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Central zero- touch management for 100 LANCOM Access Points and WLAN
routers, extensible up to 1000
쮿 "Smart Controller" architecture for application- based or user- based WLANs
쮿 Centralised Firmware deployment and management of Access Points
쮿 Automatic discovery, configuration and channel assignment of Access Points
쮿 Monitoring and ensuring the security and QoS policies
쮿 Scalability and cascadability through multiple controllers including redundancy
쮿 Unique system design which prevents "single point of failure"
쮿 Comprehensive support of VLAN, RADIUS and 802.1X/EAP functions
쮿 Full performance with 802.11n based Access Points
b u s i n e s s
The LANCOM WLC- 4100 is ideally suited due to its scalability and extensibility for WLAN installations with 100 upto 1000 Access Points as found in many companies and public
institutions and in universities and healthcare. The Controller ensures a simplified installation und a secure setup and provides multiple use of the WLAN infrastructure for different
applications and usergroups.
More Management.
LCMS, the LANCOM Management System, is a free software package for the Microsoft Windows operating system for the configuration, remote maintenance and real- time
monitoring of all LANCOM routers, central- site gateways, access points, WLAN controllers and managed switches. LANconfig is an application for remote configuration via HTTP,
HTTPS, TFTP or ISDN dial- up. It offers easy- to- use wizards that cater for everything from the basic setup to the configuration of VPN connections, but it can also handle the finetuning of individual device parameters. A single LCMS installation can handle the monitoring and maintenance of any of the various LANCOM devices. LANmonitor offers detailed,
real- time monitoring of parameters, it provides access to log files and statistics, and it can carry out a detailed trace- protocol analysis. Along with convenient functions such as
the firewall GUI for object- orientated firewall programming, a range of professional functions help with the administration of projects, including the automatic configuration
backup, saving and uploading scripts, a folder- based organization, and a dynamic search filter. Service providers benefit from the broad range of scripting methods and professional
access with individual access rights for administrators via SSH, HTTPS, TFTP, telnet and ISDN dial- in. Rollouts and operations are assisted by the automatic upload of configurations
and firmware from USB data media and the option of storing project- specific boot configurations in place of the standard factory settings–all of which offers big potential savings
on expensive manual maintenance.
Maximum simplicity.
Operation doesn't get much simpler than in Controller mode–simply "plug in" a new Access Point and the Controller takes over the setup, implementation and monitoring of WLAN
security policies. LANCOM WLAN Controllers are ideal for WLAN infrastructure for multiple user groups and applications such as for data, Voice- over- WLAN and WLAN guest
accounts. As "smart controllers" they forward the data depending on the application or even the user – by switching user data at the AP for maximum performance, or by separating
the LAN into a dedicated VLAN for WLAN guest accounts. The flexible switching options ensure that the WLAN Controller is "11n Ready" avoiding expensive LAN infrastructure
upgrades and the Controller does not end up being a central bottle- neck. Even remote sites are easily integrated into the centralized management over an IP connection for greater
Comprehensive security functions.
The WLAN Controller offers a new dimension in security: Each Access Point is uniquely identified via digital certificate and is continuously monitored. Background scanning
permanently monitors the entire frequency range. Based on this, the WLANmonitor software (included) offers rogue AP and Client detection for a complete overview of all WLAN
networks and clients within range. User authentication and access control can be implemented with RADIUS/EAP, either by using the integrated RADIUS server or by any external
RADIUS/EAP server acting as proxy for the WLAN Controller. User groups can be separated by the extensive VLAN functions supported by the WLAN Controller. Static mapping of
different SSIDs to VLANs, for separating guest accounts, voice users etc. In addition the Advanced Routing and Forwarding functions support multiple IP and VLAN contexts and
VLANs can be dynamically assigned to selected users or sites.
Highest performance–at all times.
Automatic channel selection combines optimal performance with simple operation. Applications such as Voice over WLAN are supported by fast roaming times and the end- to- end
communication of Quality- of- Service information. Yet another distinguishing factor with LANCOM WLAN Controllers is the wide range of redundancies. Not only can multiple
Controllers combine to form redundant clusters, even a single Controller–unlike many other centralized systems–works effectively to prevent the occurrence of single points of
failure. This is achieved in part by the "Smart Controller" system architecture, providing flexibility with data break- out either centrally or decentrally depending on the user, and in
part by the option of fully self- sufficient operation that can be set for each SSID. The result is a system for site- spanning WLAN management with guaranteed security that cannot
be compromised–even if the link to the Controller should fail.
Outstandingly future proof.
