Configure AP Devices in the Gateway Wireless Controller

To discover and manage the WatchGuard AP devices you add to your network, use the Gateway Wireless Controller on your XTM device.

The Gateway Wireless Controller on your XTM device enables you to:

Enable the Gateway Wireless Controller

Before your XTM device can discover new WatchGuard AP devices on your network, you must enable the Gateway Wireless Controller on your XTM device.

To enable the Gateway Wireless Controller:

  1. Select Network > Gateway Wireless Controller.
  2. Select the Enable the Gateway Wireless Controller check box.
    The WatchGuard AP Passphrase dialog box appears.

Screen shot of the WatchGuard AP Passphrase dialog box

  1. In the Pairing Passphrase text box, type the passphrase you want to use for management of your WatchGuard AP devices after they are paired with your XTM device.
    This is the passphrase that is used for management connections to each paired AP device.
  2. Click Save.

When you enable the Gateway Wireless Controller, the WatchGuard Gateway Wireless Controller policy is automatically added to the XTM device configuration. This policy allows traffic from the trusted and optional networks to the XTM device over UDP port 2529.

After you enable the Gateway Wireless Controller on the XTM device, the XTM device can detect connected WatchGuard AP devices on your trusted or optional network.

The AP device can also be located on the custom zone network (XTM v11.9 and higher). To allow the Gateway Wireless Controller to discover an AP device on a custom zone network, you must modify the WatchGuard Gateway Wireless Controller policy to allow traffic from the custom zone. For more information on the custom zone, see Configure a Custom Interface.

For more information, see:

Set the Diagnostic Log Level

To generate more detailed log messages for the Gateway Wireless Controller, you can change the diagnostic log level setting.

To set the diagnostic log level for the Gateway Wireless Controller:

  1. Select System > Diagnostic Log.
  2. From the Gateway Wireless Controller drop-down list, select the level of log message detail.

For more information about diagnostic logging, see Set the Diagnostic Log Level.

See Also

About AP Device Configuration

About AP Device Passphrases

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