Cisco AIR-CT5508-12-K9 8 Ports Networking Wireless Controller
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Cisco AIR-CT5508-12-K9 Ethernet Wireless Controller Aironet New

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AIR-CT5508-12-K9 Aironet 5508 Series 8 Ports Gigabit Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) Wireless Controller For Up To 12 Access Points | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Product Information of the 8 Ports Controller

In the ever-evolving landscape of wireless networking, the Cisco AIR-CT5508-12-K9 Aironet 5508 Series Ethernet Wireless 8 Ports Controller stands out as a robust and versatile solution. This controller plays a crucial role in managing and optimizing wireless networks, providing users with a seamless and efficient connectivity experience. In this detailed exploration, we will delve into the key features, specifications, and benefits of the Cisco AIR-CT5508-12-K9 8 Ports controller.

Cisco Aironet 5508 SeriesUnraveling the Aironet 5508 Series

The Aironet 5508 Series is a flagship product line from Cisco, renowned for its excellence in wireless network control and management. These controllers are designed to support a multitude of access points, ensuring a scalable and reliable wireless infrastructure. The AIR-CT5508-12-K9 is a specific model within this series, equipped with 8 Ethernet ports, making it a compelling choice for diverse networking requirements.

Key Components and ArchitectureEthernet Connectivity

At the heart of the AIR-CT5508-12-K9 is its Ethernet connectivity. With 8 Ethernet ports, this controller provides the necessary interfaces to establish a robust wired connection, enabling seamless communication between the controller and other network components. This architecture ensures high-speed data transfer and low-latency communication, essential for delivering a responsive and efficient wireless network.

Wireless Control

The primary function of the Aironet 5508 Series controller is to centralize the control and management of wireless access points (APs). By acting as a centralized hub, the controller optimizes the performance of connected APs, facilitating features such as load balancing, interference mitigation, and seamless roaming. This results in a cohesive and well-orchestrated wireless network, enhancing user experience and network efficiency.

Features of Cisco AIR-CT5508-12-K9Scalability and Flexibility

The AIR-CT5508-12-K9 is designed with scalability in mind, capable of supporting a significant number of Aironet access points. This scalability makes it an ideal solution for growing networks, ensuring that the controller can adapt to the increasing demands of expanding wireless infrastructures. Additionally, the flexibility of the controller allows for easy integration with various network architectures and topologies.

High-Performance Ethernet Ports

One of the standout features of the AIR-CT5508-12-K9 is its 8 high-performance Ethernet ports. These ports provide the necessary connectivity for establishing a reliable and fast-wired network. Each port is strategically positioned to accommodate different network configurations, offering flexibility in deployment scenarios. Whether it's a small office or a large enterprise, the high-performance Ethernet ports ensure a dependable and responsive network.

Centralized Management Console

The controller serves as a centralized management console for the connected Aironet access points. This centralized approach simplifies network administration, allowing administrators to configure and monitor multiple access points from a single interface. This not only streamlines the management process but also enhances the overall visibility and control over the wireless network.

Advanced Security Features

Security is a top priority in any networking environment, and the AIR-CT5508-12-K9 addresses this concern with a range of advanced security features. From encryption protocols to intrusion detection and prevention mechanisms, the controller ensures that the wireless network remains secure against potential threats. This is especially critical in today's digital landscape, where cyber threats continue to evolve.

Quality of Service (QoS) Optimization

To deliver a seamless user experience, the AIR-CT5508-12-K9 incorporates advanced Quality of Service (QoS) optimization features. These features prioritize and manage network traffic based on predefined parameters, ensuring that critical applications receive the necessary bandwidth and resources. This not only enhances the performance of mission-critical applications but also improves overall network efficiency.

Small to Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs)

For small to medium-sized businesses, the AIR-CT5508-12-K9 offers a cost-effective and scalable solution. Its 8 Ethernet ports accommodate the networking needs of SMBs, providing a stable and responsive wireless infrastructure without the complexity and cost associated with larger enterprise solutions.

Large Enterprises

In large enterprise environments, where the demand for wireless connectivity is immense, the scalability of the AIR-CT5508-12-K9 shines. Its ability to support a substantial number of access points makes it an ideal choice for sprawling networks. The centralized management console further simplifies administration, allowing for efficient control over the entire wireless infrastructure.

Educational Institutions

Educational institutions, with their diverse networking requirements, can benefit from the flexibility and performance of the AIR-CT5508-12-K9. The controller's scalability caters to the varying needs of classrooms, auditoriums, and outdoor areas, providing a reliable and high-performance wireless network for students and faculty.

Key Features of Cisco AIR-CT5508-12-K9

Ethernet Wireless Functionality

The AIR-CT5508-12-K9 is equipped with 8 Ethernet ports, providing a robust wired infrastructure to support high-speed data transfer and communication. This feature ensures a reliable and stable connection for various devices connected to the wireless network.


The controller is designed to scale with the growing demands of a network. It supports a considerable number of access points, making it suitable for both small-scale deployments and large enterprise environments. This scalability feature ensures that the network can expand seamlessly to accommodate additional devices and users.

General Information about the Cisco AIR-CT5508-12-K9
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# AIR-CT5508-12-K9
  • Product Series: 5500
  • Product Model: 5508
  • Product Type: Wireless Controller
Interfaces for Ethernet Wireless LAN Controller
  • Total Number of Ports: 8
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port: Yes
  • USB: Yes
  • Management Port: Yes
Management & Protocols of 8 Ports LAN Controller
  • Management:
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
  • Quality of service (QoS)
  • SNMP v1/v2c/v3
  • Ethernet MIB
  • Telnet
  • Syslog
  • Power Description
  • Input Voltage: 110 V AC, 220 V AC
  • Miscellaneous
Additional Information
  • Supports up to 12 Cisco access points
  • 1 x service port
  • 1 x service port for future use
  • 1 x utility port
  • IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol

In short, the Cisco AIR-CT5508-12-K9 Aironet 5508 Series Ethernet Wireless 8 Ports Controller stands as a robust and versatile solution for managing and optimizing wireless networks. From its scalable architecture to advanced security features and centralized management console, this controller addresses the diverse needs of different deployment scenarios. Whether in small businesses, large enterprises, or educational institutions, the AIR-CT5508-12-K9 delivers a reliable and efficient wireless networking solution, contributing to a seamless connectivity experience for users. As technology continues to advance, the importance of such controllers in shaping the future of wireless networking cannot be overstated.

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