Configure Your External Interface as a Wireless Interface

In areas with limited or no existing network infrastructure, you can use your wireless Firebox to provide secure network access. You must physically connect your network devices to the Firebox. Then you configure your external interface as a wireless client to connect to a wireless access point that connects to a larger network.

When the external interface is configured with a wireless connection, the wireless Firebox can no longer be used as a wireless access point. To provide wireless access for users, you can connect an wireless AP device to the Firebox wireless device.

Configure the Primary External Interface as a Wireless Interface

To configure the primary external interface as a wireless interface, you must enable the device as a wireless client.

Configure a BOVPN tunnel for additional security

To create a wireless bridge and provide additional security, you can add a BOVPN tunnel between your Firebox and the external gateway. You must set the mode to Aggressive Mode in the Phase 1 settings of your BOVPN configuration on both devices.

The ability to use a wireless interface in the BOVPN configuration is currently only available in Policy Manager. Aggressive mode is not applied if IKEv2 is selected in your BOVPN settings.

For information about how to set up a BOVPN tunnel, see About Manual IPSec Branch Office VPNs.