Product Highlights
Reliable, Secure Network
Self-healing and self-optimizing technology
combined with 4+4 wireless controller redundancy
and RF scanning ensures reliability and
Easy Guest Management
Features such as account generation, ticket
issuance, user monitoring, and session extension
make for a convenient wireless solution.
Scalable Network Architecture
To meet evolving network demands, access point
management can be upgraded from 64 to 256 APs
per controller.
Unified Wireless Controller
Network Architecture
The D-Link DWC-2000 Wireless Controller is a centralized Wireless LAN manager designed
• Manage up to 64 wireless APs. Upgradable to 256
APs per controller1
specifically for education, hospitality, and medium-to-large enterprises. Out of the box, it can
• Maximum 1024 APs per Peer Group (up to 4
licenses, it can support up to 256 access points per controller, and up to 1,024 access points in
manage up to 64 compatible D-Link Unified Wireless Access Points. With optional upgrade
a controller peer group, making it cost-effective mobility solution suitable for medium to large
Robust Network Security
• Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS)
• Rogue AP Detection & Classification
• Captive Portal
• 802.1x
scale deployments. Features such as auto-managed AP discovery and single-point management
Guest Management
• Ticket generation
• Payment gateway
• Account monitoring and extension
unauthorized users and appliances, which is particularly crucial in wireless environments.
Compatible D-Link Unified Wireless Access Points
• DWL-8610AP (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
• DWL-8600AP (802.11 a/b/g/n)
• DWL-6600AP (802.11 a/b/g/n)
• DWL-3600AP (802.11 b/g/n)
• DWL-2600AP (802.11 b/g/n)
allow users to achieve enterprise class networking without the burden of executing massive
and complex configurations. The guest account generation function manages guest user
bandwidth and accessibility to network resources. With a robust and comprehensive security
detection system, the DWC-2000 manages associated APs by blocking potential attacks from
Simplified Deployment and Management
Using the Setup Wizard, the DWC-2000 can be configured for any network in minutes.
Centralized management of remote access points via a simple interface provides the
ability to automatically discover compatible D-Link Wireless Access Points, add them into
the managed access point list, and set one-time configuration dispatch settings for them.
The network administrator can use the controller clustering feature to easily log into one
wireless controller and push essential configurations to others within the group.
The dashboard displays real-time monitoring of access points and associated client
stations to manage network resources efficiently. Furthermore, the graphical widgets on
the dashboard can be customized to provide various client and network statistics at a
glance. Combined with system alarms and statistical reports on managed access points,
the DWC-2000 is the one-stop platform that allows administrators to effectively optimize
and manage their network environment.
DWC-2000 Unified Wireless Controller
Guest Control and Management
High Scalability, Availability, and Flexibility
The DWC-2000 integrates guest management features that deliver a secure
To address today’s fast-changing corporate structures, the DWC-2000 Wireless
and easy solution for managing access to the Internet by temporary users in
Controller offers flexible optional features: the administrator can purchase
a private or public network. Each temporary account, or the issued ticket, is
D-Link’s Business Wireless Plus license packs to upgrade the DWC-2000’s
accompanied by time-limited or data-limited Internet access privileges. The
capabilities. D-Link offers a range of DWC-2000 managed AP license pack
Guest Management service allows batch generation of temporary accounts,
upgrades to increase the number of manageable access points, depending
and can also provide account details to the guest via printout. Furthermore, it
on need. By default, the DWC-2000 manages up to 64 access points, but this
can monitor or extend the usage on the specific account manually after account
can be expanded to 256 access points per controller. With the DWC-2000, as
creation and activation. By connecting with payment gateways to authorized
business grows, so does its wireless network.
credit card or electronic payments, guests can easily purchase the service online.
Robust and Optimized Network
Limited Lifetime Warranty
D-Link offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty on the DWC-2000 Unified Wireless
The DWC-2000 offers self-organizing, self-optimizing, and self-healing
Controller to further its commitment to product quality and long-term
network capabilities to increase the stability of the entire wireless network.
customer confidence.
