• DNS Forwarding - Select this option to allow a DNS server to translate domain names into IP
addresses. If this option is not selected, a primary and secondary DNS resource must be specified. DNS
forwarding is useful when a request for a domain name is made but the DNS server, responsible for
converting the name into its corresponding IP address, cannot locate the matching IP address.
• Primary DNS - Enter an IP Address for the main Domain Name Server providing DNS services for
the Access Point's LAN interface.
• Secondary DNS - Enter an IP Address for the backup Domain Name Server providing DNS services
for the Access Point's LAN interface.
17. Select Next. The Typical Setup Wizard displays the Wireless LAN Setup screen to set the Access
Point's Wireless LAN interface configuration.
18. Set the following WLAN1 Configuration parameters:
• SSID - Configure the SSID for the WLAN.
• WLAN Type - Configure the encryption and authentication to use with this WLAN.
• No Authentication and No Encryption - Configures a network without any authentication. This
option also configures the network without encryption. This means that any data transmitted
through the network is in plain text. Any device between end points can see the information
transmitted. This is the least secure of all network configurations.
• Captive Portal Authentication and No Encryption - Configures a network that uses a RADIUS server
to authenticate users before allowing them on to the network. Once on the network, no encryption
is used for the data being transmitted through the network. Select this option to use a Web page
(either internally or externally hosted) to authenticate users before access is granted to the
• PSK authentication, WPA2 encryption - Configures a network that uses PSK authentication and
WPA2 encryption. Select this option to implement a pre-shared key that must be correctly shared
between the Access Point and requesting clients using this WLAN.
NX-4500/NX-6500 Series Intregrated Services Platform