Wireless Access Manager Overview


Wireless Access Manager is a plug-and-play management application for wireless network devices. It automatically configures a specific wireless device.

A central management console controls a configuration wizard on a device

that first searches the device for device drivers and then the device manager to find the right driver. Once the driver is found, it downloads and installs the correct driver for the device.

The entire process happens automatically with no intervention of the end user, even if the user should configure the device manually. It has the capability to update drivers on the fly which makes it the most flexible wireless network management application on the market.

Wireless Access Manager supports direct connection of USB devices. It also supports wireless radio access device (WRA) devices. This software also supports networking protocols such as Windows XP (winmgmt.msc), Mac OS X (findmymac.com), Linux, Solaris, BSD, and HP-UX.

The WAM requires no complex system or management. WAM’s multiple screens provide easy management access. Users can define various radio protocols and WLAN IDs using the right-click menu or “Context Menu”

Wireless Access Manager allows for sophisticated controls such as ACLs, SNMP filters, logging, tracking, and statistics. With the basic GUI and the advanced WAM modules it supports automatic configuration and monitoring of security devices.

While the Wireless Access Manager is capable of automatically deploying DHCP server

with its built-in DHCP server facility. It also supports DHCPv6 client and full DHCP server, with client capability for several switches.

The wireless manager also provides easy management of IP-based routers that have small size and unique management interfaces. Like other wireless management systems, WAM includes Cisco wireless drivers that support routers using the EAP and/or EAP-MS protocols.

WAM can be installed easily and its default installations includes DPDK, GPRS, and USB-based computers. It also includes features like firewall, security configuration, RAS manager, configuration wizard, login support, and reverse lookup.

WAM can be used for many different network management scenarios. In the WAM wizard, users can define a wireless location, configure the interface configuration and devices, choose wireless subnet and AP types, and define devices.

Using Wireless Access Manager, administrators can also setup password based login access, control access to VPN’s, virtual access control and very simple task logins. Other advanced features include keyboard driven login and configuration.

  • The wireless networks will be managed in Wireless Access Manager.
  • It is a good solution for an all-in-one wireless management solution.
  • It can be integrated with different applications including Windows network and the Linux LAMP.