Dec 04

D-Link announced the Unified Wireless Controller (DWC-2000), a new centralized Wireless LAN manager designed specifically for education, hospitality and medium-to-large enterprises. The DWC-2000 can support up to 256 access points per controller, and up to 1,024 access points in a controller peer group, making it a cost-effective mobility solution suitable for medium and large scale deployments.

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The D-Link DWC-2000 offers self-organizing, self-optimizing and self-healing network capabilities to increase the stability of the entire wireless network. Capable of regular radio scanning, the DWC-2000 automatically tunes radio channels and power to avoid interference and keep the wireless network optimized. To make up for a sudden RF signal vacuum created by a “dead” access point, the DWC-2000 increases the transmission output power of neighboring access points to expand RF coverage for a reliable, high performance network.

“Unlike competing solutions that require the purchase of additional licenses to manage even one access point, the DWC-2000 supports 64 access points right out of the box,” said Steven Olen, director of product marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. “For larger installations greater than 64 APs, we do offer licenses that increase support for up to 256 APs per controller.”

About the DWC-2000

The DWC-2000 offers features such as auto-managed AP discovery and single-point management, which allow users to achieve enterprise-class networking without the burden of executing massive and complex configurations. A guest account generation function manages guest user bandwidth and accessibility to network resources.

Additional benefits include:

  • Comprehensive Wireless Security: The Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS) detects rogue access points, rogue clients and anticipates wireless threats to help prevent potential breaches and illegal access before any damage is done to the network.
  • Captive Portal: The Captive Portal feature allows the network administrator to block clients from accessing the network until their identities are verified. The Captive Portal authentication servers cover local, RADIUS, LDAP, POP3, and Windows Active Directory. This double-layer authentication and authorization establish a robust security fence to help avoid attacks from internal networks.
  • Compatible D-Link Unified Wireless Access Points:

DWL-8610AP Unified Concurrent Dual-band Access Point 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
DWL-8600AP Unified Concurrent Dual-band Access Point 802.11a/b/g/n
DWL-6600AP Unified Concurrent Dual-band Access Point 802.11a/b/g/n
DWL-3600AP Unified Single-band Access Point 802.11b/g/n
DWL-2600AP Unified Single-band Access Point 802.11b/g/n

  • Limited Lifetime Warranty: The DWC-2000 carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty, furthering D-Link’s commitment to product quality and long-term customer confidence.

Availability

The D-Link DWC-2000 Unified Wireless Controller is currently available for $2,699.99 through D-Link’s vast network of channel partners, including value-added resellers, distributors and online retailers.

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Oct 29

Step 1: Log into the setup page of the DWC-1000.

Step 2: Go to the Advanced tab. Click on AP Profile.

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Step 3: The Profile Status shows the current state of the profile:

  • Configured: The AP Profile is created, but no access points are associated to the Profile
  • Associated: The AP Profile is applied to the access points
  • Associated – Modified: The AP Profile has been modified, but changes haven’t been applied to the APs

Step 4: Check the checkbox for the desired AP Profile. Click on the Apply button.

A message will appear stating the APs will restart, and clients will be disconnected during this time. Click Ok to proceed with pushing out the profile to the APs.

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Step 5: When the profile has been pushed to the APs, the Profile Status will change to Associated.

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Apr 10

1.What do I need to use my Access Points with D-Link wireless switch.

Step 1:

 1a): A DHCP Server is required to be on the same Interface as the switch.
1b): A DHCP Server is required for the Access Points to be discovered by
the switch.

Step 2: This line of switches utilizes Proprietary Access Points.

The DWL-7130AP and the DWL-7230AP and the DWL-2230AP as well as the DWL-2130AP´s

Step 3: The DXS line of switches also requires an additional Wireless license provided from our DLink Sales Department.

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2.How many Access Points can be configured per D-Link switch?

You can only configure 10 Access Points per switch.

The DWS-3227/3227P/3250 comes with a 10 Access Point license.

The DXS-3227/3227P/3250 requires the purchase of additional software to enable the wireless feature. Once enabled, the switch will support 10 Access Point (10 Access Point license included).

3.What is the maximum number of Access Points can I configure per D-Link switch?

You can configure a maximum of 50 access points per switch (with appropriate licenses), with Firmware version 1.0.1.109 or above.

Note: If you have multiple switches in Stack Mode, the stack acts as one physical switch and will only support 10 Access Points. To add more Access Points, additional Licenses will be required (additional licenses sold seperately).

You are also able to configure a maximum of 50 Access Points in Stack Mode.

Your slave/backup switch will also require another License key to manage your access points if your master goes down.

D-Link offers 25 and 50 User Licenses (sold seperately).

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Apr 01

This FAQ is for the D-Link DWL-2100AP and DWL-7100AP access points.

Step 1: Open a web browser and type the IP address of the access point in the address bar (default is 192.168.0.50). Press Enter.

Step 2: The default username is admin (all lower case) and the default password is blank (nothing). Click OK.

Step 3: Click the Advanced tab and then click DHCP Server.

Step 4: Click Static Pool Settings.

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Step 5: By default this feature is disabled. To enable it select Enabled from the drop-down list next to Function Disable/Enable.

Step 6: Enter the IP address that you want to assign to the device in the text box next to Assigned IP. Enter the device´s MAC address in the text box next to Assigned MAC Address. Also, input the Subnet Mask and Gateway. All other fields are optional.

Step 7: Click Apply and then click Continue to save the settings.

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