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AP Firmware v2.4 Introduces Third-Party Captive Portal Integration

AP Firmware v2.4 Introduces Third-Party Captive Portal Integration

WatchGuard Access Point firmware version 2.4 delivers a boost to your network! This update brings new features, improvements, and important bug fixes to enhance stability and security.

  • Unlock new features and security enhancements: Firmware 2.4 expands the capabilities of your access points.
  • Stay safe with bug fixes: This update resolves known issues to keep your network running smoothly and securely.

View the WatchGuard Cloud release notes for detailed information on the new features, enhancements, and resolved issues in firmware version 2.4.

Key New Feature

Want more control over how guests access your Wi-Fi? WatchGuard now allows you to integrate with third-party captive portal services. This means you can create a more customized and engaging guest Wi-Fi experience.

Here's how it benefits you:

  • Third-party captive portals can collect richer guest data, including social media login information, for more in-depth analytics.
  • Choose from a wider selection of features offered by different third-party services. This lets you tailor the guest experience to your specific needs.
  • With WatchGuard Cloud, you can set up multiple guest networks (SSIDs) within an access point. Each network can have a unique splash page designed by a third-party service you choose, like Purple Wi-Fi, Eleven Wireless, or GuestAir.

In short, you have more control and flexibility to create the perfect guest Wi-Fi experience for your business. See how to configure a captive portal here

Supported Devices

Wi-Fi 6 models: AP130, AP330, AP332CR, AP430CR, and AP432.

How to Upgrade

Firmware upgrades are included with active WatchGuard support subscriptions. The most straightforward approach is to use WatchGuard Cloud to schedule upgrades for one or many access points. In addition, you can download the applicable package from the WatchGuard Software Download Center.

More Information

For questions, please reach out to your local WatchGuard representative. If you contact WatchGuard Technical Support, please have your registered appliance Serial Number or Partner ID available.

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