The DWC-1000 D-Link Wireless Controller is a centralized 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.
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 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 coverage.
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.
Centralized remote control of managed access points provide a simple way to automatically discover 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. System alarms and statistics reports on managed access points also help the administrator to use the DWC- 1000 to manage, control, and optimize network performance.