WHG802 - 4ipnet

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WHG802
WIRELESS LAN CONTROLLER
INTRODUCTION
The 4ipnet WHG802 is an enterprise-grade wireless LAN controller that provides
establishments such as hotels, universities, or even complete municipalities with a
comprehensive set of managed Wi-Fi features at a competitive license-free price point. With
AP management, user authentication, policy assignment, traffic shaping, firewall features,
and much more all packaged into a single box, the WHG802 provides network administrators
with a reliable, easy-to-use, and centralized management console for an entire organization’s
wireless network infrastructure.
The WHG802 is capable of managing up to 1,200 EAP/OWL-series Wireless Access Points and
can be directly integrated with 4ipnet’s SW-series Unified Access Switches, all of which can be
deployed and configured easily by anyone, including non-wireless savvy users. For example,
automated AP discovery prevents network administrators from having to go through the
hassle of individually adding and configuring each access point. Access points as well as
connected Wi-Fi devices can then be monitored and managed from a centralized point, with
extensive logging & reporting features to assist in troubleshooting and maintenance.
As Wi-Fi enabled handheld devices such as smartphones and tablets become ever so
prevalent in our daily lives, businesses and network operators alike are faced with a mindboggling dilemma – how to simultaneously address the needs of BYOD (Bring Your Own
Device), manage Wi-Fi users, and maintain network service quality for mission critical
applications. 4ipnet’s WHG802 is designed exactly with these requirements in mind, and
with a total cost of ownership that satisfies even the most price conscious, organizations are
guaranteed to receive an unmatched ROI on their wireless LAN infrastructure.
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ENTERPRISE-GRADE WIRELESS LAN CONTROLLER
FEATURES
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Guest Wi-Fi Account
SECURITY
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Security is often one of the most important concerns
when it comes to enterprise wireless networks.
From the most basic need of preventing network
access by unauthorized users to performing rogue
AP detection and enforcing network isolation, 4ipnet
WHG controllers provide a complex set of features
that prevent malicious activities in an organization's
network.
For deployment flexibility, the WHG controllers
support user authentication via both the industry
standard 802.1X as well as web-based captive
portals. The highly customizable captive portals with
integrated walled garden capability can be adapted
to suit the needs of hotels, schools, and other public
venues. For unregistered users without an account,
guest access can be provided by simply entering
an e-mail address, logging in with social media
accounts, or purchasing a data plan through PayPal.
With various account generation methods, the WHG
controllers are able to identify users and track user
activities, ensuring network security in public Wi-Fi.
The WHG controllers also support remote access via
VPN, which is crucial for travelling businessmen. At
the same time, site-to-site VPN establishes secure
connections between corporate headquarters and
branch offices.
USER SECURITY
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Authentication Types
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Authentication Servers
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Customizable Captive Portal
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802.1X
UAM (browser-based)
IP or MAC-based
Local
On-Demand
Guest
RADIUS
LDAP
NT Domain
SIP
POP3
Yes
Customizable Wild Card
Walled Garden
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Yes
User Blacklisting
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Yes
ACCOUNT GENERATION
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On-demand Account
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SMS registration
Purchase via PayPal
Hotel PMS integration
Selectable Billing Plans
Keypad-based Account
Ticket Printer
Social Media Login
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WHG802
Limitation by duration
Configurable
reactivation time
E-mail registration and
activation
Yes
NETWORK SECURITY
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VPN
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Tunneling Protocols
Network Isolation
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Remote
Local
Site-to-Site
IPSec
PPTP
Intra-VLAN or Port
Inter-VLAN or Port
Rogue AP Detection
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Yes
Certificates
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Built-in Root CA
MOBILITY
The advent of the era of smartphones and tablets
has opened a chasm between how the Internet
is used and how organizations provide Internet
connectivity. Wireless networks have transformed
from a luxury to a necessity, in order to support
devices that don't have legacy wired capability.
Furthermore, additional features need to be
provided in order to address the rapidly changing
usage behavior.
