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.


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.


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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Mar 30

Unified networking solutions provider D-Link extended its unified wireless solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) to include the DWC-1000 Wireless Controller, the DWL-6600AP Dual-Band Unified Wireless Access Point and DWL-3600AP 2.4 GHz Single-Band Unified Wireless Access Point, and the DWS-3160-24TC and DWS-3160-24PC Unified Wireless Managed Switches.

Designed to help businesses deploy, manage and secure a wireless network across multiple locations, D-Link’s portfolio of wireless solutions offers remote management and scalability for expanding wireless applications.

The D-Link DWC-1000 Unified Wireless Controller is designed to centrally manage and control a wireless infrastructure while addressing the demands of a growing organization, featuring one-time configuration and dispatch to manage wireless access points (APs). It can configure and control up to 24 APs and cluster up to four controllers, enabling users to manage up to 96 APs. As new APs are added, the DWC-1000 can automatically detect and configure new channels, eliminating the need to manually assign a new radio frequency (RF) channel for each AP. In addition, the DWC-1000 provides remote management capabilities, including the changing of encryption keys and passwords, fast roaming between APs and delivering automatic channel adjustments without the need to reconfigure each AP.

The DWC-1000 also automatically adjusts radio channels and power to avoid interference and keep the wireless network in an optimized state and offers centralized management for six APs, upgradeable to 24, with an optional VPN, router and firewall license to add remote access connectivity with secure site-to-site tunneling. The appliance supports WEP, Dynamic WEP, WPA/WPA2 Personal/Enterprise security, Wireless Intrusion Detection Systems (WIDS) and Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS).

Offering speeds of up to 300M bps and Wireless N technology, the DWL-6600AP and DWL-3600AP Unified Wireless Access Points are designed to provide enhanced signal quality, high data throughput and increased connectivity with less interference for businesses requiring high-bandwidth services, such as video streaming and video conferencing. Both APs feature 2X2 embedded antennas and IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE).

The appliances also support AP clustering for management and configuration, allow integration with the DWC-1000 controller, DWS-3160 wireless switch and other D-Link network devices, are backward-compatible with previous-generation wireless standards, feature a Gigabit Ethernet port with 802.3af PoE and 64-/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2 Personal/Enterprise security protection.

The DWS-3160-24TC and DWS-3160-24PC Unified Wireless Managed Switches combine the functionality of a wireless controller with an L2+ managed switch, with the ability to manage up to 48 APs or up to 192 APs in a switch cluster. The DWS-3160 series offers centralized security to ensure maximum network reliability, including WIDS to detect rogue APs and clients, Radio Frequency Scan to detect potential network security breaches, and 802.1X Network Access Control.

D-Link’s portfolio of unified wireless solutions will be available in April through D-Link’s network of channel partners, including value-added resellers, solution providers and distributors. The DWC-1000 Wireless Controller DWC-1000 retails for $799.99. The DWL-6600AP Dual-Band Unified Wireless Access Point is listed at $549.99. The DWL-3600AP 2.4 GHz Single-Band Unified Wireless Access Point carries a price of $349.99, and the DWS-3160-24TC and DWS-3160-24PC Unified Wireless Managed Switches come in at $2,241.99 and $4,013.99, respectively.

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