IMPORTANT: The 6355-SR does not have WiFi capabilities. The following information applies to the 6350-SR ONLY.
Per the default configuration profile, there will be one available SSID: "Accelerated 6350-SR."
WiFi-enabled SRs can broadcast up to a total of 8 WLAN SSIDs simultaneously. To create additional SSIDs or to change the configuration of existing ones:
- Navigate to the device's (or group's) Configuration page.
- Expand Network > Wireless LAN.
- Verify that Enabled is selected and adjust the Channel and Beacon Interval if necessary.
- Expand the Access Points menu to view existing SSIDs or create new ones.
- Each WLAN AP is listed as its own collapsable menu featuring:
- Enabled status box
- SSID Broadcast
- Encryption type
- Pre-shared key
- To create a new AP, specify its name in the corresponding text field and click the Add button.
In addition to serving as an independent WLAN Access Point, the 6350-SR's WiFi can broadcast in "Client Mode" to serve as a supplemental AP to relay a wireless LAN originating from another WiFi-enabled router by entering that network's SSID and Pre-shared key.
WiFi as WAN
Client Mode can also be used to leverage the 6350-SR's WiFi to relay Internet access (WAN) provided by another router's wireless AP.
Before configuring the 6350-SR for WiFi-as-WAN (WaW) Client Mode, identify the SSID that the 6350-SR should connect to, including its broadcasting channel, authentication details for the SSID, and interface prioritization for the WaW connection (i.e. should it take precedence over the WAN Ethernet port).
- Under Network > Wireless LAN > Client mode connections, create a new entry named "testclient." The name can be different if desired.
- Enter the Channel and authentication credentials for the SSID of the secondary wireless router.
- Under Network > Interfaces, create a new entry named "WiFiasWAN."
For details on how to create new interfaces, refer to the article covering Custom Interfaces.
- Set the Zone for the new interface to External.
- Set the Device for the new interface to WLAN Client: testclient
- Under IPv4, set the Interface type to DHCP address. NOTE: This will trigger the 6350-SR to obtain a DHCP connection to the secondary wireless router's SSID network.
- Click Save.