Sophos access points, built-in Wi-Fi devices, and Wi-Fi RED appliances allow users to connect to your Wi-Fi network.
You can also use the Wi-Fi expansion module with some Sophos Firewall and SD-RED models.
Sophos Firewall uses port 2712 to manage access points.
The access points get the configuration from the firewall through AES-encrypted communication.
Use the following settings to manage the Sophos access points:
- To allow an access point to connect to your network, select an access point and click Accept.
- To delete an access point after it has been removed from your network, select an access point and click Delete.
- To restart an access point, select an access point and click Restart.
Types of access points and Wi-Fi modules
Sophos Firewall supports the following types of access points and expansion modules:
Indoor access points, such as the APX and AP series.
APX series: You can manage these models using Sophos Firewall or Sophos Central. See the technical specifications.
AP series: You can't manage the AP series from XGS Series appliances. You can manage some of these from XG Series appliances and Sophos Central. See the technical specifications.
Outdoor access points, such as AP 100X and APX 320X.
RED wireless devices, such as RED 15w.
- Integrated firewalls with built-in Wi-Fi, such as XG 135w and XGS 107w.
- Wi-Fi expansion module: You can use this optional module with some Sophos Firewall and SD-RED appliances. For the compatible models, see the following:
The RED 15w and REDs with Wi-Fi expansion module use the DHCP option 234 to communicate with Sophos Firewall or Sophos UTM when they act as a wireless access point.
Managing wireless devices from Sophos Central
You can manage your access points from Sophos Central through its Wireless module. You can manage your built-in Wi-Fi appliances from Sophos Central through Firewall management.
For compatibility and licensing details, see the wireless licensing guide.