How do I register and deploy a SonicWave using Wireless Cloud Manager?
07/29/2020 236 9533
This article describes the steps involved in registering and deploying a SonicWave using the new Wireless Cloud management system. You can leverage the Single Pain of Glass and the Zero touch capability provided by the portal.
Traditionally to deploy a SonicWall Wireless solution you require a SonicWall UTM to act as a Controller for the SonicPoint/SonicWave. With the introduction of Wireless Cloud Management you can deploy SonicWall's Wireless solution without a UTM device. The Waves have built in Capture ATP and CFS 4.0 to address security concerns at the Wireless LAN Network level.
New SonicWave 224W/231c/231o
NOTE: The "4x4" 432 series Waves will first need to connect to a SonicWall UTM with 184.108.40.206 Firmware before they are Wireless Cloud Management capable. The New "2x2" SonicWaves will be WCM competent out of the box.
1. Wireless Cloud Management -Required
2. Content Filtering: Premium Edition - Additional
3. Capture Advanced Threat Protection - Additional
The following steps will help you Register SonicWaves and deploy them using WCM (Wireless Cloud Management):
Step1: Register the Wave using the Android / iOS application.
Step2: Access WCM and setup a Zone and SSID.
Step1: Registering SonicWave:
- This step is optional If you have already registered your device on MySonicwall.com
- The Application is called SonicWiFi. It will give you access to all the SonicWaves associated to your account, you can monitor and troubleshoot the Wireless connectivity using the application.
- The App can be downloaded from the Apple store for IOS devices and Google Play store for Android devices.
- The Mobile App is very intuitive to use, You will have to log into it using your MySonicwall username and password. The console will list: Threats, Alerts, Traffic per Location, Number of SonicWaves you have and Clients associated with that SonicWave. From the menu, you can find the option to add another device and you can add a new device to your Wireless Cloud Management right from the App.
Step2: Access WCM and setup a Zone and SSID.
- Log into cloud.sonicwall.com (CSC) using your MySonicwall username and password, you will see multiple tiles each denoting a service, Wireless is one of the options, once you click on wireless you will be redirected to wcm.sonicwall.com.
- If you are deploying Multiple SonicWave over Multiple locations you can create a Location and Zone unique to that SonicWave.
We are going to set up a SonicWave with Location called Test Lab, Zone called Test zone, Policy called the Lab Policy and the SSID is going to be called SonicWave_Lab
Step a: From the WCM Dashboard Locate Network hierarchy configure the Location as Test Lab and the zone as Lab zone.
Step b:Move to the Tab below Network hierarchy that is called Zones, The Zone that we have created will automatically Populate here, if you look close at the Policy it is called the Default Policy and by this point your SonicWave will start broadcasting a SSID called SonicWall and the password for that will be sonicwall.You can add multiple SonicWave to a zone from this Tab.
Step c: One step Below the Zones Tab is the Policy Hierarchy tab, the Policy tab controls Broad Functions carried out by a Provision Profile like Enabling/Disabling Radios, Band steering, Channel Width of the Radio, Transmit power and so on. You will see in the below image that the SSID is already configured as We have to call the SSID into the Policy if you are yet to create a new SSID Group and SSID's leave it at default and revisit this section after Step d is completed.
NOTE: The Below Screen will be populated after you click the appropriate Policy
Step D: Now that we have Created a Zone, a policy All we have to do is create an SSID Group which you can relate to creating a Virtual access point if you are familiar with setting up these devices on a SonicWall UTM device. I have Created an SSID Group called Lab SSID Group and I have added only one SSID to it called SonicWave_Lab. To create a new group click on the plus "+" icon on the page.
TIP: After creating the SSID and the client devices start connecting to it on the dashboard you will find the MAC address of the client and the traffic utilized by it.
Summary: We have successfully Registered a SonicWave using the SonicWiFi App and deployed it using Zero-touch with the help of Wireless Cloud Management.