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NETGEAR The WC7500 Controller is a fully-featured centralized wireless management solution with a base support of ten (10) 802.11n and 802.11ac Access Points (APs) with license to upgrade to fifteen (15) AP’s. Easy to configure and intuitive to manage, it provides wireless management for small and medium enterprises, primary schools, and small health care customers with minimum total cost of ownership. WC7500 WC7500-10000S WC7500-10000S

Wireless Controller (WC7500) armor

Fully-featured, centralized wireless management solution designed for SMB and easy to set uparmor

The WC7500 Controller is a fully-featured centralized wireless management solution with a base support of ten (10) 802.11n and 802.11ac Access Points (APs) with license to upgrade to fifteen (15) AP’s. Easy to configure and intuitive to manage, it provides wireless management for small and medium enterprises, primary schools, and small health care customers with minimum total cost of ownership.

Wireless Controller (WC7500)

Fully-featured, centralized wireless management solution designed for SMB and easy to set uparmor

The WC7500 Controller is a fully-featured centralized wireless management solution with a base support of ten (10) 802.11n and 802.11ac Access Points (APs) with license to upgrade to fifteen (15) AP’s. Easy to configure and intuitive to manage, it provides wireless management for small and medium enterprises, primary schools, and small health care customers with minimum total cost of ownership.

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Features

Performance

Great support for latency-intensive applications (video, audio, voice over wireless) with seamless L2 and L3 fast roaming.

Minimized interferences and dynamic RF Management: Automatic controls of AP transmit power and channel allocations ensure coverage.

Robust wireless connectivity: Fair bandwidth allocation among all clients is ensured by load balancing and rate limiting.

Limiting bottlenecks: Dynamic load balancing of clients across APs based on number of clients per AP or signal strength threshold/data rate threshold of clients per AP.

Business Value

Self-healing Wireless with automatic WLAN healing after loss of AP or due to RF interferences adapts the power and channel of the other APs around the area.

Full control by complete view of customer deployment with heat map, wireless channel, and signal strength for real-time reporting of network status.

Simplified deployment and cost optimization with concurrent support of 802.11n and 802.11ac Access Points.

Scalability

The scalable WC7500 Controller enables businesses to grow their wireless network as needed with a dramatic return on investment: WC7500 scales up to 15 access points (AP) with base support of 10 AP’s and optional license for additional 5 AP’s.

Ease of Use

Configure the MAC address filters, make SSID changes, and change the password for all access points—all from the single WC7500 interface.

Triangulation: Administrators can easily locate known APs, rogue APs, and associated clients on the heat map.

Wireless bundles (for single and dual band APs) for ease of ordering.

