Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller Deployment
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Hardware Architecture of Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller
Configure the Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller
This document serves as a deployment guide for the Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller. Cisco 2500 Series
Wireless Controller is a cost−effective systems−wide wireless solution for retail, enterprise branches, and
small and medium−sized businesses. The controller can scale in a network as the network grows and is feature
compatible with its predecessor, Cisco 2100 Series Wireless Controller.
The Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller blends into the Cisco Unified Wireless Network (CUWN) and
works with both Cisco lightweight access points (APs) and the Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) to
provide system−wide wireless LAN functions. The Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller provides real−time
communication between wireless APs and other devices to deliver centralized security policies, guest access,
wireless intrusion prevention system (wIPS), context−aware (location), RF management, and quality of
services (QoS) for mobility services such as voice and video, and OEAP support for the teleworker solution.
Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller support a maximum of 50 lightweight APs in increments of 5 APs with
a minimum of 5 APs, making it a cost−effective solution for retail and small and medium−sized businesses.
The Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller 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.