LCOS 9.04

The LANCOM power package for professional WLAN optimization and secure site connectivity!

The LANCOM operating system LCOS and the corresponding management tools (LCMS) regularly provide free new functions for current LANCOM routers, access points, and gateways. We expand our WLAN optimization concept LANCOM Active Radio Control! With Client Steering LCOS 9.0 offers an optimal distribution of clients in the radio field. Furthermore, LCOS 9.0 features Auto WDS for a wireless integration of access points in the infrastructure, Fast Roaming for an improved roaming experience, and a lot more! Read on for more of the most important features and improvements summarized in brief.

Feature highlights

Client Steering

More performance for WLAN clients thanks to an intelligent steering to the ideal access point

The new highlight of our WLAN optimization concept LANCOM Active Radio Control: Thanks to an active steering of WLAN clients to the most suitable access point, the WLAN performance is significantly increased. Client Steering is ideal for an optimal load balancing especially in WLAN scenarios with a high number of end devices.

 

Auto WDS

Automatic network integration of access points via WLAN in controller-based infrastructures

Auto WDS enables the wireless integration of APs into an existing infrastructure. All access points can be administrated centrally by a WLAN controller, wired or wireless. The admin keeps full control over his network structure, guaranteeing the secure integration of the access points.

Fast Roaming

Fast roaming in controller-based WLAN environments

Fast Roaming, based on the WLAN standard IEEE 802.11r, enables fast roaming processes between access points for an optimal WLAN user experience. In controller-based WLAN installations the access keys of the clients are cached and automatically passed on to all managed access points.

Extension of LANCOM Active Radio Control

With Client Steering, the new highlight of LANCOM Active Radio Control, LCOS 9.0 offers an optimal distribution of clients in the radio field.

Get to know more about LANCOM Active Radio Control!

Further features

  • Wireless ePaper management (as of LCOS 9.04 RU2) - Management and monitoring for LANCOM E series access points and LANCOM Wireless ePaper Displays integrated in LANconfig.
  • iBeacon (as of LCOS 9.04 RU2) - he iBeacon radio module, integrated in the LANCOM access points of the E series, continuously sends radio signals which can be received by smart phones and tablet PCs with Bluetooth Low Energy support (version 4.0)
  • Bandwidth management per SSID in the WLAN – The provided bandwidth can be individually configured for each SSID (upload/download)
  • Advertisement in the public spot - The Public Spot user can be redirected to advertisement websites in configurable time slots
  • Support of L2TP - Support of the protocol L2TP – ideal for a secure and comfortable network virtualization
  • Display of Public Spot clients via LANmonitor - Clients logged in via the LANCOM Public Spot can be specially marked as Public Spot clients in LANmonitor
  • Support of DHCP Option 82 - An access point includes information about the logical network into DHCP client requests. This way, the external DHCP server can differentiate clients to realize access control, QoS or dedicated IP address ranges for certain client groups
  • Dynamic change of user sessions in the XML interface - The bandwidth of Public Spot users can be reduced during a session
  • Protected Management Frames (IEEE 802.11w) in the WLAN - Protection of WLAN Management Frames like authentication or de-authentication against man-in-the-middle attacks, such as tracing or the feigning of packages
  • WLC Load Balancing - Optimal load balancing due to an even distribution of access points to multiple WLAN controllers, even in case of WLC failure
  • WLC Backup - In case of WLC failure or if the capacity of a higher prioritized WLC is exceeded, access points are automatically distributed to lower prioritized WLCs
  • WLC CA Hierarchization - Trusted chain between the CAs (Certificate Authority) on connected WLAN controllers and information exchange between WLAN controllers during certificate revocation for managed access points

Further improvements

  • Security features - More security thank to Forward Secrecy and ECDH (Elliptic Curves) for TLS, larger key length (2048 Bit) of the default certificate for WEBconfig, IKE key calculation with 3072 resp. 4096 Bit (DH groups 15 and 16), SHA-2 with 384 and 512 Bit hash length
  • New IPv6 features - Dual Stack Lite, RAS dial-in via IPv6, IPv6 support for RADIUS servers and clients, additional loopback addresses
  • Blocking of rogue routers and DHCP servers (snooping) - Due to RA Guard and DHCP Guard, illegal IPv6 routers and DHCP servers (IPv4, IPv6) in the network can be blocked in layer 2
  • PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol) - Significant reduction of package losses in point-to-point scenarios with dual radio access points thanks to redundant package transmissions
  • Separate RADIUS accounting servers for each SSID - For each SSID, a dedicated RADIUS server can be defined to allow a separate accounting for each SSID
  • LEDs can be deactivated boot-persistently - LEDs can be deactivated via LANconfig and stay deactivated or activated even after a restart of the device
  • Display of statically configured WAN IPs via LANmonitor - Static IP addresses of configured WAN connections can be displayed in LANmonitor
  • Central configuration of management ports in LANconfig - Management ports such as SSH, HTTP(S), TELNET(-SL) or SNMP can be centrally configured via a separate menu item
  • Addition of several ISPs in the Internet wizard - The Internet access wizard offers the selection of further Internet service providers for a comfortable configuration
  • Content Filter extension for HTTPS websites - Blocking of HTTPS websites through the removal of DNS names by HTTPS server certificates or by “Reverse DNS lookup“ of IP addresses. This functionality guarantees the correct handling of HTTPS websites via the LANCOM Content Filter in all cases.
  • Improved WLAN transmission power - For WLAN radio modules for up to 300 Mbps especially in the 2.4 GHz frequency area.
  • Better compatibility to apple end devices - The compatibility to apple devices in WLAN is improved. In addition to that we recommend an update to iOS 8.1.