Cisco Small Business 100, 300 and 500 Family of APs
Cisco's Small Business 100, 300 and 500 family of wireless access points are Linux-powered units intended as entry-level Wi-Fi APs for small offices. Most versions in the Cisco Small Business family of access points work with Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which allows you to set up, manage and repair a cluster of access points from a single device via an intuitive browser-based tool. All of the versions include Power over Ethernet and provide Quality of Service (QoS), rogue AP detection, and bridge mode for connecting to a second network.
Cisco Small Business Wireless Access Points provide easy, affordable and secure wireless connectivity
Progent's Cisco CCIE Wi-Fi infrastructure consultants can provide remote or on-premises configuration and debugging services to help you to design, configure, upgrade, optimize, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi AP environments of any scale or architecture. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can also help you to combine your wireless environment with your wired network and cloud-hosted resources to create an enterprise connectivity solution that is simple to manage and scale. Progent also can provide affordable wireless site surveys to help you to determine the most appropriate selection, location and configuration of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs to accommodate your specific workplace design, construction, and expected network traffic.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 AP is a wallmount, single-band 2.4GHz unit that can handle 16 802.11b/g/n wireless clients, includes a Fast Ethernet interface, permits up to 4 access pointss and 40 wireless clients in a cluster, and supports throughput of up to 300 Mbps. Cisco's Small Business WAP125 is a value-priced desktop 802.11ac wireless AP that includes a one Gbit port with Power over Ethernet, provides throughput as high as 867 Mbps, supports 10 active users, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for simple setup and management. The Cisco Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n wireless access point able to handle 16 active clients on each radio for up to 32 clients, includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, and can support throughput of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 Wireless-N does not allow clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 is a general-purpose Wave 1 dual-radio AC/n wireless access point that includes a 1xGE Power over Ethernet port and can handle 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps performance for AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. The Cisco WAP1501 supports 4 access points per cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 Wireless-N Access Point is a wall-mountable selectable-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n device with support for 80 wireless clients sharing an 8-device cluster. The Cisco WAP321 features a GE port and can deliver a sustained data rate of 300 Mbps for the selected radio. The Cisco Small Business WAP351 is a dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n access point that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and can handle 32 wireless clients per radio for a total of up to 64 active clients, and support a data rate of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP351 does not allow clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 is a dual-radio 802.11ac access point that features a 5 x Gb Ethernet switch, allows 32 clients per radio, and delivers 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac clients and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n devices. The Cisco Small Business WAP361 allows eight access points for each cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio device that works with 802.11n and the latest 802.11ac IEEE Wi-Fi specification. The WAP371 includes a GE port, can support as many as 32 wireless clients per radio, and 8 access points per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP561 Wireless-N Dual Radio Selectable Band access point includes one Gigabit Ethernet port and two radios (2.4 and 5.0 GHz) that offer 450 Mbps performance per radio, support 64 clients for each radio, and allow up to 16 APs for each cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is similar to Cisco's WAP 561 but features a single selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). The Cisco Small Business WAP571 and WAP571E (a ruggedized outside version) are dual-band 2.4/5 GHz Wireless-AC/N wireless access points incorporating two fixed Gigabit Ethernet LAN interfaces with link aggregation, 3x3 MIMO, and up to 1.9 Gbps throughput with 1300 Mbps over 802.11ac and 600 Mbps over 11n. Both devices support 32 clients on each radio and 16 APs per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP581 Wireless-AC Wave 2 Wireless Access Point supports the 802.11ac Wi-Fi 5 standard and features 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO technology to provide 2.8 Gbps throughput on the 5.0-Ghz radio and 0.6 Gbps at 2.4 GHz for an aggregate top data rate of 2.4 Gbps. The WAP581 includes a fixed 2.5G Ethernet interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN interface with 802.3at PoE. The WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 AP can handle up to 200 connective client users, up to 50 active client users for each radio, 16 APs per cluster, and 960 active users per cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wireless Access Points
Progent offers affordable remote or on-premises support from a Cisco-certified CCIE network expert to help you to design, install, administer, optimize, update or troubleshoot a Wi-Fi environment that incorporates Cisco Small Business wireless access points. Progent can assist you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business devices or migrate efficiently to Cisco's current lineup of Wave 2 Wi-Fi APs based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can help you to see whether your wireless network calls for Cisco wireless controller hardware or can be configured and maintained with software tools.
Progent's remote and on-premises Wi-Fi site surveys can help you to determine the most appropriate selection and placement of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to support your client volume, provide the RF coverage you require, and keep up with your critical workloads. Progent's certified network security consultants can assist you to plan, implement and validate a compliant security strategy that covers policy enforcement, remote network and endpoint monitoring, and unified management. Progent's disaster preparedness consultants and business continuity experts can help you to build availability and recoverability into your Cisco product implementations to maximize the uptime of your seamless wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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