NOTE: Managed Mode requires that the SonicPoint be connected to a Wireless Interface of a SonicWall security appliance running SonicOS Enhanced.
When a SonicPoint is in Managed Mode, it senses if a SonicWall security appliance is present using the SonicWall discovery protocol (SDP). Immediately after a boot, if a SonicWall security appliance is not detected, the SonicPoint will reboot after a short time interval (approximately 5 seconds) into stand-alone mode. If a SonicWall security appliance is initially detected but then becomes unavailable (such as, it is powered off, or physically disconnected from the SonicPoint), the SonicPoint will poll at a longer interval (approximately 6 minutes), and then revert into stand-alone mode. If for any reason a SonicPoint unexpectedly reboots while in Managed Mode, it will reboot into Managed Mode, unless the unexpected reboot occurred while attempting to upload firmware; in this case it will reboot into SafeMode.
Configure an open interface to be in the WLAN zone.
Select Network |Interfaces and configure the interface you have chosen.
Choose WLAN from the Zone dropdown menu.
Enter the IP Address and Subnet Mask for the interface.
If you want to administer the SonicWall from the WLAN, choose your management preference.
Configure the existing SonicPoint profile or create a new profile.
Configure the default profile or select Add.
Configure your Wireless A and/or Wireless G Settings. From here you can change the SSID, Radio Mode, Channel, ACL Enforcement, Encryption, and advanced settings.
When complete, select OK.
Configure WLAN Zone.
Select Network | Zones and configure the WLAN.
On the Wireless tab you can choose your wireless settings for your implementation and also change the provisioning profile if you chose to create a new profile.
Connect the SonicPoint to the interface.
Connect the LAN port of the SonicPoint to the interface on the SonicWall that you have chosen to use.