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Cisco Wireless Control System

NOTE: This product is no longer being sold.

View the End-of-Life Notice to learn: 

  • End-of-sale and end-of-life dates
  • What replacement products are available
  • Information about product support


Cisco Wireless Control System is upgraded and replaced by Cisco Prime Infrastructure. Visit the site for product details and documentation.

Centralize the Control of Your Wireless Network

Successfully plan, deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and report on indoor and outdoor wireless networks - all from a centralized location. As the comprehensive lifecycle management platform for the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, the Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS):

  • Reduces operational costs with built-in tools, guides, and templates
  • Improves IT efficiency through an intuitive GUI and flexible ease of use
  • Minimizes staffing requirements through centralized control
  • Scales to support local or remote wireless LANs of any size
  • Protects the performance of 802.11n by mitigating RF interference with Cisco CleanAir technology

Cisco WCS delivers full visibility and control of Cisco Aironet access points, Cisco wireless LAN controllers, and the Cisco Mobility Services Engine (MSE) with built-in support for Cisco adaptive wireless intrusion prevention systems (wIPS) and Cisco context-aware services. This robust platform helps you reduce total cost of ownership and maintain a business-ready wireless network.

Free 30-Day Trial

Try Cisco WCS for 30 days at no charge by downloading the full-featured, location-enabled Wireless Control System Trial License. This license supports 10 access points for up to 30 days and must be deployed in conjunction with Cisco WCS software from the Cisco Software Center.

New Cisco Prime Network Control System

The Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS) is built on Cisco WCS functionality and will be available as an upgrade to existing WCS users at the time of release. Visit Cisco Prime NCS to find out more.

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