Small Business Series of Access Points
Cisco's Small Business series of APs are Linux-powered devices engineered as value-priced wireless APs for light workloads. Most models in the Cisco Small Business line of access points work with Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which makes it possible to set up, manage and repair a cluster of access points from a single AP through a simple web browser interface. All versions include Power over Ethernet and provide Quality of Service (QoS), rogue AP awareness, and bridging for connecting to another network.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi Access Points provide easy, cost-effective and secure wireless networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified Wi-Fi network infrastructure consultants offer online or on-premises integration and troubleshooting services to assist your organization to plan, implement, update, tune, manage and debug Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access point deployments of any scale or architecture. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can also help you to combine your Wi-Fi environment with your wired network and cloud-hosted resources to create a seamless enterprise connectivity foundation that is easy to administer and expand. Progent also can provide affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to assist you to decide the most efficient selection, placement and configuration of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points to accommodate your unique office layout, construction, and anticipated workloads.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 Wireless-N Access Point is a wall-mountable, single-band 2.4GHz unit that can support 16 active 802.11n wireless clients, includes a 10/100 Ethernet interface, permits up to four AP devices and 40 active clients in a cluster, and can handle data rates of up to 300 Mbps. The Cisco Small Business WAP125 is an entry-level desktop 802.11ac wireless AP that includes a 1xGE port with Power over Ethernet (PoE), provides throughput up to 867 Mbps, supports 10 active users, and works with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for simple configuration and control. The Cisco WAP131 is a desktop dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n wireless access point that can handle 16 wireless clients on each radio for up to 32 wireless clients, includes a Gigabit Ethernet interface, and delivers sustained data rates of up to 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 Wireless-N does not allow clustering. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 is an entry-level Wave 1 dual-radio AC/n access point that includes a one Gbit Power over Ethernet port and can support 16 clients from each radio with 867 Mbps throughput for 802.11ac devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 supports 4 APs for each cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 model is a wall-mountable single-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11n device that can handle up to 80 active clients sharing an 8-AP cluster. The WAP321 has a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface and can deliver throughput of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. The Cisco WAP351 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n access point that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can support 32 active wireless clients on each radio for up to 64 clients, and deliver a data rate of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 AP does not allow clustering. The Cisco Small Business WAP361 is a dual-band Wireless-AC/N access point that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN switch, allows 32 clients on each radio, and offers 867 Mbps throughput for 802.11ac clients and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n devices. The Cisco WAP361 allows eight WAP361 access points per cluster. Cisco's wallmount Small Business WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio device that supports 802.11a/b/g/n as well as the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi specification. The WAP371 Wireless-AC/N has a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface, can handle as many as 32 active wireless clients per radio, and 8 APs for each cluster.
The Cisco WAP561 802.11n Dual Radio access point includes a GE port and dual radios that offer 450 Mbps performance for each radio, can handle 64 clients per radio, and allow up to 16 APs for each cluster. Cisco's WAP551 is similar to the WAP 561 but has a single selectable band. The Cisco Small Business WAP571 and WAP571E (a weather-proof outdoor model) are dual-band 802.11ac Wave 1 wireless access points incorporating two integrated Gigabit Ethernet LAN interfaces with link aggregation (LAG), 3x3 MIMO, and up to 1.9 Gbps performance with 1300 Mbps over 11ac and 600 Mbps on 11n. Both APs can handle 32 active WAN clients on each radio and 16 wireless access points on each cluster.
Cisco's WAP581 Wireless-AC Wave 2 Access Point supports the 802.11ac standard and features 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO to provide 2.8 Gbps data rates 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 LAN interface with 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE). The WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 access point supports up to 200 connective users, a maximum of 50 active users per radio, 16 access points per cluster, and 960 active users for each cluster.
How Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Small Business Wireless APs
Progent can provide cost-effective remote or on-premises help from a certified CCIE network infrastructure expert to help your organization to plan, deploy, manage, optimize, upgrade or troubleshoot a Wi-Fi environment that includes Cisco Small Business wireless APs. Progent can help you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business devices or move efficiently to Cisco's latest lineup of Wave 2 Wi-Fi APs based on the 802.11ac specification. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can help you to see whether your Wi-Fi network calls for Cisco Wi-Fi controller hardware or can be configured and maintained with software tools.
Progent's online and onsite Wi-Fi site surveys can help you to determine the most efficient selection and placement of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points to handle your client density, offer the coverage you require, and deal with your critical applications. Progent's certified cybersecurity consultants can assist you to plan, deploy and test a security and compliance strategy that covers policy enforcement, remote network monitoring, and streamlined management. Progent's disaster recovery experts and business continuity consultants can assist you to incorporate availability and recoverability into your Cisco product implementations to optimize the uptime of your seamless wired/wireless infrastructure.
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