Small Business Family of Wireless Access Points
Cisco's Small Business 100, 300 and 500 series of APs are Linux-powered devices designed as value-priced Wi-Fi APs for light workloads. Many versions in Cisco's Small Business family of APs work with Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which allows you to set up, control and repair a cluster of wireless access points from one AP through an intuitive browser-based interface. All of the models support Power over Ethernet and feature Quality of Service (QoS), rogue AP detection, and bridge mode for connecting to a second Ethernet LAN.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi Access Points provide simple, cost-effective and secure Wi-Fi connectivity
Progent's Cisco CCIE wireless network infrastructure consultants offer online or on-premises configuration and debugging support to assist your organization to design, implement, upgrade, tune, administer and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi AP deployments of any size or architecture. Progent's Cisco wireless controller consultants can also help you to combine your Wi-Fi ecosystem with your wired network and cloud-hosted resources to build a seamless enterprise-wide connectivity solution that is easy to administer and expand. Progent also offers affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to help you to determine the most efficient selection, location and setup of Cisco Small Business wireless access points to accommodate your unique workplace layout, building structure, and anticipated network traffic.
The Cisco Small Business WAP121 Access Point is a wall-mountable, single-radio 2.4GHz unit able to handle 16 802.11b/g/n wireless clients, has a Fast Ethernet interface, permits up to 4 AP devices and 40 wireless clients per cluster, and can handle sustained throughput of 300 Mbps. Cisco's WAP125 is a value-priced desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi access point that includes a 0/100/1000 Ethernet port with Power over Ethernet (PoE), delivers throughput up to 867 Mbps, supports 10 active clients, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for simple deployment and control. The Cisco Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n AP that can handle 16 active clients per radio for up to 32 wireless clients, features a GE LAN interface, and delivers sustained data rates of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 Wireless-N does not support AP clustering. Cisco's WAP150 is an entry-level Wave 1 dual-radio 802.11ac/n wireless access point that includes a 1xGE Power over Ethernet port and can support up to 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps throughput for AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. The Cisco WAP1501 supports four access points for each cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 Wireless-N Access Point is a wallmount single-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11n unit that can handle 80 active wireless clients in an 8-AP cluster. The Cisco WAP321 features a GE interface and can deliver throughput of 300 Mbps for the selected radio. The Cisco WAP351 is a dual-radio 2.4/5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n wireless access point that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can support 32 wireless clients on each radio for up to 64 clients, and deliver sustained throughput of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 access point does not allow clustering. The Cisco WAP361 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz Wireless-AC/N wireless access point that includes a 5 x Gb Ethernet switch, allows 32 clients per radio, and offers 867 Mbps throughput for 802.11ac devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 allows 8 WAP361 access points per cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio AP that works with 802.11n and the new 802.11ac IEEE Wi-Fi specification. The WAP371 includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, can handle up to 32 active clients per radio, and 8 APs for each cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP561 Wireless-N Dual Radio wireless access point features one 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and two radios (2.4 and 5.0 GHz) that offer 450 Mbps throughput for each radio, support 64 clients per radio, and allow 16 APs per cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is like the WAP 561 but features a single radio selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). Cisco's Small Business WAP571 and WAP571E (the weather-proof outside version) are dual-band 802.11ac access points that feature two integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces with link aggregation (LAG), 3x3 MIMO, and as high as 1.9 Gbps performance with 1300 Mbps over 802.11ac and 600 Mbps on 11n. Both access points can handle 32 active WAN clients per radio and 16 APs per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP581 Wireless-AC Dual Radio Wave 2 Access Point complies with the Wi-Fi 5 specification and features 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO technology to deliver 2.8 Gbps throughput at 5 GHz and 0.6 Gbps on the 2.4-GHz radio for a total top data rate of 2.4 Gbps. The WAP581 includes an integrated 2.5G Ethernet port and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet 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, a maximum of 50 active client users for each radio, 16 APs per cluster, and 960 active users for each cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wireless APs
Progent can provide cost-effective remote or on-premises help from a Cisco-certified CCIE network infrastructure consultant to assist you to plan, deploy, manage, optimize, upgrade or troubleshoot a wireless environment that incorporates Cisco Small Business wireless APs. Progent can help you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business devices or move smoothly to Cisco's latest lineup of Wave 2 wireless access points based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can help you to determine whether your Wi-Fi deployment should include Cisco wireless controller hardware or can be managed with software-based utilities.
Progent's online and on-premises wireless site surveys can assist you to determine the most efficient selection and location of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to handle your client density, offer the coverage you need, and keep up with your most demanding workloads. Progent's certified cybersecurity experts can assist your organization to design, deploy and test a security and compliance strategy that covers network policies, remote network monitoring, and centralized management. Progent's disaster recovery consultants and business continuity planning consultants can assist you to incorporate availability and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to optimize the uptime of your seamless wired/wireless infrastructure.
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