SonicOS 7 Internal Wireless

Virtual Access Point Profile Settings

To set the Virtual Access Point Profile Settings:

  1. Navigate to DEVICE | Internal Wireless > Virtual Access Point > Virtual Access Point Profiles.
  2. Click Add if creating a new profile, or select a Virtual Access Point Profile and click on the Edit icon if editing an existing profile.
  3. In the Virtual Access Point Profile Settings group, set the Radio Type. It is set to Wireless-Internal-Radio by default. Retain this default setting if using the internal radio for VAP access; it is currently the only supported radio type.
  4. In the Profile Name field, type a friendly name for this Virtual Access Point profile. Choose something descriptive and easy to remember as you apply this profile to new VAPs.
  5. Select the Authentication Type from the drop-down menu. Choose from these options:

    Authentication TypeDefinition
    OpenNo authentication is specified.
    SharedA shared key is used to authenticate WEP encryptions settings.
    Both

    If no shared key is configured, it is same as an open network.

    If shared key is configured, it means open authentication with encrypted data traffic.

    WPA2-PSKBest security used with trusted corporate wireless clients. Transparent authentication with Windows login. Supports fast-roaming feature. Uses pre-shared key for authentication.
    WPA2-EAPBest security used with trusted corporate wireless clients. Transparent authentication with Windows login. Supports fast-roaming feature. Uses extensible authentication protocol.
    WPA2-AUTO-PSKTries to connect using WPA2 security, if the client is not WPA2 capable, the connection defaults to WPA. Uses pre-shared key for authentication.
    WPA2-AUTO-EAPTries to connect using WPA2 security, if the client is not WPA2 capable, the connection defaults to WPA. Uses extensible authentication protocol.
    WPA3-OWEWPA3 is a WFA security standard for personal and enterprise networks. It improves Wi-Fi security by using modern security algorithms and stronger cipher suites. Uses opportunistic wireless encryption.
    WPA3-PSKWPA3 is a WFA security standard for personal and enterprise networks. It improves Wi-Fi security by using modern security algorithms and stronger cipher suites. Uses pre-shared key for authentication.
    WPA3-EAPWPA3 is a WFA security standard for personal and enterprise networks. It improves Wi-Fi security by using modern security algorithms and stronger cipher suites. Uses extensible authentication protocol.
    WPA3/WPA2-PSKTries to connect using WPA3 security, if the client is not WPA3 capable, the connection defaults to WPA2. Uses pre-shared key for authentication.
    WPA3/WPA2-EAPTries to connect using WPA3 security, if the client is not WPA3 capable, the connection defaults to WPA2. Uses extensible authentication protocol.
    WPA3-EAP-192BThe 192-bit security mode offered by WPA3-Enterprise ensures the right combination of cryptographic tools are used and sets a consistent baseline of security within a WPA3 network. Uses extensible authentication protocol.

    The Unicast Cipher field is auto-populated based on what authentication type you selected.

    Different setting appear on the page depending upon which option you select.

  6. In the Maximum Clients field, type in the maximum number of concurrent client connections permissible for this virtual access point.
  7. Toggle the Enable VAP WDS (Wireless Distribution System) option to enable it. By default, this option is not selected.

  8. Toggle the Allow 802.11b clients to connect option to enable it. By default, this option is not selected.

    Depending on the Authentication Type selected, an additional section with options is added to the Add/Edit Virtual Access Point Profile page.

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