Smart Controller technology combined with the integrated hardware encryption accelerator make the WLAN Controller outstandingly future proof. All current LANCOM 2.4- and
5- GHz WLAN Access Points and WLAN routers can be integrated into the WLAN management system by means of a free LCOS update. The 802.11n based LANCOM L- 300 Access
Point series can be managed by the Controller without it ending up as a central bottleneck.The "split management" integration of the LANCOM WLAN routers and IADs enables
company- wide WLAN security policy to be extended all the way into home offices. LANCOM guarantees that the WLAN Controller firmware and the included management programs
LANconfig, LANmonitor and WLANmonitor will benefit from continuous future developments –software updates are included in the device's purchase price.
More Virtualization.
Advanced Routing and Forwarding (ARF) from LANCOM is a unique technology for network virtualization. It enables different logical networks, each with their own settings for
DHCP, DNS, routing and firewall, to operate on a single device and share the same physical infrastructure. For example, networks in the LAN can be assigned to different VLANs,
tagged in the WAN or assigned to different RAS connections. The innovative Tunnel- in- Tunnel technology for VPN allows different networks between LANCOM routers to be
completely isolated even over a shared IPsec- VPN connection–even with overlapping IP- address ranges. ARF is suitable for the cross- site separation of logical networks, for example
where different applications or service providers work on shared infrastructure. Conflicts can be completely avoided. Incursions from one logical network to another, either
intentionally or by accident, are effectively prevented by ARF. In particular for companies located at multiple sites, ARF enables the switch to a purely IP- based infrastructure, so
offering considerable potential savings in operations.
Scope of features: as of LCOS version 8.5x
WLAN profile settings*
Radio channels 2.4 GHz
Up to 13 channels, max. 3 non- overlapping (2.4 GHz band)
Radio channels 5 GHz
Up to 26 non- overlapping channels (available channels and further obligations such as automatic DFS dynamic channel
selection depending on national regulation)
Seamless handover between radio cells, IAPP support with optional restriction to an ARF context, IEEE 802.11d support
VLAN ID definable per interface, WLAN SSID, point- to- point connection and routing context (4094 IDs) IEEE 802.1q
IEEE 802.11i / WPA2 with passphrase or 802.1x and hardware- accelerated AES, closed network, WEP64, WEP128, WEP152,
802.1x /EAP
Quality of Service
Prioritization according to Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WME, subset of IEEE 802.11e)
Broken link detection
If the link of a chosen LAN interface breaks down, a WLAN module can be deactivated to let the associated clients search for a
new base station
Background scanning
Detection of rogue AP's and the channel information for all WLAN channels during normal AP operation.
The Background Scan Time Interval defines the time slots in which an AP or Router searches for a foreign WLAN network in its
vicinity. The time interval can be specified in either milliseconds, seconds, minutes, hours or days
Client detection
Rogue WLAN client detection based on probe requests
*) Note
Depends on the access points in operation
WLAN Controller
Number of managed devices
Up to 100 LANCOM Access Points and WLAN routers can be centrally managed by the WLAN Controller. Expansion options are
available to extend support up to 1000 LANCOM Access Points and WLAN routers to be managed. Capacities can be expanded
even further by clustering multiple controllers.
Smart Controller technology
The WLAN Controller can switch user data per AP Radio or per SSID in the following ways:
쮿 Direct switching to the LAN at the AP (for maximum performance, e.g. for 802.11n- based access points)
쮿 Logical seperation of user data into VLAN's (e.g. for WLAN guest access accounts)
쮿 Central tunneling to the Controller* (layer 3 tunneling between different IP Subnets) *from LCOS 8.5x
Auto Discovery
LANCOM access points and WLAN routers automatically discover the WLAN Controller by means of DNS name or IP addresses.
Even AP's at remote sites or in home offices with no direct access to the Controller can be integrated into the central Controller
Authentication and Authorization
Access Points can be authenticated manually or automatically. Signaling of new access points by LED, e- mail message, SYSLOG
and SNMP traps. Manual authentication via LANmonitor or WEBconfig GUI tools. Semi- automatic authentication based on
access- point lists in the Controller ('bulk mode'). Fully automatic authentication with default configuration assignement (can be
activated/deactivated separately, e.g. during the rollout phase).
Authenticated access points can be identified by means of digital certificates; certificate generation by integrated CA (Certificate
Authority); certificate distribution by SCEP (Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol). Access points can be blocked by CRL
(Certificate Revocation List).
Management communication protocol
CAPWAP (Control and Provisioning Protocol for Wireless Access Points)
Layer- 3 Tunneling
Layer- 3 Tunneling in conformity with the CAPWAP standard allows the bridging of WLANs per SSID to a separate IP subnet.
Layer- 2 packets are encapsulated in Layer- 3 tunnels and transported to a LANCOM WLAN controller. By doing this the access
point is independent of the present infrastructure of the network. Possible applications are roaming without changing the IP
address and compounding SSIDs without using VLANs.
DTLS encryption of the control channel between WLAN Controller and Access Point (256- bit AES encryption with digital
certificates, incl. hardware encryption accelerator; encryption can be disabled for diagnostic purposes).
Firmware deployment
Central Firmware deployment and management of the Access Points. Requires an external web server.
