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RG-WS6008 High-Performance Wireless Controller

Ruijie RG-WS6008 High-Performance Wireless Controller is designed to support the next-generation high-speed wireless network. The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller can be deployed at either Layer 2 or Layer 3 network to communicate with access point (AP) without any architecture or hardware changes, offering seamless and secure wireless control. The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller can manage up to 32 wireless APs by default and a maximum capacity of 200 APs (or maximum 400 APs License for Wall AP) with license upgrade.

The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller enables centralized control and management of APs, delivering high transparency and visibility. With Ruijie’s leading management platform Smart Network Commander (RG-SNC) and AP series, the RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller can flexibly manage AP configuration and optimize radio frequency (RF) coverage to enhance the wireless network performance and minimize deployment workload at the same time.

The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller enables role-based network services with cutting-edge security and clustering technologies. The clustering technology shares wireless user database among multiple controllers and allows users to roam seamlessly across different areas within the network. The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller thereby delivers smooth wireless voice communications with superior security and availability.

 

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Smart Wireless Experience

Intelligent Identification of Smart Devices

The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller with a built-in portal server intelligently identifies the type of smart device. According to the device features, the wireless controller adaptively presents a portal authentication page in the corresponding size and page layout. The intelligent identification of smart devices eliminates the trouble of screen size adjustment and offers better wireless user experience. This technology supports all mainstream operating systems including Apple iOS, Android, and Windows.

Fair Scheduling

The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller cooperates with Ruijie APs to offer equal access time for smart devices running different standards such as 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, etc. The feature solves the problems such as high latency and low network speed caused by use of an old wireless LAN card or the device is far away from the AP. The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller ensures a fair high-speed wireless network for all users with any devices anywhere and anytime.

Fair Scheduling Mechanism

Intelligent Load Balancing

On a high-density wireless LAN, the RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller teams up with Ruijie APs to intelligently distribute users among different APs according to the number of users and data traffic in real time. This feature balances the load pressure on each AP and improves the average bandwidth and Quality of Service (QoS), offering higher network availability. In addition to the role-based and traffic-based balancing features, the RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller also enables load balancing in terms of frequency range. Since the majority of WiFi devices use 2.4GHz by default while frequency above 5GHz (802.11a/n/ac) can offer better throughput performance. With the frequency-based load balancing, the Wireless Controller allows users with dual-band devices to connect to the 5GHz as first priority. Bandwidth usage is greatly increased by 30-40% with no additional cost. The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller hence delivers the best-in-class high-speed wireless performance to the Ruijie clients.

Intelligent Load Balancing Mechanism

High Performance and Reliability

Centralized or Distributed Intelligent Switching

The RG-WS6008 High-Performance Wireless Controller can be deployed at Layer 2 or Layer 3 level without modifying the original network architecture as it forms an integrated switching architecture with the wireless APs. The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller provides ease in data switching management of all APs.

With the industry-leading local forwarding technology, the RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller eliminates the traffic bottleneck of traditional Wireless Controllers. The local forwarding technology allows flexible deployment of data forwarding in the AP. It means that the AP can determine whether to forward all data via the RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller, or to send the data directly to a wired network for data communication according to a Service Set ID (SSID) or user VLAN. The local forwarding technology enables large-scale, delay-sensitive, and real-time data transmission via the wired network. With the high throughput of 802.11ac, it greatly alleviates the traffic pressure on the RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller. It also better equips the RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller to accommodate the network services with heavy traffic demand such as high definition Video on Demand (VoD) and Voice over Wireless LAN (VoWLAN) in the future.

Intelligent RF Management

The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller enables AP to perform RF scanning in a wireless network as required. The AP can scan the wireless frequency bands and channels to identify both rogue APs and networks. The AP will send alert notifications to network administrators for immediate action once such are found, providing round-the-clock network protection. In addition, the RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller can control the real-time RF scanning function of the AP to measure signal and interference intensities. The Wireless Controller software also dynamically adjusts traffic load, power, RF coverage, and channel allocation for maximized signal coverage and capacity.

