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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series
Product Type: Wireless Services Module
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Product Description

The WS-SVC-WISM2-K9 is a Cisco wireless services module that supports up to 1000 access points and 15,000 clients, ensuring nonblocking performance for 802.11n and optimized functionality for 802.11ac networks. It is designed for use with the Sup720 or Sup2T Supervisor Engine, operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, and requires a maximum input power of 225 W. This module incorporates AES, DES, and DTLS encryption standards, making it suitable for medium-sized to large enterprises and campus environments.

FAQs for the WS-SVC-WISM2-K9

  • What is the maximum number of access points supported?
    The maximum number of access points supported is 1000.
  • How many clients can be supported by the network hardware?
    This networking hardware supports up to 15,000 clients.
  • Which supervisor engines are compatible with this device?
    The device supports Sup720 or Sup2T supervisor engines.
  • What is the limit for remote access points per controller?
    Each controller can support up to 1000 remote access points.
  • Is the performance of this device nonblocking for 802.11n networks?
    Yes, it offers nonblocking performance for 802.11n and is optimized for 802.11ac networks.
  • What are the physical dimensions of this hardware?
    The hardware measures 1.6 inches in width, 15.3 inches in depth, and 16.3 inches in height.
  • What is the weight of the networking hardware?
    The hardware weighs 11 lbs.
  • What are the operating temperature limits?
    The minimum operating temperature is 0 °C and the maximum is 40 °C.
  • Can you detail the power requirements and heat dissipation?
    The maximum input power is 225 W, with a heat dissipation of 768 BTU/Hour.
  • What encryption methods are supported for security?
    The device supports AES, DES, and DTLS encryption methods.

Product Review

The CISCO WS-SVC-WISM2-K9 offers impressive scalability, supporting up to 1000 access points and 15,000 clients, making it well-suited for medium to large enterprises and campus environments. However, its reliance on older Supervisor Engines (Sup720 or Sup2T) might limit future upgradability or integration with newer network infrastructures. Additionally, while it provides nonblocking performance for 802.11n and is optimized for 802.11ac networks, the maximum operating temperature of 40 °C and power consumption of 225W could pose challenges in environments with limited cooling or power capacity.


The CISCO WS-SVC-WISM2-K9 is a cutting-edge network module designed to enhance wireless capabilities within medium-sized to large enterprises and campus environments. This module is engineered to support a high density of users and devices, offering seamless connectivity for up to 15,000 clients and 1,000 access points. Its compatibility with Supervisor Engine models Sup720 or Sup2T ensures it integrates smoothly into various network setups, providing a versatile solution for expanding wireless network capabilities. With dimensions of 1.6 inches in width, 15.3 inches in depth, and 16.3 inches in height, and weighing 11 pounds, this module is designed to fit into standard networking racks without occupying excessive space. Despite its compact size, it does not compromise on performance, delivering nonblocking performance for 802.11n networks and optimized functionality for 802.11ac networks. This ensures that users experience fast and reliable wireless connectivity, crucial for today’s high-demand network environments. The module operates efficiently within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can function in environments with humidity levels ranging from 10% to 95% (noncondensing). These specifications ensure reliable performance across various operating conditions. Additionally, with a maximum power intake of 225W and a heat dissipation rate of 768 BTU/hour, it balances power consumption with effective cooling, maintaining optimal performance without excessive energy use. Security is a paramount concern in today’s networked environments, and the CISCO WS-SVC-WISM2-K9 addresses this with support for advanced encryption standards, including AES, DES, and DTLS. These encryption protocols provide robust security for data transmission, protecting sensitive information from unauthorized access and ensuring compliance with industry security standards. Key features include: -
  • Support for up to 1,000 access points and 15,000 clients, offering expansive wireless coverage.
  • Compatibility with Supervisor Engine Sup720 or Sup2T, allowing for flexible integration into existing network infrastructures.
  • Advanced encryption standards including AES, DES, and DTLS, ensuring secure data transmission across the network.
Designed for use in medium-sized to large enterprises and campus environments, the CISCO WS-SVC-WISM2-K9 is an ideal solution for organizations looking to expand their wireless network’s capacity and performance. Its ability to support a significant number of remote access points per controller, up to 1,000, further extends its utility, enabling organizations to scale their networks efficiently to meet growing demands. In summary, the CISCO WS-SVC-WISM2-K9 is a powerful and efficient network module that offers comprehensive support for high-density wireless environments. Its performance characteristics, combined with its compact form factor and advanced security features, make it a valuable addition to any enterprise or campus network seeking to enhance its wireless capabilities.


Manufacturer CISCO
Access Point Capacity 1000
Client Capacity 15,000
Compatible Supervisor Engines Sup720, Sup2T
Remote Access Points Supported 1000
Network Performance Seamless for 802.11n, Enhanced for 802.11ac
Dimensions (W x D x H) 1.6 x 15.3 x 16.3 inches
Unit Weight 11 pounds
Operational Temperature Range 0 to 40 °C
Operating Humidity Range 10% to 95%, Noncondensing
Storage Humidity Limit Up to 95%
Power Consumption Maximum 225 Watts
Thermal Output 768 BTU/Hour
Supported Encryption Methods AES, DES, DTLS
Target Deployment Medium to large-size enterprises, campus networks

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