Wireless Settings in a Security Device Overview

The wireless settings specify how a wireless-capable security device connects multiple wireless networks or a wireless network to a wired network. You can configure wireless settings only on a Juniper Networks NetScreen-5GT Wireless security device running ScreenOS 5.0.0-WLAN or ScreenOS 5.0.0-DSLW; these devices can act as a wireless access point (WAP).

When you deploy a NetScreen-5GT Wireless as a WAP, the security device manages a distribution system of one to eight basic service sets (BSSs). Each BSS uses a unique name identifier, called a service set identifier (SSID). Each host within a BSS must have the same SSID as that configured for that BSS on the security device. When configuring the SSID, you bind each BSS to its own interface (and zone); segmenting BSSs enables you to enforce different levels of device authentication and encryption for each zone, and to create rules that control wireless traffic across zones.

Note: When security zones contain wireless and wired networks, they must use separate subnets and connect to the device through different interfaces with logically separate IP addresses.

The NetScreen-5GT Wireless security device supports up to 60 wireless clients concurrently.

Figure 8: Using the NetScreen-5GT Wireless as a WAP

Using the NetScreen-5GT Wireless as a WAP

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