Automatic Firmware update on the Access Points is also possible. The Controller checks every day, depending on the defined
policy, for the latest Firmware and compares it with the versions in the devices. This can also be activated using Cron jobs. If
there is a Firmware mismatch, then the Controller downloads the matching Firmware from the server and updates the
corresponding Access Points and Routers.
Script distribution
Enables the complete configuration of non- WLAN specific functions such as Redirects, Protocol Filter, ARF etc. Internal storage
of up to three script files (max. 64 kByte) for provisioning access points without a separate HTTP server
RF management and automatic RF
The channel deployment can be static or can be automated.
Upon activation of the RF Optimization setting, the Access Points search for an optimal channel in the 2.4 GHz band. The
selected channels are sent to the Controller saves these channels on the corresponding Access Points. RF Optmization can also
be activated for individual Access Points.
Transmit power setting static between 0 to - 20 dB.
Alarm notification in case of Access Point failure by LED, e- mail, SYSLOG and SNMP traps.
Configuration management
Definition and grouping of all logical and physical WLAN parameters by means of WLAN configuration profiles. Fully automatic
or manual profile assignment to WLAN Access Points; automatic transfer and configuration verification (policy enforcement).
Inheritance of configuration profiles
Support of hierarchical WLAN profile groups. New profiles can be easily created by inheriting parameters from existing profiles.
Management operating modes
The AP can be set to 'managed' or 'unmanaged' mode for each radio interface. With LANCOM WLAN routers, the Controller
manages the WLAN part only (split management).
Scope of features: as of LCOS version 8.5x
WLAN Controller
Stand alone operation
In 'Managed' mode, an adjustable setting defines the time- span for which the AP continues Stand- alone operation in the event
the connection to the Controller fails. After this time- span the AP configuration is deleted and the AP resumes operation only
after the connection to the Controller is reestablished. By default this value is set to zero and AP ceases operation as soon as
connection to the Controller is lost. Alternatively, a special time setting allows the AP to function in Stand- alone mode
indefinetly. In Stand- alone mode only Pre- shared Key SSID's are functional.
VLAN and IP contexts
A fixed VLAN can be set for each SSID. The WLAN Controller can independently provide up to 64 separate IP networks, and each
of these can be individually mapped to VLANs and, consequently, to SSIDs (Advanced Routing and Forwarding, ARF). The
Controller can provide, among others, individual DHCP, DNS, routing, firewall and VPN functions for these networks.
Dynamic VLAN assignment
Dynamic VLAN assignment for target user groups based on MAC addresses, BSSID or SSID by means of external RADIUS server.
RADIUS accounting per SSID
Deployment of 802.1X settings per SSID
RADIUS server
Integrated RADIUS server for MAC address list management. Support for RADSEC (Secure RADIUS) for secure communication
with RADIUS servers.
EAP server
Integrated EAP server for authentication of 802.1x clients via EAP- TLS, EAP- TTLS, PEAP, MSCHAP or MSCHAPv2
Proxy mode for external RADIUS/EAP servers (forwarding and realm handling)
Redundancy, Controller backup and
load balancing
Every managed LANCOM AP can be assigned to a group of alternative WLAN Controllers. A suitable Controller is selected within
this group depending on AP load. This ensures that also in backup state the load of larger installations remains equally
Fast roaming
VoWLAN devices require seamless roaming for ensuring optimal speech quality. The Access Points support PMK caching and
Pre- authentication for such demanding applications. WPA2 and WPA2- PSK operate with sub- 85 ms roaming times
(requirements: adequate signal quality, sufficient RF overlap, clients with a low roaming threshold).
802.11e / WME: Automatic VLAN tagging (802.1p) in the Access Points. Mapping to DiffServ attributes in the WLAN Controller
if this is deployed as a layer- 3 router
Background scanning, rogue- AP and
rogue- client detection
Background scanning does not interupt normal AP operation and collects information on the radio channel load (AP acts as a
'Probe' or 'Sensor' by going off- channel). Foreign Access Points and clients is sent to the Rogue AP Detection in LANCOM
WLAN visualization
The management tool LANCOM WLANmonitor (included) acts as a central monitoring program for the WLAN Controller and
visualizes the performance of all WLAN Controllers, Access Points, SSIDs and clients.
WLAN guess access accounts
Static mapping of guest SSIDs in VLANs, access limitations and VLAN routing by means of ARF (Advanced Routing and
Public Spot function
Optional functionality (see at available options).
Easy set- up of guest accounts with just a few mouse clicks using the Voucher- Wizard. The vouchers can be printed over any
standard Printer on the network.
The Voucher- Wizard can be customized by uploading an individual logo.
Function works without external RADIUS and Accounting Servers. Configuration of time and/or traffic budgets as well as when
accounting should start.
