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Product Line: Juniper Networks WLC2800 Wireless LAN Controller
Product Type: Wireless LAN Controller
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Product Description

The WLC2800 Juniper supports a base license for 64 access points, scalable up to 512 access points with additional licenses, and delivers 28 Gbps of throughput. Connectivity options include 8 GbE ports with both SFP and RJ45 interfaces and 2 x 10GbE ports, enhanced by a hot-swappable redundant power supply for improved reliability. Designed for versatility and high performance, the unit dimensions are 17.4" W x 18" D x 2.594" H, and it operates efficiently within a temperature range of 32°F to 104°F, maintaining a humidity tolerance of 5% to 95% noncondensing.

Key Feature for the WLC2800

  • What is the base license capacity of the WLC2800 for access points?
    The base license for the WLC2800 supports 64 access points.
  • How many access points can the WLC2800 support with additional licenses?
    With additional licenses, the WLC2800 can support up to 512 access points.
  • What is the throughput capacity of the WLC2800?
    The WLC2800 offers 28 Gbps of throughput.
  • How many Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports does the WLC2800 have?
    The WLC2800 has 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 2 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
  • Does the WLC2800 support hot-swappable power supplies?
    Yes, the WLC2800 supports a hot-swappable redundant power supply option.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the WLC2800?
    Dimensions are 17.4" (W) x 18" (D) x 2.594" (H).
  • What is the weight of the WLC2800 with dual power supplies?
    With two power supplies, the WLC2800 weighs 19.5 lb (8.77 kg).
  • What are the maximum and minimum operating temperatures for the WLC2800?
    The minimum operating temperature is 32°F, and the maximum is 104°F.
  • What is the power output and maximum amperage draw of the WLC2800?
    The power output is 108 W, with a maximum amperage draw of 4.4 Amps at 120 Vrms and 2.2 Amps at 230 Vrms.
  • What humidity levels can the WLC2800 operate within?
    The WLC2800 can operate in humidity levels from 5% to 95% noncondensing.

Product Review

The Juniper WLC2800 offers a solid throughput of 28 Gbps and can support up to 512 802.11n access points with a base license for 64, making it scalable for large deployments. However, the need for additional licenses to reach its full capacity can increase costs. Its hardware features include 8 GbE ports and 2 10GbE ports for extensive connectivity options, alongside a hot-swappable redundant power supply for reliability, though its weight and size may challenge installations with limited space.


The Juniper WLC2800 is a wireless LAN controller designed to meet the demands of medium to large-sized network environments. With the capability to manage up to 512 802.11n access points, this device is suitable for organizations looking to deploy a high-density wireless network. The WLC2800 delivers 28 Gbps of throughput, ensuring high performance and reliability for data-intensive applications. Included with the WLC2800 is a base license for 64 access points, making it ready for immediate deployment. For networks that require more access points, the controller supports a maximum of 512 APs with additional licenses available in increments of 64 or 128, providing scalability to grow with your network needs. Connectivity options on the WLC2800 are extensive, featuring 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports that accommodate both fiber and RJ45 interfaces, ensuring flexible installation options and compatibility with a wide range of network infrastructures. Additionally, the controller is equipped with 2 ten Gigabit Ethernet ports, facilitating high-speed connections essential for backbone networks or high-traffic areas. A standout feature of the WLC2800 is its hot-swappable redundant power supply option, which enhances system reliability and uptime by allowing power supply replacement without interrupting network operations. This is particularly valuable in environments where continuous network availability is critical.
  • Dimensions: 17.4" (W) x 18" (D) x 2.594" (H)
  • Weight: 18 lb (8.1 kg) with one power supply, 19.5 lb (8.77 kg) with two power supplies
  • Power Specifications: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz with a peak power output of 108 W. The maximum amperage draw is 4.4 Amps at 120 Vrms and 2.2 Amps at 230 Vrms
The Juniper WLC2800 operates efficiently within a wide range of temperatures, from a minimum operating temperature of 32°F to a maximum of 104°F. It can also withstand storage temperatures ranging from -40°F to 158°F, with a humidity tolerance of 5% to 95% noncondensing. These specifications ensure the controller's reliability in various environmental conditions, making it suitable for deployment in diverse geographic locations. In summary, the Juniper WLC2800 is a powerful and scalable wireless LAN controller, designed to facilitate the deployment and management of a high-density wireless network. With its extensive connectivity options, redundant power supply feature, and robust environmental tolerances, it stands as a compelling choice for organizations looking to implement a resilient and scalable wireless infrastructure.


Part Number Juniper WLC2800
Initial Access Point License 64 (Included)
Maximum Supportable Access Points 512
Data Throughput Capacity 28 Gigabits per second
Support for 802.11n Access Points Up to 512
Ethernet Ports (GbE) 8 (Fiber and RJ45 connectivity)
10 Gigabit Ethernet Ports 2
Redundant Power Supply Available (Hot-swappable)
Increment Options for Additional Licenses 64, 128
Dimensions Width 17.4 inches
Depth 18 inches
Height 2.594 inches
Weight with a Single Power Supply 18 pounds (8.1 kilograms)
Weight with Dual Power Supplies 19.5 pounds (8.77 kilograms)
Peak Power Requirement (Dual PSUs) 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Power Consumption 108 Watts
Maximum Current Draw 4.4 Amps at 120 Vrms, 2.2 Amps at 230 Vrms
Operating Temperature Range 32° F to 104° F
Storage Temperature Range -40° F to 158° F
Operating Humidity Range 5% to 95% (Non-condensing)

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