Cisco Small Business 100, 300 and 500 Series of Access Points
Cisco's Small Business series of access points are Linux-based devices intended as entry-level 802.11n wireless APs for small offices. Many models in the Cisco Small Business family of wireless access points support Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which makes it possible to set up, control and troubleshoot a group of access points from a single AP via a simple browser-based tool. All models include Power over Ethernet (POE) and provide QoS, rogue access point awareness, and bridge mode for wirelessly connecting to a second network.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi Access Points provide easy, cost-effective and secure wireless networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE Wi-Fi network experts can provide remote or onsite configuration and debugging services to help your organization to plan, configure, update, tune, manage and debug Cisco Small Business wireless access point environments of any scale or architecture. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can also help you to integrate your wireless ecosystem with your wired network and cloud-hosted resources to build an enterprise connectivity solution that is simple to administer and expand. Progent also can provide affordable wireless site surveys to help you to determine the most efficient selection, placement and setup of Cisco Small Business wireless access points to accommodate your specific workplace design, building structure, and expected workloads.
The Cisco Small Business WAP121 AP is a wall-mountable, single-radio 2.4GHz unit that can handle 16 802.11b/g/n wireless clients, has a 10/100 Ethernet interface, permits up to 4 access pointss and 40 active clients in a cluster, and supports data rates of up to 300 Mbps. The Cisco WAP125 is a value-priced desktop 802.11ac wireless AP that features a 0/100/1000 Ethernet LAN port with Power over Ethernet (PoE), delivers throughput as high as 867 Mbps, supports 10 active users, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for simple configuration and management. Cisco's Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n access point able to handle 16 active clients on each radio for a total of up to 32 wireless clients, features a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, and delivers sustained data rates of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 does not allow clustering. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 is a general-purpose dual-radio 802.11ac/n access point that features a 1xGE Power over Ethernet port and can support up to 16 clients from each radio with 867 Mbps throughput for AC devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 supports four APs per cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 Wireless-N model is a wallmount selectable-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n device with support for 80 wireless clients in an 8-AP cluster. The Cisco WAP321 features a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and can support a sustained data rate of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. The Cisco Small Business WAP351 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n access point with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can support 32 active clients per radio for a total of up to 64 active clients, and support a sustained data rate of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP351 AP does not allow clustering. The Cisco 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 clients per radio, and offers 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. Cisco's WAP361 allows 8 access points for each cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio AP that works with 802.11n as well as the latest 802.11ac wireless networking specification. The WAP371 includes a Gigabit Ethernet port, can handle up to 32 active wireless clients on each radio, and 8 access points per cluster.
The Cisco WAP561 Wireless-N Selectable Band AP includes one GE port and two radios that deliver 450 Mbps performance for each radio, support 64 devices for each radio, and allow 16 APs for each cluster. Cisco's WAP551 is like Cisco's WAP 561 but features a single radio selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). Cisco's Small Business WAP571 and WAP571E (a ruggedized outdoor version) are dual-radio 802.11ac Wave 1 wireless access points incorporating two Gb Ethernet interfaces with link aggregation, and up to 1.9 Gbps throughput with 1300 Mbps on 11ac and 600 Mbps over 11n. Both devices support 32 clients per radio and 16 wireless access points per cluster.
How Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs
Progent can provide affordable online or onsite support from a certified CCIE network infrastructure consultant to help you to design, install, administer, tune, update or repair a wireless environment that includes Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs. Progent can help you maintain 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 certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can assist you to determine whether your Wi-Fi deployment calls for Cisco wireless controller appliances or can be configured and maintained with software-based tools.
Progent's online and onsite wireless site surveys can assist your organization to identify the most appropriate selection and placement of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to support your user volume, provide the coverage you require, and deal with your most demanding workloads. Progent's network security experts can assist your organization to design, implement and validate a compliant security strategy that covers network policies, remote network monitoring, and unified management. Progent's disaster recovery experts and business continuity planning experts can help your organization to incorporate availability and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to maximize the uptime of your seamless wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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