Cisco Small Business Series of Access Points
Cisco's Small Business series of access points are Linux-based devices engineered as entry-level wireless APs for small offices. Many versions in Cisco's Small Business family of APs support Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which makes it possible to configure, manage and repair a group of wireless access points from a single device through a simple browser-based tool. All of the models support POE and provide Quality of Service (QoS), rogue access point awareness, and bridge mode for wirelessly connecting to a second Ethernet LAN.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi Access Points offer easy, cost-effective and secure Wi-Fi connectivity
Progent's Cisco CCIE-certified wireless network experts offer remote or on-premises integration and troubleshooting services to assist you to design, configure, update, optimize, manage and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business wireless AP environments of any size 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-based resources to create a seamless enterprise-wide connectivity solution that is simple to manage and scale. Progent also can provide affordable Wi-Fi site surveys to assist you to decide the most efficient selection, placement and configuration of Cisco Small Business wireless APs to work with your specific office design, construction, and expected network traffic.
The Cisco Small Business WAP121 AP is a wallmount, single-band 2.4GHz unit that can support 16 802.11n clients, has a 10/100 Ethernet interface, allows up to four AP devices and 40 active clients per cluster, and supports sustained throughput of 300 Mbps. Cisco's Small Business WAP125 is a value-priced desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi AP that includes a one Gbit port with Power over Ethernet, delivers performance as high as 867 Mbps, handles 10 active clients, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management platform for easy configuration and control. The Cisco Small Business WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n wireless access point able to support 16 active clients per radio for a total of up to 32 clients, includes a Gigabit Ethernet port, and delivers throughput of up to 300 Mbps per radio. The WAP131 Wireless-N does not support clustering. The Cisco WAP150 is a value-priced Wave 1 dual-radio 802.11ac/n AP that features a 1xGE Poe port and can support up to 16 clients per radio with 867 Mbps performance for AC clients and 300 Mbps for 802.11n clients. Cisco's WAP1501 allows 4 access points per cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP321 AP is a wall-mountable selectable-band (either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n unit with support for 80 active clients in an 8-AP cluster. The WAP321 features a Gigabit Ethernet port and can deliver a data rate of 300 Mbps for the activated radio. The Cisco Small Business WAP351 is a dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n AP with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can handle 32 active wireless clients on each radio for a total of up to 64 active clients, and support throughput of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 access point does not allow clustering. Cisco's Small Business WAP361 is a dual-radio 802.11ac Wave 1 AP that features a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN switch, can support 32 clients per radio, and offers 867 Mbps throughput for 802.11ac devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. Cisco's WAP361 allows eight access points for each cluster. Cisco's wall-mountable Small Business WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-band AP that works with 802.11a/b/g/n as well as the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. The WAP371 includes a Gigabit Ethernet port, can support up to 32 active wireless clients per radio, and 8 APs per cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP561 Wireless-N Dual Radio Selectable Band access point includes one Gigabit Ethernet interface and two radios (2.4 and 5.0 GHz) that offer 450 Mbps throughput for each radio, support 64 devices for each radio, and allow 16 access points per cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is similar to the WAP 561 but has a single radio selectable band. The Cisco WAP571 and WAP571E (the ruggedized outside version) are dual-radio Wireless-AC/N APs incorporating two fixed Gigabit Ethernet ports with link aggregation (LAG), 3x3 MIMO, and as high as 1.9 Gbps performance with 1300 Mbps over 802.11ac and 600 Mbps on 11n. Both wireless access points support 32 clients per radio and 16 APs on each cluster.
The Cisco WAP581 Wireless-AC Wave 2 AP complies with the 802.11ac Wi-Fi 5 specification and offers 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO technology to deliver 2.8 Gbps data rates on the 5.0-Ghz radio and 0.6 Gbps on the 2.4-GHz radio for a total top throughput of 2.4 Gbps. The WAP581 includes an integrated 2.5G Ethernet interface and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port with 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE). The WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 access point supports as many as 200 connective users, up to 50 active users for each radio, 16 APs per cluster, and 960 active users for each cluster.
How Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Small Business Wireless Access Points
Progent can provide affordable online or onsite help from a Cisco-certified CCIE network consultant to help your organization to plan, deploy, administer, optimize, upgrade or troubleshoot a wireless environment that incorporates Cisco Small Business wireless APs. Progent can assist you maintain legacy Cisco Small Business devices or move smoothly to Cisco's current generation of Wave 2 Wi-Fi APs based on the 802.11ac specification. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can help you to determine whether your Wi-Fi network calls for Cisco wireless controller hardware or can be configured and maintained with software-based utilities.
Progent's online and on-premises wireless site surveys can help your organization to identify the most appropriate selection and placement of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points to handle your client density, offer the coverage you require, and keep up with your critical workloads. Progent's certified network security experts can help you to plan, implement and validate a security and compliance strategy that covers network policies, remote network and endpoint monitoring, and centralized management. Progent's disaster recovery experts and business continuity experts can assist your organization to incorporate availability and recoverability into your Cisco product implementations to maximize the productivity of your seamless wired/wireless network infrastructure.
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