Cisco Small Business 100, 300 and 500 Family of APs
Cisco's Small Business 100, 300 and 500 family of APs are Linux-based devices intended as value-priced 802.11n Wi-Fi APs for light workloads. Many models in the Cisco Small Business family of wireless access points work with Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which makes it possible to set up, control and repair a group of wireless access points from one AP via an intuitive browser-based interface. All versions support POE and feature Quality of Service (QoS), rogue AP awareness, and bridge mode for connecting to a second network.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi Access Points offer simple, affordable and secure wireless connectivity
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified wireless network experts can provide remote or onsite integration and debugging support to assist you to plan, configure, upgrade, tune, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi AP deployments of any scale or topology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can also assist you to combine your wireless ecosystem with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-based resources to build a seamless enterprise-wide connectivity foundation that is simple to manage and expand. Progent also offers affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to assist you to decide the most efficient selection, location and setup of Cisco Small Business wireless access points to work with your unique office layout, construction, and expected workloads.
The Cisco Small Business WAP121 Access Point is a wall-mountable, single-band 2.4GHz unit that can handle 16 802.11n wireless clients, has a 10/100 Ethernet interface, allows up to four access pointss and 40 active clients in a cluster, and supports sustained throughput of 300 Mbps. The Cisco WAP125 is a value-priced desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi AP that features a 0/100/1000 Ethernet port with PoE, provides performance as high as 867 Mbps, handles 10 active clients, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for easy deployment and control. Cisco's WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11n wireless access point that can support 16 wireless clients per radio for a total of up to 32 clients, features a GE port, and can support sustained data rates of up to 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 does not allow clustering. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 is an entry-level Wave 1 dual-radio 802.11ac/n access point that includes a 1xGE Power over Ethernet (PoE) port and can support up to 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 supports four APs for each cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 Wireless-N model is a wall-mountable selectable-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n device that can handle 80 wireless clients sharing an 8-AP cluster. The Cisco WAP321 has a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and can deliver throughput of 300 Mbps for the selected radio. Cisco's WAP351 is a dual-radio 802.11n access point with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and can handle 32 active clients per radio for a total of up to 64 clients, and support a sustained data rate of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP351 access point does not support clustering. Cisco's WAP361 is a dual-radio 802.11ac Wave 1 AP that features a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, can support 32 active WLAN clients on each radio, and delivers 867 Mbps throughput for wireless AC devices and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n devices. Cisco's WAP361 supports eight access points per cluster. Cisco's wallmount WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio device that works with 802.11a/b/g/n as well as the latest 802.11ac IEEE standard. The WAP371 Wireless-AC/N has a Gigabit Ethernet port, can handle as many as 32 wireless clients on each radio, and 8 APs per cluster.
Cisco's WAP561 802.11n Dual Radio Selectable Band wireless access point includes one 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN interface and dual radios that offer 450 Mbps performance for each radio, support 64 clients per radio, and allow 16 access points for each cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is like 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 802.11ac access points that feature two Gb Ethernet interfaces with link aggregation, and up to 1.9 Gigabit/sec throughput with 1300 Mbps over 802.11ac and 600 Mbps over 11n. Both units can handle 32 clients on each radio and 16 WAP371 APs per cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi Access Points
Progent can provide cost-effective online or onsite support from a certified CCIE network expert to assist your organization to plan, install, manage, tune, update or repair a wireless environment that includes Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points. Progent can help you manage and debug legacy Cisco Small Business devices or migrate smoothly to Cisco's current generation of Wave 2 Wi-Fi access points based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can help you to determine whether your Wi-Fi network should include Cisco wireless controller appliances or can be managed with software utilities.
Progent's remote and onsite wireless site surveys can help your organization to identify the most appropriate selection and placement of Cisco Small Business wireless access points to support your user density, provide the coverage you require, and keep up with your critical applications. Progent's cybersecurity consultants can help you to plan, deploy and test a security and compliance strategy that covers policy enforcement, remote network monitoring, and unified management. Progent's disaster recovery consultants and business continuity consultants can help you to incorporate availability and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to maximize the productivity of your converged wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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