SKU CODE WC9500-10000


Netgear ProSafe Wireless Controller


The Netgear Pro safe Wc9500 high capacity wireless controller is a scalable, high performance wan solution for centralized management of up to 200 Pro safe wireless access points in a single wireless controller.

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The Netgear Pro safe Wc9500 high capacity wireless controller is a scalable, high performance wan solution for centralized management of up to 200 Pro safe wireless access points in a single wireless controller. Three Wc9500 wireless controller can stack into a single customer to support up to 600 access points, with a fourth WC9500 acting as a redundant backup.

  •  UFast™ algorithm provides fast and easy Access Point
  •  Self-healing algorithm adapts power


  • UFast™ algorithm provides fast and easy Access Point discovery and firmware management
  • Fully distributed L2 and L3 roaming enable optimal performance and maximum throughput for seamless mobility
  • Automatic controls of AP transmit power and channel allocations ensure best coverage by minimizing interference
  • Load balancing and rate limiting provide fair bandwidth allocation among all clients for robust wireless connectivity


  • Maximizes investment flexibility with pay as you go licenses. Each WC9500 comes with two evaluation AP licenses. Additional management of AP’s can be enabled with 10 AP licenses.
  • Self-healing algorithm adapts power and channel of neighboring APs for improved user experience during interference impacted events
  • Investment protection with support of entry level ProSAFE® Access Points and future proof with 802.11ac Access Points
  • Provides complete view of customer deployment environment with heat map, wireless channel, and signal strength for real-time reporting of network status


  • Support up to 200 Access Points with a single WC9500 and up to 600 Access Points with a stacks of three WC9500.
  • Support full line of ProSAFE® Access Points with simplified management and comprehensive monitoring
  • Support of (N+1) controller redundancy to maximize reliability and minimizes service disruptions
  • Complete hardware resilience with dual fan tray and hot-swappable power supplies


  • Complete search and sort functions for identification of key wireless statistics and environmental conditions
  • Simple to use Wizard for easy Access Points discovery and configuration managements
  • Quick set up with WC9500 Web interface and comprehensive monitoring information
  • Intuitive management interfaces allow set up of complete wireless networks in minutes


Product Number


  • 165 watts with internal dual power supply
  • 100-240V AC Universal
  • IEC 320 connector
Physical Dimensions (1 RU)

Dimensions (L x W x H): 440 x 430 x 43 mm (17.34 x 16.92 x1.7 in)

  • 1 PSU: 6.32 kg (13.94 lb)
  • 2 PSU: 7.57 kg (16.68 lb)
Operating Temperature
  • Minimum (C/F) 0°/32°
  • Maximum (C/F) 45°/113°
Storage Temperature
  • Minimum (C/F) -20°/-4°
  • Maximum (C/F) 70°/158°
Operating Relative Humidity
  • Minimum 10%
  • Maximum 90%
Storage Humidity
  • Minimum 5%
  • Maximum 95%
  • WC9500 (@25C): 664,072 hours
  • Fan Tray (@25C): 676,058 hours
  • Power Supply (@25C): 938,490 hours
Power Consumption

Maximum: 82.3W or 281 BTU/hr

  • ENGR 10049 EST Environmental Stress Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10045 EVT Engineering Validation Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10048 CVT Compliance Validation Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10046 SVT System Validation Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10023 HALT Highly Accelerated Life Test Guideline
  • ENGR 10036 CDG Component Derating Guideline
Managed APs

200 per controller

Controllers per Cluster

600 per cluster



Concurrent Stations
  • 36,000 per cluster
  • 12,000 per controller
Profile Groups per Controller

9 (1 Basic + 8 Advanced)

Profile per Controller


Security Profile Groups per Profile Group

9 (1 Basic + 8 Advanced)

Detectable rogue AP

Maximum: 512

  • Layer 2 Discovery
  • Layer 3 Discovery
  • L2 Roaming
  • L3 Roaming
  • Layer 2 isolation
  • Access List
  • Auto Channel Allocation
  • Radius, AD, and LDAP proxy
  • Remote AP
  • Client load balancing
  • Auto Power Control
  • Coverage Hole Detection
  • Rate Limiting on per SSID
  • Rate Limiting on per client
  • 802.11e WMM
  • Schedule AP on/of
  • Captive Portal
  • Stacking Redundancy (N+1)
10G SFP+ Ports for Data and Control

Two 1/10Gbps auto-sensing and auto-negotiation

1G Copper RJ-45 Ports for Management

One 10/100/1000 Mbps auto-sensing and auto-negotiation

USB Ports

One USB 2.0 Type A connector


One 1 D-Sub-9 MALE connector


Power, status, fan, stacking master

  • IPv4
  • IPv6
  • 64+1 Mgm
  • # of VLANs



Maximum: Three controllers per stack

  • Web user interface
  • SNMPv1
  • SNMPv2

Radius (primary and backup)

AP Provisioning
  • L2
  • L3
Wireless Security Standards
  • WPA
  • WPA2
  • 802.11i
  • WEP
  • TKIP
  • AES
  • 802.1x
  • MAC address
Access Control
  • L2
Supported APs
  • WAC730
  • WAC720
  • WNDAP660
  • WNDAP620
  • WNDAP360
  • WNDAP350
  • WN370
  • WNAP320
  • WNAP210v2
  • WNDAP380Rv2 (China only)
  • WND930
Supported Modes
  • Wireless-A/B/G/N/AC
Main Functionality

Wireless Controller

Product Ordering Information
  • WC9500-1000PRS
  • WC9500-10000S