Wireless LAN Controller

  • Managed up to 1,000 APs
  • Up to 30,000 local accounts
  • 2 x GbE or 2 x 1GbE SFP WAN port
  • 6 x GbE or 2 x 1GbE SFP LAN port
  • Rack Mount

The Edgecore EWS5204 is an enterprise-grade wireless LAN controller that provides establishments such as hotels, universities, or even complete municipalities with a comprehensive set of managed Wi-Fi features at a competitive license-free price point. With AP management, user authentication, policy assignment, traffic shaping, firewall features, and much more all packaged into a single box, the EWS5204 provides network administrators with a reliable, easy-to-use, and centralized management console for an entire organization’s wireless network infrastructure.

The EWS5204 is capable of managing up to 1,000 ECW/ECWO-series Wireless Access Points and can be directly integrated with Edgecore’s Switches, all of which can be deployed and configured easily by anyone, including non-wireless savvy users. For example, automated AP discovery prevents network administrators from having to go through the hassle of individually adding and configuring each access point. Access points as well as connected Wi-Fi devices can then be monitored and managed from a centralized point, with extensive logging & reporting features to assist in troubleshooting and maintenance.

As Wi-Fi enabled handheld devices such as smartphones and tablets become ever so prevalent in our daily lives, businesses and network operators alike are faced with a mind-boggling dilemma – how to simultaneously address the needs of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), manage Wi-Fi users, and maintain network service quality for mission critical applications. Edgecore’s EWS5204 is designed exactly with these requirements in mind, and with a total cost of ownership that satisfies even the most price conscious, organizations are guaranteed to receive an unmatched ROI on their wireless LAN infrastructure.

  • Hardware

    Form Factor:
    • 19” (1U) Rack Mount (Mounting bracket included)

    Dimensions (W x D x H):
    • 43.8 cm x 30.0 cm x 4.4cm

    • 5.2 kg

    • Input: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz (Power cord included)

    LED Indicators:
    • Power
    • HDD

    • LCD Display

    Environmental Conditions:
    • Operating Temperature: 0°C (32°F) to 40°C (104°F)
    • Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing

  • Interfaces

    • WAN: 2 x 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet, Auto-MDIX, RJ45

    • WAN: 2 x 100/1000 SFP

    • LAN: 6 x 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet, Auto-MDIX, RJ45

    • LAN: 2 x 100/1000 SFP

    • USB: 2 x USB3.0

    • Console: 1 x RJ-45; 1 x micro USB

  • System Capacity

    Managed APs:
    • Up to 1,000

    Local Accounts:
    • Up to 30,000

    On-Demand Accounts:
    • Up to 30,000

    Managed Switches:
    • 250

    Max. Number of Online User:
    • 10,000

  • User Security

    Authentication Types:
    • 802.1X
    • UAM (browser-based)
    • IP or MAC-based

    Authentication Servers:
    • Local
    • On-Demand
    • Guest
    • RADIUS
    • LDAP
    • NT Domain
    • SIP
    • POP3

    • Customizable Captive Portal

    • Customizable Wild Card Walled Garden

    • User Blacklisting

  • Account Generation

    On-demand Account:
    • SMS registration
    • Purchase via PayPal
    • Hotel PMS integration
    • Selectable Billing Plans
    • Account Ticket Printer

    Guest Wi-Fi Account:
    • Limitation by duration and volume
    • Configurable reactivation time
    • E-mail registration and activation

    • Social Media Login

  • Network Security

    • Remote
    • Site-to-Site

    Tunneling Protocols:
    • IPSec
    • PPTP

    Network Isolation:
    • Intra-VLAN or Port
    • Inter-VLAN or Port

    • Rogue AP Detection

    • Built-in Root CA

    Device Mobility:
    • Fast Roaming Between Access Points
    • Cross Gateway Roaming
    • WISPr Smart Client •
    • Mobile Device Recognition for Optimized Captive Portal
    • Multiple Device Logins Per Account
    • QR Code Automatic Login
    • Device Plug-and-Play

  • System Management

    • Browser-Based Configuration

    Administrator Accounts:
    • Multiple tiered access privileges
    • Monitor each admin’s current accessed page
    • Local database and RADIUS authentication

    System Time:
    • NTP synchronization
    • Manually configured

    • System Backup & Restore

    • SNMP: v2c

    Network Utilities:
    • Built-in packet capture

  • AP Management

    • Automatic AP Discovery

    • Automatic AP Provisioning: Template-based

    • AP Configuration Backup & Restore

    • AP Firmware Batch Upgrade

    • Tunneled AP Management: both L2 & L3 APs

    • AP Load Balancing

    • Automatic AP Firmware Upgrade

    Individual AP Information:
    • Associated Clients
    • Power & Channel
    • SNR report

  • Inventory Management

    AP Planning Type:
    • New Stock
    • Pre-configured
    • Configured-in-use
    • Not-to-use

    AP Entry Preparation:
    • CSV file uploadable
    • Manual added

  • Switch Management

    • Automatic Switch Discovery

    • Automatic Switch Provisioning: Template-based

    • Switch Configuration Backup & Restore

    • Switch Power Scheduling

  • User Management

    User Policy Assignment:
    • Role-based
    • Time & location dependent

    • Bandwidth Limitation

    • Traffic Classification /Remarking: 802.1p / DSCP

    • Stateful Firewall: Each rule with individual enforcement schedules

    • Static Route Assignment

    • Concurrent Session Limit

    IP Address Reassignment:
    • Allow clients to obtain different IP addresses

  • Network Services

    Redundancy (High Availability):
    • N+1 with automatic synchronization

    Internet Protocols Supported:
    • IPv4
    • IPv6

    • DHCP Server / DHCP Relay

    • Network Address Translation

    • Built-in HTTP Proxy Server

    • WAN Port Load Balancing

    • Dynamic Routing

    • Local DNS Records

    • Hotel PMS Integration

    • Integrated Billing & Accounting System

    Billing Quota Types:
    • By duration
    • By traffic volume

  • System & Network Status

    • System Dashboard

    • Dashboard Customization

    • Graphical System Performance Reports

    • Traffic Volume Reports

    • System Process Monitor

    • Online Device Monitoring

    • Active Sessions List

    • Configurable SYSLOG Severity

    • SMTP (E-mail) Notifications

    • Multiple Concurrent E-mail Notification Receivers

  • Network Activity Logs

    • System Log (SYSLOG)

    • CAPWAP Log

    • Configuration Change Log: History View

    • RADIUS Server Log

    • User Events Log

    • User HTTP Web Log

    • Firewall Log

    • DHCP Server/Lease Log

    • PMS Interface Log

    • On-Demand Billing Report

    • AP Status E-mail Notification

    • Logging to External FTP

    • Configurable Logs & Reporting Intervals

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