Cisco Catalyst C9800-L-F-K9

The Cisco Catalyst C9800-L-F-K9 is a high-performance wireless controller designed for modern networking environments. It offers impressive scalability, with support for up to 10,000 clients and 10 Gbps throughput with a Performance License. This controller is ideal for managing large-scale wireless networks with ease.

Product overview



Maximum number of access points

250, 500 (with Performance license)

Maximum number of clients

5000, 10,000 (with Performance license)

Maximum throughput

5 Gbps, 10 Gbps **(with Performance license)

Maximum WLANs


Maximum VLANs


Fixed uplinks

2x 10G/Multigigabit copper or 2x 10G/Multigigabit fiber

Power supply

110W, 12V DC, AC/DC adapter

Maximum power consumption

9800-L-C: 86.9W (with 4.5W USB load)

9800-L-F: 84.5W (assumes 2pc 2.5W SFP and with 4.5W USB load)

Deployment modes

Centralized, Cisco FlexConnect®, and fabric

Form factor

1RU; half-width chassis allows side-by-side installation in standard 19-in. rack


Smart License enabled


Cisco IOS XE


Cisco DNA Center, Cisco Prime® Infrastructure, and third party (open standards APIs)


AireOS-based controllers

Access points

Cisco Aironet® 802.11ac Wave 1 and Wave 2 access points, Cisco Catalyst 9100 802.11ax access points

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