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Dell Networking W-3600 Controller
Full-Featured, Integrated Mobility Access Controller

Dell Networking W-3600 Controller

Sorry, this unit has been discontinued. Please, contact us for a replacement product!

Overview:

The Dell™ PowerConnect™ W-3600 Controller is a full-featured, integrated mobility access controller that addresses a wide range of wireless network mobility, security and remote networking requirements for medium to large enterprise deployments.

  • Secure your network with a wireless firewall, intrusion protection, end-to-end encryption and role-based access control.
  • Simplify network setup and administration with RF planning, location tracking and live RF heat maps.
  • Optimize network functionality with print server and network attached storage capabilities, virtual private network (VPN) client termination and site-to-site VPN.

The Dell Networking W-3000 Controller Series is a family of three full-featured controllers that addresses a wide range of wireless and wired network mobility, security and remote networking requirements for medium and large regional offices.

The W-3000 Series is easily installed without disrupting the existing wired network and supports up to 8,192 users and performs stateful firewall policy enforcement at speeds up to 4 Gbps.

The W-3000 Series acts as the head-end portion of Dell’s wireless LAN architecture, which uses centralized controllers in the data center to manage complex and processing-intensive management and security functions. Edge services are virtualized and implemented in cost-effective Networking W-Series access points (APs) at the network edge, which move user traffic to data center controllers through secure IP tunnels over a public or private transport network.

Powered by W-Series OS Controller Software, the W-3000 Series comes standard with advanced authentication, encryption, wireless radio management, secure enterprise wireless mesh and Layer 2/Layer 3 networking features. Optional software modules deliver additional functionality, including Policy Enforcement Firewall (PEF), Wireless Intrusion Prevention (WIP) and advanced cryptography module.

Controller clustering and centralized management allow large enterprise networks with multiple controllers to be managed and maintained with minimal staff overhead. A designated master controller can manage multiple local controllers while the W-Series AirWave Wireless Management Suite (AWMS) provides unprecedented control for the IT staff through real-time monitoring, historical reporting and troubleshooting.

Networking W-Series Controllers:

Networking W-Series 7240 Controller

Networking W-Series 7240 Controller
Supports up to 2,048 APs and up to 32,768 users, processing up to 2 million active firewall sessions with 40Gbps stateful firewall policy enforcement. With a central processor that employs eight cores with four threads each, the W-Series 7240 offers the high density and enhanced capabilities required for large enterprise wireless LAN deployments. Optimized for 802.11ac, it features L1-L7 analytics with integrated security and app intelligence.

Networking W-Series 7220 Controller

Networking W-Series 7220 Controller
Supports up to 1,024 APs and up to 24,576 users, processing up to 2 million active firewall sessions with 40Gbps stateful firewall policy enforcement. With a central processor that employs eight cores with four threads each, the W-Series 7220 offers the high density and enhanced capabilities required for large enterprise wireless LAN deployments. Optimized for 802.11ac, it features L1-L7 analytics with integrated security and app intelligence.

Networking W-Series 7210 Controller

Networking W-Series 7210 Controller
Supports up to 512 APs and up to 16,384 users, processing up to 2 million active firewall sessions with 20Gbps stateful firewall policy enforcement. With a central processor that employs eight cores with four threads each, the W-Series 7210 offers the high density and enhanced capabilities required for large enterprise wireless LAN deployments. Optimized for 802.11ac, it features L1-L7 analytics with integrated security and app intelligence.

Networking W-6000 Controller

Networking W-6000 Controller
A scalable, modular mobility controller for corporate headquarters and large campuses, the W-6000 includes up to four hot-pluggable Networking W-6000M3 controller modules, each supporting up to 512 LAN-connected APs, 1024 remote APs and 8,192 users. A single Networking W-6000 controller chassis with four W-6000M3 controller modules can support 2048 LAN-connected APs, 4096 remote APs and 32,768 users.

Networking W-3600 Controller

Networking W-3600 Controller
A full-featured, integrated mobility access controller for medium- to large-enterprise campuses, the W-3600 can manage up to 128 LAN-connected access points and 512 remote access points, supporting up to 8,192 users.

