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    AirEngine 9700-M1 Access Controller

    Delivering superior forwarding performance for medium- to large-sized enterprises.


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AirEngine 9700-M1

AirEngine 9700-M1 Access Controller

AirEngine 9700-M1 is a high-performance wireless Access Controller (AC) for medium- to large-sized enterprise campuses, enterprise branches, and school campuses. AirEngine 9700-M1 can manage up to 2048 Access Points (APs), providing up to 120 Gbit/s forwarding performance.

When used with Huawei's full series of 802.11ax and 802.11ac APs, AirEngine 9700-M1 delivers an adaptable solution for medium to large campus networks, enterprise office networks, wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), and hotspot coverage.

Mass Storage

Superior Capacity and Performance

Supports 12 x GE ports, 12 x 10 GE ports, and 2 x 40 GE ports with 120 Gbit/s forwarding capability and management of 3072 APs.

Flexible Installation

Rich Functionality

Offers both direct forwarding and tunnel forwarding; fine-grained user rights management with user- and role-based access controls; and rich authentication mechanisms that minimize Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) security threats.

Network Operation Mode

Flexible O&M

Wide range of Operations and Maintenance (O&M) options, including eSight, web system, and Command Line Interface (CLI), all centrally managed with Huawei's intelligent eSight Network Management System (NMS).


Parameters AirEngine 9700-M1
Ports 12 x GE + 12 x 10 GE + 2 x 40 GE (including 1 x 40 GE and 4 x 10 GE, which are mutually exclusive)
Power Supply 1 + 1 AC
Forwarding Capability 120 Gbit/s (direct forwarding)
120 Gbit/s (tunnel forwarding)
Maximum Number of Managed APs 3072
Maximum Number of Access Users 36,864
AP-AC Networking Layer 2 or Layer 3 networking
Forwarding Mode Direct forwarding (distributed forwarding or local forwarding) or tunnel forwarding (centralized forwarding)
AC Active/Standby Mode 1 + 1 HSB or N + 1 backup
Radio Protocols 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ac Wave 2/ax