Add an Access Point to WatchGuard Cloud

Applies To: WatchGuard Cloud-managed Access Points

To manage a WatchGuard access point with WatchGuard Cloud, you must add the access point to WatchGuard Cloud as a cloud-managed device.

Before You Begin

Before you add an access point to WatchGuard Cloud, make sure that:

Required Ports

The access points use TCP port 443 to connect to WatchGuard Cloud.

Access points must also be able to connect to these destinations:

  • *.watchguard.io for product activation and feature key updates
  • *.watchguard.com for WatchGuard Cloud registration and connections

If you set up an access point behind a firewall that performs inspection on HTTPS traffic, you must add *.watchguard.io to the content inspection exception / bypass list to enable the access point to receive a feature key from WatchGuard servers. On the WatchGuard Firebox, this is enabled by default for cloud-managed Fireboxes in WatchGuard Cloud.

Add an Access Point to WatchGuard Cloud

To add an access point to WatchGuard Cloud:

  1. Log in to your WatchGuard Cloud Subscriber account.
  2. Select Configure > Devices.
  3. In Device Manager, click Add Device.
    A list of activated devices opens.
  4. Select the Access Point tab.

Screen shot of the Add Device list

  1. Click the Name of the access point you want to add or click . Tip!
    A confirmation dialog box opens.

  1. Click Add Device.
    The Add Device to WatchGuard Cloud page appears.
  2. Type a Device Name for the access point.
    The default name is the registered name of the device.

Screen shot of the Add Device To WatchGuard Cloud page for an access point

  1. Select the Time Zone of the location where the access point is installed. Click Next.
  2. From the IP Address Configuration drop-down list, select and configure one of these options, then click Next.

Screen shot of the Add Device To WatchGuard Cloud page for an access point, IP address configuration

DHCP IP Address

Select this option to configure the access point to use DHCP to request an IP address.

Static IP Address

Select this option to configure the access point to use a static IP address.

Configure the Network IP Address and Netmask, a Gateway on the same subnet, and a DNS Server.

Enable Management VLAN

Select the Enable Management VLAN check box if you want to use a tagged VLAN for management communications to this access point. Select a VLAN ID from 1 to 4094.

  1. Select the Access Point Site settings that you want to apply to the access point.

    Access Point Sites enable you to manage and deploy shared wireless settings for multiple cloud-managed access points. For more information, see About Access Point Sites.

    From the Site drop-down list, select an existing site, or select None to use your own configuration for the device.

    Click Next.

Screen shot of the Add Device To WatchGuard Cloud page for an access point, Access Point Site

  1. Type an Admin Password for the access point.

    This is the administrator password for Command Line Interface (CLI) access to the device. For more information, see Access Point Command Line Interface.

Screen shot of the Add Device To WatchGuard Cloud page for an access point, Device Password

  1. Click Done.
    The access point appears in the list of devices in WatchGuard Cloud.

See Also

About WatchGuard Cloud

Manage the Access Point Configuration

Monitor Access Points