Networking W-3400 Controller

Networking W-3400 Controller
A full-featured, integrated mobility access controller for medium- to large-enterprise campuses, the W-3400 can manage up to 64 LAN-connected APs and 256 remote APs, supporting up to 4,096 users.

Networking W-3200 Controller

Networking W-3200 Controller
Full-featured, integrated mobility access controller for medium- to large-enterprise campuses, the W-3200 can manage up to 32 LAN-connected access points and 128 remote access points, supporting up to 2,048 users.

Networking W-650 Small Business and Branch Office Controller

Networking W-650 Small Business and Branch Office Controller
A compact, all-in-one small office or branch office controller, the W-650 support up to 16 LAN-connected APs, 64 remote APs and 512 users. It also includes PoE sourcing ports, print-server and NAS capabilities to enable local network printing and mass storage.

Networking W-620 Small Business and Branch Office Controller

Networking W-620 Small Business and Branch Office Controller
A compact, all-in-one small office or branch office controller, the W-620 supports up to 8 LAN-connected APs, 32 remote APs and 256 users. It also includes PoE sourcing ports, print-server and NAS capabilities to enable local network printing and mass storage.

Product Comparison:

Legend: S —Standard AO — Available Optional N — Not Available

  W 620 W 650 W 3200 W 3400 W 3600 W 6000
Performance
LAN-connected access points (max) 8 16 32 64 128 512
Remote access points (max) 32 64 128 256 512 1,024
Users (max) 256 512 2,048 4,096 8,192 8,192
MAC addresses 2,048 2,048 64,000 64,000 64,000 64,000
VLAN IP interfaces 128 128 256 256 512 1,400
Number of IPv4 unicast routes 2,048 2,048 2,048 2,048 2,048 2,048
Active firewall sessions 8,192 16,384 128,000 128,000 128,000 524,300
Concurrent IPsec tunnels (max) 256 512 2,048 4,096 4,096 4,096
System BSSIDs 128 128 256 512 1,024 4,096
Firewall throughput 800Mbps 2Gbps 3Gbps 4Gbps 4Gbps 20Gbps
Encrypted throughput (3DES, AESCBC256) 400Mbps 1.6Gbps 1.6Gbps 4Gbps 8Gbps 32Gbps
Encrypted throughput (AES-CCM) 320Mbps 800Mbps 0.8Gbps 2Gbps 4Gbps 4Gbps
Chassis
Ports (10/100/1000Base-T) 1 6 4 4 4 0
Ports (GBIC or SFP) 0 2 4 4 10 2 XFP 40 SFP
USB ports 1 1 0 0 0 0
ExpressCard® slot S S N N N N
Form factor/footprint Desktop Desktop 1RU 1RU 1RU 1RU
Power-over-Ethernet ports (802.3af/802.3at) 4 4 N N N N
Redundant power and fan N N N N S S
Power
AC input voltage 100–240 V 100–240 V 90–264 V 90–264 V 90–264 V 90–264 V
AC input frequency 50–60 Hz 50–60 Hz 47–63 Hz 47–63 Hz 47–63 Hz 47–63 Hz
Max power consumption 115 W 125 W 35 W 45 W 60 W 130 W
Standards Supported
Certifications 802.11 a/b/g/n certified. FIPS/TAA certified products available for government use. S S S S S S
Optics available SFP-LX, SFP-SX, SFP-TX, XFP-LR, and XFP-SR S S S S S S
Encryption types WEP, TKIP, DES, AES-CCMP, 3DES, AES-CBC, xSec S S S S S S
Authentication types WPA-Enterprise, WPA-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-PSK, 802.1X, MAC address, captive portal S S S S S S
Fully manageable with OpenManage Network Manager and/or AirWave Management Suite. Also supports SNMP, Web, CLI using SSH, Telnet and console port. S S S S S S
Environmental Operating Conditions
Operating temperature range: 0° to 40° C (32°F to +104°F) S S S S S S
Storage temperature range: 0° to 50°C (32°F to 122°F) S S N N N N
Storage temperature range: -40° C to +70° C (-40°F to +158°F) N N S S S S
Humidity, noncondensing: 5 to 95% S S S S S S
Dimensions 1.75" x 12.6" x 6.8" in (45 x 320 x 173 mm) 1.5"x13.6"x8.9" in (38 x 346 x 226 mm) 1.75" x 13.8" x 11.7" (44 x 351 x 297 mm) 1.75" x 13.8" x 11.7" (44 x 351 x 297 mm) 1.75" x 13.8" x 11.7" (44 x 351 x 297 mm) N
Weight 2.7 lbs/1.23 kgs 4.9 lbs/2.2 kgs 7.1 lbs/3.2 kgs 7.1 lbs/3.2 kgs 7.1 lbs/3.2 kgs N
Warranty
One-year Limited Hardware Warranty S S S S S S

