Wireless Access Point Types

WatchGuard offers two types of wireless devices that you can use separately or together to add secure wireless access points to your network: a WatchGuard XTM or Firebox wireless device and a WatchGuard Access Point device.

A WatchGuard XTM or Firebox wireless device

A WatchGuard Access Point (AP) device

The configuration options and setup procedures for these two types of access point devices are different.

WatchGuard XTM or Firebox wireless device

You can enable up to three wireless access points on a WatchGuard XTM or Firebox wireless device. The settings to configure a WatchGuard XTM or Firebox wireless device are in the Network > Wireless menu.

For more information, see About Firebox Wireless Device Configuration.

WatchGuard Access Point (AP) device

You can connect multiple WatchGuard AP devices to the trusted, optional, or custom networks of a Firebox, and manage them from any wired or wireless Firebox. You configure the Gateway Access Controller on your Firebox to manage the WatchGuard AP devices.

The settings to configure WatchGuard AP devices are available on the Network > Gateway Wireless Controller pages.

For more information, see About AP Device Configuration.

WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud

A powerful cloud-based enterprise wireless management solution for AP device configuration, security, and monitoring. WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud supports only AP120, AP320, and AP322 devices.

For more information about WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud, see About WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud Devices.

See Also

Plan your Wireless AP Device Deployment

WatchGuard AP Device Deployment Overview

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