Cisco Small Business Series of Access Points
Cisco's Small Business family of wireless access points are Linux-powered units intended as entry-level 802.11n wireless solutions for light workloads. Most models in the Cisco Small Business line of access points work with Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which makes it possible to configure, manage and troubleshoot a cluster of access points from one device through an intuitive web browser interface. All models support Power over Ethernet and feature QoS, rogue AP awareness, and bridging for connecting to another network.
Cisco Small Business Wireless APs offer easy, affordable and secure Wi-Fi networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE Wi-Fi network consultants can provide remote or onsite configuration and troubleshooting services to assist you to plan, configure, upgrade, tune, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business wireless AP environments of any size or topology. Progent's Cisco wireless controller consultants can also help you to integrate your Wi-Fi environment with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-based resources to build an enterprise-wide connectivity solution that is easy to manage and scale. Progent also can provide affordable wireless site surveys to assist you to decide the most appropriate selection, location and setup of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs to accommodate your specific workplace design, construction, and anticipated network traffic.
The Cisco Small Business WAP121 Wireless-N AP is a wall-mountable, single-radio 2.4GHz device that can support 16 active 802.11n wireless clients, has a 10/100 Ethernet interface, permits up to four access pointss and 40 wireless clients per cluster, and supports throughput of up to 300 Mbps. The Cisco Small Business WAP125 is an entry-level desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi AP that includes a Gigabit Ethernet LAN port with Power over Ethernet (PoE), provides throughput as high as 867 Mbps, handles 10 active clients, and works with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for simple deployment and management. The Cisco 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 up to 32 clients, includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface, and delivers throughput of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 does not support AP clustering. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 is a value-priced Wave 1 dual-radio 802.11ac/n wireless access point that features a one Gbit Poe port and can handle up to 16 clients from each radio with 867 Mbps performance for AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 supports 4 access points for each cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 Wireless-N model is a wallmount single-band (2.4 or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n unit with support for 80 active wireless clients sharing an 8-device cluster. The Cisco WAP321 includes a GE interface and can support a data rate of 300 Mbps for the selected radio. Cisco's Small Business WAP351 is a dual-radio 2.4/5 GHz 802.11n wireless access point with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can handle 32 active wireless clients on each radio for a total of up to 64 clients, and support throughput of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 does not allow clustering. Cisco's WAP361 is a dual-band 802.11ac AP that features a 5 x Gb Ethernet LAN switch, can support 32 active WLAN clients per radio, and delivers 867 Mbps throughput for wireless AC devices and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n devices. The Cisco WAP361 supports eight WAP361 access points for each cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio device that works with 802.11n as well as the latest 802.11ac IEEE standard. The WAP371 Wireless-AC/N has a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, can handle up to 32 active wireless clients per radio, and 8 access points for each cluster.
The Cisco WAP561 802.11n Dual Radio access point includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface and dual radios that offer 450 Mbps performance for each radio, can handle 64 devices per radio, and allow 16 APs for each cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is like the WAP 561 but has a single selectable band. Cisco's WAP571 and WAP571E (the weather-proof outside version) are dual-band Wireless-AC/N wireless access points that feature 2 x GE LAN interfaces with link aggregation (LAG), and as high as 1.9 Gigabit/sec performance with 1300 Mbps on 802.11ac and 600 Mbps on 802.11n. Both APs can handle 32 clients on each radio and 16 WAP371 access points per cluster.
How Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Small Business Wireless APs
Progent offers affordable remote or on-premises help from a certified CCIE network consultant to assist your organization to plan, deploy, manage, tune, update or repair a Wi-Fi environment that incorporates Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points. Progent can assist you manage and debug legacy Cisco Small Business devices or migrate 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 assist you to see whether your wireless deployment should include Cisco wireless controller hardware or can be managed with software-based utilities.
Progent's remote and onsite Wi-Fi site surveys can assist your organization to identify the most appropriate selection and location of Cisco Small Business wireless access points to support your user density, offer the RF coverage you need, and deal with your critical workloads. Progent's network security experts can help your organization to design, deploy and test a security and compliance strategy that includes network policies, remote network monitoring, and streamlined management. Progent's disaster preparedness consultants and business continuity consultants can assist you 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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