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Cisco 5508 Wireless Controller

(for Up to 100 APs)


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Cisco 5508 Wireless Controller

Cisco 5508 Wireless Controllers deliver reliable performance, enhanced flexibility, and zero service-loss for mission-critical wireless. 802.11n offers up to nine times the performance of 802.11a/g networks. Interactive multimedia applications, such as voice and video, can now perform flawlessly over the wireless network, and clients can conveniently roam with no service interruption. Flexible licensing allows you to easily add access point support or premium software features.

Full specifications (PDF)

Manufacturer part number: AIR-CT5508-100-K9

General Information

  • Product Type: Wireless LAN Controller
  • Product Series: 5500
  • Brand Name: Cisco
  • Manufacturer: Cisco Systems, Inc
  • Product Model: 5508
  • Product Name: Aironet 5508 Wireless Controller
  • Product Line: Aironet

Physical Characteristics

  • Height: 1.8"
  • Depth: 21.2"


  • Gigabit Ethernet Port: Yes
  • USB: Yes
  • Management Port: Yes


  • Additional Information:
    • Supports up to 100 Cisco access points
    • IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol
    • 1 x service port
    • 1 x service port for future use
    • 1 x utility port
    • Supports all Cisco Unified Communications Wireless IP Phones for cost-effective, real-time voice services
    • Optional WPLUS license offers Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) encryption to ensure full-line-rate encrytpion between access points and controllers across remote WAN/LAN links
    • Supports Unified Communications for improved collaboration through messaging, presence, and conferencing

Management & Protocols

  • Management:
    • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
    • Quality of service (QoS)
    • SNMP v1/ v2c/ v3
    • Telnet
    • Syslog
    • Ethernet MIB

Power Description

  • Input Voltage:
    • 110 V AC
    • 220 V AC


  • Limited Warranty: 90 Day