Cisco WAP561 Wireless-N Dual Radio Selectable Band Access Point

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Easily Manage Highly Secure Guest Access

Now your small business can reliably deliver business-class, high-capacity wireless connectivity and highly secure guest access. The Cisco WAP561 Wireless-N Dual Radio Selectable Band Access Point offers high performance with a dual concurrent radio (2.4 and 5.0 GHz).

Manage connectivity and offer highly secure guest access without a controller. (2:38 min)

Features and Capabilities

Get exceptional performance and coverage for mobile devices and bandwidth-heavy applications for your small business. With simple, controller-less management and optimized SmartSignal Antenna technology, Cisco WAP561 wireless access points offer:

  • Concurrent dual-band radios that support up to 450 Mbps per radio 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

WAP561 access points also include Single Point Setup. This controller-less technology simplifies the deployment and management of multiple access points, without requiring additional hardware. Other features that make management easy include:

  • Simple installation and intuitive web-based configuration and wizard for deployment and setup in minutes
  • Support for Power over Ethernet (PoE) for easy installation without expensive additional wiring
  • Sleek design with 10 internal antennas and a versatile mounting kit for easy installation on a ceiling or wall
  • Workgroup Bridge mode to help you expand your network by wirelessly connecting to a second Ethernet network

You can also optimize network performance and reduce costs with the following features:

  • Intelligent quality of service (QoS) that prioritizes network traffic to help keep critical network applications running at top performance
  • Power-saving sleep mode and port control features to help increase energy efficiency
  • IPv6 support to help you deploy future networking applications and operating systems without costly upgrades
  • Limited lifetime hardware warranty for peace of mind

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Specifications at a Glance

Specifications Description
Interfaces 10/100/1000BASE-T autosensing (RJ45)
Powering options 802.3af Ethernet switch, Cisco SB-PWR-INJ-12V-xx power injector
Radio 802.11n dual concurrent radio (Cisco WAP561) or selectable single radio (Cisco WAP551)
Wireless 802.11n, 3 x 3 multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO)
Operating Modes Access point mode, wireless distribution system (WDS) bridging, Workgroup Bridge
VLAN Support Yes
Multiple SSIDs 16

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