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Cisco WAP321 IEEE 802.11n 300 Mbps Wireless Access Point - PoE Ports
  • Cisco WAP321 IEEE 802.11n 300 Mbps Wireless Access Point - PoE Ports

Item Code: NTCI000650 Part Number: WAP321-A-K9

Cisco WAP321 IEEE 802.11n 300 Mbps Wireless Access Point - PoE Ports

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As business applications become more powerful and sophisticated, organizations are looking for new ways to extend the performance and reach of their office networks. Delivering secure, high-speed wireless connectivity to employees, partners, and guests anywhere in the office is key. The Cisco® WAP321 Wireless-N Selectable-Band Access Point with PoE makes it easy to deliver advanced 802.11n wireless networking with business-class features - at an affordable price. This flexible solution is perfect for connecting up to 20 employees and can be expanded to accommodate additional users and changing business needs. Built specifically for small businesses, the Cisco WAP321 offers selectable-band 802.11n wireless technology to deliver high throughput and extended range throughout your office. Advanced quality-of-service (QoS) features let you prioritize traffic to support bandwidth-sensitive applications. This sophisticated control enables you to take advantage of voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) to place or receive calls over the wireless LAN infrastructure. Designed for growing organizations, the Cisco WAP321 offers the ability to smoothly scale your network by bridging wired LANs together wirelessly, to reduce cabling and installation costs. It supports multiple Service Set Identifiers (SSIDs) to enable you to segregate traffic for different departments, users, and communication devices. For companies that need to provide secure wireless guest access, the Cisco WAP321 offers captive portal support that lets you create a wireless hotspot with visitor authentication. The Cisco WAP321 is simple to set up and use, with intuitive wizard-based configuration to get you up and running in minutes. A sleek, compact design with flexible mounting options enables the access point to smoothly blend into any small business environment. Power over Ethernet (PoE) support makes the device easy to install without the need for separate power plugs or expensive new wiring. To enhance reliability and safeguard sensitive business information data, the Cisco WAP321 supports Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2), encoding all your wireless transmissions with powerful encryption. 802.1X RADIUS authentication helps keep unauthorized users out. With the Cisco WAP321, you can build on your existing network to deliver high-performance wireless access - with the scalability you need as your business grows and evolves.


Standards IEEE 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.3, 802.3u, 802.1X (security authentication), 802.1Q (VLAN), 802.11i(WPA2 security), 802.11e(wireless QoS), IPv4 (RFC 791), IPv6 (RFC 2460),
Ports Gigabit Ethernet, 12V DC power with support for 802.3af PoE
Switch Power button (on/off)
Buttons Power (on/off) push button; Reset button
Cabling type Category 5e or better
LEDs Power, Wireless, LAN
Operating system Linux
Physical Interfaces
Power supply Not included with access point, but supports external power 12V DC power jack (Energy Star 2.0 compliant with Efficiency Level 5) and 802.3af Power over Ethernet
Lock slot Slot for Kensington lock
LED Power, Wireless, Ethernet
Physical Specifications
Physical dimensions (W x D x H) 6.66 x 6.67 x 1.38 in or 169.08 x 169.42 x 35 mm
Weight 0.606 lb or 275g
Network Capabilities
Network protocols IEEE 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.3, 802.3u, 802.1X (security authentication), 802.1Q (VLAN), 802.11i (WPA2 security), 802.11e (wireless QoS), IPv4 (RFC 791), IPv6 (RFC 2460), RADIUS, syslog, HTTP/HTTPS, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
VLAN support Yes
Number of VLANs 1 management VLAN plus 8 VLANs for SSID
Multiple SSIDs 8
802.1Xsupplicant Yes
802.11d No
SSID to VLAN mapping Yes
Auto channel selection Yes
Spanning tree Yes
Load balancing Yes
IPv6 Yes
? IPv6 Host support
? IPv6 RADIUS, syslog, Network Time Protocol (NTP), etc.
Layer 2 802.1Q-based VLANS, 8 active VLANS plus 1 management VLAN
WEP/WPA/WPA2 Yes, including Enterprise authentication
Access control Yes, management access control list (ACL)plus MAC ACL
Secure management HTTPS
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Yes (soft WPS, no hardware push button)
SSID broadcast Yes
Rogue access point detection Yes
Mounting and Physical Security
Multiple mounting options Desktop installation; mounting bracket included for easy ceiling or wall mounting
Physical security lock Kensington lock slot
Quality of Service
Quality of service (QoS) Wi-Fi Multimedia, Traffic Specification (WMM TSPEC)
Wireless throughput Data rate =300 Mbps , actual client throughput will vary.
Recommended user support Up to 32 connective users, 20 active users
Web user interface Built-in web user interface for easy browser-based configuration (HTTP/HTTPS)
Management protocols Web browser, SNMP v3, Bonjour
Remote management Yes
Event logging Local, remote syslog, email alerts
Network diagnostics Logging and packet capture
Web firmware upgrade Firmware upgradable through web browser, imported/exported configuration file
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) DHCP client
IPv6 host Yes
HTTP redirect Yes, and captive portal
Frequency Selectable-band 2.4GHz or 5GHz (not concurrent)
Radio and modulation type Single radio, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
WLAN 802.11n
Operating channels 1 to 13 (depending on country)
Wireless isolation Wireless isolation between clients
External antennas None
Internal antennas Internal fixed PIFA antenna
Antenna gain in dBi 2dBi each antenna
Transmitted output power ? 802.11b@11Mbps: 17dBm
? 802.11g@54Mbps: 13dBm
? 802.11n@HT20HT40, MCS15: 13dBm
Receiver sensitivity ? 802.11b: 11Mbps @ -86dBm
? 802.11g: 54Mbps @ -71dBm
? 802.11n: 300Mbps @ -64dBm
Wireless distribution system (WDS) Yes
Roaming Yes
Fast roaming 802.11i pre-authentication
Active WLAN clients Same as number of users. 32 max connected users, 20 active users recommended
Wireless VLAN map Yes
WLAN security Yes
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) Yes, with automatic power save
Operating Modes
Access point Limited lifetime
Power 12V 1ADC input, and IEEE802.3af compliant PoE
Certifications FCC class B, CE, IC, Wi-Fi
Operating temperature 0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
Storage temperature -20° to 70°C (-4° to 158°F)
Operating humidity 10% to 85% noncondensing
Storage humidity 5% to 90% noncondensing
Package Contents ? Cisco WAP321 Wireless-N Selectable-Band Access Point with PoE
? Ceiling/wall mounting kit
? User guide on CD-ROM
? Ethernet network cable
? Registration card
Return & Exchange 14 Days
Manufacturer Warranty Limited Lifetime Warranty
Manufacturing Defect Exchange No Warranty
Sales Condition This is a special order item, there is no refund or exchange. All warranty and technical support is through Cisco.