Cisco Small Business Family of Access Points
Cisco's Small Business 100, 300 and 500 family of APs are Linux-based units intended as entry-level Wi-Fi solutions for light workloads. Many models in the Cisco Small Business family of access points work with Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which makes it possible to configure, control and repair a group of access points from a single AP through a simple web browser interface. All of the versions support Power over Ethernet and provide Quality of Service (QoS), rogue AP detection, and bridge mode for wirelessly connecting to a second network.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi Access Points offer simple, cost-effective and secure wireless connectivity
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified wireless network infrastructure consultants can provide online or on-premises integration and troubleshooting support to assist you to design, configure, upgrade, tune, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi AP environments of any size or architecture. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can also assist you to combine your Wi-Fi ecosystem with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-based resources to create an enterprise connectivity solution that is easy to manage and expand. Progent also can provide affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to help you to determine the most efficient selection, placement and setup of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to work with your specific office layout, building structure, and expected network traffic.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 Wireless-N AP is a wall-mountable, single-radio 2.4GHz device that can handle 16 802.11b/g/n clients, includes a Fast Ethernet interface, permits up to 4 AP devices and 40 active wireless clients in a cluster, and supports sustained data rates of up to 300 Mbps. The Cisco WAP125 is an entry-level desktop 802.11ac wireless access point that includes a 1xGE LAN port with Power over Ethernet, provides performance up to 867 Mbps, supports 10 active users, and works with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for simple deployment and control. Cisco's Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n AP able to handle 16 active wireless clients per radio for a total of up to 32 wireless clients, includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, and can support sustained data rates of up to 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 does not allow AP clustering. The Cisco WAP150 is an entry-level Wave 1 dual-radio AC/n wireless access point that includes a 1xGE Power over Ethernet (PoE) port and can support up to 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps performance for AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. Cisco's WAP1501 allows four access points per cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 AP is a wallmount single-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n unit with support for 80 wireless clients sharing an 8-AP cluster. The WAP321 features a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface and can support a data rate of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. Cisco's Small Business WAP351 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n wireless access point with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can support 32 active clients per radio for up to 64 clients, and deliver a sustained data rate of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 does not support clustering. The Cisco Small Business WAP361 is a dual-radio Wireless-AC/N AP that includes a 5 x Gb Ethernet switch, can support 32 clients per radio, and offers 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac devices and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n devices. The Cisco WAP361 allows eight WAP361 access points for each cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-band AP that supports 802.11n as well as the new 802.11ac IEEE specification. The WAP371 includes a GE port, can handle 32 active clients per radio, and 8 access points for each cluster.
The Cisco WAP561 Wireless-N Dual Radio wireless access point includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface and dual radios (2.4 and 5.0 GHz) that deliver 450 Mbps throughput for each radio, can handle 64 devices for each radio, and allow 16 APs for each cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is like Cisco's WAP 561 but has a single radio selectable band. The Cisco Small Business WAP571 and WAP571E (a ruggedized outside version) are dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11ac wireless access points incorporating two fixed 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN interfaces with link aggregation (LAG), 3x3 MIMO, and as high as 1.9 Gigabit/sec performance with 1300 Mbps over 802.11ac and 600 Mbps over 802.11n. Both APs can handle 32 active WAN clients per radio and 16 wireless access points per cluster.
Cisco's WAP581 Wireless-AC Wave 2 Wireless Access Point supports the Wi-Fi 5 standard and offers 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO technology to deliver 2.8 Gbps data rates at 5 GHz and 0.6 Gbps at 2.4 GHz for an aggregate max data rate of 2.4 Gbps. The Small Business WAP581 includes a fixed 2.5G Ethernet LAN interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface with 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE). The WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 access point can handle as many as 200 connective users, a maximum of 50 active users per radio, 16 access points for each cluster, and 960 active users per cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wireless APs
Progent can provide cost-effective remote or onsite help from a Cisco-certified CCIE network infrastructure expert to assist you to design, install, administer, tune, upgrade or repair a Wi-Fi network that includes Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs. Progent can assist you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business APs or move smoothly to Cisco's current generation of Wave 2 wireless APs based on the 802.11ac specification. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can help you to see whether your wireless deployment calls for Cisco Wi-Fi controller hardware or can be managed with software utilities.
Progent's online and on-premises wireless site surveys can assist you to identify the most appropriate selection and placement of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to handle your client density, provide the coverage you need, and keep up with your most demanding workloads. Progent's certified network security consultants can help your organization to design, implement and test a compliant security strategy that covers network policies, remote network and endpoint monitoring, and streamlined management. Progent's disaster preparedness experts and business continuity experts can assist your organization to build fault-tolerance and recoverability into your Cisco product implementations to optimize the productivity of your seamless wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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