Access Point Management and Monitoring
The AIR-AP1261N-A-K9 is a Cisco Aironet 1261N Wireless Access Point that provides fast and reliable wireless connectivity. To ensure that the access point is functioning optimally, it requires management and monitoring.
The management and monitoring of the AIR-AP1261N-A-K9 access point can be done through Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) or Cisco Prime Infrastructure. These management tools provide a graphical user interface that allows network administrators to manage and monitor the access points on the network.
The management tools provide several features for managing and monitoring the access point, including:
- Configuration: Network administrators can configure the access point's parameters such as security, quality of service (QoS), and network settings.
- Monitoring: Network administrators can monitor the performance of the access point, including traffic load, signal strength, and client usage.
- Troubleshooting: Network administrators can troubleshoot issues related to the access point, such as connectivity issues or interference.
- Reporting: Network administrators can generate reports on access point performance, client usage, and network usage.
- Firmware Management: Network administrators can manage and upgrade the firmware of the access point through the management tools.
- Security: Network administrators can configure security settings on the access point, such as authentication and encryption.
In addition to using the management tools, network administrators can also monitor the access point using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and command-line interface (CLI) tools. These tools provide a more granular view of the access point's performance, configuration, and status.
Quality of Service and Traffic Management
The AIR-AP1261N-A-K9 Cisco Aironet 1261N Wireless Access Point offers a range of features to help manage and optimize network traffic. These features are designed to improve the overall performance of the wireless network and enhance the user experience. One of the key features of this access point is Quality of Service (QoS) and traffic management.
QoS is a set of techniques that ensure that network traffic is given priority based on the type of traffic, such as voice or video traffic, to ensure that the traffic is delivered with minimum delay and jitter. The AIR-AP1261N-A-K9 Access Point offers QoS through the implementation of the IEEE 802.11e standard. This standard provides for different levels of service and prioritizes traffic based on specific requirements.
The access point also offers traffic management features such as bandwidth management and traffic shaping. These features allow network administrators to prioritize and control the flow of traffic over the wireless network, reducing congestion and improving network performance. Bandwidth management enables network administrators to set limits on the amount of bandwidth available to specific users or applications, preventing bandwidth-intensive applications from slowing down the network. Traffic shaping, on the other hand, enables network administrators to control the flow of traffic, ensuring that certain types of traffic receive higher priority than others.
The AIR-AP1261N-A-K9 Access Point also supports the use of multicast and broadcast traffic management, which helps to reduce network congestion and improve network performance. Multicast and broadcast traffic can be managed by limiting the number of multicast and broadcast packets that are allowed to traverse the network, reducing the amount of traffic that is transmitted over the network.
High Availability and Redundancy Options
High availability and redundancy are crucial in any network to ensure maximum uptime and minimize downtime. The AIR-AP1261N-A-K9 Cisco Aironet 1261N Wireless Access Point provides high availability and redundancy options to ensure uninterrupted wireless connectivity.
The access point supports two types of redundancy: RF redundancy and controller redundancy. RF redundancy is achieved through the use of multiple access points that are configured to operate as a single access point. Controller redundancy is achieved through the use of multiple controllers that are configured to provide backup in case of a failure of the primary controller.
The AIR-AP1261N-A-K9 Access Point also supports load balancing, which distributes the wireless clients among multiple access points to ensure optimal use of available resources. This feature helps to prevent overloading of a single access point, which can lead to poor performance.
To ensure high availability, the access point supports link aggregation, which allows multiple network interfaces to operate as a single logical interface. This feature provides redundancy and increases bandwidth by combining multiple links.
The access point also supports fast roaming, which allows wireless clients to roam between access points quickly and seamlessly without losing their connection. This feature is essential in a network with high mobility, such as in a hospital or warehouse.
- Manufacturer: Cisco Systems, Inc
- Manufacturer Part Number: AIR-AP1261N-A-K9
- Category Name: Networking
- Sub Category Name:Wireless 300MBPS
- Brand Name: Cisco
- Product Line: Aironet
- Product Series: 1260
- Product Model: 1261N
- Product Name: Aironet 1261N Wireless Access Point
- Product Type: Wireless Access Point
- Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11n
- ISM Band: Yes
- ISM Minimum Frequency: 2.41 GHz
- ISM Maximum Frequency: 2.46 GHz
- Wireless Transmission Speed: 300 Mbps
- Wireless Security:
- Features: MIMO Technology
- Ethernet Port: Yes
- Fast Ethernet Port: Yes
- Gigabit Ethernet Port: Yes
- Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 1
- Management Port: Yes
- Input Voltage: 110 V AC
- Input Voltage: 220 V AC
- Power Source: Power Supply
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