Support of public certificates and certificate chains from trust centers for Public Spots. This allows popular browsers to access
login pages with secure access (HTTPS) without warnings
WLAN client limiting
To ensure that load is evenly balanced between multiple Access Points, each one can be set with a maximum number of
allowable WLAN clients.
Management software
쮿 LANCOM LANconfig
쮿 LANCOM LANmonitor
쮿 LANCOM WLANmonitor
Supported Access Points and
WLAN routers
LANCOM L- 54g Wireless
LANCOM L- 54ag Wireless
LANCOM L- 54 dual Wireless
LANCOM L- 305agn Wireless
LANCOM L- 310agn Wireless
LANCOM L- 315agn dual Wireless
LANCOM L- 320agn Wireless
LANCOM L- 321agn Wireless
LANCOM L- 322agn dual Wireless
LANCOM OAP- 54 Wireless
LANCOM OAP- 54- 1 Wireless
LANCOM OAP- 310 Wireless
Scope of features: as of LCOS version 8.5x
Supported Access Points and
WLAN routers
쮿 LANCOM 1780EW- 3G
쮿 LANCOM 3850 Wireless
WLAN- Router and IADs
LANCOM IAP- 54 Wireless
LANCOM XAP-40- 2 Wireless
LANCOM 1811n Wireless
LANCOM 1821n Wireless
LANCOM 1821+ Wireless ADSL
Functions in layer- 3 routing mode
Some of the below functions are only active when the device is operating as a router, firewall or VPN gateway.
Stateful inspection firewall
Incoming/Outgoing Traffic inspection based on connection information. Trigger for firewall rules depending on backup status,
e.g. simplified rule sets for low- bandwidth backup lines. Limitation of the number of sessions per remote site (ID)
Packet filter
Check based on the header information of an IP packet (IP or MAC source/destination addresses; source/destination ports,
DiffServ attribute); remote- site dependant, direction dependant, bandwidth dependant
Extended port forwarding
Network Address Translation (NAT) based on protocol and WAN address, i.e. to make internal webservers accessible from WAN
N:N IP address mapping
N:N IP address mapping for translation of IP addresses or entire networks
The firewall marks packets with routing tags, e.g. for policy- based routing
Forward, drop, reject, block sender address, close destination port, disconnect
Via e- mail, SYSLOG or SNMP trap
Quality of Service
Traffic shaping
Dynamic bandwidth management with IP traffic shaping
Bandwidth reservation
Dynamic reservation of minimum and maximum bandwidths, totally or connection based, separate settings for send and receive
directions. Setting relative bandwidth limits for QoS in percent
Priority queuing of packets based on DiffServ/TOS fields
Packet- size control
Automatic packet- size control by fragmentation or Path Maximum Transmission Unit (PMTU) adjustment
Layer 2/Layer 3 tagging
Automatic or fixed translation of layer- 2 priority information (802.11p- marked Ethernet frames) to layer- 3 DiffServ attributes in
routing mode. Translation from layer 3 to layer 2 with automatic recognition of 802.1p- support in the destination device
Intrusion Prevention
Monitoring and blocking of login attempts and port scans
IP spoofing
Source IP address check on all interfaces: only IP addresses belonging to the defined IP networks are allowed
Access control lists
Filtering of IP or MAC addresses and preset protocols for configuration access
Denial of Service protection
Protection from fragmentation errors and SYN flooding
Detailed settings for handling reassembly, PING, stealth mode and AUTH port
URL blocker
Filtering of unwanted URLs based on DNS hitlists and wildcard filters. Extended functionality with Content Filter Option
Password protection
Password- protected configuration access can be set for each interface
Alerts via e- mail, SNMP- Traps and SYSLOG
Authentication mechanisms
EAP- TLS, EAP- TTLS, PEAP, MS- CHAP, MS- CHAPv2 as EAP authentication mechanisms, PAP, CHAP, MS- CHAP and MS- CHAPv2
as PPP authentication mechanisms
Adjustable reset button
Adjustable reset button for 'ignore', 'boot- only' and 'reset- or- boot'
High availability / redundancy
VRRP (Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol) for backup in case of failure of a device or remote station. Enables passive standby
groups or reciprocal backup between multiple active devices including load balancing and user definable backup priorities
For completely safe software upgrades thanks to two stored firmware versions, incl. test mode for firmware updates
Load balancing
Static and dynamic load balancing over up to 4 WAN connections. Channel bundling with Multilink PPP (if supported by network
VPN redundancy
Backup of VPN connections across different hierarchy levels, e.g. in case of failure of a central VPN concentrator and re- routing
to multiple distributed remote sites. Any number of VPN remote sites can be defined (the tunnel limit applies only to active
connections). Up to 32 alternative remote stations, each with its own routing tag, can be defined per VPN connection. Automatic
selection may be sequential, or dependant on the last connection, or random (VPN load balancing)
Line monitoring
Line monitoring with LCP echo monitoring, dead- peer detection and up to 4 addresses for end- to- end monitoring with ICMP
Scope of features: as of LCOS version 8.5x
IPSec over HTTPS
