WiNG Wi-Fi

FAQs - WiNG Wi-Fi

Change the default settings in firewall policy used by your RF controller or access points. Firewall policy is by default called default:

Configuration > Security > Wireless Firewall > Advanced Settings > un-tick L2 Stateful Packet Inspection > OK > Commit (Commit and Save)

The WiNG stands for Wireless New Generation. Symbol Technologies, forerunner of Motorola, Zebra and Extreme Networks, launched this marketing term in the times of wireless switches WS5100 in the moment when they release the third generation of their firmware. In that time (beginning of 2007) it was a breaking firmware with completely new user interface and Cisco-like command line interface.

The third wireless switches firmware called WiNG 3 appeared also in the first units of Motorola RFS6000 RF controllers. WiNG 4 followed on RFS4000, RFS6000 and RFS7000. It brought Wireless Firewall and AP650 support. The lates version is WiNG 5. It is already available for all the RFS controller series, ie. RFS4000, RFS6000, RFS7000 and whole NX platform. Wi-NG 5 is known for its advanced support of Dependent and Adaptive APs including AP650, AP621, AP-6511, AP-6521, AP-6532, AP-7131, AP-7522 and AP7532. CLI is slightly different from WiNG 4. Completely different is the web user interface which is Flash and not the Java any more. WiNG 5 is ready for robust WLAN implementations with many RF controllers and access points. The WiNG 5 does not support AP-5131 or AP100 access point any more.


  1. Decide on the Wi-Fi standard used: 802.11ac, 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11ax.

  2. Define if coverage in the 2.4 GHz and/or 5 GHz band is to be implemented. Access points can be purchased in configurations with one, two or even three radios. The higher the number of radios, the higher the price of the AP.

  3. Design the number and location of APs based on signal measurements at the sites to be covered (site survey).

  4. Decide on the use of an RF controller for central AP management or to increase network security.

Dependent Access Point can work only when having a working connectivity to an RF controller (Motorola RFS4000, RFS6000, RFS7000, NX4500, NX6500, NX9500). Dependent AP has a 3-digits numbering: AP621, AP622, AP650. When the connectivity between Dependent AP and RF controller is broken or if RF controller fails the wireless LAN service is discontinued. That's why a redundant RF controller is recommended when Dependent APs are utilized.

Independent Access Point can work without any dependency on an RF controller. Optionally, it can be managed by an RF controller. Dependent AP has 4-digits numbering: AP-6511, AP-6521, AP-6522, AP-6532, AP-7131. Independent APs are usually more expensive than Dependent APs. Independent AP are suitable for smaller WLAN deployments (without RF controller) or for installtations on remote sites in large WLAN deployments.

Extreme WiNG (formerly Zebra, Motorola and Symbol) Wi-Fi components are using the following default credentials:

  • admin / symbol
  • admin / Symbol
  • admin / superuser
  • admin / motorola
  • admin / admin123

Note: The default password on Wi-NG 5 devices must be changed by the first login.