bintec WLAN Controller
The WLAN controller lets SMEs easily configure and keep tabs on their WLAN networks either through automatic RF management or straightforward monitoring. For 7 or more access points, additional hardware is required.
The bintec WLAN controller enables your customer`s WLAN network to be configured in under 30 minutes ... with no particular WLAN skills! The automated RF management system spares you time-consuming searches for free WLAN channels and selects the channels that are best for the system as a whole. The easy-to-use monitoring system enables the system to be seamlessly monitored, and swiftly detects any threat to the network.
The bintec WLAN controller is designed for applications in SMEs and can manage up to 150 access points. No additional hardware is required for the smallest version (up to 6 APs) because the WLAN controller software is run as a licence on a master access point. For up to 12 access points a bintec RS123 or RS353 is required, for up to 72 access points you need a bintec R1202 hardware. For up to 150 access points a bintec RXL12x00 is essential.
To run it, you require a WLAN controller licence on the master access point or on a bintec router.
- Wizard-guided installation in just five steps
- Supports the bintec W1001n, W1003n, W2003n, W2003n-ext, W2003ac, W2003ac-ext, W2004n, W1002n, WI1003n, WIx40n, Wix65n and WO-Series
- Automatically detects and installs new devices
- Frequency management with automated detection of wireless channels
- VLAN and multi-SSID support
- Any change to the configuration, e.g. adding a new SSID, and redistribution to devices only takes a few clicks and can be done in a few seconds.
- Configuration management: the configuration is saved centrally and is automatically redistributed e.g. if there is a power failure.
- The monitor function includes detecting APs in the neighbourhood and monitoring clients. In addition the monitor function provides a wireless cell based location of clients.
- The wireless network is roaming-capable, so it is ideal for VoWLAN telephony - voice-ready, as it were.
- Automated firmware rollout for all managed devices
Easy plug-and-play installation
The WLAN controller automatically detects new access points and they can be integrated into the WLAN network with a couple of clicks. A description of the relevant location can be added to any AP to simplify identification. Upgrades or changes to an existing configuration are rolled out to all managed access points within seconds.
Automated radio cell planning
The bintec WLAN controller simplifies time-consuming radio cell planning. When installing the WLAN network, the WLAN controller and the access points in the network jointly determine the optimal transmission channel in each case, taking into account the current signal-to-noise ratios and field strengths of the access points in the neighbourhood. Depending on the operating mode involved, the bintec WLAN controller determines the channel spacing for non-overlapping operations. For example, with 802.11gn networks, a channel spacing of four channels in the 2.4 GHz band is always complied with, i.e. for example 1, 6, 11. Experienced administrators can, of course, also define their own channel plans.
To round off automatic frequency allocation, you can display the third-party neighbourhood APs detected by your own access points.
WLAN management from the private cloud
The new features of the WLAN Controller now make it possible to monitor WLANs from your private cloud. The WLAN Controller-located at company headquarters, for instance-communicates with the managed access points at branch locations through one or more VPN tunnels. The Controller`s new features ensure the APs continue to operate even when the connection between headquarters and a branch location is lost, allowing the network to continue to perform flawlessly. When an AP loses its connection to the WLAN Controller, it does not automatically restart, and the access point`s configuration is not lost. The access point consequently does not go offline, and the WLAN`s availability is maintained. Only after the connection to the Controller has stabilized does the AP restart and receive the latest configuration from the Controller.
No matter how far away an access point managed over a VPN is, the WLAN network will continue to operate and will always use the most recent configuration.
The security algorithms for all bintec 802.11n access points are Wifi Alliance certified in terms of interoperability and security. However, the bintec WLAN controller goes one step further and takes security to the next level. The keys and access codes can easily end up in the wrong hands if the device is stolen, especially when devices have to be mounted in easily accessible, public locations (e.g. stairwells). The bintec WLAN controller only saves the devices` configuration, and thus the keys and access codes too, in the managed access point`s volatile RAM. After any power failure, the configuration stored in the bintec WLAN controller is very swiftly automatically reloaded to the managed access point.
E-mail alarm in case a access point goes offline
The new e-mail alarm functionality enables seamless monitoring — if a managed access point goes offline, the controller sends a text message to an administrator`s mobile phone.
Seamless roaming for voice over WLAN telephony
Where professional WLAN telephones are in use, the bintec 802.11n access points and bintec WLAN controller enable seamless roaming. Roaming is always important when a larger WLAN network is being operated and there is a requirement for a WLAN telephone to be able to switch between access points during the call without interrupting the call. The bintec WLAN infrastructure comprising bintec 802.11n access point and bintec WLAN controller enable roaming in under 40 milliseconds even with WPA2-PSK encryption where professional WLAN telephones are being used. The human ear can hardly detect this brief interruption. The bintec WLAN devices also support the power-saving U-APSD (Unscheduled Automatic Power Save Delivery) algorithm, which is important for WLAN telephony.
