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AP Controller Technology

With the BYOD trend accelerating, Wi-Fi connectivity is now widely provided everywhere in offices, hotels and even schools. This significantly and quickly increases demand for Wi-Fi access points, which in turn leads to more provisioning and management issues for network administrators. In fact, a well-designed WLAN controller is usually a solution to relieve administrators from these problems.

Now, Zyxel makes its advanced AP Controller (APC) technology available not only to stand-alone NXC WLAN controllers, but also to its various Gateway products. This enables businesses to easily scale up their Wi-Fi networks with less investment and management efforts.

Product Series
Applied Products
תמיכהed Managed AP
Default Managed AP #
Maximum Managed AP #
APC2.57
NXC NXC2500 WAC6502D-E
WAC6502D-S
WAC6503D-S
WAC6553D-E
WAC6103D-I
NWA5123-AC
NWA5121-NI
NWA5123-NI
NWA5301-NJ
8 64
NXC5500 64 512
APC1.97/1.95
VPN Firewall ZyWALL 110/310 WAC6502D-E
WAC6502D-S
WAC6503D-S
WAC6553D-E
WAC6103D-I
NWA5123-AC
NWA5121-NI
NWA5123-NI
NWA5301-NJ
2 34
ZyWALL 1100 2 66
USG2200-VPN 2 258
UTM USG40/40W/­60/60W 2 18
USG310/210/110 2 34
USG1900/1100 2 66
Access Gateway UAG2100 0 6
UAG4100 8 16
UAG5100 16 32
APC Lite
Small Business Gateway SBG3500-N
SBG3600-N
NWA5121-NI
NWA5123-NI
NWA5121-N
NWA5301-NJ
2 10
APC Version
APC2.57
APC1.97/­1.95
APC Lite
RRM (Radio resource management)
Client RSSI threshold v v v
Dynamic channel selection DCS3.0 DCS3.0 v
Band steering (Band select) v (2.0) v (2.0) -
Auto power (Auto healing) v v -
Security & Access Control
MAC filtering v v v
Blocking Intra-BSS Traffic v v v
Role-based access control v v -
Rogue AP detection v v -
Rogue AP containment v v -
Wireless L2 Isolation v v v
AAA (Authentication, Authorization, Accounting)
MAC authentication with local database v v -
MAC authentication with external Radius v v -
Captive Portal (internal & external) v v v
Captive Portal customizable
web login page
v v v
Dynamic guest account v v -
RADIUS authentication v v v
Microsoft AD authentication v v -
LDAP authentication v v -
embedded RADIUS server v v -
RADIUS accounting v v -
RADIUS Session resumption v v -
Log-out page v v -
Portal redirect on AP v - -
802.1X Accounting with Managed AP v - -
Wireless QoS
AP load balancing v (1.5) v (1.5) -
Smart Classroom Load balancing v v -
WLAN Station bandwidth limiting
(per-ssid)
v v v
Deployment
Data tunneling v - -
Ekahau RTLS תמיכה v v -
ZyMesh v - -
ZWO (Zyxel Wireless Optimizer)
AP Planning
v v v
ZWO (Zyxel Wireless Optimizer)
Coverage detection
v v -
AP Group v v -
CAPWAP discovery method v v v
Diagnostic Tool
Wireless frame capture v v -
High Availability
Primary/Secondary controller support v v -
License SKU
MAPS v v v
ZyMesh License v - -