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Cisco Small Business WAP2000 Wireless-G Access Point: PoE

  • IEEE802.3/3u/3af, IEEE802.11b/g/i/e/F, IEEE802.1p,1Q,1X
  • Ethernet Port
  • Up to 54Mbps
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Create or upgrade your existing network to Wireless-G (54Mbps) with the Cisco WAP2000 Access Point. Oriented for small business, the WAP2000 features RangeBooster technology that outputs a signal up to twice as far as standard 802.11g, with reduced dead spots and improved throughput up to 35 percent. It can be powered either through a standard AC adapter or via its Power over Ethernet functions, allowing installation on walls or in ceilings where no outlet is available. Advanced security features protect your valuable business data. Integrated quality of service (QoS) ensures smooth, lag-free communication in VoIP, video or other time-sensitive applications. Additional features like multiple basic service set identifiers (BSSIDs), wireless roaming, and auto-channel selection give your business added flexibility to keep employees and guests connected. Its metal casing is solid and promotes efficient dissipation.

  • newegg RangeBooster It features RangeBooster technology that is comparable to standard 802.11g but with nearly twice the range and with throughput that is up to 35 percent faster. Unlike ordinary wireless technologies that are hampered by wireless signals that reflect off walls, ceilings, and other objects, RangeBooster uses these multiple signals with two smart receivers at each end (router or access point and client adapter) to boost range and throughput speeds. As a result, a RangeBooster solution reduces or eliminates wireless signal dead spots in offices and other buildings so users can connect to the network in more areas. The Cisco WAP2000 comes with two detachable 3-dBi antennas for increased power, also helping to extend the range of the access point.
  • newegg PoE Technology The Cisco WAP2000 can be powered from the included AC adapter or from a Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch via Ethernet cabling, enabling it to be mounted in ceilings or high on walls where power outlets may not be available.
  • newegg Security An array of encryption options such as WEP 64-bit/128-bit, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA-ENT, WPA2-ENT protect your business against unauthorized access and online threats.
  • newegg QoS Integrated quality of service (QoS) features provide consistent voice and video quality on both the wired and wireless networks, enabling your workforce to communicate or view video content without disruptions and delay.
  • newegg Dual Firmware Images Dual firmware images to maintain functionality if a firmware upgrade process is disrupted.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • George E.
  • 11/14/2012 1:45:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWireless Access Software Fails

Pros: It has good features and a reasonable user interface.

Cons: It's software contains a bug that prevents it from maintaining network connectivity for more than 20 minutes in Win 7 networks.

Other Thoughts: After 18 mos, I discovered that a failure to maintain network connectivity on a Win7 system was a AP software bug, not the fault of a wirelessly-connected laptop as I had assumed. I worked on this for 2 days with the help of Microsoft 2nd-tier support techs and absolutely confirmed that the WAP2000 was not functioning correctly. Replacing it with an old LinkSys WAP54G, configured identically, solved the problem.

Cisco's support system was impenetrable. They heap insult on injury by demanding a payment up front to tell them about their own product's problems.

After this and a similar experience with a Cisco RV042G router, I won't be buying any more Cisco products.

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  • Thomas G.
  • 8/6/2012 11:51:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRUN AWAY

Pros: Handles basic vlans, 4 ssids, but those are things it is supposed to do, good luck trying to get it to actually perform.

Cons: I have 6 of these running on multiple sites and they will all on a regular basis drop connections, to laptops desktops, phones..... you name it. the ap says its up but I can be sitting at a laptop and it will show disconnected for a bit, reconnect, disconnect, then a couple minutes later rinse repeat.

then there is the config interface, reboot on pretty much any change, so say goodbye to business continuity / pain in the rear trying to troubleshoot.

even funnier is that sometimes they won't even do a firmware update, just lock up and reboot.

Other Thoughts: I am actually considering putting back into service our old Linksys wap54g aps which the wap2000s replaced. even though the Linksys wap54g could only handle one ssid at least it would stay up and function.

also hilariously I called the cisco smb tac and the tech told me that the troubleshooting policy on the wap2000 is firmware update, factory reset, then RMA.

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  • RODMAN A.
  • 12/19/2011 8:21:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBad firmware, unreliable, poor support

Pros: Taught me that, even now, unreliable access points can still be made.

Cons: We had three WAP2000 access points installed and in use for a couple of years. After many, many hours of troubleshooting intermittent disconnects and lockups, we are throwing all of them away and replacing them. They frequently lost connection, even with a strong signal. We also had to reflash two of them, due to bad firmware locking up. Tech support was happy to waste time with misguided busywork. It will be so good to end the pain!

