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    AirEngine 9700-M Access Controller


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AirEngine 9700-M Access Controller

The AirEngine 9700-M is a high-specification wireless Access Controller (AC) for medium- to large-sized enterprise campuses, enterprise branches, and school campuses. The AirEngine 9700-M can manage up to 2048 Access Points (APs) and provide up to 120 Gbit/s forwarding performance. When used with Huawei's full series of 802.11ax and 802.11ac APs, the AirEngine 9700-M 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 16 x GE ports, 12 x 10GE ports and 2 x 40GE ports, 120 Gbit/s forwarding capability, 2048 managed APs.

Flexible Installation


Flexible data forwarding provides direct forwarding and tunnel forwarding; fine-grained user rights management with user- and role-based access controls; rich authentication mechanisms minimize WLAN security threats.

Network Operation Mode

Flexible operation and maintenance

Operation and maintenance methods include eSight, web system, and Command Line Interface (CLI); centrally managed with Huawei's intelligent eSight NMS.


Specifications AirEngine 9700-M
Ports 16 x GE + 12 x 10GE + 2 x 40GE (including 1 x 40GE and 4 x 10GE, which are mutually exclusive)
Power Supply 1+1 AC
Forwarding Capability 120 Gbps (direct forwarding)
60 Gbps (tunnel forwarding)
Maximum Number of Managed APs 2048
Maximum Number of Access Users 32K
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


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