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Configuring Wi-Fi

Configuring Wi-Fi profiles for different machines in the network is made easy with Endpoint Central as our product supports Wi-fi configuration for all kinds of operating systems. You can create, modify and delete existing Wi-fi profiles using the Wi-fi configuration in Endpoint Central. The only pre-requisite for deploying a Wi-fi profile is to ensure that a Wi-fi adapter is enabled on all the target computers beforehand. You can turn on the Wi-fi adapter while creating a Wi-fi profile and create multiple Wi-fi profiles. Profiles within a configuration will be applied as per the specified sequence. If you have chosen to delete all configurations first and then create a new Wi-fi profile, all the existing Wi-Fi profiles will be removed from the computer initially followed by the addition of the second profile.

How to configure a Wi-Fi profile in Endpoint Central?

  • In Endpoint Central Console, navigate to Configurations tab --> Add Configurations --> Configurations--> Windows
  • Select Wi-Fi and choose User
  • Specify the Name and Description for the configuration.
  • In the Configure Wi-Fi settings,
    • Select the option to enable or disable a wireless adapter
    • Choose whether you want to create, modify or delete Wi-Fi profile

To add a Wi-Fi profile,

  • Profile: Click Add profile
  • Option: Choose whether you want to add a new profile or import a Wi-Fi profile

To add a new Wi-Fi profile:

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You will have to provide the following details.

Configuration Option Description
Profile Name Name for the Wi-Fi configuration
Security Type
  • No Authentication (Open)
  • WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy): Outdated and insecure encryption, avoid if possible.
  • WPA-Personal (Wi-Fi Protected Access - Personal): Older security, better than WEP but not as strong as WPA2.
  • WPA2-Personal: Strongest security for personal Wi-Fi with AES encryption.
  • WPA2-Enterprise: High security with central server for business use.
  • WPA-Enterprise: Less secure business option using WPA protocol. (802.1x is considered more secure than WPA and WEPA2 Personal)
Encryption Type
  • AES (Advanced Encryption Standard): Considered highly secure with 128-bit keys, it is the recommended encryption type for personal and business Wi-Fi networks.
  • TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol): An older encryption algorithm introduced with WPA, TKIP is less secure than AES.
Connection Preferences - Automatically connect to the configured Wi-Fi network
- Establish connection even if the network is not broadcasting
Overwrite Existing Profiles Choose to overwrite if any existing profiles exist with the same name

To add and import a Wi-Fi profile,

importing wifi in endpoint central

      • Browse the necessary file and drop it in the drop-down menu
      • Enable the option to overwrite a new profile if you want to

To modify a Wi-Fi profile:

modifying wifi in endpoint central

    • Add Profile type ---> Select Security Type ---> Choose Encryption type ----> Add Password
    • You can also enable two options to start the connection automatically and to connect even if the network is not broadcasting.

To delete a Wi-Fi profile:

deleting wifi in endpoint central

          • Choose Delete profile ----> Enable the option to delete all user profiles if necessary ----> Enter Profile Name

After performing the functions to configure a wi-fi profile, follow the steps below:

          • Click Save to save the above mentioned configurations and Save and New to save and add a new configuration.
          • Define the Target
          • Specify retry options if required and deploy the configuration.
          • You can also enable notifications to receive emails based on the specified frequency.
          • Click on the Deploy button to deploy the Wi-Fi configuration in all the targets.
          • To save the configuration as draft, click Save as 

You have successfully configured Wi-Fi profiles for Windows machines