ProSAFE® High Capacity Wireless Controller

High Capacity Enterprise-Class Wireless Controller

The WC9500 High Capacity Wireless Controller is ideal for education customers, medium to large sized hospitality, and healthcare deployments. Designed with simplicity in management and ease of use, it offers enterprise grade functionality and capacity for organizations of all sizes.

Model: WC9500
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  • UFast algorithm provides fast and easy Access Point discovery and firmware management

  • Fully distributed L2 and L3 roaming enable optimal performance and maximum throughput for seamless mobility

  • Automatic controls of AP transmit power and channel allocations ensure best coverage by minimizing interferences

  • Load balancing and rate limiting provide fair bandwidth allocation among all clients for robust wireless connectivity

Business Value

  • Maximizes investment flexibility with pay as you go licenses. Each WC9500 comes with two evaluation AP licenses. Additional management of AP’s can be enabled with 10 AP licenses.

  • Self-healing algorithm adapts power and channel of neighboring APs for improved user experience during interference impacted events

  • Investment protection with support of entry level ProSAFE® Access Points and future proof with 802.11ac Access Points

  • Provides complete view of customer deployment environment with heat map, wireless channel, and signal strength for real-time reporting of network status


  • Support up to 200 Access Points with a single WC9500 and up to 600 Access Points with a stacks of three WC9500.

  • Support full line of ProSAFE® Access Points with simplified management and comprehensive monitoring

  • Support of (N+1) controller redundancy to maximize reliability and minimizes service disruptions

  • Complete hardware resilience with dual fan tray and hot-swappable power supplies

Ease of Use

  • Complete search and sort functions for identification of key wireless statistics and environmental conditions

  • Simple to use Wizard for easy Access Points discovery and configuration managements

  • Quick set up with WC9500 Web interface and comprehensive monitoring information

  • Intuitive management interfaces allow set up of complete wireless networks in minutes

NETGEAR Warranty

  • This product is backed by a NETGEAR ProSAFE® Lifetime Hardware Warranty.
  • Lifetime 24x7 Advanced Technical Support via chat
  • 90 Days technical support
  • Lifetime NBD replacement
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Physical Characteristics
  • 165 watts with internal dual power supply
  • 100-240V AC Universal
  • IEC 320 connector
Physical Dimensions (1 RU)
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 440 x 430 x 43 mm (17.34 x 16.92 x1.7 in)
  • 1 PSU: 6.32 kg (13.94 lb)
  • 2 PSU: 7.57 kg (16.68 lb)
Environmental Conditions
Operating Temperature
  • Minimum (C/F) 0°/32°
  • Maximum (C/F) 45°/113°
Storage Temperature
  • Minimum (C/F) -20°/-4°
  • Maximum (C/F) 70°/158°
Operating Relative Humidity
  • Minimum 10%
  • Maximum 90%
Storage Humidity
  • Minimum 5%
  • Maximum 95%
  • WC9500 (@25C): 664,072 hours
  • Fan Tray (@25C): 676,058 hours
  • Power Supply (@25C): 938,490 hours
Power Consumption
  • Maximum: 82.3W or 281 BTU/hr
  • ENGR 10049 EST Environmental Stress Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10045 EVT Engineering Validation Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10048 CVT Compliance Validation Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10046 SVT System Validation Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10023 HALT Highly Accelerated Life Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10036 CDG Component Derating Guideline
Managed APs
  • 200 per controller
Controllers per Cluster
  • 600 per cluster
  • 144
Concurrent Stations
  • 36,000 per cluster
  • 12,000 per controller
Guest Portal
Profile Groups per Controller
  • 9 (1 Basic + 8 Advanced)
Profile per Controller
  • 128
Security Profile Groups per Profile Group
  • 9 (1 Basic + 8 Advanced)
Detectable rogue AP
  • Maximum: 512
  • Layer 2 Discovery
  • Layer 3 Discovery
  • L2 Roaming
  • L3 Roaming
  • Layer 2 isolation
  • Access List
  • Auto Channel Allocation
  • Radius, AD, and LDAP proxy
  • Remote AP
  • Client load balancing
  • Auto Power Control
  • Coverage Hole Detection
  • Rate Limiting on per SSID
  • Rate Limiting on per client
  • 802.11e WMM
  • Schedule AP on/of
  • Captive Portal
  • Stacking Redundancy (N+1)
Interfaces and Indicators
10G SFP+ Ports for Data and Control
  • Two 1/10Gbps auto-sensing and auto-negotiation
1G Copper RJ-45 Ports for Management
  • One 10/100/1000 Mbps auto-sensing and auto-negotiation
USB Ports
  • One USB 2.0 Type A connector
  • One 1 D-Sub-9 MALE connector
  • Power, status, fan, stacking master
Default Reset
  • IPv4
  • IPv6
  • 64+1 Mgm
  • # of VLANs
  • Active-standby
  • Maximum: Three controllers per stack
DHCP Server
  • Web user interface
  • SNMPv1
  • SNMPv2
  • Radius (primary and backup)
AP Provisioning
  • L2
  • L3
Wireless Security Standards
  • WPA
  • WPA2
  • 802.11i
  • WEP
  • TKIP
  • AES
  • 802.1x
  • MAC address
Access Control
  • L2
Supported APs
  • WAC730
  • WAC720
  • WNDAP660
  • WNDAP620
  • WNDAP360
  • WNDAP350
  • WN370
  • WNAP320
  • WNAP210v2
  • WNDAP380Rv2 (China only)
  • WND930
Supported Modes
  • Wireless-A/B/G/N/AC
Main Functionality
  • Wireless Controller
Product Ordering Information
  • WC9500-1000PRS
  • WC9500-10000S

NETGEAR Warranty

  • This product is backed by a NETGEAR ProSAFE® Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty.
  • Lifetime Next Business Day Hardware Replacement. Click here for coverage, availability and terms and conditions.
  • ProSUPPORT 24x7 Advanced Technical Support via phone for 90 days (Remote diagnostics performed by our technical experts for prompt resolution of technical issues). ProSUPPORT coverage can be extended by purchasing one, three, or five year contracts.
  • ProSUPPORT Lifetime 24x7 Advanced Technical Support via chat. (Remote diagnostics performed by our technical experts for prompt resolution of technical issues).