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Product Bulletin No. 3096

The Cisco® Wireless LAN Controller Module allows small and medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices to cost-effectively deploy and manage secure wireless LANs. It provides unparalleled security, mobility, and ease of use for business-critical WLANs, delivering the most secure enterprise-class wireless system available. As a Cisco Integrated Services Router module, it delivers centralized security policies, wireless intrusion prevention system (IPS) capabilities, award-winning RF management, quality of service (QoS), and Layer 3 fast secure roaming for WLANs. The Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module manages up to six Cisco Aironet® lightweight access points and is supported on Cisco 2800/3800 Series integrated services routers and Cisco 3700 Series routers.

The Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module is a member of the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller product family. It works in conjunction with Cisco Aironet lightweight access points, the Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS), and the Cisco Wireless Location Appliance to support mission-critical wireless data, voice, and video applications.
The Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module provides zero-touch access point deployment and configuration, making it easy for IT managers to extend secure wireless networks to branch offices. The module eliminates the need to individually configure, manage, and monitor each access point. In conjunction with Cisco Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP)-enabled access points and the Cisco WCS, the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller module minimizes deployment and operational costs, allowing businesses with limited IT staff to easily deploy and manage wireless networks across hundreds of remote sites.
Table 1 describes the features and benefits of the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module.

Table 1. Features and Benefits of the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module

Feature

Benefits

Integrated into Cisco Routers
• With the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller module, SMBs and enterprise branch offices can cost-effectively support their network requirements with converged networks that integrate data, voice, video, and wireless.
• Integrated branch-office platforms lower hardware costs, simplify remote management, and offer flexible configuration options that reduce the total cost of operations and ownership.
• By using the existing rich portfolio of services such as integrated Cisco EtherSwitch ® modules with power over Ethernet (PoE), IP Communications, and security, the Wireless LAN Controller Module delivers a more economical and manageable solution for customers.
Zero-Touch Configuration

The Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module eliminates the need to individually configure, manage, and monitor each access point. It provides zero-touch LWAPP-enabled access point configuration and is ideal for environments with limited onsite IT support, such as branch offices within a distributed enterprise. By managing all access points as a complete wireless LAN system, the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module provides complete wireless LAN control and maximizes wireless LAN performance.

Centralize Management Across Many Branches

A single Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) can manage 100 wireless LAN controller modules located across several remote sites. The Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module can also be managed without a Cisco WCS, using a CLI or an intuitive Web interface.

RF Security

Integrated wireless intrusion prevention preserves the integrity of wireless networks and sensitive corporate information.

Integrated Radio Resource Management (RRM)

The Wireless LAN Controller Module creates an intelligent RF control plane for self-configuration, self-healing, and self-optimization.

Fast Secure Mobility

Fast secure roaming between access points enables low-latency applications such as voice over WLAN (branchwide cordless telephony).

AVAILABILITY

Customers interested in purchasing the new Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module may place orders beginning November 30, 2005 through normal sales channels. New orders will ship from manufacturing on December 15, 2005.

ORDERING INFORMATION

Table 2 lists ordering information for the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module.

Table 2. Ordering Information

Part Number

Description

NM-AIR-WLC6-K9

Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module for managing up to 6 lightweight access points (when sold as part of ISR system)

NM-AIR-WLC6-K9=

Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module for up to 6 lightweight access points (spare, ordered as an individual unit)

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6730/index.html, or contact your local account representative.
For more information about Cisco Aironet products, visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/aironet
For more information about the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/unifiedwireless
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The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0502R) 	205414.U_ETMG_LS_11.05Printed in the USA Text Box:  Corporate HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.170 West Tasman DriveSan Jose, CA 95134-1706USAwww.cisco.comTel:	408 526-4000	800 553-NETS (6387)Fax:	408 526-4100	European HeadquartersCisco Systems International BVHaarlerbergparkHaarlerbergweg 13-191101 CH AmsterdamThe Netherlandswww-europe.cisco.comTel:	31 0 20 357 1000Fax:	31 0 20 357 1100	Americas HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.170 West Tasman DriveSan Jose, CA 95134-1706USAwww.cisco.comTel:	408 526-7660Fax:	408 527-0883	Asia Pacific HeadquartersCisco Systems, Inc.168 Robinson Road#28-01 Capital TowerSingapore 068912www.cisco.comTel: +65 6317 7777Fax: +65 6317 7799Cisco Systems has more than 200 offices in the following countries and regions. Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed onthe Cisco Website at www.cisco.com/go/offices.Argentina · Australia · Austria · Belgium · Brazil · Bulgaria · Canada · Chile · China PRC · Colombia · Costa Rica · Croatia · Cyprus Czech Republic · Denmark · Dubai, UAE · Finland · France · Germany · Greece · Hong Kong SAR · Hungary · India · Indonesia · Ireland · Israel Italy · Japan · Korea · Luxembourg · Malaysia · Mexico · The Netherlands · New Zealand · Norway · Peru · Philippines · Poland · Portugal Puerto Rico · Romania · Russia · Saudi Arabia · Scotland · Singapore · Slovakia · Slovenia · South Africa · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · Taiwan Thailand · Turkey · Ukraine · United Kingdom · United States · Venezuela · Vietnam · ZimbabweCopyright  2005 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. CCSP, CCVP, the Cisco Square Bridge logo, Follow Me Browsing, and StackWise are trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn, and iQuick Study are service marks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; and Access Registrar, Aironet, ASIST, BPX, Catalyst, CCDA, CCDP, CCIE, CCIP, CCNA, CCNP, Cisco, the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert logo, Cisco IOS, Cisco Press, Cisco Systems, Cisco Systems Capital, the Cisco Systems logo, Cisco Unity, Empowering the Internet Generation, Enterprise/Solver, EtherChannel, EtherFast, EtherSwitch, Fast Step, FormShare, GigaDrive, GigaStack, HomeLink, Internet Quotient, IOS, IP/TV, iQ Expertise, the iQ logo, iQ Net Readiness Scorecard, LightStream, Linksys, MeetingPlace, MGX, the Networkers logo, Networking Academy, Network Registrar, Packet, PIX, Post-Routing, Pre-Routing, ProConnect, RateMUX, ScriptShare, SlideCast, SMARTnet, StrataView Plus, TeleRouter, The Fastest Way to Increase Your Internet Quotient, and TransPath are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.All other trademarks mentioned in this document or Website are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0502R) 	205414.U_ETMG_LS_11.05Printed in the USA