Defining a WLAN profile

The following configuration options are provided:

  1. In the Scout Console, in the device configuration, you can create a WLAN profile for a device, OU or for all devices, see below.
    EAP authentication is not supported with this method.
  2. Users can create individual WLAN profiles locally on the device.Local profiles and profiles created in Scout can be merged automatically.This way you can make them connect depending on the user's location.
  3. Corporate WLAN: A WLAN configuration can be distributed throughout the entire company network by using a WPA configuration file with and without 802.1X.
    Users can additionally create individual WLAN profiles locally on the device.Configured WLAN networks can connect automatically depending on location and priority.For further information, see WPA support.

Creating a WLAN profile in the Scout device configuration

  1. In the Scout Console, for the relevant OU, open Device configuration > Network.

  2. On the Wireless LAN tab, click Add.

  3. Edit the following options:

    Option Description
    Profile name Freely selectable name for the WLAN profile
    Connect automatically Note: If the option is cleared, there is no automatic use of any existing Wifi connection.In this case, the user must start a WLAN manually from the live information on the system bar.
    Internet connection test For further information, see Options for all network profiles.
    Medium > Network name/SSID Wifi name / Service Set Identifier
    Medium > Timeout Time period in seconds waiting to connect
    Medium > Channel Selected automatically by default
    Medium > Encryption Authentication type
    • None
    • WPA with pre-shared key (PSK)
    • WPA2 with pre-shared key (PSK)

    To authenticate via EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol), use a WPA configuration file.For further information, see WPA support.

    Medium > Hidden SSID Select this option if a WLAN is hidden.

    Below, the access point MAC address (BSSID) may be entered.If the network has multiple access points, the MAC addresses are separated by semicolons.

    BSSIDs are required for devices to automatically connect to a hidden WLAN.

    IP > Obtain an IP address automatically The IP address is obtained automatically via DHCP.

    Define a timeout value in seconds.

    IP > Use following IP address Alternatively, specify a fixed IP address and the corresponding options.
    Advanced > DHCP settings Specify the behavior for failing DHCP requests.

    If you do not use DHCP options for Scout, we recommend that you select Ignore Scout Server DHCP options.

    Advanced / Proxy

    Define a system-wide proxy server for this network profile, see Proxy configuration.

    The proxy setting you define here is used by the System proxy option in the browser application definition.

  4. Confirm with OK..

To create an individual WLAN profile locally on the device (B), apply the same steps in the eLux device configuration, provided you have the necessary user rights.

To check the network activities on the device, use the Diagnostics feature (Enhanced log level) and the systemd-journal.log file.