Cisco Small Business Family of Wireless Access Points
Cisco's Small Business series of access points are Linux-based devices engineered as entry-level wireless solutions for small offices. Many models in Cisco's Small Business family of APs support Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which allows you to configure, manage and troubleshoot a cluster of wireless access points from a single device through an intuitive browser-based interface. All of the versions support Power over Ethernet and feature Quality of Service (QoS), rogue access point detection, and bridging for connecting to another Ethernet LAN.
Cisco Small Business Wireless Access Points provide simple, cost-effective and secure Wi-Fi networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified wireless network experts offer remote or onsite configuration and troubleshooting services to help you to design, implement, update, optimize, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business wireless access point environments 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 build a seamless enterprise-wide connectivity solution that is simple to manage and expand. Progent also offers affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to assist you to determine the most appropriate selection, placement and setup of Cisco Small Business wireless access points to work with your specific office design, construction, and anticipated workloads.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 Wireless-N AP is a wall-mountable, single-radio 2.4GHz device able to handle 16 active 802.11n clients, includes a Fast Ethernet port, allows up to four access pointss and 40 active wireless clients in a cluster, and can handle data rates of up to 300 Mbps. The Cisco WAP125 is an entry-level desktop 802.11ac wireless AP that features a 0/100/1000 Ethernet LAN port with Power over Ethernet, delivers performance as high as 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-radio 802.11n AP that can support 16 active clients per radio for a total of up to 32 clients, features a 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN interface, and delivers sustained data rates of up to 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 does not support clustering. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 is an entry-level dual-radio 802.11ac/n access point that includes a one Gbit Power over Ethernet port and can support 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. Cisco's WAP1501 allows four access points per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP321 AP is a wall-mountable single-band (2.4 or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n unit that can handle up to 80 active wireless clients in an 8-device cluster. The Cisco WAP321 has a Gigabit Ethernet interface and can deliver throughput of 300 Mbps for the selected radio. Cisco's WAP351 is a dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n access point with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and can support 32 active wireless clients per radio for a total of up to 64 clients, and deliver sustained throughput 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 AP that features a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, allows 32 clients per radio, and offers 867 Mbps performance for wireless AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 allows eight access points for each cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio device that works with 802.11n as well as the new 802.11ac IEEE Wi-Fi standard. The WAP371 includes a GE interface, can handle up to 32 wireless clients on each radio, and eight access points for each cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP561 802.11n Dual Radio AP features a Gigabit Ethernet interface and two radios (2.4 and 5.0 GHz) that offer 450 Mbps throughput per radio, support 64 clients per radio, and allow up to 16 wireless access points per cluster. Cisco's WAP551 is like Cisco's WAP 561 but features a single radio selectable band. The Cisco WAP571 and WAP571E (a ruggedized outside model) are dual-band 802.11ac Wave 1 wireless access points incorporating two fixed Gigabit Ethernet ports with link aggregation, 3x3 MIMO, and as high as 1.9 Gigabit/sec throughput with 1300 Mbps over 11ac and 600 Mbps on 11n. Both devices can handle 32 active WAN clients on each radio and 16 APs on each cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP581 Wireless-AC Dual Radio Wave 2 AP complies with the 802.11ac specification 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 top throughput of 2.4 Gbps. The WAP581 includes an integrated 2.5G Ethernet LAN interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port with 802.3at Power over Ethernet. The WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 AP can handle up to 200 connective client users, a maximum of 50 active client users for each radio, 16 access points per cluster, and 960 active client users for each cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs
Progent offers affordable remote or on-premises support from a certified CCIE network expert to assist you to design, install, administer, tune, upgrade or troubleshoot a Wi-Fi network that incorporates Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points. Progent can assist you manage and debug legacy Cisco Small Business APs or move smoothly to Cisco's current generation of Wave 2 Wi-Fi APs based on the 802.11ac specification. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can help you to see whether your Wi-Fi deployment calls for Cisco Wi-Fi controller appliances or can be configured and maintained with software utilities.
Progent's remote and onsite Wi-Fi site surveys can assist you to determine the most appropriate selection and location of Cisco Small Business wireless access points to support your client volume, provide the RF coverage you require, and keep up with your critical applications. Progent's certified cybersecurity consultants can assist your organization to design, implement and test a security and compliance strategy that includes policy enforcement, remote network monitoring, and unified management. Progent's disaster recovery consultants and business continuity experts can assist your organization to incorporate fault-tolerance and recoverability into your Cisco product implementations to optimize the productivity of your seamless wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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