Creating a New WLAN

  1. To create a new WLAN, expand the WiFi Networks section and click Create.

    Click Create to create a new WLAN

    Creating a new WLAN

  2. Select the WLAN Usage Type from the following options:
    • Standard: Use this WLAN type for most regular wireless network usage.
    • Guest Access: Use this WLAN type for a guest WLAN. Guest access policies and access controls will be applied. If Guest Access is used, a Guest Access Service must first be configured on the System & Admin > Services > Guest Access Service page (or from the WiFi Networks > Edit page).
      Note: For more information, see Guest Access Services.
    • Hotspot Service: Use this WLAN type for a Hotspot (WISPr) WLAN. If Hotspot is used, a Hotspot Service must first be configured on the System & Admin > Services > Hotspot Service page (or from the WiFi Networks > Edit page).
  3. Select the Authentication Method to use:
    Note: Unless using an external authentication service (e.g., RADIUS) select Open, and combine with WPA2 Encryption for secure WiFi access.
    • Open: No authentication method is used.
    • 802.1X EAP: Authentication against either an internal database or an external RADIUS server.
    • MAC Address: Authentication using the client's MAC address against an external RADIUS server.
  4. Select the Encryption Method to use:
    • WPA2: Encrypt traffic using the WPA2 standard.
    • None: No encryption; communications are sent in clear text.
  5. Choose whether a Captive Portal will be used for web-based authentication.
  6. If either 802.1X EAP, MAC Address or Web Auth (Captive Portal) options are chosen, select an Authentication Server from the list.
    1. If an external authentication server is to be used rather than the internal database, click Create Service to create an AAA server object to authenticate against.
      Note: Alternatively, you can create AAA servers on the System & Admin > Services > AAA Servers page. For more information, see AAA Servers.
  7. Click OK to save your changes and deploy the new WLAN.
Note: For advanced WLAN configuration options, see Advanced Configuration Options.