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Cisco WAP321 Wireless-N Selectable-Band Access Point

B&H # CIWAP321AK9 Mfr # WAP321-A-K9
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Product Highlights
  • Up to 300Mbps
  • Supports 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • 2.4GHz or 5GHz Selectable-Band
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • WEP/WPA/WPA2/WPS Security
  • Client Bridge Mode
  • Power-Saving Sleep Mode
  • Highly Secure Guest Access
  • Intelligent Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Compact Design, Internal 2dBi Antenna

The WAP321 Wireless-N Selectable-Band Access Point from Cisco is an access point that was built with small businesses in mind. The WAP321 offers selectable-band 802.11n wireless technology to deliver high throughput and extended range throughout an office. This flexible solution can connect up to 20 users and can also be expanded to accommodate additional users and changing business needs.

Advanced quality of service (QoS) features let you prioritize traffic to support bandwidth-sensitive applications. QoS is important if you are looking to take advantage of voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) to place and receive calls over the wireless LAN infrastructure. The WAP321 can also bridge wired LANs together wirelessly and supports Service Set Identifiers (SSIDs) to enable you to segregate traffic for different departments, users and communication devices.

To enhance reliability and safeguard sensitive business information and data, the WAP321 supports Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2), which encodes all your wireless transmissions with powerful encryption. 802.1X RADIUS authentication helps keep unauthorized users out, but you'll still be able to grant guests secure access with visitor authentication. Compact with an internal antenna and several mounting options, the WPA321 can build on your existing network to deliver high-performance wireless access with the scalability you need for your business to grow and evolve.

Robust Wireless Coverage & Performance
This access point is an 802.11n multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) selectable-band wireless solution. The 802.11n wireless standard builds on the wireless 802.11b/g standards to deliver up to 9 times the performance for greater range and reliability. While 802.11b/g wireless standards communicate over a single stream and antenna, the 802.11n wireless standard has the ability to transmit and receive over multiple antennas to provide higher data throughput. With the ability to configure the access point with either a 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequency band, this wireless access point allows for a cleaner signal
Secure Guest Access
Since the Internet has become a staple in our lives, there will be instances where vendors and customers will need access to the Internet while at your business location. This highly secure guest access solution lets visitors connect to the Internet without any visibility of your business network. This prevents guests accessing and impeding the operations of your business. There is even an option to provide a welcome screen to greet visitors who connect to your guest network
Deployment Flexibility & Security
The WAP321 can operate using either standard DC power or Power over Ethernet (PoE). With PoE, you can connect and power access points with a single Ethernet cable. PoE is convenient when placing access points in areas where power outlets are not accessible. This access point also includes robust security features, such as Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2) encryption, rogue access point detection and access control
Simple Setup & Configuration
The wizard-based setup and configuration makes it easy to set up your wireless access point and network. The WAP321 gives you the ability to configure and manage your entire wired and wireless network from a single interface
Base Station
Standards IEEE 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.3, 802.3u, 802.1X (security authentication), 802.1Q (VLAN), 802.11i(WPA2 security), 802.11e(wireless QoS), IPv4 (RFC 791), IPv6 (RFC 2460)
Network Protocol IEEE 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.3, 802.3u, 802.1X (security authentication), 802.1Q (VLAN), 802.11i (WPA2 security), 802.11e (wireless QoS), IPv4 (RFC 791), IPv6 (RFC 2460), RADIUS, syslog, HTTP/HTTPS, Telnet/Secure Shell Protocol (SSH), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
Data Rate Up to 300Mbps
Frequency Range Selectable-band 2.4GHz or 5GHz (not concurrent)
Channel Support 1 to 13 (depending on country)
Security WEP, WPA, WPA2, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), access control, secure management, SSID broadcast, rogue access point detection
Antenna 2dBi Internal fixed PIFA antenna
Transmitted Power 802.11b @ 11Mbps: 17dBm
802.11g @ 54Mbps: 13dBm
802.11n @ HT20HT40, MCS15: 13dBm
Power Over Ethernet IEEE802.3af compliant PoE
Ports Power, Gigabit Ethernet
General
System Requirements Linux
Power Requirements 12V 1ADC input
Dimensions 6.66 x 6.67 x 1.38" / 16.9 x 16.9 x 3.5cm
Weight 9.7 oz / 275 g
Cisco WAP321 Wireless-N Selectable-Band Access Point
  • Ceiling/Wall Mounting Kit
  • User Guide on CD-ROM
  • Ethernet Network Cable
  • Registration Card
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    CiscoWAP321 Wireless-N Selectable-Band Access Point
     
