Small Business Family of Access Points
Cisco's Small Business 100, 300 and 500 family of wireless access points are Linux-based units intended as entry-level wireless APs for light workloads. Most models in the Cisco Small Business portfolio of access points support Cisco's Single Point Setup technology, which allows you to configure, control and troubleshoot a cluster of access points from a single device through an intuitive browser-based tool. All of the versions support POE and provide QoS, rogue access point awareness, and bridge mode for wirelessly connecting to another Ethernet LAN.
Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs provide simple, affordable and secure wireless networking
Progent's Cisco CCIE Wi-Fi network experts offer remote or onsite integration and debugging support to help your organization to plan, implement, upgrade, optimize, administer and troubleshoot Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access point environments of any scale or topology. Progent's Cisco wireless controller consultants can also help you to integrate your Wi-Fi ecosystem with your wired network infrastructure and cloud-hosted resources to build a seamless enterprise-wide connectivity foundation that is simple to manage and expand. Progent also offers affordable wireless site surveys to help you to determine the most appropriate selection, placement and configuration of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi access points to work with your specific office design, construction, and expected network traffic.
Cisco's Small Business WAP121 Wireless-N Access Point is a wall-mountable, single-radio 2.4GHz unit able to support 16 802.11n wireless clients, has a Fast Ethernet port, allows up to four AP devices and 40 active clients in a cluster, and can handle sustained data rates of up to 300 Mbps. Cisco's WAP125 is an entry-level desktop 802.11ac Wi-Fi access point that features a 1xGE port with Power over Ethernet, delivers performance as high as 867 Mbps, supports 10 active clients, and can be used with Cisco's FindIT Network Management platform for simple configuration and control. Cisco's WAP131 is a desktop dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n access point able to support 16 active wireless clients on each radio for a total of up to 32 wireless clients, features a Gigabit Ethernet interface, and delivers throughput of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP131 does not allow AP clustering. Cisco's WAP150 is a value-priced dual-radio AC/n wireless access point that features a 1xGE Power over Ethernet port and can support 16 clients from each radio with 867 Mbps throughput for 802.11ac devices and 300 Mbps for 802.11n devices. Cisco's Small Business WAP150 supports 4 APs for each cluster.
Cisco's Small Business WAP321 AP is a wall-mountable single-band (2.4 or 5 GHz) 802.11a/b/g/n device with support for 80 active wireless clients in an 8-device cluster. The WAP321 has a GE port and can support sustained throughput of 300 Mbps for the selected radio. The Cisco Small Business WAP351 is a dual-radio 802.11a/b/g/n access point with a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet interface and can support 32 active wireless clients per radio for up to 64 active clients, and deliver a data rate of 300 Mbps for each radio. The WAP351 does not support clustering. The Cisco WAP361 is a dual-band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11ac Wave 1 AP that features a 5-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, allows 32 active WLAN clients per radio, and offers 867 Mbps throughput for wireless AC clients and 300 Mbps performance for 802.11n devices. The Cisco WAP361 supports 8 access points for each cluster. Cisco's wallmount Small Business WAP371 Wireless-AC/N is a dual-band AP that supports 802.11n and the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi specification. The WAP371 Wireless-AC/N has a 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface, can handle 32 wireless clients per radio, and eight APs per cluster.
The Cisco Small Business WAP561 Wireless-N Dual Radio Selectable Band AP includes one GE LAN interface and two concurrent radios that deliver 450 Mbps performance for each radio, support 64 devices for each radio, and allow 16 access points per cluster. The Cisco WAP551 is like Cisco's WAP 561 but features a single selectable band. The Cisco Small Business WAP571 and WAP571E (a weather-proof outside model) are dual-band 802.11ac Wave 1 wireless access points incorporating two fixed 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces with link aggregation, 3x3 MIMO, and up to 1.9 Gbps performance with 1300 Mbps over 11ac and 600 Mbps on 802.11n. Both wireless access points support 32 clients per radio and 16 APs on each cluster.
Cisco's WAP581 Wireless-AC Wave 2 Access Point supports the Wi-Fi 5 standard and features 4x4 and 3x3 MU-MIMO technology to deliver 2.8 Gbps data rates at 5 GHz and 0.6 Gbps at 2.4 GHz for an aggregate top throughput of 2.4 Gbps. The WAP581 includes a fixed 2.5G Ethernet port and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port with 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE). Cisco's WAP581 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 5 AP can handle up to 200 connective client users, a maximum of 50 active users per radio, 16 access points per cluster, and 960 active users for each cluster.
How Progent Can Assist You with Cisco Small Business Wireless Access Points
Progent can provide cost-effective remote or onsite help from a Cisco-certified CCIE network expert to assist you to design, deploy, administer, optimize, upgrade or troubleshoot a Wi-Fi network that incorporates Cisco Small Business wireless APs. Progent can assist you manage and debug legacy Cisco Small Business APs or move smoothly to Cisco's current lineup of Wave 2 Wi-Fi access points based on the 802.11ac specification. Progent's certified Cisco Wi-Fi controller experts can assist you to see whether your wireless network calls for Cisco Wi-Fi controller hardware or can be configured and maintained with software-based tools.
Progent's online and onsite wireless site surveys can assist you to determine the most efficient selection and location of Cisco Small Business Wi-Fi APs to support your client density, provide the RF coverage you need, and keep up with your critical workloads. Progent's certified network security consultants can help your organization to design, implement and validate a compliant security strategy that includes policy enforcement, remote network monitoring, and streamlined management. Progent's disaster preparedness experts and business continuity consultants can help you to incorporate fault-tolerance and recoverability into your Cisco product deployments to optimize the uptime of your converged wired/wireless infrastructure.
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