The Cisco WAP551 Wireless-N Single Radio Selectable Band Access Point is a high-performance access point that enables small businesses to deliver business-class, high-capacity wireless connectivity and guest access securely and reliably. Simple yet powerful, it delivers rich features such as Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, a captive portal for customized guest access, support for IPv6 and quality of service, Power over Ethernet, and robust security to help safeguard business data and users. SmartSignal antenna technology optimizes wireless coverage. Single Point Setup simplifies the deployment of multiple access points without additional hardware. The Cisco WAP551 can be configured with an intuitive browser-based GUI and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
Feature and Capabilities
Get superior performance and coverage for mobile devices and bandwidth-heavy applications for your small business. The simple, controller-less management of Cisco WAP551 wireless access points uses optimized SmartSignal Antenna technology. These access points also offer:
- Single-radio, selectable band support of up to 450 Mbps for optimal capacity and coverage
- Gigabit Ethernet LAN interface for high-speed uplink to the wired network
- Comprehensive security with rogue access point detection to help protect sensitive business information
- Captive portal support for highly secure, customized guest access with multiple rights and roles
- SmartSignal Antenna to increase wireless coverage by automatically optimizing the antenna pattern
- Supports Apple Bonjour, DHCP IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, PoE, IEEE 802.11n Networking
- Data Transfer Speeds up to 450Mbps
- Remote Management over HTTPS, SNMP 3
The Cisco 550/560 access points use selectable or concurrent dual-band radios for improved coverage and user capacity. Gigabit Ethernet LAN interfaces with Power over Ethernet (PoE) support flexible installation and reduce cabling and wiring costs. Intelligent quality-of-service (QoS) features let you prioritize bandwidth-sensitive traffic for voice over IP (VoIP) and video applications. SmartSignal Antenna technology enables you to extend the reach of your wireless network by optimizing coverage, reception, and performance.
To provide secure guest access to visitors and other users, the Cisco 550/560 access points support a captive portal with multiple authentication options and the ability to configure rights, roles, and bandwidth. A customized guest login page lets you present a welcome message and access details, and reinforces your brand with company logos.
The Cisco 550/560 access points are easy to set up and use, with intuitive wizard-based configuration to get you up and running in minutes. An attractive design with flexible mounting options enables the access points to smoothly blend into any small business environment.
To enhance reliability and safeguard sensitive business information, the Cisco 550/560 access points support both Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Personal and Enterprise, encoding all your wireless transmissions with powerful encryption. In addition, 802.1X RADIUS authentication helps keep unauthorized users out.
Designed to scale smoothly as your organization grows, the access points feature controllerless Single Point Setup that simplifies the deployment of multiple access points without additional hardware. With the Cisco 550/560 access points, you can extend business-class wireless networking to employees and guests anywhere in the office, with the flexibility to meet new business needs for years to come.