Netgear WC7500 ProSAFE 4-Port Gigabit Wireless Controller

Netgear WC7500 ProSAFE 4-Port Gigabit Wireless Controller

Netgear WC7500 ProSAFE 4-Port Gigabit Wireless Controller

B&H # NEWC7500100S MFR # WC7500-10000S
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Product Highlights

  • 4 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 10 x APs Supported per Controller
  • 8 x Maximum Profile Groups
  • 8 x Security Profiles per Radio
  • 128 x Security Profiles per Controller
  • 512 x Maximum Detectable Rogue APs
  • 3 x Maximum Floorplans per Controller
  • 1 x Captive Portal per Controller
  • L2 & L3 Fast Roaming Support
  • 64 x Maximum VLANs per Controller
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Netgear WC7500 overview

  • 1Description

Covering both L2 and L3 levels of the network, the WC7500 ProSAFE 4-Port Gigabit Wireless Controller from Netgear is designed to support a variety of network applications including video, audio, and voice over wireless. To manage these applications this wireless controller allows network administrators to control the transmit power and channel allocations of APs, manage bandwidth among all clients, and perform dynamic load balancing of clients. Once configured, this Netgear wireless controller is capable of scaling up to 10 APs along with an additional 5 APs when used with an optional license.


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


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
UPC: 606449113693
In the Box
Netgear WC7500 ProSAFE 4-Port Gigabit Wireless Controller
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Cords
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Netgear WC7500 specs

    Modes Supported Modes
    Access Point Management 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)
    Profile Supported Maximum Profile Groups per Controller
    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
    Rogue AP Detection Maximum Rogue APs Detectable per Controller
    Maximum Floorplans per Controller 3 (default)
    Additional floorplans possible with USB local storage
    (Up to a maximum of 18 floorplans)
    Captive Portals Number of Captive Portals per Controller
    Maximum Number of Clients 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 Services L2 fast roaming support between the APs
    L3 Services - Routing L3 fast roaming support with encrypted tunneling between the APs and the controller
    VLANs Maximum VLANs per Controller
    64 VLANs for SSIDs
    1 configurable management VLAN
    RF Planning and Monitoring 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
    • Theoretical cloud coverage indicated for each AP for positioning 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 across L2, and L3 for video, audio and voice over wireless client
    Quality of Service (QoS) 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 authentication 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
    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
    • Managed access points ping
    • 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 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
    • 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
    LAN Ports 4 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
    USB Ports • 1 x Port for USB storage
    • More floor heat maps
    • Extended statistics history
    Regulatory Compliance FCC Class A, CE, WEEE, RoHS
    Temperature & Humidity Operating Temperature: 32 to 113°F / 0 to 45°C
    Storage Temperature: -4 to 158°F / -20 to 70°C
    Operating Humidity: 90% maximum RH
    Storage Humidity: 95% maximum RH
    Electrical 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Universal input
    5 VDC / 8 VA (internal power supply)
    Dimensions 17.3 x 10.3 x 1.7" / 44.0 x 26.2 x 4.3 cm
    Weight 7.9 lb / 3.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 12.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.6 x 15.6 x 3.6"

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