Cisco Small Business Series of APs
Cisco's Small Business series of wireless access points are Linux-based devices designed as value-priced 802.11n wireless solutions for light workloads. Most models in Cisco's Small Business family of access points support Cisco's Single Point Setup system, which makes it possible to configure, manage and repair a group of access points from one AP via a simple browser-based interface. All models support Power over Ethernet and provide QoS, rogue access point detection, and bridging for connecting to a second Ethernet LAN.
Cisco Small Business Wireless Access Points provide easy, cost-effective and secure wireless networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified wireless network infrastructure experts can provide online or onsite integration and troubleshooting services to help your organization to design, configure, update, tune, administer and debug Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi AP environments of any size or topology. Progent's Cisco wireless controller consultants can also assist you to combine your Wi-Fi environment with your wired network and cloud-hosted resources to create a seamless enterprise-wide connectivity foundation that is easy 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 Wi-Fi APs to accommodate your unique workplace design, building structure, and expected network traffic.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 Wireless-N AP is a wallmount, single-band 2.4GHz unit that can handle 16 802.11n clients, has a Fast Ethernet interface, permits up to four access pointss and 40 active clients in a cluster, and supports sustained throughput of 300 Mbps. Cisco's Small Business WAP125 is a value-priced desktop 802.11ac wireless access point that includes a one Gbit port with Power over Ethernet (PoE), provides performance up to 867 Mbps, handles 10 active users, 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 wireless access point that can support 16 active clients on each radio for a total of up to 32 clients, features a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface, and delivers sustained data rates of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 Wireless-N does not support AP clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 is an entry-level Wave 1 dual-radio AC/n access point that features a one Gbit Poe port and can handle up to 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps performance for AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. The Cisco Small Business WAP150 supports 4 APs per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP321 Access Point is a wallmount single-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n device that can handle up to 80 active wireless clients in an 8-device cluster. The WAP321 includes a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and can deliver a data rate of 300 Mbps for the selected radio. The Cisco WAP351 is a dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n AP with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can handle 32 wireless clients on each radio for a total of up to 64 active clients, and deliver throughput of 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP351 does not support clustering. The Cisco Small Business WAP361 is a dual-band 802.11ac Wave 1 access point that includes a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, allows 32 clients per radio, and offers 867 Mbps throughput for wireless AC clients and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n devices. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 allows eight access points for each cluster. Cisco's wallmount WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-radio device that works with 802.11n as well as the new 802.11ac IEEE standard. The WAP371 includes a GE interface, can handle up to 32 wireless clients per radio, and 8 APs for each cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP561 802.11n Dual Radio access point features a 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN interface and two concurrent radios that deliver 450 Mbps throughput per radio, can handle 64 devices for each radio, and allow up to 16 access points per cluster. Cisco's WAP551 is similar to Cisco's WAP 561 but features a single selectable band (2.4 or 5.0 GHz). Cisco's WAP571 and WAP571E (the ruggedized outside model) are dual-radio Wireless-AC/N access points that feature 2 x GE ports with link aggregation (LAG), and as high as 1.9 Gigabit/sec throughput with 1300 Mbps on 11ac and 600 Mbps on 802.11n. Both APs can handle 32 active WAN clients on each radio and 16 WAP371 APs per cluster.
How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi Access Points
Progent offers cost-effective remote or on-premises support from a certified CCIE network expert to assist you to design, deploy, manage, optimize, update or troubleshoot a Wi-Fi network that includes Cisco Small Business wireless access points. Progent can help you manage and debug legacy Cisco Small Business APs or move smoothly to Cisco's current generation of Wave 2 wireless APs based on the 802.11ac specification. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts 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 remote and onsite Wi-Fi site surveys can help you to identify the most efficient selection and placement of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to support your user density, offer the RF coverage you need, and deal with your most demanding applications. Progent's certified cybersecurity consultants can assist you to design, implement and test a security and compliance strategy that includes policy enforcement, remote network and endpoint monitoring, and centralized management. Progent's disaster preparedness experts and business continuity planning consultants can help you to build availability and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to maximize the uptime of your seamless wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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