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Cisco 2106 Wireless LAN Controller

 

 

Introduction

 

Pict1.jpgCisco Wireless LAN Controllers work in conjunction with Cisco lightweight access points and the Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) to provide system wide wireless LAN functions. As components of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, Cisco 2100 Series Wireless LAN Controllers present network administrators with the visibility and control necessary to effectively and securely manage business-class WLANs and mobility services, such as voice, guest access, and location services.

 

The Cisco 2106 Wireless LAN Controller works in conjunction with Cisco lightweight access points and the Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) to provide system wide wireless LAN functions. As a component of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, the Cisco 2106 Wireless LAN Controller gives network administrators the visibility and control necessary to effectively and securely manage business-class WLANs.

 

The Cisco 2106 Wireless LAN Controller provides:

  • A cost-effective solution for enterprise branch deployments and small and medium-sized business environments
  • Business-class RF security and WLAN security policy monitoring
  • Simplified network deployment, operations, and management to help reduce overall operational expenses

 

These controllers are part of a Payment Card Industry (PCI) certified architecture, and are well suited for retail customers who deploy transactional data applications such as scanners and kiosks. With performance up to 100 Mbps, the Cisco 2100 Series Wireless LAN Controllers also enable small and medium branch offices to deploy collaboration applications such as guest access and mobile voice.

 

While Cisco 2100 Series Wireless LAN Controllers support transaction-oriented wireless environments such as handheld scanners in retail, the Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controllers are recommended for high-data-rate and multicast-intensive applications such as large data files, video, push-to-talk.

 

Features and Benefits

 

Features and Benefits of the Cisco 2100 Series Wireless LAN Controllers

 

 

Features

Benefits

Eight 10/100 Ethernet Ports

Provides eight 10/100 Ethernet ports, intended to support a combination of access points and redundant LAN uplinks

Power-over-Ethernet-Enabled Ports

Two of the eight 10/100 Ethernet ports are 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Cisco PoE enabled, rated for use with Cisco Aironet® lightweight access points

Small Form Factor

Allows for convenient desktop mounting or rack mounting, with optional rack mount kit for flexible deployment

Extended Secure Coverage

Extended secure coverage for larger stores and warehouses

PCI Integration

Supports a PCI-certified architecture for retail customers

Support for 802.11n

Offers robust coverage with 802.11 a/b/g or delivers unprecedented reliability using 802.11n and Cisco Next-Generation Wireless Solutions and Cisco Enterprise Wireless Mesh

 

 

Cisco 2100 Series Models and Number of Access Points Supported

 

2100 Series Controllers

# of Access Points Supported

Cisco 2106

6

Cisco 2112

12

Cisco 2125

25

 

 

New Features

 

Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 6.0 is supported by the following devices:

• Cisco Aironet access points running Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP)

• Cisco 2100, 4400, and 5500 Series Wireless Controllers

• Cisco Aironet 1524 Outdoor Mesh Access Point

• Cisco Catalyst® 6500 Series/7600 Series Wireless Services Module (WiSM)

• Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module (WLCM) and Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module Enhanced (WLCM-E) for integrated services routers

• Cisco Catalyst 3750G Integrated Wireless LAN Controller

• Cisco 3300 Series Mobility Services Engine

• Cisco 2700 Series Wireless Location Appliance

• Cisco WCS and Cisco WCS Navigator

 

 

PRODUCT LITERATURE

 

Bulletins

All Cisco 2100 Series Wireless LAN Controllers Bulletins

Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 4.0 206.0


Data Sheets

All Cisco 2100 Series Wireless LAN Controllers Data Sheets

Cisco 2106 Wireless LAN Controller Data Sheet

 

Q & A

All Cisco 2100 Series Wireless LAN Controllers Q&A

Cisco 2100 Wireless LAN Controller Q&A

Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 4.0.197.0 Q&A

Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) Error and System Messages FAQCross-Navigate

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