Cisco WLC (Catalyst 9800 Wireless Lan Controller )

While Wi-Fi 6 devices are rapidly growing and Empowered with higher capacity, reduced latency, stronger security, and better power efficiency, a Wi-Fi 6-supported Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controller fortifies your network and allows it to be deployed anywhere—including the cloud. Or choose the Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller with Catalyst Access Points, for controller features without a dedicated appliance.

Cisco Catalyst 9800 WLC could be implemented either as a physical appliance or VM machine on both public and private cloud through network. By private cloud it could run on KVM, VMware or NFVIS on Cisco ENCS. Also, on public cloud, it could be run on Amazon AWS.

Cisco WLC


Moreover, as an embedded wireless option within 9300,9400 and 9500 switches as well and all can operate in SDA mode with on-built wireless function in these switches. Catalyst access points works with cisco Aironet 802.11ac Wave 1 and Wave 2 and 802.11ac C9100 access points.

Cisco 9000 Catalyst is not just a controller or an access point, in fact, it offers an ecosystem and an architecture. It can be integrated with Cisco DNA Center, Cisco ISE, Cisco Prime and Cisco CMX to provide automation, assurance, BYOD, guest access and monitoring to networks.

Cisco WLC 9800 could support over 6000 access points within the network with both fiber and copper connections.

Cisco WLC license


Cisco WLC 9800 Smart License

Smart Licensing is providing for this Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series and can be purchased and be managed on Cisco Smart Software Manager. An administrator should login into his/her smart account and register the product Instances for full functionality. Also, for Cisco WLC 9800 there is Cisco PLR smart license available which can enable all instances permanently.


Part Number Description Cisco Official Price Our Price Discount Price

25 AP Adder License for the Virtual Controller (eDelivery)

$3750.00 View More

5 AP Adder License for the Virtual Controller (eDelivery)

$ 750.00 $ 340.00 -55% View More

1 AP Adder License for the Virtual Controller (eDelivery)

$150.00 View More

Primary SKU for CTVM upgrade licenses (Delivery via Email)

$0.00 View More