Configure Access Point SSID Settings

Applies To: WatchGuard Cloud-managed Access Points (AP130, AP230W, AP330, AP332CR, AP430CR, AP432)

You can configure the wireless SSIDs that are broadcast by your access points and enable wireless clients to connect to your network.

Access points can have two different types of settings:

Changes to SSID settings require the access point radios to restart to apply the new configuration. During this time, wireless clients will be temporarily disconnected as the new SSID settings are deployed.

Configure SSID Settings for an Access Point

To configure device-level SSID settings in WatchGuard Cloud for an access point:

  1. Select Configure > Devices.
  2. Select the access point you want to configure.
  3. Select Device Configuration.
    The device configuration page opens.

Screen shot of the main Device Configuration page for access points in WatchGuard Cloud

  1. In the Wi-Fi Networks tile, click SSIDs.

Configure SSID Settings for an Access Point Site

To configure SSID settings in WatchGuard Cloud for an Access Point Site:

  1. Select Configure > Access Points Sites.
  2. Select an existing site, or add a new site.
  3. From the Configuration Details tab, in the Wi-Fi Networks tile, click SSIDs.

Screen shot of the Configuration Details page in an Access Points Site

Manage SSIDs

The SSIDs page lists your configured Wi-Fi networks and includes this information:

Screen of the SSIDs page for an access point in WatchGuard Cloud

  • SSID Name — The name of the Wi-Fi network SSID. There are two types of SSIDs, a device-level SSID, or an SSID configured from an Access Point Site, indicated by . From this page you can only add or delete device-level SSIDs. For more information about Access Point Sites, go to About Access Point Sites.
  • Broadcast — Indicates whether the SSID name is broadcast and visible to Wi-Fi clients.
  • Security — The security type configured on this network, such as WPA2 Personal, WPA3 Personal, or Open.
  • Radios — The access point radios that broadcast this SSID.

Add or Edit an SSID

To add a new SSID, click , or click an existing SSID name to edit the wireless network settings. For more information about the configuration settings for an SSID, go to SSID Settings.

Delete an SSID

To delete an SSID, click then select Delete.

SSID Settings

To add an SSID, click .

On each tab, you can configure different settings for the SSID such as wireless settings, access control, scheduling, traffic shaping, and advanced settings.

When you are finished your wireless network configuration, click Add to save the SSID.

Make sure you deploy your configuration changes to your access point after you save the configuration. For more information, go to Manage Device Configuration Deployment and Access Point Deployment History.

Related Topics

Configure Access Point Device Settings

Configure Access Point Radio Settings

About Access Point Sites