Cisco Small Business 100, 300 and 500 Series of APs
Cisco's Small Business 100, 300 and 500 series of APs are Linux-powered devices designed as entry-level wireless solutions for small offices. Many models in the Cisco Small Business family of access points support Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which allows you to configure, control and troubleshoot a cluster of wireless access points from one device through a simple web browser interface. All of the models support Power over Ethernet (POE) and provide QoS, rogue access point detection, and bridge mode for wirelessly connecting to another network.
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified Wi-Fi network infrastructure consultants can provide remote or on-premises configuration and debugging support to assist your organization to design, configure, update, optimize, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access point deployments of any scale or architecture. Progent's Cisco wireless controller experts can also assist you to combine your Wi-Fi ecosystem with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-hosted resources to build an enterprise connectivity solution that is simple to manage and scale. Progent also offers affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to assist you to decide the most efficient selection, location and configuration of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs to accommodate your specific office layout, building structure, and anticipated workloads.
The Cisco Small Business WAP121 AP is a wallmount, single-band 2.4GHz unit able to support 16 802.11n wireless clients, has a Fast Ethernet interface, allows up to four AP devices and 40 active clients in a cluster, and supports throughput of 300 Mbps. The Cisco Small Business WAP125 is a general-purpose desktop 802.11ac wireless access point that includes a 0/100/1000 Ethernet port with Power over Ethernet, delivers performance up to 867 Mbps, supports 10 active clients, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management platform for simple setup and control. Cisco's Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11n wireless access point that can support 16 wireless clients on each radio for up to 32 clients, includes a GE LAN interface, and delivers sustained data rates of up to 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 does not support clustering. Cisco's WAP150 is a general-purpose Wave 1 dual-radio 802.11ac/n access point that includes a one Gbit Power over Ethernet (PoE) port and can support up to 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps performance for AC devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 supports four access points per cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP321 Wireless-N AP is a wall-mountable single-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11n unit with support for up to 80 active clients in an 8-AP cluster. The Cisco WAP321 has a GE port and can support a data rate of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. The Cisco WAP351 is a dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n wireless access point that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and can handle 32 wireless clients on each radio for a total of up to 64 clients, and deliver a data rate of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 does not support clustering. Cisco's WAP361 is a dual-radio 802.11ac Wave 1 AP that features a 5 x Gb Ethernet switch, allows 32 clients on each radio, and offers 867 Mbps performance for 802.11ac devices and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n clients. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 allows eight WAP361 access points per cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable Small Business WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-band AP that supports 802.11a/b/g/n and the new 802.11ac IEEE Wi-Fi specification. The WAP371 includes a GE interface, can handle 32 active clients on each radio, and eight APs per cluster.
Cisco's WAP561 Wireless-N Dual Radio AP includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN interface and two radios that offer 450 Mbps performance for each radio, can handle 64 clients for each radio, and allow up to 16 access points for each cluster. Cisco's WAP551 is like the WAP 561 but features a single radio selectable band. The Cisco Small Business WAP571 and WAP571E (the weather-proof outside version) are dual-radio 802.11ac Wave 1 wireless access points that feature two fixed 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports with link aggregation (LAG), 3x3 MIMO, and as high as 1.9 Gbps throughput with 1300 Mbps on 11ac and 600 Mbps on 11n. Both devices can handle 32 active WAN clients on each radio and 16 access points per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP581 Wireless-AC Wave 2 Wireless Access Point complies with the 802.11ac standard and offers 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO to provide 2.8 Gbps throughput on the 5.0-Ghz radio and 600 Mbps at 2.4 GHz for a total maximum throughput of 2.4 Gbps. The WAP581 includes a fixed 2.5G Ethernet interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface with 802.3at PoE. The WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 access point can handle as many as 200 connective users, a maximum of 50 active client users for each radio, 16 access points per cluster, and 960 active users per cluster.
How Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi Access Points
Progent offers affordable online or on-premises help from a Cisco-certified CCIE network consultant to assist your organization to plan, deploy, administer, tune, upgrade or troubleshoot a Wi-Fi network that incorporates Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points. Progent can help you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business APs or move smoothly to Cisco's latest generation of Wave 2 Wi-Fi access points based on the 802.11ac specification. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller consultants can help you to determine whether your wireless deployment should include Cisco Wi-Fi controller hardware or can be configured and maintained with software-based utilities.
Progent's online and on-premises Wi-Fi site surveys can assist your organization to identify the most appropriate selection and placement of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points to handle your user volume, offer the RF coverage you need, and deal with your most demanding workloads. Progent's cybersecurity consultants can help you to plan, implement and test a compliant security strategy that includes network policies, remote network monitoring, and streamlined management. Progent's disaster preparedness experts and business continuity planning experts can help you to incorporate availability and recoverability into your Cisco product implementations to optimize the productivity of your seamless wired/wireless infrastructure.
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