Unified Wireless Controller with 12 AP License


Robust and Optimized Network

The DWC-1000 features a self-organizing, self-optimizing, 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 to avoid interference and keep the wireless network in an optimized state.

Comprehensive Security

The DWC-1000 provides a comprehensive wireless security solution for any network. On the wireless side, the Wireless Instruction Detection System (WIDS) detects rogue access points and clients as well as anticipates wireless threats, preventing any potential damage and illegal access. In addition to its wireless security features like WEP, WPA Personal/Enterprise, WPA2 Personal/Enterprise, and MAC Authentication, the Captive Portal feature blocks clients from accessing the network until their identities are verified. This double-layer authentication and authorization provides thorough security to protect against attacks on the network.

High Scalability, Availability, and Flexibility

To accommodate for size and structural changes, Business Wireless Plus license upgrades are available to improve the DWC-1000’s capabilities. D-Link offers two 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 Wireless Controller manages up to six access points by default and 24 access points per controller after the AP license upgrade.

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 mobile users by providing remote access to a central corporate database.

Simplified Management

Centralized remote control of managed access points makes it easy to automatically discover compatible D-Link Wireless Access Points. With the controller clustering feature, administrators can log into one wireless controller and perform configurations on all others within the group. The real-time monitoring of access points and associated client stations enable the efficient utilization of network resources. System alarms and statistics reports on managed access points further help the administrator use the DWC-1000 to manage, control, and optimize network performance.