Enables IPsec VPN based on TCP (at port 443 like HTTPS) which can go through firewalls in networks where e. g. port 500 for
IKE is blocked. Suitable for client- to- site connections (with LANCOM Advanced VPN Client 2.22 or later) and site- to- site
connections (LANCOM VPN gateways or routers with LCOS 8.0 or later). IPSec over HTTPS is based on the NCP VPN Path Finder
Number of VPN tunnels
5 IPSec connections active simultaneously, unlimited configurable connections. Max. total sum of concurrent active IPSec and
PPTP tunnels: 5
Hardware accelerator
Integrated hardware accelerator for 3DES/AES encryption and decryption
Realtime clock
Integrated buffered realtime clock to save the date and time during power failure. Assures timely validation of certificates in any
Random number generator
Generates real random numbers in hardware, e. g. for improved key generation for certificates immediately after switching- on
1- Click- VPN Site- to- Site
Creation of VPN connections between LANCOM routers via drag and drop in LANconfig
IPSec key exchange with Preshared Key or certificate
X.509 digital multi- level certificate support, compatible with Microsoft Server / Enterprise Server and OpenSSL, upload of
PKCS#12 files via HTTPS interface and LANconfig. Simultaneous support of multiple certification authorities with the
management of up to nine parallel certificate hierarchies as containers (VPN- 1 to VPN- 9). Simplified addressing of individual
certificates by the hierarchy's container name (VPN- 1 to VPN- 9). Wildcards for certificate checks of parts of the identity in the
subject. Secure Key Storage protects a private key (PKCS#12) from theft
Certificate rollout
Automatic creation, rollout and renewal of certificates via SCEP (Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol) per certificate hierarchy
Certificate revocation lists (CRL)
CRL retrieval via HTTP per certificate hierarchy
OCSP Client
Check X.509 certifications by using OCSP (Online Certificate Status Protocol) in real time as an alternative to CRLs
XAUTH client for registering LANCOM routers and access points at XAUTH servers incl. IKE- config mode. XAUTH server enables
clients to register via XAUTH at LANCOM routers. Connection of the XAUTH server to RADIUS servers provides the central
authentication of VPN- access with user name and password. Authentication of VPN- client access via XAUTH and RADIUS
connection additionally by OTP token
Proadaptive VPN
Automated configuration and dynamic creation of all necessary VPN and routing entries based on a default entry for site- tosite connections. Propagation of dynamically learned routes via RIPv2 if required
3DES (168 bit), AES (128, 192 or 256 bit), Blowfish (128 bit), RSA (128 or - 448 bit) and CAST (128 bit). OpenSSL implementation
with FIPS- 140 certified algorithms. MD- 5 or SHA- 1 hashes
NAT- Traversal
NAT- Traversal (NAT- T) support for VPN over routes without VPN passthrough
VPN data compression based on LZS or Deflate compression for higher IPSec throughput on low- bandwidth connections (must
be supported by remote endpoint)
Dynamic DNS
Enables the registration of IP addresses with a Dynamic DNS provider in the case that fixed IP addresses are not used for the
VPN connection
Specific DNS forwarding
DNS forwarding according to DNS domain, e.g. internal names are translated by proprietary DNS servers in the VPN. External
names are translated by Internet DNS servers
VPN throughput (max., AES)
1418- byte frame size UDP
262 Mbps
256- byte frame size UDP
50 Mbps
Firewall throughput (max.)
1518- byte frame size UDP
453 Mbps
256- byte frame size UDP
78 Mbps
Content Filter (optional)
Demo version
Activate the 30- day trial version after free registration under http://www.lancom.eu/routeroptions
URL filter database/rating server
Worldwide, redundant rating servers from IBM Security Solutions for querying URL classifications. Database with over 100
million entries covering about 10 billion web pages. Web crawlers automatically search and classify web sites to provide nearly
150,000 updates per day: They use text classification by optical character recognition, key word searches, classification by word
frequency and combinations, web- site comparison of text, images and page elements, object recognition of special characters,
symbols, trademarks and prohibited images, recognition of pornography and nudity by analyzing the concentration of skin tones
in images, by structure and link analysis, by malware detection in binary files and installation packages
HTTPS filter
Additional filtering of HTTPS requests with separate firewall entries
Categories/category profiles
Filter rules can be defined in each profile by collecting category profiles from 58 categories, for example to restrict Internet
access to business purposes only (limiting private use) or by providing protection from content that is harmful to minors or
hazardous content (e.g. malware sites). Clearly structured selection due to the grouping of similar categories. Content for each
category can be allowed, blocked, or released by override
Each category can be given an optional manual override that allows the user to access blocked content on a case- by- case basis.
