SSID or Service Set IDentifier is the name for a wireless network.
SSID’s can be assigned to one or more devices in your InControl organizayion.
Start configuring a new SSID by clicking the Add New SSID button.
The following options are configurable:
Enter an appropriate name for the SSID, if #### is used in the name the sequence will be replaced with the last 4 digits of the device’s serial number
Select the devices that need to have this SSID assigned using “Tags”
Configure the security and encryption settings of the SSID.
The available options are WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise.
transition can be enabled and is applied to devices running AP firmware 3.6.1 or Balance/MAX firmware 8.0.1 or above.
Fast transition activates 802.11r, also called fast roaming, allows fast and secure handoffs from one Access Point to another managed in a seamless manner.
Layer 2 Isolation, which blocks communication between Wi-Fi clients within the same SSID, can be enabled from this section.
Choose to show or hide the SSID; this option only hides the name, not the network itself.
Guest Protect (Pepwave AP only)
The “Guest protect” feature is often compared to “Layer 2” isolation.
While Layer 2 isolation blocks communication between Wi-Fi clients within the same SSID, the “guest protect” feature will block communication between a Wi-Fi client and wired clients within the same VLAN and clients from other VLANs.
This feature can be enabled for devices on a custom subnet.
The custom subnet field accepts IP subnets in CIDR format separated by a carriage return. E.g.:
Bandwidth Management (Pepwave AP only)
A Bandwidth limit can be configured for the whole SSID or for individual clients connected to this SSID.
QoS or network priority can be assigned to the SSID traffic using 3 categories (gold, silver and bronze). With Gold being the highest priority and bronze the lowest.
The option to assign a VLAN to this SSID and tag the traffic can be enabled within the SSID VLAN settings.
In order to implement VLANs, the routers and switches within the network must support VLANs.
To restrict access to the SSID enter the MAC addresses you wish to block or allow access to a specific SSID.
Multicast is a form of communication that allows multiple transmissions of multimedia and streaming data to specific recipients at the same time. When Multicast Filter is enabled any multicast traffic to the wireless SSID will be discarded.
The multicast rate is the minimum speed that a wireless device must be able to communicate at in order to connect to the router. The Multicast Rate can be selected from the drop-down list.
When enabled, IGMP Snooping monitors IGMP communications among devices and optimizes wireless multicast traffic.
Select if the SSID is broadcasting on 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz or both.
Maximum Number of Clients
Configure the maximum number of clients on each frequency (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz).
Select a time schedule for the SSID to be broadcasted
Captive Portal Settings
Select a Captive Portal to be assigned to the SSID.