Wireless Controller

DWC‑1000

  • Termék Státusz (Revision C): Live

The DWC-1000 D-Link Wireless Controller is a centralised wireless LAN manager developed specifically for campuses, branch offices, and small to-medium enterprises (SMBs) that are looking for an easy to use, scalable solution to manage and configure their wireless network.


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  • Integrated appliance for centralised wireless network management
  • Support for 12 Access Points; upgradeable to 66 Access Points1
  • Up to 4 Wireless Controllers in a cluster, to manage up to 264 Access Points centrally1
  • Dynamic wireless network adjustment to ensure top performance at all times
  • Can be connected directly to the Internet when upgrading with VPN/firewall license – ideal for branch offices
  • Easy to use Web interface and straightforward configuration
  • USB port for file and printer sharing
  • Enhanced security with Captive Portal and RADIUS support

Below optional upgrade licence available to upgrade the number of access point support per device:

  • DWC-1000-AP6-LIC: 6 access points support upgrade for DWC-1000
  • DWC-1000-VPN-LIC: VPN security service pack for DWC-1000

The D-Link DWC-1000 Wireless Controller is a centralised wireless LAN manager developed specifically for campuses, branch offices, and small-to-medium businesses (SMBs). With the ability to manage up to 12 wireless access points (upgradeable to 66) and a maximum of 264 wireless access points in a controller cluster1, the DWC-1000 is a cost-effective mobility solution for small to medium-sized deployments. Its auto-managed AP discovery and single point management allow customers to acquire an enterprise-class system without the burden of maintaining massive and complex configurations. 

Robust and Optimised Network

The DWC-1000 features a self-organising, self-optimising, and self-healing network capability to increase the stability of the entire wireless network. With interval-based radio scanning and performance analysis, the DWC-1000 automatically adjusts radio channels and output power periodically to avoid interference and keep the wireless network in an optimised state. In the event of a sudden loss of wireless signal caused by a “dead” access point in the network, the DWC-1000 will increase the transmit output power of neighbouring access points to expand RF coverage.

Comprehensive Security


 The DWC-1000 provides a comprehensive wireless security solution for any network. On the wireless side, the DWC-1000 detects rogue access points and rogue clients using a Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS), as well as anticipating wireless threats, preventing any potential damage and unauthorised access to the network. Other fundamental wireless security features include WPA Personal/Enterprise, WPA2 Personal/Enterprise, WEP, and MAC authentication to determine the identity of wireless devices. The captive portal feature allows administrators to block clients from accessing the network until the clients verify their identities. These authentication and authorisation layers also provide a robust security barrier to protect against attacks from within the network.

High Scalability, Availability, and Flexibility


To address the constantly growing scale and needs of business networks, the DWC-1000 offers a flexible selection of expansion features: administrators can purchase a Business Wireless Plus license to upgrade the capabilities of the DWC-1000. 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. By default, the DWC-1000 can manage up to 12 access points. Purchasing an AP license will upgrade this to 66 access points per controller1. 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 uninterrupted Internet connectivity. The virtual private network (VPN) feature provide secure remote control to manage access points in branch offices. Site-to-site VPN tunnels use the IP Security (IPSec) Protocol, Point-to-Point Tunnelling Protocol (PPTP), or Layer 2 Tunnelling 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.

Simplified Management

Centralised remote control of managed access points provides a simple way to automatically discover compatible D-Link wireless access points, add them to the managed access point list, and configure them with one-time deployment settings. With the controller clustering feature, the administrator can easily log into one wireless controller and perform essential configurations on other wireless controllers in the cluster group. The real-time monitoring of access points and associated client stations enable the efficient utilisation of network resources. System alarm and statistics reports on managed access points also help the administrator to use the DWC-1000 to manage, control and optimise network performance.

Hardware version C1. The number of managed APs can be increased through purchase of license upgrades.

Number of ports 5 to 14 ports
Layer Layer 3
Main type of ports 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
Type of uplink ports 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
Management platform Hardware
Access point management - number supported per unit (default/upgradeable) 6/24 APs
Supported access points DWL-2600AP

DWL-3600AP

DWL-3610AP

DWL-6600AP

DWL-6610AP

DWL-6700AP

DWL-8600AP

DWL-8610AP

DWL-8710AP
Maximum number of device clustering per group 4
Access point management - number supported per cluster (default/upgradeable) 24/96
AP auto discovery and monitoring
Supported
AP authentication by local database and external RADIUS
Supported
Auto channel and power management
Supported
Centralised AP firmware upgrade
Supported
Fast roaming L2
WPA/WPA2-personal/enterpise
Supported
TKIP/AES encryption
Supported
Rogue AP/Client detection and mitigation
Supported
WIDS
Supported
VLAN group (max static) 255
VLAN type GVRP

MAC-based

Port-based

Protocol-based
Advanced VLAN Double VLAN (Q-in-Q)

Voice VLAN
Routing table size 100
Static route for IPv4/IPv6 IPv4 - 100
RIP v1/v2
Supported
OSPF
Supported
Number of QoS queues per port 4
CoS based on contents
Supported
Bandwidth control 64 Kbps minimum granularity
WMM
Supported
ACL based on packet contents
Supported
Time-based ACL
Supported
Encryption protocol supported SSL (v1/v2/v3)
802.1X access control
Supported
External user databae - POP3 and LDAP
Supported
RADIUS/TACACS+ authentication
Supported
Captive portal
Supported
SNMP (v1/v2c/v3)
Supported
VPN upgrade
Supported
configuration
How to Create a Profile and Deploy It to Your Access Point using the DWC-1000
configuration
How to control an Access Point with the DWC-1000

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