Amer Acuity™ Wireless Controller with 32AP License max 256AP Support


The WS6028 wireless access controller (AC) is part of the Amer AcuityTM line of Enterprise class manageable wireless solution. The WS6028 is designed to support up to 4 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports through optional modules that can be added to the controller chassis. In addition to the optional 10GbE ports the unit does come shipped with 20 10/100/1000Base-T ports and 4 combo  (SFP/Gigabit Ethernet) ports so that there is a total of 24 ports available for Twisted Pair (RJ45) Ethernet. The unit is shipped with a default license for 32 Amer AcuityTM access points with expansion possible to a maximum of 256 AP. Mutiple controller units may also be clustered to support a maximum of 64 controllers.

The WS6028 is ASIC engineered to support line rate forwarding of IPv4/IPv6 Layer 2 (L2) and Layer 3 (L3) data packets. In addition to full IPv6 compatibility this device supports a broad range of static routing protocols including RIP, OSPF, BGP and PIM, as well as dynamic routing protocols such as IPv6 RIPng, OSPFv3 and PIM6.

The WS6028 employs an intelligent temperature control and heat dissipation system adding to its reliability and resiliency ensuring efficient operation even during heavy load conditions.

With advanced management features like precise user management control, RF management, advanced security features, QoS, seamless roaming and authentication coupled with the chip-level forwarding capabilities the WS6028 is an effective and performance rich controller ideal for an array of WLAN applications.

Additional information

Network Connection

24 X 10/100/1000Base-T ports, 4 SFP ports,

Expansion Slots

2 (max is 4 x 10 GE XFP per expansion slot)

Management port

One console port (RJ-45)

Power supply

AC 100V to 240V, 50 HZ to 60 HZ, DC RPS (-48V)

Maximum power consumption


Working temperature

0˚ to 55° –40° to 70°


440 mm x 324 mm x 44 mm

Switching capacity

128 Gbps

Base # of manageable AP's


Max # of manageable AP's


AP upgrade step

32 per license

# of AC's in Cluster

64 (mix of all 3 models, WS6002,WS6028,WS222)

Max # of concurrent wireless users


L2 protocols

IEEE802.3 (10Base-T), IEEE802.3u (100Base-TX), IEEE802.3z (1000BASE-X), IEEE802.3ab(1000Base-T), IEEE802.3ae (10GBase-T)IEEE802.3ak (10GBASE-CX4), IEEE802.1Q (VLAN) IEEEE802.1d (STP), IEEEE802.1W(RSTP), IEEEE802.1S (MSTP) IEEE802.1p(COS) IEEE802.1x (Port Control), IEEE802.3x(Flow Control) IEEE802.3ad (LACP), Port Mirror IGMP Snooping, MLD Snooping QinQ, GVRP, PVLAN Broadcast storm control

L3 protocols

Static Routing, RIPv1/v2, OSPF, BGP, VRRP, IGMP v1/v2/v3 ARP, ARP Proxy, PIM-SM, PIM-DM, PIM-SSM

Wireless protocols

802.11ac, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n,802.11d, 802.11h, 802.11i, 802.11e, 802.11k

IPv6 protocols

IPv4/v6 dual-stack, manual tunnel, ISATAP,6to4 tunnel, IPv4 over IPv6 tunnel, DHCPv6,DNSv6, ICMPv6, ACLv6, TCP/UDP for IPv6,SOCKET for IPv6, SNMP v6, Ping /Traceroute v6, RADIUS, Telnet/SSH v6, FTP/TFTP v6,NTP v6, IPv6 MIB support for SNMP, VRRP forIPv6, IPv6 QoS, static routing, OSPFv3,IPv6 SAVI

RF Management Features

Blind area detection and repair, RF interference detection and avoidance, Terminal-based airtime fairness scheduling, User access control, Automatic aging of traffic-free users, Prohibiting the access of clients with weak signals, Remote probe analysis.

Security Features

64/128 WEP, dynamic WEP, TKIP, CCMP, and SMS encryption, WAPI/LDAP/MAC Authentication, Portal Authentication, White and blacklist control, User isolation, Schedule, control of free resources, AP authentication,WIDS, WIPS.


IPv4 and IPv6 network support, multicasting, fast roaming between APs and controllers.


Mapping of different SSIDs/VLANs to different QoS policies, access control of MAC, IPv4, and IPv6 data packets, load balancing based on number of users,traffic, frequency bands, CAC based on the number of users, bandwidth limit based on APs, SSIDs, terminals, data streams, power saving mode, multicast-to-unicast mechanism, automatic emergency mechanism of APs, intelligent identification of terminals, 802.11e (WMM); and 4-level priority queues.


Web management, CLI, Telnet, SSH support, SNMP v1/v2 /v3, Local logs, Syslog, and log file export, alarm, fault detection, statistics, dual-image (dual-OS) backup, hardware watchdog.

Supported APs



5 Years


WS6028 Spec Sheet