SonicOS 7 Internal Wireless

Access Point Wireless Settings

When setting up the wireless appliance as an access point, you are responsible for complying with all laws prescribed by the governing regulatory domain and/or locale regarding radio operations.

  1. Navigate to DEVICE | Internal Wireless > Settings.
  2. In the Radio Role field, chose Access Point from the drop-down menu.

  3. Toggle Enable WLAN Radio option to enable it. This provides clean wireless access to your mobile users. The WLAN radio is disabled by default.
  4. In the Schedule field, select the time that WLAN radio is active from the drop-down menu. The Schedule list displays the schedule objects you create and manage in the OBJECT | Match Objects > Schedules page. The default value is Always on.

  5. In the Country Code field, select the country in which the appliance is being used. The country code determines which regulatory domain the radio operation falls under.

  6. In the Radio Mode field, select your preferred radio mode from the drop-down menu. The wireless security appliance supports the following modes:

    For optimal throughput speed solely for 802.11n clients, SonicWall recommends the 802.11n Only radio mode. Use the 802.11n/g/b Mixed radio mode for multiple wireless client authentication compatibility.

    • 802.11n/a/ac Mixed - Select this mode if 802.11a, 802.11ac, and 802.11n clients access your wireless network.
    • 802.11ac Only - Select this mode if only 802.11ac clients access your wireless network.
    Radio ModeDefinition
    2.4GHz 802.11n/g/b Mixed

    Supports 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n clients simultaneously. If your wireless network comprises multiple types of clients, select this mode.

    2.4GHz 802.11n OnlyAllows only 802.11n clients access to your wireless network. 802.11a/b/g clients are unable to connect under this restricted radio mode.
    2.4GHz 802.11g/b MixedSupports 802.11g and 802.11b clients simultaneously. If your wireless network comprises both types of clients, select this mode.
    2.4GHz 802.11g OnlyIf your wireless network consists only of 802.11g clients, select this mode for increased 802.11g performance. You might also select this mode if you wish to prevent 802.11b clients from associating.
    5GHz 802.11n/a MixedSelect this mode if 802.11a and 802.11n clients access your wireless network.
    5GHz 802.11n OnlySelect this mode if only 802.11n clients access your wireless network.
    5GHz 802.11a OnlySelect this mode if only 802.11a clients access your wireless network.
    5GHz 802.11n/a/ac MixedSelect this mode if 802.11a, 802.11n, and 802.11ac clients access your wireless network.
    5GHz 802.11ac OnlySelect this mode if you want to provide improved throughput.

    The remaining options in the Wireless Settings section might change, depending on which Radio Mode you selected.

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