No additional hardware is required for the smallest version (up to 6 APs) because the WLAN controller software is run as a licence on a master access point.
For up to 12 access points, the bintec RS series (RS123, RS353xx) hardware is required. To run it, you require a WLAN controller licence on a bintec router.
For up to 72 access points, the bintec Rxx02 series (e.g. RS1202) hardware is required. To run it, you require a WLAN controller licence on a bintec router.
For 150 access points, a bintec RXL series hardware is required. To run it, you require a WLAN controller licence on RXL series.
Operation ModesWLAN access point
WLAN access point functionalities
CAPWAP according RFC5417, RFC5418
Detection of new devices (AP)
DHCP Option 138 (CAPWAP)
WLAN Controller Hardware
W1001n/W1003n/W2003ac/W2003ac-ext/WI1003n/WO-Serie as WLAN Controller can handle up to 6 AP; RSxx3 can as WLAN Controller up 12 AP handle, Rxx02 up to 72 AP, and the RXL series can handle up to 150 AP
W1001n, W1003n, W2003ac, W2003ac-ext, WI1003n, WO-Serie, and the EOS products W1002n, W2003n, W2003n-ext, W2004n, WIx040n, WIx065n
802.11ac; 802.11n; 802.11b; 802.11g; 802.11a; 802.11h
WLAN radio modules
1 or 2 depending of the device
Frequency bands 2.4 GHz indoor/outdoor (EU)
2.4 GHz Indoor/Outdoor (2412-2472 MHz) max. 100 mW EiRP (Germany). The permitted transmission power may vary in other countries.
Frequency bands 5 GHz indoor (EU)
5 GHz indoor (5150-5350 MHz) max. 200 mW EiRP allowed (Germany). The permitted transmission power may vary in other countries.
Frequency bands 5 GHz outdoor (EU)
5 GHz outdoor (5470-5725 MHz) max. 1000 mW EiRP allowed (Germany). The permitted transmission power may vary in other countries.
Automatic Rate Selection (ARS)
Automatic fallback or fixed transmission rate selectable
Data rates for 802.11b,g (2.4 GHz)
11, 5.5, 2 und 1 Mbps (DSSS modulation); 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbps (OFDM modulation)
Data rates for 802.11a,h (5 GHz)
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbps (OFDM modulation)
Data rates for 802.11n (2.4 / 5 GHz)
MSC0-15 enables physical rates up to 150 Mbps at 20 MHz channels bandwidth, 2 streams, short guard interval; MSC0-15 enables physical data rates up to 300 Mbps at 40 MHz channels bandwidth, 2 streams, short guard interval
Dataraten für 802.11ac (5 GHz)
Up to 867 Mbps at 80 MHz channels bandwidth, 2 streams, short guard interval
Output power (without antenna gain)
Adjustable in following steps: 5, 8,11,14,16 und 17.5 dBm. Maximal power varies depending on data rate and frequency band.
Number of spatial streams
1 or 2
80/40/20MHz for 802.11ac@5GHz 40/20MHz for 802.11a/h@5GHz
Short guard interval
On/off switchable; increase of throughput by reduction of the guard intervals from 800ns to 400ns
Up to 8 service sets defineable
Network segments on layer2 possible. Per SSID one VLAN ID available. Static VLAN configuration according IEEE 802.1q; up to 32 VLANs supported.
All, Auto, User defined
WEP64 (40 Bit key), WEP128 (104 Bit key), WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise
IEEE802.11i Authentisierung und Verschlüsselung
802.1x/EAP-MD5, 802.1x/EAP-TLS, 802.1x/EAP-TTLS, 802.1x/EAP-PEAP, key management, PSK/TKIP encryption, AES encryption, 802.1x/EAP
Inter Cell Repeating
Inter traffic blocking for public hot spot (PHS) applications for preventing of communication radio client to radio client in a single radio cell.
Data prioritization for TOS data, 802.11e/WMM
WMM Power Save (U-APSD)
Support of active WLAN clients, which support 802.11e power save
DHCP client, DHCP server, DHPC relay
For each SSID central via the controller manageable
Monitor Active Clients
Displaying of the acitve client include information about AP, MAC-Address, SSID, Signal, State, Uptime
Monitor Neighbor AP
Displaying of the Neighbor AP include the information about Detected via AP, MAC-Address, SSID, Signal, Channel, Last seen
Maintainance: Software Download for managed devices
Via HTTP, TFTP server or direct via the bintec elmeg server. All Slave-AP are get new firmware in parallel.
MaintenanceConfiguration a. maintenance: WLAN Controller configuration via
Configuration a. maintenance: WLAN Controller - Configuration roll out
Wizard based installation in just five steps
Configuration a. maintenance: Software update
Software updates free of charge; loadable via file, HTTP or via direct access to the bintec elmeg server; enable/disable automatic software update via scheduler
Monitoring: Internal Log
Output via web-based configuration interface (http/https); filter: subsystem, level, message
German and English documentation on CD and in the Internet for download