Cisco Small Business Series of Access Points
Cisco's Small Business 100, 300 and 500 family of APs are Linux-powered units designed as entry-level 802.11n Wi-Fi solutions for light workloads. Most models in Cisco's Small Business line of APs work with Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which makes it possible to set up, control and troubleshoot a cluster of access points from one AP via a simple web browser interface. All models include POE and provide QoS, rogue AP detection, and bridge mode for connecting to a second Ethernet LAN.
Cisco Small Business Wireless APs provide easy, affordable and secure Wi-Fi networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE wireless infrastructure experts offer remote or onsite integration and debugging support to help your organization to design, configure, update, tune, manage and debug Cisco Small Business wireless AP deployments of any scale or topology. Progent's Cisco wireless controller consultants can also help you to integrate your Wi-Fi environment with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-based resources to create a seamless enterprise-wide connectivity solution that is easy to manage and scale. Progent also offers affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to assist you to decide the most efficient selection, location and configuration of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to work with your specific office design, construction, and expected network traffic.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 Access Point is a wallmount, single-radio 2.4GHz unit that can handle 16 active 802.11b/g/n clients, includes a Fast Ethernet port, permits up to four AP devices and 40 active wireless clients in a cluster, and supports data rates of 300 Mbps. Cisco's Small Business WAP125 is a general-purpose desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi access point that features a 0/100/1000 Ethernet port with Power over Ethernet (PoE), provides throughput up to 867 Mbps, handles 10 active clients, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for simple deployment and management. Cisco's Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n access point able to handle 16 wireless clients on each radio for a total of up to 32 wireless clients, includes a GE LAN interface, and can support throughput of up to 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 does not allow AP clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 is an entry-level Wave 1 dual-radio 802.11ac/n access point that includes a 1xGE Power over Ethernet port and can support 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps performance for AC devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 allows four APs per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP321 AP is a wallmount single-band (2.4 or 5 GHz) 802.11n device with support for up to 80 active wireless clients sharing an 8-AP cluster. The Cisco WAP321 has a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and can support a data rate of 300 Mbps for the selected radio. Cisco's WAP351 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n AP that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and can handle 32 active wireless clients per radio for up to 64 active clients, and deliver throughput of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP351 AP does not allow clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz Wireless-AC/N access point that features a 5 x Gb Ethernet switch, allows 32 active WLAN clients per radio, and offers 867 Mbps throughput for wireless AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 allows eight WAP361 access points per cluster. Cisco's wallmount Small Business WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio AP that works with 802.11a/b/g/n as well as the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi specification. The WAP371 Wireless-AC/N has a GE port, can handle 32 active wireless clients on each radio, and eight access points per cluster.
The Cisco WAP561 802.11n Dual Radio Selectable Band access point includes a Gigabit Ethernet port and two concurrent radios that offer 450 Mbps throughput for each radio, support 64 devices per radio, and allow up to 16 access points per cluster. Cisco's WAP551 is like Cisco's WAP 561 but features a single radio selectable band. Cisco's WAP571 and WAP571E (the weather-proof outside version) are dual-band 2.4/5 GHz Wireless-AC/N access points incorporating 2 x GE LAN interfaces with link aggregation, 3x3 MIMO, and as high as 1.9 Gigabit/sec throughput with 1300 Mbps over 802.11ac and 600 Mbps over 11n. Both wireless access points can handle 32 clients per radio and 16 wireless access points on each cluster.
How Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi Access Points
Progent offers cost-effective online or on-premises help from a certified CCIE network infrastructure expert to assist your organization to design, deploy, manage, optimize, update or repair a Wi-Fi network that incorporates Cisco Small Business wireless access points. Progent can assist you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business devices or migrate efficiently to Cisco's current lineup of Wave 2 wireless APs based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can assist you to determine whether your wireless deployment should include Cisco Wi-Fi controller hardware or can be managed with software-based utilities.
Progent's remote and on-premises wireless site surveys can assist your organization to identify the most efficient selection and location of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to support your client volume, provide the RF coverage you need, and keep up with your most demanding workloads. Progent's cybersecurity experts can assist you to design, implement and test a security and compliance strategy that includes network policies, remote network and endpoint monitoring, and centralized management. Progent's disaster preparedness consultants and business continuity consultants can assist your organization to build availability and recoverability into your Cisco product implementations to optimize the productivity of your converged wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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