NetGear WC9500 Wireless Controller

NETGEAR Part #/MPN: WC9500

DiscTech Item #: NET-WC9500-BN-FW


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Interface Types: Ethernet RJ45, SFP

Electrical Interface: Ethernet 10Gigabit - 10Gbps

Bays/Ports/Slots: 2

Wattage/VA: 165W

Voltage: 110-240V Multi

NetGear ProSAFE WC9500 High Capacity Wireless Controller - Brand New

NetGear ProSAFE WC9500 High Capacity Wireless Controller consists of 2x10G connectivity with SFP+ form factor; is backward compatible with 1G connectivity with SFP form factor; and has an additional 1x1G port with RJ-45 Copper connectivity.

High Capacity Enterprise-Class Wireless Controller
The WC9500 High Capacity Wireless Controller is ideal for education customers, medium to large sized hospitality, and healthcare deployments. Designed with simplicity in management and ease of use, it offers enterprise grade functionality and capacity for organizations of all sizes.


  • UFast™ algorithm provides fast and easy Access Point discovery and firmware management
  • Fully distributed L2 and L3 roaming enable optimal performance and maximum throughput for seamless mobility
  • Automatic controls of AP transmit power and channel allocations ensure best coverage by minimizing interferences
  • Load balancing and rate limiting provide fair bandwidth allocation among all clients for robust wireless connectivity


  • Support up to 200 Access Points with a single WC9500 and up to 600 Access Points with a stacks of three WC9500.
  • Support full line of ProSAFE® Access Points with simplified management and comprehensive monitoring
  • Support of (N+1) controller redundancy to maximize reliability and minimizes service disruptions
  • Complete hardware resilience with dual fan tray and hot-swappable power supplies

Business Value

  • Maximizes investment flexibility with pay as you go licenses. Each WC9500 comes with two evaluation AP licenses. Additional management of AP’s can be enabled with 10 AP licenses.
  • Self-healing algorithm adapts power and channel of neighboring APs for improved user experience during interference impacted events
  • Investment protection with support of entry level ProSAFE® Access Points and future proof with 802.11ac Access Points
  • Provides complete view of customer deployment environment with heat map, wireless channel, and signal strength for real-time reporting of network status

Ease of Use

  • Complete search and sort functions for identification of key wireless statistics and environmental conditions
  • Simple to use Wizard for easy Access Points discovery and configuration managements
  • Quick set up with WC9500 Web interface and comprehensive monitoring information
  • Intuitive management interfaces allow set up of complete wireless networks in minutes

ProSAFE® High Capacity Wireless Controller
Product NumberWC9500
  • 165 watts with internal dual power supply
  • 100-240V AC Universal
  • IEC 320 connector
  • Physical Dimensions (1 RU)Dimension (L X W H): 440 x 430 x 43 mm (17.34 x 16.92 x 1.7 in)
  • 1 PSU: 6.32 kg (13.94 lb)
  • 2 PSU: 7.57 kg (16.68 lb)
  • MTBF
  • WC9500 (@25C): 664,072 hours
  • Fan Tray (@25C): 676,058 hours
  • Power Supply (@25C): 938,490 hours
  • Power ConsumptionMaximum: 82.3W or 281 BTU/hr
    Managed APs200 per controller
    Controllers per Cluster600 per cluster
    WLANs (BSSIDs)144
    Concurrent Stations
  • 36,000 per cluster
  • 12,000 per controller
  • Detectable Rogue APMaximum: 512
    10G SFP+ Ports for Data and ControlTwo 1/10Gbps auto-sensing and auto-negotiation
    1G Copper RJ-45 Ports for ManagementOne 10/100/1000 Mbps auto-sensing and auto-negotiation
    USB PortsOne USB 2.0 Type A connector
    ConsoleOne 1 D-Sub-9 MALE connector
    LEDPower, status, fan, stacking master
  • IPv4
  • IPv6
  • VLANs
  • 64+ 1 Mgm
  • # of VLANs
  • RedundancyActive-standby
    StackingMaximum: Three controllers per stack
  • Web user interface
  • SNMPv1
  • SNMPv2
  • AAARadius (primary and backup)
    AP Provisioning
  • L2
  • L3
  • Wireless Security Standards
  • WPA
  • WPA2
  • 802.11i
  • Encryption
  • WEP
  • TKIP
  • AES
  • Authentication
  • 802.1x
  • MAC address
  • Access ControlL2

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    ROHS Compliant

    Weight: 17 lb

    Warranty: Full Manufacturer Warranty

    Brand New

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    The product is brand new.

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