The override operates for a limited time period by blocking the category or domain, or a combination of both. Optional
notification of the administrator in case of overrides
Black- /whitelist
Lists that are manually configured to explicitly allow (whitelist) or block (blacklist) web sites for each profile, independent of the
rating server. Wildcards can be used when defining groups of pages or for filtering sub pages
Scope of features: as of LCOS version 8.5x
Content Filter (optional)
Timeframes, blacklists, whitelists and categories are collected into profiles that can be activated separately for content- filter
actions. A default profile with standard settings blocks racist, pornographic, criminal, and extremist content as well as
anonymous proxies, weapons/military, drugs, SPAM and malware
Time frames
Timeframes can be flexibly defined for control over filtering depending on the time of day or weekday, e.g. to relax controls
during break times for private surfing
Flexible firewall action
Activation of the content filter by selecting the required firewall profile that contains content- filter actions. Firewall rules enable
the flexible use of your own profiles for different clients, networks or connections to certain servers
Individual display pages (for blocked,
error, override)
Response pages displayed by the content filter in case of blocked sites, errors or overrides can be custom designed. Variables
enable the inclusion of current information such as the category, URL, and rating- server categorization. Response pages can be
issued in any language depending on the language set in the user's web browser
Redirection to external pages
As an alternative to displaying the device's own internal response pages to blockings, errors or overrides, you can redirect to
external web servers
License management
Automatic notification of license expiry by e- mail, LANmonitor, SYSLOG or SNMP trap. Activation of license renewal at any time
before expiry of the current license (the new licensing period starts immediately after expiry of the current license)
Display of the number of checked and blocked web pages by category in LANmonitor. Logging of all content- filter events in
LANmonitor; log file created daily, weekly or monthly. Hit list of the most frequently called pages and rating results. Analysis of
the connection properties; minimum, maximum and average rating- server response time
Messaging in case of content- filter events optionally by e- mail, SNMP, SYSLOG or LANmonitor
Wizard for typical configurations
Wizard sets up the content filters for a range of typical scenarios in a few simple steps, including the creation of the necessary
firewall rules with the corresponding action
Max. users
Simultaneous checking of HTTP traffic for a maximum of 400 different IP addresses
Routing functions
IP and NetBIOS/IP multi- protocol router
Advanced Routing and Forwarding
Separate processing of 64 contexts due to virtualization of the routers. Mapping to VLANs and complete independent
management and configuration of IP networks in the device, i.e. individual settings for DHCP, DNS, Firewalling, QoS, VLAN,
Routing etc. Automatic learning of routing tags for ARF contexts from the routing table
HTTP and HTTPS server for configuration by web interface
DNS client, DNS server, DNS relay, DNS proxy and dynamic DNS client
DHCP client, DHCP relay and DHCP server with autodetection. Cluster of several LANCOM DHCP servers per context (ARF
network) enables caching of all DNS assignments at each router. DHCP forwarding to multiple (redundant) DHCP servers
NetBIOS/IP proxy
NTP client and SNTP server, automatic adjustment for daylight- saving time
Policy- based routing
Policy- based routing based on routing tags. Based on firewall rules, certain data types are marked for specific routing, e.g. to
particular remote sites or lines
Dynamic routing
Dynamic routing with RIPv2. Learning and propagating routes; separate settings for LAN and WAN. Extended RIPv2 including
HopCount, Poisoned Reverse, Triggered Update for LAN (acc. to RFC 2453) and WAN (acc. to RFC 2091) as well as filter options
for propagation of routes. Definition of RIP sources with wildcards
Layer 2 functions
ARP lookup
Packets sent in response to LCOS service requests (e.g. for Telnet, SSH, SNTP, SMTP, HTTP(S), SNMP, etc.) via Ethernet can be
routed directly to the requesting station (default) or to a target determined by ARP lookup
COM port server
COM port forwarding
COM- port server for the DIN interface. For a serial device connected to it, the server manages its own virtual COM port via Telnet
(RFC 2217) for remote maintenance (works with popular virtual COM- port drivers compliant with RFC 2217). Switchable newline
conversion and alternative binary mode. TCP keepalive according to RFC 1122 with configurable keepalive interval,
retransmission timeout and retries
LAN protocols
WAN protocols
PPPoE, Multi- PPPoE, ML- PPP, PPTP (PAC or PNS) and plain Ethernet (with or without DHCP), RIP- 1, RIP- 2, VLAN, IP
xDSL (ext. modem)
ADSL1, ADSL2 or ADSL2+ with external ADSL2+ modem
ISDN data or voice usage via internal ISDN interface
Ethernet ports
4 individual 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports. Ethernet ports can be electrically disabled within LCOS configuration
Port configuration
Each Ethernet port can be freely configured (LAN, WAN, monitor port, off). LAN ports can be operated as a switch or separately.
Additionally, external DSL modems or termination routers can be operated at the WAN port together with policy- based routing.
