Using an unencrypted Wi-Fi network or falling for a rogue access point puts your users' data at risk. Enable strong encryption and restrict Wi-Fi access to a default network and optionally employ a whitelist of additional networks in order to prevent this.


By default, Wi-Fi is not activated on IGEL OS. To activate it and preconfigure one or more allowed networks, follow these instructions:

  1. In IGEL Setup go to Network > LAN Interface > Wireless.
  2. Activate Activate Wireless Interface.
  3. Do not activate Enable wireless manager, as this would give the user free choice of Wi-Fi networks.
  4. Click Apply.
  5. Go to Network > LAN Interface > Wireless > Default Wi-Fi network.
  6. Check Enable WPA Encryption.
  7. Enter the Wireless network name (SSID).
  8. Make authentication and encryption settings, see Default Wi-Fi Network in the IGEL OS Manual.
  9. Click Apply.
  10. If needed, add further networks under Network > LAN Interface > Wireless > Additional Wi-Fi networks.