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Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller

Upgrade your controller

The Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller has been transitioned to end-of-sale status and will be available to purchase until January 2022. Migrating to the next Cisco product is easy. Explore the Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers.

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Get Your Next-Generation Wireless Network Today

Optimized for 802.11ac Wave2 performance, the Cisco 8540 Wireless LAN Controller is a highly scalable, service-rich, resilient, and flexible platform. It provides centralized control, management, and troubleshooting for high-scale deployments in service provide, enterprise, and large campus deployments.

Features and benefits

Exceptional scalability

Supports up to 1500 access points, 20,000 clients and runs 802.11ac Wave 2 networks with 20Gb throughput.                          

Integrated services

Application Visibility and Control, location-aware Bonjour and Chromcast support services, software-defined segmentation with Cisco TrustSec and much more.

Better wireless experience for Apple devices

Get seamless roaming, a fast lane for business applications and faster troubleshooting when your Apple mobile device with Cisco technology.

Get assured wireless performance and location services

Cisco DNA software subscriptions provide analytics and assurance powered by AI/ML, for easy troubleshooting and management of your wireless network. Cisco DNA Spaces provides insights about people and assets on your premises and can help inform business decisions.

Transform how you work and support remote users

Develop a highly secure mobile strategy and infrastructure with our services support. Speed time to market while reducing costs and accelerating ROI.