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New Wireless Models and Switching Updates

 2015/04/13   Unified Communications & Networking Solutions   2923 visit(s)


Today, Ctelecoms is very happy to inform you on Cisco's important announcement on Switching and wireless product details!

Cisco would like to tell us a little bit about the two new models that have been announced by wireless product manager Nasser Tarazi: WAP351 and WAP131 which will both be covered in the next couple of weeks.

Cisco WAP351

The New Cisco WAP351

The first model WAP351 which is the perfect device to be used anywhere. It provides a wireless N connectivity and limited lifetime guarantee! It also offers a Dual Radio (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) wireless N connectivity, a 5-port Switch with PoE PD and PSE support, Single Point Setup and captive portal.

The WAP351 offers something new to the Wireless portfolio. Here is a quick Power over Ethernet (PoE) primer. PoE Powered-Device (PD) is the ability to power the device through a PD-capable Ethernet port In terms of power, a standard PoE port can support a maximum output of 15W, while a PoE+ port supports up to 30W.

Now, back to the WAP351.  As mentioned above, the WAP351 support both PD and PSE. This means if the WAP351 is connected to a PoE+ switch like the SG300-10PP, the WAP351 can be power through PD-capable Ethernet port, while at the same time powering a standard PoE device like a phone or another AP, like the WAP131 through the WAP351’s designated PSE-capable Ethernet port.

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More on Wireless Access Points and PoE:

Power over Ethernet (POE) allows power and files to link onto one Ethernet cable in order to operate different devices. And a WAP with a PSE is mainly needed in smaller places like offices schools and meeting rooms. Another great thing about this wireless device is it can be installed in places where electricity is not generally available (such as walls or ceilings...etc.), it's also worth noting that:

  • Dual-Radio WAPs requiring 802.3af PoE power = WAP131, WAP351, WAP561
  • All Cisco Small Business WAP’s support PoE PD
  • Dual-Radio WAPs requiring 802.3at PoE+ power = WAP371, WAP351 when using the PSE with full power budget
  • The WAP351 can be powered by 48V/1.25A external DC power if a 802.3af/t PoE switch is not used or available
  • The WAP351 can provide 6w of PSE when using 802.3af

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