Central WiFiManager Software Controller





Meet the Central WiFiManager

Wireless Controller Software designed to provided comprehensive Access Point management for demanding business environment and multi-site installations.



Install, Administer
and Manage

D-Link’s free Central WiFiManager is a web-based wireless Access Point management tool, enabling you to create and manage multi-site, multi-tenancy wireless networks. Whether deployed on local computer or hosted in the cloud, Central WiFiManager intergrates into any network or business.


Scalable, Flexible, Centralized AP Management
Manage up to 1000 APs from a central location, regardless of geography.


Easy To Use

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


Built For Business
Central WifiManager is built with enterprise-level features such as bandwidth optimization, captive portal and Radio Frequency optimization to help satisfy the needs of any business.

One key feature of Central WiFIManager is the ability for radios to self-heal and provide coverage if an AP ever goes offline.


Remote Configuration and Firmware Upgrade
Using a web browser, manage your wireless network, anytime, anywhere using a PC, tablet or phone. Save time and effort by remotely upgrading device configuration and firmware.


Hotspot and Guest Portal Login
Track and control user access to your network including guests. A simple customizable 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 commercialize your wireless investment..


Technical Specifications

WLAN Management

Maximum APs per Device (Controller)
• 500

WLAN Management Features
• AP grouping
• Multi-tenancy
• Visualized topology
• NAT pass-through

AP-Controller Connection Mode
• Bridge mode

User Authentication

Guest Portal
• Captive portal

Authentication Method
• Local
• POP3
• 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

Multiple SSIDs per Radio (AP)
• 8

Advanced Wireless Features
• Band steering
• L2 roaming
• Bandwidth optimization

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

• Firmware update
• Configuration update



Central WiFiManager Datasheet
Business Wireless Comparison Guide

The following D-Link Access Points are compatible with Central WiFiManager.  Please note in some cases this compatibility  is specific to the AP's hardware version.

802.11ac Access Points

802.11n Dual Band Access Points
DAP-2690 H/W B1
DAP-2553 H/W B1

802.11n Single Band Access Points
DAP-2360 H/W B1
DAP-2310 H/W B1

For additional information, please consult the product datasheets.

Central WiFiManager software is free. For download access, please CLICK THIS LINK.

Before requesting access to the software, please ensure your server meets or exceeds these system requirements:

For 100 or less AP’s:

  • Intel Core i3 CPU
  • 2GB DDR 2 Memory
  • 1 TB Storage
  • Gigabit Ethernet adapter
  • DirectX 11 1GB Graphics adapter
  • Windows 7 Pro, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012

For up to 500 AP’s:

  • Intel Core i5 CPU
  • 4GB DDR 3 Memory
  • 2 TB Storage
  • Gigabit Ethernet adapter
  • DirectX 11 1GB Graphics adapter
  • Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012

D-Link® Central WiFiManager software controller helps network administrators streamline their wireless access point (AP) management workflow. Central WiFiManager is an innovative approach to the more traditional hardware-based multiple access point management system. It uses a centralized server to both remotely manage and monitor wireless APs on a network. Whether deployed on a local computer or hosted on a public cloud service, Central WiFiManager can be easily integrated into existing networks in conjunction with supporting D-Link wireless APs, to help eliminate existing bottlenecks for wireless traffic.

Download the Central WiFiManager software
for free.


How to get the

Contact Details

D-Link US
17595 Mt Herrmann St
Fountain Valley
CA 92708

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