Deploying a wireless network as a bridge to an access point LAN

You want wireless clients to use the same address range as an access point LAN.

Objectives

When you complete this unit, you’ll know how to do the following:
  • Create a wireless network to be bridged into an access point LAN
  • Ensure that blacklisted devices cannot access the network.
  • Assign the network to an access point
  • Create a bridge interface

Create a wireless network as a bridge to AP LAN

  1. Go to Wireless > Wireless networks and click Add.
  2. Specify the settings.
    OptionDescription
    Name Bridge
    SSID Bridge
    Security mode WPA2 Personal
    Client traffic Bridge to AP LAN
  3. Type a password and confirm.
  4. Click Advanced settings and specify settings.
    OptionDescription
    MAC filtering Blacklist
    MAC list Bad hosts

The firewall contains a defined wireless network and a corresponding virtual interface. Blacklisted devices cannot access the network.

Add a wireless network to an access point

  1. Go to Wireless > Access points, and click an active access point.
  2. Select the country where the access point is located.
  3. In the wireless networks list, click Add new item and select the requested network.

The network is now deployed.

Create a bridge interface

  1. Go to Network > Interface.
  2. Click Add interface and select Add bridge.
  3. Specify the following settings.
    OptionDescription
    Name Bridge interface
    Interface Port1 > LAN
    Interface Port2 > WiFi
    Start IP <IP address>
    End IP <IP address>
    Subnet mask /24 (255.255.255.0)
    Domain name site.example.com
    Gateway Use interface IP as gateway

Clients who access the guest network will now be allocated an IP address from the range specified.