Central WiFiManager

CWM-100

  • Product Status: Live

Central WiFiManager is D-Link’s latest tool to help network administrators streamline their wireless access point management workflow. Central WiFiManager is an innovative approach to the more traditional hardware-based multiple access point management system and uses a centralised server to both remotely manage and monitor wireless access points on a network.


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What Is Central WiFiManager?

Install, administer and manage

D-Link’s free Central WifiManager is a cloud enabled wireless Access Point management tool, designed to allow you to create and manage multi-site, multi-tenancy wireless networks.

CWM and Access Point

Network Management

Whether deployed on a local computer or hosted in the cloud, Central WiFiManager integrates into any network or business.

Network Management

Product Highlights

Scalable, flexible, centralised AP management

Manage up to 1000 APs from a central location,
regardless of geography.

scalable

Easy to Use

Configuration and management is easy
using the simple intuitive User Interface.

Easy to use

Built for Business

Central WifiManager is built for business with enterprise-level features such as bandwidth optimisation,
captive portal and Radio Frequency optimisation integrated as standard to help satisfy the needs of any business

Built for Business

Remote access made easy

Using a web browser, manage your wireless network,
anytime, anywhere using a PC, tablet or phone.

Remote access made easy

Remote Configuration and Firmware Upgrade

Save time and effort by remotely upgrading
the device configuration and firmware.

Remote configuration

Hotspot and Guest Portal Login

Track and control user access to your network including guests.
A simple customisable Guest Portal provides authentication and Hotspot capabilities enabling Central WifiManager to run as an external portal server. Create dedicated user accounts or wireless access voucher-codes to commercialise your wireless investment. Using Central Wifi Manager’s enterprise-level wireless management features to manage bandwidth.

Built for Business

Related Products

Wireless AC1200 Concurrent Dual-Band Outdoor PoE Access Point
DAP-3662
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Wireless N Access Point
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Wireless N PoE Access Point
DAP-2360
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Wireless PoE Outdoor Access point
DAP-3320
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Wireless AC1750 Simultaneous Dual-Band PoE Access Point
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Technical Specifications

Features

Web-based management

  • Software controller that can be installed on a Microsoft Windows computer and accessed through any device with a web browser such as a smartphone, tablet or computer

Multi-site management

  • Multiple distributed sites can be managed from a central location
  • The multi-tenant architecture provides multi-layer management authority

NAT pass-through

  • Controllers can manage wireless access points in remote locations even if they are behind a NAT device (router or firewall)

Captive portal and access control

  • Supports local DB, external RADIUS, LDAP, POP3 and Wi-Fi passcode authentication
  • Supports user access control
  • Customisable captive portal login page

Auto radio frequency (RF) management

  • Supports automatic channel and output power optimisation
  • Wireless radio on/off by scheduling

Bandwidth optimisation

  • Optimises wireless bandwidth 

Compatible with

  • DAP-2230 - Wireless N PoE Access Point
  • DAP-2310 - Wireless N Access Point
  • DAP-2360 - Wireless N PoE Access Point (plenum-rated)
  • DAP-2610 - Wireless AC1300 Wave 2 Dual-Band PoE Access Point
  • DAP-2660 - Wireless AC1200 Simultaneous Dual-Band PoE Access Point
  • DAP-2695 - Wireless AC1750 Simultaneous Dual-Band PoE Access Point
  • DAP-3320 - Wireless PoE Outdoor Access Point
  • DAP-3662 - Wireless AC1200 Simultaneous Dual-Band Outdoor PoE Access Point

WLAN Management

Maximum APs per Device (Controller)3

  • 1000 
WLAN Management Features

  • AP grouping
  • Multi-tenancy
  • Visualised topology
  • NAT pass-through
AP-Controller Connection Mode

  • Bridge mode
User Authentication

Guest Portal

  • Captive portal with customisable login page
Authentication Method

  • Local
  • POP3
  • RADIUS
  • LDAP
  • Voucher
Hotspot Features

  • Built-in support for voucher-based authentication
  • Built-in hotspot manager for voucher creation and guest management
  • Rate limiting and bandwidth control for guest and hotspot portal
Wireless Features

