Small Business Series of Wireless Access Points
Cisco's Small Business 100, 300 and 500 family of wireless access points are Linux-powered devices designed as value-priced 802.11n Wi-Fi APs for small offices. Most models in Cisco's 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 access points from one device via a simple browser-based tool. All of the models include Power over Ethernet and provide Quality of Service (QoS), rogue AP detection, and bridging for wirelessly connecting to another network.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs offer simple, affordable and secure Wi-Fi networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified wireless network experts can provide remote or on-premises integration and troubleshooting services to assist your organization to design, configure, update, tune, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business wireless access point environments of any size or topology. Progent's Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can also help you to integrate your Wi-Fi environment with your wired network and cloud-hosted resources to create a seamless enterprise-wide connectivity solution that is easy to manage and expand. Progent also can provide affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to help you to determine the most efficient selection, placement and configuration of Cisco Small Business wireless access points to accommodate your specific office design, building structure, and expected network traffic.
The Cisco Small Business WAP121 Wireless-N Access Point is a wall-mountable, single-band 2.4GHz device able to support 16 802.11b/g/n wireless clients, has a 10/100 Ethernet interface, permits up to four access pointss and 40 active clients in a cluster, and can handle data rates of 300 Mbps. The Cisco Small Business WAP125 is an entry-level desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi access point that features a Gigabit Ethernet port with PoE, provides performance up to 867 Mbps, handles 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-radio 802.11a/b/g/n AP able to handle 16 wireless clients on each radio for a total of up to 32 clients, features a Gigabit Ethernet LAN interface, and can support sustained data rates of up to 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 does not support AP clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 is an entry-level dual-radio 802.11ac/n access point that features a one Gbit Poe port and can support 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps throughput for 802.11ac clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. Cisco's WAP1501 allows 4 access points for each cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP321 Wireless-N Access Point is a wallmount selectable-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11n unit that can handle up to 80 wireless clients sharing an 8-AP cluster. The Cisco WAP321 includes a GE interface and can deliver throughput of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. Cisco's WAP351 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11n wireless access point with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can support 32 active clients on each radio for a total of up to 64 active clients, and support a sustained data rate of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP351 does not support clustering. The Cisco WAP361 is a dual-radio Wireless-AC/N access point that features a 5 x Gb Ethernet switch, allows 32 clients on each radio, and delivers 867 Mbps performance for wireless AC clients and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n clients. The Cisco WAP361 supports eight access points per cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable Small Business WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-band device that works with 802.11n and the new 802.11ac wireless networking standard. The WAP371 includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface, can support 32 active clients on each radio, and eight APs for each cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP561 802.11n Selectable Band wireless access point includes a Gigabit Ethernet port and two concurrent radios that offer 450 Mbps throughput per radio, support 64 clients per radio, and allow 16 APs per cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is like Cisco's WAP 561 but features a single radio selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). The Cisco Small Business WAP571 and WAP571E (a ruggedized outdoor model) are dual-radio 802.11ac Wave 1 access points incorporating two Gb Ethernet LAN interfaces with link aggregation, 3x3 MIMO, and as high as 1.9 Gigabit/sec performance with 1300 Mbps on 11ac and 600 Mbps over 802.11n. Both devices support 32 clients per radio and 16 WAP371 access points on each cluster.
How Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi Access Points
Progent can provide affordable online or on-premises help from a certified CCIE network consultant to help your organization to design, deploy, administer, tune, update or troubleshoot a wireless environment that includes Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs. Progent can assist you manage and debug legacy Cisco Small Business APs or move efficiently to Cisco's current lineup of Wave 2 Wi-Fi APs based on 802.11ac technology. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can assist you to determine whether your wireless deployment calls for Cisco Wi-Fi controller appliances or can be configured and maintained with software-based utilities.
Progent's remote and on-premises Wi-Fi site surveys can assist you to identify the most appropriate selection and placement of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs to support your user density, offer the RF coverage you need, and deal with your critical workloads. Progent's network security consultants can help you to design, implement and validate a compliant security strategy that covers policy enforcement, remote network monitoring, and streamlined management. Progent's disaster preparedness consultants and business continuity consultants can help you to build availability and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to maximize the uptime of your converged wired/wireless infrastructure.
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