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Get to Know the WAP361 Wireless-AC N Dual Radio Wall Plate Access Point with PoE



The WAP361 Wireless-AC/N Dual Radio Wall Plate Access Point with PoE uses concurrent dual-band radio for improved coverage and user capacity. Gigabit Ethernet LAN interfaces with Power over Ethernet (PoE) facilitate flexible installation and reduce cabling and wiring costs.

To provide highly secure guest access to visitors and other users, WAP361 supports a captive portal with multiple authentication options and the ability to configure rights, roles, and bandwidth. Configure a cluster of WAPs for seamless roaming within a campus and manage them through a single IP address.

Product Features

  • Concurrent dual-band radio support up to 1.2 Gbps on both radios to make the most of capacity and coverage
  • Single Point Setup, a controller-less technology, simplifies the deployment and management of multiple access points without requiring additional hardware
  • Five Gigabit Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) interfaces can enable a high-speed uplink to the wired network and also link aggregation support to increase the overall bandwidth between the two ports
  • A captive portal support facilitates highly secure, customized guest access with multiple rights and roles
  • Simple installation through a Setup Wizard and an intuitive web-based configuration facilitate fast, simple deployment, and setup in minutes
  • Support for Power over Ethernet (POE) allows for easy installation without expensive additional wiring
  • Multiple internal antennas
  • Designed to be mounted on a wall and junction boxes in a vertical orientation with an additional security screw on top.
  • Intelligent Quality of Service (QoS) prioritizes network traffic to help keep critical network applications running at top performance
  • Support for IPv6 lets you deploy future networking applications and operating systems without costly upgrades.

Package Contents

a)             b) 


c)     d) 




a) WAP361 Wireless-AC/N Dual Radio Wall Plate Access Point with PoE
b) Ethernet cable
c) Quick Start Guide
d) Wall mount bracket
e) Wall mounting kit

Minimum Requirements

  • A switch or router that has PoE support, PoE injector, or AC power adapter
  • Java-enabled web browser for the web-based configuration

Default Settings

Parameter Default Value
Username cisco
Password cisco
LAN IP Address
Fallback LAN IP
Subnetwork Mask

Technical Details

Product Diagram

Front and Right Side Panel View

The front panel shows the Cisco logo and the Multi-function LED and on the right side panel, the Kensington lock slot and the 48VDC adapter port are located.

Back Panel View

At the back panel, the sticker showing some information about the device such as the exact model number with the device description, the power specifications, the serial number, the MAC address, and other vital information can be seen. The Reset button and one out of the five Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports are also located at the back.

Bottom Panel View

The bottom panel shows the four Ethernet ports, one PoE port, and four out of the five Gigabit Ethernet Ports.

Multifunction LED

This LED indicates the status of the device depending on what state it is in.

LED Name LED Behavior
Multifunction System LED


The WAP361 is out of power


Solid – At least one wireless client is connected to the WAP.

Blinking – Firmware upgrade is in process


Solid – No wireless clients are connected

Blinking – WAP361 is booting


Solid – WAP361 fails to boot with both firmware images
LINK/ACT LED LINK/ACT LED Located on the left of the port. The light goes steady when a link between the corresponding port and other device is detected. The light flashes when the port is passing traffic.
(Amber) Located on the right of the port. The light goes steady when power is being supplied to a device attached to the corresponding port.
Version history
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Last update:
‎03-23-2017 01:09 AM