Cisco Small Business 100, 300 and 500 Series of Access Points
Cisco's Small Business series of APs are Linux-powered devices intended as entry-level wireless APs for small offices. Most models in Cisco's Small Business line of APs support Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which allows you to set up, manage and troubleshoot a cluster of access points from a single AP through an intuitive browser-based tool. All of the versions include POE and provide Quality of Service (QoS), rogue AP awareness, and bridging for connecting to a second network.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs provide simple, cost-effective and secure wireless connectivity
Progent's Cisco CCIE wireless network consultants offer online or on-premises integration and troubleshooting support to assist you to design, configure, update, optimize, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access point environments of any scale or topology. Progent's Cisco wireless controller consultants can also assist you to combine your Wi-Fi environment with your wired network and cloud-based resources to build an enterprise-wide connectivity foundation that is simple to manage and expand. Progent also can provide affordable wireless site surveys to assist you to determine the most appropriate selection, location and configuration of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs to work with your unique workplace design, building structure, and expected network traffic.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 Access Point is a wallmount, single-radio 2.4GHz device that can handle 16 active 802.11b/g/n clients, has a Fast Ethernet interface, allows up to four AP devices and 40 active clients in a cluster, and can handle sustained data rates of 300 Mbps. Cisco's Small Business WAP125 is an entry-level desktop 802.11ac wireless AP that features a 0/100/1000 Ethernet port with PoE, delivers performance up to 867 Mbps, supports 10 active users, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for simple setup and control. The Cisco WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n access point that can handle 16 active wireless clients on each radio for up to 32 wireless clients, includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, and delivers throughput of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 Wireless-N does not support clustering. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 is a value-priced Wave 1 dual-radio 802.11ac/n AP that features a one Gbit Power over Ethernet (PoE) port and can handle 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 supports four access points per cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 Access Point is a wall-mountable selectable-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n unit that can handle up to 80 wireless clients sharing an 8-device cluster. The Cisco WAP321 has a GE port and can deliver a data rate of 300 Mbps for the selected radio. Cisco's Small Business WAP351 is a dual-radio 2.4/5 GHz 802.11n access point with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and can support 32 wireless clients on each radio for up to 64 clients, and support throughput of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP351 does not allow clustering. Cisco's WAP361 is a dual-band 802.11ac Wave 1 wireless access point that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, can support 32 active WLAN clients per radio, and delivers 867 Mbps throughput for wireless AC clients and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n clients. The Cisco Small Business WAP361 allows eight WAP361 access points per cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio AP that works with 802.11a/b/g/n and the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi specification. The WAP371 includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, can handle as many as 32 wireless clients per radio, and 8 APs per cluster.
The Cisco WAP561 802.11n Dual Radio wireless access point includes a GE port and two radios that offer 450 Mbps performance for each radio, can handle 64 clients per radio, and allow 16 access points for each cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is like Cisco's WAP 561 but has a single radio selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). The Cisco WAP571 and WAP571E (a weather-proof outside version) are dual-radio 802.11ac APs incorporating two fixed 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces with link aggregation (LAG), 3x3 MIMO, and as high as 1.9 Gbps throughput with 1300 Mbps over 11ac and 600 Mbps on 802.11n. Both access points can handle 32 clients per radio and 16 APs per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP581 Wireless-AC Dual Radio Wave 2 AP supports the Wi-Fi 5 specification and offers 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO technology to provide 2.8 Gbps throughput at 5 GHz and 600 Mbps at 2.4 GHz for a total max throughput of 2.4 Gbps. The Small Business WAP581 includes a fixed 2.5G Ethernet LAN interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN interface with 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE). Cisco's WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 access point supports up to 200 connective client users, up to 50 active client users for each radio, 16 APs for each cluster, and 960 active client users per cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wireless APs
Progent can provide cost-effective remote or onsite help from a certified CCIE network infrastructure expert to assist you to plan, deploy, administer, tune, update or repair a wireless network that incorporates Cisco Small Business wireless access points. Progent can assist you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business devices or move efficiently 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 determine whether your Wi-Fi deployment calls for Cisco Wi-Fi controller hardware or can be configured and maintained with software tools.
Progent's remote and onsite wireless site surveys can assist your organization to identify the most efficient selection and location of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points to support your client density, offer the coverage you require, and keep up with your critical applications. Progent's certified cybersecurity experts can help your organization to design, deploy and test a compliant security strategy that covers network policies, remote network monitoring, and streamlined management. Progent's disaster preparedness consultants and business continuity planning experts can assist you to build fault-tolerance and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to optimize the uptime of your converged wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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