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440X vs 550X WLC

Hi,

I'm looking over the document entitled

Deploying Cisco 440X Series Wireless LAN Controllers

and wondering how much of this is/is not applicable to the 550X since no analgous document exists for the 550X.

Thanks.

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Re: 440X vs 550X WLC

It good enough to get you started. The only major difference in configuration is that the wlc 5508 doesn't have an ap manager by default. Now with features, it all depends on the code your running. The 4400's can only go up to the 7.0.x. The 5508 can use the 7.2.x and newer code.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/7.0/configuration/guide/c70ovrv.html

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Re: 440X vs 550X WLC

Here is the data sheet for 5508 controller:

www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps6302/ps8322/ps10315/data_sheet_c78-521631.html

I think Cisco no longer sell 4400.

5508 is much much better anyway.

Main differences:

4400 has fixed number of AP to support (either 50 or 100) and the number is fixed. Once you buy can't increase number of APs supported.

5500 however supports up to 500 APs. Minimum can start with is 12 APs and the number can be increased later by adding more licenses to support more AP.

5508 has better processor and memory than 4400 controllers.

Hope this helps.

Amjad

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Re: 440X vs 550X WLC

It good enough to get you started. The only major difference in configuration is that the wlc 5508 doesn't have an ap manager by default. Now with features, it all depends on the code your running. The 4400's can only go up to the 7.0.x. The 5508 can use the 7.2.x and newer code.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/7.0/configuration/guide/c70ovrv.html

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Re: 440X vs 550X WLC

Yes Scott. I missed the code version support. Newer code 7.2 is not supported on 4400 controllers.

This version has many features that are not available in old versions

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Re: 440X vs 550X WLC

The one others thing that is nice is that the 2504, 5508 and WiSM2 are license based on the amount of APs supported. The 2106, 4400's and WiSM's are set by hardware so you can't upgrade I support more AP's.

Hopefully you are choosing the 5508's and not looking at the 4400's. Just my 2 cents.

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Re: 440X vs 550X WLC

Thanks much for all of the replies.

The client purchased an 5508 and that's what I'm designing for, but didn't have a newer document to examine at least with a similar title.

Re: 440X vs 550X WLC

Here is the data sheet for 5508 controller:

www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps6302/ps8322/ps10315/data_sheet_c78-521631.html

I think Cisco no longer sell 4400.

5508 is much much better anyway.

Main differences:

4400 has fixed number of AP to support (either 50 or 100) and the number is fixed. Once you buy can't increase number of APs supported.

5500 however supports up to 500 APs. Minimum can start with is 12 APs and the number can be increased later by adding more licenses to support more AP.

5508 has better processor and memory than 4400 controllers.

Hope this helps.

Amjad

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