Specifications:

Controller performance and capacity
Feature 3200 3400 3600
LAN-connected APs (max)1 32 64 128
Remote Access Points 128 256 512
Users (max)2 2,048 4,096 8,192
MAC addresses 64,000 64,000 64,000
Active firewall sessions 128,000 128,000 128,000
Concurrent IPSec tunnels 2,048 4,096 4,096
Firewall throughput 3 Gbps 4 Gbps 4 Gbps
LAN-connected APs (max)1 32 64 128
Remote Access Points (max)1 128 256 512
Wired Access Points (max)1 8 16 32
Users (max)2 2,048 4,096 8,192
MAC addresses 64,000 64,000 64,000
VLAN IP interfaces 128 256 512
Number of IPv4 unicast routes 2,048 2,048 2,048
Active firewall sessions 128,000 128,000 128,000
Concurrent IPSec tunnels (max) 2048 4096 4096
System BSSIDs 512 4096 8192
Firewall throughput 3 Gbps 4 Gbps 4 Gbps
Encrypted throughput (3DES, AESCB256) 1.6 Gbps 4 Gbps 8 Gbps
Encrypted throughput (AES-CCM) 0.8 Gbps 2 Gbps 4 Gbps

1Capacity determined by AP, PEF, and WIP software licenses
2Capacity determined by PEF software licenses

Interfaces

Dual-personality ports:

  • 4x Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T or 1000BASE-X SFP)
  • Console (RS-232) RJ-45
Power specifications

W-3200:

  • AC input voltage: 90-264 V, Universal Input
  • AC input current: 1.5 A
  • AC input frequency: 47-63 Hz
  • Maximum power consumption: 35 watts

W-3400:

  • AC input voltage: 90-264 V, Universal Input
  • AC input current : 2.2 A
  • AC input frequency: 47-63 Hz
  • Maximum power consumption: 45 watts

W-3600:

  • AC input voltage: 90-264 V, Universal Input
  • AC input current : 2.2 A
  • AC input frequency: 47-63 Hz
  • Maximum power consumption: 60 watts
Mechanical
  • 44 mm x 351 mm x 297 mm (1.75” x 13.8” x 11.7”)
  • Weight (W-3200): 3.2 kgs (7.1 lbs)
  • Weight (W-3400/W-3600): 3.4 kgs (7.4 lbs)
Regulatory and safety compliance
  • FCC Part 15 Class B
  • EN 55022 Class B
  • EN 55024
  • IEC/EN 60950
  • CE Marking
  • cTUVus Marked
  • CB Scheme Certified For a complete list of Country Specific Regulations please speak with your Dell Representative.
Environmental
  • Operating: - Temp: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F) - Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
  • Storage: - Temp: -40° to 70° C (-40° to 158° F)
Warranty
  • Hardware: One year
  • Software: One year
Minimum OS version
  • 5.0.2.0
Certifications/regulatory
  • FIPS/TAA certified SKU available

Documentation:

Download the Dell Networking W-3000 Controller Series Spec Sheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

Sorry, this unit has been discontinued. Please, contact us for a replacement product!