RF Management and Control

  • Auto Output Power Control
  • Auto Channel
  • Self-healing around failed APs
  • Wireless radio on/off by scheduling
Multiple SSIDs per Radio(AP)

  • 8
Advanced Wireless Features

  • Band steering
  • L2 roaming
  • Bandwidth optimisation
WIDS System

  • Rogue AP detection
System Management

Management Interface

  • Web-based user interface
Minimum System Requirements

  • Computer running Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008/2012
Online Check

  • Firmware
  • Module
Scheduling

  • Firmware update
  • Configuration update

Wireless Access Points Compatible with Central WiFiManager

DAP-3662

  • Support dual-band 802.11ac/n/g/b/a
  • Outdoor deployment (IP68)
  • 900 Mbps 5GHz speed
  • 300 Mbps 2.4 GHz speed
  • Up to 16 SSID
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • Supports 802.3af PoE
  • Internal antenna
  • Wall or pole-mountable

DAP-3662

  • Support 802.11n/g/b
  • Outdoor deployment (IP55)
  • 300 Mbps 2.4 GHz speed
  • Up to 8 SSID
  • 1 x Fast Ethernet
  • Supports 802.3af PoE
  • Internal antenna
  • Wall or pole-mountable

DAP-2695

  • Support dual-band 802.11ac/n/g/b/a
  • Indoor deployment
  • 1300 Mbps 5GHz speed
  • 450 Mbps 2.4 GHz speed
  • Up to 16 SSID
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • Supports 802.3at PoE
  • External antenna
  • Wall-mountable or desktop placement

DAP-2660

  • Support dual-band 802.11ac/n/g/b/a
  • Indoor deployment
  • 900 Mbps 5GHz speed
  • 300 Mbps 2.4 GHz speed
  • Up to 16 SSID
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • Supports 802.3af PoE
  • Internal antenna
  • Wall/ceiling-mountable or desktop placement

DAP-2690

  • Support dual-band 802.11n/g/b/a
  • Indoor deployment
  • 300 Mbps 5GHz speed
  • 300 Mbps 2.4 GHz speed
  • Up to 16 SSID
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • Supports 802.3af PoE
  • External antenna
  • Wall-mountable or desktop placement

DAP-2360

  • Support single-band 802.11n/g/b
  • Indoor deployment
  • 300 Mbps 2.4 GHz speed
  • Up to 8 SSID
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • Supports 802.3af PoE
  • External antenna
  • Wall-mountable or desktop placement

DAP-2310

  • Support single-band 802.11n/g/b
  • Indoor deployment
  • 300 Mbps 2.4 GHz speed
  • Up to 8 SSID
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • External antenna
  • Wall-mountable or desktop placement

DAP-2230

  • Support single-band 802.11n/g/b
  • Indoor deployment
  • 300 Mbps 2.4 GHz speed
  • Up to 8 SSID
  • 1 x Fast Ethernet
  • Supports 802.3af PoE
  • Internal antenna
  • Wall/ceiling-mountable

1 Supported models: DAP-3662, DAP-3320, DAP-2695, DAP-2660, DAP-2690/B1, DAP-2360/B1, DAP-2310/B1, DAP-2230
2 Supported Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008/2012
3 Number of wireless access points supported depends on the specification of the computer on which Central WiFiManager is installed. To support 1000 APs, a computer with at least an Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz with 4 GB RAM and 2 TB hard drive is recommended.

FAQ

  • How to Setup Captive Portal and Passcodes CWM-100 Read Answer
  • How to Setup Multiple SSIDs and VLANs - CWM-100 Read Answer
Version Date Type File Size
Datasheet - PDF 0.93mb Download
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CWM-100 Manual CWM-100 manual - PDF 4.08mb Download
Version Description Date
Full package download Complete package including latest software, all modules and firmwares for the Central WiFiManager (CWM-100). 01-05-2017 Download
AP Installation Utility for CWM AP Installation Utility for CWM 01-05-2017 Download
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FAQS CWM FAQs 13-02-2015 Download
CWM Configuration Guide CWM Config Guide 13-02-2015 Download
CWM_AWS How to install Central WiFiManager onto an Amazon AWS Cloud Instance - Download