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Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller on Catalyst Access Points

Simplicity without compromise

The Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller on Catalyst Access Points delivers an easy-to-deploy, easy-to-manage, controllerless Wi-Fi 6 network. All without requiring a dedicated appliance, for small to midmarket as well as distributed enterprises. It combines RF excellence with Cisco Catalyst 9800 IOS XE benefits by putting controller function on the AP.

Features and benefits

The Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller on Catalyst Access Points manages up to 100 APs and 2000 clients. It is best suited for distributed branches and small campuses that want enterprise-class features and want to upgrade to Wi-Fi 6 using minimal IT resources. Powered by Cisco IOS XE Software, the controller adds another choice to the Catalyst 9800 family. It also provides a clear upgrade path as your network needs grow.

Secure

Advanced security features protect the integrity of your network and data, all the way to your clients and end devices.

Resilient

We've combined our most powerful controller with the latest Wi-Fi 6 AP to provide enterprise-level resiliency that keeps your network always on, even during upgrades or software refreshes.

IT sImplicity

Answer a few simple questions using the web UI or mobile application, and your wireless network is up and running.  

Choose the best Embedded Wireless Controller for you

Not sure what’s right for you? Try the Cisco wireless selector tool to find the best products for your needs.

Catalyst 9130 AP

  • Four radios: 2.4 GHz (4x4), 5 GHz (8x8 and 4x4), Cisco RF ASIC and BLE/IoT
  • Cisco Flexible Radio Assignment and Cisco CleanAir Technology
  • Internal and external antenna options

Catalyst 9120 AP

  • Four radios: 2.4 GHz (4x4), 5 GHz (4x4), Cisco RF ASIC and BLE/IoT
  • Cisco Flexible Radio Assignment and Cisco CleanAir Technology
  • Internal and external antenna options

Catalyst 9117 AP

  • Three radios: 2.4 GHz (4x4), 5 GHz (8x8 and 4x4 and  BLE
  • Supports OFDMA and MU-MIMO
  • Internal antenna 

Catalyst 9115 AP

  • Three radios: 2.4 GHz (4x4), 5 GHz (8x8 and 4x4 and  BLE
  • Supports OFDMA and MU-MIMO
  • Internal antenna and external antenna options

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