Technical Specifications

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  • Electrical Specifications : 100-240V, AC/50-60Hz, Universal Input, DC 5V/8A (internal power supply)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) cm : 44.0 x 26.2 x 4.3
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) in : 17.3 x 10.3 x 1.7
  • Weight kb/lb : 3.6/7.9
  • Supported AP Models : WAC730 802.11ac 3x3 (1.7 Gbps) Wireless Access Point
  • WAC720 802.11ac 2x2 (1.3 Gbps) Wireless Access Point
  • WNDAP660 802.11n 3x3 (900 Mbps) Wireless Access Point
  • WND930 Outdoor Dual Band 802.11n (600 Mbps) Wireless Access Point
  • WNDAP360 Dual Band 802.11n (600 Mbps) Wireless Access Point
  • WNDAP350 Dual Band 802.11n (600 Mbps) Wireless Access Point
  • WN370 802.11n (300 Mbps) Wall Mount Wireless Access Point
  • WNAP320 802.11n (300 Mbps) Wireless Access Point
  • WNAP210 802.11n (300 Mbps) Wireless Access Point
  • Supported Modes : Wireless-A/B/G/N/AC
  • Main Functionality : Wireless Controller
  • Number of Access Points : 15 per controller (Default support of 10 with optional license to support up to 15 AP’s)
  • Maximum AP Supported per Controller : 10 (default)
  • 15 with Incremental 5-AP License Upgrades (WC05APL-10000S)
  • Maximum Profile Groups per Controller : 8
  • Each access point belongs to only one profile group
  • Maximum Security Profiles (SSID) per Profile Group : 8 per radio (2.4 GHz; 5 GHz)
  • Maximum Security Profiles (SSID) per Controller : 128
  • Maximum Rogue APs Detectable per Controller : 512
  • Maximum Floorplans per Controller : 3 (default)
  • Additional floorplans possible with USB local storage (up to a maximum of 18 floorplans)
  • Number of Captive Portals per Controller : 1
  • Maximum Clients per AP : WNAP210 support up to 32 clients
  • WNAP320 support up to 64 clients
  • WN370 support up to 64 clients
  • All other AP’s support up to 128 clients
  • Maximum Clients per Controller : None other than maximum clients per AP
  • L2 Mobility : L2 fast roaming support between the APs
  • L3 Mobility : L3 fast roaming support with encrypted tunnelling between the APs and the controller
  • Maximum VLANs per Controller : 64 VLANs for SSIDs
  • 1 configurable management VLAN
  • IP AND VLANS CONFIGURATION :
  • Quality of Service :
  • WMM Quality of Service : WMM (802.11e) prioritizes traffic for both upstream traffic from the stations to the access points (station EDCA parameters) and downstream traffic from the access points to the client stations (AP EDCA parameters)
  • WMM Queues in Decreasing Order of Priority : Voice: The highest priority queue with minimum delay, which makes it ideal for applications like VoIP and streaming media
  • Video: The second highest priority queue with low delay is given to this queue. Video applications are routed to this queue
  • Best effort: The medium priority queue with medium delay is given to this queue. Most standard IP application will use this queue
  • Background: Low priority queue with high throughput. Applications, such as FTP, which are not time-sensitive but require high throughput can use this queue
  • WMM Power Save Option : WMM power save helps conserve battery power in small devices such as phones, laptops, PDAs, and audio players using IEEE® 802.11e mechanisms
  • Rate Limiting : Rate limit per SSID set as a percentage of total available bandwidth
  • WIRELESS SECURITY :
  • Client Authentication Protocols : Open, WEP, WPA/WPA2-PSK
  • 802.11i/WPA/WPA2 Enterprise with standard interface to external AAA/RADIUS Server
  • Local ACLs (512 MAC)
  • MAC ACLs based on local AAA Server or external Radius Server
  • Distinct AAA Server per SSID : Yes
  • RADIUS Accounting Protocol : Per Client tracking for Bytes Tx/Rx and
  • Connect/disconnect time
  • LDAP-based Authentication : Standard interface to external LDAP server/Microsoft® Active Directory Server
  • Integrated AAA Server : Local database authentication based on WC7520 internal AAA Server
  • Guest Access : Integrated captive portal available for client authentication in a security profile
  • Password based authentification mode: Local user store available, receptionist assigned user name/password
  • External Radius server mode: External RADIUS authentication for the captive portal clients
  • Open authentication mode: Guest auto registration with email address
  • Extraction of logs of guest activity
  • Captive Portal : Configurable portal page, including image files
  • Rogue Access Points : Rogue AP definition: AP with radio SSID oberved by any of the managed APs and seen transmitting on same L2 wired network
  • Detection and mapping of up to 512 rogue APs
  • WIRELESS SECURITY :
  • Monitoring Summary : Summary of managed access points status, rogue access points detected, wireless stations connected, Wireless Controller information and wireless network usage
  • Managed Access Points : AP status for the managed access points and details that includes configuration settings, current wireless settings, current clients and detailed traffic statistics
  • Rogue Access Points : Rogue access points reported
  • Rogue access points in same channel
  • Rogue access points in interfering channels
  • Wireless Clients : Clients statistics and details per AP, per SSID, per floor, per location
  • Blacklisted clients, roaming clients
  • Wireless Network Usage : Network usage statistics display plots of average received/transmitted network traffic per managed access point.
