Cisco 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
Eight 10/100 Ethernet Ports
Provides eight 10/100 Ethernet ports, intended to support a combination of access points and redundant LAN uplinks
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
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 Unified Wireless Network Software Release 6.0 is supported by the following devices: