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Last update: 2022-05-24

Create a bridge to AP LAN wireless network

Create a bridge to AP LAN wireless network to allow wireless devices to access LAN resources. The wireless network exists on the same subnet as your LAN network.

  1. Go to Wireless > Wireless networks and click Add.
  2. Specify the settings.

    Option Description
    Name Bridge
    SSID Bridge
    Security mode WPA2 Personal
    Client traffic Bridge to AP LAN
  3. Type a password and confirm.

    The screenshot below shows an example of the wireless settings.

    Example wireless settings for a bridge to AP LAN configuration.

  4. Click Save.

  5. Go to Wireless > Access points, and click an active access point. If you don't have any active access points, follow the optional steps below.
  6. Select the zone in which your access points are connected.
  7. Approve the pending access point.
  8. Click the active access point.
  9. Select the country where the access point is located.
  10. In the wireless networks list, click Add new item and select the requested network.
  11. Click Save.
  12. Go to Network > Interface.


    You only need to create a bridge interface when you use the built-in access point on a wireless Sophos Firewall, it's not required when you use a separate access point, for example, an APX 320.

  13. Click Add interface and select Add bridge.

  14. Specify the following settings.

    Option Description
    Name Bridge interface
    Interface Port1 > LAN
    Interface Port2 > WiFi
    Start IP <IP address>
    End IP <IP address>
    Subnet mask /24 (
    Domain name
    Gateway Use interface IP as gateway

    The below screenshot shows example bridge interface settings.

    Example bridge interface settings.

  15. Click Save.

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