Seamless Roaming Experience

The advanced clustering technology enables real-time synchronization of online information and roaming records of all users among multiple RG-WS6008 Wireless Controllers. Simply put, user and authentication data are shared in the cluster enabling wireless users to roam freely in the whole network. Users can thereby enjoy a borderless and secure roaming experience with the IP address and authentication status remained unchanged. The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller also achieves fast roaming and voice services with the clustering technology.

Abundant QoS Policies

The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller supports an extensive array of QoS policies. For example, the Wireless Controller can set bandwidth limitations to give higher priority to critical data transmission applications. The Wireless Controller hence delivers guaranteed bandwidth performance for network of all sizes.

Wireless IPv6 Access

The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller fully supports all the IPv6 features and implements IPv6 forwarding on a wireless network. Both IPv4 and IPv6 users can automatically connect to the wireless controller series over tunnels, enabling IPv6 applications to be borne on the wireless network.

Flexible and Comprehensive Security Policies

Local Authentication

The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller has a local user database, which offers smooth integration with the built-in portal server, for easy local authentication of wireless users via web authentication. The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller allows local authentication based on the actual user demand, saving costs by getting rid of devices such as external portal and RADIUS server. The network infrastructure is also greatly simplified. The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller fully satisfies the needs of small and medium-sized networks for secure user access.

User Data Encryption

The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller fully supports the advanced encryption technologies such as Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP), and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), ensuring end-to-end security of data transmission over the wireless network.

Standard Communication Protocol

Encrypted communication between the RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller and APs is enabled with the international standard Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP). The function ensures complete isolation from the wired network and guarantees high security for the real-time communication between the Wireless Controller and APs. CAPWAP also allows deployment of third-party access points in the future, offering superior scalability, availability and maximizes user investment at the same time.

Virtual Wireless Packet Technology

With the virtual AP technology, the RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller can partition multiple SSIDs within the network. Network administrator can separately encrypt and isolate subnets or VLANs that have the same SSID. The deployment thereby enables specified authentication mode and encryption mechanism for each SSID.

RF Security

The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller supports RF probe scanning feature to detect unauthorized access points or other RF interference sources. Once detected, the Wireless Controller will send real-time alerts to the network management system. It delivers easy management for network administrator to monitor potential threats and usage status.

Protection Against Viruses and Attacks

The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller provides a wide range of built-in security mechanisms to effectively prevent and control virus spread and network traffic attacks. The mechanisms ensure secure network access by the authorized users only. Such protection mechanisms include IP/MAC/WLAN binding, hardware ACL control, traffic-based bandwidth limitation, etc. The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller is an ideal match for large campus, hospital, or enterprise networks with high security demand for guest network access.

Secure User Access

The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller supports Web Authentication, allowing users to perform authentication using any web browser.

802.1X authentication is another security highlight. Different from web authentication, 802.1X is suitable for the area where network security is strictly controlled. In addition, 802.1x enables IP/MAC/WLAN binding after authentication. . The feature totally guarantees the legitimacy of the user’s identity.

The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller also supports Ruijie RG-SMP (Security Management Platform) to provide insight into and control of Ruijie security and network devices. The RG-SMP offers comprehensive security management across a wide range of Ruijie security appliances and allows users to manage office networks of all sizes for a wide range of industries, with security compliance requirements in aspects of user identity, host health and security of network communication.

Flexible Authentication Modes

In addition to the traditional Web Authentication and 802.1X Authentication, the Ruijie RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller also supports PEAP Authentication, SMS Authentication, and QR Code Authentication.

The PEAP Authentication allows users to perform password authentication for once only. That means users are only required to enter credentials during their first network visit.

If the SMS authentication is adopted, users first sign in with their mobile phone numbers and then receive an SMS with login username and password for network access.