4ipnet's WHG controllers support a variety of
mobility features that aim to make enterprise
Wi-Fi both easier to use and simpler to manage.
For example, by supporting fast roaming, users
on mobile devices can be on-the-go without
worrying about interrupted connections. It is also
not uncommon to see a single user with multiple
handheld devices - with the WHG all of the devices
can login to Wi-Fi using the same username and
password. Finally, mobile-optimized captive portals
and ticket-printed QR code automatic login are both
easy methods for a user to get online from their
mobile device.
DEVICE MOBILITY
Fast Roaming Between Access Points
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Yes
Cross Gateway Roaming
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Yes
WISPr Smart Client
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Yes
Mobile Device Recognition for
Optimized Captive Portal
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Yes
Multiple Device Logins Per Account
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Yes
QR Code Automatic Login
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Yes
Device Plug-and-Play
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Yes
MANAGEMENT
In a wireless LAN, the WHG controller is the central
point of management for network administrators,
ENTERPRISE-GRADE WIRELESS LAN CONTROLLER
whether it is monitoring current online users or
troubleshooting network connectivity issues. The
management console of the WHG controller is a
browser-based GUI that is simple and intuitive to
operate. From this interface, network administrators
can configure traffic shaping profiles, track previous
network usage, perform system backup and restore,
and much more.
From the user management perspective, one of the
core benefits of the WHG controller is its ability to
enforce different traffic profiles based on both the
location (Service Zone) of the user and the time of
access. For example, the profiles applied during
work hours can be different from that of during
after-work hours. From bandwidth limitations to
specific routing rules, network administrators gain
fine-grained control over Wi-Fi users.
Bandwidth Limitation
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Yes
Traffic Classification /
Remarking
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Yes; 802.1p / DSCP
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Stateful Firewall
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Yes
Concurrent Session Limit
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Yes
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IP Address Reassignment
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Yes
Multiple tiered access
privileges
Monitor each admin’s
current accessed page
NTP synchronization
Manually configured
System Backup & Restore
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Yes
SNMP
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Yes; v2c
Network Utilities
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Yes; built-in packet
capture
AP MANAGEMENT
Automatic AP Discovery
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Yes
Automatic AP Provisioning
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Yes; template-based
AP Configuration Backup &
Restore
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Yes
AP Firmware Batch Upgrade
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Yes
Tunneled AP Management
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Yes; both L2 & L3 APs
AP Load Balancing
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Yes
Automatic Switch Discovery
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Yes
Automatic Switch Provisioning
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Yes; template-based
Switch Configuration Backup
& Restore
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Yes
Switch Power Scheduling
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Yes
SWITCH MANAGEMENT
USER MANAGEMENT
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User Policy Assignment
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QoS
PROFILE
PRIVILEGE
PROFILE
FIREWALL
PROFILE
ROUTING
PROFILE
SCHEDULE
VIRTUAL LOCATION
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System Time
Allow clients to obtain
different IP addresses
after authentication
ACCESS
POLICY
ROLE
SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
Administrator Accounts
Yes; each rule with
individual enforcement
schedules
Static Route Assignment
For access points, WHG controllers support
automatic discovery and provisioning, eliminating
many repetitive and cumbersome tasks often faced
during initial network deployment. Centralized AP
configuration and monitoring also greatly reduces
maintenance overhead for IT staff.
Browser-Based Configuration
WHG802
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Role-based
Time & location
dependent
SERVICES
As wireless networks increasingly become the
primary network used by organizations, it is crucial
to take into consideration fundamental network
services, such as DHCP, NAT, and routing. In addition
to providing these functions, the WHG controller also
implements the concept of a "Service Zone", which
essentially segments the controller into multiple
virtual controllers, each with its own associated
network services, user policies, authentication
settings, etc.
On the reliability end, the WHG controller supports
WAN port failover, which helps businesses reduce
the chance of network downtime and prevents
lost productivity and revenue. Furthermore, load
balancing between the WAN ports increases
overall performance by alleviating congestion and
distributing traffic between the two outgoing links.
