Wi-Fi Mini-Physical Interface Module Overview
Wi-Fi Mini-Physical Interface Module (Wi-Fi Mini-PIM) for SRX320, SRX340, SRX345, and SRX550M provides an integrated wireless access point —or wireless LAN— along with routing, switching, and security in a single device. Mini-PIM supports the 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless standards and is backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n. The Wi-Fi Mini-PIM can coexist with other Mini-PIMs supported on the SRX Series device.Table 1 provides a summary of the features supported on Mini-PIM.
Typical deployments for Wi-Fi Mini-PIM solution include:
Secure wireless LAN connectivity to endpoint devices of corporate users at remote branch offices as seen in Figure 1. 802.11ac, WPA2, 802.1X, and SSID-to-VLAN mapping features provide secure Wireless LAN connectivity.
Direct network connectivity to the enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The security features on the SRX Series devices secure the IoT devices.
The Mini-PIM inserted onto the SRX series device provides a secure wireless access point connection to multiple clients in a remote location. The following figure illustrates the secure LAN connectivity of Wi-Fi Mini-PIM.
See How to Install the Wi-Fi Mini-PIM for SRX Series Services Gateways
Features Supported on the Wi-Fi Mini-PIM
Table 1 lists the key features supported on the Wi-Fi Mini-PIM.
Table 1: Wi-Fi Mini-PIM Features
Enables transmission of data to multiple clients simultaneously.
Both radios of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands are simultaneously supported. The maximum supported speed is upto 1.2 Gbps.
Virtual access points (VAPs) and VLAN features
Co-existence of interfaces
The Wi-Fi Mini-PIM coexists with 4G LTE, VDSL, T1, and serial interfaces.
Client authentication methods
Client authentication methods supported are Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Enterprise (WPA2 standards) and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Personal (AES-CCMP cipher suits and WPA2 standards).
Benefits of Using the Wi-Fi Mini-PIM
Provides advanced security capabilities (WPA personal and WPA enterprise authentication methods).
Simplifies network design, and provides unified management.
Supports end-to-end segmentation from user to applications with ESSID-to-VLAN mapping.