A Smarter Approach to Wireless.
Zebra WiNG 5 introduces support for the new AP 8222 and AP 8163 access points and 802.11n third radio sensor module on AP 82xx access points. Zebra WiNG 5 is enabled across the entire portfolio of access points, wireless controllers and Integrated Services Platforms (with the exception of NX 7500). Additionally, the VX virtual appliance platform is also being introduced with Zebra WiNG 5. The Zebra Wing 5 is now part of the Extreme Wing family due to the completion of Extreme Networks Inc acquisition of Zebra Technologies WLAN Business.
Innovative Features of Zebra WiNG 5:
Bonjour Gateway – Adds a gateway that supports Apple Bonjour protocol across subnets, so that Apple devices can automatically discover printers and other services. Useful in campus wireless deployments to support BYOD. Supported on controllers and access points other than purpose APs and AP 300.
Wired Captive Portal – Enables captive portal functionality for traffic originating from wired clients directly or indirectly connected to a Zebra WLAN controller – the WLAN controller needs to be on the traffic path. In a mixed mode deployment where the WLAN network comprises of access points from multiple vendors, it enables the captive portal functionality to be enforced at a single point in the network – at the Zebra WLAN controller. Supported on all WLAN controllers.
Wired Rate Limiting – Rate limits traffic over L2TPv3 tunnels and over extended VLANs over Level 2 MINT links using configured rate limits in each direction. This provides a effective mechanism to control the WAN bandwidth usage. Supported on all APs and controllers except AP 300.
Internet Protocol Version 6 – Adds dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6) capability to WiNG including IPv6 based Captive Portal, Firewall and SLAAC. Enabled on all WLAN controllers and access points except AP 300.
eBGP Support – Support for the Exterior BGP routing protocol on the NX 45xx and NX 65xx platforms so it can function as an external routing gateway to route to other AS. Supported on the NX 45xx and the NX 65xx controllers only.
Hierarchical Management for T5 WiFi over VDSL Solution – Adopt, provision, push firmware and monitor a T5 WiFi over VDSL network alongside WiNG APs. Supports T5 Switch model TS-524 and its dependant TW-51x devices. Useful in hospitality and related MDU vertical market. Requires an Adaptive AP license for every managed T5 Switch model TS-524.
Steering Controller for Large Clusters – In a large multi-cluster NX deployment, the default controller discovery FQDN resolves to a steering controller. The steering controller uses auto-provisioning policy match criteria options to direct the APs to the appropriate NX 95xx cluster for adoption and to upgrade AP firmware. This is required in super-large multi-cluster network deployments. Supported with the NX 95xx controllers.
Increased Cluster Size of 6 – Increases the maximum cluster size from 2 to 6 for purposes of license sharing, AP load balancing between WLAN controllers. Assists WiNG 4 customers using larger cluster sizes to migrate to WiNG 5. The configuration migration tool was enhanced to assist with migration. Supported on the RFS 4000, RFS 6000 and the RFS 7000 controllers.
Enhanced Base WIPS – Zebra WiNG 5 base WIPS functionality was enhanced to support rogue AP classification using wired side detection, termination, and rogue detection of APs leaking wired traffic from a sanctioned network. The Advanced WIPS License on WLAN controllers will be replaced with this feature to simplify WIPS offerings. Supported on all WLAN controllers.