Small Business Family of Wireless Access Points
Cisco's Small Business series of wireless access points are Linux-based units engineered as entry-level wireless APs for light workloads. Most versions in Cisco's Small Business family of wireless access points support Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which makes it possible to set up, manage and repair a group of wireless access points from one AP via an intuitive browser-based tool. All of the models include POE and provide Quality of Service (QoS), rogue access point detection, and bridge mode for wirelessly connecting to a second Ethernet LAN.
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified wireless network experts offer remote or on-premises configuration and troubleshooting services to help your organization to design, implement, upgrade, tune, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business wireless AP environments of any scale or architecture. Progent's Cisco wireless controller experts can also help you to integrate your Wi-Fi ecosystem with your wired network and cloud-hosted resources to create an enterprise-wide connectivity solution that is easy to manage and expand. Progent also offers affordable wireless site surveys to assist you to determine the most efficient selection, placement and configuration of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points to accommodate your specific office layout, construction, and anticipated workloads.
The Cisco Small Business WAP121 Access Point is a wallmount, single-band 2.4GHz device able to support 16 802.11n wireless clients, includes a Fast Ethernet port, permits up to four AP devices and 40 wireless clients in a cluster, and supports sustained data rates of up to 300 Mbps. The Cisco WAP125 is a general-purpose desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi access point that features a 1xGE port with Power over Ethernet, delivers throughput as high as 867 Mbps, handles 10 active users, and works with Cisco's FindIT Network Management platform for simple deployment and management. Cisco's Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11n access point able to support 16 active wireless clients per radio for a total of up to 32 clients, features a GE port, and can support throughput of up to 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 does not allow AP clustering. Cisco's WAP150 is a general-purpose Wave 1 dual-radio 802.11ac/n AP that features a 1xGE Power over Ethernet port and can support 16 clients from each radio with 867 Mbps throughput for AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 supports 4 APs for each cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 AP is a wall-mountable single-band (2.4 or 5 GHz) 802.11n unit with support for up to 80 active wireless clients sharing an 8-AP cluster. The WAP321 features a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface and can deliver throughput of 300 Mbps for the selected radio. Cisco's WAP351 is a dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n AP with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and can support 32 active clients on each 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. The Cisco WAP361 is a dual-band 802.11ac access point that features a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, can support 32 clients on each radio, and delivers 867 Mbps throughput for wireless AC devices and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n devices. The Cisco WAP361 allows 8 WAP361 access points per cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable Small Business WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio AP that supports 802.11a/b/g/n and the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. The WAP371 includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface, can handle up to 32 active clients per radio, and eight APs for each cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP561 802.11n Dual Radio Selectable Band access point features a GE interface and two concurrent radios that deliver 450 Mbps throughput for each radio, can handle 64 clients per radio, and allow 16 APs per cluster. Cisco's WAP551 is similar to the WAP 561 but has a single radio selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). The Cisco WAP571 and WAP571E (the ruggedized outdoor model) are dual-radio Wireless-AC/N wireless access points that feature two integrated Gigabit Ethernet LAN interfaces with link aggregation (LAG), 3x3 MIMO, and up to 1.9 Gigabit/sec performance with 1300 Mbps on 802.11ac and 600 Mbps over 802.11n. Both access points support 32 active WAN clients on each radio and 16 access points on each cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP581 Wireless-AC Dual Radio Wave 2 Wireless Access Point supports the 802.11ac specification and features 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO technology to deliver 2.8 Gbps throughput at 5 GHz and 0.6 Gbps on the 2.4-GHz radio for an aggregate max data rate of 2.4 Gbps. The WAP581 includes an integrated 2.5G Ethernet LAN interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port with 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE). Cisco's WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 AP can handle as many as 200 connective users, a maximum of 50 active users for each radio, 16 APs for each cluster, and 960 active users for each cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi Access Points
Progent offers cost-effective remote or on-premises support from a Cisco-certified CCIE network infrastructure expert to assist you to design, deploy, administer, optimize, update or troubleshoot a Wi-Fi environment that incorporates Cisco Small Business wireless access points. Progent can assist you manage and debug legacy Cisco Small Business devices or move smoothly to Cisco's latest generation of Wave 2 wireless APs based on the 802.11ac specification. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can help you to see whether your wireless network should include Cisco wireless controller hardware or can be managed with software-based utilities.
Progent's online and on-premises wireless site surveys can assist your organization to identify the most efficient selection and location of Cisco Small Business wireless access points to handle your user volume, provide the coverage you require, and keep up with your most demanding workloads. Progent's certified cybersecurity experts can assist you to plan, deploy and validate a security and compliance strategy that includes network policies, remote network monitoring, and centralized management. Progent's disaster preparedness experts and business continuity consultants can help you to incorporate availability and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to optimize the productivity of your converged wired/wireless infrastructure.
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