Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks Wireless LAN Controller WLC2800 - network management device

Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks Wireless LAN Controller WLC2800 - Network management device - 64 MAPs (managed access points) - 10 GigE

OETC Part: JU-WLC2800 | MFG Part: WLC2800

  • Secure seamless mobility

    WLC series Wireless LAN Controllers are designed for easy wireless integration within an existing, wired network, authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) security framework, requiring no changes to the existing LAN topology or configuration.

  • Global identity-based networking

    The WLC series controllers give users the same identity-based services and privileges, no matter where they connect. The WLC series offers seamless roaming at a single location, and it enables the same secure mobility and consistent service profiles at multiple locations in the same network.

  • Optimized traffic flows

    WLC series Wireless LAN Controllers also enable intelligent switching, which combines both centralized and distributed data forwarding based on the requirements of the underlying application. This results in optimized traffic flows, radically reduced latency, and massive scalability. With the scalability and performance advantages of distributed switching, the WLC series can support the most demanding wireless applications, including voice over WLAN for thousands of users, video services, real-time location services, and 802.11n - all without the need for expensive WLAN controller upgrades.

  • Dynamic load optimization

    The WLC series optimizes per user bandwidth availability and performance by dynamically balancing traffic, regardless of whether forwarding is centralized or distributed. WLC series controllers eliminate access point congestion problems for mobile users by automatically balancing clients across access points as they connect, and continually adjusting access point loading as users change location. WLC series controllers also steer clients to the 5 GHz band whenever possible, preserving 2.4 GHz for legacy clients and voice services increasing usable capacity up to 40 percent.

  • Nonstop wireless availability

    The WLC series uses controller virtualization technology to avoid service interruptions by configuring multiple controllers in a group. They act together as a single virtual controller cluster, with each controller in service at the same time. In the event of a controller being out of service, the many-to-many redundancy allows the access points previously assigned to the offline controller to be redistributed among other controllers in the cluster instantaneously. With this unique hitless failover capability, no active sessions or voice calls are lost. This nonstop wireless experience also makes it possible for in-service upgrades, adds, moves, and changes with zero downtime.

  • Spectrum aware

    WLC series controllers play a key role in rogue and intrusion detection as well as DoS attack detection. Working in conjunction with access points, the controllers systematically scan all 802.11 channels while simultaneously providing client services. When rogue or interference sources are detected, the WLC series controllers coordinate the appropriate mitigation response to ensure the highest air quality for efficient and high performing wireless access services. If an access point goes out of service and leaves a coverage hole, WLC series controllers can change channels or adjust power levels on multiple nearby access points in a coordinated fashion in order to restore Wi-Fi coverage.

  • 28 Gbps of switching throughput

  • Up to 512 802.11n access points

  • Intelligent switching that combines applications-based centralized and distributed data forwarding

  • Offloads policy enforcement and data forwarding to the access points for optimized traffic flow, reduced latency, and massive scalability

  • Combines L2 Ethernet switching, stateful per-user and per-service firewalls, wireless intrusion protection, 802.1Q trunking, and per-VLAN spanning tree

  • Complete wired to wireless Quality of Service (QoS)

  • Automated RF management

The WLC2800 scales to bring wired network reliability to wireless networks deployed in medium- to large-size enterprises, and scales to support up to 512 802.11n access points.

Environmental Parameters

Spec Value
Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
Max Operating Temperature 104 °F
Humidity Range Operating 10 - 90% (non-condensing)

Expansion / Connectivity

Spec Value
Expansion Slot(s) 8 (total) / 8 (free) x SFP (mini-GBIC) ¦ 2 (total) / 2 (free) x XFP
Interfaces 8 x 1000Base-T - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x management - DB-9
Expansion Slots 8 (total) / 8 (free) x SFP (mini-GBIC) ¦ 2 (total) / 2 (free) x XFP


Spec Value
Device Type Network management device
Width 17.4 in
Depth 18 in
Height 2.6 in
Weight 17.86 lbs


Spec Value
Compliant Standards CISPR 22 Class A, BSMI CNS 13438 Class A, VCCI Class A ITE, EN55024, EN55022 Class A, AS/NZ 3548 Class A, UL 60950-1, EN 60950-1, FCC Part 15 A, EN 60601-1-2, ICES Class A


Spec Value
Form Factor External
Connectivity Technology Wired
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Remote Management Protocol SNMP 1, Telnet, SNMP 3, SNMP 2c, HTTPS, SSH-2
Performance Throughput: 28 Gbps
Capacity Manageable access points: 512
Features Quality of Service (QoS), Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVST+)
Encryption Algorithm AES, SSL, TLS, PEAP, TTLS, WPA, WPA2
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3i, IEEE 802.1D, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.3ad (LACP), IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.11n


Spec Value
Power Device Internal power supply - hot-plug
Installed Qty 1
Max Supported Qty 2
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
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