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WS-5100-42-WWR - Symbol WS 5100 Wireless Controller

WS 5100, Wireless Switch Kit (42 Ports, Software VS 3.0).
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The Symbol WS 5100 simplifies day-to-day operations with unified management of hardware, software configuration, and network policies. Centralized management also enables the automatic distribution of configurations to all Access Ports - eliminating the need and the associated costs to configure and manage each access point. Adding capacity and new functionality is easier and less expensive than an access point-based wireless LAN. The Symbol WS 5100 enables your wireless network to scale easily as your company grows, with a slim 1RU form factor that fits easily into any standard network equipment rack. Each WS 5100 supports up to 48 Access Ports and 32 WLANs.
  • Authentication: Access Control Lists (ACLs), 802.1X, Kerberos and Certificate Based Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) - Complete authentication suite validates user identity and authorizes network access
  • Automatic Channel Selection: Automatically selects the best channel based on noise and signal properties - Reduces installation costs by eliminating the need for manual configuration of Access Ports
  • Encryption: WEP, WPA-TKIP, KeyGuardTM MCM, WPA2 and WTLS VPN - Complete encryption suite ensures privacy of data during transmission
  • Flexible software architecture: Supports a heterogeneous device environment - Delivers secure application-specific wireless network access with quality of service
  • Load Balancing and Pre-emptive Roaming: Ensures devices roam before connection quality erodes - Ensures loads are balanced between Access Ports to ensure quality application performance
  • Per Device, Bandwidth Allocation-Weighted Fair Queing: Virtual AP, Power Save Protocol and more - Enables multiple mobile and wireless applications with quality of service when network is congested
  • Radio support: 2.4 GHz/5 GHz frequencies, frequency hopping, direct sequence, OFDM encoding techniques and 802.11a/b/g - Supports the broadest and most flexible radio technology, ability to accommodate new coverage, radio types, channels and spectrum
  • Secure architecture: Designed for maximum network security - A single point of entry that can be easily secured
  • Security with mobility: 802.11i and Symbol's mobility features ensure security - and performance - Highest level of data and network protection without sacrificing fast roaming
  • Upgradeable Access Ports: Add new functionality quickly and easily via the WS5100 - Cost-effective implementation of the latest features
  • Upgradeable standards support: Ability to easily and cost-effectively support future 802.11 standards - Delivers outstanding investment protection - no forklift upgrade required to implement new standards and expanding infrastructure
  • Virtual AP: VLAN support provides complete control of broadcast traffic - Ensures broadcast traffic reaches only intended devices

Additional Information

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General Information

  • Product Type: Wireless LAN Controller
  • Brand Name: Motorola
  • Manufacturer: Motorola, Inc
  • Product Model: WS-5100
  • Product Name: Symbol WS5100 Wireless Switch

Physical Characteristics

  • Compatible Rack Unit: 1U
  • Height: 1.7"
  • Depth: 15.9"
  • Form Factor: Rack-mountable
  • Weight (Approximate): 13.75 lb


  • Gigabit Ethernet Port: Yes
  • Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 2
  • Management Port: Yes

Management & Protocols

  • Management:
    • DHCP
    • CLI
    • Telnet
    • SNMP v/ v2/v3)
    • Syslog
    • IEEE 802.1p QoS
    • IEEE 802.1q-VLAN tagging


  • Green Compliant: Yes
  • Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
  • Additional Information:
    • Supports upto 42 AP300 Access Points
    • WMM-power save with admission control
    • Real Time Locationing System (RTLS)

Power Description

  • Input Voltage:
    • 115 V AC
    • 230 V AC
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