Cisco Small Business Family of Access Points
Cisco's Small Business 100, 300 and 500 series of wireless access points are Linux-based units engineered as value-priced Wi-Fi solutions for light workloads. Most versions in Cisco's Small Business line of APs support Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which makes it possible to configure, control and troubleshoot a cluster of access points from one AP via a simple browser-based interface. All of the versions include POE and feature Quality of Service (QoS), rogue AP awareness, and bridge mode for connecting to a second Ethernet LAN.
Cisco Small Business Wireless Access Points provide easy, affordable and secure Wi-Fi networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE Wi-Fi network infrastructure experts offer remote or onsite configuration and troubleshooting support to assist your organization to design, implement, update, optimize, administer and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi AP environments of any scale or topology. Progent's Cisco wireless controller consultants can also help you to combine your Wi-Fi ecosystem with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-hosted resources to create an enterprise connectivity foundation that is easy to manage and scale. Progent also offers affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to help you to decide the most appropriate selection, location and setup of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to accommodate your unique workplace layout, building structure, and anticipated workloads.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 Wireless-N AP is a wallmount, single-band 2.4GHz device able to handle 16 802.11b/g/n clients, has a 10/100 Ethernet interface, permits up to 4 AP devices and 40 active clients in a cluster, and supports data rates of 300 Mbps. Cisco's WAP125 is a general-purpose desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi access point that features a 1xGE port with PoE, provides throughput up to 867 Mbps, handles 10 active clients, and works with Cisco's FindIT Network Management software for simple setup and management. The Cisco Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11n access point that can handle 16 active clients on each radio for up to 32 wireless clients, features a GE LAN interface, and can support sustained data rates of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 does not allow clustering. The Cisco WAP150 is an entry-level dual-radio AC/n AP that features a 1xGE Power over Ethernet (PoE) port and can support 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 allows 4 access points per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP321 Wireless-N AP is a wall-mountable selectable-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n device with support for 80 active wireless clients sharing an 8-device cluster. The Cisco WAP321 includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface and can support a sustained data rate of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. The Cisco WAP351 is a dual-radio 802.11n AP that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and can handle 32 active clients per radio for up to 64 clients, and deliver a sustained data rate of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 does not allow clustering. Cisco's WAP361 is a dual-radio 802.11ac wireless access point that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, can support 32 clients per radio, and delivers 867 Mbps performance for wireless AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. Cisco's WAP361 supports 8 access points per cluster. Cisco's wallmount WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-band AP that supports 802.11n and the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. The WAP371 includes a Gigabit Ethernet port, can support as many as 32 active wireless clients per radio, and 8 APs for each cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP561 Wireless-N Selectable Band wireless access point features one GE LAN interface and two radios that deliver 450 Mbps throughput for each radio, can handle 64 devices for each radio, and allow up to 16 APs for each cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is similar to the WAP 561 but has a single radio selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). Cisco's WAP571 and WAP571E (the ruggedized outside version) are dual-radio Wireless-AC/N access points incorporating two fixed Gigabit Ethernet ports with link aggregation, 3x3 MIMO, and as high as 1.9 Gigabit/sec performance with 1300 Mbps on 802.11ac and 600 Mbps over 802.11n. Both devices support 32 clients on each radio and 16 APs on each cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP581 Wireless-AC Dual Radio Wave 2 Wireless Access Point supports the 802.11ac Wi-Fi 5 specification and offers 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO technology to deliver 2.8 Gbps throughput on the 5.0-Ghz radio and 600 Mbps on the 2.4-GHz radio for a total top data rate of 2.4 Gbps. The Small Business WAP581 includes a fixed 2.5G Ethernet LAN interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface with 802.3at Power over Ethernet. The WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 AP supports up to 200 connective client users, a maximum of 50 active client users per radio, 16 access points for each cluster, and 960 active client users for each cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wireless Access Points
Progent can provide affordable remote or onsite support from a certified CCIE network expert to help you to plan, install, manage, tune, upgrade or troubleshoot a wireless environment that incorporates Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs. Progent can help you manage and debug legacy Cisco Small Business APs or migrate efficiently to Cisco's latest generation of Wave 2 Wi-Fi APs based on the 802.11ac specification. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can assist you to see whether your wireless network should include Cisco Wi-Fi controller appliances or can be configured and maintained with software-based tools.
Progent's remote and onsite wireless site surveys can help you to determine the most efficient selection and location of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to support your client density, offer the RF coverage you require, and keep up with your critical applications. Progent's certified network security consultants can assist your organization to plan, implement and test a compliant security strategy that includes policy enforcement, remote network monitoring, and unified management. Progent's disaster recovery consultants and business continuity planning consultants can assist your organization to incorporate availability and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to optimize the productivity of your converged wired/wireless infrastructure.
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