Cisco Small Business 100, 300 and 500 Series of APs
Cisco's Small Business family of APs are Linux-powered devices intended as entry-level Wi-Fi solutions for small offices. Many versions in the Cisco Small Business line of APs work with Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which makes it possible to set up, control and troubleshoot a cluster of wireless access points from a single AP via an intuitive web browser tool. All of the versions support POE and provide Quality of Service (QoS), rogue AP detection, and bridge mode for wirelessly connecting to a second Ethernet LAN.
Cisco Small Business Wireless Access Points provide easy, affordable and secure Wi-Fi connectivity
Progent's Cisco CCIE Wi-Fi network infrastructure experts offer online or on-premises configuration and troubleshooting support to assist you to plan, implement, update, tune, administer and debug Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi AP environments of any scale or architecture. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can also assist you to integrate your wireless ecosystem with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-hosted resources to build an enterprise-wide connectivity solution that is simple to administer and scale. Progent also can provide affordable wireless site surveys to assist you to determine the most efficient selection, location and configuration of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to work with your unique workplace design, building structure, and anticipated network traffic.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 AP is a wall-mountable, single-band 2.4GHz device able to handle 16 active 802.11b/g/n clients, includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, allows up to 4 AP devices and 40 wireless clients per cluster, and supports throughput of up to 300 Mbps. Cisco's Small Business WAP125 is a general-purpose desktop 802.11ac wireless access point that features a 0/100/1000 Ethernet LAN port with Power over Ethernet (PoE), delivers performance as high as 867 Mbps, handles 10 active users, and works with Cisco's FindIT Network Management platform for simple setup and management. Cisco's WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11n AP that can handle 16 active wireless clients per radio for up to 32 wireless clients, features a Gigabit Ethernet interface, and can support throughput of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 Wireless-N does not allow AP clustering. Cisco's WAP150 is a general-purpose dual-radio 802.11ac/n access point that features a 1xGE Poe 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 Small Business WAP150 supports four access points per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP321 AP is a wallmount selectable-band (2.4 or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n device with support for 80 wireless clients in an 8-device cluster. The WAP321 includes a Gigabit Ethernet interface and can deliver a sustained data rate of 300 Mbps for the selected radio. The Cisco Small Business WAP351 is a dual-radio 802.11n wireless access point that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch 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 support clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11ac Wave 1 wireless access point that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN switch, allows 32 active WLAN clients on each radio, and delivers 867 Mbps throughput for wireless AC clients and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n clients. Cisco's WAP361 allows eight access points per cluster. Cisco's wallmount WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio AP that supports 802.11n as well as the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi specification. The WAP371 includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface, can support as many as 32 active clients on each radio, and 8 access points for each cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP561 802.11n Dual Radio Selectable Band access point includes one Gigabit Ethernet LAN interface and two radios (2.4 and 5.0 GHz) that deliver 450 Mbps throughput per radio, can handle 64 clients for each radio, and allow up to 16 wireless access points for each cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is like the WAP 561 but features a single radio selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). The Cisco WAP571 and WAP571E (the ruggedized outside version) are dual-radio 802.11ac Wave 1 wireless access points that feature two integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN interfaces with link aggregation, and as high as 1.9 Gbps performance with 1300 Mbps over 11ac and 600 Mbps over 11n. Both wireless access points support 32 clients on each radio and 16 wireless access points on each cluster.
The Cisco Small Business 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 600 Mbps on the 2.4-GHz radio for a total top data rate of 2.4 Gbps. The WAP581 has an integrated 2.5G Ethernet interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN interface with 802.3at Power over Ethernet. The WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 access point supports up to 200 connective client users, a maximum of 50 active users per radio, 16 access points for each cluster, and 960 active users for each cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi Access Points
Progent can provide affordable online or on-premises help from a Cisco-certified CCIE network consultant to assist your organization to design, install, manage, optimize, update or repair a Wi-Fi network that includes Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs. Progent can help you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business devices or migrate efficiently to Cisco's current lineup of Wave 2 wireless APs based on the 802.11ac specification. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can assist you to see whether your wireless network should include Cisco Wi-Fi controller hardware or can be configured and maintained with software tools.
Progent's remote and onsite Wi-Fi site surveys can help your organization to identify the most efficient selection and location of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points to handle your client volume, offer the coverage you need, and keep up with your critical applications. Progent's certified cybersecurity experts can help your organization to design, deploy and test a compliant security strategy that covers network policies, remote network monitoring, and unified management. Progent's disaster recovery experts and business continuity experts can assist 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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