Cisco Small Business 100, 300 and 500 Family of Access Points
Cisco's Small Business series of wireless access points are Linux-based units intended as value-priced Wi-Fi solutions for small offices. Many models in the Cisco Small Business portfolio of wireless access points support Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which makes it possible to set up, manage and repair a cluster of access points from a single device through a simple browser-based interface. All of the models support POE and feature QoS, rogue AP awareness, and bridging for wirelessly connecting to another Ethernet LAN.
Cisco Small Business Wireless APs provide easy, cost-effective and secure wireless networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified wireless infrastructure experts can provide online or on-premises configuration and troubleshooting services to assist you to plan, implement, upgrade, optimize, manage and debug Cisco Small Business wireless AP deployments of any size or topology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can also help you to combine your wireless ecosystem with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-based resources to build a seamless enterprise-wide connectivity solution that is simple to administer 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 work with your unique workplace layout, construction, and anticipated network traffic.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 Access Point is a wallmount, single-band 2.4GHz unit able to handle 16 802.11b/g/n clients, has a 10/100 Ethernet port, permits up to four AP devices and 40 wireless clients per cluster, and supports data rates of 300 Mbps. Cisco's WAP125 is a value-priced desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi access point that includes a one Gbit LAN port with Power over Ethernet (PoE), provides throughput as high as 867 Mbps, handles 10 active users, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for easy deployment and management. The Cisco Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n access point that can support 16 active clients per radio for a total of up to 32 clients, includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface, and delivers throughput of up to 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 does not support clustering. The Cisco WAP150 is an entry-level dual-radio 802.11ac/n access point that includes a 1xGE Power over Ethernet (PoE) port and can support 16 clients from each radio with 867 Mbps throughput for AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 allows 4 APs for each cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP321 Wireless-N model is a wallmount single-band (2.4 or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n unit that can handle up to 80 active wireless clients sharing an 8-device cluster. The Cisco 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 802.11n wireless access point that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and can handle 32 active wireless clients per radio for up to 64 clients, and deliver a sustained data rate of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP351 does not support clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11ac Wave 1 wireless access point that features a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, allows 32 active WLAN clients on each radio, and delivers 867 Mbps performance for wireless AC devices and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n clients. Cisco's WAP361 allows 8 WAP361 access points per cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-band AP that supports 802.11a/b/g/n as well as the latest 802.11ac IEEE Wi-Fi standard. The WAP371 includes a Gigabit Ethernet interface, can support up to 32 active wireless clients on each radio, and 8 APs for each cluster.
Cisco's WAP561 Wireless-N Dual Radio Selectable Band access point includes a GE interface and two radios that offer 450 Mbps performance per radio, can handle 64 devices for each radio, and allow 16 APs for each cluster. Cisco's WAP551 is similar to Cisco's WAP 561 but features a single radio selectable band. The Cisco WAP571 and WAP571E (a weather-proof outside version) are dual-radio 802.11ac Wave 1 wireless access points that feature two fixed Gigabit Ethernet ports with link aggregation, 3x3 MIMO, and as high as 1.9 Gigabit/sec performance with 1300 Mbps on 802.11ac and 600 Mbps on 11n. Both APs can handle 32 active WAN clients on each radio and 16 access points per cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP581 Wireless-AC Dual Radio Wave 2 Access Point supports the 802.11ac Wi-Fi 5 standard and features 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO to provide 2.8 Gbps data rates at 5 GHz and 0.6 Gbps on the 2.4-GHz radio for a total top data rate of 2.4 Gbps. The WAP581 includes an integrated 2.5G Ethernet LAN interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN interface with 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE). The WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 AP can handle as many as 200 connective 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 Assist You with Cisco Small Business Wireless APs
Progent can provide affordable online or onsite support from a Cisco-certified CCIE network infrastructure consultant to help your organization to design, install, administer, optimize, update or troubleshoot a wireless environment that includes Cisco Small Business wireless access points. Progent can help you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business devices or move efficiently to Cisco's latest lineup of Wave 2 Wi-Fi access points based on the 802.11ac specification. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can assist you to determine whether your wireless deployment should include Cisco Wi-Fi controller hardware or can be managed with software-based utilities.
Progent's remote and onsite wireless site surveys can help your organization to identify the most appropriate selection and placement of Cisco Small Business wireless access points to support your client volume, provide the coverage you require, and deal with your most demanding applications. Progent's certified cybersecurity consultants can help your organization to design, implement and test a compliant security strategy that includes policy enforcement, remote network and endpoint monitoring, and unified management. Progent's disaster preparedness experts and business continuity consultants can assist your organization to build fault-tolerance and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to maximize the uptime of your converged wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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