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CISCO AIR-CT2504-5-K9 2500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 5 Cisco access points

  • AIR-CT2504-5-K9
  • Wireless LAN Controller

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The Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller enables systemwide wireless functions in small to medium-sized enterprises and branch offices. Designed for 802.11n performance, Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controllers are entry-level controllers that provide real-time communication between Cisco Aironet access points to simplify the deployment and operation of wireless networks.

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Wireless LAN Controller
Scalability: Supports 5 access points.

Wireless Standards: IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11d, WMM/802.11e, 802.11h, 802.11n.

Wired/Switching/Routing: IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T, IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX specification, 1000BASE-T, and IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging.

-WEP and Temporal Key Integrity Protocol-Message Integrity Check (TKIP-MIC): RC4 40, 104 and 128 bits (both static and shared keys).
-Advanced Encryption Standard (AES): CBC, CCM, Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chanining Message Authentication Code Protocol (CCMP).
-Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS): RC4 128-bit and RSA 1024- and 2048-bit.

Network: Four 1 Gbps Ethernet (RJ-45)
Console port: RJ-45 connector

LED indicators: Link Activity (each 1G port), Power, Status, Alarm

Management Interfaces:
Designed for use with Cisco Wireless Control System
Web-based: HTTP/HTTPS individual device manager
Command-line interface: Telnet, SSH, serial port

Power adapter: Input power: 100 to 240 VAC; 50/60 Hz

Dimensions: 1.73" x 8.00" x 6.75"

Weight: 3.5 lbs. (with power supply)


SNMP v1, v2c, v3
RFC 854 Telnet
RFC 1155 Management Information for TCP/IP-Based Internets
RFC 1156 MIB
RFC 1643 Ethernet MIB
RFC 2665 Ethernet-Like Interface types MIB
RFC 2674 Definitions of Managed Objects for Bridges with Traffic Classes, Multicast Filtering, and Virtual Extensions
RFC 2863 Interfaces Group MIB
RFC 3164 Syslog
RFC 3414 User-Based Security Model (USM) for SNMPv3
RFC 3418 MIB for SNMP
RFC 3636 Definitions of Managed Objects for IEEE 802.3 MAUs
Cisco private MIBs

High Performance: Wired-network speed and nonblocking performance for 802.11n networks.

RF Management:
Provides both real-time and historical information about RF interference impacting network performance across controllers, via systemwide Cisco CleanAir technology integration.
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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  • Amy M.
  • 8/5/2014 4:28:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsDOES support 802.11AC

Pros: Feature Set
Ease of setup and use

Cons: Price

Other Thoughts: This model DOES support 802.11AC unlike what was posted by other users. Read the specs here:

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  • Peter L.
  • 6/17/2014 3:52:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsPricey but very stable

Pros: Reliable
Relatively easy to set up
Very Stable
Multiple WLANs
VLAN Support
Load Balancing

Cons: A little expensive
Does not support newest Wireless AC Standard
Need to buy Separate Rack Mount Kit
External Power Supply
POE Not supported on Unit itself, need additional POE Switch for Access Points.

Other Thoughts: Got this for an Apartment Building that needed reliable wireless. Got it up and running in a few hours with 3 different Wireless Networks all with different VLANs, No problems whatsoever.

If you are looking for a very stable / reliable wireless solution then look no further.

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  • HD S.
  • 4/24/2014 10:09:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: none

Cons: Lasted a week past the manufacturers warranty. Was only able to get 4 months of use out of it. Don't recommend it.

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