The D-Link DWC-1000 Wireless Controller is a centralized wireless LAN
manager developed specifically for campuses, branch offices, and smallto-medium
enterprises (SMBs). With the ability to manage up to six wireless access points
(upgradable to 24) and a maximum of 96 wireless access points in a Controller
Cluster, the DWC-1000 is a costeffective mobility solution for small to medium-scale
environments. Its auto-managed AP discovery and single point management allow
customers to acquire an enterprise class system without the burden of
executing massive and complex configurations. With a robust and comprehensive
security detection system, the DWC-1000 also enables managed APs to block
potential attacks from unauthorized users and devices, especially for wireless
Robust and Optimized Network
The DWC-1000 features a self-organizing, selfoptimizing, and self-healing
network capability to increase the stability of the entire wireless network.
With regular-based radio scanning and performance analyzing, the DWC-1000
automatically adjusts radio channels and power periodically to avoid
interference and keep the wireless network in an optimized state. To make up for
a sudden RF signal vacuum created by any “dead” access point, the DWC-1000 will
increase the transmit output power of neighboring access points to expand RF
The DWC-1000 provides a comprehensive wireless security solution for any network.
On the wireless side, empowered by a Wireless Instruction Detection System (WIDS),
the DWC-1000 detects rogue access points and rogue clients as well as
anticipates wireless threats, preventing any potential damage and illegal access.
In addition to other fundamental
wireless security features including WEP, WPA Personal/Enterprise, WPA2
Personal/Enterprise, and MAC Authentication to determine the identity of
wireless devices, the Captive Portal feature allows you to block clients from
accessing the network until the clients verify their identities. This double-layer
authentication and authorization provides a robust security fence to also
protect against attacks from within the network.
Many companies are frequently changing in terms of size and organizational
structure. To address such changing needs, the DWC-1000 offers a new dimension
in feature selections: administrators can purchase a Business Wireless Plus
license to upgrade the DWC-1000’s capabilities. D-Link offers two types of
Business Wireless Plus licenses: an AP license upgrade and a VPN license upgrade.
The AP license upgrade increases the number of manageable access points. The DWC-1000
Controller manages up to six access points by default and after AP license
upgrading, can manage up to 24 access points per controller.
The VPN license upgrade enables the DWC-1000 to provide VPN, Router, and
Firewall functionality. The firewall function allows administrators to control
network access by setting classification policies. The dual Option ports provide
link failover and provide Internet connection redundancy to ensure Internet
access. The virtual private network (VPN) features
provide secure remote control to manage access points in branch offices. Site-to-site
VPN tunnels use IP Security (IPSec) Protocol, Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
(PPTP), or Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) to facilitate branch office
connectivity through encrypted virtual links. In addition, the Secure Sockets
Layer (SSL) VPN tunnels empower your
mobile users by providing remote access to a central corporate database.
Centralized remote control of managed access points provide a simple way to
automaticallydiscover compatible D-Link Wireless Access Points, add them into
the managed access point list, and configure them with one-time configuration
dispatch settings. With the controller clustering feature, the administrator can
easily log into one wireless controller and perform essential configurations on
others within the group. The real-time monitoring of access points and
associated client stations enable the efficient utilization of network resources.
alarms and statistics reports on managed access points also help the
administrator to use the DWC-1000 to manage, control, and optimize network