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WAP321-A-K9 Cisco WAP321 Wireless-N Selectable-Band Access New

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WAP321-A-K9 Small Business WAP321 Power Over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) Access Point 2.4/5 GHz 300 Megabits Per Second (MBPS) Wi-Fi | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
Brand:
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Product Condition:
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Product Overview for the Cisco WAP321-A-K9 Ethernet Access Point

The WAP321-A-K9 Cisco WAP321 Wireless-N Selectable-Band Access Point is a versatile networking device designed to provide seamless and reliable wireless connectivity in various environments. This access point, part of the Cisco Small Business Wireless-N family, is equipped with advanced features to meet the demands of modern networking.

Understanding Wireless-N Technology

Wireless-N Overview

Wireless-N, also known as 802.11n, is a wireless networking standard that offers higher data rates and improved reliability compared to its predecessors. The WAP321-A-K9 leverages this technology to deliver robust wireless performance, making it suitable for both small and medium-sized businesses.

Selectable-Band Capability

One notable feature of the WAP321-A-K9 is its selectable-band capability. This allows the access point to operate on either the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequency bands, providing flexibility in wireless network deployment. The 2.4 GHz band offers better coverage, while the 5 GHz band provides higher data rates and less interference.

Key Features of WAP321-A-K9

  • Dual-Band Connectivity: The WAP321-A-K9 supports dual-band connectivity, enabling simultaneous operation on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. This dual-band capability enhances network performance by distributing devices across the available frequency spectrum, reducing congestion and interference.
  • PoE Support: Power over Ethernet (PoE) support simplifies the installation process by allowing both data and power to be delivered over a single Ethernet cable. This feature is particularly beneficial in scenarios where power outlets are limited, providing a cost-effective and efficient solution.
  • Wireless Security: Ensuring the security of wireless networks is a top priority, and the WAP321-A-K9 is equipped with advanced security features. These include WPA and WPA2 encryption protocols, securing wireless communication against unauthorized access and potential threats.
  • Multiple Operation Modes: The WAP321-A-K9 offers flexibility with its multiple operation modes. It can function as an access point, a wireless repeater, or a bridge, allowing users to adapt the device to different network requirements. This versatility makes it suitable for a wide range of deployment scenarios.
  • Captive Portal: The inclusion of a captive portal enhances network management and control. Administrators can implement authentication and user policies, requiring users to log in before accessing the network. This feature is particularly useful in public Wi-Fi environments, such as cafes or hotels.
Deployment Scenarios
  • Small Businesses: For small businesses with limited IT resources, the WAP321-A-K9 offers an easy-to-deploy solution for establishing a reliable wireless network. Its selectable-band capability ensures compatibility with various devices, while PoE support simplifies installation.
  • Medium-Sized Enterprises: In medium-sized enterprises where network demands are higher, the WAP321-A-K9's dual-band connectivity becomes crucial. The ability to operate on the less congested 5 GHz band ensures optimal performance for bandwidth-intensive applications.
  • Public Wi-Fi Environments: In public Wi-Fi environments, such as hotels, restaurants, or conference centers, the WAP321-A-K9's captive portal functionality enhances security and user management. Administrators can implement access policies and monitor network usage effectively.
Configuration and Management

Web-Based Interface: The WAP321-A-K9 can be configured and managed through a user-friendly web-based interface. This intuitive interface simplifies the setup process, allowing even users with limited networking expertise to customize and optimize their wireless networks.

Cisco FindIT Network Discovery Utility: For more advanced users, the Cisco FindIT Network Discovery Utility provides a convenient way to discover and manage Cisco devices on the network. This tool streamlines device configuration, firmware updates, and troubleshooting processes.

High-Performance of Wireless

The Cisco WAP321-A-K9 Small Business Wireless Access Point is designed to provide high-performance wireless connectivity for small businesses. Some of the features that contribute to its high performance include:

  • Wireless-N technology: The device supports the IEEE 802.11n wireless standard, which provides faster data rates and greater range than previous wireless standards. This can help ensure that wireless devices on the network have the bandwidth they need to operate at optimal speeds.
  • Dual-band support: The device supports selectable 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands, which allows the network administrator to choose the best frequency band for a given situation. The 5GHz band is generally better for high-bandwidth applications, while the 2.4GHz band is better for coverage over a larger area.
  • Multiple SSIDs: The device supports up to 16 SSIDs (8 per band), which allows the network administrator to create multiple wireless networks on the same access point. This can help ensure that different groups of users have access to the wireless network resources they need.
  • Quality of Service (QoS): The device supports advanced QoS features, such as traffic shaping and prioritization, which can be used to ensure that critical network traffic is given priority over less important traffic. This can help ensure that real-time applications, such as voice and video, have the bandwidth they need to operate at optimal speeds.
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) Support: The device supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) which allows the device to be powered through the Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for a separate power supply.
  • Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS): The device supports Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) which enables it to automatically switch channels to avoid interference from other devices that are operating on the same frequency.
  • Load Balancing: The device also supports load balancing which can help distribute wireless clients evenly across multiple access points to optimize network performance.

