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Next-Generation Wireless Services for Small and Midsize Environments

The ExtremeWireless WiNG NX 5500 brings the next-generation in WLAN speed, security, reliability, and flexibility to the midsize enterprise, providing comprehensive management and control of up to 512 network elements through a single pane of glass. With the NX 5500, all network infrastructure is empowered with the intelligence to make the best routing decisions, so you get maximum speed and throughput — the congestion and latency associated with routing traffic through a centralized controller is eliminated.

ApplicationIdeal controller for autonomous sites or enterprises with multiple campus sites and branches.
Total number of locally bridged APs supported
Total number of Extended VLANs APs supported
Wireless Clients
10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet
NMC Card
1 GbE fiber (SFP) or 10 GbE SFP+
Data Throughout
6 Gbps
ApplicationTraffic Analytics (24 hours) -

A Highly Cost-Effective Platform Optimized WLAN Performance

The NX 5500 multi-core network processing platform supports up to 512 access points, well suited for small to midsize deployments. Its rich set of integrated services — including router, firewall, VPN, AAA/Radius server and DHCP/DNS server — eliminates the need for any additional hardware without compromising system performance. And the integrated application visibility engine provides the necessary intelligence to identify, categorize, and filter/block/control network bandwidth usage based on your business needs.

Centralized Management and Control From the NOC through NX/VX

A distributed, multi-network NX 5500 deployment can be controlled and managed at the NOC through your NX9XXX/NX75XX/VX9000 — giving you single-pane-of-glass management for easy provisioning and day-to-day monitoring and troubleshooting of your entire WLAN infrastructure.

Powered by the Advanced WiNG 5 Operating System

The ExtremeWireless WiNG 5 OS provides the advanced intelligence required to create the “fully network-aware” WLAN, allowing every piece of infrastructure in your wireless network to work together to route every transmission as efficiently as possible.

Physical Characteristics
Dimensions1U, rack-mountable
16.93 in. W x 1.74 in. H x 12.63 in. D 430 mm W x 44.2 mm H x 320.7 mm D
Weight10 lb./4.5 kg
Memory 4 GB RAM
Storage32 GB solid-state drive for firmware image and critical data
Power Supply100 Watts, 100-240V AC PSU
Power Consumption30 Watts
Capacity and Performance
APs Supported (Local bridging)512
APs Supported (Extended VLAN)256
Data Throughput6 Gbits/sec.
Crypto Throughput2 Gbits/sec.
RF Domains512
Wireless Clients16K
User Environment
Operating Temp.32°F to 104°F/0°C to 40°C
Storage Temp.-4°F to 158°F/-20°C to 70°C
Operating Humidity5% to 85% at 104°F/40°C
Storage Humidity5% to 95% at 104°F/40°C
Interfaces and Management
Six 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports (copper)
Two USB 2.0 interfaces
RS-232 serial console (RJ-45) interface
LCD panel with navigation buttons
Product SKUs and Licenses
NX-5500-100R0-WRNX 5500 Services Platform
NX-5500-ADP-1616x AP License Pack for NX 5500
NX-5500-ADP-6464x AP License Pack for NX 5500
NX-5500-ADP-128128x AP License Pack for NX 5500
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