Small Business 100, 300 and 500 Series of Wireless Access Points
Cisco's Small Business family of wireless access points are Linux-based devices designed as entry-level 802.11n Wi-Fi APs for small offices. Most models in Cisco's Small Business line of wireless access points work with Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which allows you to set up, manage and troubleshoot a cluster of wireless access points from a single device through an intuitive browser-based tool. All of the models support Power over Ethernet and feature Quality of Service (QoS), rogue access point detection, and bridging for connecting to another network.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs offer simple, cost-effective and secure wireless connectivity
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified Wi-Fi infrastructure consultants can provide online or on-premises integration and troubleshooting support to help you to design, configure, upgrade, optimize, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access point deployments of any scale or architecture. Progent's Cisco wireless controller experts can also help you to combine your Wi-Fi ecosystem with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-based resources to create an enterprise connectivity foundation that is easy to manage and scale. Progent also can provide affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to assist you to decide the most efficient selection, location and setup of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs to work with your unique workplace design, construction, and anticipated network traffic.
The Cisco Small Business WAP121 Access Point is a wallmount, single-radio 2.4GHz device that can handle 16 active 802.11b/g/n wireless clients, has a Fast Ethernet interface, permits up to 4 access pointss and 40 wireless clients per cluster, and supports sustained data rates of up to 300 Mbps. The Cisco WAP125 is a general-purpose desktop 802.11ac wireless AP that includes a Gigabit Ethernet port with Power over Ethernet, delivers performance as high as 867 Mbps, supports 10 active clients, and works with Cisco's FindIT Network Management platform for easy setup and control. Cisco's WAP131 is a desktop dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11n wireless access point able to support 16 active wireless clients per radio for a total of up to 32 clients, features a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface, and can support throughput of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 does not support clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 is a value-priced dual-radio AC/n access point that features a one Gbit Poe port and can support 16 clients from each radio with 867 Mbps throughput for AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 supports four APs for each cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 Wireless-N 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-AP cluster. The Cisco WAP321 includes a Gigabit Ethernet interface and can deliver a sustained data rate of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. Cisco's WAP351 is a dual-radio 2.4/5 GHz 802.11n access point that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can handle 32 wireless clients on each radio for a total of up to 64 active clients, and deliver sustained throughput of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP351 AP does not support clustering. Cisco's WAP361 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz Wireless-AC/N wireless access point that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, can support 32 active WLAN clients on each radio, and offers 867 Mbps performance for wireless AC devices and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n clients. The Cisco WAP361 supports 8 access points for each cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable Small Business WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio AP that works with 802.11n as well as the latest 802.11ac IEEE Wi-Fi standard. The WAP371 includes a GE port, can support as many as 32 wireless clients on each radio, and eight APs for each cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP561 802.11n Dual Radio AP features a Gigabit Ethernet LAN interface and dual radios that deliver 450 Mbps throughput per radio, support 64 devices for each radio, and allow 16 APs for each cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is similar to Cisco's WAP 561 but features a single radio selectable band. Cisco's WAP571 and WAP571E (the ruggedized outside model) are dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11ac Wave 1 APs that feature 2 x GE LAN interfaces with link aggregation, and up to 1.9 Gbps performance with 1300 Mbps over 802.11ac and 600 Mbps on 802.11n. Both access points support 32 active WAN clients per radio and 16 WAP371 APs on each cluster.
How Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs
Progent can provide affordable remote or on-premises support from a Cisco-certified CCIE network infrastructure consultant to assist your organization to design, install, manage, tune, update or repair a wireless environment that includes Cisco Small Business wireless access points. Progent can help you manage and debug legacy Cisco Small Business APs or move smoothly to Cisco's latest lineup of Wave 2 Wi-Fi APs based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can assist you to see whether your wireless deployment calls for Cisco Wi-Fi controller appliances or can be managed with software-based utilities.
Progent's remote and on-premises Wi-Fi site surveys can help you to determine the most efficient selection and location of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs to support your client volume, provide the RF coverage you need, and keep up with your critical applications. Progent's certified network security consultants can help your organization to design, implement and validate a compliant security strategy that includes policy enforcement, remote network and endpoint monitoring, and centralized management. Progent's disaster preparedness consultants and business continuity planning consultants can assist you to build fault-tolerance and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to maximize the productivity of your seamless wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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