Small Business Family of APs
Cisco's Small Business family of access points are Linux-based devices engineered as value-priced wireless APs for small offices. Many versions in the Cisco Small Business line of access points support Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which allows you to set up, control and troubleshoot a group of wireless access points from one device via an intuitive web browser interface. All models support Power over Ethernet (POE) and provide QoS, rogue access point awareness, and bridge mode for wirelessly connecting to another network.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs provide simple, affordable and secure Wi-Fi connectivity
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified Wi-Fi network infrastructure experts offer online or on-premises integration and debugging support to help your organization to design, configure, update, optimize, administer and debug Cisco Small Business wireless AP deployments of any scale or topology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can also help you to combine your wireless ecosystem with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-hosted resources to build a seamless enterprise connectivity solution that is simple to administer and scale. Progent also can provide affordable wireless site surveys to help you to decide the most efficient selection, placement and setup of Cisco Small Business wireless access points to accommodate your unique workplace design, construction, and expected workloads.
The Cisco Small Business WAP121 Access Point is a wall-mountable, single-band 2.4GHz unit able to handle 16 active 802.11b/g/n clients, has a 10/100 Ethernet port, allows up to 4 AP devices and 40 active clients in a cluster, and can handle sustained data rates of up to 300 Mbps. The Cisco WAP125 is a value-priced desktop 802.11ac wireless AP that includes a Gigabit Ethernet port with Power over Ethernet (PoE), delivers throughput as high as 867 Mbps, supports 10 active users, and works with Cisco's FindIT Network Management platform for simple configuration and control. Cisco's WAP131 is a desktop dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11n access point that can support 16 active clients on each radio for a total of up to 32 wireless clients, includes a GE interface, and can support throughput of up to 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 does not support AP clustering. Cisco's WAP150 is a general-purpose Wave 1 dual-radio AC/n wireless access point that features a one Gbit Power over Ethernet (PoE) port and can support up to 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. Cisco's WAP1501 supports 4 access points per cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 Access Point is a wallmount single-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11n device with support for 80 active wireless clients sharing an 8-device cluster. The WAP321 includes a Gigabit Ethernet interface and can deliver a data rate of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. The Cisco Small Business WAP351 is a dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n wireless access point with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can support 32 wireless clients on each radio for up to 64 active clients, and support throughput of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 AP does not support clustering. The Cisco WAP361 is a dual-band 802.11ac AP that features a 5 x Gb Ethernet switch, can support 32 clients per radio, and offers 867 Mbps performance for wireless AC devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. The Cisco WAP361 allows 8 WAP361 access points for each cluster. Cisco's wallmount WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-band device that works with 802.11a/b/g/n as well as the new 802.11ac IEEE specification. The WAP371 includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface, can handle up to 32 active clients per radio, and eight access points per cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP561 802.11n Dual Radio Selectable Band AP features a Gigabit Ethernet port and two concurrent radios (2.4 and 5.0 GHz) that offer 450 Mbps performance for each radio, can handle 64 clients for each radio, and allow 16 wireless access points per 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 (the ruggedized outdoor version) are dual-band 802.11ac Wave 1 wireless access points incorporating two fixed 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN interfaces with link aggregation (LAG), and up to 1.9 Gbps throughput with 1300 Mbps over 11ac and 600 Mbps on 11n. Both devices can handle 32 active WAN clients per radio and 16 APs on each cluster.
Cisco's WAP581 Wireless-AC Dual Radio Wave 2 AP complies with the 802.11ac Wi-Fi 5 standard and offers 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO technology to provide 2.8 Gbps data rates at 5 GHz 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 port with 802.3at Power over Ethernet. Cisco's WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 AP supports as many as 200 connective users, up to 50 active client users per radio, 16 access points per cluster, and 960 active client users for each cluster.
How Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs
Progent can provide affordable online or on-premises support from a certified CCIE network expert to assist your organization to design, deploy, administer, tune, upgrade or repair a Wi-Fi network that includes Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs. Progent can help you manage and debug legacy Cisco Small Business APs or migrate smoothly to Cisco's current lineup of Wave 2 Wi-Fi access points based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can assist you to determine whether your Wi-Fi deployment calls for Cisco Wi-Fi controller hardware or can be managed with software-based utilities.
Progent's online and on-premises wireless site surveys can help your organization to determine the most appropriate selection and location of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points to handle your client volume, provide the RF coverage you require, and keep up with your most demanding workloads. Progent's certified cybersecurity consultants can help you to design, implement and validate a compliant security strategy that includes network policies, remote network monitoring, and centralized management. Progent's disaster preparedness experts and business continuity planning experts can assist you to incorporate fault-tolerance and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to optimize the productivity of your seamless wired/wireless infrastructure.
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