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Workflow Guide

Configure Wireless Network


For Customers with Sophos Firewall
Document Date: November 2015
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Contents
Configuration .................................................................................................................................. 3
Step 1: Enable Wireless Protection and configure wireless settings. ................................................................3
Step 2: Add Wireless Network .................................................................................................................................4
Step 3: Add Access Point .........................................................................................................................................5
Step 4: Assigning Wireless Network to AP ............................................................................................................6

Test Configuration ......................................................................................................................... 6

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Configuration
You must be logged on to the Admin Console using Device Access Profile which has read/write
administrative rights over relevant features.

Step 1: Enable Wireless Protection and configure wireless settings.


Go to System > System Services > Wireless and specify the parameters as shown below:

Parameters

Value

Description
Select to enable Wireless Protection.

Enable Wireless
Protection

ON
You must enable this option to use the wireless network.

Allowed Zone

DMZ, WiFi

Select network zones that are to be allowed for access point connectivity.

Timeout (in
minutes)

Specify a timeout for the notification. After the specified time, the AP will be
considered inactive.

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Step 2: Add Wireless Network


Go to Protection > Wireless Protection > Wireless Networks or System > Network > Wireless Networks
and click Add. Specify the parameters as shown below:

Parameters

Value

Description

Name

SophosWiFi

Enter a descriptive name for the network.

SSID

TestSSID

Enter the Service Set Identifier (SSID) for the network which will be seen by
clients to identify the wireless network.

Security Mode

WPA2 Personal

Select a security mode.

Passphrase/PSK

Sophos123

Enter the passphrase to protect the wireless network from unauthorized


access and repeat it in the next field.

Client traffic

Bridge to AP LAN

Select a method how the wireless network is to be integrated into your local
network.

Click Save.

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Step 3: Add Access Point


Go to Protection > Wireless Protection > Access Points or Objects > Assets > Access Points. The page
displays list of Active/Inactive/Pending Access Points.
APs that are connected to the system but not authorized are displayed under Pending Access Points
section.

Click
icon to authorize the AP. The authorized access point will be immediately displayed in the
Active/Inactive Access Points section with status Active.

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Step 4: Assigning Wireless Network to AP


Click on the Active AP link or the Edit icon under Manage Column to assign Wireless Network to the AP.
Select the Wireless Network that you created in Step 2.
Parameters

Value

Description

Country

India

Select the country where the AP is located.

Wireless Networks

SophosWiFi

Select wireless network that you want to assign to the AP.

Test Configuration
You can check the created Wireless Network from System > Network > Wireless Networks.

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