USB 2.0 host port
USB 2.0 hi- speed host port for connecting USB printers (USB print server), serial devices (COM port server), USB data storage
(FAT file system) or supported 3G USB modems; bi- directional data exchange is possible (max. 480 Mbps)
Scope of features: as of LCOS version 8.5x
(LANCOM Management System)
Configuration program for Microsoft Windows, incl. convenient Setup Wizards. Optional group configuration, simultaneous
remote configuration and management of multiple devices over IP connection (HTTPS, HTTP, TFTP). A tree view of the setting
pages like in WEBconfig provides quick access to all settings in the configuration window. Password fields which optionally
display the password in plain text and can generate complex passwords. Configuration program properties per project or user.
Automatic storage of the current configuration before firmware updates. Exchange of configuration files between similar
devices, e.g. for migrating existing configurations to new LANCOM products. Detection and display of the LANCOM managed
switches. Extensive application help for LANconfig and parameter help for device configuration. LANCOM QuickFinder as search
filter within LANconfig and device configurations that reduces the view to devices with matching properties
Monitoring application for Microsoft Windows for (remote) surveillance and logging of the status of LANCOM devices and
connections, incl. PING diagnosis and TRACE with filters and save to file. Search function within TRACE tasks. Wizards for
standard diagnostics. Export of diagnostic files for support purposes (including bootlog, sysinfo and device configuration
without passwords). Graphic display of key values (marked with an icon in LANmonitor view) over time as well as table for
minimum, maximum and average in a separate window, e. g. for Rx, Tx, CPU load, free memory. Monitoring of the LANCOM
managed switches. Flick easily through different search results by LANCOM QuickFinder
Monitoring application for Microsoft Windows for the visualization and monitoring of LANCOM WLAN installations, incl. Rogue
AP and Rogue Client visualization. LANCOM QuickFinder as search filter that reduces the view to devices with matching
Firwall GUI
Graphical user interface for configuring the object- oriented firewall in LANconfig: Tabular presentation with symbols for rapid
understanding of objects, choice of symbols for objects, objects for actions/Quality of Service/remote sites/services, default
objects for common scenarios, individual object definition (e.g. for user groups)
Automatic software update
Voluntary automatic updates for LCMS. Search online for LCOS updates for devices managed by LANconfig on the myLANCOM
download server (myLANCOM account mandatory). Updates can be applied directly after the download or at a later time
Integrated web server for the configuration of LANCOM devices via Internet browsers with HTTPS or HTTP. Similar to LANconfig
with a system overview, syslog and events display, symbols in the menu tree, quick access with side tabs. WEBconfig also
features Wizards for basic configuration, security, Internet access, LAN- LAN coupling. Online help for parameters in LCOS menu
Alternative boot configuration
During rollout devices can be preset with project- or customer- specific settings. Up to two boot- and reset- persistent memory
spaces can store customized configurations for customer- specific standard settings (memory space '1') or as a rollout
configuration (memory space '2'). A further option is the storage of a persistent standard certificate for the authentication of
connections during rollouts
Automatic update from USB
Automtatic upload of appropriate firmware and configuration files on insertion of USB memory (FAT filesystem) into USB
interfaces of LANCOM routers with factory settings. The function can be activated to be used during operation of configured
devices. The router checks the files’ dates and versions against the current firmware before upload
Device Syslog
Syslog buffer in the RAM (size depending on device memory) to store events for diagnosis. Default set of rules for the event
protocol in Syslog. The rules can be modified by the administrator. Display and saving of internal Syslog buffer (events) from
LANCOM devices with LANmonitor, display only with WEBconfig
Access rights
Individual access and function rights for up to 16 administrators. Alternative access control on a per parameter basis with
Remote maintenance
Remote configuration with Telnet/SSL, SSH (with password or public key), browser (HTTP/HTTPS), TFTP or SNMP, firmware upload
Support of TACACS+ protocol for authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) with reliable connections and encrypted
payload. Authentication and authorization are separated completely. LANCOM access rights are converted to TACACS+ levels.
With TACACS+ access can be granted per parameter, path, command or functionality for LANconfig, WEBconfig or Telnet/SSH.
Each access and all changes of configuration are logged. Access verification and logging of SNMP Get and Set requests.
WEBconfig supports the access rights of TACACS+ and choice of TACACS+ server at login. LANconfig provides a device login
with the TACACS+ request conveyed by the addressed device. Authorization to execute scripts and each command within them
by checking the TACACS+ server’s database. CRON, action- table and script processing can be diverted to avoid TACACS+ to
relieve TACACS+ servers. Redundancy by setting several alternative TACACS+ servers. Configurable option to fall back to local
user accounts in case of connection drops to the TACACS+ servers. Compatibility mode to support several free TACACS+
Remote maintenance of 3rd party
A remote configuration for devices behind der LANCOM can be accomplished (after authentication) via tunneling of arbitrary
TCP- based protocols, e.g. for HTTP(S) remote maintenance of VoIP phones or printers of the LAN. Additionally, SSH and Telnet
client allow to access other devices from a LANCOM device with an interface to the target subnet if the LANCOM device can be
reached at its command line interface
TFTP & HTTP(S) client
For downloading firmware and configuration files from a TFTP, HTTP or HTTPS server with variable file names (wildcards for
name, MAC/IP address, serial number), e.g. for roll- out management. Commands for live Telnet session, scripts or CRON jobs.
