Netgear Wireless Controller - WC7520
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Reliable, Secure and Scalable Wireless Controller for Mid-sized Businesses, Schools and Hospitals




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    • Product Specifications
    • Supported AP Models WNDAP360 Dual Band 802.11n Wireless Access Point WNDAP350 Dual Band 802.11n Wireless Access Point WNAP320 802.11n Wireless Access Point WNAP210 802.11n Wireless Access Point
    • Supported Modes Wireless-A/B/G/N
    • Main Functionality Wireless Controller
    • Number of Access Points 50 per controller
    • Maximum AP Supported per Controller 20 (default) 50 with 3 x Incremental 10-AP License Upgrades (WC7510L)
    • Maximum Controllers that Can Be Stacked Together 3
    • Maximum AP Supported per Stacked Setup 150
    • 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) 16 with WNDAP350
    • Maximum Security Profiles (SSID) per Controller 128 (assuming WNDAP350/WNDAP360 and 8 security profiles per radio)
    • Maximum Security Profiles per Network (3 Controllers) 512
    • 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: up to 32 clients; WNAP320: up to 64 clients WNDAP350 and WNDAP360: up to 64 clients per radio (128 clients total)
    • 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
    • Controller Redundancy VRRP-based N+1 redundancy with failover 1:1 when one cold redundant Controller and one production Controller are configured to form a Redundancy group 1:2 or 1:3 when one cold redundant Controller is added to a Stack of 2 or 3 production Controllers Licenses on the redundant controller need - at least - to match those on each protected production controller
    • LICENSE CONFIGURATIONS Per Controller: Up to 50 Access Points (AP) with Appropriate Licenses Per Stack: Up to 150 Access Points (AP) with Appropriate Licenses
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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. Three different plots show Ethernet, Wireless 802.11 b/bg/ng and 802.11 a/na mode traffic separately
    • Heat Maps Live coverage and visualization heat maps Location visualization and device tracking
    • DHCP Leases DHCP details for wireless clients
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Gigabit RJ45 Ports LAN Switch 4-port 10/100/1000
    • Flash Memory/RAM 8 MB + 2 GB CF/1 GB DDR2
    • 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
    • Electrical Specifications 100-240V, AC/50-60Hz, Universal Input, DC 5V/8A (internal power supply)
    • Dimensions (W x H x D) cm 26.1 x 4.3 x 44
    • Dimensions (W x H x D) in 10.3 x 1.7 x 17.3
    • Weight kb/lb 2.912/6.4
    • System Requirements Internet Explorer ® 5.0 or higher or Mozilla Firefox ® 1.0 or higher
    • Package Contents 20-AP Wireless Controller (WC7520), Ethernet cable, power cord, installation guide, resource CD
    • Ordering Information - Controller North America: WC7520-100NAS Europe: WC7520-100EUS Asia: WC7520-100AUS
    • Ordering Information - Licenses Incremental 10-AP License Upgrade: WC7510L-10000S
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