Finally, the WHG provides unique value-added
capabilities, such as a direct integration with Micros
Opera PMS that greatly simplifies the overhead of
providing managed Wi-Fi in hotels.
NETWORK SERVICES
Redundancy
(High Availability)
Internet Protocols Supported
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N+1 with automatic
synchronization
IPv4
IPv6
ENTERPRISE-GRADE WIRELESS LAN CONTROLLER
DHCP Server / DHCP Relay
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Yes
NETWORK ACTIVITY LOGS
Network Address Translation
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Yes
System Log (SYSLOG)
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Yes
Built-in HTTP Proxy Server
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Yes
CAPWAP Log
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Yes
WAN Port Load Balancing
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Yes
Configuration Change Log
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Yes
Dynamic Routing
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Yes
RADIUS Server Log
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Yes
Local DNS Records
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Yes
User Events Log
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Yes
Direct interface with
Micros Opera PMS
User HTTP Web Log
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Yes
Firewall Log
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Yes
Yes
DHCP Server/Lease Log
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Yes
PMS Interface Log
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Yes
On-Demand Billing Report
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Yes
AP Status E-mail Notification
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Yes
Logging to External FTP
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Yes
Configurable Logs &
Reporting Intervals
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Yes
Hotel PMS Integration
Integrated Billing &
Accounting System
Billing Quota Types
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By duration
By traffic volume
REPORTING
Whether it is real-time monitoring of network
activity or tracking the usage of previous Wi-Fi
users, network administrators need the appropriate
tools at their disposal to increase efficiency and
reduce workload. The 4ipnet WHG controllers have
an extensive set of logging and reporting features
that allow network administrators to easily find any
information related to the wireless network.
The built-in system dashboard provides a quick
overview of the current system status, along with
graphical reports of network traffic and system
performance. In addition, there is a simple interface
for viewing online devices and their associated
detailed statistics, including but not limited to the
roles they belong to, enforced network policies, and
packets transferred.
Alongside network monitoring, the WHG controller
also performs detailed logging of all network activity.
For example, the User HTTP Web Log allows network
administrators to track users who visited malicious
websites, while the DHCP Lease Log can assist in
troubleshooting clients who cannot receive an IP
address. Lastly, the Configuration Change Log shows
administrators which settings have been modified in
the past, in case there are configuration errors that
need to be reverted.
SPECIFICATIONS
SYSTEM CAPACITY*1
Managed APs
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Up to 1,200
Local Accounts
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Up to 30,000
On-Demand
Accounts
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Up to 30,000
Managed Switches
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50
HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS
Form Factor
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43.0 cm x 45.0 cm x 8.8 cm
Weight
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19.00 kg (41.90 lbs)
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Power
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Interfaces
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Yes
Graphical System
Performance Reports
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Yes
Traffic Volume Reports
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Yes
System Process Monitor
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Yes
Online Device Monitoring
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Yes
Active Sessions List
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Yes
Configurable SYSLOG Severity
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Yes
SMTP (E-mail) Notifications
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Yes
Multiple Concurrent E-mail
Notification Receivers
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Yes
19” (2U) Rack Mount (Mounting
bracket included)
Dimensions
(W x D x H)
SYSTEM & NETWORK STATUS
System Dashboard
WHG802
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LED Indicators
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Input: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
(Power cord included)
Power Redundancy
WAN: 2 x 10/100/1000Base-T
Ethernet, Auto-MDIX, RJ-45
WAN: 2 x 10G SFP, 2 x 100/1000
SFP
LAN: 6 x 10/100/1000Base-T
Ethernet, Auto-MDIX, RJ-45
LAN: 2 x 10G SFP, 6 x 100/1000
SFP
Console: 1 x RJ-45
Management: 2 x RJ-45
Power
HDD
Status
LCD Display
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Yes
Hot-Swappable Fan
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Yes
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Environmental
Conditions
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Operating Temperature: 0°C
(32°F) to 40°C (104°F)
Operating Humidity: 5% to 95%
non-condensing
*1: Capacity limits may vary depending on configuration parameters
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