The New Cisco WAP361, The Wireless-AC N Dual Radio Wall Plate Access Point with PoE

The new Cisco WAP361 is the member of Cisco Small Business 300 family. Now, including the new Cisco WAP361 Wall-Plate Access Point, the Cisco Small Business 300 Series have four models now:

  1. Cisco WAP371 Wireless-AC/N Dual Radio Access Point with Single Point Setup
  2. Cisco WAP361 WirelessAC/N Dual Radio Wall Plate Access Point with PoE (new)
  3. Cisco WAP351 Wireless-N Dual Radio Access Point with 5-Port Switch
  4. Cisco WAP321 Wireless-N Access Point with Single Point Setup

The WAP361 is an ideal solution for cost-sensitive hospitality or classroom deployments.

WAP361 access point features:

  • Concurrent dual-band radio support speeds up to 1.2 Gbps
  • 2×2 MIMO with two spatial streams on both 5.0 GHz and 2.4 GHz
  • A sleek design with multiple internal antennas and a versatile mounting kit, so you can mount it directly to an electrical or data junction box
  • Limited lifetime hardware warranty

Some key benefits:

  • Single Point Setup, a controller-less technology, simplifies the deployment and management of multiple access points, without requiring additional hardware
  • A captive portal support facilitates highly secure, customized guest access with multiple rights and roles

The new Cisco WAP361 AP-02

The WAP361 AP-Look

Typical Configuration-Cisco WAP361 in a Network

Typical Configuration-Cisco WAP361

More Features-Cisco WAP361

  • Concurrent dual-band radio support up to 867 Mbps on a 5.0-Ghz radio and 300 Mbps on a 2.4-Ghz radio to increase capacity and coverage
  • 2×2 MIMO with two spatial streams on both 5.0 GHz and 2.4 GHz allows for maximum performance
  • Single Point Setup, a controller-less technology, simplifies the deployment and management of multiple access points, without requiring additional hardware
  • A 5-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN switch supports both PoE powered device (PD) and powered sourcing equipment (PSE) so that IP devices can be powered and the access point can be powered by the backbone switch
  • Robust security, including WPA2, 802.1X with RADIUS secure authentication, and rogue access point detection, help protect sensitive business information
  • Captive portal support facilitates highly secure, customized guest access with multiple rights and roles
  • Simple installation and an intuitive web-based configuration and wizard facilitate fast, simple deployment and setup in minutes
  • Support for PoE allows for easy installation without expensive additional wiring
  • A sleek design with multiple internal antennas and a versatile mounting kit allows for mounts directly to an electrical or data junction box
  • Intelligent quality of service (QoS) prioritizes network traffic to help keep critical network applications running at top performance
  • Power-saving sleep mode and port control features help to increase energy efficiency
  • Workgroup Bridge mode lets you expand your network by wirelessly connecting to a second Ethernet network
  • Support for IPv6 lets you deploy future networking applications and operating systems without costly upgrades
  • A limited lifetime hardware warranty provides peace of mind

Compare the Main Cisco Small Business 300 Models:

WAP361 vs. WAP371 vs. WAP351 vs. WAP321

Product WAP361 WAP371 WAP351 WAP321
Processor, Memory, and Storage
Hard drive
RAM installed (max) 256 MB 256 MB 128 MB 64 MB
Flash memory installed (max) 128 MB 128 MB 128 MB 16 MB
Networking
Form factor ABS material ABS material ABS material
Connectivity technology Wireless AC Wireless AC Wireless N Wireless N
Data transfer rate 867+300 Mbps 1300 + 300 Mbps 300 Mbps per radio 300 Mbps
Data link protocol IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.11ac IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.11ac IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
DFS support Yes Yes No No
Spread spectrum method OFDM OFDM OFDM
Remote management protocol SNMPv3, HTTP, HTTPS SNMPv3, HTTP, HTTPS SNMPv3, HTTP, HTTPS SNMPv3, HTTP, HTTPS
Network and transport protocol DHCP, Bonjour DHCP, Bonjour DHCP, Bonjour DHCP, Bonjour
Number of Radios 2 2 2 1
Frequency band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz
MIMO 2 x 2:2 for 5 GHz and 2 x 2:2 for 2.4 GHz 3 x 3:3 for 5 GHz and 2 x 2:2 for 2.4 GHz 2 x 2:2 for 5 GHz and 2 of 3 for 2.4 GHz 2 x 3:2
Maximum active WLAN clients 32 per radio 32 per radio 32 per radio 32
Number of access points supported per cluster 8 8 8 8
Status Indicators One LED (power, WLAN, LAN, PSE) Power, WLAN, LAN Power, WLAN, LAN, PSE Power, WLAN, LAN
Roaming 802.11r (when supported by driver) 802.11r (when supported by driver) 802.11r (when supported by driver) 802.11r (when supported by driver)
Encryption algorithm WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise
Authentication method RADIUS, Radio Service Set ID (SSID) RADIUS, Radio Service Set ID (SSID) RADIUS, Radio Service Set ID (SSID)
Compliant standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.11a/b/d/e/g/i/n/ac, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.3at, IEEE 802.3az, IEEE 802.1X IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.11a/b/d/e/g/i/n, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.3at, IEEE 802.3az, IEEE 802.1X, IEEE 802.11ac IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.11a/b/d/e/g/i/n, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.3at, IEEE 802.3az, IEEE 802.1X IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.11a/b/d/e/g/i/n, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.3az, IEEE 802.1X, Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Antenna
Antenna 6 x internal PIFA 5 x internal PIFA 6 x internal PIFA 3 x internal PIFA
Antenna quality
Directivity
Gain level 5.3 dBi max on 2.4GHz 5.1 dBi max on 5 GHz 3.2 dBi at 2.4GHz 5.4 dBi at 5Ghz 5.3 dBi max on 2.4GHz 5.1 dBi max on 5 GHz 2 dBi
Expansion and Connectivity
Interfaces 5 Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T; RJ-45; 1 PD port; 1 PSE port 1 Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T; RJ-45 5 Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T; RJ-45; 1 PD port; 1 PSE port 1 Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T; RJ-45
Miscellaneous
Cables included 1 network cable 1 network cable 1 network cable 1 network cable
Mounting kit Included Included Included Included
Compliant standards FCC Class B certified, IC FCC Class B certified, IC FCC Class B certified, IC FCC Class B certified, IC
Power
Power over Ethernet (PoE) supported 802.3af/at 802.3af/at 802.3af/at 802.3af
Power device Power adapter – external (not included) Power adapter – external (not included) Power adapter – external (not included) Power adapter – external (not included)
Voltage required DC 48V/1.25A DC 12V/2A DC 48V/1.25A DC 12V/1A
Software and System Requirements
OS provided Linux Linux Linux
Mean time between failure (MTBF) 50,000 hours 43,173 hours 68,248 hours
Service and support Cisco Small Businees Support Center (SBSC) Cisco Small Businees Support Center (SBSC) Cisco Small Businees Support Center (SBSC)
Service and support details Service for Small Business Service for Small Business Service for Small Business

 

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