Dell Networking W-7240 Controller
Industry leading scalable modular Mobility Controller
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The Dell Networking W-7200 mobility controller is optimized for campuses needing high-capacity WLAN for users, devices and application delivery to ensure the best mobility experience.
With a new central processor that employs eight cores with four threads each, it's like having a total of 32 virtual CPUs. As a result, the W-7200 Series supports 32,000 mobile devices and performs stateful firewall policy enforcement at 40 Gbps – plenty of capacity and speed for BYOD and 802.11ac devices.
New levels of visibility are provided by Dell W-Series unique AppRF technology, which runs on W-7200 Series mobility controllers. With AppRF, IT can see applications by user, including top web-based applications like Facebook and Box.
The W-7200 Series also manages authentication, encryption, VPN connections, IPv4 and IPv6 Layer 3 services, Policy Enforcement Firewall™, Adaptive Radio Management™, and RFProtect™ spectrum analysis and wireless intrusion protection.
Clustering and centralized management enable the deployment of large networks with hundreds of mobility controllers with minimal staff. A master mobility controller can manage local mobility controllers, while W-AirWave network management provides enterprise-wide clarity and control through real-time monitoring, historical reporting and troubleshooting.
Architected for High Availability
The W-7200 Series includes a number of features that make it ideal for deployment in customer locations that require maximum availability.
- Redundant power supplies: The W-7200 Series supports dual, field replaceable redundant power supplies to maintain uninterrupted network operations.
- Hot-swappable fan tray with multiple fans: The W-7200 Series includes a field-replaceable fan tray with multiple fans, providing sufficient cooling and rapid time to repair.
- Solid state drives for maximum reliability and uptime.
- Two dual-media ports: 1000BASE-X or 10/100/1000BASE-T connections for high availability.
Networking W-Series Controllers:
Networking W-Series 7240 Controller
Networking W-Series 7220 Controller
Networking W-Series 7210 Controller
Networking W-6000 Controller
Networking W-3600 Controller
Networking W-3400 Controller
Networking W-3200 Controller
Networking W-650 Small Business and Branch Office Controller
Networking W-620 Small Business and Branch Office Controller
Legend: S —Standard AO — Available Optional N — Not Available
|W 7210||W 7220||W 7240|
|Max LAN-connected APs||512||1,024||2,048|
|Max Remote Access Points||512||1,024||2,048|
|Firewall throughput||20 Gbps||40 Gbps||40 Gbps|
|GbE Ports (GBIC or SFP)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|10/100/1000Base-T Ports (auto-neg)||2 (combo)||2 (combo)||2 (combo)|
|10GbE Ports||4 SFP+||4 SFP+||4 SFP+|
|Power-over-Ethernet ports (802.3af/802.3at)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|USB ports for 3G/4G failover||None||None||None|
|Active firewall sessions||2,015,291||2,015,291||2,015,291|
|Concurrent GRE Tunnels (System BSSIDs)||8,192||16,384||32,768|
|Concurrent Tunneled Ports||8,192||12,288||16,384|
|Concurrent IPSec sessions||16,384||24,578||32,768|
|Concurrent SSL Fallback Sessions||8,192||8,192||8,192|
|Encrypted throughput (3DES, AES-CBC)||10 Gbps||30 Gbps||40 Gbps|
|Encrypted throughput (AES-CCM)||6 Gbps||20 Gbps||40 Gbps|
|Redundant power and fans||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Max power consumption||110 watts||125 watts||165 watts|
SFP-LX, SFP-SX, SFP-TX, XFP-LR and XFP-SR
WEP, TKIP, DES, AES-CCMP, 3DES, AES-CBC, xSec
WPA-Enterprise, WPA-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-PSK, 802.1X, MAC address, captive portal
Dell AirWave Management Suite or Dell OpenManage Network Manager. Also supports SNMP, web, CLI using SSH, Telnet and console port
Hardware and software warranty:
One year hardware, 90 day software
Optional Dell services:
Dell offers a variety of services ranging from product support to installation and complete IT outsourcing.
Guest access/BYOD, management and VPN:
AirWave Wireless Management System (AWMS): Use Dell’s multi-vendor network management software for a consolidated view of the RF environment, controllers, APs, and the wired infrastructure, with an intuitive user interface. AirWave can manage all Dell W-Series wireless products and provide visibility and troubleshooting for your existing vendor networks
Virtual Intranet Access (VIA): Create a secure VPN for remote users that intelligently configures connection settings on their mobile device and transparently authenticates without complicated logins.ClearPass: Trust this highly integrated access management solution for all things BYOD. The Dell ClearPass device connects to your existing network to securely onboard devices, admit users, display usage, perform health assessments and manage policies while maintaining appropriate security and service levels. Its self-registration portal frees your IT staff from the manual setup process. ClearPass models are designed to accommodate from 500 to 25,000 concurrent users/devices.
Interfaces and indicators
Power Supply Specifications
Regulatory and Safety Compliance
Download the Dell Networking W-7200 Controller Series Spec Sheet (PDF).
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.