    3.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    60%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (4)
    • Reliable connection (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small networks (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • High bandwidth user (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (6)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (5)

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      5.0

      Simple and Reliable

      By Tim

      from Virginia Beach, VA

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Reliable connection

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Networks

        Comments about Cisco WAP321 Wireless-N Selectable-Band Access Point:

        I love the Cisco Single-Point setup access points. It is very simple to set up, affordable, and reliable. I can't say the same about comparably priced small business access points from other manufacturers.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        Need a stronger signal

        By Mike

        from Apple Valley, CA

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Networks

          Comments about Cisco WAP321 Wireless-N Selectable-Band Access Point:

          My FIOS needs the signal boosted. Looking into a repeater.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Other

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          3.0

          It is what it is...

          By Business User

          from Minnesota

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Set Up

            Best Uses

            • Home network
            • Small Networks

            Comments about Cisco WAP321 Wireless-N Selectable-Band Access Point:

            I usually use HP business grade AP's but I was looking for something a little less expensive. Unfortunately this Cisco AP seems a bit less business grade then I would like. The mounting bracket has no ability for ceiling tile mounting like other Cisco products and is pretty cheaply made. The management interface is a little clumsy and guest networking took forever to setup properly. I probably wont be buying these again for myself but don't take my review to harshly, this product is 50% cheaper then what I normally buy so I guess its acceptable for that price.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Quality product with solid performance.

            By John D.

            from Canton, OH

            About Me High bandwidth user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Fast Connection Speed
            • Reliable connection
            • Secure Connection

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Networks
              • Small Networks

              Comments about Cisco WAP321 Wireless-N Selectable-Band Access Point:

              We've setup and installed tons of these. They work great and rarely do we ever have any issues with them. Yes, they're a bit pricey but if you need a solid reliable WAP, this is it.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Excellent WAP!

              By JPeace16

              from Lexington, Ky

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast
              • Fast Connection Speed
              • Reliable connection
              • Secure Connection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Networks
                • Small Networks

                Comments about Cisco WAP321 Wireless-N Selectable-Band Access Point:

                I have installed several of these in small businesses and they work great. As for the previous review that mentions not being able to configure without a dedicated static IP. These are not difficult to program, you just have to use a little common sense. Plug it directly to a laptop and set the static IP on the laptop to the following:Static IP: 192.168.1.200 (anything but 245)Subnet: 255.255.255.0Gateway: 192.168.1.245DNS 1: 192.168.1.245 or 4.2.2.2 or anythingOpen a web browser and type 192.168.1.245 in the address bar (not search bar) and magically your in. Setup the AP how you want it (static IP, SSID, etc). Unplug it, connect it to your network, and you're done. Don't forget to change your laptop back to automatic DHCP or input the previous static info.I can't stand a bad review because of an individual's ignorance.These are the best bang-for-your-buck WAP without getting into the $[$]+ Cisco Aironet WAP.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                1.0

                Not Happy

                By Greg

                from Sacramento CA

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Office

                    Comments about Cisco WAP321 Wireless-N Selectable-Band Access Point:

                    You can't configure this AP with out having a dedicated IP address or knowing the IP address.

                    a real pain

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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