coverage you need, and keep up with your critical workloads. Progent's cybersecurity experts can assist your organization to design, deploy and test a compliant security strategy that includes network policies, remote network monitoring, and streamlined management. Progent's disaster recovery experts and business continuity planning experts can help you to incorporate fault-tolerance and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to maximize the productivity of your converged wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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