Maximum 4+4 wireless controller redundancy and AP provisioning
automatically switches the AP management from the failed controller to
the backup in emergency scenarios, giving your network the reliability it
Network Implementation within L2/L3 Network in
Medium to Large Environments.
needs. Capable of regular radio scanning, the DWC-2000 can automatically
tune radio channels and power from time to time 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.
Comprehensive Security
The DWC-2000 provides a comprehensive wireless security solution for easy
integration into any network. The Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS)
featured in the DWC-2000 detects rogue access points, rogue clients, and
can anticipate wireless threats, to help prevent potential breaches and illegal
access before any damage is done to the network. In addition to fundamental
wireless security, the Captive Portal feature allows you 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 avoid attacks from internal networks.
Technical Specifications
• 4 Gigabit RJ-45/SFP Combo Ports
• 2 USB 2.0 ports
Console Port
• 1 RJ-45
Expansion Slot
• Reserved for future use
Maximum Access Points per Unit
• 64/ 2561 (default/ upgrade)
DWC-2000 Unified Wireless Controller
Maximum Access Points per peer group
• 256/ 10241 (default/ upgrade)
Concurrent Captive Portal Authentication
• 3072
Access Point Management
Model of Managed APs
AP Discovery & Control
• DWL-8610AP
• DWL-8600AP
• DWL-6600AP
• DWL-3600AP
• DWL-2600AP
AP Monitoring
• Managed AP
• Rogue AP
• Authentication Fail AP
• Standalone AP
Client Monitoring
• Authenticated Client
• Rogue Client
• Authentication Fail Client
• Ad-hoc Client
Centralized RF/ Security Policy Management
• Supported
Fast Roaming
• Supported
Intra-controller/ Inter-controller Roaming
• Supported
Intra-subnet/ Inter-subnet Roaming
• Supported
Wireless Security
• WPA Personal/Enterprise
• WPA2 Personal/Enterprise
Wireless Intrusion Detection & Prevention
System (WIDS)
• Rogue and Valid AP Classification
• Rogue AP Mitigation
LAN Security
• 802.1x port-based access control and guest VLAN
• Captive Portal
• MAC Authentication
VLAN Group
• Up to 255 entries
802.1q VLAN Tagging
• Supported
Subnet-based VLAN
• Supported
Port-based VLAN
• Supported
User Account Management
Permanent Account Authentication Method
• Local Database
• External RADIUS
• External LDAP
• External POP3
• External Windows Active Directory (wired only)
Temporary Account Authentication Method
Local Database
• Local Database
Temporary Account Creation
• Single or batch account generation by system with customized active or usage expired time
Payment Gateway
• Paypal
• SecurePay
• World Pay
DWC-2000 Unified Wireless Controller
System Management
Web-based User Interface
Command Line
• Supported
• v1, v2c, v3
Power Supply
• 100-240 V AC, 50-60 Hz Internal power supply
Max. Power Consumption
• 26.95 W
• 17.3 x 12.2 x 1.73 inches (440 x 310 x 44 mm)
Operating Temperature
• 32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C)
Storage Temperature
• -4 to 158 °F (-20 to 70 °C )
Operating Humidity
• 5% to 95%, Non-condensing
Emission (EMI)
• FCC Class A, CE Class A, C-Tick, IC
• cUL, LVD (EN60950-1)
Warranty Information
• Limited Lifetime2
Ordering Information
Part Number
Unified Wireless Controller
Compatible D-Link Wireless Access Points
Unified Concurrent Dual-band Access Point 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Unified Concurrent Dual-band Access Point 802.11a/b/g/n
Unified Concurrent Dual-band Access Point 802.11a/b/g/n
Unified Single-band Access Point 802.11b/g/n
Unified Single-band Access Point 802.11b/g/n
AP License Upgrades
Enables management of 32 additional APs
Enables management of 64 additional APs
Enables management of 128 additional APs
The number of additional APs available for management depends on your license type.
Limited Lifetime Warranty available only in the USA.
Updated October 2014 v1
For more information
U.S.A. | 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street | Fountain Valley, CA 92708 | 800.326.1688 |
© 2014 D-Link. All Rights Reserved. D-Link and the D-Link logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link. Other
trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Visit for more details.