Skip to main content

Wi-Fi Networks

Configuring access point and router modes.

In the current version, SafeUTM does not support Wi-Fi adapters. For wireless clients to work, it is necessary to use special wireless access points or Wi-Fi routers.

To access the internet, users connected via Wi-Fi must be authenticated on UTM, or the Wi-Fi router needs to be authenticated. It depends on the operating mode of the device distributing Wi-Fi.

Access Point Mode (Bridge)

In this mode, the Wi-Fi device enables wireless clients to connect to the LAN.

To do this, you need to individually authenticate all wireless clients on SafeUTM. As a rule, the easiest way to do it is by IP authorization. Use the following recommendations for configuration:

An example of configuring the interface for clients connecting via Wi-Fi can be seen in the screenshot below:
1. Wi-Fi Networks.png

  • – gateway for the wireless Wi-Fi network.
  • – gateway for the local Ethernet network.

If individual authorization of Wi-Fi users is necessary (accounting for traffic and stats of each specific device user), you need to use authorization via web browser. With this authorization method, SafeUTM will take into account each user connected via Wi-Fi. Consider this when planning SafeUTM licensing.

Router Mode

In this mode, the Wi-Fi device hides the wireless network devices behind the NAT. Thus, it will be enough for SafeUTM to authenticate only the access point as one of the users.

An example of user configuration in router mode can be seen in the screenshot below:

  1. Create a user for the Wi-Fi router.
    Users can have any password.
    2. Wi-Fi Networks.png

  1. In the section Users -> Authorization -> IP and MAC authorization create a rule of the following type:

    3. Wi-Fi Networks.png

General restrictions of content filter and firewall for Wi-Fi network must be applied for this user.

With this SafeUTM authorization method, one license per Wi-Fi access point will be used. It will be impossible to separately set up traffic filtering and calculate traffic statistics in reports for individual Wi-Fi clients.