How to provision SonicPoint/SonicWave through SonicWall Switch ?
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Connecting access points to a Switch involves three steps beyond making the physical connection.
Configure the network interface to the Switch supporting the access point to support the WLAN.
Configure the WLAN zone for trust and security services.
Configure the SonicWave access point entry for the desired radio frequency, mode, and authentication type.
The Articles explain how to integrate the SonicWall Access Points using the SonicWall Switch SWS14-48FPOE.
NOTE:Please make sure to have "Disable SonicPoint/SonicWave management" setting unchecked for WLAN zone. To change this setting navigate to Manage|Network|Zones and click configure button for WLAN zone.
Adding the Switch and configuring Dedicated Link:
Connect the X5 interface of SonicWall NSa 4650 to Port 1 of the SonicWall Switch SWS14-48FPOE.
Connect Port 5 of the Switch to the X7 Interface of the SonicWall as a Dedicated Uplink.
This dedicated uplink configuration allows a given link between the firewall and the Switch to be designated as the dedicated uplink set up to carry PortShield traffic corresponding to the connected firewall interface. The firewall and Switch ports are configured in trunk mode for the VLAN corresponding to the PortShield VLAN of the firewall interface.
To configure Port 5 of the Switch, Navigate to Manage|Switch Controller |Overview, select the port 5, and set the PortShield Interface to X7, Enable the Dedicated Uplink for X7 and click OK.
Configuring the WLAN Interfaces on SonicWall
Configure the network interface in the WLAN zone, connected to the Switch to support the access point.
Navigate to Manage|Network|Interfaces, Click on configure to edit the X7 Interface.
Select WLAN for the Zone type with Static IP Mode for the Mode/IP Assignment. Configure IP Address field, type in any private IP address that does not interfere with the IP address range of any other interfaces on the appliance followed by Subnet Mask.
Create a VLAN for X7 Interface with a VLAN ID 100 and Zone set to WLAN for as shown below:
Connect SonicWave to Switch
Connect the SonicWave 231c access point to port 3 on the Switch.
Navigate to Manage|Switch Controller|Overview, Select the Port 3 and then Set the PortShield Interface to X7 and Select the VLAN's accordingly.