Luxul XWC-1000 Wireless Controller - Dreamedia AV
Luxul XWC-1000 Wireless Controller - Dreamedia AV
Luxul XWC-1000 Wireless Controller - Dreamedia AV
Luxul XWC-1000 Wireless Controller - Dreamedia AV

Luxul XWC-1000 Wireless Controller

Seamless wireless network management and roaming
$449.44
$449.44

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Luxul XWC-1000 Wireless Controller

Seamless Connectivity at Your Fingertips

Imagine a world where your wireless connection transitions as smoothly as a conductor's baton in a symphony orchestra, where each device performs in perfect harmony, offering an uninterrupted, crystal-clear signal. The Luxul XWC-1000 Wireless Controller is the maestro of your network, ensuring seamless connectivity across every corner of your space.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Roam Assist™ Technology: Enjoy the freedom to move around without the fear of losing connection. Roam Assist™ ensures your devices maintain the strongest signal, automatically transitioning between access points.

  • Centralized Management: With the ability to manage up to 16 Luxul APs, the XWC-1000 simplifies the deployment of your wireless network through an intuitive setup wizard, making network management a breeze.

  • Secure Guest Networking: Offer visitors a secure and separate network access, ensuring your primary network remains protected and uncompromised.

  • Durable and Versatile: Housed in a robust 1U metal enclosure, the XWC-1000 is built for either rack mount or desktop use, offering flexibility and durability in various installation environments.

  • Enhanced Performance: Incorporating dual-band technology and beamforming, the XWC-1000 delivers faster, stronger, and more reliable wireless connections.

  • Remote Access and Control: ProWatch compatibility means you can monitor and control your network from anywhere, ensuring peace of mind and ease of management.

Design and Build

The Luxul XWC-1000 is not just about performance; it's also designed with aesthetics and practicality in mind. Its sleek 1U metal enclosure fits seamlessly into any rack mount or desktop setup. LED indicators provide at-a-glance system status, and with dimensions of 11.6 x 7 x 1.75 inches and a weight of just 1 lb, it's as unobtrusive as it is powerful.

Uncompromised Security

In today's world, security is paramount. The XWC-1000 doesn't compromise, offering WPA and WPA2 with TKIP and AES encryption to keep your network safe. Whether it's sensitive business data or personal information, rest assured that your wireless network is fortified against unauthorized access.

Easy Installation and Setup

Setting up the XWC-1000 is a straightforward process. With only two connections required—one for power and another for a single Gigabit Ethernet port—you can have your network up and running in no time. The included Quick Install Guide and setup wizard make configuration simple for both tech-savvy users and novices alike.

Compatibility and Flexibility

The XWC-1000 is designed to work with a wide array of Luxul APs, offering unparalleled flexibility. Whether you're upgrading an existing network or building a new one, this wireless controller fits perfectly into your ecosystem. Compatibility with models like the XAP-1510 and XAP-1210 ensures that your investment is future-proof.

Package Contents

  • Luxul XWC-1000 Wireless Controller
  • Rack Mount Kit
  • Rubber Feet
  • Power Cord
  • Quick Install Guide
  • PoE Injector (2)

Technical Specifications

  • Networking: Support for 16 APs, 802.1Q VLANs, and secure guest networking
  • Hardware: Gigabit Ethernet port, reset button, internal switched power supply
  • Power: Max consumption of 8.6W
  • Operating Conditions: Designed to perform in temperatures ranging from +32°F to +122°F

Optimal Performance and Reliability

The Luxul XWC-1000 ensures that your network performs optimally, with less downtime and more reliability. Its cloud-based firmware updates mean your system is always running the latest software, reducing vulnerabilities and improving performance.

ProWatch Enabled

Stay in control of your network with ProWatch compatibility. This feature allows for remote monitoring and control, so you can manage your network from anywhere, at any time. It's like having a network technician in your pocket.

Luxul's Commitment to Quality

Luxul stands behind the XWC-1000 with a 3-Year Limited Warranty, underlining their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. With Luxul, you're not just purchasing a product; you're investing in a solution backed by a company that cares about your connectivity experience.

