The Wireless section of the Network tab can be used to manage and configure WiFi Access Points and WiFi Stations (clients) . This chapter of the user manual is an overview of the Wireless section of RUTX11 routers.
If you’re having trouble finding this page or some of the parameters described here on your device’s WebUI, you should turn on “Advanced WebUI” mode. You can do that by clicking the “Basic” button under “Mode”, which is located at the top-right corner of the WebUI.
RUTX11 routers support IEEE 802.11ac (WiFi 5) with data transmission rates up to 867 Mbps (Dual Band, MU-MIMO), 802.11r fast transition.
The Wireless Overview window provides you with the possibility to configure your wireless access points and wireless clients in both, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, bands.
Above is the overview of the Wireless Overview window. It displays active access points and stations. Here you can turn on or off your WiFi interfaces, remove them or start configuring by clicking on Edit button on the right side of interface. You can also configure your WiFi devices by clicking Edit button in the right side of each table header. To configure your Wireless device as Client press Scan button under chosen band (2.4 GHZ or 5 GHZ) to scan the surrounding area and attempt to connect to a new wireless access point.
The Device Configuration section is used for configuring WiFi hardware parameters.
The General Setup tab is used to Enable or Disable Wireless device for specific radio band, select the operating frequency and transmit power. Transmit Power.
Choose a WiFi channel according to the busyness of other channels. While RUTX11 devices do not provide a function that lets you monitor the usage of nearby WiFi channels, you can download a free WiFi analyzer app on your phone, laptop or other WiFi device and check which channel is least used. RUTX11 routers WiFi works on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. A wireless 2.4 GHz WiFi channel requires a signaling band roughly 22 MHz wide, radio frequencies of neighboring channels numbers significantly overlap each other. Many home networks utilize routers that by default run on channel 6 on the 2.4 GHz band. Neighboring WiFi home networks that run over the same channel generate radio interference that can cause significant network performance slowdowns for users. Reconfiguring a network to run on a different wireless channel helps minimize these slowdowns. Therefore, pick a channel with no other active Access Points and preferably one that has no active Access Point on two adjacent channels on each side as well. If you don’t feel like doing this, set the Channel field to Auto and the router will pick the least busy channel in your location automatically.
The Advanced Settings tab is used to configure how the wireless Access Point will work from a hardware perspective.
The Interface Configuration section is used to configure Wireless Access Points or Clients.
The General Setup tab contains basic options for ESSID and network interface.
The Wireless Security tab is used to determine what kind of encryption your WLAN will use.
The MAC Filter tab is used for setting up rules that allow or exclude devices with specified MAC addresses from connecting to your WiFi network. This tab is only visible when Wireless interface Mode is set to Access Point.
Hotspot 2.0 window lets you enable, disable or configure hotspot 2.0 configuration.
RUTX11 can also work as a WiFi client. Configuring client mode is nearly identical to Access Point, except for the fact that most of the options are dictated by the WiFi Access Point that the router is connecting to. Changing them can result in an interrupted connection to that router.
To begin configuring WiFi Client first press Scan button under chosen band (2.4 GHZ or 5 GHZ) to scan the surrounding area and attempt to connect to a new wireless access point.
After which you will be redirected to the window shown below, where you will see list of available WiFi Access Points in the area. Choose one according to your liking and press the Join Network button next to it.
You again will be redirected to following window, where you will need to enter WPA passphrase or other security password depending on AP that you are connecting to, name yours network (it will be name of your wireless WAN interface) and assign firewall rule.
Next window that opens will be Device Configuration. Values there, mostly, should be left unchanged to avoid connection problems, because they are dictated by Access Point. Other than that, only difference from Access Point settings are in Interface Configuration → General Setup section, where Mode is set to Client, and Network attached to this wireless interface is WAN instead of LAN
Click Save & Apply and if you configured correctly, you will have Wireless Client working.
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