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June 15, 2016

Systems Wireless N-Dual Radio Selectable Band Access Point (WAP561AK9)

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WAP561AK9 review and price:

Cisco Systems Wireless N-Dual features:

  • Provides cost-effective selectable or concurrent dual-radio Wireless-N connectivity for high capacity and additional users
  • Captive portal enables highly secure guest access with customized roles and rights
  • SmartSignal Antenna technology optimizes wireless coverage and reception
  • Gigabit Ethernet LAN interfaces with PoE enable flexible installation
Other Info for this deal:

Warranty: standard manufacturer’s warranty
S&H: Free shipping if ordered online
Cisco Systems’s dimensions and weight: check our reviews
Coupon: n/a

General Cisco WAP561AK9 description
The Cisco WAP561 Wireless-N Dual Radio Selectable Band Access Point is a high-performance access point that enables small businesses to deliver high-capacity wireless connectivity and guest access, securely and reliably. Simple still powerful, it delivers business-class features like Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, a prisoner 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. Smart Signal antenna technology optimizes wireless coverage. Single Point Setup simplifies the deployment of many access points without extra hardware. It may be configured with an intuitive, browser-established GUI and is supported by a restricted lifetime warranty.

Recent reviews:

This is the ideal SOHO wireless access point. Great coverage area, and MUCH better throughput and dependability than the cheaper, big-box store offerings. You really have to experience it to appreciate how the little delays and hiccups in cheaper merchandise can influence your productivity. The build quality is not quite as good as the 1040 series, which I bought this one to replace (because the 1040 does not support Chromecast without a firmware update). But the 1040 has a ghastly web interface, which you will never need after setup because the thing is rock hard. The WAP561’s web interface is much improved, and so far, it is been just as hard a performer too. I do not think the range is quite as good as the 1040, however it is still pretty good. This thing most likely will not replace the 1040 in in general throughput or capacity, so do not get any ideas there. The WAP561 is not big iron, however it is still head and shoulders above what you will get off the counter at Best purchase et. Al.

This is an excellent small-business access point that hits the mark of offering a great value/features/dependability balance. Features1. Good Physical Form Factor – the case lets for easy mounting with a plate, has adequate clearance for Cat 6 Ethernet cables (as well as high quality ones with molded heads) and has a fitted antenna orientation sensor to optimize radio configuration when mounted on a wall or roof. If you want a clean installation where the Ethernet cable comes through a wall or roof jack then it qill require drilling a hole in the plate but this is easily done with a good drill bit like a Unibit. 2. Prisoner Portal – the software has fitted functionality for a prisoner portal to let for guest access or to require users to login. It also supports many SSID’s on both radios so the prisoner portal may be assigned to particular profiles and not others. Versatile. 3. Single Point Setup – great. This is how it should be for business WAP’s. The feature lets for a cluster to be produced, then other WAP’s (same model series) are able to be part of the cluster meaning that they’re aware of the others so that different configuration parameters and wireless info are shared. It doesn’t require separate hardware controllers. Do not get me wrong, in many big environments separate controllers are useful but for small businesses where you want strong coverage with many WAP’s this Single Point Setup is less complex and useful for the market. Performance1. I haven’t done scientific testing on the range or the throughput but it exceeds 2 other competitors and is close to a Cisco enterprise-level Aironet-class with about 10 clients connected.

In spite of the things confusing description, this WAP (Cisco WAP561AK9) has dual concurrent radios and can use both the 2. 4Ghz and 5. 0Ghz spectrum at the same time. It is a feature rich access point with a nice intuitive WEB interface. This product is comparable to the Unifi UAP-PRO except for it has it is own interface and does not require a client/host to manage. Many units link together and work “magically” The WiFi coverage is common but nothing to brag about. The unit is stable and lets you to schedule reboots if needed. I greatly recommend this unit for a business or home use. <updated on 01/02/2015>1. I mistakenly thought this WAP could schedule reboots. I perplexed it with another access point which I installed simultaneously; sorry. 2. Firmware variant 1. 1. X introduces a bunch of new settings/features but also suffers from stability issues. I Reverted back to 1. 0. X. 3. Lackluster firmware support from CiscoI’ve since replaced my Cisco WAP561 wireless access points with another brand/model.

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Peplink Pepwave One In-Wall Access Point (APO-AGN2-IW)

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Ubiquiti PBE-M5-400 (20-pack) PowerBeam M5 25dBi 5GHz AirMAX CPE 400mm 150+ Mbps

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EnGenius Technologies High-Powered, Long-Range Ruggedized 3×3 Dual-Band Wireless N900 Outdoor Access Point (ENH900EXT)

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3 Pack of Linksys Business AC1200 Dual-Band Access Point & 1 Linksys 16-Port Business Desktop Gigabit PoE+ Switch

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The EZ-Bridge EZBR-0214HD+ HD 2.4GHz Outdoor Wireless Point to Point System

  • It is the perfect plug and play solution for connecting the networks in two or more buildings, internet access sharing, remote video surveillance or remote network access.
  • The EZ-BridgeLT+HD is a Industrial Strength high power outdoor 250mW wireless bridge system operating in the 2.4GHz unlicensed frequency spectrum providing real world thruput up to 100 Mb/sec.
  • The EZ-Bridge creates a transparent wireless bridge between two networks up to 3 miles apart with good line of sight.
  • The EZ-BridgeLT+HD comes with two 75′ shielded, outdoor rated(CMX) CAT5 cable assemblies and POE Inserters with built in surge protection on the Ethernet data and power lines.
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ASUS EA-AC87 Wireless-AC 1800 Access Point / Media Bridge 5GHz 4×4 MU-MIMO

  • World’s fastest 5 GHz data rate of 1734 Mbps for smooth 4K video playback and lag-free PC, Xbox One and PlayStation4 online gaming.
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  • Media Bridge mode connects any wired device to a wireless network.
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N-Dual Wireless Radio technical ratings and MSRP
  • SmartSignal Antenna technology optimizes wireless coverage and reception
  • Captive portal enables highly secure guest access with customized roles and rights
  • Provides cost-effective selectable or concurrent dual-radio Wireless-N connectivity for high capacity and additional users
  • Gigabit Ethernet LAN interfaces with PoE enable flexible installation

What people considered before buying it:
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  2. Cisco RV325 Gigabit Dual WAN VPN Router RV325-K9-NA
  3. Cisco WAP371 IEEE 802.11ac 1.27 Gbps Wireless Access Point – ISM Band – UNII Band WAP371-A-K9
  4. Cisco Small Business High Power Gigabit Power over Ethernet Injector SB-PWR-INJ2-NA
  5. Cisco Systems Wireless-N Single Radio Access Point (WAP551AK9)


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