Dreamedia's Promise

At Dreamedia, we understand the importance of a reliable and efficient home theater system. That's why we're here to help design and integrate the Luxul XWC-1000 into your setup, ensuring peak performance and satisfaction.

Take Control of Your Wireless Network

The Luxul XWC-1000 Wireless Controller is the key to unlocking a world of seamless connectivity, security, and control for your wireless network. It's not just about having internet access; it's about having a network that's as dynamic and reliable as your lifestyle demands. Whether for work or play, the XWC-1000 is the solution to your wireless challenges, offering a symphony of features that keep your devices in perfect harmony.

Embrace the Luxul Difference

Step into the future of wireless networking with the Luxul XWC-1000. Experience the difference that a professional-grade wireless controller can make in your home or office. With Dreamedia's expertise and Luxul's cutting-edge technology, you're not just setting up a network; you're creating an environment where connectivity is no longer a concern, but a given.

The Luxul XWC-1000 is more than just a product; it's the heart of your wireless network, pumping robust and secure connectivity to every device it touches. Embrace the peace of mind and freedom that comes with owning the Luxul XWC-1000 Wireless Controller.

Our Review

Luxul XWC-1000 Wireless Controller Review

Introduction

In the realm of network management, the Luxul XWC-1000 Wireless Controller emerges as a pivotal tool for both home and commercial environments. As we increasingly depend on stable and robust Wi-Fi networks for a myriad of devices, the demand for efficient network controllers has never been higher. The XWC-1000 promises to streamline wireless network management while delivering consistent coverage and connectivity.

Design and Build Quality

Physical Design

The Luxul XWC-1000 boasts compact dimensions of 8.75” x 5.25” x 1.75” inches and a modest weight of 1.55 lbs, making it a relatively unobtrusive addition to any networking setup. Its size speaks to a design philosophy that values economy of space, which is particularly beneficial for environments where every inch counts.

Build Materials

Encased in a durable 1U metal enclosure, the XWC-1000 is built to withstand the rigors of both rack-mounted and desktop use. This robust construction not only ensures longevity but also lends the device a professional appearance that seamlessly fits into a standard 19-inch rack configuration.

Features

Core Functionalities

Luxul's Roam Assist™ technology is a standout feature. It facilitates seamless roaming of mobile client devices across wireless networks, which is a significant boon for environments where users frequently move about while using Wi-Fi-dependent devices. The ability to manage and configure up to 16 Luxul APs through a centralized setup wizard simplifies network expansion and maintenance.

Security

The XWC-1000 does not skimp on security, offering secure guest networking capabilities, which is crucial for businesses that need to provide temporary network access to visitors. With WPA/WPA2 security protocols and TKIP/AES encryption, the controller ensures that network traffic remains secure from potential threats.

Compatibility and Deployment

Compatibility with a range of Luxul APs, including the XAP-12xx and XAP-15xx series, allows for a flexible deployment. The fact that it is available standalone or in kits replete with APs and PoE hardware further enhances its adaptability to various network scales and layouts.

Performance

Network Management

Centralized deployment is a breeze with the XWC-1000's intuitive setup wizard, and the web interface provides a user-friendly management experience. This streamlined approach reduces the complexity typically associated with network management.

Roaming Capabilities

Roaming performance is critical in wireless network management, and the XWC-1000 excels here. Its Roam Assist™ technology ensures that clients can move between APs without experiencing drops or lags in connectivity. The inclusion of 2x2 dual-band technology and 5GHz beamforming strengthens wireless connections, enhancing both range and reliability.

Power Consumption and Efficiency

With a maximum power consumption of 8.6W, the controller is an energy-efficient solution. This low power draw contributes to reduced operational costs without compromising on performance.

Setup and Installation

The installation of the XWC-1000 is straightforward. It requires minimal connections: one for power and one for the Ethernet port. However, network management does presume a certain level of technical acumen, and as such, the setup may call for a professional or someone comfortable with network technologies.

