Knowledge Base | Wireless

1. Add a Separate Wireless Network for Guests

This article demonstrates how to set up a separate Wi-Fi network for guests so that you can isolate the visitors from your private network while providing them Wi-Fi service. It requires deploying VLANs on your local network, enabling a second SSID on the wireless AP and linking it to the guest's VLAN.

2. Plan Wireless Coverage with VigorACS 2

This article demonstrates how to use Floor Plan on VigorACS 2 to plan Wi-Fi deployment.

3. Connect Detached Networks by WDS-Bridge

Bridge-WDS is one of the VigorAP operation modes which bridge the LAN networks and accept wireless client at the same time. A VigorAP could connect to multiple VigorAP in the same mode to extend wireless coverage and bridging the network on their LAN ports when a wired connection is not available. This article introduces how to set up bridge-WDS mode between two VigorAP.

4. Improving Wi-Fi Performance

Here's a few tips you may try the following to improve the Wi-Fi performance.

5. Change Country Code in Beacon Frames

Ths country code field of the beacon frames can be configured at Wireless LAN >> Advanced Setting.

6. Join the Wirless Network by WPS

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) allows a wireless device to connect to the password-protected Wi-Fi without the configuration of a password, this is helpful when the device does not have a user-friendly interface. However, WPS is disabled by default to protect the wireless network, you'll need to activate first it when the client is ready to connect.

7. 802.1X Authentication with Self-Generated Server Certificate

When doing 802.1X authentication, some devices (e.g., Windows 8.1 and 10) requires server authentication, which requires the server (here is the VigorAP) to present the certificate information to the client. Since firmware version 1.1.7, VigorAP supports Certificate Configuration, which can generate the required certificate itself, and use it for 802.1X authentication. This article demonstrates how to generate a certificate and set up 802.1X authentication on VigorAP.