Cisco Small Business 100, 300 and 500 Series of Access Points
Cisco's Small Business series of wireless access points are Linux-based units intended as value-priced Wi-Fi solutions for light workloads. Many versions in the Cisco Small Business portfolio of APs work with Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which allows you to set up, manage and repair a cluster of wireless access points from one AP through a simple web browser interface. All of the models support POE and feature QoS, rogue AP detection, and bridge mode for wirelessly connecting to a second network.
Cisco Small Business Wireless Access Points offer simple, affordable and secure Wi-Fi networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE wireless infrastructure experts can provide remote or on-premises configuration and troubleshooting support to help your organization to plan, configure, upgrade, tune, administer and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business wireless access point deployments of any size or architecture. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can also help you to integrate your wireless ecosystem with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-hosted resources to build an enterprise connectivity solution that is simple to administer and expand. Progent also can provide affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to assist you to determine the most appropriate selection, placement and configuration of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to accommodate your specific office layout, building structure, and expected network traffic.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 Wireless-N Access Point is a wall-mountable, single-band 2.4GHz device able to handle 16 active 802.11b/g/n wireless clients, has a 10/100 Ethernet port, allows up to four AP devices and 40 active wireless clients in a cluster, and supports data rates of up to 300 Mbps. The Cisco Small Business WAP125 is an entry-level desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi access point that features a 1xGE LAN port with PoE, delivers throughput up to 867 Mbps, handles 10 active clients, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for simple configuration and control. Cisco's Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n wireless access point that can handle 16 wireless clients on each radio for a total of up to 32 wireless clients, includes a GE interface, and delivers throughput of up to 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 does not allow clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 is an entry-level Wave 1 dual-radio 802.11ac/n wireless access point that includes a one Gbit Power over Ethernet (PoE) port and can handle 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps throughput for AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 supports four APs per cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 Wireless-N AP is a wall-mountable single-band (2.4 or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n device that can handle up to 80 active wireless clients in an 8-device cluster. The Cisco WAP321 includes a GE interface and can deliver sustained throughput of 300 Mbps for the selected radio. Cisco's Small Business WAP351 is a dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n AP that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can support 32 active clients per radio for up to 64 active clients, and deliver a data rate of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 AP does not support clustering. Cisco's WAP361 is a dual-radio Wireless-AC/N access point that features a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, allows 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 Small Business WAP361 allows 8 access points per cluster. Cisco's wallmount WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio device that supports 802.11a/b/g/n as well as the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. The WAP371 Wireless-AC/N has a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface, can handle 32 active clients on each radio, and 8 access points per cluster.
The Cisco WAP561 Wireless-N Dual Radio AP includes one 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface and two radios that deliver 450 Mbps performance for each radio, can handle 64 devices per radio, and allow 16 APs for each cluster. Cisco's WAP551 is like the WAP 561 but has a single radio selectable band. Cisco's Small Business WAP571 and WAP571E (the ruggedized outdoor model) are dual-band 802.11ac wireless access points incorporating two fixed Gigabit Ethernet LAN interfaces with link aggregation, and as high as 1.9 Gigabit/sec performance with 1300 Mbps on 802.11ac and 600 Mbps over 802.11n. Both devices can handle 32 active WAN clients on each radio and 16 access points per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP581 Wireless-AC Dual Radio Wave 2 Access Point complies with the 802.11ac Wi-Fi 5 specification and offers 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO technology to provide 2.8 Gbps throughput on the 5.0-Ghz radio and 0.6 Gbps on the 2.4-GHz radio for a total maximum throughput of 2.4 Gbps. The WAP581 has an integrated 2.5G Ethernet interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port with 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE). Cisco's WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 access point can handle up to 200 connective users, a maximum of 50 active client users for each 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 Access Points
Progent offers cost-effective remote or onsite support from a certified CCIE network expert to help you to design, install, administer, tune, update or repair a wireless environment that incorporates Cisco Small Business wireless access points. Progent can assist you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business APs or move efficiently to Cisco's current generation of Wave 2 wireless APs based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can help you to see whether your Wi-Fi network should include Cisco wireless controller appliances or can be managed with software tools.
Progent's online and onsite Wi-Fi site surveys can assist your organization to identify the most appropriate selection and location of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points to support your user density, provide the RF coverage you require, and keep up with your most demanding workloads. Progent's certified network security experts can help you to plan, implement and validate a security and compliance strategy that covers network policies, remote network monitoring, and streamlined management. Progent's disaster preparedness experts and business continuity experts can assist you to incorporate availability and recoverability into your Cisco product implementations to maximize the uptime of your converged wired/wireless infrastructure.
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