By centrally configuring all access points in the network, the WMS5316 Wireless Management System ensures identical security settings throughout the coverage area so that clients, guests and unwanted intruders all get appropriate access or denial to network resources. Setting up WPA2 encryption keys to keep traffic safe from prying eyes and MAC authentication lists to only allow approved devices on the wireless network can be done once and sent out to the entire network. When used with ProSafe Access Points, the WMS5316 Wireless Management System can configure a guest SSID to allow visitors safe access to the Internet without allowing visibility to company files or resources. Additionally, 802.1x network authentication can be applied for further verification of clients rights to be on the network. Rogue AP detection will find all access points in the area, enabling administrators to take appropriate actions. The WMS5316 Wireless Management System with central management simplifies the process of deploying a secured wireless network. Supporting a wide portfolio of standard NETGEAR access points, the WMS5316 Wireless Management System enables customers to select the right access points for their needs, even mixing models to provide the right coverage, as well as an upgrade path as technology changes. The access points retain their standalone capabilities and do not require a conversion to be managed by the WMS5316 Wireless Management System. Supported models include SOHO-class 802.11G access points as well as professional-calibre dual-band 802.11N access points.
- Central wireless management system for up to 16 APs, including Wireless-N
- Reliable, secure and simple central wireless for businesses and schools with 50 to 200 users
- Load balancing, RF management, rogue AP detection, guest access