Cisco Small Business 100, 300 and 500 Series of Access Points
Cisco's Small Business series of wireless access points are Linux-based devices intended as value-priced wireless solutions for light workloads. Many models in Cisco's Small Business portfolio of APs support Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which allows you to set up, control and troubleshoot a group of wireless access points from one AP via a simple browser-based tool. All of the models support Power over Ethernet (POE) and feature Quality of Service (QoS), rogue AP awareness, and bridge mode for connecting to another network.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi Access Points provide simple, affordable and secure Wi-Fi networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified wireless network consultants offer remote or on-premises integration and debugging support to help your organization to design, configure, update, tune, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access point environments of any size or architecture. Progent's Cisco wireless controller consultants can also help you to combine your Wi-Fi ecosystem with your wired network and cloud-hosted resources to create a seamless enterprise-wide connectivity foundation that is simple to administer and scale. Progent also offers affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to assist you to decide the most appropriate selection, location and configuration of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to accommodate your specific workplace design, building structure, and anticipated network traffic.
The Cisco Small Business WAP121 Access Point is a wallmount, single-band 2.4GHz unit that can support 16 802.11n wireless clients, has a Fast Ethernet interface, permits up to four AP devices and 40 wireless clients per cluster, and can handle data rates of up to 300 Mbps. Cisco's Small Business WAP125 is a general-purpose desktop 802.11ac wireless AP that features a one Gbit LAN port with Power over Ethernet, delivers throughput up to 867 Mbps, handles 10 active users, and works 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 AP that can support 16 wireless clients per radio for up to 32 clients, features a Gigabit Ethernet interface, and can support throughput of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 Wireless-N does not allow clustering. Cisco's WAP150 is an entry-level Wave 1 dual-radio AC/n wireless access point that includes a one Gbit Poe port and can support 16 clients from each radio with 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 supports 4 APs per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP321 Access Point is a wall-mountable selectable-band (2.4 or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n unit with support for 80 wireless clients sharing an 8-device cluster. The WAP321 has a Gigabit Ethernet port and can deliver throughput of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. Cisco's WAP351 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n access point with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and can handle 32 active wireless clients on each radio for a total of up to 64 clients, and support a data rate of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 access point does not support clustering. The Cisco WAP361 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz Wireless-AC/N wireless access point that includes a 5 x Gb Ethernet switch, can support 32 active WLAN clients per radio, and offers 867 Mbps throughput for wireless AC devices and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n clients. Cisco's WAP361 supports 8 WAP361 access points for each cluster. Cisco's wallmount Small Business WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio AP that supports 802.11n as well as the latest 802.11ac IEEE Wi-Fi specification. The WAP371 Wireless-AC/N has a Gigabit Ethernet port, can handle 32 active clients on each radio, and eight APs for each cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP561 Wireless-N Selectable Band AP features a Gigabit Ethernet interface and two radios that offer 450 Mbps performance for each radio, support 64 clients for each radio, and allow 16 access points for each cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is similar to the WAP 561 but has a single radio selectable band. Cisco's WAP571 and WAP571E (a weather-proof outside version) are dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11ac wireless access points that feature two integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces with link aggregation (LAG), 3x3 MIMO, and up to 1.9 Gigabit/sec performance with 1300 Mbps on 11ac and 600 Mbps on 11n. Both units can handle 32 active WAN clients on each radio and 16 APs per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP581 Wireless-AC Dual Radio Wave 2 Access Point complies with the 802.11ac standard and features 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO technology to deliver 2.8 Gbps throughput at 5 GHz and 600 Mbps at 2.4 GHz for an aggregate maximum throughput of 2.4 Gbps. The Small Business WAP581 has an integrated 2.5G Ethernet port 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 users, up to 50 active client users per radio, 16 access points per cluster, and 960 active users per cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wireless APs
Progent can provide cost-effective online or on-premises support from a Cisco-certified CCIE network expert to assist you to design, install, manage, optimize, update 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 latest lineup of Wave 2 Wi-Fi APs based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can assist you to determine whether your wireless network should include Cisco wireless controller hardware or can be configured and maintained with software tools.
Progent's online and onsite wireless site surveys can assist your organization to determine the most appropriate selection and placement of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points to support your client density, offer the RF coverage you need, and keep up with your most demanding applications. Progent's certified network security consultants can assist your organization to plan, implement and validate a security and compliance strategy that includes policy enforcement, remote network monitoring, and unified 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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