Pros and Cons

Advantages

  • The XWC-1000's seamless roaming capabilities are a significant advantage for users requiring uninterrupted connectivity across larger areas.
  • Centralized deployment and management of multiple access points simplify network administration.
  • The device's compatibility with a variety of Luxul APs offers flexibility in network design.
  • Secure guest networking and robust encryption protocols provide peace of mind for network administrators.
  • The durable and versatile enclosure ensures longevity and integration into various environments.
  • ProWatch support is a valuable addition for remote monitoring and maintenance.
  • A 3-Year Limited Warranty is a testament to the product's reliability and Luxul's confidence in its longevity.

Limitations

  • As a dealer-only item, the XWC-1000 is not readily accessible to end users, which can limit availability and convenience.
  • The controller's support for a maximum of 16 access points, while sufficient for small to medium-sized deployments, may not scale well for larger installations.
  • Some users have encountered compatibility issues, which, despite being resolvable, could present challenges that delay deployment.

User Experience

The XWC-1000 has garnered a reputation for providing stable, secure, and user-friendly Wi-Fi coverage. However, user experiences have varied, particularly concerning compatibility difficulties with certain access point models. This inconsistency can affect the overall user experience, potentially requiring extra steps for manual configuration.

Support and Warranty

Luxul's 3-year limited warranty on the XWC-1000 is a clear indicator of the product's quality and the company's support for its customers. The ProWatch feature further underscores Luxul's commitment to customer service by enabling remote monitoring and control, a crucial element for network administrators who need to manage systems off-site.

Value Proposition

When compared to similar products on the market, the Luxul XWC-1000 stands out for its robust feature set tailored to small and medium-sized network environments. Its cost-effectiveness is evident when considering the balance of advanced features, energy efficiency, and the level of control it offers.

Final Thoughts

The Luxul XWC-1000 Wireless Controller is a formidable tool for those seeking to manage a stable and secure wireless network. Its strengths in roaming technology, centralized management, and security make it an attractive option for small to medium-sized deployments. However, its limitations in terms of scalability and direct availability to end users may deter larger enterprises or individual consumers. Overall, the XWC-1000 is a strong contender in the wireless controller market, offering a reliable and user-friendly solution for network management.

Specifications

General

  • Manufacturer Part Number: XWC-1000
  • UPC: 729440674694
  • Certifications: FCC, IC, CE, RCM, CE-LVD, CE-ErP
  • Warranty: 3-Year Limited

Hardware

  • Interface: One 10/100/1000M Port
  • Button: Reset button
  • Power Supply: Internal Switched Power AC100-240V, 50/62Hz 0.3A
  • Max Power Consumption: 8.6W
  • Dimensions: 11.6 x 7 x 1.75 inches (294 x 178.8 x 44.5mm)
  • Weight: 1 lbs (0.45 kg)
  • Operating Temperature: +32°F to +122°F (0°C to +50°C)
  • Enclosure: 1U metal enclosure for rack mount or desktop use
  • LED Indicators: Power, System, Ethernet Activity

Networking

  • Number of Supported APs: 16
  • VLAN Support: 802.1Q VLANs
  • Wireless Security: WPA, WPA2 with TKIP, AES Encryption
  • Guest Networking: Secure Guest Networks via VLAN

Features

  • Roaming Technology: Roam Assist™ Technology
  • Centralized Deployment: Management of up to 16 APs via setup wizard
  • Remote Access: Secure remote access via VPN
  • Firmware Updates: Cloud-based Firmware Updates
  • ProWatch Compatibility: Enabled for remote monitoring and control

Compatibility

  • Compatible Access Points: XAP-1510 AC1900 Dual-Band Wireless AP, XAP-1500 Dual-Band Wireless 900N Low Profile AP, XAP-1410 AC1200 Dual-Band Wireless AP, XAP-1240 Wireless 300N Outdoor AP, XAP-1230 Wireless 300N Commercial Grade AP, XAP-1210 Wireless 300N Low Profile AP

Package Contents

  • Included: Wireless Controller, Rack Mount Kit, Rubber Feet, Power Cord, Quick Install Guide

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