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LANCOM WLC Basic Option for Routers*

Integrates WLAN controller functions into LANCOM routers


With the LANCOM WLC Basic Option, LANCOM routers without WLAN are upgraded with the functions of a WLAN controller. This option enables a single device to manage up to 12 access points or WLAN routers. Small networks in particular benefit from important and professional new functions, without the need for a separate WLAN controller. This minimizes the costs of the network solution and keeps the number of managed components to a minimum.

*former LANCOM WLC-6 Option.

Advantages

Central management

With the LANCOM WLC Basic Option, LANCOM routers without WLAN are upgraded with the functions of a WLAN controller. This enables a single device to manage up to 6 access points or WLAN routers, or even 12 devices after installing the WLC AP Upgrade +6 Option. In particular for smaller WLAN infrastructures, this option offers genuine added value because there is no need to operate a separate WLAN controller.

Upgrading with the LANCOM WLC AP Upgrade +6 Option

Networks grow continually and need flexibility to be able to expand. Even with the best planning, the available resources can still reach their limits. The LANCOM WLC Upgrade +6 Option facilitates the management of up to 6 additional WLAN devices. This means that the network can grow without requiring any additional hardware.

Complete configuration of the WLAN

The LANCOM WLC Basic Option gives LANCOM routers all of the functions of a WLAN controller. A single LANCOM router equipped with the LANCOM WLC Basic Option is able to manage LANCOM access points or WLAN routers located in the LAN or accessible at remote branches and home offices. Ideal for smaller but professional WLAN installations, e.g. for retail stores, businesses or small hotels.

Zero-touch deployment

The LANCOM WLC Basic Option quickly and easily integrates new WLAN devices into the network, and it assigns configurations to them automatically. Each new WLAN device receives a fully customized configuration with a profile assignment.

Easy upgrades

The LANCOM software options turn a simple network into a customized and cost-efficient solution that meets your individual needs. Simply install them on your existing hardware and you upgrade your network with the desired feature. The advantage: No additional hardware components are required. The costs and the administration overhead of the entire network are reduced. Genuine added value comes in terms of the system's future viability, because the options transform a network into a customized and scalable networking solution.

Supported devices

managed devices
Products WLC Basic Option plus WLC AP Upgrade +6 Option*
LANCOM 1781EF+ 6 12
LANCOM 1781A 6 12
LANCOM 1781A-4G 6 12
LANCOM 1781-4G 6 12
LANCOM 1781VA 6 12
LANCOM 1781VA-4G 6 12
LANCOM 1783VA 6 12
LANCOM 1784VA 6 12
*as of LCOS 8.82

Technical features

  • Upgrades LANCOM routers without WLAN to include WLAN controller functions
  • Central management of up to 6 LANCOM access points and WLAN routers
  • Expandable for up to 12 manageable devices with the LANCOM WLC AP Upgrade +6 option
  • Complete configuration of access points with profile assignment
  • Zero-touch deployment of access points and WLAN routers
  • Simply upgrade your existing device and save on hardware components