QR code authentication is another wireless security highlight. After accessing a wireless network, users will obtain a QR code on their end devices and simply ask any authorized staff’s to scan it for network access.

Advanced Guest Wireless Interfaces of the QR Code Authentication

Protection Against ARP Spoofing

Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) detection effectively protects network users from ARP gateway spoofing and host spoofing for secure wireless access. Automatic binding can be enabled in both dynamic and static IP address allocation environments to greatly save manpower resources and management costs. The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller can monitor and control the rate of ARP packets transmitted to prevent malicious use of scanning tools, which triggers ARP flooding and causes network congestion.

Rogue AP Countermeasure

The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller enables effective rogue AP detection and containment to enhance wireless security. The Wireless Controller arranges an active AP to perform rogue detection, send probe packets and hear probe responses from valid APs. Network administrator can hence easily single out rogue APs from the authorized to ensure wireless network security.

Rogue AP and User Countermeasures

DHCP Security

With Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) snooping, the RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller permits DHCP response messages from the trusted ports only. The Wireless Controller can thus prevent unauthorized deployment of any DHCP server to disturb the allocation and management of IP addresses and affect normal operation of the network. With the DHCP monitoring function, the RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller can effectively prevent ARP host spoofing and source IP address spoofing in the dynamic IP allocation environment by dynamically monitoring ARP and checking source IP address.

Management Information Security

To ensure the security of devices and offer protection against attacks, the Secure Shell (SSH) and SNMPv3 technologies encrypt management information by Telnet and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller offers Telnet access control based on source IP address, offering a high level of granularity on device management. Only the IP addresses authorized by network administrator can log into the Wireless Controller, which further enhances the security of device network management.

Unified Network Management

Multiple Management Protocols and Unified Management Platform

The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller supports a vast number of management modes including Command Line. It offers centralized and efficient planning, deployment, monitoring, and management of all APs with minimized investment costs. Working with the Ruijie Smart Network Commander (SNC) which is an all-rounded network management platform, the RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller delivers enriched network management services such as topology generation, AP operation status, online user status, entire network RF planning, user location, security alert, link load, device utilization rate, roaming record and report output. These functions enable network administrator to monitor and manage the operation status of the entire network in the data center.

Ruijie SNC Unified Topology Diagram

Web Interface Management

The RG-WS6008 Wireless Controller supports web management interface for AC, which provides simplified wireless configuration and high visibility for the whole network operation. With the AC web interface, the Wireless Controller can also manage the APs and also the associated users, achieving user bandwidth control and network access restriction. Network administrator can hence plan, operate and maintain the wireless network with ease.

Ruijie Smart Web Management Interface

Hardware

Model

RG-WS6008

Service Ports

6 1000BASE-T ports

2 1000BASE-T/1000BASE-X ports (combo)

Management Ports

1 console port

Operating Temperature

0ºC to 45ºC

Operating Humidity

5% to 95%RH (non-condensing)

Storage Temperature

-40ºC to 70ºC

Storage Humidity

5% to 95%RH (non-condensing)

Power Consumption

<40W

Security Standard

GB4943, EN/IEC 60950-1

EMC Standard

GB9254, EN301 489

Dimensions (W×D×H) (mm)

440 × 200 × 43.6

Weight

2kg

Installation

19-inch rack

Software

Model

RG-WS6008

Performance

Default Number of Manageable APs

32

Maximum Number of Manageable APs

200 APs / 400 Wall APs

Maximum Number of Configurable APs

2048

Maximum Number of Manageable Users

6400

802.11 Performance

8Gbps

VLAN

4K

Maximum Number of Clients Supported by the Built-in Portal

1500

ACL

64K

MAC Address Table

16K

ARP Table

12K

IPv6 Neighbour Table

10K

Local Authentication

300 wireless clients

Inter-AC Roaming Switch Time

≤50ms

WLAN

802.11 LAN Protocol

802.11, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11d, 802.11h, 802.11w, 802.11k, 802.11r, 802.11i, 802.11e, 802.11n