HTTPS Client authentication possible by username and password or by certificate
SSH & Telnet client
SSH- client function compatible to Open SSH under Linux and Unix operating systems for accessing third- party components from
a LANCOM router. Also usable when working with SSH to login to the LANCOM device. Support for certificate- and passwordbased authentication. Generates its own key with sshkeygen. SSH client functions are restricted to administrators with
appropriate rights. Telnet client function to login/administer third party devices or other LANCOM devices from command line
Basic HTTP(S) file server
HTML pages, images and templates for Public Spot pages, vouchers, information pages of the Content Filter can be stored on a
USB memory (FAT file system) in a specific folder as an alternative for the limited internal memory
HTTPS Server
Option to choose if an uploaded certificate or the default certificate is used by the HTTPS server
Scope of features: as of LCOS version 8.5x
Scripting function for batch- programming of all command- line parameters and for transferring (partial) configurations,
irrespective of software versions and device types, incl. test mode for parameter changes. Utilization of timed control (CRON) or
connection establishment and termination to run scripts for automation. Scripts can send e- mails with various command line
outputs as attachments
Load commands
LoadFirmware, LoadConfig and LoadScript can be executed conditionally in case certain requirements are met. For example, the
command LoadFirmware could be executed on a daily basis and check each time if the current firmware is up to date or if a new
version is available. In addition, LoadFile allows the upload of files including certificates and secured PKCS#12 containers
SNMP management via SNMPv2, private MIB exportable by WEBconfig, MIB II
Timed control
Scheduled control of parameters and actions with CRON service
Extensive LOG and TRACE options, PING and TRACEROUTE for checking connections, LANmonitor status display, internal logging
buffer for SYSLOG and firewall events, monitor mode for Ethernet ports
SYSINFO provides additional information. Hash value for the current configuration, time stamp of the last configuration change,
a persistent counter of the number of configuration changes and the output of the value CONFIG_STATUS
Extensive Ethernet, IP and DNS statistics; SYSLOG error counter
Connection time, online time, transfer volumes per station. Snapshot function for regular read- out of values at the end of a
billing period. Timed (CRON) command to reset all counters at once
Accounting information exportable via LANmonitor and SYSLOG
Power supply
Internal power supply unit (110–230 V, 50- 60 Hz)
Temperature range 5–40°C; humidity 0–95%; non- condensing
Robust metal housing, 19' 1 HU, 435 x 45 x 207 mm, with removable mounting brackets, network connectors on the front
Power consumption (max)
30 Watt
Declarations of conformity
EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 60950
Package content
Data medium with firmware, management software (LANconfig, LANmonitor, WLANmonitor) and documentation
Serial configuration cable, 1.5m
1 Ethernet cable, 3 m
IEC power cord
3 years
Support via Hotline and Internet KnowledgeBase
Software updates
Regular free updates (LCOS operating system and LANCOM Management System) via Internet
Configuration service
1 LANCOM Config Service Ticket included
LANCOM Content Filter
LANCOM Content Filter +10 user, 1 year subscription
LANCOM Content Filter
LANCOM Content Filter +25 user, 1 year subscription
LANCOM Content Filter
LANCOM Content Filter +100 user, 1 year subscription
LANCOM Content Filter
LANCOM Content Filter +10 user, 3 year subscription
LANCOM Content Filter
LANCOM Content Filter +25 user, 3 year subscription
LANCOM Content Filter
LANCOM Content Filter +100 user, 3 year subscription
Advance Replacement
LANCOM Next Business Day Service Extension Central Site, item no. 61413
Warranty Extension
LANCOM 2- Year Warranty Extension Central Site, item no. 61416
Scope of features: as of LCOS version 8.5x
Public Spot
LANCOM Public Spot Unlimied Option, unlimited number of users, item no. 61624
LANCOM WLC AP Upgrade +10 Option, enables your WLC to manage 10 Access Points/WLAN Router in addition, item no. 61630
LANCOM WLC AP Upgrade +25 Option, enables your WLC to manage 25 Access Points/WLAN Router in addition, item- no. 61631
LANCOM WLC AP Upgrade +100 Option, enables your WLC to manage 100 Access Points/WLAN Router in addition, item- no.
LANCOM WLC AP Upgrade +500 Option, enables your WLC to manage 500 Access Points/WLAN Router in addition, item.- no.
LANCOM LCOS Reference Manual (DE), item no. 61700
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