Power and Innovation

The Cisco WAP321-A-K9 Small Business Wireless Access Point is designed to provide power and innovation for small businesses. Some of the features that contribute to its power and innovation include:

  • Wireless-N technology: The device supports the IEEE 802.11n wireless standard, which provides faster data rates and greater range than previous wireless standards. This can help ensure that wireless devices on the network have the bandwidth they need to operate at optimal speeds.
  • Selectable frequency band: The device supports selectable 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands, which allows the network administrator to choose the best frequency band for a given situation. The 5GHz band is generally better for high-bandwidth applications, while the 2.4GHz band is better for coverage over a larger area.
  • Quality of Service (QoS): The device supports advanced QoS features, such as traffic shaping and prioritization, which can be used to ensure that critical network traffic is given priority over less important traffic. This can help ensure that real-time applications, such as voice and video, have the bandwidth they need to operate at optimal speeds.
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) Support: The device supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) which allows the device to be powered through the Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for a separate power supply. This can help reduce the costs and complexity of deploying and managing the network.
  • Guest Access: The device also supports a guest access feature which allows to setting up of a separate SSID for guest users with limited access.
  • Advanced Configuration Options: The device also supports advanced configuration options like VLAN, QoS, and Security, thus providing a flexible solution to secure the network
  • Cloud-based Management: The device also supports cloud-based management via Cisco Meraki which allows the administrator to manage the device from anywhere with an internet connection.
General Information about this Cisco WAP321-A-K9
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# WAP321-A-K9
  • Product Series: 3000
  • Product Model: WAP321
  • Product Name: WAP321 Wireless-N Selectable-Band Access Point with Power over Ethernet
  • Product Type: Wireless Access Point
Technical Specifications for WAP321 Wireless-N Access Point
  • Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11n
  • ISM Band: Yes
  • UNII Band: No
  • Antenna Gain: 2 dBi
  • Antenna Type: Patch Antenna
  • Wireless Transmission Speed: 300 Mbps
Interfaces/Ports: 300 Mbps Ethernet Access Point
  • Ethernet Port: Yes
  • Fast Ethernet Port: Yes
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port: Yes
  • 10Gigabit Ethernet Port: No
  • Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 1
Management & Protocols
  • Data Link Protocol: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
  • Spread Spectrum Method: OFDM
  • Network/Transport Protocol: DHCP, Bonjour
  • Remote Management Protocol: Telnet, SNMP 3, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH
Expansion/Connectivity
  • Interfaces: 1 x 1000Base-T - RJ-45
Power
  • Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Supported: PoE
Features
  • DHCP support, load balancing, VLAN support, Syslog support, E-mail alert, IPv6 support, Wireless Distribution System (WDS) support, firmware upgradable, wall mountable, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) support, Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support, Access Control List (ACL) support, Quality of Service (QoS), RADIUS support, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), Multiple SSID support, wireless bridge mode, IPv4 support
  • Encryption Algorithm: WPA, WPA2

Authentication Method

  • RADIUS, Radio Service Set ID (SSID)

Compliant Standards

  • IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.11d, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.11i, IEEE 802.11e, IEEE 802.11n, Wi-Fi Protected Setup

Miscellaneous

Package Contents

  • WAP321 Wireless-N Selectable-Band Access Point with Power over Ethernet
  • Ceiling/Wall Mounting Kit
  • Ethernet Network Cable
  • User Guide on CD-ROM
  • Registration Card

Environmental Parameters

  • Max Operating Temperature: 104 °F
  • Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 85% (non-condensing)

In general, the WAP321-A-K9 Cisco WAP321 Wireless-N Selectable-Band Access Point is a powerful networking solution that combines the latest wireless-N technology with versatile features. Its dual-band connectivity, PoE support, and advanced security make it suitable for a variety of deployment scenarios, from small businesses to medium-sized enterprises and public Wi-Fi environments. With an emphasis on ease of use and robust performance, this access point is a valuable addition to Cisco's Small Business Wireless-N family, addressing the evolving needs of modern wireless networking.

Brand:
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Product Condition:
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Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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