Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller

Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller Features

The Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller with Cisco Multigigabit Ethernet technology is optimized for 802.11ac Wave 2 performance, high scale, and enhanced system uptime. It offers:

  • Intent-driven programmability and streaming telemetry.
  • Quiet operation, with a small form factor and compact design ideal for space-constrained deployments, providing flexibility without compromising on features.
  • Cisco Multigigabit Ethernet technology to support next-generation 802.11ac Wave 2 deployments using existing cabling infrastructure.
  • Subsecond access point and client failover for uninterrupted application availability.
  • Extraordinary visibility into application traffic, using Cisco Application Visibility and Control (AVC), the technology that includes the Network-Based Application Recognition 2 (NBAR2) engine, with Cisco’s Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) capability. This allows the 3504 to mark, prioritize, and block to conserve network bandwidth and enhance security. Customers can optionally export the flows to Cisco Prime Infrastructure or a third-party NetFlow collector.
  • An embedded wireless Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policy classification engine that allows classification of client devices and application of user group-based policies.
  • Guest access and Bonjour and Chromecast services in centralized deployments.
  • Software-defined segmentation with Cisco TrustSec® technology, reducing Access Control List (ACL) maintenance, complexity, and overhead.
  • Integrated Cisco CleanAir® technology, providing the industry’s only self-healing and self-optimizing wireless network.
  • A simplified GUI wizard for quick setup and intuitive dashboards for monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • Cisco DNA and SD-Access Wireless, as well as Cisco DNA Assurance.

Flexible and feature enhanced

Get ready for the 802.11ac Wave 2 world. With a small form factor and a lot of punch, the 3504 controller will manage your network but won’t take a lot of space doing so.

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Specifications

Wireless

IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11d, WMM/802.11e, 802.11h, 802.11n, 802.11k, 802.11r, 802.11u, 802.11w, 802.11ac Wave 1 and Wave 2, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)

Wired, switching, and routing

IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T, IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX specification, 1000BASE-T. 1000BASE-SX, 1000-BASE-LH, IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging, IEEE 802.1AX Link Aggregation

Data Request For Comments (RFC)

  RFC 768 UDP
  RFC 791 IP
  RFC 2460 IPv6
  RFC 792 Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
  RFC 793 TCP
  RFC 826 Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
  RFC 1122 Requirements for Internet Hosts
  RFC 1519 Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR)
  RFC 1542 BOOTP
  RFC 2131 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  RFC 5415 CAPWAP Protocol
  RFC 5416 CAPWAP Binding for 802.11

Security standards

  Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
  IEEE 802.11i (WPA2, RSN)
  RFC 1321 MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm
  RFC 1851 Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) Transform
  RFC 2104 HMAC: Keyed Hashing for Message Authentication
  RFC 2246 Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol Version 1.0
  RFC 2401 Security Architecture for the Internet Protocol
  RFC 2403 HMAC-MD5-96 within ESP and Authentication Header (AH)
  RFC 2404 HMAC-SHA-1-96 within ESP and AH
  RFC 2405 ESP DES-CBC Cipher Algorithm with Explicit IV
  RFC 2407 Interpretation for Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol (ISAKMP)
  RFC 2408 ISAKMP
  RFC 2409 Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
  RFC 2451 ESP Cipher Block Chaining (CBC)-Mode Cipher Algorithms
  RFC 3280 Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile
  RFC 4347 Datagram Transport Layer Security
  RFC 5426 TLS Protocol Version 1.2

Encryption

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Temporal Key Integrity Protocol-Message Integrity Check (TKIP-MIC):

  RC4 40, 104 and 128 bits (both static and shared keys)
  Advanced Encryption Standard (AES): CBC, Counter with CBC-MAC (CCM), Counter with CBC Message Authentication Code Protocol (CCMP)
  Data Encryption Standard (DES): DES-CBC, 3DES
  Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and TLS: RC4 128-bit and RSA 1024- and 2048-bit
  DTLS: AES-CBC
  IPsec: DES-CBC, 3DES, AES-CBC
  802.1AE MACsec encryption

Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)

  IEEE 802.1X
  RFC 2548 Microsoft Vendor-Specific RADIUS Attributes
  RFC 2716 Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)-TLS
  RFC 2865 RADIUS Authentication
  RFC 2866 RADIUS Accounting
  RFC 2867 RADIUS Tunnel Accounting
  RFC 2869 RADIUS Extensions
  RFC 3576 Dynamic Authorization Extensions to RADIUS
  RFC 5176 Dynamic Authorization Extensions to RADIUS
  RFC 3579 RADIUS Support for EAP
  RFC 3580 IEEE 802.1X RADIUS Guidelines
  RFC 3748 EAP
  Web-based authentication
  TACACS support for management users

Management

  Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v1, v2c, v3
  RFC 854 Telnet
  RFC 1155 Management Information for TCP/IP-Based Internets
  RFC 1156 MIB
  RFC 1157 SNMP
  RFC 1213 SNMP MIB II
  RFC 1350 Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)
  RFC 1643 Ethernet MIB
  RFC 2030 Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP)
  RFC 2616 HTTP
  RFC 2665 Ethernet-Like Interface Types MIB
  RFC 2674 Definitions of Managed Objects for Bridges with Traffic Classes, Multicast Filtering, and Virtual Extensions
  RFC 2819 Remote Monitoring RMON MIB
  RFC 2863 Interfaces Group MIB
  RFC 3164 Syslog
  RFC 3414 User-Based Security Model (USM) for SNMPv3
  RFC 3418 MIB for SNMP
  RFC 3636 Definitions of Managed Objects for IEEE 802.3 MAUs
  Cisco private MIBs

Management interfaces

  Web-based: HTTP/HTTPS
  Command-line interface: Telnet, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol, serial port
  Cisco Prime Infrastructure

Interfaces and indicators

  1x Multigigabit Ethernet interface (up to 5 Gigabit Ethernet) + 4x 1 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (RJ-45)
  1x service port: 1 Gigabit Ethernet port (RJ-45)
  1x redundancy port: 1 Gigabit Ethernet port (RJ-45)
  1x console port: Serial port (RJ-45)
  1x console port: Serial port (mini-B USB)
  1x USB 3.0 port
  LED indicators: Network link, diagnostics

Physical and environmental

Dimensions: 1.73 x 9.5 x 8.5 in. (43.94 x 214.3 x 215.9 mm)

Weight: 4.4lbs

Temperature:

Operating: 32 to 104 °F (0 to 40°C)

Storage: -4 to 158 °F (-20 to 70°C)

Humidity:

Operating Humidity: 5% to 95% RH non-condensing

Storage Humidity: 0% to 95% RH non-condensing

Power adapter: Input power: 100 to 240 VAC; 50/60 Hz

Heat dissipation(without PoE): 47W, 160BTU/hr

Heat dissipation(with PoE): 98W, 335BTU/hr

Regulatory compliance

CE Markings per directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC Safety:

  UL 60950-1 Second Edition
  CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
  EN 60950-1 Second Edition
  IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
  AS/NZS 60950-1
  GB4943 2011 EMC – Emissions:
  47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class B
  AS/NZS CISPR22 Class B
  EN 55032 Class B
  ICES003 Class A VCCI Class B
  EN 61000-3-2 EN 61000-3-3 KN22 Class B
  CNS13438 Class B EMC – Immunity:
  EN 55024
  CISPR24
  EN 300386
  KN24

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