CAPWAP

Layer 2/Layer 3 network topology between an AP and an AC

Enable an AP to automatically discover an accessible AC

Enable an AP to automatically upgrade its software version from an AC

Enable an AP to automatically download configurations from an AC

Network Address Translation (NAT) traversal

Roaming

Intra-AC Layer 2/Layer 3 roaming

Inter-AC Layer 2/Layer 3 roaming

Local forwarding intra-AC Layer 2/Layer 3 roaming

Local forwarding inter-AC Layer 2/Layer 3 roaming

Forwarding

Centralized forwarding

Local forwarding

Flexible forwarding based on service

Wireless QoS

AP-based bandwidth limiting

WLAN-based bandwidth limiting

Static speed limiting and smart speed limiting based on user

Fair balancing

User Isolation

User isolation based on ACs in the whole network

User isolation based on AP

User isolation based on WLAN

Reliability

Fast switching between 2 ACs

Multi-AC redundancy (1+1 A/A and A/S, N+1)

Multi-AC clustering (N+N)

Remote Intelligent Perception Technology (RIPT)

Uninterrupted service upgrade

STA Management

AP-based STA limiting

SSID-based STA limiting

AP-based load balancing

AP traffic-based load balancing

5G priority access

RSSI threshold

STA RSSI Threshold

0 to 100

STA Idle Timeout

90 to 86,400 seconds

STA Average Data Rate Threshold

8 to 819,200 with the accuracy of 8kbps

Adjusting Transmit Power of Beacons and Probe Responses

Yes

Offline Syslog

Yes

RF Management

Setting country codes

Manually setting the transmit power

Automatically setting the transmit power

Automatically setting working channels

Automatically adjusting transmission rates

Support blackhole compensation

Support RF interference detection and avoidance

Security

IPv4 Security

Web authentication

802.1x authentication

PEAP authentication

SMS authentication

QR code authentication

IPv6 Security

802.1x authentication

Web authentication

802.11 Security and Encryption

Multi-SSID

SSID hiding

802.11i-compliant PSK authentication

WPA and WPA2

WEP (WEP/WEP128)

WAPI

TKIP

CCMP

Protection against ARP spoofing

SMP

Integration with SMP

CPP

Yes

NFPP

Yes

WIDS

Yes

Internet Protocols

IPv4 Protocol

Ping, Traceroute

DHCP Server

DHCP Client

DHCP Relay

DHCP Snooping

DNS Client

NTP

Telnet

TFTP Server

TFTP Client

FTP Server

FTP Client

FTP Client

IPv6 Protocol

DNSv6 Client

DHCPv6 Relay

DHCPv6 Server

TFTPv6 Client

FTPv6 Server

FTPv6 Client

IPv6 CAPWAP

ICMPv6

IPv6 Ping

Manual tunnel, automatic tunnel

Manually configuring address,  Automatically creating local address

IPv6 Traceroute

IPv4 Routing

Static routing, OSPF

IPv4 Routing Table Capacity

8K

IPv4 Static Routing Table Capacity

1K

IPv6 Routing

Static routing

IPv6 Routing Table Capacity

1K

IPv6 Static Routing Table Capacity

1K

Management

Network Management

SNMP v1/v2c/v3

RMON

Remote probe

Syslog

Network Management Platform

Web management (Smart-web)

RG-SNC management

RILL management

Heat Map diagram

User Access Management

Login via console port

Login via Telnet

Login via SSH

Upload to FTP

Model

Description

Remarks

RG-WS6008

Next-Gen Wireless Controller, 6 1000BASE-T ports, 2 1000BASE-T/1000BASE-X combo ports, 32 APs by default, maximum 200 APs ,or maximum 400 Wall APs by License upgrade

Mandatory

Related Products

LIC-WS-32

WS Series Wireless Controllers upgrade license for 32 APs or 64 Wall APs

Optional

LIC-WS-128

WS Series Wireless Controllers upgrade license for 128 APs or 256 Wall APs

Optional

 

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