Wi-Fi Access Point – AEP

This feature is only available on certain products and models (not available with all devices).

If you are not using a bridge interface, in order for Wi-Fi Access Point to work, you must use a different subnet for the wireless network from other network interfaces (refer to Network Interfaces and Setup > Network Interfaces in the device UI). For example, wlan1 (Wi-Fi) uses 192.168.4.0/24 while eth0 (Ethernet) uses 192.168.3.0/24.

NOTE: For the Wi-Fi clients to get an IP address from an MTCDT-x-247A, you must add another DHCP server under Setup > DHCP for interface wlan1. (For example, go to Setup > DHCP. Click Add DHCP. Check enabled. Under Gateway, enter 192.168.4.1. For Lease Range Start and Lease Range End, enter 192.168.4.100 and 192.168.4.150. Under Subnet, enter 192.168.4.0. For Mask, enter 255.255.255.0. Click Submit and then Save and Restart.) If the wlan1 is under the bridge interface, then the additional DHCP server needs to be configured on the bridge interface. This setup hands out addresses to clients on any interface under the bridge.

To setup the device as a Wi-Fi access point for clients:

  1. Go to Wireless > Wi-Fi Access Point > Wireless Configuration.
  2. Under Wireless Configuration, check the Enabled box.
  3. Enter the Network Name (SSID) of the network.
  4. Under Network Mode, select from the drop-down:  B/G/N-Mixed, B/G-Mixed, B-Only or N-Only. Note: The channel or band can not be changed if Wi-Fi as WAN is enabled.
  5. Under the Network Band, select from the drop-down: 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz.
    1. If you select 2.4 GHz:
      • Under Channel, select from the drop-down: 1- 11 . Default value is 1.
    2. If you select 5 GHz:
      • Under Region, select from the drop-down: USA, Australia, Norway, France, Europe, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, or all channels . Default value is USA.
      • Under Channel, select from the drop-down: 36, 40, 44, 48, 149, 153, 157, 161, or 165 . Default value is 36.
  6. Under Security Options, select the Mode from the drop-down including None, WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK or WPA/WPA2-PSK.
  7. The system provides default values for the Beacon Interval (100 ms), DTIM interval (1 frame), and RTS Threshhold (2347 bytes).
  8. Under Clients, see devices that join the wireless network. The table displays the Name, MAC Address, IP Address, and Signal.
  9. Click Submit.
  10. To save your changes, click Save and Restart.

NOTE: The AEP Conduit does not support Concurrent WiFi Mode (i.e. Concurrent Wi-Fi Access Point and Wi-Fi as WAN at 5G). The mLinux version does support this feature.