  • Heat Maps : Live coverage and visualization heat maps
  • Location visualization and device tracking
  • DHCP Leases : DHCP details for wireless clients
  • MANAGEMENT :
  • Management Interface : HTTP, SNMP v1/v2c, telnet, Secure Shell (SSH)
  • Logging and Reporting : If available syslog server on the network, the Wireless Controller can send all logs. Logs are also available on the GUI and ready to download (log export file)
  • Email alerts for events as per configuration to multiple email addresses
  • Diagnostics : Managed access points ping
  • Maintenance : Save/restore configuration, restore to factory defaults, admin password change, add user (read-only), firmware upgrade via Web browser for the Wireless Controller and the managed access points
  • Dual Boot Image : Supported
  • SNMP : SNMP v1/v2c
  • IEEE AND IETF RFC STANDARDS :
  • Wired IEEE Standards : IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T, IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX, IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
  • Wired IEEE Standards : IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
  • WMM (from 802.11e)
  • RFC - System Facilities : RFC 1001 Protocol standard for a NetBIOS service on a TCP/UDP transport: Concepts and methods'
  • RFC 1002 Protocol standard for a NetBIOS service on a TCP/UDP transport: Detailed specifications
  • RFC 1155 Management information for TCP/IP networks
  • RFC 1305 Network Time Protocol (Version 3) Specification, Implementation and Analysis
  • RFC 2131 DHCP
  • RFC 3768 Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
  • RFC 768 UDP
  • RFC 791 IP
  • RFC 792 ICMP
  • RFC 793 TCP
  • RFC 826 ARP
  • RFC - Security and AAA : WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
  • RFC 1321 MD5 Message – Digest Algorithm
  • RFC 1851 Triple DES Algorithm
  • RFC 2246 TLS Protocol Version 1.0
  • RFC 2404 HMAC-SHA-1-96
  • RFC 3280 Internet X.509 PKI Certificate and CRL certificate
  • RFC 3377 Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3): Technical Specification
  • RFC 3565 Use of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Encryption Algorithm in Cryptographic Message Syntax
  • RFC 4346 TLS Protocol version 1.1
  • IEEE AND IETF RFC STANDARDS :
  • RFC - Management : SNMP v1, v2c
  • RFC 364 syslog
  • RFC 854 telnet
  • RFC 1156 MIB
  • RFC 1157 SNMP
  • RFC 1213 MIB II
  • RFC 1350 TFTP
  • RFC 2616 HTTP
  • RFC 3164 The BSD Syslog Protocol
  • Enterprise private MIBs
  • HARDWARE :
  • Gigabit RJ45 Ports LAN : Switch 4-port 10/100/1000
  • USB Port : 1 port for USB storage
  • More floor heat maps
  • Extended statistics history
  • Major Regulatory Compliance : FCC Class A, CE, WEEE, RoHS
  • Storage and Operating Temperatures : Operating temperature 0°-45° C (32°-113° F)
  • Storage temperature -20°-70° C (-4°-158° F)
  • Humidity : Operation 90% Maximum Relative, Storage 95% Maximum Relative
  • Ordering Information - Controller : Global (outside of China and India): WC7500-10000S
  • China: WC7500-100PRS
  • India: WC7500-100INS
  • Ordering Information - Licenses : Incremental 5-AP License Upgrade: WC05APL-10000S
  • DHCP Server/Relay : Integrated DHCP server
  • Multiple DHCP server/pool can be added for different VLANs (up to 64)
  • VLANs for the Wireless Controller : One management VLAN (configurable VLAN ID)
  • VLANs Access Points / Multiple SSIDs : 64 VLANs
  • VLANs Deployment : The Wireless Controller must have IP connectivity with the access points through the management VLAN. If the Controller and the APs are on different management VLANs, external VLAN routing must allow IP connectivity between the Controller and the APs.
  • RF PLANNING AND MONITORING :
  • Integrated Deployment Planning : Hierarchical view of the network: Floor maps upload and floor maps dimensions input
  • Automated RF planning algorithm: Computed number of APs required to cover a floor plan
  • Theorical cloud coverage indicated for each AP for positionning assistance on the floor plan
  • RF Monitoring : Coverage computing per floor plan
  • Alert for any detected coverage holes with mitigation options with neighboring APs
  • Rogue AP/blacklisted clients triangulation
  • RF MANAGEMENT :
  • Automatic Channel Allocation : Channel automatic distribution to reduce interference
  • Auto-channel allocation takes into consideration the AP location, interferences, and neighborhood maps for each AP
  • Modifiable list of corporate channels to be used
  • Scheduled mode for auto-channel allocation
  • Automatic mode available in case of high level of interference
  • Automatic Power Control : Optimum transmit power determination based on coverage requirements
  • Automatic power control mode available
  • Neighborhood scan of RF environment to minimize neighboring AP interference and leakage across floors
  • Coverage Hole Detection : Automatic mode
  • Down APs or compromised RF environment detection with alerts
  • Self healing: Automatic neighboring AP power increase to fill in for coverage losses
  • Load Balancing : AP load monitoring and overload prevention
  • Client redirection to lightly loaded neighboring APs
  • Fast Roaming : Seamless rapid mobility across VLAN and subnets
  • Includes 802.11i pre-auth and fast roaming
  • Fast roaming support accross L2, and L3 for video, audio and voice over wireless client
  • Package Contents : WC7500 Wireless Controller, Ethernet cable, power cords, installation guide

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