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Cisco 521 Wireless Express Access Point
The Cisco 521 Wireless Express Access Point is a single-band 802.11g access point that features business-class management, security, andscalability. This access point offers high-performance wireless connectivity in offices and similar environments.
The Cisco Mobility Express Solution brings together the Cisco 521 access point and the Cisco500 Series Wireless Express Mobility Controller to provide a flexible, cost-effective wireless solution specifically designed to meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). TheMobility Express Solution is part of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) – a unified communications solution for SMBs that provides voice, data, video, security, and wireless capabilitieswhile integrating with existing desktop applications like calendar, e-mail, and customer relationship management (CRM) to provide a complete solution. As part of this solution, the Cisco 521 accesspoint uniquely addresses the diverse requirements of SMBs by offering the versatility of operating either in standalone mode, or in controller-based mode with the Cisco 500 Series Wireless ExpressController.


Standalone mode: Access points are directly connected to the wired infrastructure through an Ethernet switch and provide reliable high-speed wireless connectivity to users in the areathey cover. Configuration and management are performed locally at the individual access point level.

Controller-based mode: Access points are directly connected to the wired infrastructurethrough an Ethernet switch and associated with a Cisco 500 Series Wireless Express Mobility Controller. The controller streamlines and manages the configuration of all connected access points through asingle interface, and provides a platform for mobility services such as secure guest access and voice over Wi-Fi.

The Cisco 521 access point delivers optimal value for offices, classrooms, small...
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