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FREE – Central WiFiManager Software Controller



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.


Network Management

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


Product Highlights

Scalable, flexible, centralised AP management

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


Easy to Use

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


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


Remote access made easy

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


Remote Configuration and Firmware Upgrade

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


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.


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

Description Type
Download PDF

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.


Minimum 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


Business Benefits

"We’re on the air and on the Internet because of D-Link switches. We’re very comfortable with the hardware, it’s been flawless."
Steven Bothwick
Director of Information Management Systems New Hampshire Public Radio

How to get the

Hardware revisions
Downloads can vary across product revisions.
How can I find my hardware version?
The Hardware version is located on the product information sticker on the bottom of the box and on the bottom of the product. It is marked with H/W.
Ex. H/W Ver: A1

Contact Details

D-Link Canada
2525 Meadowvale Blvd.
L5N 5S2

General: 800.354.6522
Fax: 905-828-5669