Other Thoughts: Run!

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/7/2011 7:27:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsFar from great

Pros: Nice, intuitive interface. It does a really good job of providing a powerful set of features without the little used useless settings. Works well when it wants to.

Cons: First thing is first: I have had several of these put into production, and I have to reboot every single one around once a week, as they just stop working. The networks broadcast, but users cannot connect. This happens even on the latest firmware. Also, when run via PoE, the management interface slows down to a crawl.

Other Thoughts: I'd buy something else. The predecessor to this: the Linksys WAP54GP, was much more reliable.

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  • Patrick E.
  • 8/3/2011 1:37:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsOk, When it works

Pros: When it works (more on that below), it provides a good connection and decent throughput. The GUI is easy on the eyes and easy to use

Cons: I have to constantly power cycle the unit, as it drops connections frequently. It also seems to choke when more than one PC is connected at a time. Even with the latest FW, it is a less than reliable piece of hardware

Other Thoughts: There are better options out there that can be had for far less money

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/14/2011 10:46:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

Pros: Its fairly straightforward to set up. Works great for general networking.

Cons: As is mentioned elsewhere, this AP has documented issues with iOS devices. I have been through several iterations of firmware, and this problem has yet to be solved. An iOS device will work for a short period of time, but will eventually stop working entirely.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for the POE and the Cisco name. Had I known about the iOS issues, I would obviously have avoided. Luckily, I still have another AP for those devices. Aside from this *MAJOR* issue, it is an otherwise fine device.

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  • chris w.
  • 1/11/2011 9:55:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsFairly good one, with minor drawbacks

Pros: 1. Range. Suprisingly wide, indeed. Be careful with those 3dBi antennas though: I dropped one AP and broke the left antenna => the range decreased dramatically :(
2. Metal case, PoE, wall mount capability.
3. VLANs, QoS, RADIUS. Works great with all of this. Did't hav too much problem to bind it to FreeRadius.
4. Wireless roaming. 802.11f is the thing my company bought two of this. Works kinda good (with Welltech WP589 WiFi phone), it takes approximately 1 second to switch between two APs.

Cons: 1. Ethernet port is stirred up too much. Gotta be careful when plugging in the cable as it's fairly easy to push too much and break it.
2. The power cable is too much sensitive. Even gentle touch makes AP to drop the power for a moment, initializing wireless again. Really annoying.
3. For those, who's planning to use it with RADIUS: better look for another product, as this one DOESN'T SUPPORT dynamic vlan assignment. For me, at least, it's a drawback and a suprising one as I expected this feature to be built-in in AP with so many enterprise-class features.
3. The Web-Interface isn't rushing to serve your desires. It's not that slow to be a problem, but time after you gonna wish it was faster.

Other Thoughts: A little bit overpriced AP with excellent range and enterprise-class features, though it lacks some of them (Dynamic VLAN, for g*d's sake!). The assembly quality is not as high as you'd expect froms cisco.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/5/2011 8:23:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWork great

Pros: Ordered a few of these to sread wireless coverage over a fairly big and metal filled building. They work wonderfully!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This is not a router. If you need a router buy a router. This is an access point.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/10/2010 5:18:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot so good for iPod Touch

Pros: Nice metal case.
Power over Ethernet capability.
Good RF insulation (doesn't interfere with other radio equipment too much).
Rock solid performance for laptop/PC/Kindle wireless clients. Never had to reboot it once due to a dropped connections because it's never dropped one (except for the iPod!).

Cons: MAC address filter list limited to 16 entries (huh? what? 16? come on!).
Compatibility with iPod Touch 4G/iPhone WiFi is very very poor, even on latest Cisco firmware. This has also been documented (Google it!) by several other WAP2000 owners.
Can not be "upgraded" to DD-WRT due to the type of CPU.

Other Thoughts: You are better off going with one of the units that can be upgraded to DD-WRT like the Linsys WRT54GL, Rosewill RNX series, etc. I can't believe I spent this much money on a dedicated wireless access point and it has less features and less compatibility than some that cost a fraction.

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  • CHRIS R.
  • 10/8/2010 6:31:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBeware; DO NOT BUY!

Pros: Easy to set up and works well when it actually works.

Cons: Constantly have to power cycle this AP; even with latest firmware updates. Stay away from these WAP home/small business series products from Cisco and Linksys!

Other Thoughts: DO NOT BUY! Please take my experience with the low costing Cisco home/small business line of routers/access points and do not fall into the low cost for a well known name trap as I did. This is my 3rd Cisco AP I have waisted my money on and will not do it a 4th.

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